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How new enhanced passport will work for Nigerians, curb data fraud, other vices

"In the standard passport, data page was in the cover, once it was in the cover people used to remove the laminate and forge but this is difficult because it's poly-carbonate, secondly the cover is very weak before, if you check the texture of the cover, you find out that they are different. Even the writing is laser. This passport can stay longer time for the period of 10 years without.

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Establishing, running a successful airline in Africa: the Ethiopian Airlines lesson

Planning, a clear cut direction, Corporate governance these are some of the ingredients that are missing from most African airlines and the reason why there are few of them successfully operating in the continent today. As Nigeria is bent on re-establishing it own national airline, here are some key lessons …

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Ethiopian Airlines: Aiding tourism, Connecting opportunities, raising a nation

Ethiopian Airlines is the biggest selling brand in Africa and that brand is used effectively to uplift businesses especially tourism. In this report ANTHONY OMOH looks at how the airline has created an intricate web, connecting tourism and other aspects of the Ethiopian economy and how it wants to grow …

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Major industry achievements include timely accident investigation release- Sirika

We reconstructed Abuja runway and undertook isolated repair of the taxiway and apron, including complete remarking of the entire pavement and associated airfield lighting system. We streamlined various security screening points at the international airports in line with Executive Order on Ease of Doing Business. This government also installed solar airfield lighting at 10 airports; Akure, Port Harcourt, Sokoto, Yola, Kaduna, Minna, Enugu, Maiduguri, Jos and Ibadan.

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Combating extortion and touting at immigration offices – Ikoyi passport office experience

RECENTLY, Nigerianflightdeck.com visited the Ikoyi Passport office of the Nigeria Immigration Service described as the most sensitive passport office in the country and noted some positive changes against the norm, this led our correspondent to dig deeper and uncover what has caused the transformation in a place that used to …

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LAAC Seminar, Awards hold Thursday

ALL is set for the 22nd Annual Seminar & Awards of the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) scheduled to hold this Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Sheraton Hotels and Suites, Lagos. Sen. Hadi Sirika, the Minister of State for Aviation, would be the Special Guest of Honour at …

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Ease of doing Business: FAAN raising the bar on passenger facilitation, comfort and security

IN May 2017, the federal government of Nigeria issued an executive orders on ease of doing business in Nigeria aimed at removing unnecessary impediments that tend to hinder the process of doing business in Nigeria. Since its introduction many months ago, there have been efforts by government agencies to implement …

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MMA School hold inter-house sports as Principal task govt on better educational funding

CHILDREN of all houses at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) School gathered on Wednesday and treated parents, teachers and the entire airport community to a thrill as they held their 13th annual Inter- House Sports. It was fun galore as the kids from Blue, Green, Red, Pink, Purple tried to …

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IWAF: Participants resolve to implement action plan for infrastructure development

STATES, Captains of industries, Delegates and various stakeholders gathered in Abuja, Nigeria to deliberate on the infrastructural challenges facing countries at the Third ICAO World Aviation Forum; the first to be held outside the Quebec or Montreal, Canada and discussants were keen to find lasting solutions to the infrastructure deficit …

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Dana Air @9 looks ahead, reels out expansion plans despite industry challenges

DANA AIR recently celebrated its 9th Anniversary and that was crowned among all its activities with its admission into the International Air Transport Association (IATA) registry, a feat the airline believes will entrench professionalism and character. Although the aviation industry is fraught with challenges, there is cautious optimism that things …

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