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Ojikutu kicks against monetary bailout for airlines, says direct intervention for staff salaries needed

“The only Government Direct Financial Intervention may be necessary as Palliatives for the airlines staff Salaries only for three (3) months or the period the lock down lasted but this must be recoverable within 12 months or by June 2021. The Financial Palliative should be used to pay only 70% of the Staff Salaries. Those staff must be confirmed to have been registered with the National Pension Board and their pension contributions are up to date. The balance of 30% in their salaries not added should account for the period they did not pay for transport to go to work.

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 SON gives 7 Star Hangar thumbs up as company spends N100m on machines

A 3-man team of the Standard Organizations of Nigeria (SON) inspected the 7 Star hangar facility at the Murtala Mohammed Airport Ikeja, where the company says it has invested over N100m so far on machines to aid them produce nose mask. Speaking shortly after an inspection visit by the team, …

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IATA Board declares principles for industry re-start  

INTERNATIONAL Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced a commitment by the airline Chief Executive Officers on its Board of Governors to five principles for re-connecting the world by air transport. IATA’s Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac said the principles are: Aviation will always put safety and security first: …

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NAMA debunk abandoning AIS automation project, says it has done more

THE Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has said that its Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) automation is fully on course and has not been abandoned thus exposing its AIS personnel to the Covid-19 pandemic NAMA in a reactionary statement signed by General Manager Public Affairs, Khalid Emele said nothing can be …

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COVID-19: IAWA donates face masks, sanitizers to NAMA

PROFESSIONAL women aviators in the industry under the aegis of International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA) in Nigeria have donated face masks and hand sanitizers to the Nigerian Airspace management Agency (NAMA) to help keep workers safe from the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking while presenting the items on behalf of IAWA at …

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COVID-19: Heritage Bank boss says SMEs’ partnership, rigorous commitment key to economy growth

MANAGING Director /CEO of Heritage Bank Plc, Ifie Sekibo has said that the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) stand to revamp the nation’s economy for sustainable growth despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic if they reinvent themselves and possess cutting edge ideas. Sekibo also said that evidences have …

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UBA rewards 100 customers with N100, 000 each amid COVID 19 Meltdown

ONE hundred loyal customers of Pan African Financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc were rewarded with N100, 000 each in the UBA Bumper account draw. The draw, which took place at the UBA Head office on Tuesday, was held via the Facebook platform in strict compliance with social …

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Bestfly secures long term contract for Angola oil and gas shuttle services

ANGOLAN fixed wing and rotary aircraft operator, Bestfly, has secured a three-year contract to support ExxonMobil’s requirements to ferry staff from Luanda to its main oil logistics base at Soyo. The contract which is for three years plus a potential two-year extension, calls for Bestfly to take the oil company …

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COVID-19: NAMA tells staff to adhere to safety procedures as FG lifts lock down

MANAGING director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) Capt. Fola Akinkuotu has tasked staff of the agency to ensure full compliance with the directives and safety guidelines by the Federal Government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on COVID-19 as the lock down is partially lifted. Capt. …

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Worker’s Day: ATSSSAN threatens to tackle employers on arbitrary salary cut, unpaid leave

AIR Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) has in its 2020 May Day Solidarity message has threatened to confront what it described as the unilateral and arbitrary cutting of members’ salaries and declaration of unpaid leave. This is just as the union has enjoined its members to take …

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