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Canada Evacuation: Nigerians laud FG’s insistence on using indigenous carrier

FOLLOWING the revelation that the Canadian High Commission was stalling Nigeria’s evacuation of its citizens with an indigenous carrier, the nation’s insistence on sticking to Air Peace has been commended by many as an act of true nationalism The federal government designated the Nigerian airline to airlift the evacuees but the Canada High Commission preferred Ethiopian Airline to bring Nigerians …

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Oronsanye report: Unions educate President Buhari on international consequences of mergers

LABOUR unions in the aviation sub-sector have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to discountenance the segment in the Steve Oronsanye Report pushing for a merger of the regulatory agency with service providers in the industry, describing it as ill-advised with far-reaching international consequences able to truncate any momentum garnered. Reacting to the 2012 Committee report, the unions said the Committee does …

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COVID-19: NUATE advises FG on how to implement intervention in aviation

NATIONAL Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) has petitioned the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) over how government can assist the country’s aviation sector during this COVID-19 era warning against monetary intervention that yielded no results in the past. The union in a petition signed by Comrade Ocheme Aba, the General Secretary, NUATE, said that government’s intervention whatever …

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Ministry directs aviation agencies to relocate headquarters to FCT within 45 days

FEDERAL Ministry of Aviation has directed all agencies and parastatals under its watch to relocate their corporate headquarters to the Federal Capital Territory Abuja in the next forty-five (45) days hence reenacting the botched 2012 Presidential directive. With this directive, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Accident Investigation Bureau …

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House of Reps directs aviation committee to probe use of foreign airlines for evacuation

Minister of Foreign Affairs explains row with Canada over Air Peace evacuation HOUSE of Representatives has mandated its committee on Aviation to urgently investigate why the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID 19, Ministry of Aviation and Ministry of Foreign Affairs engaged services of foreign airlines over and above indigenous carriers to evacuate stranded Nigerians abroad. This is just as …

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COVID-19: FG to use Nigerian airlines for evacuation, says repatriation to be staggered

NIGERIA’S Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama has said that henceforth, subsequent evacuations of Nigerian nationals will be carried out by indigenous airlines stating that some flights are already scheduled with Nigerian airlines. This is just as he announced that government will be staggering subsequent repatriations into the country as it says it has stretched itself thin and cannot …

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COVID-19: 160 Nigerians evacuated from US arrive NAIA Abuja, ferried to isolation

ONE hundred and sixty (160) Nigerians today were successfully evacuated from the United States of America landing at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja (NAIA). The aircraft departed for Abuja from Newark (EWR) Liberty International Airport in New Jersey on Sunday 10th May 2020 by 9.15pm The aircraft, a 270 passenger capacity Boeing 787 flight Number ET 509 with Registration …

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Updated: BA aircraft repatriates 253 Nigerian nationals, evacuates 258 UK citizens

TWO hundred and fifty-three (253) Nigerian evacuees from the United Kingdom have landed at the Murtala Muhammed international Airport (MMIA) 48 hours after the256 Nigerians arrived the country from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This is just as the same aircraft evacuated about 258 British Nationals from the country. The Nigerian evacuees arrived on a British Airways Boeing 747 flight …

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COVID-19: IATA charges Nigeria to implement aviation -specific support amid crisis

INTERNATIONAL Air Transport Association (IATA) called for aviation-specific financial relief measures from the government of Nigeria to address the severe impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the air transport sector. The Nigerian government proposed  broad economic relief packages (around N2tr) to mitigate the devastation caused by COVID-19 but IATA now urges the government to implement specific financial relief measures for …

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