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Shocker as FAAN reveals N13billion non-remittance of levies by one domestic airline

HOUSE of Representatives Committee on Aviation has frowned at the deliberate withholding of at least N13billion naira levies by one of Nigeria’s indigenous airlines collected on behalf of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN). This is just as the committee has charged the management of FAAN provides it with the details of the debt profile of affected debtor airlines …

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Nigerian, Adjwoa Awe, receives award in memory of Princess Diana

A 15 year old Nigerian, Miss Adjwoa Awe, has been honoured with The Diana Award for going above and beyond in their daily life to create and sustain positive change. The award was announced on Wednesday 1 July; during the 2020 Diana Awards Virtual Ceremony held to celebrate all the awardees amazing achievements and introduce them to the rest of …

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AIB in groundbreaking collaboration with Nigerian Air Force

ACCIDENT Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N), in line with its inter-agency collaboration agenda, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Wednesday July 1, 2020. In his statement to the press, Engr Olateru AIB-N Commissioner/CEO, stated that, “Our duty, as Accident Investigators of Civil Aviation, is one thing but understanding one’s needs is very critical to …

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Nigeria’s FEC approves N2.3bn for MMIA runway extension

NIGERIA’S Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday has approved N2, 272, 838, 724.84 billion (N2.3b) for the extension of the runway at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. He said: “Today in Council, Aviation …

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Minister announces resumption dates for Abuja, Lagos Airports for July 8th

Kano, P/H on 11th, others 15th while international flights will be announced soon MINISTER of Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika has announced the resumption of domestic flight operations from July the 8th, 2020 with the Murtala Muhammed Airport and the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja. This is just as he has put the resumption of Kano, Port Harcourt and Maiduguri Airports at …

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SAHCO records 24.5% increase, pays N223, 340,700 dividends at AGM

SKYWAY Aviation Handling Company plc (SAHCO) in her 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the SAHCO Complex at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos declared a dividend of N223,340,700 at 16.5k (Sixteen and a half kobo) per share which is payable less with the appropriate withholding tax at the time of payment. This is just as SAHCO announced a …

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More trouble as EASA suspends Pakistani airline flights over safety concerns

EUROPEAN Union’s Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has suspended Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) authorization to serve European member states over safety concerns, the agency says, days after Pakistan’s aviation ministry ordered grounding of 150 pilots over fraud fears. A Pakistan inquiry, after the May 22, PIA Airbus A320 crash in which 98 people were killed, found that almost a third of …

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Unions question how Sirika obtained Compliance Certificate from ICRC

“The Honorable Minister has completely usurped the functions of the management and the Governing Board of the Authority. As such he has unlawfully arrogated to himself the powers to enter into agreements in the place of FAAN. This is to the extent that there is now no difference between the Ministry of Aviation and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). This is a serious infraction; a travesty and an anomaly.”

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