FG Suspends Licenses of 10 Private Jet Operators

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has grounded the operations of ten private jet operators in the country, suspending their permits to operate as non-commercial flight holders. According to a statement by Mr. Michael Achimugu, NCAA’s Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, the suspension resulted from the operators’ failure to commence the re-certification process,…

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FAAN Assures Travelers of Enhanced Airport Security

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has announced that Aviation Security (AVSEC) personnel, known as the Special Force, will now be armed at the nation’s airports to enhance security in accordance with international standards. FAAN Managing Director Mrs. Olubunmi Kuku made this announcement during the official opening of the international wing of Murtala Mohammed…

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NCAA Confirms Security of Nigerian Airspace

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has assured that the country’s airspace is safe and secure, thanks to the Total Radar Coverage of Nigeria (TRACON) system managed by the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA). In a statement addressing allegations of insecure airspace due to inadequate radar coverage, Acting Director General of the NCAA, Captain Chris…

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IATA lauds Nigeria for clearing foreign airlines’ over $700 million blocked funds

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said Nigeria has cleared 98 per cent of foreign airlines’ blocked funds, disclosing that the remaining two per cent of funds amounting to $19 million yet to be cleared is due to the Central Bank’s ongoing verification of outstanding forward claims filed by the commercial banks. It noted that…

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NAFSA Raises Concerns Over Frequent Runway Excursions at Lagos Airport

Aviation leaders have voiced their concerns about the recent surge in runway excursions at Lagos Airport. The Nigerian Aviation Fire and Safety Association (NAFSA) highlighted these issues during a meeting with the Director General of the National Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB), Captain Alex Badeh (Jnr), in Abuja. NAFSA President Comrade Sunday Ugbeikwu pointed out the…

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NAFSA Raises Concerns Over Frequent Runway Excursions at Lagos Airport

Aviation leaders have voiced their concerns about the recent surge in runway excursions at Lagos Airport. The Nigerian Aviation Fire and Safety Association (NAFSA) highlighted these issues during a meeting with the Director General of the National Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB), Captain Alex Badeh (Jnr), in Abuja. NAFSA President Comrade Sunday Ugbeikwu pointed out the…

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Tinubu Inaugurates Three Ships, Two Helicopters for Nigerian Navy

President Bola Tinubu has inaugurated three ships and two helicopters for the Nigerian Navy in Lagos, aiming to enhance efforts against crude oil theft and other maritime security issues. President Tinubu, represented by Vice President Kassim Shettima, conducted the ceremony during the opening of the fifth International Maritime Conference and Regional Maritime Exercise 2024 in…

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NLC to Picket Turkish Airlines on Tuesday

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Lagos State Chapter will begin picketing Turkish Airlines in Lagos starting Tuesday. This action is a response to the airline’s alleged unfair treatment of its employees. The NLC demands the reinstatement of all Turkish Airlines staff who were dismissed, forced to resign, or left their jobs under duress, including those…

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