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Air Peace’s personnel again foiled an attempt to traffick two babies by a man and a woman at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Terminal 2 (MMA2) Lagos.

Air Peace to receive all 13 brand new aircraft in 2022

Air Peace yesterday received the third of its brand new Embraer 195-E5 aircraft at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and disclosed that it would receive all the 13 aircraft it ordered from the Brazilian plane marker before the end of 2022.

Nigerian government designates four international airports special economic zones

The minister said that the four airports comprised the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos, the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, the Port-Harcourt international Airport, and the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport.
The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia state has been set ablaze by hoodlums.

Nigerian government laments ‘terrorist’ attacks on public facilities

The Federal Government on Monday expressed worry over the incessant attacks on critical public facilities such as police stations and the Independent National Electoral Commission, describing it as not just vandalism but terrorism.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Minister: Attacks on public infrastructure are acts of terror

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the destruction of public infrastructure and facilities is not just vandalism, but a form of terrorism.

Minister says duration of airport concession to last 20–30 years

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has said that the planned concession of four airports will last for a duration of 20 to 30 years.

Minister: New national carrier to take off 2022

The government said that the initial plan to establish a national carrier in 2021 was affected by the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, adding that the project will be realised the first quarter of 2022.

NUATE: Senator Sirika running one-man show in aviation sector

The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), has called out Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, for running a “one-man-show’’ in the sector.
Federal and the Delta State governments have been urged to take urgent step for flight resumption at the Osubi Airstrip in Okpe Local Government Area, Delta State.

Itsekiri, Urhobo youths lament continued closure of Osubi airstrip

A statement in Warri by President, Urhobo Youth Council, Enerho Godspower, and Itsekiri National Youth Council, Weyinmi Agbateyiniro, enjoined political leaders from the state to wade into the matter, adding that they would not hesitate to disrupt the flow of the nation’s economy in the area.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has shed more light into why full commercial flight operation is yet to commence in Bayelsa International Airport, in Ammassoma, near the state capital despite its inauguration about six months ago.

NCAA approves Bayelsa airport for flights

After months of delayed expectation, the Bayelsa State-owned airport, on Saturday, finally got the nod of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to commence commercial flight operations.
There are fresh controversies trailing the N2 billion airport project proposed to be built at Wasimi in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Furore over Ogun cargo airport project at Wasimi

Newsmen gathered that the then Minister of State for Transport in charge of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika in 2018, allegedly made a request to President Muhammadu Buhari for the establishment of a passenger airport in Wasimi.
The umbrella body of pilots and aircraft engineers in the country, the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) has commended the professional regulatory safety oversight function performed by NCAA on Azman Air operations.

Azman Air apologises to NCAA chief over false accusations

After series of accusations and counter-accusations generated by the suspension of Azman from flight operations by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, (NCAA) over violation of safety rules, the management of the airline has finally apologised to the regulatory agency for the rash actions it took over the suspension.
Kano State business community has urged the Federal Government to resume international flights at the Aminu Kano International Airport in order to ease their business activities.

Kano airport resumes international flights

The Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) has resumed international flights, one year after they were suspended over COVID-19 concerns.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the State House, Abuja, a day after President Muhammadu Buhari left for a two-week medical check up in London, United Kingdom.

FEC approves N30.77 billion for power, aviation, transport, others

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the sum of N30.77 billion for various projects which include power, aviation, transport, roads and electricity.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the State House, Abuja, a day after President Muhammadu Buhari left for a two-week medical check up in London, United Kingdom.

FEC mourns ex-ministers Bode Olowoporoku, Umaru Baba

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday, observed a minute silence in honour of two former ministers, Sen. Bode Olowoporoku and Alhaji Umaru Baba.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the State House, Abuja, a day after President Muhammadu Buhari left for a two-week medical check up in London, United Kingdom.

VP Osinbajo chairs FEC meeting

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the State House, Abuja, a day after President Muhammadu Buhari left for a two-week medical check up in London, United Kingdom.
Hundreds of shops were burnt to ashes following a fire outbreak at Katsina Central Market on Monday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Nigerian government to assist victims of Katsina market fire incident

The federal government Tuesday commiserated with the Katsina State Government and traders over the fire incident that destroyed hundreds of shops and stalls at the Katsina Central Market and vowed to assist the affected traders.
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.

Nigerian government releases dates for resumption of international flights in Kano, Enugu, Enugu airports

The federal government yesterday released the dates for the reopening of Kano, Port Harcourt, and Enugu airports for international flights.

Nigerian government to reopen Enugu, Kano, Port Harcourt airports for international flights

“We will be opening Enugu airport on the 3rd of May 2021, Kano on the 5th of April, 2021 and Port Harcourt on the 15th of April, 2021 for international flights,” the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika said at the weekly briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday.
Kano State business community has urged the Federal Government to resume international flights at the Aminu Kano International Airport in order to ease their business activities.

Nigerian government set to reopen Kano airport for international flight operations

The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, said this when he received a high powered delegation from Kano State, led by Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje on Tuesday in Abuja.
Kano State business community has urged the Federal Government to resume international flights at the Aminu Kano International Airport in order to ease their business activities.

Governor Ganduje requests immediate opening of Aminu Kano airport international wing

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has requested the Federal Government to open the international wing of Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA).

Minister: Suspension of international flights at Kano airport affecting our revenue

The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has said the continued closure of the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport is affecting the revenue of government.
To assist air passengers have seamless trips, EgyptAir has announced two-in-one package for its esteemed customers comprising of a 50% discount to all travel destinations served by the airline.

EgyptAir declares 50% discount, extra baggage for Easter Holiday

To assist air passengers have seamless trips, EgyptAir has announced two-in-one package for its esteemed customers comprising of a 50% discount to all travel destinations served by the airline. In addition, the airline has also offered one extra piece of luggage at no extra cost for passengers flying both on Business and Economy Classes.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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Facebook’s Clubhouse competitor starts rolling out in the US today

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Germany skipper Manuel Neuer facing UEFA probe

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The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, made this known in a statement signed by the Director of Information of the ministry, Mr Theodore Ogaziechi, on Sunday in Abuja.

Minister: Seven states provide 19 livestock grazing reserves

Seven states have set out 19 grazing reserves for the implementation of the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP), the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, has said.

JAMB delists 25 CBT centres, to reschedule UTME candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that it has delisted 25 computer-based test centres from the list of more than 800 earlier scheduled to take part in the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) which kicked off nationwide on Saturday. The examination body said the action is to ensure strict adherence to regulatory standards amongst its partners.

NURTW: We aren’t part of PMS ‘atrocities’ in Oyo

The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has distanced itself from the alleged nefarious activities of the Park Management System (PMS) in Oyo State.