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Unions issue FAAN 7-day ultimatum over salaries, outstanding allowances

AVIATION unions are again mobilizing members to embark on a crippling industrial action, this time against the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) if outstanding workers’ salaries, allowances, grants, and claims are not paid within the next seven days. The unions: Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and the Association …

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Emirates may get clearance soon as UAE to begin issuing visas October 8

NIS announces conditions that may deny passengers departure MINISTER of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has announced that the United Arab Emirates will begin issuing visas to Nigerians from October 8, 2020 indicating that Emirates Airline may soon get clearance to start operations into Nigeria. The Minister in a tweet yesterday night revealed, “ UAE confirmed that they will begin issuance …

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NIS advises applicants to embrace technology, shun touts

NIGERIAN Immigration Service (NIS) have advised intending applicants to embrace various technological portals available to seek their travel documents, passports and visas alike to help reduce human interface to the barest minimum as well as eradicate bribery. This is just as the service insists there is enough passport booklets to go round as reports of scarcity are exaggerated by touts …

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Aviation Minister announces BASA ratification with USA, three other countries

Commends Anambra State on cargo airport MINISTER of Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika has announced that Nigeria has signed the instruments of ratification of the Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) with the United States of America, India, Morocco and Rwanda. This is just as he has commended the Anambra State government for embarking on a cargo airport project that will positively …

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House of Reps holds public hearing, begins review process of Civil Aviation Act

THE House of Representatives Committee on Aviation will on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 begin a process of amending the Civil Aviation Acts 2006 with a three-day public hearing on the six Executive Bills brought to the National Assembly. The Bills are seeking to amend certain aspects of the Acts establishing the six agencies being superintended by the Ministry of Aviation. …

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Elin Group set to commence charter operations as NCAA grants airline AOC

ELIN Group Limited, having met all the requirements to commence charter operations, has been granted an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). The NCAA at a brief ceremony at its Annex Headquarter in Lagos, presented Elin Group’s Operational Specifications and Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) to its Chief Operating Officer/Accountable Manager, Mr. Enyi Omoke.Read also: Elin …

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FG begins implementation of new visa policy, fees October 1

EFFECTIVE October 1, 2020, the Federal Government has approved implementation of the New Visa Policy (NVP) and New Visa Fees according to the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) The Comptroller General, NIS, Muhammad Babandede made this known on Thursday in a statement by the Service Spokesman, Mr Sunday James. According to the Immigration helmsman, the implementation of the new visa fees …

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South Africa restarts international travel today with three airports

As SAA suspends operations over funding SOUTH Africa has announced that it will be opening three international airports for air travel, today October 1, 2020 with strict adherence to the nation’s COVID-19 protocols the airports are OR Tambo International (in Johannesburg, Gauteng), Cape Town International (in Cape Town, Western Cape) and King Shaka International in (Durban, KwaZulu-Natal). This is coming …

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UAE writes Nigeria over visa issuance as FG sets to reinstate Emirates approval

NIGERIA’S Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has revealed on his twitter page that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has written to the country agreeing to issue visas to Nigerians and that will be a precondition to allow Emirates, that country’s airline to resume flying into Nigeria. Federal Government revoked the approval granting Emirates airline clearance to fly into Nigeria …

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