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FG grants NiMet approval to commence academic activities in MIST

FEDERAL Government through the Ministry of Aviation has granted approval to the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, (NiMet), for the commencement of academic activities in its Meteorological Institute of Science and Technology, (MIST), in Katsina State. The approval was given in a letter dated 9th September 2021 following a request by the Agency to commence academic activities. The letter, which was signed …

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Aregbesola commissions NIS Conference Centre in Abuja

MINISTER of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola yesterday commissioned an ultra-modern Conference Centre for the Service at the headquarters, Abuja.   The Minister while commissioning the edifice, commended the Comptroller General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede MFR for initiating such a project and noted that he was satisfied with the finishing.   He praised the Comptroller General and his management team for …

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NCAT Rector condoles with Sen. Na’Allah over son’s murder

RECTOR of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) Zaria, Capt. Mahmud Modibbo has condoled with the Senator representing Kebbi South Senatorial District, Sen. Ibn Na’Allhah, over the death of his pilot son, Capt. Abdulkarim Na’Allah in Kaduna State at the weekend. A statement by the Rector and made available to journalists described the death of the 36 years old …

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Arik Air restarts flights to Sokoto, Kano

ARIK AIR has announced that it will resume flight operations from Abuja to Sokoto and Kano effective September 3, 2021. Flights from Abuja to Sokoto and Abuja to Kano will operate weekly every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Lagos passengers can also connect seamlessly to either of the two destinations via Abuja. The decision to reinstate flights to Sokoto and Kano …

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Ibom Air explains temporary use of A220 with EgyptAir livery

IBOM AIR management today explained that one of its wet-leased Airbus A220 aircraft has had to undergo maintenance for an anticipated period of two weeks and  so to maintain its capacity as well as trajectory the airline brought in the replacement aircraft from Egyptair The management in a statement said it wouldn’t want to disappoint its passengers with a drop …

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NiMET warns of flash flood occurrences across 34 states in Nigeria

THE Nigeria Meteorological Agency, NiMet, has warned of slim chances of flash floods across 34 states in the federation in the next three days. The moderate to heavy rainfall which could lead to flash floods are expected to commence from Tuesday, 24th, through to Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th of August, 2021. It could affect states such as, Sokoto, Zamfara, …

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ACG visits NIS Lagos Command, tinkers action plan to tackle irregular migrants

ASSISTANT Comptroller General, Zone A, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), ACG Oluremi  Ajoke  Talabi (pcc) has expressed confidence in the Lagos State Command’s ability to partner the state government  to mop-up identified irregular migrants residing in the state ACG Talabi made this known yesterday during a familiarization visit to the Lagos State Command Comptroller Immigration Service Lagos (CIS), Bauchi Aliyu and …

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Three states to experience 15-day August break, NiMet predicts

NIGERIAN Meteorological Agency, NiMet has forecast that places like Edo, Delta and Enugu could experience an extension of the Little Dry Season effect. The Little Dry Season (LDS), or commonly referred to as August Break, is a period of little or no rainfall activities common to areas with well-defined bimodal rainfall regime such as the southwestern region of Nigeria, usually …

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Eid-El-Kabir celebration: FAAN ready for seamless facilitation

THE Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured all airport users that the nation’s airports are fully ready to play host to air travellers during and after this year’s Eid-El-Kabir, as Muslim faithfuls prepare for Salah. FAAN in a statement signed by Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu stated that, “to ensure safe, healthy and seamless facilitation of our highly esteemed passengers …

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