Eagles Make History as First Passengers on International Flight out of…

first_imgThe news of the first international flight from the airport threw officials of the Delta State government and indigenes of the state capital into frenzy celebrations.The Boeing 737 aircraft belonging to Max Air, one of Nigeria’s leading airlines touched down at exactly 5:22pm at the Asaba Airport to palpable excitement with members of the state Executive Council, a delegation from the Palace of the Asagba of Asaba and Deltans on ground to witness the historic event.Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and Captain Yahaya Pam, Pilot of the Max Air, described the facilities at the airport among the best in the country and of international standard.Speaking with journalists at the airport, Captain Yahaya Pam said the Asaba Airport runway was among the top three in the country. “It is very smooth, good and long in line with international standards,” adding that the ramp was topnotch.He commended the state government for the facilities at the airport.Okowa represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Honourable Festus Ovie Agas, described the event as a dream come true and a major feat in the fulfillment of the SMART agenda of the state government.He explained that the recent upgrade of the airport especially the improvement on the runway made the feat possible, stressing that a provisional approval was given to the airport to airlift the team to South Africa for their match against Bafana Bafana.Obi Ngozi Kowea, leader of the delegation from the Asagba of Asaba Palace, said that with the successful landing and subsequent take-off of the first international flight, critics of Governor Okowa have been proved wrong, and gave the assurance that the Asaba people were fully behind him in next year’s election and throughout his tenure in office.In their remarks, Delta State Commissioner for Information, Patrick Ukah, and the Director of the Asaba Airport Project, Mr. Austin Ayemidejor, said that the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority NCAA has upgraded the Asaba airport to category six.Members of the Super Eagles boarded the airplane with code number 5N-MHM at 6.55 pm in high spirit en-route the Republic of South Africa ahead of Saturday’s clash with the Bafana Bafana in an AFCON 2019 qualifying game. The contingent arrived Johannesburg at midnight Nigerian time.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Super Eagles players and officials boarding the first international flight out of the Asaba Airport …Thursday evening Super Eagles players and officials made history yesterday as the first passengers to fly out of the Asaba Airport on an international flight to South Africa.The three-time African champions were earlier scheduled to travel by road to Benin City to catch the chartered flight to Johannesburg for this weekend’s AFCON 2019 qualifier against South Africa.But aviation authorities who had declared that the chartered Boeing 737 aircraft belonging to Max Air may not be able to take off from the run way of the Asaba Airport due to technical issues, later gave the airline all-clear signal to land there to pick the Nigerian contingent.last_img read more

Ireland will host three group games and a second round tie during Euro 2020.

first_imgIn all Euro 2020 will be played across 13 European nations with London’s Wembley stadium hosting the final and the semi-finals.The announcement was made in Geneva by UEFA president, Michel Platini.Copenhagen, Bucharest, Amsterdam, Bilbao, Budapest, Brussels and Glasgow are the other cities to secure last-16 ties as well as group stage encounters. While Munich, Baku, St. Petersburg and Rome will each host a quarter final and three group stage games.last_img

StopSpillet received 722 calls during 2019

first_img Spillemyndigheden reports decline in Q2 betting August 25, 2020 Related Articles Submit Danish regulator Spillemyndigheden has released figures from the first year of its StopSpillet initiative, which revealed that the helpline had received 722 calls since last year.According to the regulator, the number of calls are ‘more than expected’ and confirms ‘that there is a great need for a national helpline providing advice and counselling about responsible gambling.’“We can see that most of the players who call fall in the categories of problem and compulsive gamblers. In other words, we get through to those who need us and are able to help many of those who have ended up in an unhappy situation because of gambling,” said Director of the Gaming Authority Birgitte Sand.Head of Division at StopSpillet, Linda Lomborg, added: “Compared to other types of addiction, compulsive gambling is not immediately visible and may be hidden for a long time to the outside world. This emphasises the need for a helpline such as StopSpillet, offering confidential conversations about a problem that can be associated with a lot of guilt and shame.”Since December 2019, StopSpillet has been trialling a live chat function which allows gamblers to reach out to the helpline online. The trial period is due to conclude in March. Share Danish gambling prepares for MitID launch June 26, 2020 Share AIDP adds two new global advisors August 12, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more