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Delta governor: The gains of concessioning Asaba airport

The International lounge of the Asaba International Airport hosted prominent Deltans, top Government functionaries and investors Tuesday as the Airport was concessioned to a master concessionaire (FIDC-Menzies Consortium, now incorporated as Asaba Airport Company Limited) and sub-concessionaires of technical partners with a designated area of investment for 30 years by the State Government after five years of rigorous and painstaking exercise.
The Federal Government has taken over the Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport in Kebbi, Alhaji Abubakar Ladan, the state Commissioner for Works and Transport, has said.

Nigerian government takes over Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport in Kebbi

The Federal Government has taken over the Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport in Kebbi, Alhaji Abubakar Ladan, the state Commissioner for Works and Transport, has said.

Delta government concessions Asaba airport

Delta State Government, Tuesday, signed concession agreement Asaba Airport Company Limited for the concession of the Asaba International Airport for a period of 30 years, exempting the concessionaire from payment of tax for five years.
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.

NCAA: Emirates, KLM’ll compensate passengers of cancelled flights

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority on Monday said Emirates and KLM airlines would compensate passengers for cancelling or delaying their flights at short notices.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Judge withdraws from suit against Air Peace, NCAA, others

The suit filed against Air Peace Limited, Inspector-General of Police (IGP), the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and others over alleged right abuse has suffered set back, following the withdrawal of the trial judge, Justice Chuka Austine Obiozor from hearing it.
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NCAA lifts ban on Boeing 737 MAX jetliner

More countries are giving approval to one of Boeing’s best selling aircraft, the 737 MAX as the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has announced the lifting of the ban on the aircraft and has subsequently been certified to operate in Nigeria’s airspace.

Delta to upgrade Asaba airport – official

The Delta State Government on Friday said it was making plans to upgrade the Asaba International Airport to a category 9 Airport to enable it to receive bigger planes.
An Airbus A380-800 passenger plane of the Emirates Airlines at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Mikhail Tereshchenko - TASS - Getty Images

Emirates’ announces date to resume flights from Nigeria

Emirates Airlines’ announcement that its outbound flight services from Lagos and Abuja would recommence on February 28, 2021 is ruffling some feathers.
An Airbus A380-800 passenger plane of the Emirates Airlines at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Mikhail Tereshchenko - TASS - Getty Images

NCAA lifts suspension on Emirates Airlines operations

Newsmen recall that the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 had directed for the immediate suspension of Emirates Airlines operations effective Feb. 4 until when the needed infrastructure and logistics were put in place for the Rapid Antigen Test (RDT) test by the Nigerian Government.

Nigeria may suspend UAE, Netherlands flights over coronavirus protocol

The Federal Government has threatened to suspend flight operations from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and The Netherlands due to the new COVID-19 protocols introduced by both countries for incoming travellers.
Green Africa Airways, a new low-cost carrier, is set to begin its operations after reaching the final stage of certification.

New low-cost carrier set to begin operations in Nigeria

Green Africa Airways, a new low-cost carrier, is set to begin its operations after reaching the final stage of certification.
The National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) has received about N196 million out of N5bn given to the aviation industry as Covid-19 Palliative to cushion the negative effects of coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: NANTA gets 4.9 percent share of N5 billion funds, warns against further lockdown

The National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) has received about N196 million out of N5bn given to the aviation industry as Covid-19 Palliative to cushion the negative effects of coronavirus pandemic.

Ado Sanusi steps down as Aero Contractors chief

The captain was appointed in February 2017 after the airline was taken over by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has charged the twenty-three council chairmen and youths in the State to identify members of proscribed separatist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the State.

Rivers governor hints of fresh coronavirus lockdown

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, yesterday, hinted that the state government, was thinking of locking down the state in January, amidst the resurgence of Covid-19 in the state in the wake of a second wave.

NCAA issues protocol for passengers from UK, South Africa

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has given out protocol for all passengers originating from United Kingdom and South Africa effective from Dec.28.
The Nigerian Consulate in Johannesburg on Thursday hosted a dinner to mark the inaugural commercial flight by Air Peace from Lagos to the South African city.

Nigeria consulate hosts dinner to mark Air Peace Lagos-Johannesburg inaugural flight

The Nigerian Consulate in Johannesburg on Thursday hosted a dinner to mark the inaugural commercial flight by Air Peace from Lagos to the South African city.
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.

PTF to submit final report to President Buhari in two weeks

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF) has announced that it will submit its final report to President Muhammadu Buhari in the two weeks.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says the recent surge in ticket prices is an offshoot of the COVID-19 pandemic

NCAA: Increase in fares caused by coronavirus pandemic

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says the recent surge in ticket prices is an offshoot of the COVID-19 pandemic.

NCAA plans to open more regional offices

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Wednesday announced plans to open more regional offices as part of its efforts to bring regulation closer to the operators.
The Management of Air Peace has received another ERJ-145 aircraft after undergoing C-Check abroad.

Air Peace makes inaugural flight to Makurdi

Governor Samuel Ortom who attended the inauguration said the newly inaugurated flight to Makurdi will further open the state to direct foreign investment.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue says the newly inaugurated Air Peace flight to Makurdi will further open the state to direct foreign investment.

Governor Ortom: Air Peace flights to Benue will bring foreign investments

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue says the newly inaugurated Air Peace flight to Makurdi will further open the state to direct foreign investment.
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NCAA: Nigeria airlines may merge due to pandemic

The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Musa Nuhu, has foreseen a merger of airlines in the aviation sector due to the current crisis that has engulfed the sector.

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Ebonyi: Gunmen attack police station in Izzi

Some gunmen in the early hours of Monday attacked the Iboko Divisional Police Station in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria’s South-east.
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Imo hunter kills lover for ‘cheating on him’

A source in the community told newsmen that the victim simply identified as Chinwendu visited the suspect from her village, Ohabele in Obosima community in Ohaji/ Egbema LGA of the state after returning from Aba in Abia state.
FIFA have asked three candidates to back South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe in the upcoming Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidential election, a source close to one of the candidates told AFP.

FIFA favours Patrice Motsepe for CAF presidency

FIFA have asked three candidates to back South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe in the upcoming Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidential election, a source close to one of the candidates told AFP.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has dismissed Jurgen Klopp’s claim that Liverpool can no longer hope to defend their Premier League title.

Manchester City in bizarre spat with Opta

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A Presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2019, Chief Charles Udeogaranya, has said that the way things are going in Nigeria, Ndigbo Republic may emerge instead of Biafra.

Charles Udeogaranya: Ndigbo Republic may emerge if South-East fails to produce president in 2023

According to him, “if after 50 years of Nigeria/Biafra civil war and political power brokers do not find it expediently urgent to close this monumental gap of inequality by giving a sense of belonging to the South-East region of Nigeria, then Ndigbo Republic (NR) is inevitable and I will lead the struggle of its actualisation.”

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Anambra introduces coronavirus mobile testing

The Commissioner for Health in Anambra State, Vincent Okpala, said on Thursday that the government, through its Ministry of Health, has introduced more aggressive measures, including mobile testing, in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

NBS: Nigerians paid more for fuel, diesel in January

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS says Nigerians paid more for fuel in January 2021 as the price paid by consumers for premium motor spirit (petrol) increased by 12.88%.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday offered automatic employment to 110 ex-corps members in the Federal Civil Service and scholarships for the pursuit of post-graduate studies up to doctoral level in any university in Nigeria.

President Buhari welcomes release of Kagara students

The president, in a statement by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Saturday, commended the nation’s security and intelligence agencies and the government of Niger state for their responses in securing the release.
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CSOs call for adequate security as Katsina reopens boarding schools

Following the reopening of four boarding schools in Katsina State, civil society organizations (CSOs) in the state have called for the immediate provision of adequate security to schools across the state for efficient and effective learning.
Justice Abdul Kafarati, the immediate past Chief Justice of the High Court of the Federation, has passed away.

Federal High Court mourns ex-chief judge

The management of the Federal High Court on Friday expressed sadness over the death of its immediate-past Chief Judge, Adamu Abdu-Kafarati.