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Airport intruder: Union leader calls for overhaul of airports’ security

To avoid further breach of security at airports nationwide, Secretary General Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP), Comrade Abdulrasaq Saidu, has called on government to immediately commence total overhaul of security at airport.
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.

ART: We don’t need minister in aviation

The president of Aviation Roundtable Safety Initiative (ART), Elder Gabriel Olowo, has urged the federal government to scrap the office of Minister in Aviation, saying the industry would perform better as a unit under the Ministry of Transportation.
The Senate on Thursday concurred with the Public Holiday Act (Amendment) Bill passed by the House of Representatives, which approved June 12 as the new Democracy Day.

Senate rejects planned closure of Enugu airport

Senate has rejected moves by the Federal Government to downgrade Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
Alhaji Hadi Sirika, Minister of State for Aviation commissioning Airfield Ground Lightening Laboratory at NCAT, Zaria, Kafuna State on Monday. He is being assisted by the Rector of the college, Capt. Abdussalami Mohammed. (NAN)

Minister: Training, retraining prerequisites for aviation safety

The Minister of state for Aviation, Alhaji Hadi Sirika, on Monday identified training and retraining of personnel as a critical component for aviation safety.

Federal government inaugurates new terminal at Maiduguri airport

An elated Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, on Monday inaugurated the newly completed international terminal for Maiduguri International Airport, which had commenced since 2013.

Minister: FEC not divided on national carrier

The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has contradicted what the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi said concerning the suspension of the proposed national carrier.

Aviation unions block NCAA Lagos airport office

Aviation unions on Wednesday shut down the offices of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) at the Lagos airport in protest against the new organogram approved for the agency by the Federal Government.
PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI INAUGURATES BOARD MEMBERS OF THE NORTH-EAST DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER STATE HOUSE. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. MAY 8 2019 3

President Buhari, ministers in valedictory FEC session today

President Muhammadu Buhari will preside over the valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday, exactly a week before his inauguration for another four-year tenure.
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Federal government upgrades night facilities at Benin airport

The Federal Government at the weekend upgraded navigational facilities at Benin Airport to enable airlines and aircraft owners perform flights at night and periods when there is low visibility.

Federal government to shut Enugu airport over deplorable runway

Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said Enugu Airport will be closed down over the state of the runway.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says, it will test run the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge line early February.

FEC approves N1.8 billion for rehabilitation of railway village, N2.6 billion for FCT contracts

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Thursday approved N1.8 billion for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of buildings of railway village in Agbo, Delta.
President Buhari commissions Portharcourt International Airport Terminal Building in Rivers State on 25th Oct 2018 9

FAAN: Kano, Port Harcourt airports on course for certification

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), says it has fulfilled all necessary requirements for the certification of the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano and Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa, in the next few months.

Aviation unions to shut down NCAA over obsolete organogram

Aviation unions on Wednesday vowed to shut down the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority of Nigeria (NCAA) over what it called ‘obsolete’ organogram in the agency, which has prevented some promoted staff to be rightly placed.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) December-1

FEC approves N594 million contracts for FCT water board, fire service

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a memo for the award of contract for supply of water and field for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Water Board at the sum of N368 million including five per cent VAT.

Federal government acquires automatic aircraft fire simulator for NCAT

The Federal Government has acquired a modern multi-functional aircraft fire fighting simulator to be installed soon at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria.
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Cape Verde to open embassy in Nigeria, plans direct flights

Nigeria and Cape Verde are cementing their diplomatic ties with the latter finalising plans to open an embassy in Nigeria before the end of the year.

Minister: Federal government need extra N142 billion for new airport terminals

The Federal Government yesterday told the Senate that an additional $461.8 million (N141.31 billion) was required for new terminals across the country.

Aviation Minister: Federal government to revisit national carrier project

Minister of State for Aviation Hadi Sirika, yesterday, said plans were underway by the Federal Government to revisit the national carrier project.

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Lagos government partners institute on swine fever prevention

Lagos State Government, in collaboration with the National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, Plateau State, is to undertake a participatory rural appraisal and collection of farmers’ perception on pig phenotype.

Hajj: Oyo pilgrim saved by CCTV as she recovers missing $800

Rashida Tijani, a female pilgrim from Oyo State, who lost her purse containing $800 and other valuables, was saved from the trauma of her loss when a review of her hotel’s CCTV footage identified where she left the purse.

BDCs want subsidies removed

Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) has called for elimination of fuel and foreign exchange (forex) subsidies in order to address structural defects in the economy.
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Abia governor reassures on job creation

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia on Monday reiterated the resolve of the state government to tackle unemployment through formulating programmes and policies that would boost job creation.
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Sterling Bank partners iCreate Africa to celebrate skills excellence in South East

Sterling Bank Plc in partnership with iCreate Africa, has held a skills competition for over 500 youths from the Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo.