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Air Peace signs $212.6 million Embraer pact

The deal, according the airline’s spokesman, Kingsley Olisa, is a confirmation purchase rights from the original agreement signed with the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer earlier in April.
Retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said the closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests.

Customs proposes 5% levy slash on imported vehicles

Cost of used and new imported vehicles is set to drop if the Ministry of Finance approves the proposal of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) which recommended a reduction of the levy from 35% to 5 or 10%.
The partial closure of Nigeria’s land border with neighbours will continue beyond January 2020 and will only be terminated until the set objectives are achieved.

Border closure: Federal government urged to replicate action on sea borders

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kam Industries, Kamorudeen Yusuf, has urged the Federal Government to replicate the closure of Nigeria’s land borders by securing the country’s sea borders.
Abuja Light Rail

China to supply three Abuja Light Rail coaches mid 2020

Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) would in the middle of next year deliver three railway coaches from China for the operation of Lot 1A and 3 of the Abuja Light Rail service.
The biennial Dubai Airshow opened Sunday as major Gulf airlines rein back big-ticket purchases after a staggering $140 billion in new orders were announced at the 2013 show before global oil prices collapsed.

Dubai airshow opens as big Gulf Airlines slow down purchases

The biennial Dubai Airshow opened Sunday as major Gulf airlines rein back big-ticket purchases after a staggering $140 billion in new orders were announced at the 2013 show before global oil prices collapsed.
South African Airways on Saturday started mediated talks with unions, one day after its workers launched an open-ended strike that forced the embattled airline to ground hundreds of flights.

Strike: South African Airways hold talks with unions

South African Airways on Saturday held a first round of mediated talks with unions, one day after its workers launched an open-ended strike that forced the embattled airline to ground hundreds of flights.

Official: Dana Air flew 5.4 million passengers in 11 years

Ezenwa said the airline expected to double the figure by sustaining its operational efficiency, increasing its fleet size, maintaining its record on-time performance and raising the bar of its excellent service delivery in the coming years.
South African Airways on Saturday started mediated talks with unions, one day after its workers launched an open-ended strike that forced the embattled airline to ground hundreds of flights.

South African Airways begins talks with unions over strike

South African Airways on Saturday started mediated talks with unions, one day after its workers launched an open-ended strike that forced the embattled airline to ground hundreds of flights.
Workers at South African Airways (SAA) downed tools on Friday to demand higher wages and protest planned job cuts in a strike that has forced the troubled state-owned carrier to cancel all flights and left its future hanging in the balance.

South African Airways hit by crippling strike

South African Airways workers on Friday embarked on an indefinite strike for higher wages and against the national carrier's retrenchment plan, forcing the cash-strapped airline to ground hundreds of flights.

Passengers lament as Rwandair dumps Nigerians’ luggage in Dubai

Scores of Nigerian passengers on Rwandair flight to Lagos on Thursday were left in shock after they discovered that the airline had dropped their luggage in Dubai without their knowledge.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

4,126 passenger luggage lost, delayed it Nigerian airports in September

The breakdown of the missing/delayed luggage indicated that Air France led the pack with a total number of 524 missing/delayed luggage, followed by British Airways with 487; Delta Air Lines, 455; KLM and Royal Air Maroc jointly had 438 missing luggage each, while Emirates Airlines had 364 within the month under review.
An Air Peace flight from Port Harcourt to Lagos experienced a hard landing which caused a tyre burst and damage to the aircraft’s nose wheel at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja Lagos. The aircraft with 133 passengers and six crew members after making emergency landing reportedly veered off the runway on 18R. Photo: Abdullateef Aliyu, Lagos 23/7/19

Accident bureau releases report on incidents involving Air Peace aircrafts

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria has released the preliminary reports on the incidents involving three aircraft, two B737-300s with tail number 5N-BUK and 5N-BQO and a B737-500 with registration 5N-BRN owned and operated by Air Peace and has issued safety recommendations.
Notwithstanding the revenue increase the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, said it has achieved with the on-going partial border closure, exporters are counting their losses as countries within the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, sub-region have started rejecting Nigerian cargoes, apparently, as a form of retaliation against the land border closure.

Border closure: ECOWAS countries reject Nigerian goods

Notwithstanding the revenue increase the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, said it has achieved with the on-going partial border closure, exporters are counting their losses as countries within the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, sub-region have started rejecting Nigerian cargoes, apparently, as a form of retaliation against the land border closure.
The Jigawa Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is to depoy 285 of its staff to ensure free flow of traffic and carry out rescue operations in the state during the Eid-El-Kabir break.

Road accident: Ogun records 301 deaths in 10 months

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Tuesday said that 301 persons died in 617 auto crashes recorded in Ogun between January and October.
SEATTLE, WA – MARCH 22/ A Boeing 737 MAX 9 test plane is pictured at Boeing Field on March 22, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. 737 MAX airplanes have been ground by multiple aviation authorities after two two 737 MAX 8 airplanes crashed within five months of each other. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images/AFP

Boeing expects to resume 737 Max commercial service green light in January

Boeing on Monday said it expects to resume deliveries of its grounded 737 Max planes as early as next month and that airlines could be able to restart commercial service in January, setting off the biggest rally in the company’s shares since June.

FAAN seeks dialogue to avert litigations with partners

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has appealed to all its partners in business to embrace dialogue as a means of resolving issues rather than litigation.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed that the State Government is in the process of acquiring an estimated 32,000 hectares of farmland for rice cultivation in seven states.

Lagos secures $629 million for Lekki Deep Seaport development

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday disclosed that the state government has secured financial closure worth $629 million for the development of the Lekki Deep Seaport.

President Buhari not responsible for non-issuance of airport licence – Bayelsa governor

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has absolved President Muhammadu Buhari of any blame in the alleged refusal of the Nigerian aviation regulator to issue a licence to the Bayelsa International Airport to commence commercial operations despite the absence of any serious safety concern.

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Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi; Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, and Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, during the courtesy visit by PACAC to the Senate President at the National Assembly on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Itse Sagay applauds Senate’s leadership for commitment to service

Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACA), Prof. Itse Sagay, on Thursday applauded the leadership of the ninth Senate for its commitment to service of the country.
Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi; Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, and Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, during the courtesy visit by PACAC to the Senate President at the National Assembly on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Senator Lawan: Senate yet to receive request from President Buhari for Ibrahim Magu’s confirmation

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday said the Senate is yet to receive any formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu.

Edo new police commissioner reads riot act to criminal elements

The new Commissioner of Police deployed to the Edo State Police Command, CP Lawal Tanko Jimeta, yesterday, said he would be firm in carrying out his duty in order to ensure the safety of lives and property of the citizens of the state.
Chidi Izuwah

Federal government approves PPP projects worth $8 billion in eight years

Mr Chidi Izuwah, the Director-General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has said that the Federal Government approved Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects worth eight billion dollars between 2010 and 2018.
Power

Federal government to review ownership of electricity distribution companies

The National Economic Council, NEC, yesterday resolved to review the status of the ownership structure of the power distribution companies in the country.