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Passengers panic as Medview Airline plane develops fault midair

Passengers panic as Medview Airline plane develops fault midair

A Medview Airline flight from Lagos to Abuja was suspended midair after a fault was observed on the plane, Premium Times has reported. A passenger on the flight said passengers suspected the plane, with flight number VL 2102, was faulty before takeoff, but they were assured by the pilot and the crew that all was

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

Finally, FG takes over Arik Airlines

The Federal Government has come to the aid of Arik Airline, which has been experiencing difficulties in recent times. According to the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), the decision to intervene “clearly underscores the government’s commitment to instill sanity in the country’s aviation sector to prevent a major catastrophe”. The airline will now be

EFCC officials visit Arik Air

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Wednesday, visited the head office of Nigeria’s largest airline, Arik Air. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the operatives held a brief meeting with the Chairman of the airline, Joseph Arumemi-Ikhide. It is unclear what the visit was all about. When contacted Thursday morning, Arik Air’s spokesperson, Ola

Aviation Minister inaugurates security sub-committee on Abuja airport closure

The Federal government has inaugurated the Security Sub – Committee on the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Thursday. The Minister of State, Aviation Sen. Hadi Sirika said the functions of the sub-committee is to provide security at the Abuja and Kaduna Airports, including Road, Air and Rail Transportation; monitor traffic movements from Abuja to

Niger says Minna airport the ‘wise’ option during repair of Abuja airport

The Niger state government has advised the federal government to make use of the Minna International Airport during the closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, has already announced the choice of Kaduna international airport as alternative. But Jonathan Vatsa, Niger commissioner for information, said Minna airport

Closure of Abuja airport: We’ll rather lose billions of dollars than risk lives, says FG

The federal government says it prefers to lose billions of dollars in revenue than to risk lives. Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, said this on Monday, disclosing that Thursday had been slated for engaging stakeholders in the industry on issues arising from the proposed closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Sirika

FG to shut down Abuja airport

The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, says the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, will be closed for six weeks in February and March 2017 for total repairs on the runway. Mr. Sirika told journalists in Abuja on Monday that the closure will allow Julius Berger carry out total re-construction on the badly damaged