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Updated: Interstate movement ban: FG suspends Executive Jet Services for flouting directives, flying Naira Marley

FEDERAL Government today announced the suspension of a private jet charter and aircraft maintenance firm, Executive Jet Services, for flying celebrity musician, Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley, to Abuja for a concert. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who made this known during the Presidential Task Force briefing in Abuja on Monday said the aircraft which conveyed the musician was …

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Nigeria Immigration issues back 243 passports to UAE returnees after 14-day isolation

TWO-hundred and forty-three (243) Nigerian returnees from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who arrived the country through the Murtala Mohammed international airport Lagos have been issued back their international passports by the Lagos airport command of the Nigeria Immigration service having successfully undergone the 14 days isolation required by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Lagos Airport Comptroller of …

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NUATE responds Minister over relocation directive says cost implication high

Relocation not component of 2020 approved budget Advises Ministry to resort to virtual meetings NATIONAL Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) has written the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika on the directive asking aviation agencies to relocate to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) within 45 days saying the cost implication was not only high but not a component of …

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Origin of impounded aircraft wrapped in controversy as more details emerge

DETAILS are still sketchy but Flair Aviation whose aircraft was on Sunday impounded by the Nigerian government is still under investigation for operating commercial flight into Nigeria, despite the airspace closure in the country due to Covid-19 pandemic. Until thorough investigation is carried out the State of Ownership of the aircraft and the state of registration is yet to be …

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FGN confiscates Flair Aviation’s aircraft, interrogates crew

A Flair Aviation aircraft has been impounded and its crew being subject to interrogation by security agencies in Nigeria following flouting of the approval given to them by Nigerian authorities. Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika who revealed this via his twitter handle @hadisirika said the airline was granted approval for humanitarian operations only to be caught conducting commercial flights within …

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COVID-19: FG to use Nigerian airlines for evacuation, says repatriation to be staggered

NIGERIA’S Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama has said that henceforth, subsequent evacuations of Nigerian nationals will be carried out by indigenous airlines stating that some flights are already scheduled with Nigerian airlines. This is just as he announced that government will be staggering subsequent repatriations into the country as it says it has stretched itself thin and cannot …

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COVID-19:  FG to commence evacuation with 265 UAE-based Nigerians from May 6

FEDERAL Government has announced that it would commence evacuation of no fewer than 4,000 Nigerians from about 75 countries around the globe beginning with 265  from the United Arab Emirates to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffery Onyeama who made this known  at the Presidential Task Force on …

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UK authorities repatriate another 337 British citizens from MMIA, Nigeria

FOLLOWING its announcement that it will be evacuating its citizen from Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos on Friday 1 and Tuesday 5 May, the United Kingdom has evacuated another batch of 337 citizens from Nigeria. The evacuation flight, a British Airways Boeing 747 Flight, BA9156 pushed back at 1630hrs and was airborne at 1646 hrs with 337 passengers on …

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