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COVID-19 Aviation palliatives: What will become of N22bn balance of N27bn?

The reason it has become pertinent to ask questions now is due to past events and monies that have come to the sector meant for development but has ended up missing or in someone’s account and are still issues of relevance till today.Case in point, the missing N6.5 billion from the N19.5 billion and others monies that have gone unaccounted for in the industry in times past.

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Runway 18L/36R: Grueling 13 year pain without Air field lighting at MMA

THE serious incident involving Azman Air on February 16, 2021 when the airline’s aircraft a Boeing 737-500 with registration 5N-SYS named Sani Yunusa Sarina had a burst tyre on the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Runway 18 R/36L causing the busiest runway in Nigeria to be temporarily closed has strengthened the call for the installation of Air Field Lighting (AFL) at …

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BAGAIA Commissioner meets, discuss cooperation on accident and serious incident investigation with Cabo Verde Minister

COMMISSIONERr, Banjul Accord Group Accident Investigation Agency (BAGAIA) Engineer Charles Irikefe Erhueh engaged the Minister of Tourism and Transport in Cabo Verde, Dr. Carlos Duarte Santos on the importance of the regional investigative agency and the need to be fully involved and attract other nations to be part of the laudable agency. The meeting which held at the Conference Hall …

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AIB confirms ‘brownout’ as cause of Vice President Osibanjo’s 2019 helicopter crash

Releases three other investigation reports with 9 safety recommendations ACCIDENT investigation Bureau (AIB), has today released four final accident reports and issued another nine (9) safety recommendations including the report of the Caverton Augusta Westland 139 Helicopter 5N-CML crash involving the Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo in Kabba, Kogi State. Other reports released are the Aero Contractors Bombardier Dash 8-Q-400 with …

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Stakeholders skeptical over Ministry’s relocation directive; say timing wrong

THE directive from the Minister of Aviation to all aviation agencies to relocate their agencies’ headquarters to Abuja in the next 45 amid the battle against COVID-19 has not gone unnoticed by stakeholders some of which have expressed divergent opinions on the directive giving its raison d’etre and its timing. Nigerianflightdeck last Friday reported that the Ministry of Aviation directed …

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Covid-19: Nigerians assess virus’ impact on air travel

THE deadly Covid-19 virus found its way into Nigeria on the 24th of February 2020 carried by an Italian on board Turkish Airline through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos and this has sent the nation into a frenzy of fear and confusion. For the aviation industry, the debate as to whether government should do a ban on citizens …

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