Connect with us

News and Report

Arik Air Rewards Customers with All -Expense Paid Trip to Brazil

Published

on

Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest airline has rewarded four of
its loyal customers with an all-expense paid trip to Brazil following the
conclusion of draws in the Brazil 2014 sales promotion inaugurated in
March.
The four lucky winners were picked on Thursday May 22nd, 2014 from the
tickets of many loyal customers who flew Arik Air’s business class from
Lagos to London, New York or Johannesburg between March 1 and April 30,
2014. The lucky winners are; Onuegbu Chima Godwin, Fashawe Oluwayemisi,
Aluko Bade and Samuel Bayode.

https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/?view=att&th=1463ad26fdd0983c&attid=0.1&disp=inline&safe=1&zw&sadnir=1&saduie=AG9B_P9wehWTttmXukR-nfIraxiO&sadet=1401188903792&sads=F5swxa6X_HCzPoLs3pkLOgUNQ_s

The draws were supervised by the Director of Consumer Protection
Directorate, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Alhaji Adamu
Abdullahi while Nigeria’s music super star, Ice Prince was a special guest
at the event.
Speaking at the draws, Arik Air Senior Vice President, Operations/Deputy
Managing Director, Captain Ado Sanusi said: “The idea of this draw came
about a year ago when Nigeria qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The aim was actually to fly to Brazil and we have been working on that for
over two years, trying to make sure that we fly Lagos to Brazil before the
commencement of the World Cup finals”.
Captain Sanusi disclosed that the dream of Arik Air to commence commercial
flights to Brazil before the World Cup could not be actualised due to some
challenges but expressed optimism that someday Arik Air would link Nigeria
and Brazil.

https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/?view=att&th=1463ad26fdd0983c&attid=0.2&disp=inline&safe=1&zw&saduie=AG9B_P9wehWTttmXukR-nfIraxiO&sadet=1401188909596&sads=kfESb7HyMu2mztZnu9rgqqX8gOk
The Director of Consumer Protection, NCAA, Alhaji Adamu Abdullahi
appreciated Arik Air’s good gesture of rewarding customers, stressing that
offering all-expense paid trip is a way of cementing the good relationship
between Arik Air and its customers.
The NCAA Director expressed optimism that the airline would do more in the
coming years saying “It is a very good development that Arik is rewarding
loyal customers. I am sure that it is just the beginning. If you had a
direct flight to Brazil, I am sure the number that will benefit will be
more than this”.
Abdullahi who used the opportunity to address the issue of flight delays
and cancellation in the industry explaining that “delays and cancellations
in aviation are inevitable” but however advised that passengers should be
carried along whenever flights are delayed.
He also urged passengers to show understanding when there is a delay or
when there is cancellation of flight stressing that “nobody wants to go up
there for maintenance; because up there, there is no mechanic workshop,
you rather do all the repairs here before you leave. Nobody wants to go up
there when the weather is bad en-route or when the destination weather is
bad.”

Continue Reading
Advertisement

News and Report

Just In: President Tinubu approves N70,000 minimum wage

Published

on

By

 

President Bola Tinubu has approved N70,000 as the new minimum wage for Nigerian workers with a promise to review the national minimum wage law every three years.

 

More details later…

Continue Reading

News and Report

Gov. Zulum Clarifies Son’s Purported Killing Of Chinese National At Indian Nightclub

Published

on

By

The Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has denied reports alleging that one of the sons has been arrested and sentenced to prison for the murder of some Indian citizens.

Reports has it that there were unverified rumours, especially on social media platforms, alleging that the first son of the governor, Umar Zulum Umara, killed the Chinese national during a fight at an Indian nightclub.

However, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media, Abdurrahman Ahmed Bundi, dismissed the reports in a statement on Wednesday.

According to him, no son of the governor was arrested or charged with any crime.

The statement read, “attention of the Borno State Governor’s Media Unit has been drawn to rumours circulating that the son of the Borno State Governor has been arrested for the alleged murder of some Indian citizens.

“This misinformation was published in an online blog, Nairaland, titled “Son of Borno State Governor Murders Someone In India—Politics.” The blog claimed that the Governor also travelled to India, attempting to use diplomatic status to resolve the matter.

“It is on record that Governor Babagana Zulum was on a one-month vacation in Saudi Arabia for the 2024 Hajj and later travelled to Egypt to attend the annual ASUWAN forum conference in Cairo.

“The Media Unit would like to clarify and set the record straight that Nairaland and other online blogs have mischievously spread defamatory content without any speck of truth.

“We hereby warned Nairaland and all those who have spread the false information to pull down this misinformation from its website and platforms within the next 24 hours and offer an unreserved apology to Governor Zulum, his son, and the entire family, or risk legal action. The Governor shall also not hesitate to take legal action against any media outlet that continues to publicise this defamatory information on its platform.

“We would like to inform the public that none of Governor’s Zulum’s son was either arrested or charged with any crime, or involved in any unlawful activities anywhere.

“We urge the public to exercise caution when consuming and sharing information, particularly when it comes from unverified sources and blogs instead of credible media outlets.

“We enjoin all media organisations to engage in responsible journalism of truth and factual verification while recognising the potential harm and psychological trauma the spread of false information might have caused to the Governor’s family.”

 

Continue Reading

News and Report

Over 600,000 Nigerians sought asylum abroad under Buhari – Report

Published

on

By

Over 600,000 Nigerians filed for asylum in other countries between 2016 and 2023, which were years under the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari.

Buhari was President from 2015 to 2023 and handed over to President Bola Tinubu who was sworn in on May 29, 2023, after winning in the general elections the same year.

According to a report released on Wednesday, July 17, 2024, by Statisense, a data collection organisation, of a total of 664,384 in eight years, 355,792 persons sought asylum between 2016 and 2019 while 308,592 sought asylum between 2020 and 2023.

On a year-by-year basis, 66,862 sought asylum in 2016, 91,924 in 2017, 84,624 (2018), 112,382 (2019), 73,233 (2020), 83,105 (2021), 83,402 (2022), and 68,852 in 2023.

The figures indicate a surge from the past years, as Statisense noted that within 12 years – 2004 to 2015 – only 204,791 Nigerians filed for asylum in other countries.

In total, 869,175 Nigerians filed for asylum in the last 20 years, notably from 2004 to 2023.

The report was posted on the organisation’s X.com handle @StatiSense, citing the United Nations Refugee Agency.

In another report shared by the organisation on Wednesday, it was stated that the Republic of Niger topped countries with the most Nigerian refugees in 2023 with about 200,497 Nigerians and a total of 1,268,464 Nigerian refugees between 2015 and 2023.

Niger, a border country, shares proximity with Nigeria’s north, where residents battle a spate of insecurity in the region ranging from banditry, terrorism and herdsmen-farmers crisis.

Another report also revealed that Nigerians topped the list of African countries who sought asylum in Canada in 2023 with about 10,111 asylum seekers followed by Kenya with 1,345.  It stated that 1,345 Nigerians however sought asylum in the United Kingdom and 5,136 in the United States of America.

Source: The Punch

Continue Reading

Trending