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NAMA’s Managing Director Captain Fola Akinkuotu, raised the alarm during the visit of the Senate Committee on Aviation to his office in Lagos, led by its Chairman, Smart Adeyemi, at the weekend.

NAMA: Nigeria’s air safety under serious threat

The Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has said the country’s air space is now under serious threat as hoodlums have continued vandalising navigational aids and assets across all its facilities.

NAMA decries vandalisation of assets across work stations

The Nigerians Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has said that its facilities are no longer safe, decrying continuous vandalisation of its assets across stations by vandals, saying such dastardly act endangers air safety in the country.
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.
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.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

NLC: ASUU can’t call off strike now

The Nigeria Labour Congress on Tuesday said it would be difficult for the Academic Staff Union of Universities to call off its ongoing industrial action.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the State House, Abuja.

Aviation reform: Speaker, minister decry low turnout of private sector players at public hearing

The House of Representatives has expressed concern over low private sector participation in a public hearing on efforts by the federal government to reform the aviation sector in Nigeria.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

NLC: ASUU strike not only on IPPIS

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said that the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is not only on Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), but also the 2009 collective bargaining agreement.
Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

Speaker: House of Reps would legislate on comprehensive reforms in Aviation sector

Nigeria’s Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila on Tuesday said the House would legislative for the comprehensive reform of the Aviation sector as it is a critical component of the nations economic growth.
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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.
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NiMet urges staff to shelve planned strike

Prof. Sani Mashi, the Director-General, Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has called on members of staff of the agency not to embark on the proposed strike by the joint union of workers.

NIMET: No justification for unions’ strike

The management of Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NIMET, Friday, insisted that there is no justification for the threat of going on strike by the joint union of workers- Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals and the National Union of Air Transport Employees as most of the issues raised are being urgently addressed.

Aviation agencies get 45 days to relocate headquarters to Abuja

Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has given aviation agencies under the Ministry 45 days to relocate their corporate headquarters to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
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.

Aviation agencies groan under N45 billion debt by airlines

With such huge debt profile, FAAN said it is finding it very difficult to replace obsolete airport equipment like airfield lighting, resurfacing of dilapidated runways and provision of other amenities to the airports.

NCAA: Nigerian airlines sold tickets worth N505.2 billion in 2017

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), on Thursday, said that domestic and international airlines operating in Nigeria sold tickets worth N505.2 billion in 2017.

RwandAir now operates Abuja-Kigali route

RwandAir on Friday inaugurated its maiden flight to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja with 30 passenger on board Boeing 737-700 aircraft from Kigali, Rwanda’s capital.

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Banditry: NEMA commences distribution of relief material to 24,925 households in Niger

Following the havoc bandits have wreaked on many communities in Niger State, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Thursday said that it has commenced direct distribution of relief materials to 24,925 household of displaced persons affected by banditry in the state.
Pro-Palestinian demonstrators run past tear gas lobbed by riot policemen to disperse them during a protest following a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence, in Nairobi, Kenya May 13, 2021. REUTERS-Monicah Mwangi

Kenyan police disperse protesters demonstrating against Israeli attacks on Gaza

Police fired teargas to disperse a crowd of more than 200 people protesting in Kenya's capital Nairobi on Thursday against the Israeli bombing of the Palestinian territory of Gaza.
The Phone and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (PAPDAN) has said that the Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos, creates no fewer than 8000 job opportunities for Nigerian youths.

PAPDAN: Over 8,000 employed in Lagos computer village

The Phone and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (PAPDAN) has said that the Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos, creates no fewer than 8000 job opportunities for Nigerian youths.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Explosion of deaths from infectious diseases looms in Africa over coronavirus

African countries are at potential risk of suffering an explosion of deaths from malaria, measles, and other infectious diseases as a result of the surging COVID-19 cases
Liverpool are joint-top at the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur, following their 3-0 win over Leicester City on Sunday.

Premier League to renew £5 billion TV deal

The English top-flight sought and secured government approval in principle to roll over its existing rights agreement with Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video and BBC Sport.

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Reports: At least seven killed in school shooting in Russia

At least seven people have been killed and several injured in a shooting at a school in southwest Russia, according to reports.
South Sudan’s National Police Service detained a man this week for allegedly trying to sell two of his children at Juba’s Konyo Konyo market.

Food now very costly in Benue – residents

Benue, a central Nigerian state which prides itself as “the food basket of the nation” is experiencing scarcity as costs of food items skyrockets, according to some residents of Makurdi, the state capital.

Travellers burnt to death in Lagos-Ibadan expressway auto crash

The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) has said an unspecified number of persons were burnt to death in an auto crash on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
A member of the House of Representatives, Mr Legor Idagbor, has reiterated the need for the decentralisation of the Nigeria Police for effective war against insecurity.

House member urges Nigerian government to decentralise police

A member of the House of Representatives, Mr Legor Idagbor, has reiterated the need for the decentralisation of the Nigeria Police for effective war against insecurity.

Sallah: FRSC deploys 1820 personnel in Kano

The Federal Road Safety Corps Kano State Command, Tuesday, announced the deployment of 1820 personnel to manage traffic flow during the forthcoming Eid-el-fitr celebrations in the state.