Category Archives: TRAVEL

FG yet to remove 5% VAT in air transport

About nine months into the Federal Government’s suspension of mandatory five per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) in air transport, airlines are yet to see the implementation.Airlines operators Monday, said their unrelenting pressure on relevant ministries notwithstanding, “nothing has changed” as government continued to collect VAT on air fares issued in the country. Recall that the Federal Government, in an

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FG bans Boeing 737 Max airplanes in Nigeria

The Federal Government on Wednesday announced a ban on all Boeing 737 Max airplanes from flying in Nigeria’s airspace until further notice. There have been questions surrounding the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts following its crash in Ethiopia over the weekend, a development which has triggered some reactions from airlines, aviation regulators and the world’s biggest plane maker

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Pressure mounts on U.S., Boeing to ground B737 Max

Australia, UK ban model, NCAA reassures stakeholders of safety Pressure is mounting on the United States and its aircraft manufacturing giant, Boeing, to ground the embattled Boeing737Max plane over safety concerns. The subtle protest further gained momentum when Australia and the United Kingdom yesterday banned the aircraft from their airspace, a day after China, Indonesia, Ethiopia and India wielded the

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No controversial Boeing 737 Max in Nigeria, govt clarifies

The Minister of State (Aviation), Hadi Sirika, yesterday assured the flying public that the nation does not have any Boeing 737 Max on its register to warrant alarm. He gave the assurance following the panic generated by the crash involving a make of the plane belonging to the Ethiopian Airlines that killed all 149 passengers and eight crewmembers in Addis

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Two Nigerians, 155 others die in plane crash

Envoy Bashua, Adesanmi killed in Ethiopia Two Nigerians, Ambassador Abiodun Bashua, and Prof. Pius Adesanmi, were among the157 persons who died in yesterday’s air crash involving Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing737MAX plane that had barely taken off from the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. Bashua was United Nations and African Union Deputy Joint Special Representative in Darfur, Sudan. Adesanmi, a writer,

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