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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. Akinkuotu who stated this in a message to staff of …

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NUATE marks Worker’s Day, to prepare members for post-COVID-19 work changes

NATIONAL Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) has, in its low key May 1, 2020 is our Workers Day celebration called for reflection among the union members asking what portends their future as the physical workspace becomes virtual due to the change in the dynamics of human adaptation. National President of NUATE, Comrade Ben Nnabue, who posed this question in …

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Akpan cautions against calls to convert passenger aircraft to cargo

FOLLOWING calls from some quarters for the conversion of passenger airlines into cargo post COVID-19 to give airlines a chance to earn, Lead Aviation Consultant ETIMFRI Group, Amos Akpan has called for caution with such ideas explaining that it is not only out of regulations but unsafe practice to carry cargo on the main deck. This is just as he …

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COVID-19: Bankole urges LAA students to embrace online learning

AS the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt activities, leading to the Stay at Home shutdown, the Academy Director at Lagos Aviation Academy (LAA), Mr. Bankole Bernard says the school has moved some of its lectures online till the lockdown is over This is just as he has called on students and aviation professionals to keep hope alive. Bankole, in a …

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UBA empowers entrepreneurs in Onitsha with capacity training

PAN African financial Institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) during the weekend held Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) capacity training in Onitsha where eneficiaries were trained in record keeping, cost reduction, stock compiling, financial and taxation planning, maximising opportunities, financial planning and projections. UBA’s Regional Head of Anambra II Anyanuno Ozioma, who flagged off the MSME training said the …

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Tony Elumelu Foundation disburses first tranche of  AFDB’s $5m partnership commitment

TONY O. Elumelu, CON, has congratulated the African Development Bank (AfDB), and AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina, on their commitment​ to African entrepreneurship, with the disbursement of $2.5million seed capital to the AfDB-sponsored beneficiaries of the 2019 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. The $2.5m fund was released yesterday, with the remainder expected to be disbursed to the entrepreneurs in Q12020. The AfDB commitment …

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Sanad Aerotech, Ethiopian Airlines partner to create MRO hub in Africa

SANAD Aerotech (Sanad), the leading provider of aircraft engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) solutions and part of Sanad – a wholly owned subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), has elevated its business expansion ambitions in Africa by signing a landmark agreement with Ethiopian Airlines, the continent’s fastest growing airline and one of the reputed aviation brands in the world. …

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SON says non-compliant importers need to follow processes to clear consignments

STANDARDS Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has said that importers who have failed to comply with the pre-shipment processes are the only ones complaining on accumulation of demmurage on their consignments. This is just as the SON discredited claims by one Kayode Farinto over purported collapse of its online application portal for the operation of the offshore Conformity Assessment Program (SONCAP) …

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