NiDCOM to Repatriate 250 More Nigerians from UAE

The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has announced the upcoming repatriation of another 250 Nigerians from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). During her visit to the UAE Ambassador to Nigeria, Salem Saeed Al-Shamsi, in Abuja, Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa emphasized the importance of reinforcing partnerships between Nigeria and the UAE. She…

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190 Nigerians Repatriated from UAE

The Federal Government has welcomed 190 Nigerians repatriated from the United Arab Emirates. The returnees arrived at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at 5:59 a.m. and were received by a team of government officials led by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Upon arrival, the returnees underwent profiling and documentation by relevant agencies. They were…

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FEC Approves N985 Million for Body Scanners at Abuja and Lagos Airports

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has sanctioned the allocation of N985 million for the procurement of body scanners to be installed at Abuja and Lagos international airports. This decision was announced by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Lateef Fagbemi, during a briefing with State House correspondents following the FEC meeting…

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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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Nigerian Air Force Completes 4800-Hour Maintenance on Aircraft

For the first time, engineers from the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) have successfully conducted a 4800-hour Periodic Depot Maintenance (PDM) on a Dornier-228 (DO-228) aircraft. This extensive maintenance, previously outsourced to foreign Maintenance Repair Organizations (MROs), was completed domestically at a lower cost and with reduced downtime. At a ceremony honoring the engineers involved in…

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NANTA Commends Federal Government for Resolving Trapped Airline Funds

The National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) has praised the Federal Government and its relevant agencies for their swift action in resolving the issue of trapped funds belonging to foreign airlines operating in Nigeria. NANTA President, Mr. Yinka Folami, highlighted the significant impact these trapped funds had on the association’s members and the Nigerian…

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Qoray unveils Nigeria’s first fully solar-powered EV Battery Swap Station

On May 21, 2024, Qoray, a pioneer in the electric mobility space, launched Nigeria‚Äôs first fully solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) battery swap stations in Kano State, Nigeria. These landmark stations put another feather in Qoray‚Äôs hat and signal a significant leap in the nation‚Äôs transition towards sustainable urban transportation. This milestone follows the handover of…

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UK Regulator Flags Air Peace for Alleged Safety Violations

The United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA) has alerted Nigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to potential safety violations by Nigerian airline, Air Peace. In a formal communication, the UK CAA filed two mandatory occurrence reports concerning Air Peace‚Äôs operations at London Gatwick Airport, only three months after the airline commenced its Lagos-London service. The…

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President Tinubu Seeks Approval to Assume Control of Nasarawa and Kebbi States Airports

President Bola Tinubu has formally written to the House of Representatives, requesting authorization to assume control of the recently constructed airports in Nasarawa State and Kebbi State. The President clarified in his letter that his proposal aligns with the provisions outlined in Item 3 of the Second Schedule of the 1999 Constitution as amended, which…

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VP Shettima Halts US Journey Due to Aircraft Malfunction; Minister Tuggar to Represent President Tinubu at US-Africa Business Summit

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, has been designated to stand in for President Bola Tinubu at the prestigious 2024 US-Africa Business Summit in Dallas, Texas. Vice President Kashim Shettima, initially designated to represent the President, encountered an impediment as his aircraft faced technical issues, compelling him to revise his travel plans…

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