Ekene Lionel

Ekene Lionel is an author for The Aviator Africa, covering military aviation. He has worked as a journalist and defense tech writer for 5 years, much of that time focusing on military and emerging technologies.
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Nigeria: lawmakers left stranded as Azman airline delays flight multiple times

Several Nigerian lawmakers in the house of Representatives have been left stranded in the Aminu Kano international airport, Kano state on Wednesday, 23 September...

Ethiopian Airlines resumes flights to Enugu, Nigeria two years after interruption

Ethiopian Airlines has announced plans to resume flights to Enugu Airport from the 1st of October, two years after the African giant suspended flights...

Uganda Airlines prepares for its first intercontinental route to Dubai ahead of World Expo

Ugandan national carrier, Uganda Airlines prepares for its first international flight to Dubai early next month. The new direct route will connect Entebbe International Airport...

Two die in Libya’s helicopter collision

Two people died in Libya on Sunday after helicopters belonging to the Libyan National Army (LNA) collided 130 kilometres (80 miles) southeast of Libya's...

United Airlines expands U.S.-Nigeria route with 80 new destinations

U.S-based United Airlines will begin flying from Virginia, mainland United States to Lagos, Nigeria by September 29, as part of its operations expansion roadmap. The...

Tunisia, Libya lift travel restrictions following new covid-19 vax rule

Tunisia and Libya have agreed to reopen borders and allowing cross-country travel following an end to their disagreement.  Libya closed its border on July 8,...

Six months after, Nigeria yet to locate downed Alpha jet

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is yet to locate the wreckage of its Dassault Alpha jet A/E that went missing about six months ago. The...

Tunisair to reduce Tunis to Belgrade flights

Tunisia's carrier, Tunisair has downgraded its year-round flights between Tunis and Belgrade, Serbia to seasonal summer operations, according to media outlet Ex-yu Aviation. Before the...

Nigeria lifts ban on flights from India

India's airlines can now fly directly into Nigeria following the removal of restrictions preventing them from doing so. The Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19,...
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