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Another 100 customers benefit ₦100,000 each from UBA’s Fresh Bumper Draw

UNITED Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has rewarded another set of 100 loyal customers with a total of N10m in the UBA Bumper account draw. The 100 customers each benefitted N100,000 in this month’s edition of the draw which began in January 2020. The virtual and transparent draw which was …

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COVID-19: Unions write President Buhari, set to mobilize workers for sit at home strike over salary payment

FOUR unions, have served notice that should the situation of no salary, or incomplete salary, remain beyond the 15th of June, 2020 that they will ask all aviation workers to remain at home pending when their salaries can be guaranteed. The unions are the National Union of Air Transport Employees …

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COVID-19:  NIS holds sensitization lecture on seamless facilitation

NIGERIA Immigration Service (NIS) as part of efforts to ready its officers at the airports against the new normal post Covid-19 have told their men  to imbibe discipline, put their acts together and synergize with other agencies around the airport for seamless facilitation. This is just as the NIS said …

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FEC approves N1.7billion for consultancy on second Abuja runway

THE Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved the sum of N1.7 billion for consultancy services for the construction of a second runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja with a plan to achieve the second runway if awarded, before the end of the administration. Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, …

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NCAA confirms 5 airports approved for flight resumption

NNAMDI Azikwe International Airport Abuja, Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos, Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport Kano, Omagwa International Airport, Port Harcourt and Sam Mbakwe Airport Owerri are the five (5) airports designated for the resumption of flight operations once it is given the go ahead to start from operations on the 21st of June, 2020.

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COVID-19: PTF mulls ending interstate restrictions with domestic flight resumption

PRESIDENTIAL Task Force on COVID-19 has revealed that once the aviation industry indicted readiness to commence operations from on the 21st June measures will be put in place to simultaneously end the nationwide interstate movement restrictions. Co-ordinator of the PTF on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu also stated that there was …

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Ojikutu kicks against monetary bailout for airlines, says direct intervention for staff salaries needed

“The only Government Direct Financial Intervention may be necessary as Palliatives for the airlines staff Salaries only for three (3) months or the period the lock down lasted but this must be recoverable within 12 months or by June 2021. The Financial Palliative should be used to pay only 70% of the Staff Salaries. Those staff must be confirmed to have been registered with the National Pension Board and their pension contributions are up to date. The balance of 30% in their salaries not added should account for the period they did not pay for transport to go to work.

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Flight resumption: Airlines can not break even on 40% load factor, Olowo tells FG

On board social distancing will be quite challenging except aircraft will be configured to all first class seats for economic operations. No airline can ever break even with less than 40 % load factor at the extremely low fares prevalent in the market where passengers pay less than $100 per hour on jet engines.This was the levels 30 years ago precisely 1990. Lagos Abuja N2, 200.Exchange rate N 22/$.  The dichotomy is can the passengers afford higher levels of tariff?”

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Flight resumption: FG orders airlines to fly 50-70% capacity as domestic ops resumes  June 21

All passengers' luggage to be disinfected before entry into the departure hall and they are required to wash their hands before proceeding into the halls while sanitizers would be provided for their use before entrance, at the waiting halls and pre-boarding. Foot wears will be disinfected, sanitized  by foot mats place at all entrances of the terminal buildings and passengers would observe physical distancing rule while sitting in the halls. The seats would be clearly marked for usage and non -usage.

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FG mobilizes contractors back to site for Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu completion

WORK at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu will soon be restarted as the Federal Government of Nigeria has announced remobilization of contractors back to site, to complete the rehabilitation of the runway and terminal buildings The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika disclosed this on his twitter handle @hadisirika …

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