Thursday, 24 March 2016

Easter: FG warns airlines against exploiting passengers

Hadi Sirika
The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has warned airlines operating in the country against taking advantage of the heavy traffic during the Easter period to exploit travellers through arbitrary increase in fares.
According to Sirika, the warning has become necessary in view of some of the airlines’ penchant for unwarranted inflation of air fares during festive seasons, thereby causing untold hardship for air travellers.
According to the Minister, rather than cause problems for the travelling public, the airlines should devise better means of improving their services in terms of customer comfort, safe and timely flights, more effective information dissemination and network expansion.
He has also assured Nigerians of the preparedness of all aviation Agencies to ensure safety and security of passengers during the period and beyond.
According to him, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria in conjunction with the Nigeria Police had deployed sniffer dogs at the airports to complement the regular aviation security set-up.
Sirika has also directed the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority to closely monitor the activities of the airlines to ensure strict compliance with all operational rules and guidelines in order to protect travellers against operational misconducts.
He has also congratulated the Christians on the successful completion of the Lent and charges them to use the period to pray for the Buhari Administration as it strives to effect the much desired changes that would ensure better living standards for Nigerians.

Nigeria Has Third Highest TB Cases Globally Says NACA



.22% of patients also have HIV . Low cost test could reduce death rate

As the World marks World Tuberculosis Day today, the National Agency for AIDS (NACA) yesterday released a worrisome information that Nigeria has the third highest tuberculosis (TB) burden in the world with 574,600 cases or 338 per 100,000 of the country’s 170 million population. About 22 per cent of the patients also have Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
In a statement ahead of the World TB Day today, NACA noted: “According to the current national statistics on HIV, an estimated 3.5 million persons are HIV positive, while close to one million are on treatment.

Omoni Oboli is Now Arik Air’s Brand Ambassador.

Omoni Oboli
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Nollywood’s celebrated actress and movie Producer cum Director Mrs. Omoni Oboli has been appointed the Brand Ambassador of Arik Air for a period of one year with effect from March 8, 2016.
Omoni is a talented actress movies Producer and Director. Her recent movie; The First Lady , is still making waves amongst movie lovers.
While announcing this new partnership via the airline's Facebook and Instagram pages; Arik Air said :
‘We are excited about our partnership with #TheFirstLady herself! #ProudlyNigerian #IFlyArik #BuyNigerian
Omoni has been getting lot of endorsements and recognition of recent. From Nunu Milk to Sun
awards and now Arik Air. The future looks brighter for the mum of three boys.
More feathers to your cap Omoni!

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Nigerian Customers Drag Air France to Court over Missing Luggage
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 The issue of missing luggage in aviation continues unabated as Air France incurs the wrath of displeased Nigerian passengers who have taken their case to the Federal High Court, Lagos demanding a compensation of N30m.

Monday, 21 March 2016

There are Things You Can Only say if you Were Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.Find out

  • Those asking me to account for Abacha’s loot are stupid
  • Buhari’s frequent foreign trips are in order .
  • Nigeria was not on the table during Jonathan's tenure.
  • No regret putting Jonathan forward as President .
  As reported in Vanguard today, former President Olusegun Obasanjo in his usual way has expressed angst against those asking him to account for recovered Abacha loot, describing them as illiterates and stupid people. He also said there was nothing wrong in President Muhammadu Buhari’s frequent trips as, according to him, Nigeria needs to be in touch with important centers of the world.

It's #DownSyndromeDay, Parent Shares Experience Raising his Special Child

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On World Down Syndrome Day Greg Jericho writes about his daughter, Emma, pictured.

 When my daughter was born I never thought I’d be able to see past her syndrome, but for her entire life she has defied my expectations

Return To God: Pastor Adeboye urges Nigerians


There is no better time to have a closer relationship with your maker than in times of hardship.
As Nigerians groan under the current economic situations,the General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adeboye, says the solution to overcoming the challenges lies with all Nigerians  resolving to return to God and embracing the path of righteousness.
As reported in The Guardian ,Adeboye who spoke during the inauguration of Redeemed Men’s Fellowship (RMF) of Region Four  Ilorin, Kwara State capital foresaw a brighter future for the nation but emphasized that embracing righteousness is a precondition to enjoying a brighter future as individuals and as a nation. .