Saturday, September 22, 2018

Tag "Hadi Sirika"

    Paying for Sirika’s aborted flight of fancy

Paying for Sirika’s aborted flight of fancy

It’s not yet clear what finally did it or who. But it was clear, almost from the start, that the country could not bluff its way through this flight.Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, had mounted the problem maddeningly and by some curious twist of fate the incoming Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, would bear the brunt for it [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘Just another MMM’, ‘Government of fake promises’ — anger over suspension of Nigeria Air

‘Just another MMM’, ‘Government of fake promises’ — anger over suspension of Nigeria Air

On Wednesday, Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, announced that the federal government had directed indefinite suspension of Nigeria Air, the national carrier project.Sirika had unveiled the name and logo of the carrier at an airshow in London, in July.He had added that government was in talks with aircraft providers ahead of the take-off of the project.“We’ve been talking to [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    FG suspends national carrier project indefinitely

FG suspends national carrier project indefinitely

The federal government has suspended the national carrier project indefinitely.Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, made this known on Wednesday."I regret to announce that the Federal Executive Council has taken the tough decision to suspend the National Carrier Project in the interim. All commitments due will be honoured. We thank the public for the support as always," he wrote [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    Sirika debunks Ethiopian Airlines’ claim of being favourite in Nigeria Air bid

Sirika debunks Ethiopian Airlines’ claim of being favourite in Nigeria Air bid

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says the claim by Tewolde Gebremariam, Ethiopian Airlines’ CEO, of being favourite to manage Nigeria Air is fake.He made this known through James Odaudu, the ministry's deputy director, media and public affairs, on Tuesday.The Ethiopian Airline boss had said his company is the frontrunner in the bids while addressing a press conference in [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Sirika: Why Nigeria Airways died

Sirika: Why Nigeria Airways died

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says Nigeria Airways died because of governance and finance issues.Speaking on Thursday at the 47th convocation of the Air Force Institute of Technology in Kaduna, Sirika said the case of the newly-unveiled Nigeria Air will be different."The ownership is different. It is different because it is private sector-driven," he said."Government will own a [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Here comes Nigeria Air… FG unveils new national carrier

Here comes Nigeria Air… FG unveils new national carrier

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, has unveiled the name and logo of the new national carrier, Nigeria Air.Speaking on Wednesday in London at the ongoing Farnborough International Airshow, Sirika said the government will not own more than five per cent of the airline."This is an important day for Nigeria. The largest economy in Africa, largest population, GDP of [...]

2 comments Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article

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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

September 21, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45480.18420.32
LAGOS360485425
KANO361483423
PH362482423
ABUJA362481423
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement