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Trump Organization to Go Budget Friendly With ‘American Idea’ Hotel Chain

On the campaign trail, President Trump’s children rolled through dozens of small towns across the country, reveling in the adoration of the crowds. But they were less enamored of the budget-friendly hotels along the way, an assortment of run-of-the-mill offerings that were barely distinguishable from one another. That led to a business idea. On Monday, the Trump Organization announced plans for a new three-star hotel chain with a patriotic flair, echoing President Trump’s campaign slogan about putting America first and reflecting the organization’s promise to enter into new deals only in the United States. The intention is to differentiate the chain, called American Idea, by featuring artifacts of American culture in the hotels, such as an old Coca-Cola machine in the lobby or American-made sundries in the rooms. And while the Trump Organization and its business partner say the down-market move is not about politics, the president’s business is inherently viewed through that lens: The chain will make its debut in little-known towns in Mississippi, a state in the heart of Trump country that favored him over Hillary Clinton by a margin of 18 percentage points. The organization’s business partner in Mississippi is a family-owned hotel company whose co-owner met […]

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Ethiopia Airlines Renegotiating Management Contract for Arik Air with FG

Article from THISDAY newspapers – https://www.nigeriatoday.ng/2017/06/ethiopia-airlines-renegotiating-management-contract-for-arik-air-with-fg/ After few months of prevarication, THISDAY can authoritatively report that the Ethiopia Airlines has been negotiating management contract for Arik Air, which was taken over by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) in February this year owing to the debts owed it by the owners of the airline. Do you need a world class website for your business or oganization? Do you need help with online marketing? Click here THISDAY learnt that Ethiopia Airlines has sent delegation twice in the last two months to Abuja to discuss with the federal government and the Nigerian government had also sent a delegation to Addis Ababa. The focus of the management contract is that Ethiopian Airline will take full management of the airline and also provide technical support. What this means is that the East African airline will have to second some of its ma nagement and technical staff to Nigeria and also code-share with Arik and kick-start some of the international routes, suspended by the receiver manager, when AMCON took over the management of the airline. THISDAY learnt that the initial plan when AMCON took over Arik Air was to hand over the airline to […]

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Shell-Nigeria pledges support for Lagos Ibile Oil and Gas project

The Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo), has pledged to support the Lagos State Ibile Oil and Gas project, as well as ensure regular gas supply to the light-up-Lagos project. Mr Bayo Ojulari, the Managing Director, SNEPCo, made this pledge when he visited the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, on Tuesday at Ikeja, Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the State Government on May 15, inaugurated the Ibile Oil and Gas Corporation (IOGC), as a business arm of the state in the oil and gas industry. Ojulari lauded the State Government for its massive infrastructure projects, aimed at hastening the state economic development. ”We recognise the successes that have been made in the areas of human capacity, infrastructure development, model city agenda, security, as well as making Lagos easy and safe for business. ”We are here to reaffirm our support and commitment to ensure regular gas supply to the light-up Lagos project, so as to make the state safe for all. ”It is also a real pride to see Lagos State take up this initiative of establishing the Ibile Oil and Gas company. ”We are promising to provide all the needed support from […]

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Gambian Airline commences flights into Lagos

The Gambia’s new national carrier, Fly Mid Africa has put an end to the hitherto problem of flight connections across cities in Africa particularly West and Central Africa with the commencement of flight services from Banjul, the Gambian capital with onward connections to Lagos, Nigeria, Dakar in Senegal, Freetown in Sierra Leone and Accra in Ghana. This is sequel to the appointment of Nigeria’s fastest growing aviation and travels conglomerate, Peacock Aviation Services, as its General Sales Agent in Nigeria. Consequently, Peacock has commenced ticket sales in its international head office in Ikeja, Lagos and across all its offices in Nigeria. Fly Mid Africa said the flight services to and fro Lagos and onward connections will be operated with two Boeing 737-Classic aircraft; B737-300 (8 Business Class and 124 Economy Class seats) and B737-400 (16 Business Class and 116 Economy Class seats). The airline said the time has come for business and leisure travelers across Africa to enjoy state-of-the-art and top-notch exclusive flight services in the continent. Remarking on the new flight offering, the Managing Director, Fly Mid Africa, Mr. Bakary Nyassi, said in addition to operating air services in the target routes, Fly Mid Africa is committed to providing […]

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FG Gives Lagos Govt Approval To Reconstruct Airport Road

FG Gives Lagos Govt Approval To Reconstruct Airport RoadThe Federal Government has granted approval to the Lagos State Government to commence a total reconstruction of the International Airport Road from Oshodi area of the state. The State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement from the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Tunji Bello. He commended Nigeria’s Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, for his statesman-like approach to issues and for fast-tracking the process. “We are very appreciative of the good gesture of His Excellency, the Acting President for acceding to our request which is not only very timely but a very heartwarming one. Posterity will never forget this genuine developmental action”, the governor said. He described the approval as a 50th birthday gift to the people of Lagos State, adding that it was a further demonstration of the determination of the present administration to ensure the effectiveness of the Executive Order on improving the Ease of Doing Business recently signed by the Acting President. Governor Ambode also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for providing the enabling environment to attract foreign direct investment into the country. He expressed optimism that with the upgrading of the International Airport Road […]

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