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COVID-19 vaccines coming into Nigeria must come through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja or they would be declared illegal and immediately confiscated, the Federal Government has announced.

FAAN seeks suspension of 25% contributions to federation account

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has called for the stoppage of its 25 per cent revenue contribution to the Federation Account to enable it address some infrastructure gaps.
An Airbus A380-800 passenger plane of the Emirates Airlines at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Mikhail Tereshchenko - TASS - Getty Images

Airlines groan under new coronavirus safety protocols

Recent safety protocols enforced by many countries across the world, particularly those instituted by both the Nigerian and its United Arab Emirates counterpart by way of flight restrictions, are affecting both nations’ carriers economically.
This sudden world applause is due to the delivery of the first of the 13 brand new Embraer E195-E2 Nigerian Air Peace airline placed order for in April 2019 at the Embraer Business Meeting at Port Louis, Mauritius

Nigeria civil aviation gets world commendation

Nigeria civil aviation in the last one week has been receiving world commendation. The sector which was recently rated as having one of the highest number of unserviceable aircraft in the world is suddenly being seen as one with the highest potentials on the Africa continent, capable of competing with the best in world civil aviation.
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Airline mortality: Aviation experts task operators on mergers

Stakeholders in the nation’s aviation industry have advised domestic airlines to merge into one mega carrier to beat the 10-year ceiling for closure and function smoothly.
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.

How aviation firms shared N5 billion bailout fund

According to a document, ground handling companies, scheduled and non-scheduled airline operators; the National Association of Travel Agencies, aviation fuel marketers as well as airport car hire services partook from the fund.
The Nigerian government has rolled out punitive measures against foreign airline operators flying into Nigeria, particularly those from the United Kingdom and South Africa whose passengers allegedly violated the reviewed travel protocols announced by Nigeria’s regulatory body for aviation NCAA.

Nigeria fines UK, South African airlines for breach of coronavirus protocol

The Nigerian government has rolled out punitive measures against foreign airline operators flying into Nigeria, particularly those from the United Kingdom and South Africa whose passengers allegedly violated the reviewed travel protocols announced by Nigeria’s regulatory body for aviation NCAA.
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Air passengers decry upsurge in fares, seek urgent attention to roads, railway

Nigerians, who travel by air, have decried the “sudden” upsurge in air fares and urged the Federal Government to intervene to avoid poor patronage that could dwindle the fortunes of the aviation industry.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says the recent surge in ticket prices is an offshoot of the COVID-19 pandemic

NCAA: Increase in fares caused by coronavirus pandemic

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says the recent surge in ticket prices is an offshoot of the COVID-19 pandemic.

NCAA cautions pilots, others over adverse weather

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has issued advisory circular to caution pilots, airline operators and others on severe harmattan haze/fog phenomenon prevalent in Nigerian airports.

Senator Adeyemi advocates N50 billion bailout fund for airline operators

Sen. Smart Adeyemi (APC Kogi), has called on the Federal Government to provide a bailout fund of N50 billion for airlines operators in the country.
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Senate: There’s danger in flying in Nigeria

Addressing newmen on Monday in Abuja, the chairman of the committee, Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC, Kogi) said the N4 billion bailout given to the airline operators by the federal government was inadequate, forcing them to cut corners.
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Senate wants government to provide substantial bailout fund for airline operators

The Senate on Monday urged the Federal Government to provide substantial bailout fund to airline operators in the country to revamp the aviation sector in view of the effect of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with France and Saudi Arabia on airspace safety. AIB however said that research and other investigative activities on the agreement could not be implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic

AIB signs MOU with France, Saudi Arabia, recommends prevention measures on airspace safety

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with France and Saudi Arabia on airspace safety. AIB however said that research and other investigative activities on the agreement could not be implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

NCAA vows to revoke airlines’ licences for non-compliance with virus protocols

Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has vowed to revoke the licence of domestic airline operators over non-compliance with the COVID-19 protocols of the Federal Government.

NAMA upgrades safety facilities ahead of airport reopening

As airline operators and other organisations in the Nigerian aviation industry prepare to recommence operations, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has reiterated its readiness to ensure safe flight in the industry.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

Court orders airline to pay passenger N10 million over delayed flight

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court on Wednesday ordered Arik Air to pay N10 million to a passenger whose flight was delayed.
The House of Representatives is calling for the postponement of the National Sports Festival scheduled to hold next week in Edo State.

House of Reps advocates special intervention fund for airlines, aviation agencies

The House of Representa­tives has called on the Fed­eral Government to approve special intervention fund for the country’s indigenous air­line and aviation agencies in the sector following the neg­ative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in the industry.
This is as the Air Operators of Nigeria, AON, has threatened to stop all flight operations to Rivers State for three months.

Airline Operators threaten boycott of flights to Rivers over arrest of pilots

The Aviation sector in Rivers State may be worse for it if the state government fails to release the two pilots of Caverton Helicopters remanded by a Chief Magistrate Court in Port Harcourt. This is...
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.

Ministry makes clarifications on international flights’ restriction

As Nigeria joins the world in efforts to contain the spread of the deadly Coronavirus, the Federal Ministry of Aviation has made clarifications on the restriction of international flights to Nigeria, James Odaudu, Director Public Affairs in the Ministry stated this in a statement.

NCAA tasks pilots, airline operators on safety during harmattan

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has warned airline operators and pilots in the industry to beware of the harmattan haze in this period of the year.
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika

Nigeria Air: Federal government to engage aviation stakeholders, public

Plans of reviving the suspended Nigeria Air project was mooted, on Monday, as the Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said he would engage industry stakeholders and the public on the matter to ensure it eventually comes into fruition.

Aviation group seeks full autonomy of NCAA

A group of experts. Aviation Round Table (ART), on Monday, advocated for full autonomy for Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to enable it to perform its statutory responsibilities adequately.

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A High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on February 18, 2021, ordered popular broadcaster, Ifedayo Olarinde, aka Daddy Freeze, to pay the sum of N5m for committing adultery with his lover, Benedicta Elechi.

Daddy Freeze to appeal court judgment on adultery

On Air Personality, Ifedayo Olarinde, also known as Daddy Freeze, has said he will appeal a Rivers State High Court ruling that demands he pays the sum of N5 million for adultery.

Senator Okon: Nigerian government handling insurgency, banditry with kid gloves

Pioneer National publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Anietie Okon has expressed concern that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is handling insurgency and banditry in the northeast and north-west with kid gloves.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

Kola Ologbondiyan: Our congresses showcase PDP’s readiness to end misrule in Nigeria

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said the peace, harmony and unity of purpose that characterized the conduct of its zonal congresses in the North-East and South-East geo-political zones last recently Friday and Saturday, is an indication of its readiness to take over the leadership of the country.
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ActionAid trains media practitioners on curbing violent extremism in Nigeria

Owing to the escalating crises in parts of the country that are daily claiming thousands of lives and property a Non Governmental Organisations, ActionAid has trained media practitioners on the need to always present reports that will prevent or douse crises rather than escalating it.
The Acting Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Professor Armstrong Idachaba.

NBC chief: Poor conception, corruption, mismanagement not responsible for not meeting DSO date

The Acting Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Professor Armstrong Idachaba, has dismissed insinuations that poor conception, corruption, mismanagement and bad leadership were...

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People gather at Church square ahead of Pope Francis' arrival to visit Mosul, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS-Yara Nardi

Pope Francis: Peace more powerful than war

Muslim and Christian residents in the ruined Iraqi city of Mosul told Pope Francis of their lives under brutal Islamic State rule on Sunday as the pontiff blessed their vow to rise up from ashes and told them that “fraternity is more durable than fratricide.”
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi governor’s convoy involved in road accident

There was tension on Monday as a vehicle conveying ten members of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in the convoy of the Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed was involved in a road accident.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

2,700 Akwa Ibom women benefit from federal government’s special grant

The minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has advised Nigerian women not to regard the N20, 000 special grant given to the rural woman by the federal government as the fabled national cake.
The Management of the Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, (KSUSTA), Aliero , has announced the indefinitely closure of the institution over the death of a 22-year-old final year Biochemistry student.

Kebbi university closes indefinitely as student’s death sparks outrage – official

The Management of the Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, (KSUSTA), Aliero , has announced the indefinitely closure of the institution over the death of a 22-year-old final year Biochemistry student.

Court fixes date for EFCC’s report in ex-oil minister’s trial

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, fixed May 17 for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to give a report on how it has complied with the court order in the trial of former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.