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Nigerian airlines urged to inform NCAA against foreign ill-treatment

Capt. Musa Nuhu, Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has urged airlines plying regional and international routes to always inform the authority in their expansions to avoid unnecessary foreign exploration.
Arik Air Tuesday resumed normal flight operations after Monday’s disruption by aviation unions members

Arik Air resumes flight operations after unions face-off

Arik Air Tuesday resumed normal flight operations after Monday’s disruption by aviation unions members
Arik Air operation has been shut down by Aviation unions over alleged failure to pay seven months’ salary arrears of workers and other anti-labour practice.

Arik Air apologises to passengers over flights disruption

The management of Arik Air on Monday apologised to its customers whose travel plans were disrupted by the picketing of operations by some Aviation unions on Sept. 14.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

President Buhari: It’ll be dangerous to go back to fuel subsidy era

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that it would be economically dangerous for Nigeria to go back to the era of fuel subsidy, citing grave financial cost and a return to the era of long fuel queues as certain results.

27 Stranded Nigerian girls evacuated from Lebanon arrive Abuja

Another batch of 27 stranded Nigerian girls evacuated from Lebanon by the Federal Government and the Lebanese Government, as well as its community in Nigeria arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Sunday.
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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.
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NiMet urges staff to shelve planned strike

Prof. Sani Mashi, the Director-General, Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has called on members of staff of the agency not to embark on the proposed strike by the joint union of workers.

NIMET: No justification for unions’ strike

The management of Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NIMET, Friday, insisted that there is no justification for the threat of going on strike by the joint union of workers- Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals and the National Union of Air Transport Employees as most of the issues raised are being urgently addressed.

Aviation ministry partners DICON on airports security, others

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, says the aviation ministry will partner with the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) in various areas, including airports security.

Minister receives compliance report for concession of four airports, seeks FEC approval

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirka, has received the Outline Business Case Certificate of Compliance for the concession of Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano International airports.
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‘Aliko Dangote not a co-owner of Executive Jets’

Dangote has denied allegations that he is a co-owner of Executive Jets Services Ltd, an aviation company, whose operating license was recently suspended indefinitely by the Ministry of Aviation after flouting lockdown guidelines for safety when it conveyed an artiste to Abuja for a concert.
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.
Air Peace airline has taken delivery of a new ERJ-145 aircraft to help boost its domestic and regional operations.

Confusion trails move to deny Air Peace rights to evacuate Nigerians from Canada

Indications have emerged on how the Canada High Commission in Nigeria is allegedly working against Nigeria’s Air Peace airline effort to evacuate 319 stranded Nigerians caught up in the North American country due to the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

Aviation agencies get 45 days to relocate headquarters to Abuja

Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has given aviation agencies under the Ministry 45 days to relocate their corporate headquarters to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed this on Monday via Twitter.

Minister orders aviation agencies to relocate to Abuja within 45 days

Barely a year after the Ministry of Aviation debunked the claim that it ordered the relocation of agencies’ headquarters to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, the Ministry has once again directed the parastatals to move their corporate headquarters to the capital city.
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.
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Rivers: Why we are against Carveton’s operations

The Rivers State Government at the weekend explained that its actions against the Carveton Helicopters was mainly to protect the health of residents against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

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China running 380 detention centres in Xinjiang – researchers

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Kogi declares two day mourning in honour of victims of tanker inferno

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Benue condemns killing by suspected herdsmen

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