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Our new terminals are cost effective, will open employment opportunities for Nigerians

WITH Lufthansa set to commence from Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa in no distant time, two of the four terminals funded through $500 million by the Chinese EximBank loan with counterpart funding of $100million from the Federal Republic of Nigeria are being put to use. When the Kotoka International Airport …

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New face of Nigerian Airports- The unsung heroes

By Muan E’mbe SUCCESS, an English proverb goes, has many fathers while failure is an orphan. Nothing exemplifies and illustrates this saying more than the euphoria that attended the commissioning of the new terminal at Port Harcourt International airport, Omagwa, Rivers state by President Mohammadu Buhari on October 25, 2018. …

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Ripples from the 5th Stakeholders’ Meeting: My Thoughts

OLUMIDE OHUNAYO THE last stakeholders meeting was not a jamboree but an interactive session that kept stakeholders together for close to six hours. My take was there was a renewed vigour of the Honourable Minister of Aviation to involve the private airlines in the realization of the National carrier and …

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Nigeria Air: Repeating the mistakes of Nigeria Airways?

BY ADEWALE DANIELS NIGERIA Airways Limited, a liquidated airline founded in 1958 after the dissolution of West African Airways owned one hundred percent by the government of Nigeria was an example of a mini Nigeria with leadership and operation not different from how the country runs. There is a cry …

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Is the proposed National Carrier a 2019 campaign strategy?

THE desperation and rate at which this government is doing everything to save face before election is alarming. This rush we didn’t see after President Buhari spent 6 months before appointing ministers, calls for worry and concern We cannot make progress as a nation, if we continue to rely on …

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NATOP petition and maligning Tourism personalities

By IKECHI UKO MY attention have been drawn to a widely circulated petition signed by 5 members of NATOP alleging irregularities in the affairs of NATOP. I have been called by a top Government official someone I respect to withhold any further escalation of the issue until it is resolved. …

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Labour Party warns aspirants off embattled former chairman, deputy secretary

RISING from a State Executive Council (SEC) meeting today, Labour Party (LP) had resolved that any aspirant willing to contest under the party should wait for National Executive Council(NEC) dates for congresses as approved by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) so as not to fall victim to unscrupulous characters …

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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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