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30 April 2014

Tanzania's High Commisioner, Daniel Njoolav, states that Tanzania and Nigeria have resolved to improve air links. This will improve trade and air traffic between the two countries.

19 Feb 2014

Competition among local airlines causes airfares to drop. Airline industry analysts attributed this drop in prices to the resumption of Dana Air flights. Although lower airfares benefit customers, there are fears that lower revenue may affect the major airlines ability to maintain their aircraft.

19 Dec 2013

Mabed Ngulani, the Zimbabwean Ambassador, stated that the Bilateral Air Service Agreement between Nigeria and Zimbabwe would soon be finalised. This will result in direct return flights to Zimbabwe, and will also increase the amount of trade between Nigeria and Zimbabwe.

5 Nov 2013

Singapore and Nigeria agree to cooperate with each other in the fields of capacity development, medical tourism, skills acquisition and enterprise development. This may lead to the establishment of direct air links between the two countries.

23 Oct 2013

The Minister of Aviation, Mrs Stellah Oduah, travels to Israel in order to sign an agreement that will lead to direct flights between the two countries.

11 Sep 2013

The former managing director of Arik Air and Camair-Co, Mr Alex Van Elk, announces plans for a new LLC (Low Cost Carrier), set to commence operations before July 2014. The unnamed carrier is a joint partnership between French and local investors.

24 Jun 2013

A new Nigerian embassy opens in Doha, the capital of Qatar, and a delegation of directors from the aviation ministry are negotiating a bilateral air services agreement with Qatar.

13 Jun 2013

Fastjet Nigeria is being formed as a new low cost carrier in Nigeria - it'll be a joint venture between Red 1 Airways and Fastjet, a London listed company.

26 May 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Olugbenga Ashiru stated that, "trans-border cooperation with neighbouring countries is vital in order to effectively deal with Boko Haram". The Minister also stated that, "A decisive phase in the struggle against the terrorist group has commenced".

An ultimatum was issued to the FAAN (Federal Airport Authority of Nigera). This ultimatum was a response to labour issues that had not been resolved. ATSSSAN (Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria) representatives stated that failure to address the disputed issues before the ultimatum's expiration date will result in industrial unrest.

8 May 2013

President Goodluck Jonathon signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with South African President Jacob Zuma, and due to this agreement citizens that have either an official or diplomatic passport are no longer required to obtain a visa in order to travel to South Africa.

Other similar agreements that were signed with South Africa include cooperation in matters regarding defence of the country, the mining and metallurgy sector and the field of information technology. President Zuma osberved that there are already over one hundred South African companies operating within Nigeria, mainly in the telecommunications sector.

12 Mar 2013

Israel and Nigeria are finalising a Bilateral Air Service Agreement that will hopefully result in direct flights from Nigeria to Israel commencing before the next Christian pilgramage, which is scheduled for October.

11 Mar 2013

A 53 year old woman was apprehended at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Monday, as she had a package of Cocaine hidden in her elaborate hairstyle. The passenger was on her way to Pakistan, when she was arrested by members of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

07 Mar 2013

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) announced the widespread implementation of Area Radar Control, in a bid to further boost air navigation services and safety within Nigeria.

28 Jan 2013

The general manager of the airports authority, Yakubu Dati, announced that plans are underway to construct cargo terminals at twelve airports around the country, in order to boost the export of farm produce.

4 Jan 2013

Dana Air resumes flights between Abuja and Lagos.

10 Sep 2012

Air Nigeria Ceases operations after being declared Insolvent.

7 Sep 2012

The Airline resumes commercial operations, due to the lifting of the Government ban on Dan Air's operating licence.

3 Jun 2012

Dana Air flight 9J-922 crashes, and two day's after this incident, on the 5th of June, the Nigerian Government suspended Dana Air's operating licence pending an investigation.

There are three major airports:

Airlines in Nigeria

Arik Air and Aero Contractors are the main Nigerian Airlines.

There are a number of International airlines that fly to Nigeria though, namely:

  • British Airways (London - Abuja, Lagos)
  • KLM (Amsterdam - Lagos, Abuja)
  • Air France (Paris - Lagos, Abuja)
  • Alitalia (Rome - Lagos)
  • Turkish Airlines (Istanbul - Lagos)
  • Lufthansa (Frankfurt - Abuja, Lagos)
  • Iberia Airlines (Madrid - Lagos)
  • Delta Airlines (Offers Accra, New York - Abuja flights as well as Atlanta - Lagos flights )
  • Emirates (Dubai - Lagos)
  • Middle East Airlines (Beirut - Lagos)
  • Qatar Airways (Doha - Lagos)
  • South African Airways (Johannesburg - Lagos)
  • Egypt Air (Cairo - Abuja, Lagos)
  • Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Abba - Lagos, Abuja)
  • Kenya Airways (Nairobi - Lagos)

Facts and Information

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, with a population of 162.4 million people, this means that it is has the seventh highest population in the World.

The official currency of Nigeria is the Nigerian naira (₦)

The Official Languages of Nigeria are: English, Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba.

The country code for Nigeria is +234. To dial into Nigeria use +234 followed by the number you wish to dial.

Nigeria is the largest oil-producer on the continent and has the third-largest economy in Africa.

The Country enjoys a varied climate, it's equatorial in the south, tropical in the central regions and arid in the north.

Most Populated Cities

Name of City
Lagos Enugu
Abuja Kaduna
Kano Benin City
Port Harcourt Onitsha
Ibadan Maiduguri
Ilorin Zaria
Calabar Warri

World Heritage Sites

Nigeria is home to two world heritage sites - Sukur and Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove.