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The federal government raised the alarm on Thursday that Nigeria was on the verge of reaching the level of community spread of COVID-19, asking for collective efforts to stop it immediately or there could be exponential rise in cases in the days ahead.
The federal government is not getting the kind of cooperation it deserves from Nigerians, the Minister for Information, Lai Mohammed, has said.
More domestic airlines yesterday joined the list of airlines that will suspend their flight operations by midnight of Friday, 27th March. The latest of the airlines are Arik Air and Dana Air. Air Peace and Aero Contractors airlines had earlier on Tuesday announced that with effect from Friday, they will suspend flight operations.
The Minister for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has said the Federal Government grants foreign airlines multiple entry points into Nigeria to decongest passenger traffic at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
Arik Air received two aircraft from C-Check over the weekend, thereby boosting the operations of the airline in the coming festive season.
Some senators on Wednesday advocated for the protection of Nigerian airlines from what they described as unfair competition from their foreign counterparts.
Mr Victor Akinyelure, the Ibadan Airport manager, said on Tuesday that the airport recorded 13, 305 passengers traffic in the first quarter of 2019.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has directed all foreign airlines operating at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja to move to the new international terminal on or before March 31.
The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Thursday witnessed an upsurge in passenger traffic and flight operations on many domestic routes as many people travelled for Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.
The Federal Government on Wednesday ordered the immediate payment of February salaries to assist workers wishing to travel to vote during Saturday’s rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Arik Air says glitch in its aircraft’s auxiliary power unit responsible for aborted Jos and Kaduna-bound flight from Lagos
The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has said the suspension of the national carrier project, Nigeria Air, which was scheduled to commence operations in December, is not “politically motivated.”
Many passengers on Thursday struggled for flight tickets at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to travel for the Eid el-Fitr celebration as few domestic airlines were currently operating optimally.
The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria says it will not return Arik Air and Aero Contractors to their original owners until the airlines clear their indebtedness to the corporation.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), US airspace regulatory agency, has directed airlines with the same engines as the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 to carry out a thorough inspection of the engines’ fan blades.
The Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Sierra Leone, Dr Habbis Ugbada, said that the Federal Government was considering extending its bilateral agreement with the Republic of Sierra Leone to cover energy, power and agricultural sectors.
An Aero Contractors flight from Sokoto to Abuja made an emergency landing on Wednesday due to a faulty landing gear.
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For the second time today, the total number of coronavirus cases have increased by 23, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control can confirm.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says confirmed cases of COVID-19 pandemic will soon reach one million globally.
Lockdown commenced in Delta state Wednesday with markets and major shops complying in Warri south , Uvwie local government areas.
Governor Nyesom Wike Wednesday appealed for patience and support of tense Rivers state populace to defeat Coronavirus (COVID-19) as the impact of State Government preventive orders bites harder on the people.
Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has warned that Harry Kane would not be content to stay at the North London club unless they begin to challenge for silverware.
Israel has provided medical equipment for the PA to combat the pandemic, as well as guidance and cooperation with Palestinian medical crews.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who stated this at an ongoing press briefing in Abuja this afternoon said the government will also deploy firefighting equipment and personnel to fumigate markets, towns and cities.
Two people have died from coronavirus in South Africa, the health ministry said on Friday, adding that the total number of cases in the country have risen to more than 1,000, from 927 a day earlier.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has denied claims that he contracted the coronavirus disease at the unification rally organised by the Peoples Democratic Party in Ibadan on March 18.
Former Nigeria international and Enugu Rangers player Ifeanyi George was laid to rest in Lagos on Saturday.