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Domestic Airlines Resume Abuja Flights Today



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  • Domestic Airlines Resume Abuja Flights Today

As the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja resumes operations today (Wednesday), domestic airlines have released schedules for the route.

The airlines had between March 8 and 9 diverted all Abuja flights to Kaduna airport following the closure of the Abuja airport for rehabilitation, which lasted six weeks.

Med-View Airline, in a statement by the Chief Operating Officer and Accountable Manager, Mr. Lookman Animashaun, said besides the six daily flights, the flights to Yola, Kano and Maiduguri would be routed through Abuja, which had been the practice.

He said the closure of Abuja Airport brought out the potential of Kaduna International Airport, making the airline to operate daily flight as against the three weekly flights.

“Kaduna has a lot of potential, hence we decided to maintain daily presence there,” he said.

Dana Air, on the other hand, said it would operate five daily flights to Abuja on the opening date.

The Accountable Manager of Dana Air, Mr. Obi Mbanuzuo, also said that the airline had been commended by the Kaduna Integrity Group for its exceptional service delivery.

According to the airline, a letter signed by the Chairman, KIG, Abdullai Umar Ladan, stated in part, “The Kaduna Integrity Group wishes to appreciate Dana Air for its contribution to peace, tourism and security during the renovation of the Abuja and Kaduna airport. We thank you for your contribution to the success of the exercise and we are exceedingly grateful.’’

Air Peace also said flight operations would resume Wednesday, and commended travellers for keeping faith with the airline.

The airline, in a statement signed by its Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah, also commended the Federal Government and the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, for ensuring timely completion of the repairs of the facility.

Arik Air also said it would be resuming scheduled flight operations to Abuja from Wednesday with the Chief Executive Officer, Capt. Roy Ilegbodu, saying that the airline was pleased that the Federal Government had fulfilled its promise to reopen the airport on schedule.

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Sterling Homes Plans To Reduce Housing Deficit



Sterling Homes Limited has said it is committed to working with the government through private public partnership to reduce housing deficit in all the geo-political zones in the country.

The Managing Director, Mr Kunle Adeyemi, said this during an event on the company’s rebranding organised as part of its 10th year anniversary in Lagos on Friday.

During the event, the company while expressing commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction, unveiled its new logo with colours to define its mission and objections.

We want to be present in all the six geo-political zones on Nigeria by providing affordable luxury homes, excellent torch. So for us, there is a need for us to rebrand and have a new direction and vision.

“We want to partner with the government on the present housing deficit; we want to embrace a public, private partnership with the government to reduce the deficit in every geo-political zone.”

The managing director said that one of its unique selling points was its after sales services which was top notch.

He said it ensured that its customers were taken through the journey of actualising their dreams of becoming home owners.

While noting that everyone deserved to have a comfortable home despite the economic situation, he said it had designed a structure payment plan with zero interest in some cases to help intending home owners.

He said it also had provisions for high breed options and developing areas to accommodate various income levels.

Before the end of the year, he said, Sterling Homes would be establishing new presence and projects in other regions.

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Mutual Benefits Drives Financial Inclusion



Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc says it is committed to deepening financial inclusion and creating easy accessibility for insurance in the country.

A statement from the firm on Friday said it expressed this commitment when it inaugurated its South-West region franchise operations in Ibadan, Oyo State.

The Managing Director, Mr Femi Asenuga, said this was part of its efforts to develop the insurance business and create values.

He said, “The role we all have to play is to be ambassadors of Mutual Benefits.

“A franchise is a well-known word and the way Mutual Benefits practices franchise is in our normal style of creating and adding value; we never rest.”

Asenuga said that the firm was working with stakeholders to increase awareness and take its message to the grassroots.

In developed economies, he said, insurance firms owned banks. He regretted that this was not the situation in Nigeria.

He said the firm would provide stakeholders with the platform and support to make them excel as a member.

The Managing Director, Mutual Benefits Life Assurance Limited, Mr Ademola Ifagbayi, appreciated the stakeholders and urged them to take advantage of the franchise.

The Group Managing Director, Odua Group, Mr Adewale Raji, in his address, advised stakeholders to be committed and showcase good character and integrity.

He said, “The Odua investment is owned by the six South-West governments and it is in our interest when economic, businesses and investment spreads across the South-West states.

“This is an opportunity for us to strengthen insurance penetration within the South-West states.”

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CAC Sets Three-Hour Circle For Company Registration



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The Corporate Affairs Commission on Sunday stated that following the successful deployment of an end-to-end registration module, it was now prioritising the reduction of the registration circle for new companies to just three hours before the end of year 2021.

Registrar-General of the commission, Garba Ababukar, gave the indication at a dinner in honour of the Chairman, Governing Board, CAC and Nigerian Ambassador Designate to the Kingdom of Spain, Ademola Seriki.

The commission disclosed this in series of tweets posted via its Twitter handle on Sunday.

“To achieve the target, the registrar-general said the commission was making arrangements to empower over 400 approving officers with working tools to process and approve registration applications either from home or anywhere necessary,” the agency stated.

Abubakar noted that the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic had adversely hampered CAC’s delivery timeline.

He, however, said the CAC was resolutely committed to serving its customers despite being forced to operate with less than 50 per cent of its workforce.

While bidding farewell to Seriki, the registrar-general said he received the news of his appointment with mix feelings as CAC was going to miss his tremendous support and guidance.

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo, described the outgoing CAC Chairman as a man of immense pedigree and endowed with enormous potential to justify the confidence reposed in him by the president.

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