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Qatar Airways Leads Top 20 Airlines For 2022

Qatar Airways emerged as the world’s best airline at the recently concluded Skytrax World Airline Awards 2022

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Qatar Airways emerged as the world’s best airline at the recently concluded Skytrax World Airline Awards 2022. 

Investors King learnt that 20 airlines across the globe were picked for their outstanding services. While Qatar Airways top the list, Singapore Airlines and Emirates Airlines were ranked in second and third place, respectively. 

It should be noted that Qatar Airways won the prestigious award for a record seventh time in a ceremony held at Langham Hotel in London, United Kingdom. 

The Group Chief Executive of Qatar Airways, H.E Mr Akbar Al Baker said: “To be named as the World’s Best Airline was always a goal when Qatar Airways was created, but to win it for the seventh time and pick up three additional awards is a testament to all the hard work of our incredible employees”.

According to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Skytrax, Edward Plaisted, “Qatar Airways was the largest airline to have flown consistently throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, with their network never falling below 30 destinations,”. He stated. 

The best airlines were determined from a pool of hundreds of airlines operating along different routes. 

Between September 2021 and August 2022, Skytrax conducted an online customers survey in various languages which include English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese to determine the top 20 from a list of 350 airlines that featured in the final result. 

Meanwhile, Skytrax further breakdown the award into subcategories. For instance, Singapore Airlines won the best first-class cabin award, while Qatar Airways grabbed the best business class service.  

Virgin Atlantic was awarded the best premium economy while Emirate Airlines won the best economy cabin. Singapore Airlines was also awarded the best Cabin Staff while All Nippon Airways (ANA) won the best cabin cleanliness. 

Below is a list of the top 20 airlines for the year 2022

  1. Qatar Airways
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. Emirate Airlines
  4. All Nippon Airways (ANA)
  5. Qantas Airways 
  6. Japan Airlines 
  7. Turkish Airlines
  8. Air France
  9. Korean Air
  10. Swiss International Airlines 
  11. British Airways
  12. Etihad Airways
  13. China Southern 
  14. Hainan Airlines 
  15. Lufthansa
  16. Cathay Pacific
  17. KLM
  18. Eva Air
  19. Virgin Atlantic
  20. Vistara

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Passengers Groan as Air Tickets Increase by More than 100%

The price of Jet A1 which was N200 in December 2021 is currently sold at N800 per liter

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Travelers have lamented the arbitrary increase in air tickets. The increase which has now caused one-way tickets from Abuja to Lagos to rise above N150,00 has been blamed on the scarcity of aviation fuel also known as Jet A1. 

The price of Jet A1 which was N200 in December 2021 is currently sold at N800 per liter. The increase is mostly due to scarcity and the rise in foreign exchange.

A check by Investors King on the booking pages of some domestic airlines shows that a one-way trip from Abuja to Lago on Air peace Airlines costs between 65,000 to 150,000 depending on the flight schedule. 

On Air peace, Lagos to Anambra on 23rd of December  2023, goes for N150,000.

Similarly, while a lot of near-date seats have been sold out on MaxAir, medium-distance date ranges between N65,000 to 80,000 nairas.

The same thing goes for Dana Airlines. A check on Dana Airlines shows between N66,000 to N85,000 from Abuja to Lagos on an economy ticket. 

According to some industry experts, other factors that are driving the price of air tickets include the demand that often comes with the yuletide period.

Looking at the available seats, it is obvious that many people had already booked seats ahead of the festive period. Additionally, the demand for air tickets was also driven by the political season. 

Investors King understands that campaign activities often drive the demand for air tickets as politicians and their supporters move from one state to the other. 

Furthermore, the Nigerian aviation industry is faced with high operating costs, taxes, and surcharges. 

Airlines also have to pay for landing costs and multiple aviation agencies’ charges among others. 

It will be recalled that in February 2022, Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) pegged one-way ticket fares to a minimum of N50,000 amid the scarcity and sharp rise in the price of aviation fuel. 

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National Assembly Passes Education Bank Bill, Seeks to Provide Interest-Free Loan to Students

Nigeria seeks to establish a structured education bank to provide student loans and support students

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The Nigerian Senate has passed the student loan establishment bill to support Nigerian students and parents/guardians going through tough times.

The bill which was sponsored by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila was passed by the lower chamber earlier this year.

The proposed legislation titled ‘Bill for an Act to provide for easy access to higher education for Nigerians through interest-free loans from the Nigerian Education Bank’ seeks to provide interest-free loans to Nigerian students in the higher institutions within the county. 

Investors King learnt that with senate concurrence,  a clean copy would be produced and transmitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent. 

If signed by the president, the bill will see to the establishment of the Nigerian Education Bank which shall have powers to supervise, coordinate, administer and monitor the management of student loans in Nigeria. 

Additionally, the Nigerian Education Bank will have the mandate to receive applications from students through their respective institutions of learning. The body “Nigerian Education Bank” will also have the power to screen applicants and administer loans to those who met the laydown requirements. 

Without prejudice to gender, religion, tribe, position or disability of any kind, the bill shall ensure that all Nigerian students have equal rights to access the loan. 

While commenting on the bill, the House speaker, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila noted that the bill will ameliorate the hardship being faced by Nigerian students especially those who come from low-income families. 

He added that the legislation will also promote and enhance education among the youth by making it easy to study. 

“A well-educated citizenry was critical to the nation’s development and its ability to compete in the global economy” he noted. 

Although Investors King can not ascertain the requirements to access the loan, sources closer to the development however revealed that the major criteria is to be a student in any of the higher institutions of learning in Nigeria be it a University, Polytechnic or Monotechnic. 

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Best Restaurants in Lagos, Phone Numbers for Delivery and Addresses | Restaurants Near me

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Restaurants – Are you a visitor or perhaps living in Lagos, Nigeria, and looking for restaurants near me? Look no further, Investors King has compiled a list of the best restaurants in Lagos for your convenience.

Their addresses are detailed for dine-in and takeaway service options while their phone numbers are provided for delivery.

Bukka Hut – Fast Food Restaurant

Bukka Hut is one of Nigeria’s leading restaurants and was incorporated in July 2011 as Bukkha Hospitality Limited. The restaurant opened its first outlet as a diner-only outlet on August 1, 2011 and since opened 13 different restaurants with more to come.

Each of the restaurants offers a wide variety of meals that delivers an original taste of homemade meals while prioritizing health hygiene.

Address: Block 69A, Plot, 8 Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase I 106104, Lekki
Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 2AM
Phone: 0700 055 0055
Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · No-contact delivery

Reviews: Ashley Nwadigo “the food was so good! Service was also great! The restaurant was very clean as well. I would definitely eat here again.Bukka HutBrideba Tamaraukuro who opted for the delivery service option, had this to say “The food was amazing but by the time I was done eating it all nutrients were to refuel the time I had used to call customer service and wait for the food. I kept calling the customer service and they still couldn’t remember the correct order. The embarrassing part was when the delivery guy asked me for money due to the mix up at the office when I had already paid for the food before ordering.”

On his part, Miracle Emeka-Nkwor said “The attendants were welcoming and patient. The meal was also tasty and if you’re like me who can’t afford to eat much, you’ll have to request a take-out when you’re eventually full.”

De Bull Restaurant & Bar

Located within Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, De Bull Restaurant & Bar offers world class local and international cuisine perfect for corporate and leisure travelers alike. Styled with cool wooden toned nuances, De Bull sits amidst stunning airfield views. Easily one of the best restaurants in town.

Guests can enjoy bold culinary experiences with skilled service personnel on hand to guide their choices to ensure the perfect pairing. Flight catering for private jet airlines is also available.De Bull Restaurant

Located in: Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, Curio Collection by Hilton

Address: Quits Aviation Free Trade Zone Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

Hours: Closes 10PM ⋅ Opens 6:30AM

Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · Delivery

Reviews – Ayodele Olalekan “De Bull is an amazing restaurant. It deserves the Michelin 2-star designation. Firstly, it is located in an exquisite hotel with executive level services and a private jet hangar for business guests. It has an amazing view of the MMIA runway. The car park is very spacious. There is a security unit at the door, so you are well covered for security. At the car park, you also have to provide your information. Security is 💯”

Aderayo Akindipe “Amazing restaurant, Great customer service, Super beautiful place for a first date
The chicken and chips was really good and the cocktail perfect. The view is beautiful it makes you feel rich even if Sapa dey . Their take out packaging is also nice. All together it was a really good stay.”

Ocean Basket, Ikeja GRA

At Ocean Basket Ikeja GRA you’ll find friendly people, a home-from-home feeling and great value for your hard-earned bucks.

Ocean basket

Address: 58c Isaac John St, Ikeja GRA 101233, Lagos
Hours: Closes soon ⋅ 10:30PM ⋅ Opens 10:30AM Tue
Menu: nigeria.oceanbasket.com
Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · Delivery

Folashade Adegoke “I absolutely love Ocean basket. They have great food, courteous staff and a very neat environment. I had the famous fish, chips, and an extra portion of fried yam. It was of great quality and very budget friendly. I highly recommend.”

Esther Adeola Seriki “I have always wanted a cozy cottage for me and my friends to unwind, catch up and have fun. I checked several restaurants, called some, called Ocean Basket and got an impressive response.
Others weren’t so sure but I was able to convince them we use the place for the hangout. The memories we had there will forever be cherished and I am happy Ocean Basket is part of the story.”

Pondicheri – Indian Restaurant

Pondicheri is one of those multicultural restaurants with a diverse presentation from ambiance to food.

Pondicheri

Address: 2 Folayemi St, Ilupeju 102215, Lagos
Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 11PM
Phone: 0906 800 8000
Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · Delivery

Reviews – Joshua Obiabo Ehoche “I ended up coming to Pondicheri after visiting two other Indian Restaurants in the hope of a good.dinner. I have to say I was blown away from the entrance, beautiful scenery, amazing ambience, beautiful artworks, very clean environment and well as clean toilets. Then the food as well was amazing and the crux of it was the manager came to check to see if we were comfortable. That’s exemplary service. Food is very affordable for the class and quality of service. Totally recommend I left full and happy.”

kevwe ighomereho “This is a very cozy place for a dinner with the family, the gang or your lover.

The food is tasty, if you love cilantro you would definitely love this place.

Always try their naan cheese, it’s the best!!”

La Giara Restaurant – Italian restaurant

La Giara is one of the best restaurants in Lagos. Beautifully sited on the ground floor of the popular Sheraton Hotel Ikeja, this is easily one of the best Italian restaurants around.

La Giara Restaurant

Located in: Sheraton Lagos Hotel

Address: 30 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Maryland 021189, Ikeja
Hours: Closes soon ⋅ 10:30PM ⋅ Opens 5:30PM Tue
Phone: 01 280 0100
Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · Delivery

Reviews – “I ordered the lasagna which was delicious, the pizza and stuffed mushrooms. The stuffed mushrooms tasted terrible but everything else was great. I love how nice and helpful the waiter was and how quickly our food was brought.”

Christabella Alegbe ” Best pasta in Lagos. The staffs are really nice and they always help recommend the best”

Labule Restaurant

Labule is another modern quick-service restaurant with a wide variety of local Nigerian delicacies. Labule takes pride in its deep cultural heritage and its sole aim is to provide customers with delicious home-cooked meals. Labule meals are freshly prepared daily.

Located in: Jara shopping mall
Address: 22 Simbiat Abiola Way, Ikeja 101233, Lagos
Hours: Closes soon ⋅ 9PM ⋅ Opens 9AM Fri
Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · Delivery

Reviews – According to Topmost “The food was fresh, properly prepared and a great value for the price. I highly recommend Labule Restaurant to the world at large

Faheedah Adediran, however, has this to say “The prices of ‘swallow’ are outrageously expensive for the quality they offer. I don’t recommend it.”

Omololu Ojomo corroborates Topmost’s position by saying “The love I have for Labule these days ehn! Their Amala is the best so far and their Ewa Agoyin and the sauce is just 100% The environment is also very neat and they observe all Covid19 protocols which is a plus. The only thing you may want to be conscious of is their payment method. They seem to always over calculate when their ringing you up. I’ve been charged for more stuff that I bought in the past but I’m always quick to catch stuff like this(the Nigerian in me) so you may want to crosscheck the receipt they give you when you’re about to pay.

Robstone Bar and Restaurant

Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · Delivery
Address: 24 Oduduwa Way, Ikeja GRA 101233, Ikeja
Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 12AM
Phone: 0903 788 8888

Reviews – Shammah Godoz “Some of the nicest security people live here. They let me take photos of the place. Small looking exterior but the insides expand like the mouth of a mollusc. (I was going to go for a worm but I forget the biological name).”

Joseph Ukpong “Used to be Londoners, the ambiance is changed now. I miss the old look and bar attendants. But the food is goooood!!! The chef is still there.”

The Place Restaurant

The Place Restaurant is the place to go when you’re looking for amazing treat, delicious meal selections, and an extensive menu of high quality food–all in a fun, casual, accommodating setting.

Address: Lagos NG, 45 Isaac John St, GRA 101233, Ikeja
Hours: Closes soon ⋅ 10PM ⋅ Opens 8AM Fri
Phone: 0813 656 8455
Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · No-contact delivery

Reviews – Daniel Oluwatosin Ayedun said “The place restaurant located inside Ikeja GRA.

One of the best restaurants in that vicinity.
They have different kinds of food ranging from local dishes to international ones.
The restaurant is clean, tidy and there is enough space inside to dine if you decided to eat there.
Their customer service is good too.
Their food is delicious.
My experience here was great”

Sophia Salem has this to say “Nice place but the food isn’t much, I hope to also get proper customer service from the workers next time…they were too busy gisting to attend to me on time”

Spur Nigeria

Founded in 1967 in South Africa, Spur is one of the leading restaurants in Africa. It offers customers a warm, relaxed dining experience in a comfortable, family-friendly environment. Spur Nigeria pride itself in being a world-class family restaurant, consistently delivering excellent quality to all our customers”

Located in: Landmark House
Address: Landmark Building, 56B Isaac John St, Ikeja GRA, Ikeja
Hours: Closes soon ⋅ 10PM ⋅ Opens 8AM Fri
To Order visit: spurnigeria.com
Phone: 0913 890 3190
Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · No-contact delivery

Reviews – Olagoke Tobi said “The Ambience was great and when we went it was really empty and we had the waiter attend to us properly.

Here are a couple of things to note my last visit; the 25k platter is more than enough for 2 people.

the vegetable salad is pretty much grass with just lettuce and very little carrot.

the meatballs is spicy and you’d enjoy it.

If you don’t take alcohol (the wine in the platter) they can help with milkshake and juice (if they have) but I don’t think it translate in value to the cost of the wine.

If you are just 2, the 22k platter is fine.”

Chika Nzekwe, another customer of Spur Nigeria, said “I have loved every single visit to Spur because every meal has been a hit. Usually, I’d go for the jollof rice on every visit because I like my meals safe but i opted for a burger and it was the absolute best. If you’re a first timer at the restaurant, you should try any of the burgers. I had the cheese and bacon burger(double), it was nicely done and tastes great. The meals are moderately priced, the portions are generous and the ambience is warm and cozy. If you’re looking for a nice s”

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