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Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika

Hadi Sirika: Nigeria Air didn’t lack investors

The minister’s comment contradicts that of Lai Mohammed, his information counterpart, who had told reporters on Monday that investors who were supposed to partner with the government on the project were no longer forthcoming.
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika

Paying for Hadi Sirika’s aborted flight of fancy

It’s not yet clear what finally did it or who. But it was clear, almost from the start, that the country could not bluff its way through this flight.
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika

Stakeholders react to Nigeria Air suspension

Stakeholders in the aviation industry and other Nigerians have expressed divergent views in reaction to the announced suspension of the national carrier (Nigeria Air) project.
Nigeria Air

NCAA: Nigeria Air gets operational certificates within 90 days

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Tuesday said it would deliver the Air Transport Licence (ATL) and the Aircraft Operators Certificate (AOC) to the new national carrier, Nigeria Air, in the next 90 days.
Nigeria Air

National carrier: Tour operators demand transparency

Some travels and tours operators in Lagos have commended the Federal Government’s initiative to launch a new national carrier: Nigeria Air-billed to start operations in December.

Nigeria Air: Do’t give free tickets to politicians, govt officials – Segun Runsewe

Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture, has called on the Federal Government not to give free tickets to politicians and government officials that would patronise the services of the new national carrier.
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika unveiling the Nigeria Air in the UK

Nigeria Air: Aviation experts commend unveiling

More reactions have continued to trail Wednesday’s unveiling of the logo of a new national carrier, the Nigeria Air, by the Federal Government.
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika

Mixed reactions trail unveiling of name, logo of Nigeria Air

Mixed reactions on Wednesday trailed the unveiling of the name and logo of the proposed new national carrier by the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika.

Federal government begins negotiation for acquisition of aircraft for national carrier

Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, announced Tuesday that government has started negotiation for the acquisition of aircraft that would be used to run the planned national carrier.

Federal government to unveil logo, name of new national airline Wednesday

The Nigerian government will unveil the name and logo of the new national airline on Wednesday.

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