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Enough of passengers’ attacks on airline officials, NCAA plans prosecution of defaulters


As an antidote to rising attacks on airline staff by aggrieved passengers, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has come up with a deterrent option that will halt the trend. In a statement issued by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs of NCAA, Mr. Sam Adurogboye, any passenger or set of air traveler who attack airline officials will henceforth face criminal ...

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‘Terrorist’ nature of Lagos VIOs forced Ambode to flush them out for retraining–Survey

More details have emerged on why the Lagos State Government has ordered the Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIOs) to leave Lagos roads with immediate effect. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode handed down the directive on Monday based on surging barrage of public complaints on the terror-styled model of vehicle inspection and incessant impounding of private vehicles without recourse to laid down regulations and ...

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First quarter saw 6,789 delay and 318 cancellations out of 10,366 flights—NCAA

Amaechi Seriika

The cumulative performance of the nation’s domestic aviation industry has shown serious drop in value chain within the first quarter of 2017. A report released by the NCAA’s Consumer Protection Department disclosed that 10,366 flights operated in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the 15,434 flights operated in 2016 by the same eight domestic airlines. But the not so ...

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Nigerians, others to benefit from TK/ME codeshare pact— Turkish Airlines

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Turkish Airlines (TK), leading international airline has disclosed that Nigerian passengers and passengers from other countries, who travel on the airlines and Middle East Airlines (ME), will be part of the beneficiaries of the codeshare agreement recently signed by the two airlines. The agreement, which becomes effective as of May 15, cover routes between Turkey and Lebanon, and expands the ...

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Air Peace secures IOSA endorsement, graduates to code-share pact

Emerging leaders in Nigerian domestic aviation sector, Air Peace, has gained entry into the prestigious registry of the International Air Transport Association’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA). This was recorded after completion of its safety audit and found compliant with all global standards. Analysts say the certification has qualified Air Peace to be a member of International Air Transport Association (IATA), ...

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Inability to service BASA deals sealed by Nigeria, 88 others driving capital flights, job loss

Amaechi Seriika

Investigations by Business Hilights Aviation team have revealed that Nigeria had signed Bilateral Air service Agreements (BASA) with about 88 countries across the world, but has failed to effectively reciprocate the agreements. The development has resulted in massive capital flight and job losses because many other foreign carriers rely on the deals to rake in millions of dollars out of ...

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Now, Lagos-Kano Standard Gauge rail line to link Lagos Ports for easy access—Amaechi

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The Minister of Transportation Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Ameachi has revealed that the emerging second segment of the Lagos – Kano Standard Gauge Rail System has been redesigned to connect the Lagos Port Complex directly. Explaining issues at the one-day National Conference on fast-tracking Ports Reforms at Victoria Island, Lagos on Thursday, Ameachi noted that “efforts were on going by ...

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Ease of doing business getting better in maritime sector, NIMASA DG claims in Houston

Nimasa OTC

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has said that the Ease of Doing Business Initiative programme, coordinated by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is yielding fruits particularly in the maritime sector as red tapes and bottlenecks which hitherto mitigated against investment in the sector, have started disappearing. He made the claims before ...

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ASPMDA assures quality auto parts, decries Customs delays in clearing goods at ports

Ohaneze ASPMDA

The leadership of Auto Spare Parts & Machinery Dealers Association (ASPMDA), Lagos International Trade fair complex, has assured the Nigerian motoring public that all products sold at the market come SONCAP, the mark of quality provided by the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON). Addressing journalists during the working visit of the newly appointed Executive Director of the Trade Fair Management ...

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NPA unveils 4 new Tug Boats to drive maritime safety, security in Lagos

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The administration of Hadiza Bala Usman at the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Wednesday launched four (4) new tug boats as part of new drive to reposition the Ports for greater operational efficiency in safety and security. The tug boats named Mt. Daura, Mt. Ubima, Mt. Uromi and Mt. Majiya were each launched by the Managing Director of the NPA, Hadiza ...

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