NIGERIA TO EVACUATE 200 CITIZENS FROM CANADA

The Nigeria High Commission in Canada says it is set to evacuate Nigerians stranded in that country due to coronavirus travel restrictions. In a statement on Monday, the mission said it had received no fewer than 200 requests for evacuation. To this end, it stated that a Boeing 777 aircraft operated by Air Peace had…

COVID-19: DANA AIRLINES SUSPENDS FLIGHTS OPERATIONS

Dana Airlines has announced the suspension of all its scheduled flight operations for 14 days, effective from midnight of March 25. Mr Kingsley Ezenwa, Media and Communications Manager of the airlines, made this known in a statement in Lagos on Wednesday. Ezenwa said that the suspension was in response to the recent developments on COVID-19,…

BRITISH AIRWAYS APOLOGISES OVER ABANDONMENT OF NIGERIAN PASSENGERS

British Airways has confirmed that some of its abandoned Nigerian passengers in Accra, Ghana, made private travel plans from the country to Nigeria. The airline, however, apologised for the abandonment of the passengers in the former Gold Coast country, saying it was due to inadequate accommodation space in Accra.  A statement by Mr. Kola Olayinka,…

FRSC ‘can no longer’ fine motorists, court rules

The court says FRSC could not turn itself into a court of law by punishing motorists. John Tsoho, a judge, held that the commission could not turn itself into a court of law by punishing those who commit traffic offences. Tope Alabi, a lawyer, had approached the court to declare that only a court of…

FG declares free train ride from Lagos to Ibadan

Ahead of the Christmas and New Year festivities, the Federal Government on Saturday declared free train ride from Lagos to Ibadan. This followed the test-run of the section of the 157-kilometer project from Fagba in Lagos to Ibadan where the standard gauge train terminates. Minister of Transportation,  Rotimi Amaechi who flagged off the train service…

Over 2,400 Nigerian passengers face flight cancellations as BA pilots go on strike

Over 2,400 Nigerian passengers who booked British Airways may have had their flights cancelled since Monday when the airline’s pilots union went ahead with a strike. The strike had forced British Airways to cancel “nearly 100 percent” of flights for Monday and Tuesday. The strike was called for by the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA)… 

Federal Government to close Lagos-Ibadan Expressway for four months

The Federal Government (FG) has disclosed that some sections of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway would be closed for four months for reconstruction by Julius Berger Nigeria Plc. The road has been under construction since the administration of Goodluck Jonathan. The FG had postponed the reconstruction of the road in the past, but the possibility of another postponement…

BMW CEO is stepping down due to Disappointing Earnings

BMW CEO Harald Krueger is stepping down in the wake of the luxury automaker's weakest earnings performance in a decade. The German company said Friday that Krueger, 53, would not seek an extension of his contract, which expires at the end of April 2020. The board of directors will meet to discuss the issue of a…