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The federal government says adherence to social distancing in the era of coronavirus is only applicable at airports terminals and not in the cabin.

Nigeria: Why we only observe social distancing in airports terminals

The federal government says adherence to social distancing in the era of coronavirus is only applicable at airports terminals and not in the cabin.
The Board of Directors of Polaris Bank Ltd and Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria has appointed Mr Segun Opeke as an Executive Director.

Polaris Bank appoints Segun Opeke as executive director

The Board of Directors of Polaris Bank Ltd and Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria has appointed Mr Segun Opeke as an Executive Director.
Dutch airline KLM said Friday it would shed up to 5,000 jobs due to a “crisis of unprecedented magnitude” caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

EU urges Nigeria to lift airspace restrictions on KLM, Air France, Lufthansa

European Union (EU) has urged the federal government to have a rethink over restrictions placed on KLM, Lufthansa and Air France.
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.

Nigeria: Some international passengers presenting fake virus results

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 says international travellers from some countries have been presenting fake PCR results on their COVID-19 status to enter Nigeria.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate faults policy on coronavirus testing by private labs only

The Senate on Tuesday faulted the policy adopted by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 which allowed only private laboratories to carry out tests on intending travellers abroad.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate: Don’t kill Nigeria economy with coronavirus

The Senate has called on stakeholders in the country not to kill the Nation’s economy with the adopted European style of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lagos Airport – Operations of Arik Air were on Monday shut down by the aviation unions over alleged non-payment of staff salaries since April after placing many of the workforce on compulsory leave and other anti-labour practices.

Passengers groan as aviation unions shut Arik operations

Operations of Arik Air were on Monday shut down by the aviation unions over alleged non-payment of staff salaries since April after placing many of the workforce on compulsory leave and other anti-labour practices.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

President Buhari: It’ll be dangerous to go back to fuel subsidy era

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that it would be economically dangerous for Nigeria to go back to the era of fuel subsidy, citing grave financial cost and a return to the era of long fuel queues as certain results.

27 Stranded Nigerian girls evacuated from Lebanon arrive Abuja

Another batch of 27 stranded Nigerian girls evacuated from Lebanon by the Federal Government and the Lebanese Government, as well as its community in Nigeria arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Sunday.

US: How Kingsley Kuku used ‘stolen billions’ from Amnesty Programme to buy airplanes for...

The United States Department of Justice has alleged that billions of naira stolen from the Presidential Amnesty Programme by a former head of the office, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, were transferred to bank accounts in the United States where they were laundered and used to purchase airplanes to start Air Peace as well as luxury homes and vehicles.
6. Nigeria will soon have the immigrant visa ban imposed on her by the United States overturned, according to President Muhammadu Buhari.

President Buhari presides over 14th virtual FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over his 14th virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the eighth virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) holding inside the Council Chambers of the State House, Abuja.

Ministries make presentations as President Buhari presides over 14th FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 14th virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
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.

Aviation unions vow to resist planned concession of airports

Against the backdrop of possible job losses owing to the planned concession of four most prominent airports in the country, aviation unions in the land have vowed to resist the moves.

AMCON urges Senate to compel obligors to pay N5 trillion debt

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr Ahmed Lawan Kuru (ALK) has renewed the call for legislative support to his agency.
Two yet-to-be-identified persons lost their lives on Friday when a helicopter crashed into a building on Salvation Road, in the Ikeja area of Lagos State.

AIB confirms Lagos copter crash, begins probe

The Accident Investigation Bureau, the investigating commission in charge of all aviation-related accidents and incidents in Nigeria, said it has begun an investigation to unravel circumstances that led to a helicopter crash in the Opebi area of Lagos State.

Akwa Ibom NUJ boycotts coverage of activities of ex-minister Femi Fani-Kayode

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Akwa Ibom Council, has boycotted coverage of activities of former Minister of Aviation, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, who is in the state to monitor projects executed by the state government.
Former Aviation Minister, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode’s outburst against Daily Trust Newspapers reporter has not addressed the fundamental question raised by the journalist- Who funds the trip of Fani Kayode into the states he recently visited?

NUJ boycotts Femi Fani-Kayode’s press conference

The state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Akwa Ibom state has directed its members to boycott a press conference planned for Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation.
Four passengers and three crew were killed on Saturday when a cargo plane belonging to a local operator crashed near South Sudan’s capital Juba, the transport minister said.

Seven killed in South Sudan plane crash

Four passengers and three crew were killed on Saturday when a cargo plane belonging to a local operator crashed near South Sudan’s capital Juba, the transport minister said.

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