Nigeria Air relaunch grounded  

Nigeria has suspended plans to relaunch its national airline two months after the attempt to revive the carrier was announced.

Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika broke the news on Twitter after a cabinet meeting, saying ministers had made ‘the tough decision’ to suspend the project.

No reason has been given for the about-turn. The airline, which was set to be called Nigeria Air, was launched at an international air show in the UK in July, and was due to start flying in December.