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Federal government appoints Rabiu Yadudu as new FAAN chief

The Federal Government on Monday appointed Captain Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu as the new Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
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Taiwan protests exclusion from WHO annual conference

Taiwan on Tuesday protested against not being invited to the World Health Organisation’s annual conference in Geneva this month following pressure from China.

Nigeria begins registration for 10-year e-passport

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has commenced registration for the issuance of its new 10-year e-passports to Nigerians.
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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.
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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.

NIS: Why we postponed issuance of new e-passport

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has postponed the issuance of the new 10-year enhanced e-passport till April 29, to enable it finalise the integration of the National Identity Number (NIN) with the new passport.

NCAA: We can’t verify aircraft with worn out tyre yet

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has disclosed that it is yet to establish the fact or otherwise of a picture trending in the social media of an aircraft operating with a wornout tyre.
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VP Osinbajo: AIB concludes investigation on crashed helicopter

Seventy-two hours after an Agusta AW 139 helicopter flying Vice President Yemi Osibanjo crashed in Kabba, Kogi State, aviation agencies, led by the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) have concluded investigations on the accident.

NCAT to increase training aircraft

The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria, says it plans to increase its modern training aircraft to 14 this year.

NIS: New Nigeria international passport to cost N70,000

Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Monday said registration and the issuance of new international passport would cost Nigerians N70,000.

Minister: N4.5 billion NCAT firefighting simulator ready soon

The Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has disclosed that a N4.5 billion firefighting simulator currently being installed at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) was nearing completion.
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ICAO: Airlines transport 4.3 billion passengers in 2018

Preliminary figures released on Monday by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) showed a total of 4.3 billion passengers were transported by air on scheduled services in 2018.
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NAHCO names Olatokunbo Fagbemi as new chief executive

A new Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer has been appointed for the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (Nahco Aviance) following the adoption of a new group structure by the Board of Directors. She is Mrs. Olatokunbo Adenike Fagbemi.

FAAN aviation security personnel slumps, dies at Lagos airport

A Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) security personnel, Mr Usman Mohammed, on Friday slumped and died while on duty at the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.
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.

ICAO inaugurates training centre at MMIA Lagos

International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) inaugurates the ICAO Aviation Security Training Centre (ASTC) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos

Hadi Sirika reiterates federal government’s commitment to secure nation’s airports

The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has reiterated Federal Government’s commitment to ensuring safety and security at the nation’s airports for efficient air transportation in Nigeria.
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.

Stakeholders kick over plans to arm aviation security

Players in the country’s aviation sector have kicked against plans to arm Aviation Security (AVSEC), a department under the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

Hadi Sirika: FAAN aviation security personnel to start bearing arms in three months

Hadi Sirika, Minister of State for Aviation, says Aviation Security (AVSEC) personnel of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) will start bearing arms within the next three months.

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LUTH resident doctors protest alleged five-month salary arrears, as management denies claim

The Association of Resident Doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, on Wednesday staged a peaceful protest as they commenced a two-day warning strike.
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President Buhari shocked by Katsina killings

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received reports of killings in Katsina State with shock, assuring government will restore peace and stability in the polity.
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Maurizio Sarri to discuss Chelsea future after Europa League final

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri plans showdown talks with the club’s hierarchy after next week’s Europa League final to see if they want the Italian to remain in charge next season.
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18 farmers killed by bandits in Katsina

The remains of the 18 farmers killed by bandits in Batsari local government area of Katsina State have been buried in Katsina amidst tears by families and sympathizers.
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Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan available for Nations Cup after president intervenes

Ghana striker, Asamoah Gyan, has bowed to a presidential request to make himself available for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations, just 48 hours after announcing his international retirement.