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Stakeholders urge FG to beef up security at Lagos airport

Stakeholders in the aviation sector have called on the Federal Government to beef up security at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, following recent alleged poaching of aircraft and stealing of baggage. They said on Monday in Lagos that security was...

NAMA boss pledges improved airspace safety

  The Managing Director, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Capt. Fola Akinkuotu,   said the agency would continue to work assiduously toward building upon the current safety profile of the nation’s airspace. Akinkuotu said this on Sunday in Lagos to mark his...

Local C-Checks on Boeing aircraft will retain N20b yearly annually in economy

Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, on Friday said the Nigerian economy would retain over N20 billion annually through local C-Checks on Boeing 737-300, B737-400 and B737-500 aircraft. Sirika said this in Lagos after a successfully conducted Boeing...

Aviation union demands improved performance for industry in 2018

The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) on Friday called for improved performance from various players in the aviation sector this year. The General-Secretary of the union, Mr Olayinka Abioye, made the call while speaking in Lagos. Abioye noted...

Kenya Airways to begin non-stop flight to US in October

Kenya Airways said it is set to become the first airline to offer a non-stop flight between East Africa and the United States of America beginning from October 28. A statement by the airline on Thursday, in Nairobi and made...

Airport Offences: Police prosecute 235, secure 89 convictions

The Lagos Airport Police Command said on Wednesday that 235 persons were prosecuted for committing various offences at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos between January and December 2017. The spokesman for the command, DSP Joseph Alabi, said in Lagos...

Air Peace commends FG for reviewing weather minima in 18 airports

  Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, has commended the Federal Government for reviewing the Operating Weather Minima in 18 airports in the country.- The airline’s Communications Manager, Mr Chris Iwarah, made the commendation on Tuesday in Lagos. TBI Africa reports that the review...

Aero’s C-check on B737 aircraft, indication aviation is improving

A former President, National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE), Mr Isaac Balami, said successful C-Check by Aero Contractors’ engineers on its Boeing 737 aircraft is an indication that Nigeria’s aviation sector is improving. Balami, also a pilot and...

Lufthansa plans to hire 8,000 new employees

Lufthansa plans to hire about 8,000 new employees in 2018, the German Airline said on Monday. More than half the new jobs are for cabin crew along with about 900 pilots, the company said. Lufthansa’s total workforce currently stands at about...

Russia resumes civilian flights to Cairo

 Russian President Vladimir Putin had authourised the resumption of regular civilian flights from Russia to Cairo, according to a document published on the government’s website on Thursday. The order was effective from January 2. Russia halted civilian air traffic to...

NCAA, NAMA, review 18 airports operating weather minima

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) have carried out a review of aerodrome operating weather minima for 18 airports in the country. The General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA, Mr Sam Adurogboye, made this...

2017, safest year ever for aviation – ASN

The Aviation Safety Network (ASN), an independent organisation located in the Netherlands, said 2017 has turned out to be the safest year ever for commercial aviation. ASN, in its 2017 airliner accident statistics released on Wednesday, said there was an...

Max Air signs pact with FG to lift 3,184 Nigerians from Libya

Max Air Limited said it has signed contract agreement with the Federal government to evacuate 3,184 of the 5,037 Nigerians expected to return from Libya. The airline’s Public Relations Manager, Alhaji Ibrahim Dahiru, said this in Kano on Sunday. Dahiru...

Air Peace pledges mass route expansion in 2018

The Chairman, Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema, has said the airline will in 2018 end air travel woes of most underserved destinations in Nigeria and the West Coast of Africa. Onyema said the airline would also offer the flying public...

FG appoints Med-view Airline to evacuate Nigerians from Libya

  The Federal Government has appointed Med-View Airline, through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), to participate in the evacuation of 5,037 Nigerians from Libya. The Airline’s Executive Director, Business Development and Commercial, Mr Isiaq Na’Allah, and Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, the...

Police debunk alleged poaching of aircraft at Lagos airport

The Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, Police Command, has debunked the recent allegations of poaching of aircrafts and stealing of baggage at the airport leveled against its personnel. The command’s spokesman, DSP Joseph Alabi, said on Friday in Lagos that the...

Nigerian Aviation Industry in 2017

The year 2017 was an upbeat year for the aviation industry in Nigeria. With the country exiting the economic recession from the previous year, the aviation sector in 2017 witnessed some positive developments which experts believe should be leveraged...

 Fire guts FAAN headquarters at Lagos Airport

On April 12, a fire outbreak which started at about 8.20 a.m. affected some offices at the headquarters of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. The offices affected included the Audit, Public Affairs...

Airports concession and creation of a new national carrier

Despite opposition by aviation unions, the Federal Government went ahead to appoint Transaction Advisers for the concession of the Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Port Harcourt airports, as well as for the establishment of a new national carrier like the...

FG approves N45b for Ex-Nigerian Airways workers

The Federal Government in September approved N45 billion for the payment of gratuities and other retirement benefits to the former staff of defunct Nigeria Airways. Sirika disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly Federal...

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Obasanjo successfully completes PhD programme at NOUN

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, is among 14,771 persons expected to receive honours at the 7th convocation of the National Open University of Nigeria...