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A case for low cost carriers

RICHARD Quest the main anchor of Quest Means Business in the CNN Business Travel Programme who recently visited Nigeria had wondered why our domestic airlines were not operating as Low Cost Carriers (LCC). He was possibly  looking at our huge population, poor road network and considering too, the over twenty …

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Nigerian airports for concession not privatization

THE Honourable Minister of State for Aviation had recently briefed the public and the industry stakeholders of government plans to concession certain airports to private investors as part of the larger plans to privatize some public enterprises. Following the Honourable Minister’s Briefings, there had been some emotional reactions from the …

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Why we support strong, reputable Nigerian national carriers- ARTI

  IN the light of recent disturbing development in our industry and the opaque conceptual issues attached to the the national carrier/s the Aviation Round Table Initiative equivocally states: That we support the establishment of national carrier/s devoid of government financial input but driven strictly by investors. Government should provide …

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FAAN shake up: Salamatu Eluma’s victim delusions

SALAMATU Eluma was until recently the Director of Human Resources at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN. That was until the Federal government approved a management reorganization which moved her, in the same position, along with other affected staff, from FAAN to sister organization, the Accident and Investigation Bureau, …

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In support of establishing National Flag Carriers

AFTER the demise of the defunct Nigeria Airways, never has the call by Nigerians for a national carrier been given a serious attention by successive government than the desirous of the present government to establish one within the lifespan of its first term. However, discerning minds among the stakeholders in …

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Obioma Njoku – A true professional and friend has gone too soon

OBIOMA Njoku Hyacenth was born in Umuaghara Obibi Nguru, Nweafor Autonomous Community in the present day Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State on the 10th of October, 1964. He obtained a National Diploma in Journalism from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NUJ), Ogba, Lagos, between 1989 to 1991. …

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MMA2 at 10: Lessons for private investors

By Steve Omolale THE 16th American President, Abraham Lincoln, once said, “It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.” Come May, this year, Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), Lagos, which is a product of the courage to dare to do right, …

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Regulations on ticket sales charge are national laws and cannot be unilaterally suspended- Ojikitu

THE National Civil Aviation Regulations requirements for all airlines to remit 5% of their ticket sales and cargo sales to the NCAA have for a very long time been generating reactions and a number of unresolved issues within the industry. Specifically, the Regulations require: all domestic and international airlines operating …

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The Abuja Runway closure: Sirika delivers as Kaduna comes alive with activities

THREE weeks into the diversion of flights from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) to Kaduna International Airport, for runway rehabilitation at the Abuja Airports, it would seem that the programme is going on as scheduled. Scores of flights have operated in and out of the airport showing its capability …

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Lalong unveils path to prosperity

By Yakubu Dati  AN investigation by the Economic Confidential provides shocking discovery that fifteen states of the federation may go bankrupt as their Internally Generated Revenues, IGR, in 2015 were far below 10% of their Federation Account Allocations, FAA, in one year from June 2015 to May 2016. Even though …

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