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2019 Hajj: Med-view, NAHCON on warpath as airline questions commission’s neutrality

Sabotage implied as Flynas involvement queried NIGERIANFLIGHTDECK has intercepted a series of correspondence including some written to the Presidency, Secretary to the Federal Government of Nigeria and First Bank alleging economic sabotage by the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON). According to these correspondences, the ongoing annual hajj pilgrim to Saudi Arabia …

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Aviation unions set to disrupt NAMA operations over non-implementation of new CoS

FOUR unions have issued an August 31st ultimatum to the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA)  to provide the new Condition of Service (CoS) to the workers or risk dire consequences accumulating to an industrial action. The unions: National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association …

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ART scribe scrutinizes FG’s 50% pilgrim concession to Saudi carriers

FEDERAL government’s decision to concede the airlift of over 50 per cent of pilgrims to a non-Nigerian carrier Fly Nas of Saudi Arabia has come under severe scrutiny as Secretary General of the Aviation Round Table (ART) Group Capt. John Ojikutu has described it as exploitation. Ojikutu who faulted the …

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AIB trains over 30 personnel on multi-modal transport investigation

Woos AfDB on Safe Skies for Africa sponsorship COMMISSIONER, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria, Engineer Akin Olateru has revealed that the foremost investigative body in the sub-region has instituted training of over 30 personnel and is building capacity as it gears up to take the challenge of investigating multi-modal transportation …

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FAAN to close Enugu Airport Aug. 24 for runway reconstruction as Air Peace commends FG

FEDERAL Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has announced the closure of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Runway in Enugu will be closed for major repairs and works on the airfield from midnight on 24th August, 2019. This is just as stakeholders have commended the action with Air Peace one of …

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MAN, SON strategize to checkmate Illegal trade deals as AfCFTA comes into effect

SON to sanction manufacturers for import Permit Abuse DESPITE the economic potentials the recently signed African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) portends for the Nigerian economy, Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) has partnered the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) with plans to check potential threats from dealers in substandard goods. …

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Ebola resurgence: Nigerian authorities advise airlines to exercise vigilance, step up surveillance

TRAVEL advisories and precautionary measures have been enacted all over Nigerian airports following the resurgence of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) once again. World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) in line with International …

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NAMA Director advises African CAAs to emulate Nigeria, train ATSEP

As airspace agency trains 80 personnel in NCAT this year DIRECTOR of Safety Electronics and Engineering Services, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Engineer Ahmed Umar Farouk has urged Civil Aviation Authorities all over Africa to follow Nigeria’s lead by facilitating training and licensing of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel (ATSEP) …

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Policy makers recognize urgent need for licensing ATSEP

THE need for urgent licensing of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel (ATSEP) to further enhance safety in the country and the region has become topmost on the agenda of the Ministry of Aviation. Permanent Secretary, ministry of transportation Sabiu Zakari made this known at the opening ceremony of the 9th …

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Newrest ASL picketing enters day 8 as NLC, NURW join fray

PICKETING continues in front of Newrest ASL as the National Union of Air Transport Employees ( NUATE) has been joined by the Nigerian Labour Congress ( NLC) Lagos Chapter and the Nigeria Union of Railway Workers chanting solidarity songs and vowing not to retreat as negotiations are yet to take …

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