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FAAN Increases Passenger Service Charge By 100%

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FAAN Increases Passenger Service Charge By 100%

The reopening of Nigerian air space to domestic flights is welcome news to many, but after reviewing how much flights would cost, the enthusiasm may wane.  Experts say average flights could cost up to one hundred thousand naira as a result of covid-19 security measures in place for domestic flights.

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Meanwhile, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has announced a doubling of the passenger service charge that travelers pay while on domestic or international flights.

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From august the first, FAAN says local passengers would now pay two thousand naira, while international travelers would pay one hundred dollars.  Traveling within West Africa is classified as international.

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FAAN says the increase in passenger surcharges is intended to be used for improvement and upgrade to the airports infrastructure that would enable it to accommodate new airlines.

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Nigeria Records 575 New Cases Of Covid-19

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Nigeria Records 575 New Cases Of Covid-19

Nigeria on Monday confirmed 575 new cases of the Coronavirus, bringing the total in the country to 29,286.

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet stated that Lagos State recorded 123 new cases with the Federal Capital Territory having 100 new cases

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The health agency added that 654 persons have so far died from the virus with 11,828 patients discharged.

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Osun Retirees Protest Non-Payment Of Entitlements Since 2015

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Osun Retirees Protest Non-Payment Of Entitlements Since 2015

Retirees in Osun State under a state contributory pension scheme are protesting non-payment of their pension and gratuity for five years now.

The retirees demonstrated their displeasure with different placards, disrupted vehicular movement at the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi.

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They say the state government had refused to pay their 30 months half-salary arrears (2016 till date), non-payment of gratuities (2015 till date) and non-payment of their monthly pensions since 2015.

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Leader of the protests Niyi Adefare urged the Ife monarch to assist the helpless and some homeless senior citizens to get their entitlements.

He disclosed that despite their sickness and old age, the state government had neglected them.

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Nigeria Records 790 New Cases Of Covid-19, 603 Deaths

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Nigeria Records 790 New Cases Of Covid-19, 603 Deaths

Nigeria’s total coronavirus infections have risen to 26,484 on Wednesday after the Nigeria Center for Disease Control announced 790 new cases.  The center also said more than ten thousand patients had been discharged and the death toll increased from 590 a day earlier to 603.

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Delta State recorded the highest number of cases with a total of 166, followed closely by Lagos with 120 cases. 19 other states recorded new cases of coronavirus including the Federal Capital Territory.

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