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    The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has announced the decision of the Federal Government to resume international flight operations from Kano, Port-Harcourt and Enugu Airports before Christmas celebrations. Sirika confirmed the development in a statement issued by Mr James Odaudu, the ministry’s Director, Public Affairs, in Lagos on Tuesday. “All international airports in the country ...
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    The Federal Government says 10 new airports will be constructed across the country to boost civil aviation. The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, announced this on Tuesday in Abuja when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Aviation for the 2021 budget defence by the ministry and its agencies. Sirika said that the civil ...
  • NiDCOM
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    The Lebanese community in Nigeria has sponsored the repatriation of  43 Nigerian women stranded in their country. The women landed at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 2 pm on Sunday, aboard Middle East Airlines aircraft with registration number OD-MEA/sub. Mr. Philip Wehbe, Public Relations Officer of the Lebanese Community, who spoke with NAN on ...
  • Asaba
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    Operations of Arik Air were on Monday shut down  by the aviation unions  over alleged non payment of staff salaries since April after placing 90 per cent of the workforce on compulsory leave and other anti-labour practices. The unions included the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and Air Transport Senior Staff Services Association ...
  • Asaba
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    The Management of Arik Air has asked for intervention of the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, over the planned industrial action by aviation unions scheduled to commence on Monday. The Chief Executive Officer of Arik, Capt. Roy Ilegbodu, made the appeal in a letter written to the minister entitled:  “Re-Unions in Arik Air threaten to ...
  • FAAN
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    … says N10bn spent on rehabilitation of runway The Federal Government on Sunday reopened Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, runway to flight operations. The Minister of Aviation Sen. Hadi Sirika, during the official opening ceremony in Enugu, said that domestic flight would start immediately while the international flight would begin on Sept. 5. Sirika said ...
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    Nigerian Government on Monday said Lagos and Abuja airports will be opened for international flights from August 29 thus easing pressure on Nigerians whose businesses were tied to frequent international flights. “Glad to announce the resumption of international flights from August 29, 2020 beginning with Lagos and Abuja as we did with the domestic flight ...
  • Protocols
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    Federal Government, FG, says all unruly passengers who violate protocols at the airports, including dignitaries will be prosecuted. Minister of Aviation, Mr. Hadi Sirika disclosed this at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 daily press briefing. According to him, the Federal Government will ensure the prosecution of such persons. Mr. Sirika also confirmed that investigations ...
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    The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, says passengers on domestic flights are to arrive the airport one hour, 30 minutes more before take-off. Sirika announced this during the Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing, on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja. The review on arrival time is a reduction from the initial three hours standard set by ...
  • Air Peace
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    As domestic aviation travel commences this week, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that all governors, ministers, lawmakers and other VIPs should not be allowed to enter the airports with their non-travelling aides to minimize spread of Covid-19. Aviation minister, Hadi Sirika, disclosed this on Monday, stressing that this directive would be strictly enforced by security ...