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CG Immigration dispatches task force to Alausa PO to clear backlogged applications

As NIS deports, bans 7 Koreans for life COMPTROLLER General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mohammed Babandede has set up and dispatched a special team to Alausa Passport Office Lagos to assist clear the backlog of passport applications. This is just as our portal has learnt that the service …

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President Buhari assents to N10bn request for Akanu Ibiam international Airport upgrade

PRESIDENT Muhammad Buhari has announced his approval to the request made by the Ministry of Aviation for N10bn for repairs on the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. The president made this announcement on his official Twitter handle expressing government’s commitment to fixing the nation’s infrastructure despite limited resources. His tweet …

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Sirika hands ICAO safety plaque to President Buhari as aviation sector is rated 96% Safe

GLOBAL aviation regulatory agency, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has rated Nigerian airports to be 96.4 per cent secured, efficient after an audit on 193 member countries Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika who made this known on Tuesday, said Nigeria’s rating improved when the federal government adopted policies to improve …

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ACI advises African airports on innovation, inks agreement to review 17 airports

WITH the implementation of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), the Airports Council International (ACI) has advised African Airports to embrace innovations that will help advance their performance despite state’s insistence for growth without corresponding infrastructure and investment. This is just as African Development Bank and ICAO have reached …

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Ghana unveils development plans, to construct new feeder airports, develop ATO, MROs

PRESIDENT of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has unveiled plans to open up the nation further by constructing additional airports in the country and has hinted at several developmental strategies the country is tinkering to grow its GDP through Aviation. He made this known this morning (October 15, 2019) while declaring the …

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Aviation Ministry puts in N10bn request for Enugu Airport Runway resuscitation, other safety concerns

MINISTER of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Thursday told the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation that the Ministry of Aviation has put in N10 billion request to Federal Government resuscitate the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. Sirika, who disclosed while addressing the Reps in Abuja, said the airport was closed …

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NAMA boosts upper airways communication in N/East corridor to eliminate blind spots

NIGERIAN Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has completed the installation of a Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) station at the Jos airport in Plateau State successfully integrating the VHF radio into the network in an effort to eliminate blind spots in that sector. Akinkuotu also said that the Installation of VSAT …

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Sirika charges 40th ICAO Assembly to support Africa on SAATM

NIGERIA’S Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has called on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to support Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) as regional liberalization efforts of states could be used as incentives to achieve global liberalization of market access. Sirika said this when he addressed the 40th assembly …

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Munetsi advises African govts’ on 419 redundant airports, involvement in airlines

Says SAATM’s role is enabler for Yamoussoukro decision AFRICA has been urged to desist from building airports until they have started utilizing to the maximum, the existing 419 airports within the continent which are currently redundant and its leaders have been advised to keep government away from aviation management. Director  …

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NAMA takes delivery, to install CAT3 ILS for Lagos, Abuja

NIGERIAN Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has taken delivery of consignments of equipment for Category 3 Instrument Landing Systems/Distance Measuring Equipment (ILS/DME) for Lagos and Abuja airports. The consignments which were cleared over the weekend from Apapa wharf are already at the premises of the agency in Lagos. Speaking on this …

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