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The federal government says adherence to social distancing in the era of coronavirus is only applicable at airports terminals and not in the cabin.

Nigeria: Why we only observe social distancing in airports terminals

The federal government says adherence to social distancing in the era of coronavirus is only applicable at airports terminals and not in the cabin.
An Airbus A380-800 passenger plane of the Emirates Airlines at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Mikhail Tereshchenko - TASS - Getty Images

Emirates Airlines reinstates commitment to Nigeria

As the latest ban slammed on the Middle East based airline, Emirates Airlines takes effect from Monday, September 21, 2020, the airline has reinstated its commitment to Nigeria.
An Airbus A380-800 passenger plane of the Emirates Airlines at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Mikhail Tereshchenko - TASS - Getty Images

Nigeria bars Emirates Airlines flights

The Federal Government says Emirates Airlines has been included in the list of airlines not allowed to operate in Nigeria as part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.
Dutch airline KLM said Friday it would shed up to 5,000 jobs due to a “crisis of unprecedented magnitude” caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

EU urges Nigeria to lift airspace restrictions on KLM, Air France, Lufthansa

European Union (EU) has urged the federal government to have a rethink over restrictions placed on KLM, Lufthansa and Air France.
A former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has made his Nollywood debut in a new series titled Silent Prejudices (Season 2).

Femi Fani-Kayode, wife Precious separate

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has separated from his wife, Precious Chikwendu, with whom he had four sons.
Lagos Airport – Operations of Arik Air were on Monday shut down by the aviation unions over alleged non-payment of staff salaries since April after placing many of the workforce on compulsory leave and other anti-labour practices.

Passengers groan as aviation unions shut Arik operations

Operations of Arik Air were on Monday shut down by the aviation unions over alleged non-payment of staff salaries since April after placing many of the workforce on compulsory leave and other anti-labour practices.

Aviation unions shuts down Arik Air operations over 90% staff layoff, anti-labour practices

Operations of Arik Air were on Monday shut down by the aviation unions over alleged non payment of staff salaries since April after placing 90 per cent of the workforce on compulsory leave and other anti-labour practices.

Arik Air seeks minister’s intervention in unions strike action threat

Arik Air weekend wrote a letter to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, asking him to intervene in the threat by two aviation unions to commence strike action and ground the operations of the airline with effect from today (Monday).
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 expects over 15,000 passengers weekly as international flights resume

Following the resumption of international flights in Lagos and Abuja airports from Saturday, investigations by newsmen have revealed that there will be about 15,000 passengers flying into the country weekly.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

PTF: Nigeria not ready for full-scale re-opening of economy

The Federal Government said on Thursday that the country “is not ready for full-scale re-opening of the economy.”

Foreign airlines barred, approved for Lagos, Abuja airports — full list

The Federal Government on Thursday released the list of airlines barred and approved for international flights into Nigeria beginning from September 5.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigeria further relaxes virus restrictions

The Federal Government has relaxed emergency restrictions put in place in the wake of the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic as a way of limiting its spread.
Former Aviation Minister, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode’s outburst against Daily Trust Newspapers reporter has not addressed the fundamental question raised by the journalist- Who funds the trip of Fani Kayode into the states he recently visited?

Femi Fani-Kayode demands N6 billion, apology from Daily Trust over article

In the article, which was published in the newspaper, the writer lambasted Fani-Kayode for his conduct during a press conference in which he described a Daily Trust reporter in Calabar, Eyo Charles, as ‘stupid’ after the journalist asked who was “bankrolling” his current tour of southern states.
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.

Aviation unions vow to resist planned concession of airports

Against the backdrop of possible job losses owing to the planned concession of four most prominent airports in the country, aviation unions in the land have vowed to resist the moves.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari3

President Buhari pledges world class infrastructure for Lagos, Kano, Abuja airports

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that his administration would deliver world class airport infrastructure to Lagos, Abuja and Kano International Airports to improve socioeconomic development of the country.
Former Aviation Minister, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode’s outburst against Daily Trust Newspapers reporter has not addressed the fundamental question raised by the journalist- Who funds the trip of Fani Kayode into the states he recently visited?

Oyo NUJ boycotts Femi Fani-Kayode’s press conference

Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, Oyo state chapter, has asked its members to boycott a former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode’s press conference in the state.
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 reopens Enugu airport, seeks investment in concession

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.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has notified airlines, passengers and all other stakeholders that the runway at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu will be closed for major repairs.

Akanu Ibiam International Airport ready for flight resumption – minister

The Minister of Aviation, Mr Hadi Sirika, says the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu is ready for resumption of flights.

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Nine Kwara United players contract coronavirus

No fewer than nine people in Kwara United FC of Ilorin have tested positive to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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President Buhari: What I told security agencies before Edo polls

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his single desire is to make sure that innocent Nigerians don’t suffer regardless of party affiliation.
Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, through her foundation, ‘Future Assured’, has donated 16 trucks of assorted food items and for distribution to 500,000 households in Kano State.

Aisha Buhari empowers farmers, women in Kogi

The First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, through her pet project, ”Future Assured”, has empowered farmers and women in Kogi, to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on them.
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Katsina spends N1 billion on virus management – official

The Katsina State Government says it spent over N1 billion on the management of the coronavirus pandemic in the state.
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Leeds United linked with a move for Fernando Llorente

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