More redeployment as FG appoints spokesman for NAMA

More redeployment as FG appoints spokesman for NAMA

Aside the restructuring that swept away Director of Administration, Ibrahim Saleh and Director of Human Resources, Uwem Akangson in the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), the exercise saw to the appointment of Mr. Khalid Udoh Emele as new General Manager, Public Affairs of the agency. The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika also approved the appointment, promotion and redeployment of top management staff of the agency with immediate effect. According to a circular issued…

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Tax of burden for premium class travellers

Tax of burden for premium class travellers

The new policy by the Federal Government to tax First/Business Class passengers could do a calculable damage to air travel in Nigeria. WOLE SHADARE writes   Govt’s pronouncement The Federal Government’s decision to levy Business and First Class travellers, otherwise known as luxury tax did not sit down well with travellers. These are coming at a time this class of travellers are complaining that air fares are inexplicably expensive.Whether it seems timely or a little…

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FG sacks two directors, redeploys others, appoint Bashir, Umoh as Directors

FG sacks two directors, redeploys others, appoint Bashir, Umoh as Directors

GMs, DGMs know fate tomorrow The Federal Government yesterday sacked two Directors in the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA). The two were former Director of Administration Ibrahim Saleh and Human Resources Director, Uwem Akangson.   Woleshadare.net had exclusively reported yesterday that the two persons were slated for sack and would receive their letters of disengagement from the agency yesterday. Alhaja. Maria Ibrahim Bashir, a lawyer replaces Saleh as Director, Human Resources Management and Administration. She was a…

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Our airworthiness status not downgraded, says First Nation Airways

Our airworthiness status not downgraded, says First Nation Airways

First Nation Airways has clarified position in the media relating to status of its current operation. The Director General of Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Muhtar Usman had today disclosed that the carrier had been downgraded to charter operation from scheduled operations. The carrier in a statement late today, said it has become necessary to issue the following clarification to correct misconception in some section of the media relating to the status of ‘our…

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First Nation goes ‘charter’ over sole plane usage

First Nation goes ‘charter’ over sole plane usage

Airline to begin scheduled services in October US team begins audit, NCAA upbeat Following maintenance of its airplane, First Nation Airways would for now conduct charter airline services until October when it plans to recommence scheduled flight services. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) regulations stipulate usage of at least two aircraft for airlines. The regulatory can then give a waiver if one of the operator’s airplanes goes for checks or maintenance. The NCAA would…

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N78bn severance benefits: Hope rises for ex-airways workers

N78bn severance benefits: Hope rises for ex-airways workers

The pathetic plight of over a thousand workers of liquidated Nigeria Airways may come to an end soon as there are indications that the Federal Government has concluded plans to pay them N78billion of their severance benefits.   Woleshadare.net learnt that the fund is domiciled with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in the past two years with stakeholders wondering what is holding on to the disbursement to the retirees, some of whom have passed on…

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NCAA-FAA AUDIT PICTURES

NCAA-FAA AUDIT PICTURES

From left, Director General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, (NCAA) Capt.Muhtar Usma recieving Team Lead, Aviation Security Inspector Airworthness, Federal Aviation Administration, (FAA) Mr. Louis A. Alvarez and Attorney, Office of Chief Councel, International Affairs & Legal Policy, (FAA), Ms. Elizabeth J. Weir during the arrival of Faderal Aviation Administration, (FAA) to Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, (NCAA) for audit of NCAA at Aviation House, Murtala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos on Monday 21/08/2017.         From…

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Delta capitalises on ‘Open Skies’ launches New York-Lagos flight

Delta capitalises on ‘Open Skies’ launches New York-Lagos flight

 United States Airline, Delta Air  has decided to take full advantage of ‘Open Skies’ agreement between her and Nigeria as the carrier is set to launch three weekly nonstop flights from Lagos to New York-JFK, effective March 25, 2018.   The air pact allows both nations to designate as many airlines as possible between them.   Arik Air flew the Nigerian flag to New York until recently when it ceased operations to New York, owing to…

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Govt. restructures directorates in NAMA, two directors to go

Govt. restructures directorates in NAMA, two directors to go

Shops for Director of Finance US begins audit of Nigeria’s aviation   The Federal Government has concluded plans to carry out slight restructuring in some of the aviation agencies, especially the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) as two directors (names withheld) are set to lose their jobs.   A top official of NAMA who spoke to Woleshadare.net under strict condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media said the affected…

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Emirates to deploy extra flights to Lagos, others for Hajj

Emirates to deploy extra flights to Lagos, others for Hajj

  Emirates said it will be operating extra flights to Jeddah to help facilitate travel for thousands of pilgrims this year heading to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Hajj.    The carrier also disclosed that it would be operating Emirates will be operating 45 additional flights to Jeddah and 12 additional flights to Medina from  August 17, 2017 until September 11 to help serve the two million pilgrims expected to travel to the Holy City…

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