• Borno State Governor stops his convoy to help stranded family on Maiduguri-Damaturu Highway (Photos+ Video)

    Borno State Governor stops his convoy to help stranded family on Maiduguri-Damaturu Highway (Photos+ Video)

    Help came the way of a family that included a woman, her children ‎and husband whose commercial vehicle broke down on the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway.

    The family was said to have stood on the highway for hours without help until Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima’s convoy heading towards Maiduguri arrived.

    Soon as Governor Shettima sighted the stranded woman and her children by a broken taxi, the Governor stopped his convoy, alighted and met the family.

    After making enquiries, the Governor ordered that a new […]

  • Passengers stranded as Arik Airline cancels Gombe -Abuja flight

    Passengers stranded as Arik Airline cancels Gombe -Abuja flight

    Several passengers including a 4-month-old baby were stranded at Gombe Lawanti International Airport, Gombe, on Sunday following the failure of Arik Airline operators to airlift them as scheduled.

    Some of the disappointed passengers who spoke from the airport in Gombe via a telephone lamented that, the health and safety of the baby and other children that were involved could not be guaranteed.

    They described the attitude of the operators of the airline as non-challant because there was no any notification by any […]

  • Senate to pay fines imposed on stranded Kuje, Suleja inmates

    Senate to pay fines imposed on stranded Kuje, Suleja inmates

    According to reports, the Senate has offered to come to the rescue of inmates in the Kuje and Suleja prisons who are unable to pay the fines imposed on them by the courts as part of its intervention in the decongestion of the facilities.

    The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over the plenary on Tuesday, therefore, mandated its Committee on Interior to visit the Kuje and Suleja prisons to determine “those fined but unable to pay, for […]

  • Commuters stranded in Lagos as LAGBUS operators embark on strike

    Commuters stranded in Lagos as LAGBUS operators embark on strike

    Hundreds of commuters in Lagos were on Monday stranded at various bus stops in due to strike embarked on by operators of Lagbus Asset Management Ltd. (LAGBUS).

    LAGBUS manages the Lagos State owned branded red luxury commercial buses on some routes in Lagos.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some commuters, who were caught unawares by the strike, said they would return home as they could not afford the sudden hike in transport fares by other commercial buses.

    Mr Amusa Johnson, […]

  • Passengers stranded as Arik Air suspends operations

    Passengers stranded as Arik Air suspends operations

    Passengers Arik Air with plans to travel on Tuesday were left stranded as the airline cancelled all of its flight for the day and announced the suspension of its flights, pending approval of its aircraft documentation related to insurance renewal.

    The airline said in a statement announced the temporary suspension of its flight operations that it was working round the clock “to resolve the necessary documentation, which has been a challenge due to the long weekend holidays due to Ed al […]

  • Passengers stranded at Nigerian airports as Aero shuts down operation

    Passengers stranded at Nigerian airports as Aero shuts down operation

    An air of panic and confusion reigned amongst passengers at the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal popularly called (MMA2), following the news of the suspension of scheduled flight operations by Aero Contractor Airlines effective Thursday September 1, 2016. Sadly, the airline rather than wait till the September 1 (Thursday) to halt it’s operation, had decided to cancel some of its scheduled flights out of the Lagos airport on Wednesday (the day of the announcement) thus forcing most […]

  • Passengers stranded as aviation fuel scarcity bites harder

    Passengers stranded as aviation fuel scarcity bites harder

    As the ongoing scarcity of aviation fuel, otherwise known as called Jet-A1 continues to bite harder, passengers were stranded at airports across the country on Monday.

    It was gathered that the scarcity of the product had resulted in the delay or outright cancellation of some of their flights across the country.

    Checks at the domestic terminals of the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos, show that many airlines were forced to either cancel or reschedule most of their flights due to the scarcity […]

  • Governor Yahaya Bello stranded in Kano enroute Saudi Arabia over expired visa

    Governor Yahaya Bello stranded in Kano enroute Saudi Arabia over expired visa

    Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello was on Thursday stopped from traveling to Saudi Arabia for a lesser hajj at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport as his travel visa had expired.

    According to SaharaReporters, the governor had boarded the Saudi Arabia bound aircraft and sat on his reserved seat while his aides were busy processing his travel documents only to ‎discover that his visa has expired.

    Shortly after the discovery of the expired visa on his passport,the visibly disappointed governor had no alternative […]