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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.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Coronavirus: Senate advocates self-isolation for travellers from China, others

The Senate has called on the Federal Ministry of Aviation to immediately take steps to ensure all persons arriving from China, especially Chinese citizens from Nigeria that travelled for the Chinese Lunar New Year festivities, self-isolate by staying indoors in their homes for at least two weeks before mixing with Nigerian public.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senate confirms central bank, hajj commission nominees

The Senate on Thursday confirmed nominees appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari to serve on the board of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senate advocates self-isolation for travellers from China, other countries with coronavirus outbreak

The Senate on Thursday urged the Federal Ministry of Aviation to immediately take steps to ensure that all persons arriving from China, especially Chinese citizens from Nigeria that travelled for the Chinese Lunar New Year festivities, to self-isolate by staying indoors in their homes for at least two weeks before mixing with the Nigerian public.
Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, said on Sunday the state was not safe despite the declaration of 2 percent HIV-AIDS prevalence rate in the state by the National AIDS Indicator Survey.

Cross River governor creates foreign affairs ministry

Apart from foreign affairs, Mr Ayade also created ministry of robotics and artificial intelligence, ministry of humanity and social welfare, and ministry of grants and economic empowerment.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 6

We are yet to receive official document for airport concession, national carrier plan – Reps...

Despite the several months of campaigns over the federal government’s plans to concession four international airports across the country, the Chairman of Nigeria’s House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Honourable Nnolim Nnaji at the weekend has declared that the lower legislative chamber was yet to receive any official document on the airports’ concession plan. Despite the several months of campaigns over the federal government’s plans to concession four international airports across the country, the Chairman of Nigeria’s House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Honourable Nnolim Nnaji at the weekend has declared that the lower legislative chamber was yet to receive any official document on the airports’ concession plan.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 3

President Buhari seeks confirmation of hajj commission members by Senate

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday requested the Senate to confirm the appointment of the Chairman and Members of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).

We’ll complete repairs on Enugu airport soon – minister

Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation, has assured that repairs on the runway of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport (AIIA), Enugu, would be completed in record time.
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.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 5

Senate invites NNPC, LNG over Brass project

The Senate on Tuesday invited the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Brass LNG to brief the Committee on Gas on the extent of implementation of the LNG project in Brass Island, Bayelsa State.

Bayelsa guber: Governor Dickson urges people not to abandon PDP

Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa has urged the people of Bayelsa to keep faith with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as they go to the polls on Nov. 16 to elect his successor.

President Buhari not responsible for non-issuance of airport licence – Bayelsa governor

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has absolved President Muhammadu Buhari of any blame in the alleged refusal of the Nigerian aviation regulator to issue a licence to the Bayelsa International Airport to commence commercial operations despite the absence of any serious safety concern.
Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika; flanked by Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, (left) and Chairman, Ekiti Airport Committee, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), right during the foundation laying of the Ekiti Agro Allied Airport, in Ado-Ekiti

Governor Fayemi flags off Ekiti cargo airport project

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Friday, laid the foundation for the Ekiti Airport, signalling the commencement of work on the agro -allied cargo airport, aimed at boosting the state’s agricultural, tourism and educational endowment.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Fuel subsidy to gulp N450 billion in 2020 – minister

Minister for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, has said under-recovery of premium motor spirit (PMS), popularly referred to as fuel subsidy, will gulp N450 billion in 2020.

House of Reps seeks blockage of foreign airlines from Nigerian airspace

The House of Representatives Committee on Aviation is pushing for a review of all aviation agreements between the country and foreign airlines, and possible blockage of some from the country’s airspace.

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