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Nigeria seeks AfDB funding for aviation projects

Nigeria is demanding that the African Development Bank (AfDB) take over the funding of several projects geared at maintaining air safety in Africa following the decision of the United States of America to suspend the allocation of funds for the ‘safe sky programme’ in Africa.

Official: Bill to empower AIB investigate road, rail, marine accidents before Senate

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has disclosed that a bill to empower the bureau to investigate rail, road and marine accidents and serious incidents is currently before the Senate.
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

Air Peace aircraft makes hard landing at MMIA, loses nose wheel

An Air Peace aircraft on Tuesday made a hard landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
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Stakeholders to brainstorm on investment in Nigerian aviation sector

Captains of industries, airline owners, professionals, and other stakeholders in Nigeria’s aviation sector are gathering in Lagos to brainstorm on how to develop the right policies to spur major investments in the sector.
Among the report was the accident involving former governor of Taraba state, late Danbaba Suntai, who flew a Cessna 208B Caravan aircraft which crashed on October 25, 2012, near Yola airport, Adamawa state capital, and left him in a critical state before his death in 2017.

AIB: Ex-Govenor Suntai wasn’t certified to fly ill-fated Cessna aircraft In 2012

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has released its final reports of investigation into four accidents and two serious incidents that occurred between 2012 and 2018.

AIB: Late ex-Governor Danbaba Suntai not competent to fly crashed airplane

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) on Thursday released six final accident reports involving the crash that involved late Taraba State Governor, Danbaba Suntai; who the bureau said was not competent to fly the ill-fated Cessna 208B that crashed on October 25, 2012.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has expressed thanks to Nigerians for their concern following the chopper incident earlier today in Kabba, Kogi State.

AIB: Why VP Osinbajo’s chopper crashed

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) on Wednesday released preliminary report on the helicopter crash involving Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Kabba, Kogi state penultimate Saturday.
the helicopter carrying VP Osinbajo after crash landing in Kabba, Kogi state

AIB seeks public assistance to investigate VP Osinbajo’s helicopter crash

The Accident Investigation Bureau has asked the public to assist it by providing any video clip(s), relevant evidence or information as the agency investigates what led to the recent crash of an AgustaWestland 139 helicopter which had Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and other persons onboard.

Minister: Executive bill to redefine accident investigation underway

The Ministry of Aviation has submitted a draft bill to the national assembly, where accident investigation will not be limited only to air accident but other forms of transportation.

Accident bureau set to review its regulations

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) is set to carry out a review of its existing regulations that will accommodate latest changes in the global aviation industry.

Accident bureau to review its regulations to meet global standard

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) is set to carry out a review of its existing regulations that will accommodate latest changes in the global aviation industry.

Minister: Nigeria committed to safety, security of air transport

The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, says the ongoing upgrade of key infrastructure in the aviation sector is aimed at making the nation’s air transportation service one of the safest and most secured in the world.

Federal government pledges 100% air safety implementation

The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has pledged that the Federal Government would ensure full implementation of the Air Safety Recommendations released by the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB).

Federal government pledges 100℅ implementation of air safety recommendations

The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has pledged that the federal government would ensure full implementation of the Air Safety Recommendations released by the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB).

Federal government consultant holds meeting with NCAA over national carrier

As the Federal Government gears up to establish a new national carrier for Nigeria, the consultant selected for that purpose has had an initial meeting with the team of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

AIB trains airline operators, regulators on accident investigation

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), has trained a number of accident investigators from some domestic airlines, College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) and Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on accident investigation management.

Delta Airline apologises to AIB for reporting emergency landing incident late

Delta Airline has apologised to the Accident Investigation Bureau over the airline’s failure to notify the agency on emergency landing of its Airbus 330-200 aircraft on Tuesday night.

Delta Air commences airlifting of uninjured passengers after fire

Delta Air Thursday commenced the airlift of some of the uninjured passengers who were aboard the Delta flight 55 from Lagos, to Atlanta that one of the engines caught fire after take off and had to make emergency landing at Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

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The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, on Tuesday said the Federal Government had been able to recover 25 sites from 2007 that the programme started.

Illegal mining: Federal government inaugurates 14-man committee to block leakage

The Federal Government has inaugurated a 14-man ministerial committee focused on closing leakages, tackling illegal mining and enhancing generated revenue from the mining sector.

Fire guts three buildings, four shops in Ogun

Three buildings and four shops located on Oke-Itoku Road in Abeokuta South Local Government Area of Ogun State were on Thursday gutted by fire.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA destroys 40 hectares of hemp plantation in Oyo

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Command in Oyo State, on Thursday destroyed over 40 hectares of hemp plantation in Abatade in Oluyole Local Government Area of the state.
Thierry Henry has been appointed by AS Monaco as the Ligue 1 club's new head coach, replacing Leandro Jardim.

Thierry Henry appointed Impact Montréal boss

MLS side Impact Montréal have made the surprising announcement today of appointing Thierry Henry as their new Head Coach with immediate effect.

D’Tigress ready for pre-Olympic qualifiers – coach

Head coach of senior women national basketball team Otis Hughley says the team is fully focused on the task as the FIBA Africa pre-Olympic qualifiers commence today in Maputo.