Nigeria’s new national carrier unveiled

It will be known as Nigeria Air and it’s mission is to bring Nigeria closer to the world.

Today marked the beginning of a new dawn for Nigeria’s aviation industry as the new national carrier was unveiled by Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika at the Farnborough International Air Show in London.

Speaking at the event, Sirika clarified that Nigeria Air is private sector-led and driven. He added that, “It is a business, not a social service. The government will not be involved in running it or deciding who runs it. The investors will have full responsibility for this. The Nigerian government will not own more than 5% (maximum) of the new national carrier. The government will not be involved in running it or deciding who runs it.”

With 81 flights on domestic and international routes, Nigeria Air will kick off operations in December 2018.

TwitterNG users have welcomed the idea of Nigeria Air and are hopeful that it will work:

After all said, these Nigerians are super uncomfortable with the Nigeria Air logo:

Police arrest eight Boko Haram members suspected to have kidnapped Chibok girls

The Nigerian Police have paraded eight persons who are suspected to be involved in the kidnap of 276 schoolgirls in Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok in 2014.

The eight individuals, who are suspected to be members of the terrorist organisation, Boko Haram, were arrested by operatives of the Inspector General’s Intelligence Response Team (IGP’s IRT) in Borno, Adamawa and nearby communities.

According to Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari who led the team, “It was an intelligence-led operation. We have been monitoring them for about six months to one year. Eight of them, including a commander, have confessed to being involved in the planning and kidnap of Chibok girls”.

112 of the kidnapped girls have been rescued over the years.

Another sad Nigerian story…

The saddest part of this response is how very true it is!