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Nigeria’s FEC approves N2.3bn for MMIA runway extension

NIGERIA’S Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday has approved N2, 272, 838, 724.84 billion (N2.3b) for the extension of the runway at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. He said: “Today in Council, Aviation …

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Onyema canvasses workforce-specific intervention as NCAA tinkers reopening domestic operations with 5 airports first

the world is on break, nothing is happening… authorities have reeled out things and these things come with a huge cost. How will airlines manage that and pay about thirty-seven 37 charges. The airlines are going to bear the brunt of all this. I do not want free money that I cannot account for. This is not an opportunity to ask for money to buy new plane. In fact this intervention should be for the work force. I have over 3, 000 staff at Air Peace, these people’s livelihood are endangered and you must do everything possible to keep jobs in the country.

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Sirika hints at possibility of shutting down Lagos, Abuja Airports

BARELY one day after the announcement that only the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja (DNAA) and Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos (DNMM) will remain open to and accept international flights, Minister of Aviation; Sen Hadi Sirika has confirmed the possibility of shutting both airports. This means that all international airports in the country, including the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos …

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Coronavirus update: NCAA issues general guidelines on how to handle suspected cases

NIGERIAN Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has called for a high level of vigilance by airlines (especially those operating international and regional flights), all designated point of entries (POEs) and travelling public putting them on high alert over the outbreak of Coronavirus. The CAA in a letter dated 23rd January, 2020 and signed by the Acting Director General of the Nigerian …

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NAMA to commence calibration of DVOR/CAT III ILS with $8.5m KingAir 305i tomorrow

Foreign crew arrives Nigeria, Omni Blue contracted as backup Done with Pre Calibration brief INFORMATION reaching Nigerianflightdeck indicates that Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has carried out its pre-calibration brief and calibration exercise will commence with Doppler Omni-Directional Range (VOR) and the CAT III Instrument Landing System(ILS) in Lagos. Our correspondent learnt that the airspace managers maybe calibrating the navigational …

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Sirika inspects Enugu Airport, expresses confidence in meeting Easter deadline

MINISTER of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika today expressed satisfaction with the work being done so far at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu with the parameters given; stating that the contractor, Messrs PW, will meet the Easter deadline by government. This is just as the Minister has insisted to the contractor handling the new terminal building at the airport that …

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Is Nigeria serious with its national carrier pursuit?

With what has happened with regards setting up a national carrier in the last four years of this administration, with all the intrigues and failed deadlines, ANTHONY OMOH looks at emerging trends especially in Ghana which has silently set their ball rolling with firm aircraft orders; and wonders if Project Nigeria Air will reach fruition at the rate things are …

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Sirika confirms FG has mobilized contractor PW to Enugu Airport site

MINISTER of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, Thursday (November 7, 2019) revealed that Federal Government has mobilized the contractor (PW) handling the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the runway and other facilities at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, to site, preparatory to commencement of work. This is just as he said that government has promised to continue to fund the new …

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Sirika hands ICAO safety plaque to President Buhari as aviation sector is rated 96% Safe

GLOBAL aviation regulatory agency, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has rated Nigerian airports to be 96.4 per cent secured, efficient after an audit on 193 member countries Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika who made this known on Tuesday, said Nigeria’s rating improved when the federal government adopted policies to improve security measures at the airport stating that of the 193 …

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