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British sports chiefs say they would accept the introduction of coronavirus “vaccine passports” if they enable the return of capacity crowds as quickly as possible.

British sports chiefs canvass use of ‘vaccine passports’

British sports chiefs say they would accept the introduction of coronavirus “vaccine passports” if they enable the return of capacity crowds as quickly as possible.
The umbrella body of pilots and aircraft engineers in the country, the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) has commended the professional regulatory safety oversight function performed by NCAA on Azman Air operations.

Azman Air replaces staff after NCAA safety audit

Azman Air has sacked Zakaria Al-Najjar, the airline’s acting head of maintenance, and appointed Peter Vungmo as replacement. In a statement on Sunday, Magaji Misau, admin and human resources manager of Azman Air, said Al-Najjar...

NAF debunks reports of missing fighter jet wreckage in Bama

The Nigerian Air Force(NAF), has debunked reports making the rounds that the wreckage of its missing fighter jet and body of one of the missing pilots have been found at Bama, Borno State.
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NAF chief charges troops to remain resolute, undeterred

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has urged NAF pilots, technicians, and ground troops to remain resolute in the fight against insurgency in the North-East and other parts of the country.
The umbrella body of pilots and aircraft engineers in the country, the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) has commended the professional regulatory safety oversight function performed by NCAA on Azman Air operations.

NCAA audit exposes Azman Air risky operations

The embattled Azman Airline may not return to flight operations soon following the several safety infractions discovered by inspectors of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) during their safety audit of the airline.
The Air Force had declared the Alpha Jet fighter aircraft, NAF 475, missing on March 31, saying a few days later that it might have crashed.

Wreckage of missing NAF jet found in Bama

The Air Force had declared the Alpha Jet fighter aircraft, NAF 475, missing on March 31, saying a few days later that it might have crashed.
Isiaka Amao, chief of air staff

NAF: Efforts to rescue pilots, recover crashed jet ongoing

Efforts are ongoing to rescue two Nigerian Air Force pilots and recover the crashed Alpha-jet aircraft they flew in, says Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao.
Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao- says Service Chefs will submit to DHQ under the leadership of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor.

Boko Haram: This is the time NAF must show strength – CAS

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has urged NAF pilots, technicians and ground troops to remain resolute in the fight against insurgency in the North-East and other parts of the country.
Isiaka Amao, chief of air staff

NAF jet: Cause of crash to be made public soon – CAS

Four days after the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet was declared missing in the North-East region while on an operation, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Isiaka Amao, has said that the aircraft was not shot down by the Boko Haram terrorists but other factors that would be made public soon.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP expresses worry over ill-fated NAF fighter jet

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed worry over conflicting reports and claims surrounding the ill-fated Nigerian Air Force fighter jet and its courageous pilots, who put their lives on the line for the security of the nation.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has revealed that Flight Lieutenants John Abolarinwa and Ebiakpo Chapele were the two pilots on its Alpha Jet aircraft (NAF475) that went missing during operation against Boko Haram in Borno State on Wednesday.

Group calls for prayers for missing NAF pilots

The Mothers for United Nigeria (MUN) have called on Nigerians to pray for the rescue of the two pilots of the Airforce Alpha Jet (NAF475) that went off the radar on March 31.

Boko Haram claims responsibility for crashed NAF fighter jet, releases video footage

The Abubakar Shekau-led faction of the Boko Haram terrorist group, Jama’atu Ahlussunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad, has released a video footage of how it shot down a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet Aircraft.
Dubai-based mega carrier, Emirates Airlines, has stopped flight operations to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos until the airport’s Instrument Landing System (ILS) is fixed.

Emirates to operate special flight marking vaccination milestone

Emirates will on April 10, 2021, have a special flight that will carry only fully vaccinated crew and passengers onboard as it showcases the United Arab Emirate’s progress in its vaccination programme.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has revealed that Flight Lieutenants John Abolarinwa and Ebiakpo Chapele were the two pilots on its Alpha Jet aircraft (NAF475) that went missing during operation against Boko Haram in Borno State on Wednesday.

NAF releases names of pilots in missing Alpha Jet

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has revealed that Flight Lieutenants John Abolarinwa and Ebiakpo Chapele were the two pilots on its Alpha Jet aircraft (NAF475) that went missing during operation against Boko Haram in Borno State on Wednesday.

Boko Haram: Two pilots killed as NAF fighter jet ‘crashes’ in Borno

Two pilots of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), have been killed in the NAF fighter aircraft that crashed while on a mission against the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state.

Boko Haram: Missing fighter jet ‘might have crashed’ – NAF

“Intelligence report gathered by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) indicates that the Alpha Jet aircraft (NAF475) that went off the radar with 2 crew members on board on 31 March 2021 might have crashed,” the air force said.
Isiaka Amao, chief of air staff

NAF chief urges calm as search continues for missing aircraft

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has called on Nigerians to remain calm as the search for the missing aircraft continued.
FILE PHOTO - A health worker fills a syringe with a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the Appleton Village Pharmacy, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Widnes, Britain January 14, 2021. REUTERS-Jason Cairnduff

US workers enticed with bonuses, time off to get coronavirus vaccine

As Covid-19 vaccination drives get into gear across the United States, some businesses are offering transportation, paid time off and bonuses of up to $500 to encourage workers to get the jab. Labor-intensive industries like...
Azman Air says it is committed to the safety of air Passengers and will demonstrate this renewed commitment in every aspect of its operations.

Suspension: Azman Air disowns protest letter defaming NCAA chief

Azman Air airline yesterday disowned a protest letter to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, after the regulatory authority suspended the flight operations of the airline to enable it carry out safety audit of the airline fleet of Being planes
The umbrella body of pilots and aircraft engineers in the country, the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) has commended the professional regulatory safety oversight function performed by NCAA on Azman Air operations.

NAAPE backs NCAA on suspension of Azman Air aircraft operations

The umbrella body of pilots and aircraft engineers in the country, the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) has commended the professional regulatory safety oversight function performed by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Azman Air operations.
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NCAA cites several lapses that got Azman’s Boeing 737s suspended

Apex aviation regulatory agency, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has clarified issues surrounding the recent suspension of Azman Air operations.Apex aviation regulatory agency, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has clarified issues surrounding the recent suspension of Azman Air operations.
Movie lovers, practitioners and critics who graced the premiere of ‘Eagle Wings’ penultimate Sunday at Blue Pictures Cinema, Lagos will definitely agree that the blockbuster has set a record in the Nigerian movie industry.

Nollywood-military movie ‘Eagle Wings’ premieres in Lagos

Movie lovers, practitioners and critics who graced the premiere of ‘Eagle Wings’ penultimate Sunday at Blue Pictures Cinema, Lagos will definitely agree that the blockbuster has set a record in the Nigerian movie industry.

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Youths and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare has urged Nigerian athletes to keep hope alive on the occasion of the International Day of Sports for Development and Peace despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

NSF: I see young people with future in sports – minister

The minister of Youth and sports development, Chief Sunday Dare, said the ongoing Edo 2020 National Sports Festival in Benin City has rekindled Nigerian youths hope for a better tomorrow, saying he sees a lot of young people who have future in sports.
The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Ikanade Agba, says to reduce the over 2.5 million acutely malnourished and stunted children, the Federal Government is implementing innovative policies and strategies that are appropriately funded, data-driven and sustainable.

Nigerian government to launch web-based solution for project monitoring

The Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, has revealed plans by the federal government to launch a web application to be christened ‘Eye-Mark’, aimed at empowering Nigerians to report any poorly executed government projects to the government.

Former diplomat unfolds blueprint to salvage troubled Nigeria

Amid increasing social discontent in Nigeria in recent times, a scholar and former diplomat, Nnamdi Onochie, has unfolded a blueprint to put Nigeria back on track to achieve peace, prosperity and progress for survival as an entity.
The Nasarawa State Government has begun the vaccination of its frontline medical workers against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vaccination: Low turnout hits FCT, Taraba, Abia, seven others

The statistics, however, showed that the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as well as states such as Abia, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Enugu, Rivers, Sokoto, Kogi and Taraba were still below 50 per cent of the target.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Nigeria records 57 new coronavirus infections

Nigeria has the least death toll among the top six most affected countries in Africa – South Africa, Tunisia, Ethiopia, Morocco, and Egypt.

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Chad makes arrests over ‘pre-election bomb and murder plot’

Chad’s interior ministry says it has arrested several people after uncovering a plot to assassinate prominent political figures and bomb polling stations and the electoral commission headquarters ahead of Sunday’s presidential election.
The Department of State Services, DSS, has denied any involvement in the attempt to arrest Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, at Ibadan, Oyo State.

DSS denies torturing President Buhari’s driver to death

The Department of State Services has denied torturing Sai’du Afaka, the President’s official driver, to death
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

FCT: Police arrest 17 suspects for cultism

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has arrested 17 suspects over cultism along Gwagwalada, Gwagwa, Lugbe and Kurudma axis of the territory.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi governor: I was appointed minister by ex-President Jonathan without knowing me

Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, has revealed that he was appointed a Minister for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by former President Goodluck Jonathan without knowing each other, hence the history of his political journey will never be complete without the mention of his major political benefactor – Jonathan.
Manchester City’s game with Everton on Monday evening has been called off after more positive coronavirus tests amongst Pep Guardiola’s squad.

Manchester City blame coronavirus for £126 million loss

Premier League leaders Manchester City blamed a £126 million ($175 million) net loss last season on a series of factors caused by the coronavirus pandemic.