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 IATA seeks implementation of global aviation security plan

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Tuesday called for the implementation of the Global Aviation Security Plan (GASep), developed by the International Civil Aviation Organisation. The Director-General of ICAO, Mr Alexandre de Juniac, made the call at the IATA...

MKO Abiola Airport will stimulate Osun economy – official

Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Osun, Dr Basiru Ajibola, on Tuesday expressed the optimism that the state’s airport under construction would stimulate the economy. Ajibola said this in Lagos that the airport named after the late business mogul,  Chief...

NCAA alerts airline operators on weather hazard

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has issued a weather alert to all airline operators indicating hazards associated with Harmattan dust haze in flight operations at this period of the year. A statement by the NCAA General Manager, Public Relations,...

Abuja airport gets NCAA certification

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja has been certified by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). The Director-General, Mr Muktar Usman, made this known while presenting the certificate to Mr. Saleh Dunoma, the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority...

IMF agrees initially on granting Egypt 3rd tranche of loan

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Egyptian authorities have reached a staff-level agreement on the second review of Egypt’s economic reform programme which will finalise granting Egypt 2 billion dollars, the IMF said in a statement on Friday. “The...

Dana Air flies 2.7m passengers in 9 years, says Official

Dana Air on Thursday said it had flown over 2.7 million passengers in its nine years of operations in Nigeria. Dana Air’s Accountable Manager, Mr. Obi Mbanuzuo,made this known in a statement issued in Lagos to mark the airline’s nine...

FAAN improves on ground facilitation at Lagos Airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it has opened a new entrance to the multi-storey car park at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The FAAN General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs. Herrienta Yakubu, said in Lagos that this...

Union to NCAA: Reject Bi-Courtney’s request for regional flights at MMA 2

The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) has urged the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to reject proposal for the commencement of regional flights at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2, Lagos. The General Secretary of NUATE, Mr. Olayinka...

Let’s operate regional flights at MMA2, Bi-Courtney begs NCAA

Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL) on Monday asked the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to restore its approval for commencement of regional flights from the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2). TBI Africa reports that the Chief Operating Officer, BASL,...

‘International aero politics frustrating route expansion of Nigerian airlines’

The Chairman of Air Peace Limited ,Mr Allen Onyema, on Friday said  plans by some Nigerian airlines to expand their foreign routes were being frustrated by international aero politics. Onyema made the allegation during the formal presentation of the International...

FAAN cautions against fraudulent recruitment agents

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has cautioned members of the public to be wary of person or group of persons parading themselves as recruitment agents of the authority. FAAN warned that the scrupulous persons also extort money from...

Remittance: Airlines to be fully automated by December – NCAA

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), says all domestic airlines are to computerise their remittances of five per cent Ticket and Cargo Sales Charges (TSC/CSC) by December. The General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA,Mr Sam Adurogboye, disclosed this on Thursday, in...

Emirates Airlines resumes Abuja flight December 15 – Minister

Emirates Airlines, one of the largest air carriers in the world, is set to return to Abuja route on December 15, almost a year after it suspended its flight operations in Abuja. The Minister of State for Aviation, SenatorHadiSirika, disclosed...

NCAA suspends automation of payment systems by airlines

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has temporarily suspended its introduction of the Aviation Revenue Automation Project (ARAP) for revenue collection. The General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA,Mr. Sam Adurogboye, confirmed the development on Wednesday in Lagos. NCAA had in March issued...

NCAT graduates 72 licensed aircraft engineers

The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria on Wednesday graduated 72 Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, the Rector of the College, Capt. Abdussalami Mohammed, has said. Mohammed, who said this at a combined graduation ceremony of the college in Zaria,...

Abuja airport’s new terminal building 80% completed – CCECC

The China Civil Engineering and Construction Company (CCECC) handling the new terminal building at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, said the project is 80 per cent completion. The Project Manager, Mr. Kevin Lee, disclosed this to the members of...

Med-View flies into Dakar, Conakry, Abidjan; seeks more integration

The Managing Director of Med-View Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, has called for more integration among member countries of the Economic Community For West African States (ECOWAS). TBI Africa reports that Bankole made the call on Friday during the airline’s inaugural...

Aviation key to combating terrorism, cross-border crime -ICAO

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on Thursday said aviation had a key role to play in combating terrorism and cross-border crime. The ICAO’s Secretary-General, Dr. Fang Liu, made the assertion at the ICAO’s 13thTraveller Identification Programme (TRIP) Strategy Symposium...

Proposed MKO Abiola int’l airport in Osun to gulp N69b

The proposed M. K. O Abiola International Airport in Ido-Osun, Osun, will cost N69 billion under a concession arrangement with an indigenous company, AWOL International, an official has said. The Director of Public Building in Osun State Ministry of Works,...

Airlines get ready for new U.S. security rules

New security measures including stricter passenger screening take effect on Thursday on all U.S. bound flights to comply with government requirements designed to avoid an in-cabin ban on laptop computers, airlines said. Airlines said the new measures, which could include...

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Buhari’s achievements laudable in spite inheriting empty purse

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration recorded laudable achievements, in spite of terrible economic downturn and...