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The Federal Government on Sunday impounded an aircraft belonging to a British company, FlairJet, for operating commercial flights into the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos despite the ban on such flight operations in Nigerian airports.

Nigeria impounds British aircraft in Lagos, begins probe

The Federal Government on Sunday impounded an aircraft belonging to a British company, FlairJet, for operating commercial flights into the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos despite the ban on such flight operations in Nigerian airports.
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed this on Monday via Twitter.

May Day: Senator Sirika regrets deplorable conditions of workers

Senator Hadi Sirika, the Minister of Aviation, has expressed regret over the unpleasant conditions of workers and the reduction in the wages of staff in the Nigerian aviation industry occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has taken the world by storm.
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Nigeria receives medical equipment from United Nations

The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, Tuesday took delivery of various medical equipment donated by the United Nations Systems to the Federal government to aid its efforts at combating the COVID-19 scourge in the country.
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.

Ministry makes clarifications on international flights’ restriction

As Nigeria joins the world in efforts to contain the spread of the deadly Coronavirus, the Federal Ministry of Aviation has made clarifications on the restriction of international flights to Nigeria, James Odaudu, Director Public Affairs in the Ministry stated this in a statement.

Lagos airport resumes normal flights

After days of disruptions, normal flight operations has resumed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA Lagos.
The flight diversions was a blessing to the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Ghana.

How Ghana is ‘benefiting immensely’ from Nigeria’s flight diversion

Harmattan haze which has been intense since Monday delayed and caused flights cancellation in West African countries notably Nigeria, the largest economy and most populated nation in the Africa continent.

Bad weather: Nigeria grant foreign airlines permission to divert flight to Abuja

Federal government said it has granted one of the foreign airlines permission to divert its flight to Abuja instead of going to the neighbouring countries to land Lagos Airport bound flights
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.

Lagos-bound passengers stranded in Ghana, Senegal

Hundreds of Lagos-bound passengers are said to be stranded in Accra, Ghana, Dakar, Senegal and Cotonou, Benin Republic as poor visibility continued at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Minister: Foreign airlines won’t be allowed to treat Nigerians with disdain

The Minister of Aviation, Mr Hadi Sirika, has said that no foreign airline operator will henceforth be allowed to treat Nigerian travellers with disdain.

Turkish airlines now trying to comply with our conditions – minister

The Minister of Aviation, Mr Hadi Sirika, has said Turkish airlines had now shown commitment to improve its treatment of Nigerian travelers following the threat by the nation’s aviation regulators to ban its operations into the country.
Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika on behalf of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on Wednesday deposited ratification on ‘Protocol to Amend the Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft, done at Montreal on 4 April 2014’ also known as “The Montreal Protocol 2014”, with the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO at the organisation’s headquarters in Montreal, Canada.

Nigeria deposits aviation law instruments of ratification with ICAO

Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, on behalf of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on Wednesday deposited ratification on ‘Protocol to Amend the Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft, done at Montreal on 4 April 2014’ also known as “The Montreal Protocol 2014”, with the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO, at the organisation’s headquarters in Montreal, Canada.

Nigeria re-elected into ICAO council

Nigeria has been re-elected as a Part-II member of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council, for a new three-year term.

Nigeria gets ICAO award for improved security in aviation sector

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on Tuesday presented the “ICAO Council President’s Certificate” to Nigeria in recognition its progress in solving aviation security and oversight deficiencies.

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.
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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).

Court remands herder for allegedly stealing recharge cards

An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered that a 25-year-old herdsman, Mohammed Bello, be remanded in Oke-Kura prison yard for allegedly stealing recharge cards worth N420,000.
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika

Hadi Sirika: Suspension of national carrier project only temporary

Minister of State Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has reaffirmed that the suspended national carrier would be activated as soon as possible, although the December 4th earlier given for its take-off is no longer feasible.

Nigeria Air: Federal government to engage aviation stakeholders, public

Plans of reviving the suspended Nigeria Air project was mooted on Monday as the Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said he would engage industry stakeholders and the public on the matter to ensure it eventually comes into fruition.

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