Tag: Aviation

Mockery as three years after unveiling, Nigeria Air refused to fly

Sunday, July 18 2021, made it three years since the Federal Government unveiled the national carrier project at the Farnborough Air-show in London, United Kingdom.  The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika while unveiling the carrier on July 18, 2018 expressed enthusiasm that the country would finally have a national carrier[Read More…]

COVID-19: Federal Government paid N2.8billion stimulus package to Arik, Air peace, other airlines – Minister reveals

The Minister of state for budget and planning, Prince Clem Agba, on Monday revealed that the Federal Government disbursed N2.84 billion as COVID-19 stimulus package to seven local airlines.  The seven airlines include Aero, Air Peace, Arik, Azman, Dana, Max Air, and Overland.  Mr Agba disclosed the development while speaking[Read More…]

UAE restores suspension on Nigeria flights barely 48 hours after it lifted ban

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday again announced suspension of all flights to and from Nigeria, barely 48 hours after announcing that flights will resume on Wednesday, June 23. According to a statement on the Emirates airline’s website, the UAE government said the suspension took effect on Monday till[Read More…]

Federal Government says a new national carrier will take off first quarter of 2022

Nigeria’s minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika says the new national carrier will commence operation in the first quarter of 2022. Sirika disclosed this while addressing state house correspondents after the weekly federal executive council meeting in Abuja. He said the new national carrier is long overdue and the private sector-run[Read More…]

Aviation workers to shut down Kaduna airport from Sunday

Aviation workers in Kaduna say they will ithdraw their services at the Kaduna airport from Sunday, May 16 to Friday, May 21. The strike notice was made in a joint letter signed by Ocheme Aba, NUATE general secretary; Rasaq Saidu, ANAP general secretary; and Umoh Ofonime, NAAPE deputy general secretary,[Read More…]

Federal Government lifts suspension on Emirates Airlines

The Federal Government has announced the immediate lifting of the suspension order initially placed on Emirates Airlines operation in Nigeria. This follows the notification by Emirates Airline to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) in writing that the UAE government had given the airline approval to suspend the pre-departure Rapid[Read More…]

‘There is danger flying in Nigeria today’, laments Senator Smart Adeyemi

Chairman Senate Committee on Aviation, Senator Smart Adeyemi says air transport operators are cutting corners to run their airlines, and that poses a serious risk to air transportation in the country. The Senator said this during a press briefing in Abuja. According to him, the N4 billion bailout given to[Read More…]

Re-open Akanu Ibiam International Airport, others – Reps urges Federal Government

The Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Mr. Toby Okechukwu, has called on the government to take urgent steps to re-open the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, and the remaining international air facilities for international flight operations. He said such step had become most expedient ahead of the[Read More…]

Aviation minister, Hadi Sirika announces bailout for Nigerian airlines

The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, said on Monday that the Federal Government would soon start the disbursement of the N5bn bailout it approved for the operators of the Aviation sector. Sirika stated this at the opening of a  three-day public hearing on the six executive bills meant to[Read More…]

Suspend airport concession plan; Reps ask Federal Government

The House of Representatives has asked the Federal Government to suspend the plan to concession airports until all issues have been addressed. The House Committee on Aviation, while expressing displeasure at the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, for failing to appear before it in Abuja on Monday, said it had[Read More…]