• Concession Of Airports: The Unnecessary Complications

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    While I am an ardent supporter of concession or privatisation of all government owned enterprises, including the Nigeria’s airports, there is a major hurdle to concessioning of Nnamdi Azikiwe airport, Abuja, and the Murtala Mohammed International airport (MMIA), Lagos. Before her exit, the former minister of aviation, Stella Oduah, had entered into airport concession agreement…

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  • Nigeria @ 56: A Mismanaged Economy

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    Although it took nearly five months for the minister of finance to accept this unusual occurrence in the country, it is no more a secret that Nigeria is in a brutal economic recession. Mandatorily the government has acknowledged and accepted the reality on ground, due to unbearable and repeated public outcry. A recession is a…

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  • The Recurring Plot Within NCAT, Zaria

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    The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria, which is the foremost centre of training for aviation personnel in the country had gone out of effective service before the advent of Captain Adebayo Araba in 2007. Established in 1964, its objective was to train and certify young Nigerians in the various aviation fields– from air traffic…

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  • Airports: No Alternative to Concession

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    There is no viable alternative to the concession of all the major airports in Nigeria. While I do appreciate the sporadic agitations of the employees of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), there is glaring stagnation in the development, maintenance, and service delivery profile of the four major airports in the country. The recurring…

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  • Aero Contractors Airline

    After Aero And First Nation Airlines

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    With aero contractors, the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) got a very bad deal from the beginning. It’s obvious in every respect that AMCON’s risky acquisition of bad loans has not faired very well in the aviation sector. While aero and Afrijet airlines are two basic litmus tests for the risk management company, the…

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  • After Aero And First Nation Airlines

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    With aero contractors, the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) got a very bad deal from the beginning. It’s obvious in every respect that AMCON’s risky acquisition of bad loans has not faired very well in the aviation sector. While aero and Afrijet airlines are two basic litmus tests for the risk management company, the…

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  • Aviation: The Infinite Challenges In Nigeria

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    Twice, I have declined an invitation to speak “on aviation” to students of a secondary school in Kaduna. I do not know what to tell the youngsters, and I won’t lie to them that a career in commercial aviation in Nigeria is rosy, when several times I have told my own son not to even…

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  • A380: Ramping Down Production?

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    This article is taken from Aviation week and Space Technology July 18-31, 2016. On Dec. 19, 2000, Jean-Luc Lagardere, co-chairman of the newly formed EADS, stood in front of a big crowd in Toulouse where he and his German colleague Manfred Bischoff had just announced the launch of the biggest commercial aircraft ever—the A380. “We…

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  • Nigeria Blues

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    The negative trend of Nigeria’s economy is unlikely to reverse in the near future. This is not because the prediction is my desire, prayer or I am an opponent of the government’s effort to tame corruption, but the visible writing on the wall points to more economic woes. Oil prices will continue to oscillate between…

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  • Kaduna Airport Neglected

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    The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria’s (FAAN) inability to cope with the growing number of airports is never in doubt. But it is unacceptable to neglect any airport because of its low -derived revenue regime. While the planned concession of the four main airports (Kano, Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt) is ongoing, FAAN must ensure…

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