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Reopening Abuja airport’s second runway overdue – Reps member

Chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Nnolim Nnaji, has said work should be reopened on the protracted Abuja Airport’s second runway.

NCAA commends Arik Air on tax remittances

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has commended Arik Air for its contribution to effective, efficient, safe and secure operations despite the challenges in its operation.

NCAA bans Apple MacBook Pro from flights

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NACA) has announced the ban of certain models of Apple MacBook Pro from all flights, whether as cargo, or in passengers’ carry-on luggage.

I was barred from public statements after 2005 Sosoliso air crash – ex-NCAA chief

The Sosoliso air crash of December 10, 2005 would have been averted if the Minister of Aviation had allowed the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to shut down the Port Harcourt International Airport (PHIA) for its non-compliance with air safety.g
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Heavy torrential rain affected Max Air aircraft – airline

Max Air Ltd has said that heavy torrential rain with unstable winds affected its aircraft Boeing 747-400 registered 5N-DBK coming from Jeddah at the time of arrival in Minna , Niger.
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NCAA: Domestic airlines record 16,429 delayed flights in six months

Domestic airlines operating in Nigeria recorded 16, 429 cases of delayed flights between January and June 2019 according to figures released by the Consumer Protection Department of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.

Ebola: Aviation authorities demand high level of vigilance from airlines

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has directed all operators, especially airlines operating regional and international flights into the country, to exercise a high level of vigilance
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Rep: Nigeria needs flag carriers to play pivotal role in AfCFTA

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Nnolim Nnaji, says Nigeria needs a strong flag carrier to be able to play a pivotal role in the emerging African Continental Free Trade Agreement.
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How protectionists policies drive aviation growth – experts

Unless government puts in place policies to protect indigenous carriers, the growth of the sector will remain elusive, experts have said.

FAAN pensioners issue two weeks deadline on benefits

Pensioners of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) have given its management two weeks to address the withdrawal of some of their benefits or face an industrial action.

NCAA audits Air Peace fleet, declares them air-worthy

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Sunday declared the fleet of aircraft owned and operated by Air Peace fleet as airworthy.
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Stakeholders to brainstorm on investment in Nigerian aviation sector

Captains of industries, airline owners, professionals, and other stakeholders in Nigeria’s aviation sector are gathering in Lagos to brainstorm on how to develop the right policies to spur major investments in the sector.

Dana Air: Flight operations back to normal

Nigerian carrier Dana Air says it has resumed scheduled flight operations following a minor fault developed by one its aircraft which led to disruption of its flight services on various routes.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20196

Senate urges President Buhari to save indigenous airlines from extinction

The Senate, yesterday, raised the alarm over an impending extinction of indigenous airlines if urgent steps were not taken to halt the designation of multiple routes within Nigeria to foreign airlines.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20196

Senate asks foreign airlines to provide records of Nigerians in their employment

Some senators on Wednesday advocated for the protection of Nigerian airlines from what they described as unfair competition from their foreign counterparts.

Federal government defaults on VAT waiver for domestic airlines

More than one year after the pronouncement for Value Added Tax to be removed from air transport, the Federal Government has failed to implement the order.

Air Peace calls for more synergy between NCAA, AIB to enhance safety

The Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, has called for more synergy between the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) to enhance air safety in Nigeria.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says it has begun full-scale investigation to ascertain the viral video of the helicopter that landed on the Benin-Ore Expressway on Sunday.

TAL: Why our helicopter landed on Benin-Ore expressway

Barely one week after a helicopter landed in the Benin – Ore Expressway, the company that operated the flight: Tropical Arctic Logistics Limited (TAL) said the chopper embarked on medical evacuation for medical services to save a life.

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Regine Murengerantwari (2nd L) who rents her rooms for income sits with her sons at home in a suburb of Kigali, Rwanda, on April 1, 2020. – After the lockdown, with no payments from the tenants, she has no income and no food for her four children returned from their boarding school by the closure. She hasn’t eaten for a few days now. (Photo by Simon Wohlfahrt / AFP)

Rwanda’s poor confront further hardship as shutdown extends

Out of work, with prices soaring and police on the streets, life for many Rwandans has become immeasurably harder under coronavirus lockdown, and the pain looks only set to deepen.

Oyo ruling PDP warns opposition APC over governor’s coronavirus diagnosis

The Oyo State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned opposition party members not to play petty politics with the COVID-19 test result of Governor Seyi Makinde.

Nigerian government ministry deletes tweet begging South African billionaire for ventilators

The Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning has deleted its tweet requesting for ventilators from South African billionaire, Elon Musk.
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Israeli premier to self-isolate for week after minister tests positive of coronavirus

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will enter self-quarantine for seven days, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, after the country’s Health Minister tested positive for coronavirus.
Gernot Rohr has lifted the lid on the invitation of Heracles Almelo striker Cyriel Dessers and FC Koln right-back Kingsley Ehizibue to the Nigeria national team.

Cyriel Dessers ready to dump Heracles, targets Europe’s top five leagues

Heracles Almelo forward Cyriel Dessers hopes to play in one of the top five leagues in Europe, but has not rule out joining a big club in Belgium.