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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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NCAA’s 2017 press conference and airlines’ earnings for 2015, 2016

JOHN O OJIKUTU THE NCAA press conference of Monday January 30, 2017 was unlike anything before it in over 10 years since the agency was established. The conference seems to be an attempt by the agency to bring to the public knowledge the earnings, not the spending of the airlines …

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The big problem driving the Nigerian aviation industry’s pilot glut

JAMES DUROJAIYE                                                                                                                                       SULEIMAN (not real name) has always nursed his childhood dream of becoming an airline pilot. One day, the opportunity came in when the government announced the Niger delta amnesty program for militants and as part of the program the federal government will sponsor some of the ex-militants to …

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Critical appraisal of total implications of Abuja runway closure by ART

FOLLOWING the decision and determination by the Federal Government to proceed with the closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja to flight operations for a period of Six (6) weeks from March 8 to April 19, 2017 so as to conduct emergency repairs on the runway, Aviation Round Table …

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Sacks and appointments-Matters Arising

CAPT DELE ORE SPEAKING during a media briefing in Lagos, on Monday, November 9, I stressed the need for a stronger leadership in NCAA and that the industry needs very strong regulatory authority, which is lacking in the current director general, Captain Murtar Usman who was spared in the latest …

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The burden of MMA2

By Steve Omolale MURTALA Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), Lagos, is a phenomenal project providing critical services to the aviation sector for which its operator – Bi-Courtney Aviation Services limited (BASL) – has either been on the receiving end of some criticisms or much accolades in almost a decade. The …

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Re: Recession: Concessionaires flee MMA2

THE attention of the management of Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operators of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2 (MMA2) under a concession agreement, has been drawn to a story published in the Daily Times of December 28, 2016, page B8, with the headline, ‘Recession: Concessionaires flee MMA2’. The motive …

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