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Medview, NAHCON bicker over pilgrims airlift contracted to Saudi Arabia

Nigerian carrier Medview Airlines and the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) are at loggerheads over alleged breach of the terms of the contract for the airlift of pilgrims for the 2019 Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

Hajj: Civil society warns air carriers on flight delay

A civil society group, Independent Hajj Reporters, has tasked air carriers approved for 2019 hajj operations to abide by the agreement it entered with pilgrims for seamless airlift of Nigerian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20196

Senate asks foreign airlines to provide records of Nigerians in their employment

Some senators on Wednesday advocated for the protection of Nigerian airlines from what they described as unfair competition from their foreign counterparts.
President Buhari commissions New Terminal Building of Abuja International Airport on 20th December 2018-7

Federal government asks foreign airlines move to new Abuja airport terminal before March 31

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has directed all foreign airlines operating at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja to move to the new international terminal on or before March 31.
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.

Nigeria’s airlines record 36,350 delayed flights in 2018

Domestic airlines operating in Nigeria recorded 36,350 cases of delayed flights between January and December 2018, according to figures released by the Consumer Protection Department of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Travelers decry hike in prices of air tickets

Air travelers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, have lamented the hike in price of air tickets by airlines ahead of the Christmas celebration.
Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 (MMA2)

MMA2 operates as FAAN shelves threat to withdraw services

Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 in Lagos continues flight operations following the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria agreement to shelve plans to withdraw its services to the terminal over alleged indebtedness
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NAHCON concludes airlift of Nigerian hajj pilgrims

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has concluded airlift of Hajj 2018 Nigerian pilgrims back home.
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika

Senator Sirika: Suspension of Nigeria Air not politically motivated

The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has said the suspension of the national carrier project, Nigeria Air, which was scheduled to commence operations in December, is not “politically motivated.”
Abdullahi Mukhtar

NAHCON: 13,223 Hajj pilgrims back home

A total of 13, 223 pilgrims have so far been transported back to Nigeria from Saudi Arabia, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) said on Monday.

Official: 1,176 Kaduna pilgrims return home

Yunusa Abdullahi, the Public Relations Officer, Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, says 1,176 pilgrims have returned from Saudi Arabia after a successful 2018 hajj exercise.
Abdullahi Mukhtar

Don’t transport criminals in Hajj flights – NAHCON warns airlines

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria on Saturday warned this year’s Hajj airline operators not to transport criminal elements in Hajj flights from Saudi Arabia back to Nigeria.

Hajj pilgrims begin return journey on Monday

The return journey of Nigeria’s 55,000 pilgrims who performed this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia begins on Monday, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has said.
Hajj Pilgrims

Hajj: NAHCON concludes pilgrims’ transportation

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Friday concluded the transportation of Nigeria’s pilgrims to this year’s Hajj with the arrival of about 190, making up 37,746 pilgrims now in Saudi Arabia.
Hajj Pilgrims

37,746 Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

No fewer than 37,746 Nigerian Muslims have been transported to Saudi Arabia to perform this year’s hajj.

Nigerian pilgrim recovers lost $700 in Saudi hotel

A lucky second Nigerian pilgrim on Sunday in Madinah, Saudi Arabia, recovered her lost Basic Traveling Allowance (BTA) from her hotel camp.

Med-View Airline begins transportation of Hajj pilgrims from Lagos Airport

Medview Airline on Thursday began the transportation of its quota of 10,000 pilgrims from the Hajj Camp of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika

Mixed reactions trail unveiling of name, logo of Nigeria Air

Mixed reactions on Wednesday trailed the unveiling of the name and logo of the proposed new national carrier by the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika.

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

Three prospective corps members caught with fake certificates

The National Youth Service Corps on Friday handed over three prospective corps members found with fake certificates to Police and other security operatives in the camp for further investigation.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo stated this at the end of a four week-training for 1500 youths who participated in the N-Creative programme held in Benin.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria, US partnership will continue to produce desirable results

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday said that the partnership between Nigeria and the US was one that would continue to produce mutually desirable results for both countries.
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Police fire tear gas in new Hong Kong protests

Police in Hong Kong have used tear gas for the first time in about 10 days to try to break up fresh anti-government protests.
The Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) has taken the step to halt the Professional Football League of Cameroon (LFPC) effective immediately due to the "serious and repeated violation of its obligations, as stipulated in Article 14 paragraph 1a of the Statutes Fecafoot, and Article 2 of its own Statutes ".

Cameroon federation suspends professional football league

The Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) has taken the step to halt the Professional Football League of Cameroon (LFPC) effective immediately due to the "serious and repeated violation of its obligations, as stipulated in Article 14 paragraph 1a of the Statutes Fecafoot, and Article 2 of its own Statutes ".

Conservationists: Nigeria down to 300 elephants

Nigerian conservationists have estimated that only about 300 elephants are living in the wild across Nigeria.