Breaking: Passengers stranded, groan as Arik Air workers ground operations at airport (Pictures)

September 14, 2020 Editor 0

Passengers are currently stranded at the Murtala Mohammed airport Lagos following strike embarked upon by the staff of Arik Air over what they described as “poor condition of work”. One of the passengers who revealed this via his twitter handle wrote, “Arik Air workers are currently on industrial action this morning, making passengers to be stranded and causing serious hardship Read More

Breaking: 20 passengers held hostage regain freedom in Ukraine, gunman arrested

July 21, 2020 BBC 0

A stand-off in Ukraine has ended with security forces freeing hostages and detaining the gunman after hours of negotiations, officials say. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov tweeted pictures of the gunman lying on the ground after his arrest in the city of Lutsk. The man had originally been holding about 20 hostages but released three shortly before officers moved in. All Read More

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Breaking – COVID-19: FCTA moves to arrest drivers for overloading

March 22, 2020 Editor 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has directed road traffic enforcement officers across the city to immediately intensify the arrest of drivers who overload their vehicles with passengers. Chairman of the FCT Ministerial Task Team on Traffic Control, Comrade Ikharo Attah, disclosed this Sunday, in Abuja during a media interface. He said at a time when the world is fighting Read More

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Breaking: Horror scene as 15 passengers perish along Ibadan-Ijebu Ode highway

January 28, 2020 Editor 0

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has confirmed 15 passengers dead and over 30 injured after an accident that happened around the Ajegunle Bridge, along Ibadan-Ijebu Ode highway in Ogun state early Tuesday. Ogun FRSC sector commander Clement Oladele whose men were sill working tirelessly to recover victims and rush survivors to hispital confirmed the incident. He said most of the Read More

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Turkish airline to operate right size aircraft – NCAA

December 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Saturday said the Turkish airline would operate with the right size of aircraft to ensure passengers were transported with their baggage.The Acting Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Abdullah Sidi said this after a meeting with the management of Turkish Airline in Abuja. Sidi said in a statement issued by Mr Sam Adurogboye, Read More

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Airbus develops technology to fly plane without pilots

June 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Airbus said it has developed technology to fly passengers jets with no pilots at all. Its Chief Commercial Officer, Christian Scherer, said that the barriers which remain are human: convincing regulators and passengers to accept the planes. “This is not a matter of technology – it’s a matter of interaction with the regulators, the perception in the traveling public,” Scherer Read More

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Rail Transport generates N435,965,777 in Q2

October 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

Revenue generated from passengers who travelled by rail in second quarter of 2018 was put at N435,965,777 as against N413,057,019 in Q1 2018, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), has said. The rail transportation data for Q2 2018 by the Bureau revealed that revenue generated from goods/cargo in Q2 2018 was put at N159,079,963 as against N151,279,394 in Q1 2018. Read More

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Skybird Gulfstream 4 incident: FAAN reopens runway

September 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has reopened the runway 22 of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, it closed due to an accident. It would be recalled that the runway was closed Tuesday at about 2200hours yesterday, after a Gulfstream 4 aircraft operated by Skybird that overshot the runway while landing. It got stuck on the Runway Read More

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Plane carrying 66 people crashes, killing everyone on board

February 19, 2018 Editorial IV 0

An Iranian commercial aircraft carrying 66 people crashed, killing everyone on board, on Sunday in southern Iran, a semi-official news agency reported. A spokesperson for Iran’s Aseman Airlines has told state TV that an airplane crash in southern Iran has killed all 66 people who were on board. Mohammad Taghi Tabatabai spoke to state TV on Sunday. He says the Read More

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Abuja-Kaduna rail receives 10 coaches, 2 locomotives

December 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The Abuja-Kaduna train service has received a boost with the arrival of 10 new coaches and two locomotives to be deployed by the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) in January. Confirming the arrival of the coaches and locomotives yesterday in Abuja, the Station Manager, Idu Train Station, Victor Adamu, told NAN that the new coaches and locomotives had been installed at Read More

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Nigerian airports record 9.2m passengers, 140,552 aircraft movement in 9 months

December 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says a total of 9.2 million passengers passed through Nigerian airports in 140,552 aircraft movements between January and September 2017. A statistics obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) from FAAN in Abuja on Thursday, revealed that 6.38 million domestic and 2.8 international passengers passed through the airports during the period. The Read More

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South Korea boat collision leaves 13 dead

December 4, 2017 Editorial IV 0

At least 13 people have died after a fishing boat collided with a 336-tonne tanker and capsized off South Korea’s west coast. Two others were missing, South Korea’s coast guard said, as a search and rescue operation continued. The chartered fishing boat, the Seonchang-1, had been carrying 20 passengers and two crew during a fishing tour at the time of Read More