SIRIKA COUNTERS AMAECHI, YOU LIED, MINISTERS WERE NOT DIVIDED OVER AIR NIGERIA

Sen. Hadi Sirika The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, said it was untrue that Federal Executive Council (FEC) was divided over mode of implementation of the National Carrier project. He spoke at the backdrop of comments purportedly made by the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, on the issue. In a statement by Mr James Odaudu, Deputy Director, Press and Public Affairs, Ministry of Transportation, on Friday, Sirika said that Amaechi may have been misquoted by a section of the media. He said that FEC had always…

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WE ARE CONFUSED OVER AIR NIGERIA, TRANSPORT MINISTER AMAECHI CONFESSES

Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation has said the Federal Executive Council Is confused as to if establish a national carrier. Amaechi made the announcement on Thursday during his valedictory press briefing in Abuja. He said, “On national carrier, (the) cabinet is divided on the issue of modality. There are those who believe that the Federal Government should invest and then we can sell the equity later. “There are also those who believe that no, and from day one they say let us get investors in and give them the…

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AVIATION UNIONS SHUT DOWN NCAA, FLIGHTS CONTINUE

Ikeja – Aviation unions on Wednesday shut down the offices of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) at the Lagos airport in protest against the new organogram approved for the agency by the Federal Government. NCAA The unions are: Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) and the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE). Others are the Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP) and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE). The unions blocked the entrances of the NCAA headquarters and its annex office, chanting…

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AVIATION UNIONS TO DISRUPT FLIGHTS, BEGIN STRIKE TODAY

Labour unions in the nation’s aviation sector, on Monday said they will from May 22 begin an indefinite industrial action over the new organogram approved by the Federal Government. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the unions issued a Notice of Strike Action against the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Tuesday in Lagos. NAN reports that the unions are: Air Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) and the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE). Others are the Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP) and the…

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RED ALERT: SEE NIGERIAN AIRLINES LISTED AS HAVING EXPIRED OPERATION CERTFICATES

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has listed the troubled Topbrass Aviation, FirstNation Airways and Kabo Air among the airlines with “not-active, suspended or expired” Air Operator’s Certificates (AOCs) in the country. Also listed by the regulatory agency were Associated Aviation Limited, Chanchangi Airlines Limited, Hak Air Limited, King Airlines and Travel Limited and Skyjet Aviation Services Limited. A document obtained from the regulatory agency indicated that 38 airlines were issued and re-issued AOCs between February 3, 2016 and January 9, 2019. Out of the numbers, eight of them had…

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ANOTHER BOEING PLANE CRASHES IN THE US

  The plane with 136 passengers and 7 aircrews on board, was arriving from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, slid off the runway at 9:40 p.m. ET and into the river; now is in shallow water and not submerged/ AFP   A Boeing 737 skidded off a runway into a river after crash-landing during a lightning storm in Florida on Friday, officials said, with terrified passengers all safely evacuated to shore from the stricken jet’s wings. The plane carrying 143 people including the crew from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba slammed into…

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UK BASED NIGERIAN SENT OUT OF PLANE FOR BEING RUDE TO FLIGHT ATTENDANTS

UK-based Nigerian man was kicked out of the plane in UK earlier today for being rude. According to the video shared by HipTV, it was reported that the Nigerian man was too rude to the cabin crew and they had to call the airport police to kicked him out of the plane. The man on sighting the officers, suddenly became humble and quietly followed the security personnel. Watch video: Source: https://www.mediahelm.com.ng/2019/04/nigerian-man-kicked-out-of-plane-in-uk.html

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FG RAISES ALARM AS INNOCENT PEOPLE ARE NOW BEING TAGGED WITH HARD DRUG LADEN BAGS AT AIRPORTS

Drugs: FG raises concern over swapped names The Federal Government yesterday expressed concern over the recent discovery of passengers having their names tagged on luggage that are not theirs. It has been observed from investigation as noted by the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination on Drug Abuse (PACEDA) led by General Buba Maruwa (rtd) that innocent passengers names were tagged to baggage containing hard drugs, adding that this had led to major problems for innocent passengers on arrival at their destinations. During a visit of the committee to…

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WHY ADDITIONAL 461 MIL DOLLARS LOAN FOR AIRPORTS IS WRONG- PUNCH

Punch Editorial Board Addicted to borrowing and state control of commercial enterprises, the Federal Government has made a lunge for a fresh $461 million for airport projects. Coming after the $500 million loan it took for “airports remodelling” from the Export-Import Bank of China six years ago, the new credit, says the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, is to be used to build new airport terminals.  This tactic of forever borrowing for infrastructure without ever achieving lasting, tangible results should give way to a new economic strategy of…

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PRIVATE JET ROBBED AS IT LANDED AT LAGOS AIRPORT

A private jet belonging to ANAP Jets, owned by entrepreneur and the founder of Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc ,Atedo Peterside, has been vandalised by robbers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. After the aircraft landed at the Lagos Airport , ATC Aviation Services asked the aircraft to hold for traffic reasons. However, while the aircraft was holding, some thieves popped out from the bush and opened the cargo hold door, stealing a bag. According to airport standard procedure, there should be an escort van to tail all arriving…

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