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COVID-19:  FG to commence evacuation with 265 UAE-based Nigerians from May 6

FEDERAL Government has announced that it would commence evacuation of no fewer than 4,000 Nigerians from about 75 countries around the globe beginning with 265  from the United Arab Emirates to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffery Onyeama who made this known  at the Presidential Task Force on …

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UK authorities repatriate another 337 British citizens from MMIA, Nigeria

FOLLOWING its announcement that it will be evacuating its citizen from Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos on Friday 1 and Tuesday 5 May, the United Kingdom has evacuated another batch of 337 citizens from Nigeria. The evacuation flight, a British Airways Boeing 747 Flight, BA9156 pushed back at 1630hrs and was airborne at 1646 hrs with 337 passengers on …

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May Day: Sirika says govt will help mitigate consequences of COVID-19 lock-down

Promises better days ahead for workers GOVERNMENT has acknowledged the dire situation in the aviation sub-sector and has promised to take practical steps to help mitigate the consequences of the total lock-down in the industry and create an enabling environment for the sector to bounce back. Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika made this known in his May Day message …

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UK evacuates with 185 Britons via NAIA, confirms more evacuations on May 1st, 5th

ANOTHER batch of British citizens will be evacuated from Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos on Friday 1 and Tuesday 5 May following yesterday’s evacuation of 185 Britons from Nigeria via the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja yesterday Tuesday 28 April, 2020. This evacuation flight, a British Airways Boeing 747 Flight, BA9154 with Registration number G-CIVO arrived NAIA at …

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COVID-19: Kwara state reverses IAC’s leave-without-pay directive to workers

KWARA State Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science and Technology has reacted to the International Aviation College (IAC)’s plan to  implement between 10-42% pay cut for staff for the month of April 2020 and proceed on unpaid leave from 1st May 2020, stating that it has not approved either action. Yesterday, Chief Executive Officer of International Aviation College (IAC) Ilorin, Engr. …

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