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Npower Batch C Stream 2 Beneficiaries Hopes For Payment Backlog Ahead of Christmas Celebration

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As the year is running out, Npower Batch C Stream 2 beneficiaries are eagerly waiting for their first payment this December after the management of Npower confirmed that payment processes have been initiated. 

Investors King earlier reported that NASIMS, the management platform of Npower informed batch C Stream 2 beneficiaries that it has initiated the payment process for their monthly stipend. 

Npower beneficiaries are paid between N10,000 to N40,000, depending on the various segments available in the Npower scheme. Some of these segments include Npower Teach, Npower Agro, Npower Creative and Npower Health. 

While it is a few days to the end of the year, a number of Npower beneficiaries have trooped to social media, asking and pleading for the payment of their stipend ahead of the Christmas celebration. 

One of the beneficiaries with the name Ola Awosetan said “The best Christmas gift Npower can give is to pay our four months’ backlogs”. 

Another beneficiary with the name Charles Owoade hoped that Npower will pay them before the year runs out, stating that he checks his dashboard almost every hour for updates. 

Meanwhile, amid the recent revelation by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) that over 133 million Nigerians are living in poverty, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (FMHADMSD) has stated that it is not relenting in saving Nigerians from poverty and unemployment through its numerous programmes.

The ministry in a statement added that it is working round the clock through its National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) to lift millions of Nigeria from poverty and enhance social protection for the most vulnerable. 

Established in 2016, Npower is one of the cardinal programmes of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development with the aim to train and empower millions of Nigerian youth.

As Npower, other programmes under the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) include condition cash transfer among others. 

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Air Peace Flight Delayed, Passengers Stranded After Failed Promise of Hotel Stay

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Passengers aboard an Air Peace flight from Abuja to Owerri found themselves in a state of disarray and frustration after a series of delays and unmet promises left them stranded without accommodations.

What was supposed to be a routine flight scheduled to depart Abuja at 4:30 PM and arrive in Owerri at 5:30 PM turned into a nightmare as the flight was delayed until 6:18 PM due to a reported lack of a pilot.

However, midway through the journey, passengers were informed that the flight couldn’t proceed to Owerri because the airport there would close by 6:40 PM.

The flight was forced to return to Abuja, where passengers endured further uncertainty as they waited for over 20 minutes to receive any communication from the airline. Eventually, they were informed of plans to provide a bus to transport them to a hotel for accommodation.

However, this promise was not fulfilled, leaving passengers stranded and scattered around the airport.

One passenger, who had already experienced delays with another airline earlier in the day, expressed frustration at the lack of accountability and protection for travelers.

The incident highlights the ongoing challenges faced by passengers in Nigeria’s domestic aviation sector and raises questions about the adequacy of regulations to safeguard passengers’ rights.

Attempts to reach Air Peace for comment on the situation were unsuccessful at the time of reporting.

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Emirates Halts Check-Ins Amid Severe Weather Disruption

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Emirates, the largest international airline, has taken the unprecedented step of halting all passenger check-ins for the day.

The move comes as the emirate grapples with severe weather disturbances, including heavy rainfall and storms, leading to widespread travel chaos in one of the world’s busiest aviation hubs.

The airline announced that check-ins for all passengers would be suspended from 8 am local time until midnight, as the adverse weather conditions continue to wreak havoc on travel plans.

Despite the disruption, Emirates assured that transit passengers would still be allowed to proceed to their connecting flights.

Dubai, known for its modern infrastructure and bustling aviation industry, has been brought to a standstill by the relentless rainfall and storms.

The inclement weather has resulted in delayed or diverted flights, leaving travelers stranded and adding to the existing challenges posed by the ongoing global pandemic.

Emirates has pledged to exert all efforts to restore its scheduled operations and provide support to affected customers amidst the chaos.

However, the extent of the disruption caused by the adverse weather conditions underscores the resilience and adaptability required to navigate unforeseen challenges in the aviation sector.

As the situation unfolds, authorities and airline personnel are working tirelessly to mitigate the impact of the severe weather on travel operations and ensure the safety and well-being of passengers.

Despite the temporary setback, Emirates remains committed to maintaining the highest standards of service excellence and operational efficiency, even in the face of unprecedented challenges posed by Mother Nature.

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Ethiopian Airlines Group Celebrates 78 Years of Excellence and Innovation

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Ethiopian Airlines Group, Africa’s leading airline organization, commemorated its 78th anniversary with a tribute to its rich history of resilience and innovation since its inception in 1946.

Led by its Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mesfin Tassew, and Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Lemma Yadecha, the airline marked this significant milestone with a special flight to Cairo, retracing its inaugural international service route.

Reflecting on the occasion, CEO Mesfin Tasew emphasized the airline’s enduring commitment to passenger service and servant leadership.

He highlighted Ethiopian’s journey from modest beginnings to becoming a pioneering force in African aviation, introducing numerous innovations along the way. Tasew’s sentiment encapsulated the airline’s ethos of prioritizing passenger satisfaction and continuous improvement.

In keeping with its tradition of community engagement, Ethiopian Airlines distributed Seasons Greeting Packages and Happy Fasting Messages to passengers, embracing the diverse cultural backgrounds of its travelers.

This gesture underscored the airline’s dedication to fostering unity and inclusivity among its passengers, transcending geographical boundaries.

Chief Commercial Officer, Lemma Yadecha, emphasized the airline’s mission to go beyond transportation, aiming to create a sense of belonging for all passengers.

By assuming roles typically held by ground and flight crew members, Ethiopian Airlines honored its dedicated staff and the countless individuals who contributed to its success over the past 78 years.

As Ethiopian Airlines celebrates this historic milestone, it reaffirms its commitment to service excellence and innovation in the aviation industry, promising to continue leading Africa’s skies with distinction and pride.

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