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Sirika to House of Reps: Akanu Ibiam Airport’ll be ready by April 2020

MMIA, MAKIA terminals to be delivered before year’s end MINISTER of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika while defending the ministry’s budget before the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation disclosed that, Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu, undergoing rehabilitation has been extended and will be ready for use by April 2020. …

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Updated: NiMET staff accuse DG of land grabbing, set for showdown

A major ruckus is stirring at the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) as staff of the agency have accused its Director General, Professor Sani Mashi of allegedly converting land meant for staff quarters at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja to his personal property. The controversy ensued as staff accused Professor …

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Viral Social Media video: Nigerian Customs denies extortion of passengers, says it’s well within law

NIGERIAN Customs Services (NCS) has denied a viral social media video that it had extorted a passenger who arrived the country on British Airways via the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport based on her gender and tribe stating that nothing could be further from the truth. The NCS in a statement …

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Royal Air Maroc flight returns to MMIA over cargo door indicator

BARELY two weeks after a Royal Air Maroc flight with registration number CN – ROR landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport and it was discovered that its baggage cabin door was open, another flight belonging to same airline returned to the MMIA when it discovered its cargo door light …

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International ATC Day: NATCA solicits more funding, increase of retirement age

INTERNATIONAL Air Traffic Controllers’ Day, has again become a veritable day and time to improve the working mechanism in terms of equipment and training and so the Nigeria Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) has called for more funding of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency NAMA by the federal government in …

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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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