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16—Vanguard, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 Dana, ASKY partnership commences as Wet-lease aircraft arrives Lagos By Lawani Mikairu LAGOS—DANA Air partnership with ASKY Air commenced on Monday with the arrival of one of the three aircraft that will be used to kick start the partnership agreement that include an interline and codeshare. The wet-leased aircraft, a Boeing 737-7000 touched down at the Muritala Muhammed Airport, Lagos from Abuja around 5:20pm with over a hundred passengers. vanguardnews @vanguardnews @vanguardnews Speaking with aviation reporters, Chief Operating Officer of Dana, Mr. Obi Mbanuzor said the partnership with ASKY involves so many things. The initial partnership has various levels and “what you are seeing now is the aircraft leasing aspect of the partnership, where ASKY will provide us with aircraft.” He however clarified that Dana Air has a lease and interline agreement with ASKY and does not have any deal whatsoever with Ethiopian Airline, ASKY’s parent airline. Mbanuzor further clarified that Dana is not planning to give the Togolese carrier, or any other the “ opportunity to do fifth freedom”. This partnership deal with ASKY gives Dana Air the opportunity to fly early Edo lawmaker gets 2nd term endorsement, pledges more representation By Alemma-Ozioruva Aliu BENIN CITY—THE member representing Akoko-Edo South Constituency in the Edo State House of Assembly, Honourable Emmauel Agbaje popularly called Emilo yesterday got an overwhelming endorsement from members of his constituents across the five wards that make up the constituency. Speaking on behalf of thousands of his supporters who accompanied him to return his nomination form, a leader from his ward, Monday Sule described him as a perfect person. “I want to describe him as a flights to Abuja on an ASKY aircraft with Dana call sign, Dana in-flight services and catering. Mbanuzor said: “ When we announced in February that we are entering partnership with ASKY, it involves so many things and people are already seeing the fruition. The initial partnership has various levels and what you are seeing now is the aircraft leasing aspect of the partnership, where ASKY will provide us with aircraft.” perfect person if not that nobody is perfect; his sense of humility and love for his people made him earn my respect. He listens to people; he addresses the problems. I want to say that for what he has done in his constituency, the sky is the limit.” To the chairman Ward I, Comrade Kehinde Apeji, “One good turn actually deserves another and that is why this movement is a consolidated one to ensure that he continues his positive representation as far as Akoko-Edo South constituency is concerned. He has done well so far and that is why we are giving him another opportunity Monarch tasks Obaseki on devt By Olayinka Latona BENIN—THE Oj’Uzea of Uzealand and Okaisesan of Esanland, Edo State, Chief Solomon Ojiegbai Itoya Iluoba (II), has called on the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki to use his office to address series of challenges facing the community. The monarch made the and mandate to represent us again” Addressing the crowd after he submitted his form, Agbaje pledged to improve on what he has done for his people just as he said they, as lawmakers are to complement the efforts of the executive and not to antagonise. “Some people think the only way legislators do well is to be in conflict with executive but as far as we are concerned, we are a complementary arm of government. For a government that is doing well, it requires our support, understanding and interface between the government and the people." NEWS HOTLINES 018773962, 08052867058 call during a official visit to his indigenes in Lagos, held at Presken Hotel & Tours, Mafoluku, Lagos. Addressing journalists at the event, the young Onogie lamented that his community for decades has been marginalised in the area of basic social amenities and that the indigenes of the community has raised this concern severally. He appealed to the state government to provide the community a befitting medical center, construct good road networks and provide electricity. In his words: "We need development in the community in key areas such as the health centres; there are no doctors, no good facilities there, even the road leading to my Palace is not constructed, there is no electricity supply in the community. “For more than five years, we have not seen electricity. We have really been marginalised." Also speaking, the National President of the association, Mr. Sunny Odidih, said that due to the absence of basic social amenities in the community, indigenes travel to other communities to seek basic education, and medical care.