Saturday, June 23, 2018

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    Domestic airlines kick against national carrier, threaten to stop paying VAT

Domestic airlines kick against national carrier, threaten to stop paying VAT

Domestic airline operators in the country have threatened that they will stop paying value-added tax from June 14.In a statement released on Thursday under the aegis of Airline Operators of Nigeria, the operators said the federal government's decision to float a national carrier is counterproductive."The AON has resolved that effective June 14, 2018, its members shall cease to make [...]

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    Sirika: Airport security will soon carry arms

Sirika: Airport security will soon carry arms

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says security personnel of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) will soon receive licences to carry arms at airports across the country.Sirika made this known while speaking in Katsina at the 2018 Aviation Security (AVSEC) retreat on Monday. The minister was represented by Mohammed Abdulsalami, rector, Nigerian College of Aviation Technology.He said [...]

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    Youth storm Aso Rock over ‘Not too young to run’ bill

Youth storm Aso Rock over ‘Not too young to run’ bill

Hundreds of youth converged on the Unity Fountain in Abuja for the #NotTooYoungToRun march to solicit President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent to the not too young to run bill.The bill, which gained majority support from the national assembly and 35 state houses of assembly, seeks to reduce the age qualification for running for elective office in Nigeria.Young Nigerians, from all walks [...]

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    Senate to summon aviation minister over air mishaps

Senate to summon aviation minister over air mishaps

The senate is considering summoning Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, over the recent air mishaps.The upper legislative chamber also wants the heads of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) and every other relevant agency in the aviation industry to appear before it and explain steps taken to prevent disaster.Gbenga [...]

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    Sirika: Benin Airport to attain international status in 12 months

Sirika: Benin Airport to attain international status in 12 months

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says the federal government has approved that the Benin Airport be upgraded to international standard in 12 months.Sirika made this known during a courtesy visit to the Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo State, on Monday.Sirika said the approval was due to the fact the Benin Airport is one of the oldest airports in [...]

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    Sirika: Nigeria ready for national carrier

Sirika: Nigeria ready for national carrier

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says Nigeria will soon get a national carrier to take full advantage of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM).The SAATM is a project of African Union (AU) Agenda 2063, which aspires to create a single unified air transport network in Africa.Sirika made this statement on the sidelines of the AU summit in [...]

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    Abuja airport reopened after jet mishap

Abuja airport reopened after jet mishap

The Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja has been reopened after being closed on Thursday afternoon.The runway was closed after a private jet (pictured) operated by Nest Oil skidded off the runway while landing and lost its landing gear in an attempt to return to the runway.As of 6:35pm when this report was filed, TheCable confirmed that only incoming flights were landing [...]

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    Abuja airport shut over private jet mishap

Abuja airport shut over private jet mishap

Flight operations at the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport have been suspended as a result of a mishap involving a private jet operated by Nest Oil.The jet skidded off the runway while landing and lost its landing gear in an attempt to return to the runway.A witness told TheCable that officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) had to [...]

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Domestic airlines ‘delayed 61% of flights’ in three months

Domestic airlines in Nigeria delayed 61 percent of their flights between July and September, a report released by the Consumer Protection Unit of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has shown.NAN reports that domestic airlines in Nigeria delayed 8,173 flights and cancelled 96 flights out of a total of 13,255 flights.The airlines listed in the report, which was released on Wednesday, are [...]

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    FG begins moves towards Arik’s return to London route

FG begins moves towards Arik’s return to London route

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says the federal government is already discussing how Arik Air will return to the London route.Sirika made this known on his Twitter page, where he shared a picture he took with the UK minister of aviation."With UK’s minister of aviation, discussing infrastructural support for aviation security and the return of Arik Air to [...]

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    Emirates to resume Abuja flights — one year after suspending operations

Emirates to resume Abuja flights — one year after suspending operations

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says Emirates Airline will resume its flight operations to Abuja on December 15.The minister made this known via his Twitter account."Glad to inform that Emirates will recommence Abuja flight on the 15th of December, 2017. Thanks for bearing with us," he wrote.https://twitter.com/hadisirika/status/925753709837062144The airline, alongside some other foreign airlines, had suspended flight operations in [...]

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    FG: No money to fund 22 airports — concession is the way out

FG: No money to fund 22 airports — concession is the way out

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says the federal government will not change its mind on the concession of airports in the country.The minister made this statement while addressing state house correspondents after the federal executive council meeting on Wednesday.The federal government had announced the concession of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja; Aminu [...]

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    Sirika: No going back on concession of Kano, PH airports

Sirika: No going back on concession of Kano, PH airports

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says the concession process of Aminu Kano International Airport and Port Harcourt International Airport will begin soon.Sirika made this known while speaking on the certification of Nigerian airports at the ministry’s headquarters in Abuja.A concession is an agreement where an entity is given the right to run a business that belongs to another [...]

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    Redeployed ‘powerful’ FAAN director protests ‘victimisation, illegality’

Redeployed ‘powerful’ FAAN director protests ‘victimisation, illegality’

Salamatu Umar-Eluma, the former director of human resources at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), is accusing unnamed officials of the agency and the ministry of transportation of "victimisation" and "illegality" over her redeployment.Umar-Eluma, who was regarded as the most powerful person at FAAN, is ready to protest to the "highest authorities" over her redeployment to Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) [...]

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    National airline will grow Nigeria’s economy, says Amaechi

National airline will grow Nigeria’s economy, says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the establishment of a national carrier will grow Nigeria's economy.In an interview with BBC, Amaechi said airline movements enhance the speed at which businesses are transacted within the country and a national airline will aid that."The speed at which business is transacted and cargoes or freight are conveyed are greatly enhanced by airline movements, [...]

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    Nigeria appoints Lufthansa, five other advisers for planned national airline

Nigeria appoints Lufthansa, five other advisers for planned national airline

The federal executive council (FEC) has approved the appointment of Lufthansa, the German carrier, and five other firms as advisers for the set up of Nigeria's planned national carrier.According to Hadi Siriki, the minister of aviation, the appointed advisers will help Nigeria set up a national airline and develop its aviation infrastructure to create a hub for West Africa.Reuters quoted [...]

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