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FG Suspends National Carrier, Nigeria Air Indefinitely

The Federal Government, on Wednesday suspended its controversial national carrier project, Nigeria Air. This was disclosed by the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, while addressing newsmen. According to Sirika, the decision to suspend the procurement of Nigeria Air, was taken at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting. He also took to his Twitter feed to confirm the development. ...

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FG Names New National Carrier, Nigeria Air

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika on Wednesday afternoon, unveiled the name and livery for the proposed national carrier in the United Kingdom. The nation airline will be called Nigeria Air, and will be painted in green and white colours in sync with the Nigerian flag. Sirika and top officials of the aviation sector are currently in the United Kingdom ...

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Kayode Odukoya, First Nation Airways MD Remanded Over Alleged N1.7bn Fraud

An Ikeja Special Offences Court today ordered the remand of Kayode Odukoya, Managing Director, First Nation Airlines over alleged theft of N1.7 billion. Justice Mojisola Dada ordered that the accused be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Odukoya had pleaded not guilty to a four-count charge of forgery, use of false document, perjury and ...

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Accra Bound Arik Aircraft Makes Emergency Landing In Lagos Due To Cabin Smoke

Passengers on Arik Air traveling from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos to Kotoka International Airport, Accra have a sad tale to tell concerning their unpleasant experience aboard the airline to the Ghana. One of the passengers who did not reveal his name said that the incident occurred on Tuesday barely 35 minutes into the 55 minutes journey. According to the passenger, ...

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Delta Airlines Develops Problem Midday, Panic At Lagos Airport

There was anxiety in the wee hours of Wednesday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos as a Delta Airlines Airbus 330- 200 with capacity for 244 passengers developed an engine problem about one hour after it took off from the airport. During the emergency evacuation , five passengers were injured. According to sources, the pilot sensing danger with the engine on ...

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Takeover Negotiations : Arik Air Files N20bn Suit Against FG, Ethiopian Airlines

Arik Air Limited has filled a N20 billion suit against the Federal Government and Ethiopian Airlines over recent claims in the media that they were negotiating the takeover of the airline. The suit was instituted by the airline at the Federal High Court, Lagos against Ethiopian Airlines, the Federal Ministry of Transportation and the Attorney General of the Federation. A ...

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Woman Attempting To Smuggle Cocaine To Saudi Arabia Arrested At Lagos Airport

Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos have intercepted a 54- year- old single mother of four children. She was going on pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia with substances that tested positive for cocaine. The suspect who hails from Kwara State was apprehended during the outward screening of passengers on a Qatar ...

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Why Our Plane Engulfed In Smoke, Aero Contractors Explains

The management of Aero contractors has explained the incident that led to the smoke in the flight NG316 from Port Harcourt International airport to Lagos. Aero Contractors flight NG316 from Port Harcourt International airport to Lagos was engulfed in smoke about 20 minutes after take-off, causing panic among the passengers. The Managing Director, Captain Ado Sanusi told Channels TV that ...

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Chanchangi Airlines Chairman Is dead

Amadu Chanchangi, Kaduna-based billionaire and Chairman of Chanchangi Airlines, is dead. He died along Kaduna-Abuja road while being transported to a hospital in Abuja in the early hours of Wednesday. The business mogul had been seriously ill. “He will be buried by 2pm today (Wednesday) according to Islamic rites at the Bashama road cemetery,” family sources said. Among early sympathisers were Bala Ibn ...

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Buhari Commends Fashola, Amaechi Over Re-opening Of Abuja Airport

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday commended the efforts of the Ministries of Transport, Power, Works and Housing, the security agencies, Kaduna State Government, Julius Berger, and others, on the successful completion of work on the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, 24 hours ahead of schedule. The President said he looks forward to such display of inter-agency cooperation ...

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