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NAF partners local engineering coy for improved services

The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) is partnering with over 30 Nigerian universities for research purposes and some Nigerian companies as a way of engaging local content in its operations.
An attorney representing families of passengers killed in a Boeing Co 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia said on Friday he will seek sworn evidence from a Boeing engineer who claims the company rejected a proposed safety upgrade to the 737 MAX because it was too costly.

US gives conditions for Boeing 737 MAX to fly again

US aviation regulators on Monday spelled out new requirements for the Boeing 737 MAX before the grounded jet is permitted to fly again.
Wreckage from a fatal midair collision lies in the woods on Friday, July 31, 2020 near the Sterling Highway and Mayoni Street in Soldotna. (Loren Holmes - ADN)

Two aircraft collide, legislator among 7 killed

Two aircraft collided in mid-air on Friday near the Soldotna Airport on Kenai Peninsula in the U.S. state of Alaska, killing seven people, including Alaska House Representative Gary Knopp, Anchorage Daily News report updated on Saturday.
An Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane loaded with medical donations to Africa for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing, from Chinese billionaire Jack Ma and the Alibaba Foundation, departs for Khartoum, Cairo, Asmara and Djibouti from the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane catches fire at Shanghai airport, no casualties

An Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 777 cargo plane caught fire while loading cargo at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Wednesday, the airline said, adding that fire has been contained and none of the crew or ground staff were harmed.

Nigeria extends resumption of international flights to October 2020

The Federal Government has extended the closure of international flight operations from August 19, 2020 to October 15, 2020.
British Airways Boeing 747s parked at Bournemouth airport during the coronavirus pandemic. Andrew Matthews-PA

British Airways to retire Boeing’s jumbo jets

British Airways (BA), the world’s largest operator of Boeing 747s, will retire its entire jumbo jet fleet with immediate effect after the novel coronavirus pandemic sent air travel into freefall.
Ahmadu Fintiri

Adamawa governor refuses temperature check at airport, rejects sanitizer

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has been called out by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) for flouting safety and health protocols as Nigeria battles the novel coronavirus pandemic.

United States pilot safe after aircraft crashes in Afghanistan

A United States Air Force pilot flying an Afghan Air Force A-29 Super Tucano safely ejected before the aircraft crashed during a training flight in Afghanistan, a United States military spokesman confirmed on Friday.
Troops of 26 Brigade Garrison on patrol and escort duties of civilian merchants and commuters along Wala village and adjoining communities in Borno on Saturday had a fierce encounter with desperate and hungry Boko Haram terrorists’, who had laid an ambush, ready to pounce on food and other essentials.

DHQ: Troops inflict heavy casualty on Boko Haram terrorists in Borno

The troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, have inflicted heavy casualties on the Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in an attempted attack on Gubio town in Borno on Tuesday.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

Soldiers foil terror attack on Borno village, kill scores

The Defence Headquarters has said that troops of Sector 3 and the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have foiled an attack on Gubio town by the Boko Haram terrorists and killed scores of their fighters.

China criticizes US joint carrier drills in South China Sea

China on Monday accused the U.S. of flexing its military muscles in the South China Sea by conducting joint exercises with two U.S. aircraft carrier groups in the strategic waterway.

Nigeria warns VIPs not to bring aides to airports

The Federal government yesterday warned top government officials and Very Important Persons, VIPs, not to approach airport terminals with their aides or personal assistants, saying such privileges will no longer be entertained once the operation of domestic flights commences tomorrow.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

109 Nigerians nationals evacuated from India, 335 from United States

One hundred and nine of these Nigerians stranded in India as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have returned to the country while 335 people returned to the country from the United States on Saturday.
This compelled the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in the country, Mr. Edward Kallon, to suspend all air expedition in the area for a week.

UN suspends air services in North East over attack on helicopter

The helicopter had planned to pick some aid workers in Damasak to Maiduguri on Friday when it aborted its plan as it was shot at by some members of the terrorist group, Boko Haram.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

322 Nigerians return home from United States

The minister added that they all tested negative for the virus and would be subjected to mandatory repatriation protocols outlined by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 upon arrival in the country.

Two US aircraft carriers conduct exercises in South China Sea

The U.S. Navy says the USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier groups are conducting exercises in South China Sea on Saturday "to support a free and open Indo-Pacific."
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar, has commissioned a two blocks of single officer’s quarters at the 305 Special Mobility Group on Tuesday in Calabar.

NAF chief inaugurates officers’ quarters in Calabar

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar, has commissioned a two blocks of single officer’s quarters at the 305 Special Mobility Group on Tuesday in Calabar.
Aliko Dangote

‘Aliko Dangote not a co-owner of Executive Jets’

Dangote has denied allegations that he is a co-owner of Executive Jets Services Ltd, an aviation company, whose operating license was recently suspended indefinitely by the Ministry of Aviation after flouting lockdown guidelines for safety when it conveyed an artiste to Abuja for a concert.

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Zinedine Zidane: Gareth Bale didn’t want to play against Manchester City

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Uche Secondus: Nigeria sitting on keg of gunpowder

National chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has likened the state of affairs in the land to sitting on a keg of gunpowder, ready to explode at a time no one can determine.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

Nigerian government approves gradual reopening of international flights

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has approved gradual reopening of international flights and train services across the country.
The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Rev. Yakubu Pam, made this known while responding to questions from newsmen in Abuja, weekend.

NCPC partners CAN, JNI to end Southern Kaduna killings

The Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) says it is collaborating with the Northern Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the Jama’atu Nasrul Islam (JNI) and the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to end the killings in Southern Kaduna.