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Stakeholders skeptical over Ministry’s relocation directive; say timing wrong

THE directive from the Minister of Aviation to all aviation agencies to relocate their agencies’ headquarters to Abuja in the next 45 amid the battle against COVID-19 has not gone unnoticed by stakeholders some of which have expressed divergent opinions on the directive giving its raison d’etre and its timing. Nigerianflightdeck last Friday reported that the Ministry of Aviation directed …

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COVID-19: NUATE advises FG on how to implement intervention in aviation

NATIONAL Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) has petitioned the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) over how government can assist the country’s aviation sector during this COVID-19 era warning against monetary intervention that yielded no results in the past. The union in a petition signed by Comrade Ocheme Aba, the General Secretary, NUATE, said that government’s intervention whatever …

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COVID-19: 160 Nigerians evacuated from US arrive NAIA Abuja, ferried to isolation

ONE hundred and sixty (160) Nigerians today were successfully evacuated from the United States of America landing at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja (NAIA). The aircraft departed for Abuja from Newark (EWR) Liberty International Airport in New Jersey on Sunday 10th May 2020 by 9.15pm The aircraft, a 270 passenger capacity Boeing 787 flight Number ET 509 with Registration …

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COVID-19: FG says aviation sub-sector to benefit from N2tr economic injection

FEDERAL Government through the Ministry of Budget and National Planning is has identified the aviation sub-sector as one of those slated the N2 trillion economic injection the nation is considering  as the sector loses almost N21 billion on a monthly basis since the Covid-19 pandemic. Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Agba disclosed at a webinar …

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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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COVID-19: NAMA tells staff to adhere to safety procedures as FG lifts lock down

MANAGING director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) Capt. Fola Akinkuotu has tasked staff of the agency to ensure full compliance with the directives and safety guidelines by the Federal Government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on COVID-19 as the lock down is partially lifted. Capt. Akinkuotu who stated this in a message to staff of …

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