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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.

Nigerian government approves gradual reopening of international flights

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has approved gradual reopening of international flights and train services across the country.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

Nigerian government approves gradual reopening of international flights

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has approved gradual reopening of international flights and train services across the country.

Strike: Minister intervenes in Bristow, pilots face-off

The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has intervened in the industrial action by the National Association of Air Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) which paralysed activities at Bristow Helicopters.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday led other members of the Federal Executive Council to observe a minute silence in honour of the late father of the Kwara State, Abdulganiyu Abdulrasaq, who died last week.

President Buhari presides over virtual FEC meeting

Expectedly, President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday presided over his 10th virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) which also had in attendance his Vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, and eight ministers physically present.
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed this on Monday via Twitter.

International flights may resume before October – minister

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has announced that Nigeria may reopen its airspace to international flights before October 2020.

Aviation ministry partners DICON on airports security, others

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, says the aviation ministry will partner with the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) in various areas, including airports security.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

Nigerian government threatens sanctions over violation of airport coronavirus protocols

The probe, government said, involving Adamawa State governor, Ahmadu Fintiri and the former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, is with a view to sanctioning violators if it is established that they indeed violated the rules, or apologise to them should the result of the investigations exonerate them.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

PTF calls for sustained coronavirus protocols at airports

Mr Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman, PTF on COVID-19, has called for sustained COVID-19 protocols at the airports from the aviation sector management before reopening them for domestic airlines.

Minister: Passengers should arrive 90 minutes before flights

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria had last month advised passengers to arrive at airports at least three hours before flight time.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

Minister: Domestic flights to resume nationwide July 15

The minister stated this on Saturday when he led a team from the aviation industry and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, on a simulation exercise with a MaxAir flight, VM1644.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

Domestic flights resume July 15 across Nigeria

The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, on Saturday in Kano State, said that domestic flights would resume operations across the nation’s airports on July 15, noting that those that are not ready will be given enough time in order not to risk people’s lives.
8. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

Aviation, education ministries, others make presentations at FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the seventh virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari presides over sixth virtual FEC meeting

The ministers at the Council Chambers include Lai Mohammed (Information and Culture), Zainab Ahmed (Finance, Budget and National Planning), Babatunde Fashola (Works and Housing), Hadi Sirika (Aviation), Abubakar Malami (Justice), Godswill Akpabio (Niger Delta), Rotimi Amaechi (Transportation), Geoffrey Onyema (Foreign Affairs), George Akume (Special Duties), Adamu Adamu (Education) and Ambassador Zubairu Dada (Minister of State for Foreign Affairs).

Nigeria warns VIPs not to bring aides to airports

The Federal government yesterday warned top government officials and Very Important Persons, VIPs, not to approach airport terminals with their aides or personal assistants, saying such privileges will no longer be entertained once the operation of domestic flights commences tomorrow.

Lagos, Abuja, Kano airports ready for operations

The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, says that Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, are ready for recommencement of domestic flights.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

NCAA: Not all airlines will resume flight on the 8th July

Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, yesterday said not all domestic airlines will resume flight operations on the 8th of July. According to the Authority, those who have not met the new protocols for the operation will not be allowed to start flight operations.

Minister: How airports will operate when opened

With less than five days to commencement of domestic flights in Nigeria, preparations are in place to ensure that safety measures are adhered to during operations.

Senator Sirika: I don’t control airfares

The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, on Thursday, said he was not in a position to regulate airfares for airlines.

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