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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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2020 Workers Day: NAAPE seeks FG intervention to save industry, to engage employers

NATIONAL Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) is seeking federal government intervention to enable the airlines and the aviation agencies function, save jobs and pay salaries in its Worker’s Day message to members. NAAPE President, Galadima Abednego in a statement released by his Public Relations Officer, Frank Igwe noted …

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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 …

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Shareholders applaud UBA’s support against COVID-19 as Bank delivers impressive investment returns

FOR the first time in seventy-one years, leading financial institution, United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) virtually by proxy on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 paying N1 per 50 kobo shares to shareholders as it promised the previous year despite the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic. This …

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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 …

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COVID-19: Heritage Bank adopts business continuity mgt. strategy to meet customers’ needs

HERITAGE Bank Plc has disclosed explained that the bank has adapted to the changing environment swiftly to offer more seamless services that is usable and accessible without interruption as part of plans to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic. MD/CEO of Heritage Bank, Ifie Sekibo in his message to customers, emphasized …

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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 …

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UBA provides N5bn as relief support for COVID-19 across Africa

UNITED Bank of Africa (UBA) has announced a donation of N5billion (US$ 14 million) through the UBA Foundation as a response to combat the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic. The Bank in an announcement by the UBA Group Chairman, Chief Tony Elumelu will deploy this donation to provide significant and much needed …

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