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Arik Air begins flights to Benin, Jos, Owerri, Asaba

Arik Air says it will commence domestic flight operations with resumption of services to four additional airports - Benin, Jos, Owerri and Asaba.
Nigeria has re-opened 14 airports months after recording more than 40,000 Covid-19 cases and 858 deaths.

Nigeria re-opens 14 airports as coronavirus cases escalate

Nigeria has re-opened 14 airports months after recording more than 40,000 Covid-19 cases and 858 deaths.
Port Harcourt international Airport

14 Nigerian airports resume flight operations

The airports are the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja; Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano; Port Harcourt International Airport, Omaguwa; Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri.

NAMA: No specific date for resumption of international flights

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has described as untrue, insinuations in some quarters that Nigerian airports would reopen for international flights in October.
The Presidential Task force (PTF) on COVID-19 has revealed that 63 per cent of hand sanitiser sold in Abuja, have no NAFDAC registration.

PTF: 63% of hand sanitisers in Abuja not registered by NAFDAC

The Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF Boss Mustapha, stated this while speaking at the daily briefing of the PTF COVID-19, on Monday in Abuja.
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 threatens sanctions over violation of airport coronavirus protocols

The probe, government said, involving Adamawa State governor, Ahmadu Fintiri and the former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, is with a view to sanctioning violators if it is established that they indeed violated the rules, or apologise to them should the result of the investigations exonerate them.
Member Representing Ajaokuta Federal Constituency, Idirissu Lawal, has called on the Federal Government to take urgent step towards the conduct of a reliable population census in the country for effective planning.

House of Reps condemn breach of safety regulations at airports

The Chairman House Committee on Aviation, Hon Nnolim Nnaji, on Thursday, called on regulatory agencies at various airports to bar any intending travellers from who failed to adhere strictly to the safety guidelines put in place by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on COVID-19, from accessing the airports forthwith.

Minister: Passengers should arrive 90 minutes before flights

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria had last month advised passengers to arrive at airports at least three hours before flight time.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

Minister: Domestic flights to resume nationwide July 15

The minister stated this on Saturday when he led a team from the aviation industry and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, on a simulation exercise with a MaxAir flight, VM1644.

FAAN commends passengers’ compliance with coronavirus prevention protocols

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has commended passengers at both Lagos and Abuja airports on their level of compliance to the laid down protocols to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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Absence of second defendant stalls Steve Oronsaye’s fraud trial

The absence of Osarenkhoe Afe, the second defendant in court, stalled the ongoing trial of former Head of Service, Steve Oronsaye, over alleged fraud at the Federal High Court Abuja.

Lagos, Abuja, Kano airports ready for operations

The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, says that Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, are ready for recommencement of domestic flights.
President Buhari commissions New Terminal Building of Abuja International Airport on 20th December 2018-9

ART supports Nigerian government’s plan on airport concession

The Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative (ART), a non-governmental body has thrown its weight behind the Federal Government’s plan to concession four of the country’s airports.

Minister: How airports will operate when opened

With less than five days to commencement of domestic flights in Nigeria, preparations are in place to ensure that safety measures are adhered to during operations.
The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, says restriction measures like social distancing, and wearing of face masks need to continue during the period of Ramadan, which is around the corner.

PTF: No time frame for train service resumption

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Thursday said the rail station would implement COVID-19 protocol similar to the airports before resumption of train service in order to tackle COVID-19 pandemic.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Governor Wike vindicates Buharists

It came like a bolt out of the blue early this week, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, issued an advertisement, which went in a completely different direction compared to what he had always said of President Muhammadu Buhari.

FAAN to deploy robots in airports

As the country gears up to restart commercial flights, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria is set to deploy robots in its airports all over the country.

NASENI produces disinfectant sprayers, ventilators

The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) has assured of its commitment to invest more in manufacturing of Disinfectant Sprayer Tunnels (DST) to boost fights against COVID-19.

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