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    Nigerian sprinter, Divine Oduduru, breaks 20-year record at Texas varsity

Nigerian sprinter, Divine Oduduru, breaks 20-year record at Texas varsity

Divine Oduduru, Nigerian sprinter, is breaking records and shining brightly in the US.Oduduru has been named athlete of the week by the Big 12 Conference for his performance at the Texas Tech Open.The athlete, who is known for his "I never espered it" expression, has broken five all-time records at the Texas Tech University.He shattered the university's 20-year old school record [...]

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    NCAA slams N9.5m fine on airline for ‘violating’ air space

NCAA slams N9.5m fine on airline for ‘violating’ air space

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has imposed a fine of N9.5 million on Lyxor International, a non-schedule general aviation operator, for allegedly violating the terms of its approved flight clearances.Sam Adurogboye, spokesman of the regulatory authority, confirmed this in a statement issued on Sunday.He said in February, a letter of sanction was written to the airline after it was found [...]

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    FG appoints five new directors, GM for NCAA

FG appoints five new directors, GM for NCAA

The federal government has appointed five new directors and one general manager for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).A statement by Sam Adurogboye, the general manager, public relations of NCAA, said their appointment was with immediate effect.Nine directors were last week relieved of their appointment but two of them – Adamu Abdullahi and Sasegbon – were recalled.The new directors and [...]

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    REVEALED: 141 domestic airlines have gone into extinction in 17 years

REVEALED: 141 domestic airlines have gone into extinction in 17 years

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says from 150 airlines in its register when it started operating in 2000, only eight or nine airlines are operating in the country as of now.Sam Adurogboye, NCAA's general manager, public relations, said this during an interactive session with reporters in Lagos, on Sunday.He said the agency was not responsible for the problems being [...]

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    Aviation minister: No link between Osinbajo’s airport visit and sacking of NCAA directors

Aviation minister: No link between Osinbajo’s airport visit and sacking of NCAA directors

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says there is no link between Acting President Yemi Osinbajo’s visit to Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, and the current reorganisation of aviation agencies.In a statement issued by James Odaudu, deputy director, press and public affairs, ministry of transportation, Sirika said the visit was to assess the state of facilities at the [...]

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    FG recalls two sacked NCAA directors

FG recalls two sacked NCAA directors

The federal government has recalled two out of the nine directors who were sacked from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Friday.The duo are Adamu Abdullahi, Director of Consumer Protection, and Ayodele Sasegbon, Director of general aviation.Sam Adurogboye, general manager, public relations, NCAA, confirmed the development to NAN on Saturday.“I can confirm that two of the directors, Abdullahi and [...]

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    After reorganising NCAA, FG appoints three new directors at FAAN

After reorganising NCAA, FG appoints three new directors at FAAN

The federal government has appointed three new directors and a general manager at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).Henrietta Yakubu, FAAN’s acting general manager, disclosed this in a statement.The development comes after all the directors at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) were relieved of their appointments.Yakubu said those newly appointed are: U.S.A. Sadiq, director of security services (DSS), Rabiu [...]

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    Shake-up at NCAA — all directors fired

Shake-up at NCAA — all directors fired

The federal government has relieved all the directors in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) of their appointments.Sam Adurogboye, general manager, public relations, NCAA, confirmed the development to NAN in Lagos.“It is true that the directors have been disengaged but I don’t have details of the reasons given for the action by the ministry,” he said.A total of 10 directors [...]

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    Doha-bound plane was affected by bird strike, says NCAA

Doha-bound plane was affected by bird strike, says NCAA

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has blamed the air return made by a Qatar Airways aircraft at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on a bird strike.Sam Adurogboye, spokesman of the agency, said this in a statement, disclosing that one of the engines of the aircraft was affected in the incident which happened on February 9.A bird strike is [...]

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    Arik fails to pay compensation to passengers for baggage delay

Arik fails to pay compensation to passengers for baggage delay

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says Arik Air has not compensated its passengers whose bags were delayed on the London-Lagos route in December.According to Sam Adurogboye, spokesman of NCAA, Arik has also not paid the N6 million fine imposed on the airline for contravening the provisions of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs).The NCAA had on December 27 ordered [...]

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    N6m fine: NCAA acted unprofessionally, says Arik

N6m fine: NCAA acted unprofessionally, says Arik

Arik Air says the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) acted unprofessionally for publicising the issuance of a N6 million fine awarded against it for delaying the luggage of some passengers.In a statement by Ola Adebanji, spokesman of the airline, Arik said the NCAA should not have publicised the fine and ought to have given it time to respond to the [...]

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    NCAA fines Arik N6m for delaying passengers’ luggage

NCAA fines Arik N6m for delaying passengers’ luggage

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has issued a N6million fine to Arik Air Limited for contravening the provisions of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs).The agency also ordered the airline to pay its passengers, whose baggage were delayed on the London to Lagos route between December 2 and December 4, $150 each as compensation.The authority disclosed this in a [...]

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    Labour suspends showdown with Arik

Labour suspends showdown with Arik

Aviation unions have called off their industrial action against Arik Air following the intervention of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).This was revealed in a communique signed by the leadership of the unions, Arik Air management and a representative of the NCAA.The unions had embarked on the joint strike following the airline’s failure to pay seven months’ salary arrears and [...]

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    NCAA asks Arik to return luggage of London-Lagos passengers — after 5 days

NCAA asks Arik to return luggage of London-Lagos passengers — after 5 days

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has waded into the row between Arik Air and at least 40 passengers who have been protesting the non-arrival of their baggage for five days since arriving Nigeria from London.On Wednesday, NCAA directed Arik Air to return all the delayed baggage within the next 24 hours. It also directed the airline to compensate the affected [...]

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    Nigerian airlines delayed 7,722 flights in 90 days

Nigerian airlines delayed 7,722 flights in 90 days

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said domestic airlines operating in the country recorded 7,722 cases of delayed flights in the third quarter of 2016.This is contained in a document issued by the NCAA’s Consumer Protection Department which was obtained on Monday by NAN in Lagos.The document indicated that 13,097 flights were operated by eight domestic airlines during the [...]

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    NCAA bans passengers from boarding planes with Samsung Galaxy Note 7

NCAA bans passengers from boarding planes with Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has directed passengers not to turn on or charge their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices while aboard any plane.Sam Adurogboye, NCAA’s general manager, public relations, who gave the directive on Tuesday, said the action was necessary following recent incidents and concerns raised by manufacturers of the product.The agency warned passengers not to keep the [...]

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