EFCC to arraign ex-Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah, over alleged fraud

Stella Oduah The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will, on Feb. 22, arraign former Minister of Aviation, Sen. Stella Oduah, in the Federal High Court, Abuja, for alleged financial impropriety. Justice Inyang Ekwo fixed the date on Tuesday because the former minister was yet to be served with the court processes. The News Agency […]

COVID-19: FG suspends Emirates airline from operating in Nigeria

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has suspended Emirates’ operations in Nigeria effective after 72 hours from Thursday midnight for violating the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 directives and protocols. This follows the United Arab Emirates (UAE) recent COVID-19 policy restricting Nigerian passengers from transiting through other airports into Dubai city. The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 […]

Airlines, travelers face fresh hurdles as new protocols begin today

UK, S’African passengers to get extra travel permits before boarding to Nigeria NCAA rolls out conditions, $3,500 fine per defaulter Stakeholders, IATA insist on on-arrival rapid testing at airports Fresh hurdles now await international air travellers from the United Kingdom and South Africa as Federal Government’s preventive measures against new strain of COVID-19 take effect […]

Air Peace launch 11-hour non-stop flight to Jamaica

By Yusuf Yunus Air Peace, on Monday, left on a nonstop 11-hour flight from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, to the Caribbean Island nation of Jamaica. Stanley Olisa, the spokesperson of the airline, said on Tuesday, that the airline deployed one of its three Boeing 777 aircraft, with registration number 5N-BVE for the historic […]

FG mulls travel ban over new strain of COVID-19

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja at a Special Forum of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Mohammed, a member of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, said while the government appreciates the negative economic impact of another lockdown, it would not rule out restriction […]

Nigeria Air: FG to engage Aviation stakeholders, public

Uche Usim, Abuja Plans of reviving the suspended Nigeria Air project was mooted, on Monday, as the Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said he would engage industry stakeholders and the public on the matter to ensure it eventually comes into fruition. Sirika, in a statement signed by the Deputy Director, Press and Public Affairs […]

$500m Chinese debt sparks confusion in airport concession • FAAN former MDs, directors warn of hidden takeover

• FAAN former MDs, directors warn of hidden takeover • Reps set up sub-committee Federal Government’s plan to concession airports has run into difficulties over an existing debt and pact with China to build four new terminals at the cost of $500 million. The “concession within concession”, according to the coalition of aviation workers’ unions, […]

Kano, Port Harcourt airports likely to resume operations in Christmas -Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika

As FG lifts ban on Lufthansa, Air France, KLM By Dirisu Yakubu – Abuja All international airports in the country may resume international flight operations before the end of the year, Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has said. The Minister stated this on his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday. According to him, the federal […]

Liberia announces new national carrier

(NNP) The government of George Weah has finally delivered on its promise to launch a new national carrier to fly the country’s flag in international skies. The new carrier will be known as “Lone Star Air” with the sub tag of “Wings of Liberia” and would begin initial flights schedule from Monrovia to regional capitals, […]

FG to construct 10 new airports – Sirika

The Federal Government says 10 new airports will be constructed across the country to boost civil aviation. The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, announced this on Tuesday in Abuja when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Aviation for the 2021 budget defence by the ministry and its agencies. Sirika said that the civil […]

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