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Aviation Public Hearing: The good, bad and the intriguing

TO say the three day public hearing on the amendment of six (6) executive bills of aviation agencies hosted by the Senate Committee on Aviation is anything short of interesting would be the understatement of all time. Views and counter views with divergent ideas filled the air as law makers, the regulator, investors and stakeholders gathered to amend  Acts establishing …

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NAHCO issues disclaimer against former subsidiary MD, Baba Yusuf

THE Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) has issued a disclaimer over allegations leveled against the handling company by former Managing Director of its subsidiary, NAHCO Free Trade Zone Limited Mr. Baba Yusuf who is also the centre of a law suit According to the handling company its operations, contrary to what the erstwhile managing director has been touting around, …

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CAA Act review: Stakeholders canvass less political interference, economic regulatory functions

Highlight other areas where change is expected PROFESSIONALS in the aviation sub-sector are tasking the National Assembly to promulgate laws that will strengthen the economic oversight functions of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Agency (NCAA) as well as reduce political interference in all forms following plans by the lawmakers to review of Civil Aviation Act 2006 before it. Industry stakeholders are …

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Post Covid19: Leaders call for global co-operation to stem global depression at UBA Africa Day Conversations

GLOBAL leaders have emphasized the need for meaningful collaborations between governments and the private sector as a panacea for the quick economic recovery of the African continent post Covid-19. The leaders at the second edition of United Bank for Africa (UBA) African Day Conversations titled Growth, Jobs and Sustainable Development Amidst a Global Pandemic brainstormed over ideas that would help …

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How new enhanced passport will work for Nigerians, curb data fraud, other vices

"In the standard passport, data page was in the cover, once it was in the cover people used to remove the laminate and forge but this is difficult because it's poly-carbonate, secondly the cover is very weak before, if you check the texture of the cover, you find out that they are different. Even the writing is laser. This passport can stay longer time for the period of 10 years without.

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Ethiopian Airlines: Aiding tourism, Connecting opportunities, raising a nation

Ethiopian Airlines is the biggest selling brand in Africa and that brand is used effectively to uplift businesses especially tourism. In this report ANTHONY OMOH looks at how the airline has created an intricate web, connecting tourism and other aspects of the Ethiopian economy and how it wants to grow this strategy to encapsulate all of Africa and strengthen the …

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Major industry achievements include timely accident investigation release- Sirika

We reconstructed Abuja runway and undertook isolated repair of the taxiway and apron, including complete remarking of the entire pavement and associated airfield lighting system. We streamlined various security screening points at the international airports in line with Executive Order on Ease of Doing Business. This government also installed solar airfield lighting at 10 airports; Akure, Port Harcourt, Sokoto, Yola, Kaduna, Minna, Enugu, Maiduguri, Jos and Ibadan.

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