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Tony Elumelu’s ‘Dad Sneakers’ Are A Comfy Travel Shoe Trend We Can All Get Behind

Leave it to Tony O. Elumelu to jump on viral fashion trends and rock the hell out of it. The Nigerian economist, entrepreneur and philanthropist was photographed on his way back to Nigeria from the United Arab Emirates sporting a pair of chunky kicks (Balenciaga dad sneakers) that was once regarded as an ultra-lame concept — and…

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#EndSARS Protesters Ground Lagos, Abuja International Airport Roads To A Halt

Hundreds of Lagos and Abuja residents protesting against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) have laid siege at major road leading into both states. The protesters grounded vehicular traffic along the expressway to a halt at Lagos airport toll gate and also Kuje road and Airport road in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In footages circulating on social media, the…

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COVID-19: Nigeria Raises Alarm On International Travellers Presenting Fake Test Results

The Federal Government has raised the alarm that the’re been an influx of positive COVID-19 international travellers from some specific countries, who have been gaining access into Nigeria by presenting fake PCR results. Dr Sani Aliyu, National Coordinator of Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, disclosed this on Tuesday, in response to the joint Senate committees on Health…

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COVID-19: Air Peace Lays Off Pilots Due To Negative Impact Of Pandemic

Air Peace, one of Nigeria’s largest airline has laid off a number of pilots and cut salaries in order to cope as a result of the economic effect of COVID-19 pandemic on its operations. The airline while announcing this on Tuesday did not disclose the number of pilots affected, but industry sources put the figure at around 70. Air…

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COVID-19: Aviation Minister Says International Flights Will Resume When It Is Safe

On Monday July 27, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 gave a press briefing in Abuja and during the exercise, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika stated that efforts are being made to review the ban imposed on international flights in the country. According to him, the government was planning to reopen the airports for…

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FG Grants Resumption Of 14 Airports For Domestic Flights Operation

On Sunday July 26, the Federal Government announced that 14 airports have now resumed full domestic flight operations following three months shut down of commercial flight activities as a measure to contend the spread of COVID-19. Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who announced this in a tweet through his official Twitter handle, said ministerial approvals for private and…

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Minister Of Aviation Says Meals Will No Be Longer Served Aboard Domestic Flights

Hadi Sirika, Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, has announced that there will be no serving of meals aboard flights upon the resumption of local airports. This is part of new measures to limit contamination and the spread of COVID-19 as flights resume domestically on the 8th of July. Sirika while speaking in Abuja said people boarding…

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Nigeria’s Minister Of Aviation Announces Resumption Of Domestic Flights

On Wednesday, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika announced the resumption of domestic flights in the country. He made this known via his official Twitter account where he stated that Abuja and Lagos airports will resume domestic operations on July 8, while the Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri and Maiduguri airports would resume on the 11th. Other…

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COVID-19: FG Says Passengers, Crew May Undergo Tests After Flight Resumption

As commercial flights in the country prepare for resumption, there’s circulating reports that passengers and crew might undergo COVID-19 tests before every flight. This is as contained in the Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan prepared by the Economic Sustainability Committee chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, The Punch reports. The plan made provision for free Covid-19 tests…

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