JUST IN: Friday 8th July Is Arafat Day, Saturday, 9th Eid-el-Adha – Saudi

Day of two Sermons/Khutbah: it’s another single day for Arafat and Jum’ah    The Arafat Day, which falls on the 9th day of Dul Hijjah is Friday, July 8, while Saturday, July 9 is the first Day of Eid-el-Adha, Saudi Authority has declared. Platforms Africa reports that this followed the sighting of the crescent moon on Wednesday evening. It has been announced that the five-da5y Eid Al-Adha celebration will begin on July 9. READ ALSO: No Hajj, Come For Refund, Lagos To Intending Pilgrims as Saudi Dashes Hope of 5,000…

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Ekweremadu: David Nwamini Is 21 Year-Old – Nigeria Immigration

Nigeria Immigration Boss, Isah Jere Idris, opens up on reports alleging that the issuance of a Nigerian Standard Passport to one man who has been mentioned in an ongoing investigation by the UK authorities on human trafficking case did not follow due process.   David Ukpo Nwamini, a Nigerian mentioned in an ongoing investigation by the UK authorities on human trafficking case is 21 Year-old according to the verified passport issued to him by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Comptroller General of NIS, Isah Jere Idris, has declared. Platforms Africa…

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Friends Remember Levi Ajuonuma, Others As Dana Plane Crash Clocks 10 Yrs

How I escaped being killed in the ill-fated Dana plane crash – Kate Henshaw Friends, families and acquaintances today, Friday, June 3, remember the late ace broadcaster and spokesperson for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Levi Ajuonuma, and other passengers of the ill-fated Dana Plane that crashed and killed all passengers and crew exactly 10 years ago. Platforms Africa reports that in an advertorial placed in some national dailies by 36 of the friends of Ajuonuma, they extolled the virtues of the departed soul. The plane, which crashed…

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Why Nigeria’s Local Aviation Doesn’t Run 24-Hour Operations – FAAN

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has hinged its inability to provide 24-hour services at aerodromes nationwide on non-viability of the local air transport sector. Managing Director of FAAN, Capt. Hamisu Yadudu, said extending operating hours at sunset airports attracts add-on costs that airlines can’t bear. Local airlines recently blamed the number of sunset airports and attendant short operating hours, among others, as the bane of flight delays in the industry. They said about 50 per cent of delays would not happen if most of the 24 airports operate into…

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Lagos Int’l Airport Shut, Flights Diverted Over Mangled Corpse on Runway

The international wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, was temporarily shut in the early hours of Thursday after the mangled body of a dead man was found on Runway 18R of the nation’s flagship airport. The identity of the corpse could not be ascertained as of press time. Also, it could not be established whether the dead man was knocked down by an aircraft taking off or landing on the runway. READ ALSO: Why, How Blackout Rocked Lagos Airport – FAAN Tragedy as Nigeria suffers 12th Military Plane…

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Give Us Grandchild Within 12 Months Or Pay N364m Fine, Couple Sue Pilot Son

It’s Payback Time For our Son’s education, Wedding, Couple tells Court An Indian couple are taking their son to court demanding that he and his wife produce either a grandchild within a year or pay $650,000. Sanjeev and Sadhana Prasad said that they exhausted their savings raising and educating their pilot son and paying for a lavish wedding. Now they want payback. READ ALSO: Mother and Daughter Graduate from University, Receive their Masters Degrees in Nursing same day Redeemers School 5 Year-Old Pupil drown during Swimming Lesson EXCLUSIVE: Buhari Declines…

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Again, Airline Operators Warn of Imminent Flights Disruption

The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) has alerted Nigerians to an imminent disruption in flight operations as the scarcity of aviation fuel popularly known as Jet-Al worsens. Recall that the airlines had notified the Federal Government and the general public of the plan to shut down all scheduled services indefinitely last Monday, May 9, over unbearable cost of aviation fuel that currently sells at N700 per litre. In a statement today, the spokesperson for the association, Obiora Okonkwo, noted the fuel scarcity was affecting smooth operations of air transport operations,…

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Nigeria ex-Minister’s Pilot-Daughter, All Passengers Die In Plane Crash

Caverton Aviation Cameroon, owner of the ill-fated aircraft, is a subsidiary of Caverton Offshore Support Group based in Lagos, Nigeria, which also controls Caverton Helicopters used for support services by oil firms   The former Minister of State, FCT, Senator Solomon Ewuga’s daughter, Adzuayi Ewuga, a female pilot, has died in a plane crash in Central Cameroon. Report said the pilot, who died in a mini-aircraft belonging to Caverton Aviation Cameroon, had 11-passengers on board. According to local media reports, the aircraft was flying from Yaounde Nsimalen Airport to Belabo,…

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Not Again, Arik Air, Dana Air, Aero Dump Strike Plan

“We support the efforts by the AON to address the fuel price hike but our passengers would be served, our flight operations won’t stop.”   Three more airlines have joined Ibom Air on the list of airlines that have pulled out of the planned shutdown of flight services  as announced by the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON). Platforms Africa reports that on Friday, the AON had announced its decision to suspend flight operations from Monday. Ibom Airlines Limited (Ibom Air), on Saturday, became the first airline to counter the AON’s proposed…

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Count Us Out of Your Strike, Ibom Air Tells Arik, Air Peace, Aero, Others

Here is the real reason we won’t join their strike – Ibom Air   Ibom Airlines Limited (Ibom Air) has countered the position of the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) on the latter’s decision to suspend flight operations over the hike in the price of fuel. Platforms Africa reports that on Friday, the AON, a group of operators like Arik, Air Peace, Aero, Azman and others, had announced its decision to suspend flight operations from Monday. However, in a statement issued on Saturday by the management of Ibom Air, the…

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