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Lagos airport agog as Nigeria Airways ex-workers rally for President Buhari’s reelection

The Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, on Friday came alive as ex-workers of Nigeria Airways Limited staged a rally to support the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari.
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Nigeria Airways ex-workers to stage rally for President Buhari February 8

Ex-workers of Nigeria Airways Limited will on Feb. 8 stage a mega rally in Lagos to declare their support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s candidacy in the Feb. 16 presidential election.

SAHCO targets expansion of operations to West African sub-region in 2019

The Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc is planning to expand its ground handling services to other countries in the West African sub-region in 2019.
Zainab Ahmed

Zainab Ahmed: Yachts, private jet owners to pay luxury tax from 2019

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has said that owners of yachts and private jets in the country will begin payment of luxury items from 2019.

BPE facilitates SAHCO initial public offer

The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has facilitated the first Initial Public Offer (IPO) in four years with the public offering of Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) Plc for the sale of 406,074,000 ordinary shares. The public offer opens on Monday, November 12, 2018 and closes on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.
Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

Federal government allays fear of omitted, missing names of Nigeria Airways ex-workers

The federal government has noted the concerns and fears raised on omitted and missing names in the ongoing verification exercise of the liquidated Nigeria Airways Limited (NAL) former workers and has created a help desk to attend to them.

Nigeria Airways: Two retirees slump, die at verification centre

Two retirees who were former staff of the defunct Nigeria Airways Limited (NAL) yesterday slumped and died after waiting for long in the verification queue at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

EFFC, ICPC join team to verify ex-Nigerian Airways workers

Operatives of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) have joined the ongoing biometric data verification of ex-workers and pensioners of the liquidated national carrier, Nigeria Airways Limited.
Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

Federal government to pay 50 percent ex-Nigerian Airways staff benefits from next week

The Nigerian government on Wednesday said it will pay 50 per cent of entitlements owed ex-staff of the defunct Nigerian Airways in 2018 and pay the balance next year.
Presidential Initiative on Continuous Audit (PICA), Dr Mohammed Dikwa

Federal government extends verification exercise of Nigeria Airways ex-workers

The federal government has extended the ongoing verification exercise of Nigeria Airways Limited former workers and assured that the exercise will not end until everybody is captured.

Nigeria Airways pensioners set for fresh verification

Ex-workers of the defunct Nigeria Airways Limited are getting set for a fresh verification following the Federal Government’s approval of N22.6 billion for the payment of their entitlements.
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Muhammadu Buhari approves N20 billion for ASUU to revitalise public Universities

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the immediate release of N20billion so that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASSU) can revitalise public universities.

Aviation union gives federal government seven day ultimatum

As part of activities marking workers day, the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria ( ATSSSAN ) Tuesday gave government a seven day ultimatum to pay the N45 billion severance benefits of former workers of Nigeria Airways Limited.

Minister: Nigeria Airways’ ex-workers’ll get N45 billion severance after Easter

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.

Ex-Nigeria Airways staff protest non-payment of N45bn pensions in Lagos

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.

Nigeria loses over $6.4 billion annually to non-reciprocity of BASA

Aviation industry experts have projected that the federal government is losing over $6.4 billion annually from non-payment of royalty by foreign carriers.

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