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One of the usual features on Nigerian social media is the nostalgic passion with which Nigerians often distribute pictures of the old Nigeria Airways and how that company once considered one of the best in Africa was mismanaged and made to fail.
As the Federal Government gears up to establish a new national carrier for Nigeria, the consultant selected for that purpose has had an initial meeting with the team of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
The N45bn severance package of former workers of the defunct Nigeria Airways Limited will be paid after the Easter holiday as soon as the Senate resumes sitting and approves the fund, the Federal Government has said.
Workers’ unions in the aviation industry have threatened to shut the airspace and ground all flight activities in protest against the Federal Government’s refusal to pay N45b pension and gratuities of Nigeria Airways ex-workers.
Chairman of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, yesterday indicted former President Olusegun Obasanjo for liquidating the Nigeria Airways which he said could have greatly influenced tourism and its multifaceted impact on the Nigerian economy.
Employees of the defunct Nigeria Airways, who worked in the United Kingdom and Ghana, got their full entitlements when the airline was liquidated but their Nigerian counterparts were not paid, the Federal Government announced on Tuesday.
The protest march by the former Nigerian workers started from the premises of the Skypower Catering Service Limited located with the airport with hundreds of members carrying various placards lamenting their poor treatment by the Nigerian government.
The coincidental encounter between President Muhammadu Buhari and ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo at the ongoing African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has continued to attract comments on the social media.
A Nigerian carrier at the weekend made History when it completed a comprehensive check on a locally aircraft.
Engr. John Ekundayo, an aeronautic engineer with one of the domestic carriers, in his remarks, said that carrying out of checks on the aircraft in foreign countries make operations difficult for the airlines.
The Federal Government has explained that the perceived delay in launching the National Carrier of Nigeria was to avoid the mistake of the past and launching a carrier that would fail.
President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that Nigerians deserve to know why the country lost its former national carrier, Nigeria Airways.
The Nigeria Airways branch of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) at the weekend decried the delay of payment of N45 billion pension arrears owed them by the federal government.
Retired workers of the defunct Nigeria Airways have agreed to the N45 billion approved by the Federal Government to settle their pension arrears.
The Federal Government has expressed regret over the reported deaths of some workers of the defunct Nigeria Airways occasioned by the delay in the payment of their entitlements.
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The minister stated this when he received a delegation from the Africa-Asia Rural Development Organisation (AARDO) led by Secretary General of the Organisation, Eng. Wassfi Hassan El Sreihin in his office in Abuja.
The Federal Government said that electricity generation from hydro sources could reach 19,000 megawatts if fully harnessed.
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President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has congratulated the Governor-elect of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on his victory in the just-concluded Ekiti gubernatorial election.
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