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Bankole, Medview boss, dares foreign airlines to invest in Nigeria

Managing director of Medview Airlines, Alhaji Muneer Bankole has challenged foreign airlines operating into the country not to move money out of the country totally but to put investments in the country that would help in improving their standing with the locals through creating of jobs and not just be portfolio airlines This is just as he dismissed claims making …

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Who hired 50 ‘support staff’ into NCAA? Ministry denies involvement, NCAA mute

It has been learnt that underground employments are ongoing at the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) with no fewer than 50 people hired as support staff of the regulatory body’s Abuja office thus casting doubt into the current restructuring of the aviation agencies. Nigeriaflightdeck has learnt that these people have been brought in same way others have brought in so-called …

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Resignations loom as FG restructures FAAN; demotes, redeploys personnel

Following recommendations by the Presidential Committee chaired by the Head of Service, Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita, Federal Government has embarked on massive restructuring of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) that may be the beginning of a tsunami in the agency many acclaim is over-bloated. It has also been gathered that the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) and the Nigeria …

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Customs arrests Chinese for attempted smuggling of 678 elephant tusks, pangolin

Two Chinese nationals have been arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), over attempts to smuggle out prohibited items on the export list consisting 678 pieces of Elephant tusks and eight sacks of Pangolin weighing over 381 kilogrammes. The attempt by the Chinese nationals contravenes Schedule 6 of the Nigerian Exports Prohibition List, …

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FG to decongest Abuja Airport, improve aviation security

Federal Government will put in place security equipment at the domestic terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja that would enable some airlines operate from there, without hampering the ongoing restructuring and remodelling works. This move which is aimed at decongesting the traffic at the international terminal and make surveillance easier is coming on the heels of aviation-related disasters that …

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Sirika, AON meet other sectors to find solutions to airlines’ plight

In a bid to find lasting solutions to the challenges faced by domestic airlines in the country, the Minister of State, Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika in company of Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) have met the CBN Governor, Minister of Petroleum and the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NSC). The Minister led the AON to the various support …

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Concessioning viable airports is economic terrorism- Airport professionals

A group of airport professionals have given a verdict on the proposed concession of the nation’s viable airports describing the proposal as economic terrorism giving the fact that the airports projected for concession are capital spinning assets and not liabilities as proponents of concession would like the nation to believe. In a presentation coupled with a comparison analysis of what …

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NiMet categorizes extreme weather a threat to food security

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has declared that events such as drought, flood and heat waves constitute a serious threat to food security at both the household, community, regional, national and global levels which can eventually lead to unrest and instability. Director General, NiMet, Dr. Anthony Anuforom, made this known on earlier today as Guest Lecturer at the 10th Annual …

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EATECH, UK coys introduce tech to detect adulterated Jet A1 in Nigeria

Following reported cases of contaminated Jet A1 also known as aviation fuel in Nigeria and the need to keep air operations safe, an indigenous service firm, Engineering Automation Technology Limited (EATECH) has launched new technologies into the Nigerian market to assist in detecting poor quality fuels and lubricating in Nigeria’s aviation sector. Managing Director of EATECH, Mr. Emmanuel Okon who …

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