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Turkish Airlines’ Nigerian Passengers, Others to Experience Improved Comforts



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In its efforts to continue to delight its customers, Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries than any other airline in the world, has intensified efforts to further improve the travel experience of its passengers in Nigeria and across the world.

In addition to its ever-expanding route network, Kharhiv (Ukraine), Conakry (Guinea), Phuket (Thailand), Voronezh and Samara (Russia) being the latest additions of this year, the airline that flies to 296 destinations in 120 countries excels in products and services designed to take the passenger experience to an even higher level.

According to a Turkish Airlines statement, one of the main advantages Nigeria travelers, who choose to fly Turkish Airlines stand to enjoy, is the exclusive Arrival Lounge at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, a place of rest and relaxation for those who seek comfort and refreshment immediately after they land.

Offering travelers a warm Turkish welcome, the airline said that the Arrival Lounge is located on a 250-squaremeter area, the lounge can accommodate 38 people and is open from 5.00 am until 1.00 am.

“With all its practicality and convenience, the place is designed for comfort, allowing travelers access to all kinds of tools for managing their business, as well as abundant gastronomic options including world-famous Turkish cuisine.

“A library, latest editions of local and international magazines, newspapers and Wi-Fi access, are among other facilities. The visitors will also find relaxation areas, equipped with showers, dressing rooms and an ironing room with staff to attend their needs.

“This is a lounge with exclusive access for Turkish Airlines Business Class passengers arriving in Istanbul and Elite Plus members traveling in Economy Class,” the airline said.

Turkish Airlines Lounges now feature new wireless charging stations that let passengers charge their compatible mobile devices through power outlets located on the tables in the Lounge Istanbul while enjoying high-class services.

The airline statement also that said passengers will also be able to use these stations in Turkish Airlines’ Taksim Sales Office.

“Other services recently implemented by the airline to make overall journey easier for Nigerian travelers include the shuttle available between San Diego and Los Angeles (which passengers can book directly with the ticket number and their contact details.

The shuttle operates between San Diego and Los Angeles between set pick-up and drop-off points.

“For passengers departing out of Los Angeles: Passenger will be picked up at San Diego Zion Market parking lot (Address: 7655 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92111). Drop-off location is LAX Airport Tom Bradley Terminal Departure level.

“For passengers arriving in Los Angeles: Passenger will be picked up at LAX Airport Tom Bradley Terminal Arrival level under the Turkish Airlines sign. Drop-off location is San Diego Zion Market parking lot (Address: 7655 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92111),” the airline added.

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Explore Nigeria With These Top Four Tour Operators



By Ogunfowoke Adeniyi

Nigeria is a beautiful country and one of the thrilling ways to explore this beauty is by going on group tours. Of course, you can visit these destinations on your own but to unearth the real excitement in travelling, it is advisable you go in a group.

Presently, there are quite a number of tour operators that organise tours to different Nigerian destinations. So, it is not difficult to get a tour operator to get away with. However, if you want the best, tour operators in the country, Jumia Travel, identifies some of them.

Social Prefect Tour

Chiamaka Ngozi Obuekwe is the Chief Executive Officer of Social Prefect Tours, a travel brand which organises group tours, school excursions, corporate retreats, holiday packages and also offer tour guide services in Nigeria. Social Prefect Tour is one of the popular tour operators in Nigeria.

Unravelling Nigeria

Unravelling Nigeria is a company that uses an online platform to create awareness on the tourism potentials of every state in Nigeria.

They are dedicated to finding every tourist attraction around the country and showcasing it to the world so that Nigeria can become a top tourism destination. It is owned by Lola Daniyan

TP Adventures

TVP Adventures makes travel easy and affordable. It is a one-stop shop for group tours within Nigeria and Africa. TVP Adventures specialises in cultural, historical and nature tours across Nigeria and Africa.


Tour2Nigeria offers a window to various cultural and tourism potentials available in all nooks and crannies of Nigeria. Tour2Nigeria promotes the country’s rich culture and offer information that is second-to-none to both local and international visitors.

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Nigerian-Canadian, Lola Kassim Appointed New GM for Uber West Africa



Lola Kassim as its new general manager for West Africa

By peter oluka

Uber, Monday, announced, the appointment of Lola Kassim, a Nigerian-Canadian, as its new general manager for West Africa.

Most recently, Lola worked as a Management Consultant with McKinsey and Company where she led teams providing strategic business advice and implementing organizational and operational improvements in the energy, public, and financial services sectors in West and Southern Africa.

A seasoned professional with over 10 years of global experience working at senior private sector and government levels in Africa and Canada, Lola will be responsible for driving Uber’s overall strategy for West Africa, which includes improving reliability and service levels for uberX and creating additional value adds for driver-partners.

“I am immensely pleased to be joining Uber at a pivotal point in the company’s growth and expansion curve. My vision for West Africa, in particular, is to ensure that we are aligned with Uber’s overall objective of creating sustainable, alternative modes of mobility. In addition to creating value for driver-partners and riders, I will also be focused on ensuring that we continue to engage with our key stakeholders and relevant partners with a view to continued positive impact across West Africa.”

Speaking on Lola’s appointment, Alon Lits, general manager Sub-Saharan Africa, Uber said: “As a company that is deeply committed to diversity and inclusiveness, we are excited to have Lola join the team of other incredible women at Uber – who are pushing the envelope towards achieving the global vision of creating value for riders and driver-partners alike. In West Africa, Lola will be supported by a highly skilled and enthusiastic team covering Operations, Marketing, Communications, Legal and Policy. As we often say at Uber, we are #superpumped.”

Prior to joining Uber, Lola spent 3.5 years as a Management Consultant at McKinsey and Company. She also worked as a Governance Advisor with the Liberian Presidency through the

Africa Governance Initiative, supporting a unit driving delivery of Presidential infrastructure priorities. She began her career with the Canadian government where she served as Policy Advisor to senior officials and managed units developing policy, strategy, and business cases regarding socio-economic development programming for Canada’s Aboriginal communities and foreign policy.

A Nigerian-Canadian, Lola holds a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and an MSc from the London School of Economics where she was a Chevening Scholar.

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NIPOST to Begin Banking Services Soon



The Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST), will soon introduce agency banking services in its operation, according to Mr Godwill Magulike, district manager (Ilorin).


Magulike, said that the agency’s banking services would enable Nigerians to send money across the country and beyond, thereby complimenting its courier services.


He said that NIPOST had earlier introduced other products aimed at reviving the postal system, serving the people better and increasing patronage.


He listed the products as money order, electronic stamps and address verification, among others.


“We have come to an era in NIPOST where we have to re-examine the activities of postal service in line with modern technologies.


“We also try to showcase our new products in the market apart from our core posting responsibility.


“For instance, with the introduction of agency banking, people can easily send money to their loved ones, across the country.


“We target bringing out new potentials of the service to meet the present demands in the country.


“This effort requires strong collaboration with the private sector whose investment capital and expertise are crucial.


“We are indeed getting back on track as we are reinventing, embracing digitization, redefining our value proposition and developing new product services”, he said.

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