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Lloyd’s blacklist: Experts call for Economic Audit, say airlines operating without adequate cover

WITH the recent revelation by insurance marketers, Lloyd’s of London of continued failure of some Nigerian operators to fulfill their obligations of paying their premiums to the insurer regularly, some stakeholders have expressed fear that airlines are not operating with adequate insurance cover and have called for an economic audit by the regulatory authority. Representatives of Lloyd’s of London market …

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Bristow expects oil market to rise in 2017, plans to re-engage workers

AS global oil prices seem to have gone up to US$55 per barrel with a projection of getting to US$60 per barrel in 2017, there is sheer optimism that the business will pick up and oil and gas clienteles will increase and Bristow Helicopters has expressed plans to re-engage the services of the professionals it had to release during the …

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Touts invade MMIA to make quick bucks, engage in money laundering for travellers

AS the Christmas celebrations are fast approaching, it would seem that the level of touting at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA)  has increased tremendously seemingly unabated by the authorities who seem to encourage these touts. It has been learnt that some of the workers at the airport especially Aviation Security, AVSEC, a department under the Federal Airports Authority of …

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NCAA suspends five cabin crew medical certificates over drug related offences

THE Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has suspended the medical certificates of five Cabin Crew members on account of drug related offences and have requested the crew members to repeat the tests after which they must undergo rehabilitation. The five crew members (names withheld) tested positive to marijuana (Tetra Hydro Cannabinol – THC) during a Multi – Drug Screening Test …

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NDLEA detains suspect for export of N14bn Methamphetamine at MMIA

OPERATIVES of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos have intercepted methamphetamine worth 14 billion naira weighing 45kgs concealed inside foodstuff in a luggage meant for export to South Africa. The discovery was made during the outward screening of a Kenyan Airways flight and a 48-year-old cook, Richard Efetobore Ese, had been …

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NCAA slams Arik Air US$150 per passenger fine, orders airline to ferry all luggage in 24hrs

NIGERIAN Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said that Nigerian carrier,  Arik Air will face steep sanctions for its inability to ferry passengers luggage over 48 hours after arrival at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. Director consumer protection directorate NCAA,  Mr Abdullahi Adamu, who disclosed this in an interview with aviation correspondents at the International wing of the Airport …

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