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In 10 air crashes in 48 years, pilot errors cost 1,312 lives in Nigeria—Aviation expert


Leading aviation expert and President, Sabre Network, Mr. Gbenga Olowo, has revealed that whereas about 80 per cent of all aviation accidents in Nigeria is linked to pilot errors, the recorded 10 crashes in the last 48 years has spilled the bloods of 1,312 passengers. In his presentation at the ongoing 13th Akwaaba African Travel Market, a tourism fair in ...

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Forget suit, settle your indebtedness, takeover your company—AMCON to Arik shareholders

In a sharp reaction to the suit filed by Arik Air shareholders over what they described as veiled plan to wrestle away their investment and sale to Ethiopian Airlines, the current manager, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), has advised them to save their energy from court processes and raise fund to take over their company as soon as possible. ...

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Only 8 out of 32 airlines recorded no case of delayed, missing baggage in H1 2017

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Flight statistics bumped upon by Business Hilights on Monday have revealed that out of 32 local and international airlines that operated in Nigeria during the first half of 2017 ending June, only eight recorded no single case of either missing or delayed baggage with their passengers. According to the figures, operators like Aero Contractors, Azman Air, Comair-Co, Max Air, Mid ...

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Leave performing airports, concession failing ones, Expert tells FG

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Following the trending tweet by Vice president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday, announcing that the federal executive council has agreed to the concession of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, aviation expert, Mojeed Aina has advised for concessioning of failing airports so as to lift them to value addition. He said concesssioning performing airport or airports ...

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Lagos Marine Police boss, Folawiyo visits NIMASA, seeks interagency cooperation

Nimasa boss, Dakuku Peterside

The Lagos Police Commissioner in charge of Maritime Command, CP David Folawiyo has paid a courtesy visit at the Nigerian Maritime Resource Development Centre (NMRDC), Lagos and had fruitful discussion with the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside. While with the DG, he noted that his command was in NIMASA to fraternize with ...

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Amaechi may end up not driving national air or sea carrier before leaving office—Experts


Contrary to earlier hopes and believes, both stakeholders’ in air and sea transportation are beginning to nurse fears of gross failure in the establishment of either a national shipping line or airline before the end of this administration. This, according to Business Hilights investigations, stemmed from the palpable silence that has come to trial the hitherto regular mention and pronouncements ...

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Upon recent amendments, terminal operators still abuse CEMA Act—Amiwero

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Indications have emerged showing that sharp practices surrounding waivers are currently compelling importers to abandon goods in ports, a scenario capable of hobbling business activities in the ports. The act is sequel to undermining of Customs and Excise Management Act (CEMA Act as amended) by terminal operators who are driving the abandonment of cargoes at the ports by over burdening ...

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Spotlight on NPA (1): How Alhassan Abubakar is repositioning Onne Port

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Onne Port Complex, one of the key ports of the nation under the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) administration, is situated on the Bonny River Estuary along Ogu creek. It is the first Port of its kind in Nigeria that operated the Land lord Port model devised to encourage private sector participation in the Port Industry prior to the Port Reform ...

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NPA reaffirms staff retirement preparedness, continues retirees verifications

NPA boss

Just as the verification of retirees of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) continues seamless across formations in Nigeria, the management has reaffirmed its position on preparing its workforce towards an appreciable and stress free retirement. Addressing cross section of the upcoming set of retirees in a sensitization and awareness programme held recently in Lagos, the Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman, who ...

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Two Nigerian airlines deepen fleet on international routes, boost staff capabilities

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Two Nigerian airlines have stepped up their games to grow service delivery. Whereas Med-View Airline has boosted its international routes network by acquiring new aircraft, adding that it took delivery of the B777-200ER, Dana Air has recruited and trained more Nigerian pilots in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Madrid, Spain. Explaining the development in a separate interview, spokesperson of Med-View, Mr. ...

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