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The path to grow Nigeria’s Aviation

By Simon Tumba FOR a long time aviation stakeholders have been expressing concern over the stagnant or retarding predicament of this massive sector, considering our natural, human and economic potentials. Perhaps based on these factors, including the $1.3 billion annually repatriated by foreign airlines, Senator Hadi Sirika put out a …

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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 …

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Divergent reactions trail calls to make Arik Air National Carrier (Part Two)

As Sirika maintains airline unfit for national carrier The discourse on the National carrier issue deepens with others, including the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika lending thoughts towards whether or not government will make what they believe is the right decision and put to rest the feeling of uncertainty …

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Divergent reactions trail call to make Arik Air National Carrier (Part One)

“To me, as I said on the Flightdeck Forum, the option remains Arik, Arik, Arik or look for a domestic carrier or any other carrier within to partner to start it. When you partner with another airline to start it then you are having three government carriers in place. I feel it’s a good thing, I am happy AMCON has changed their tone we are yet to hear from the Federal Government although we only saw that money was budgeted but we are not sure what route they would take. And if you look at the amount budgeted, that amount cannot do anything to start a national carrier from the scratch. As at today we have not seen a clear cut investor that is ready to partner with FG, I think the best way to go is to look at the Arik, Aero option and move with it.”

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Olowo flays government’s earmarking of N8.5bn on Nigeria Air in 2019 budget

PRESIDENT of the Aviation Round Table (ART), Elder Gabriel Olowo has maintained that Federal government was not toeing the right path on how it has gone about trying to establish a new national carrier and has flayed government’s planned N8.5bn for the suspended Nigeria Air in the 2019 budget proposal …

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Minister declares Abuja terminal will be complete in five weeks

Promises permanent solution to power outages MINISTER of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has put the completion and delivery of another of the US$ 600 million Chinese-Nigerian funded terminal, the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport ( NAIA) in the next five weeks. This is just as he explained the power outage that …

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Updated: Aero politics: Onyema explains how Air Peace lost billions in 6 months on West Coast

Says government has given investors a chance by suspending Nigeria Air CHAIRMAN of Air Peace, Chief Allen Onyema has called on government to support Nigerian airlines by helping them play the international aero politics stating that because of lack of government support, the airline has lost over a billion to …

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FG unveils national carrier name, logo as Nigeria Air takes off soon

FEDERAL Government has unveiled Nigeria Air as the name of the new national carrier scheduled to takeoff in December and a logo encompassing the flowing green white and green ribbon . The new airline aircraft will have a white livery with the national flag ribbon around it and also has …

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