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NIS, IOM tinker solid ideas to enhance border management at three-day retreat

NIGERIA Immigration Service (NIS) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have resolved to partner to delivering a safe, humane and orderly border control systems across service windows to improve passengers’ migration experiences. These agencies made this known in a joint communiqué issued at the end of a-three-day senior management retreat for IOM and NIS officials organized by IOM titled …

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Nigeria’s MRO under capacity: Is government doing enough?

Government cannot be thinking of concession of a part of commercial aviation and still want to keep another; again, you cannot be a regulator of the industry and still be sole operator; either it excised itself from the ventures or be minority shareholder of not more than 20%; foreign technical and financial investors 30%; credible Nigerian investors 30% and the balance of the 20% for the Nigerian public.

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FEC’s N10bn automation approval: For modern state-of- the- art terminals or terminals slated for concession?

QUESTIONS are being asked about the Federal Executive Council’s (FEC’s) recent approval of the sum of N10bn for automation of five international airports in Nigeria; Lagos, Enugu, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano as some industry players cannot help but wonder why money is being approved for terminals earmarked for concession. Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika who got the FECs …

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Operators explain why ticket prices in Nigeria are soaring

FOR some weeks now, air fares have soared to unprecedented heights and have become a cause for worry especially with the security situation on the roads. Last week’s revelation that some airlines charged as high as N120, 000 for a one way trip from Abuja to Lagos has started generating questions over the reasons why ticket prices would skyrocket just …

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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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