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Federal government asks foreign airlines move to new Abuja airport terminal before March 31

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.
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.

Airlines lose billions over election postponement

Domestic carriers were hard hit by the postponement of Presidential and National Assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), resulting in the loss of several billions of naira that would have been earned as revenue from ticket sales.
United Kingdom airline British Airways will resume direct flights to Pakistan in June, a decade after suspending services to the South Asian nation over security concerns, the carrier has announced.

British Airways to resume flights to Pakistan after a decade

United Kingdom airline British Airways will resume direct flights to Pakistan in June, a decade after suspending services to the South Asian nation over security concerns, the carrier has announced.

Emirates flight to Lagos delayed due to faulty aircraft

Emirates Airlines flight from Dubai to Lagos was Sunday morning aborted again for the second time as another pilot opted out of using the aircraft for the journey

Emirates partners Uber to offer Nigerian passengers seamless travel journey

Emirates Airlines says it has sealed a partnership has expanded with Uber that allows Nigerian passengers enjoy discounted airport rides from and to the Dubai International Airport.
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika

Hadi Sirika: Suspension of national carrier project only temporary

Minister of State Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has reaffirmed that the suspended national carrier would be activated as soon as possible, although the December 4th earlier given for its take-off is no longer feasible.

Minister Sirika: Federal government not paying $300 million for 5% stake in Nigeria Air

The federal government Tuesday debunked what it termed malicious falsehood of it paying the sum of $300 million for a five per cent stake in Nigeria Air.

Federal government appeals dismissal of $1.63 million theft charges against Emirates Airlines

The Federal Government has appealed the April 10, 2018 judgment of the Federal High Court in Lagos which dismissed the theft charges it filed against Emirates Airlines and four of its officials.

Commonwealth Games: Nigeria medalists yet to receive $90,000 cash rewards

There are indications that the cash rewards promised Team Nigeria athletes for winning medals at the just concluded Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Gold Coast, Australia, is yet to be paid.

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.

Arsenal unveil £200m Emirates Airlines shirt deal

The Gunners confirmed the branding of Emirates, which began its sponsorship agreement with the north London club in 2006, would continue to feature on the shirts and training kit of all of their teams until the end of the 2023/2024 season.

Emirates announces $16bn deal for 36 A380s

Emirates Airlines said Thursday it has struck a $16 billion deal to buy 36 Airbus A380 superjumbos just days after the European manufacturer said it would have to halt production without new orders.

Davido’s luggage impounded at Lagos airport over aide’s attack on security personnel

Security agencies attached to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, have impounded 17 check-in luggage of the Nigerian musician, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, in the Nigerian entertainment industry.

Tunisia demands formal UAE apology over women row

Tunisia is demanding a public apology from the United Arab Emirates after Emirates Airlines denied boarding to Tunisian women on flights to the Gulf country.

Federal govt begins moves towards Arik Air’s return to London route

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says the federal government is already discussing how Arik Air will return to the London route.

Emirates orders 40 Boeing 787 Dreamliners for $15.1 billion

Emirates Airlines on Sunday agreed to purchase 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners for $15.1 billion, its chief Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum said at the opening of the Dubai Air Show.

Emirates Airlines resumes Abuja flight December 15 – Minister

Emirates Airlines, one of the largest air carriers in the world, is set to return to Abuja route on December 15, almost a year after it suspended its flight operations in Abuja.

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Cyclone Idai: Zimbabwe seeks support from international community

The Zimbabwean government says it is appealing to the international community for help with medicine, food and infrastructure, as victims of Cyclone Idai push for expedited aid.
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SDF: ISIS totally eliminated in Syria

Kurdish-led forces pronounced the death of the Islamic State (ISIS) group’s nearly five-year-old “caliphate” Saturday after flushing out diehard jihadists from their very last bastion in eastern Syria.

Federal government, IFAD hail value chain implementation in Niger

The Federal Government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Friday commended the implementation of the Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) in Niger State.

World Water Day: Diarrhoea kills more children than violence In conflict countries – UNICEF

To mark this year’s World Water Day on Friday, the United Nations International Children’s Fund has lamented that children under the age of 15 in conflict countries die more of diarrhoeal diseases than direct violence, in a new report it released on Thursday.
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Congo faces largest outbreak of Ebola

Democratic Republic of Congo is facing the second largest outbreak of Ebola in history as attacks on clinics pose a further challenge to the government and humanitarian organizations struggling to fight the virus.