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No indication of the cause of Algeria deadly air crash

Algerians on Thursday mourned 257 people killed in a military plane crash the day before, the country's worst-ever aviation catastrophe, with no indication yet of the cause.

African airlines’ passenger traffic rises by 6.3 percent

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Thursday said that African airlines recorded a 6.3 per cent increase in passenger traffic in February compared to the same period last year.

Airports concession: Federal government urged to consider workers’ interest

Two aviation unions on Monday urged the Federal Government to consider the interest of workers in the sector as it goes ahead with the plan to concession the four major airports in the country.

Minister: How Lufthansa’s condition to Nigeria delayed takeoff of national carrier

The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has said that the delay in the establishment of a national carrier was occasioned by the counter offer by the transaction advisers it earlier appointed.

Minister: Federal government will attract direct investment to aviation sector

The Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said on Thursday the Federal Government was committed to attract increased trade and inflow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Nigerian aviation sector.

Federal government set to unveil transaction advisers for national carrier, MRO facility

Plans of having a national airline and a sound Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility in the country crystallized, on Wednesday morning, when Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said a Transaction Advisers for the projects would be unveiled, on Thursday, at the 4th Aviation Stakeholders Forum, in Abuja.

Minister Rotimi Amaechi urges states to key into federal government’s transport development policies

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has called on states to key into the programmes and policies of the Federal Government in developing the nation’s transportation sector.

Expert: What Nigeria needs to develop tourism

An Aviation and Tourism Expert, Ikechi Uko, says that Nigerian tourism sector cannot develop faster without a viable National Carrier with capacity to control the country’s market.

Arik Air flight makes emergency landing in Ghana after smoke oozes from cabin

An aircraft operated by Nigeria’s largest airline, Arik Air, made an emergency landing on Tuesday when the pilot detected smoke in the cabin.

Aviation unions delighted with Nigeria’s retention of CAT 1 status

Aviation unions on Wednesday commended the efforts of the Civil Aviation Authorities for the country’s retention of its Category One (CAT 1) status after another audit in the industry.

Ex-President Jonathan’s achievements in aviation unprecedented – Senator Oduah

Former Aviation Minister, Senator Stella Oduah, has said that the achievement of the administration of former president Goodluck Jonathan in the aviation sector is unprecedented and unbeatable.

Single unified market will not affect economy – federal govt

Federal Government has said that the proposed launching of African single trade market would not affect Nigerian economy as adequate measures were being put in place to protect the economy.

President Buhari in Addis Ababa for AU summit

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the 30th summit of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU).

President Buhari departs for Addis Ababa to attend 30th AU summit

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday departed Abuja for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to participate at the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU).

Nigeria air passenger traffic drops 26 per cent in 2017

No fewer than 11,221,608 air travellers went through Nigeria airports in 2017, according to figures released on Thursday by the Consumer Protection Directorate of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.

Federal govt urged to beef up security at Lagos airport

Stakeholders in the aviation sector have called on the Federal Government to beef up security at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, following recent alleged poaching of aircraft and stealing of baggage.

Eight ‘appointees’ now identified as dead on President Buhari’s appointment list

The number of those identified as dead on the list of Board appointees released by the Federal Government on Friday has risen to eight.

Board appointments: Federal govt, APC grossly incompetent – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday described as an unpardonable national embarrassment, the appointment of deceased persons as members of various federal boards by President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress administration.

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Maltese authorities have seized counterfeit Libyan money worth $1.1 billion that was printed by a Russian firm and worsen the north African country’s economic problems, the US State Department said.

US: Malta seizes $1 billion in counterfeit Libyan money

Maltese authorities have seized counterfeit Libyan money worth $1.1 billion that was printed by a Russian firm and worsen the north African country’s economic problems, the US State Department said.
Sudan has summoned the Ethiopian embassy's chargé d'affaires over a border attack by suspected Ethiopian rebel fighters that killed and wounded several Sudanese army personnel and civilians, Khartoum said in a statement on Saturday.

Sudan summons Ethiopia envoy over deadly cross-border attack

Sudan has summoned the Ethiopian embassy's chargé d'affaires over a border attack by suspected Ethiopian rebel fighters that killed and wounded several Sudanese army personnel and civilians, Khartoum said in a statement on Saturday.

Thirteen killed in Katsina bandit attacks

Thirteen people died on Friday when villagers fought back against armed cattle thieves in Katsina State where rustling has been on the increase.
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Akwa Ibom discharges two coronavirus patients

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong, who announced this on Saturday said those discharged have been certified negative by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, bringing to 16, the total of those treated and discharged of the viral infection since the first set of cases were recorded on April 1, 2020.

Lagos to decamp pipeline explosion victims from relief camp

Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Lagos on Saturday.