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We’ll resume Abuja-Accra operation in two weeks, says Arik

We’ll resume Abuja-Accra operation in two weeks, says Arik

Arik Air, Nigeria’s largest carrier, says it will resume daily flight operations between Abuja and Accra, Ghana, from July 17. According to a statement by the airline, flights between Abuja and Accra were suspended in March following the closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for repairs. The statement said the Abuja-Accra flight would operate

Naija’s Sai Baba Reappears!

By: Okanga Agila Chikelu came up alive with his usual morning quarrels as animals foraged the bushy surroundings around his house. He girdled himself with a wrapper round his waist, the customary apron of his eastern kinsmen, signifying a man who has truly woken up from his house, the previous night. Chikelu, a middle aged

VIDEO: Passengers panic as smoke engulfs ‘Lagos-bound’ aircraft

Twitter user, Oriaku Okwesilieze, took to the social media platform on Tuesday to narrate how smoke engulfed an aircraft reportedly travelling from Port Harcourt to Lagos. Tweeting via @puffypearl, she said, “20 minutes after take off, our aero contractor flight started smoking. For 35 min we were chanting prayers, screaming, panicking”. She added that “the

After reorganising NCAA, FG appoints three new directors at FAAN

The federal government has appointed three new directors and a general manager at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). Henrietta Yakubu, FAAN’s acting general manager, disclosed this in a statement. The development comes after all the directors at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) were relieved of their appointments. Yakubu said those newly appointed

Finally, FG takes over Arik Airlines

The Federal Government has come to the aid of Arik Airline, which has been experiencing difficulties in recent times. According to the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), the decision to intervene “clearly underscores the government’s commitment to instill sanity in the country’s aviation sector to prevent a major catastrophe”. The airline will now be

EFCC officials visit Arik Air

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Wednesday, visited the head office of Nigeria’s largest airline, Arik Air. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the operatives held a brief meeting with the Chairman of the airline, Joseph Arumemi-Ikhide. It is unclear what the visit was all about. When contacted Thursday morning, Arik Air’s spokesperson, Ola