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    Abuja Airport: Aviation Professionals Endorse Closure

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    Aviation professionals under the aegis of Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP) yesterday okayed the closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Abuja for the six-week repair period. ANAP Secretary General, Comrade Abdulrasaq Saidu who made the position known to journalists at their secretariat at the Lagos airport said the association is in total…

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    New Investors To Float Domestic Airlines In 2017

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    There are indications that more airlines, especially domestic carriers, may join Nigeria’s aviation industry in 2017. Sources in the nation’s aviation sector told LEADERSHIP that the federal government’s decision to grant forex concession to both local and foreign airlines in the country has been a source of encouragement to operators in the sector. Although it…

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    Dolapo Makunjuola Wins 2017 Miss Virginity Beauty Pageant

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    Sixteen-Year old Miss Dolapo Makunjuola has won 2017 Miss Virginity Beauty Pageant held yesterday in Surulere Local Government Secretariat in Lagos. Miss Makunjuola was among the 37 contestants that took a shot at Beauty Queen of the 9th edition of the prestigious Miss Virginity Beauty Pageant organised exclusively for virgins between the ages of 16…

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    Aviation Stakeholder Commends FAAN Boss Over Repositioning Of Airports

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    A key player in the nation’s aviation industry, Abdulyekeen Ibn Umar, has applauded the giant strides made by the managing director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Engr Saleh Dunoma, for repositioning the  aviation security through his managerial experience. Umar, in an interview with aviation correspondents, said, sanity has  been restored in AVSEC…

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    Nigeria Moves To Level 3 In Global Aviation Ranking

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    Nigeria has attained another high level safety rating which places it amongst the world leaders in aviation safety by climbing to Level 3 State Safety Programme (SSP) Implementation Process. With this feat achieved, Nigeria has, therefore, joined countries like the United States of America, United Kingdom, etc, in this echelon. This is just as the…

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    ‘Huge Investments In Agriculture, Infrastructure Panacea For Recession’

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    Economic analysts have urged the federal government not to relent in its determination to formulate policies that will boost the agriculture sector and ensure massive investment in infrastructure, if the country is desirous of exiting recession this year. In chats with LEADERSHIP, the analysts commended the federal government’s efforts in making the agricultural sector of…

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    Aviation In 2016: One Characterised By Fuel Scarcity, Dwindling Operational Capacity

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    Nigeria Aviation in the year 2016 was characterised by difficulties, surprises and low operational capabilities due to recession, scarcity of aviation fuel, government policies amongst others. With new government in place and a new Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika on board, the year was even more demanding in terms of  policy making and other…

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    NCAA Fines Arik N6m For Delaying Passengers’ Baggage

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    The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has issued a N6million fine to Arik Air Limited for contravening the provisions of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs). The NCAA also ordered the airline to pay its passengers, whose baggage were delayed on the London to Lagos route between December 2 and December 4 , $150 each…

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    Harmattan: Poor Visibility Grounds Domestic Flights

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    Zero visibility as a result of serious harmattan haze yesterday forced almost all the domestic airlines to cancel several flights across the country. The haze which was noticed on Christmas day, December 25, 2016 became more severe yesterday when visibility was 300 metres as against 800 metres for flights. It also made take off and…

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