Anger over closure of Akanu Ibiam Int’l Airport, Enugu

The Deputy Minority leader of the House of Representatives, Toby Okechukwu has accused the Ministry of Aviation of abandoning the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, six weeks after its closure. Okechukwu made this known while moving a motion of urgent public importance on the closure of the Airport. The motion moved by Toby Okechukwu and […]

Picture: Panic as man climbs aircraft at Lagos Airport

Passengers aboard a Port Harcourt-bound flight panicked on Friday after a yet-to-be-identified man climbed the aircraft while it was about to take-off at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja. According to a video shot by one of the passengers in Lagos, the man illegally gained access to the airside with a piece of hand luggage. The […]

Fire guts Sam Mbakwe airport in Owerri

Some parts of the Sam Mbakwe Airport in Owerri, Imo capital was gutted by fire which was reported to have started by 2:00pm on Monday. The Director of the State Fire Service, Mr Japheth Okoroafor stated that the fire started as a result of electrical problems. He lamented that the fire service which reported at […]

Air Peace boosts fleet with Boeing 777-300, set for international routes

Air Peace Boeing 777-300 By Adekunle Williams and Solomon Asowata Nigeria’s leading carrier, Air Peace, has taken delivery of its third Boeing 777-300 aircraft in preparation for the airline’s commencement of international operations. The 374 capacity aircraft, christened: “Anuli Peggy Onyema”, touched down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 3.20p.m on Wednesday. […]

Nigeria ban Boeing 737 Max 8 jets until further notice

The Federal Government on Wednesday announced a ban on all Boeing 737 Max airplanes from flying in Nigeria’s airspace until further notice. There have been questions surrounding the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts following its crash in Ethiopia over the weekend, a development which has triggered some reactions from airlines, aviation regulators and […]

Nigerian among the 157 dead in Ethiopian Airlines crash Sunday

An Ethiopian Airlines plane Flight ET 302 enroute from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi crashed Sunday with no survivors among the 149 passengers and eight crew members. According to the airline, 18 Canadians are among the dead. The plane was carrying passengers from 33 countries. The brand new Boeing 737 plane […]

New Abuja Airport terminal ‘ll boost economic growth – Buhari

Uche Usim , Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has described the newly-completed terminal building at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, as a fulcrum on which Nigeria’s new economic frontier would revolve. This is as the Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika seeks the release of a second tranche of $69.3 million government’s […]

BREAKING: Nigeria Suspends Proposed National Carrier, Nigeria Air

By Victor Okunola After two months of its debut, the Federal Government FG has temporarily suspended the National Carrier Project – which offshoot is the recently unveiled Nigeria Air. The Minister of State for Transport (Aviation) Senator Hadi Sirika announced the suspension Wednesday on his Twitter Handle – @hadisirika “I regret to announce that the Federal Executive Council has […]

We’ll frustrate take-off of Nigeria Air – Labour

— 22nd August 2018 “We have resolved that the issue of payment of the severance benefits of ex-Nigeria Airways workers must be resolved immediately to forestall brewing labour issues…” Louis Ibah Nigeria’s aviation sector senior staff union yesterday, warned that it would frustrate the take-off of Nigeria’s new carrier, Nigeria Air, over the failure to […]

National carrier needs $300m initial capital – FG

The new national airline, Nigeria Air, will require initial capital of between $150m and $300m, and the Federal Government is seeking a strategic partner to operate the carrier, according to a document seen by Reuters on Thursday. The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Wednesday said the government would not own more than […]




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