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Lokoja:  Home of the Niger, Benue Confluence; a tourist’s haven

When contemplating a place to go to for the holidays where you can have fun and get the kids to learn a little bit of the history of this great nation, Nigeria, look no further; the Confluence State, Kogi is the place you must be. The capital of this rich archeological state Lokoja holds major significant landmarks in Nigeria and …

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EgyptAir MS804 voice recorder retrieved from the Mediterranean

Search parties yesterday found and retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from EgyptAir flight MS804 as investigations can now commence into what caused the plane to crash into the sea, killing all 66 people on board. The Airbus A320 crashed into the Mediterranean early on May 19 on its way from Paris to Cairo. Since then, search teams have worked against …

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162 Nigerians voluntarily return from Libya

162 Nigerians who were hitherto stranded in the North African country of Libya have voluntarily returned to Nigeria though the help of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with the Nigerian Embassy in Libya. The returnees made up of 132 men 27 women and three children came aboard a Ghadues Air aircraft marked 5A WAT Flight numberUZ 189 …

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AIB asks FG for foreign training embargo exemption, advocates increase in TSC

Federal Government’s embargo of foreign training and international travels by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs),  may have adversely affected the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), according to the Bureau’s commissioner, Dr. Felix Abali  who is appealing for an exemption of its technical personnel from the current embargo placed on foreign training since 2015. Abali also advocated for the increase of the …

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Bankole, Medview boss, dares foreign airlines to invest in Nigeria

Managing director of Medview Airlines, Alhaji Muneer Bankole has challenged foreign airlines operating into the country not to move money out of the country totally but to put investments in the country that would help in improving their standing with the locals through creating of jobs and not just be portfolio airlines This is just as he dismissed claims making …

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Who hired 50 ‘support staff’ into NCAA? Ministry denies involvement, NCAA mute

It has been learnt that underground employments are ongoing at the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) with no fewer than 50 people hired as support staff of the regulatory body’s Abuja office thus casting doubt into the current restructuring of the aviation agencies. Nigeriaflightdeck has learnt that these people have been brought in same way others have brought in so-called …

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Arik Air gets Royal validation as Ooni of Ife flies airline to US

Arik Air has received a royal endorsement from the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II as the foremost traditional ruler and a large entourage including some traditional rulers from the South West States of the country reaffirmed his support for Nigerian brands by flying Arik Air from Lagos to New York on a tour of America. The …

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Medview takes delivery of Boeing aircraft, decries difficulties in accessing forex

Med-View Airline at the weekend took delivery of its Boeing 737-500 aircraft after undergoing a comprehensive check in faraway Estonia. The arrival of the aircraft puts the number on its fleet at six while the new aircraft was immediately deployed for its Accra operations on Sunday. The Managing Director /Chief Executive Officer of Med-View Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole received the …

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Delta to restart Brussels-Atlanta service in March 2017

After pulling out due to the unfortunate attacks on the Brussels Airport, Delta Air Lines has announced its Brussels-Atlanta service will resume from March 2017, doubling its network from Belgium. The U.S. airline currently operates a daily year-round service between Brussels and New York-JFK. Delta Air Lines and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 370 destinations on six …

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Resignations loom as FG restructures FAAN; demotes, redeploys personnel

Following recommendations by the Presidential Committee chaired by the Head of Service, Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita, Federal Government has embarked on massive restructuring of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) that may be the beginning of a tsunami in the agency many acclaim is over-bloated. It has also been gathered that the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) and the Nigeria …

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