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NiMET tells Nigerians to prepare for heavy 3-day rainfall from Tuesday

THE Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) has forecast varying degrees of rainfall across the country in the next three days starting from tomorrow Tuesday August 17th, 2021 through to Thursday 19th August 2021 NiMET in a five paged document titled: Impact-Based Weather Forecast issued today 16th August, 2021 and valid for 17th, 18th and 19th August, 2021 gave highlights on what …

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Former aviation Minister disagrees with ICRC, BPE concession approach

FORMER Aviation Minister, Osita Chidoka has disagreed with the concession approach taken by both the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) and Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE) stressing that they want to take the best part of FAAN and give it to private investors who may not have the wherewithal to handle it. The former minister who spoke during a virtual …

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NAMA announces demise of Umoh, Director, Finance and Accounts

NIGERIAN Airspace Management Agency ( NAMA) has announced the untimely passing of its Director of Finance and Accounts (DFA), Mr Aniefiok Umoh. Umoh passed on Sunday, the 8th of August, 2021, after a brief illness. The statement signed by the managing director of NAMA Capt. Fola Akinkuotu read: “It is with great shock, deep pain and disbelief, but with total …

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NCAA reacts to TAL, says AOC application, renewal is an ICAO requirement

Says operator will get renewal when it closes gaps DIRECTOR General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Captain Musa Nuhu has said that the five (5) Phase Air Operators certificate (AOC) process for initial entry and renewal is an international regulatory requirement as contained in ICAO Annex 6 Parts I and III and ICAO Document 8335. This is just as he …

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Sirika lists FG’s steps to improve aviation operating environment

FEDERAL Government says it has taken urgent steps, in consultation with relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), to urgently improve the operating environment in the aviation industry by introducing Zero import duties on aircraft engine and spare parts, special foreign exchange window for the aviation sector. This is just as it has said plans are ongoing in conjunction with the …

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NiMet warns of heavy rainfalls; imminent floods, flight disruption around Nigeria

THE Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has warned of possible heavy rainfall across the country in days to come with chances of flooding of roads, low lying settlements, disruption of traffic due to flood or closed roads, reduction in visibility and possible delay in flight operations among others In a three day forecast released by the Central Forecast Office (CFO), today, …

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BAGASOO holds 5th TCR session with plans to improve air safety in sub-region

BANJUL Accord Group Accord Group Aviation Safety Oversight Organization (BAGASOO) has reiterated its mission is to guarantee operational safety in air spaces around signatories to BAG states as well as Africa in general. Executive Director,  Captain Tidiane Bah made this known during opening ceremony of the fifth TCR Regulatory Technical Committee meeting of  BAGASOO held at Cidade de Praia, from …

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