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Lawmakers express disgust over state of Nigerian airports

The members of the National Assembly’s joint committee on aviation on Thursday expressed worry over the deplorable state of some airports in Nigeria, particularly the Enugu and Port Harcourt International airports. Muhammad Adamu, APC-Kebbi Central, explained how unhappy he was after a tour of the facility of the Port Harcourt International Airport despite the fact

My Arik Story

By Bob MajiriOghene Etemiku On the 16th October, 2017, I arrived at the Osubi Airstrip Warri in company of two of my colleagues, Kelly Ovie Umukoro and Assurance Erhisohwode, for an Arik Air flight to Abuja. While Ovie Assurance and Kelly Umukoro were travelling for a workshop in Abuja, I was to travel to Kano

FG tackles multiple charges, infrastructure, other issues at airports

In response to various complaints by stakeholders on issues bedeviling the aviation sector in Nigeria, the Minister of State Aviation, Hadi Sirika has inaugurated the Task-force on Regulatory Matters in Aviation Sector. The committee which was set up on the directive of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo was given the assignment to look into

Nigeria will not be a weak link in global aviation security – Sirika

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to taking aviation security to the next level and not be a global weak link. The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika voiced out the country’s commitment to the global aviation security while addressing participants at the ongoing Regional ministerial conference on aviation security entitled ‘Global

Naija’s Sai Baba Reappears!

By: Okanga Agila Chikelu came up alive with his usual morning quarrels as animals foraged the bushy surroundings around his house. He girdled himself with a wrapper round his waist, the customary apron of his eastern kinsmen, signifying a man who has truly woken up from his house, the previous night. Chikelu, a middle aged

VIDEO: Passengers panic as smoke engulfs ‘Lagos-bound’ aircraft

Twitter user, Oriaku Okwesilieze, took to the social media platform on Tuesday to narrate how smoke engulfed an aircraft reportedly travelling from Port Harcourt to Lagos. Tweeting via @puffypearl, she said, “20 minutes after take off, our aero contractor flight started smoking. For 35 min we were chanting prayers, screaming, panicking”. She added that “the

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

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