AVIATION: WELCOMING CHANGE IN A POST-COVID ERA

AVIATION: WELCOMING CHANGE IN A POST-COVID ERA

With a pandemic that put the world on a standstill, 2020 was unarguably the toughest and possibly worst year in the history of the aviation industry. However, the corona virus has accelerated and demanded changes that will address the critical issues the industry currently faces in a post-COVID world. Avoid Contact! So far, the aviation […]

CHINYERE KALU: BEHOLD NIGERIA’S FIRST FEMALE PILOT

CHINYERE KALU: BEHOLD NIGERIA’S FIRST FEMALE PILOT

Nigeria’s aviation industry has been male-dominated. Over the years, tons of female pilots have emerged with significant contributions to the industry. Let us take a look at the history of the woman who paved the way by becoming the first woman to fly an airplane in Nigeria. Chinyere Kalu is the first female commercial pilot […]

AN IMPORTANT AVIATION CODE YOU NEED TO KNOW!

AN IMPORTANT AVIATION CODE YOU NEED TO KNOW!

According to Wikipedia, A passenger name record (PNR) is a record in the database of a computer reservation system (CRS) that contains the itinerary for a passenger or a group of passengers travelling together. The concept of a PNR was first introduced by airlines that needed to exchange reservation information in case passengers required flights […]

MY FIRST AVIATION EXPERIENCE

MY FIRST AVIATION EXPERIENCE

My name is Ada. I was born in the 70ies and grew up in a small village right outside of Port Harcourt. My dad was a civil servant and my mom a teacher, so we lived comfortably in my rural township. Growing up back then, travel by air was so rare that I believed it […]

THE MAGNIFICENT GIDAN RUMFA IN KANO

THE MAGNIFICENT GIDAN RUMFA IN KANO

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND Kano Emir Palace as opinions of historian differ as to where actually the kano emir’s palace was located prior to the establishment of Gidan Rumfa, I.e the present Kano palace. Some are of the opinion that the palace was located at Gwammaja, others argued that it was located at Madabo the old Dala […]

THE AMAZING ABUJA: THINGS TO SEE AND DO

THE AMAZING ABUJA: THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria. Built in the 80s, it is one of the best planned and laid out cities in Nigeria. Originally inhabited by the Gbagyi, Bassa Gade, Ganagana, and Koro people, it presently serves as a neutral ground for all the different cultures in Nigeria. Because of its unique positioning, it […]

WHY GBAGYI DIFFERS FROM ALL TRIBES

WHY GBAGYI DIFFERS FROM ALL TRIBES

When others wonder why Gbagyi women place heavier goods on shoulders rather than their heads, it is evidently clear that there’s nothing to marvel about because most people understand that every tribe is destined to ensure its cultural activities are enshrined. History has already revealed that the Gbagyi believe the head represents the king of […]

ZUMA ROCK: THE MONOLITH INSELBERG WITH A HUMAN FACE

ZUMA ROCK: THE MONOLITH INSELBERG WITH A HUMAN FACE

Zuma Rock, the monolithic Inselberg with a human face, is in Madalla, Niger State, to the North of Abuja. It was once described as the unquestionable watchman of the F.C.T. It is the sandy concealment that hangs like a haze over Zuba Town. The other mountains in and around it stays a considerable distance from […]

BEHOLD THE N20 NOTES WOMAN LADI KWALI

BEHOLD THE N20 NOTES WOMAN LADI KWALI

Born precisely around 1952 in Kwalli village, Abuja, Ladi Dosei Kwali was a Nigerian potter who excelled in pottery among women. She learned to make pottery as a child by her aunt using the traditional method of coiling. Kwalli, who later bagged some national and international merit awards; Officer of Order of Niger (OON) and […]

LAROCHE: THE FIRST WOMAN TO PILOT A PLANE

LAROCHE: THE FIRST WOMAN TO PILOT A PLANE

Born 22nd August 1882 in France, Raymonde de Laroche is the world’s first licensed female pilot, who got her groove on the 8th of March, 1910. Since her childhood, Raymonde, formerly – Elise had a fondness for sports as well as motorcycles but after years into her life, she automatically developed a love for automobiles. […]