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General Gowon to chair CIoTA’s national transport summit

A former Nigerian military Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (Rtd) will be chairing the 2nd National Transport Summit to be organized by the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration (CIoTA) in Abuja from December 1-3, 2020.

ICPC rates NiMet high on anti-corruption, ethics

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offences Commission, ICPC, has lauded the Nigerian Metrological Agency, NiMet, for its tough stand in the promotion of ethics aimed at discouraging corrupt practices and behaviour.

Nigerian government acquires three new aircraft for aviation training school

The Nigerian government has acquired three new aircraft for its aviation training school, an official has said.
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.
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.
The federal government has reopened the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu and urged entrepreneurs from the South-east region to invest in the planned concession of airport facilities.

Minister: Kano, Port-Harcourt, Enugu airports to resume international operations soon

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has announced the decision of the Federal Government to resume international operations from Kano, Port-Harcourt and Enugu Airports before Christmas celebrations.

Nigerian government grants Lufthansa, KLM, Air France approval to resume operations

The federal government has lifted the flight ban on Lufthansa, KLM and Air France, paving the way for them to resume operations in and out of the country.
6. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

Nigeria ratifies membership of AfCFTA

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday ratified Nigeria’s membership of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA, as the implementation of the agreement formally takes-off on January 1, 2021.
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 23rd virtual FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 23rd virtual Federal Executive Council, meeting at the Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday reprimanded the Minister of Foreign Affairs, for the continuing maltreatment of Nigerians in the Diaspora.

House of Reps committee rejects aviation budget

The House of representatives Committee on Aviation led by Rep. Nnolim Nnaji on Thursday refused to hold a budget session with the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, and heads of the sector’s agencies.

Minister warns airline operators against blame game

The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has warned members of Airlines Operators of Nigeria against blaming the Ministry and agencies under it for the unsavoury operating environment and decline in profit in the sector.

Nigerian government wants special fund for aviation sector

The Federal Government has said that if the Aviation sector must be in consonance with international standards and best practises, there was the urgent need for the establishment of Aviation Development Fund for the industry.

Minister, airlines operators clash over NCAA board composition

The Airline Operators of Nigeria and the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, clashed at the Senate on Monday when the aircraft owners sought the inclusion of their members on the board of the National Civil Aviation Authority.
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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.
The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika Monday said the federal government has approved N4 billion Naira bailout fund for domestic airlines to mitigate the adverse effects of covid-19 pandemic on them.

Nigerian government approves N4 billion bailout for domestic airlines

The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, Monday said the federal government has approved N4 billion Naira bailout fund for domestic airlines to mitigate the adverse effects of covid-19 pandemic on them.
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Nigerian government to build new airports in Anambra, Benue, others – minister

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said on Tuesday that the Federal Government would construct 10 new airports across the country to boost civil aviation.
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 Emir of Zazzau, in Kaduna State, Alh Shehu Idris has died in his palace at the age of 84.

Kaduna declares 3 days mourning for deceased Zaria emir

The Kaduna State Government has declared three days mourning for the late Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris.

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Newcastle United have returned two more positive Covid-19 tests over the weekend, taking the total number in the last week at the club to six.

Newcastle United’s coronavirus cases rise to six

Newcastle United have returned two more positive Covid-19 tests over the weekend, taking the total number in the last week at the club to six.
Protestors march in support of public health services amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Madrid, Spain, November 29, 2020. REUTERS-Javier Barbancho

Spain’s health workers protest against health service cuts

Dancing and banging drums in the street, doctors and nurses protested in Madrid on Sunday against cuts which they say have left them struggling to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mrs Monica Ugwuanyi’s Ugo-Touch of Life Foundation (U-TOLF) that donated to the ENS–PHCDA large quantities of multivitamins, de-worming drugs, other drugs and medical consumables for the ongoing programmes.

Enugu traditional rulers charged on mobilising subjects for free healthcare services

Enugu State Government has charged traditional rulers on the need to mobilise their subjects to visit Primary Health Care Centres (PHCs) to access free and comprehensive healthcare services.

Court restores Abigborodo, Hely Creek fields to Transnational Energy

A Federal High Court in Abuja has set aside the purported reversal of the consent given by the Federal Government for the farm-out agreement between Chevron and Transnational Energy Limited (TEL) on the Abigborodo and Hely Creeks marginal fields in the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 49.
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Over 6,000 FCT IDPs face eviction by landowners

The Vice Chairman of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp in New Kuchingoro in Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Usman Adamu, weekend, cried out that over 6, 000 IDPs will be evicted from the land they currently occupy in January 2021 by landowners.