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Airports concession, others will go ahead despite opposition –FG

Written by on 8 December 2020

Moves to concession Nigeria’s four major airports and the establishment of a national carrier are still on course and the results will materialise soon, the Federal Government said on Monday. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, stated this in his message on the commemoration of the 2020 International Civil Aviation Day, despite oppositions by lawmakers […]

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UAE to begin visa issuance from Thursday —FG

Written by on 7 October 2020

The United Arab Emirates has confirmed that it would begin the issuance of visas to Nigerians from Thursday, October 8, 2020, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, announced on Wednesday. Sirika had announced on September 30 that the UAE had written to state that they agree to issue visas to Nigerians, a development that made […]

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Arik Air to change name by September 14

Written by on 11 September 2020

Baring any unforeseen circumstances, the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and the Air Transport Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), will be shutting down operations at the corporate headquarters of Arik Air in Lagos, over plans to change the airline’s name to Nigeria Eagle. A dependable union source told newsmen that plans are […]

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International flight: FG bars Air France, KLM, others, approves 14 airlines

Written by on 4 September 2020

The Federal Government has released the list of nine airlines granted approval to commence international flights in Nigeria. Speaking at a briefing of the Presidential TaskForce on Thursday, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, confirmed the September 5 as the date for the resumption flights, backing an earlier statement issued by the Nigeria Civil Aviation […]

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FG reciprocates, bans EU flights from Nigeria

Written by on 21 August 2020

Nigeria will enforce the principle of reciprocity in granting permission to airlines to resume operations into the country as it opens its airspace, the Federal Government (FG) said on Thursday. According to the government, what this means is that only airlines from countries that allow flights from Nigeria will be allowed to fly into and […]

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Reopen cinemas, Falz, others beg FG

Written by on 18 August 2020

Ace rapper, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, has called on the Federal Government to reopen the entertainment industry. The son of human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, made this known in a string of tweets on Monday shortly after the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, announced August 29 as the reopening date for international flights. […]

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PTF differs as Sirika fixes August 29 for International flights

Written by on 18 August 2020

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Monday announced that international flights into and out of Nigeria would resume on August 29. The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, however, said that the date was not sacrosanct. International flights were suspended by the Federal Government across the country about five months as a result of the global […]

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International flights to resume in weeks –FG

Written by on 7 August 2020

The Federal Government on Thursday said the airports would be reopened to international flights in weeks and not in months. When international flights eventually resume, passengers are expected to arrive the airport three hours before their flights. The government said the prolonged ban on international travels was not punitive but mainly to keep Nigerians across […]

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14 airports now back in business – Sirika

Written by on 27 July 2020

A total of 14 air ports across the country have resumed full domestic flights, following the temporary suspension of aviation services due to the coronavirus pandemic, Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has stated. Sirika, who announced this via his verified twitter handle, @hadisirika yesterday, added that ministerial approval for resumption of domestic flights was not […]

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