Dismantling check ‘bribe’ tables at Lagos airport

Dismantling check ‘bribe’ tables at Lagos airport

Not a few believed that solving Nigeria’s aviation problem is not rocket science and one that is very achievable. Like magic, sanity seems to be returning to Nigeria’s premier airport, the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, courtesy Acting President Yemi Osinbajo’s executive orders, which tend to seek ways to ease difficulty in doing business in the country.   First was resolving the chaotic and not too straight forward issuance of visa on arrival for foreigners coming…

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Sad State Of Port- Harcourt Airport

Sad State Of Port- Harcourt Airport

The Port-Harcourt airport has become more of an embarrassment to Nigeria than blessing. The aerodrome has continued to maintain its unenviable position as the worst in the, globe but government is set to erase that tag, WOLE SHADARE writes Good news The Federal Government, last week, disclosed that it would spend huge amount of money to rehabilitate the Port-Harcourt International Airport. This is cheery news considering the fact that the aerodrome has brought a lot…

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Pains, anguish of FAAN concessionaires

Pains, anguish of FAAN concessionaires

By Mathew Adedayo It is an indisputable fact that the aviation industry in Nigeria is in dire straits. This is a reflection of the inefficiency, lack of foresight, mismanagement and corruption in the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), which have forced the Federal Government to demote, dismiss and asked many workers in the agency to refund some monies. Also, the stifling economic recession that is forcing government to offer for sale some national assets,…

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Sack, demotion: Exposing aviation’s underbelly

Sack, demotion: Exposing aviation’s underbelly

The Federal Government penultimate week took a far reaching step to sanitise the aviation industry, particularly the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) where over 22 Directors, General Managers, Deputy General Managers and others who were said to have been sneaked into the agencies by a former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah were asked to go, or demoted.   The action was roundly applauded because of many years of injustice where majority of the people…

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Does Cross River State Really Need Cally Air?

Does Cross River State Really Need Cally Air?

By Tayo Ojuri Among news currently making headlines in the Aviation sector is the recent move by the Cross-River State Government to launch a state-owned airline “Cally Air” in partnership with Dana Group. While this move is lauded as a step in the right direction towards boosting the state’s tourism, certain factors must be brought to light in the interest of sustainable development. It is imperative to understand the rational and economics of airline operations…

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Aviation sector woes: Advice for Sirika

Aviation sector woes: Advice for Sirika

 By Olumide Ohunayo   The Minister of State for aviation should, as a matter of urgency, convene a Stakeholders’ Conference that will draft and present a National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP}. We need the policy to tackle common bottlenecks to propel Nigerian aviation. The new policy should reflect liberalisation and be pro-growth. Some countries have done it. India’s new NCAP is designed to empower carriers negotiate commercial partnerships with little or no interference from the regulator,…

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Sirika Moves To Pilot Nigerian Aviation To New Heights

Sirika Moves To Pilot Nigerian Aviation To New Heights

by Yakubu Dati Last Tuesday, September 13,2016,the  Minister of State, Aviation, Sen Hadi Sirika landed in Lagos from a trip and immediately moved to settle a trade dispute between Aero Contractors and its workers. When he got to the airline’s headquarters, the situation had even become worse as the workers were on a protest, over the shut down of operations amidsts unpaid salaries by its management. But rather than beat a retreat to take a…

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Yes, we need a national carrier

Yes, we need a national carrier

Adewale Kupoluyi A few days ago, I had the privilege of chatting with a friend and colleague, who just came back to the country after a trip abroad. After sharing with me the reason why he embarked on the trip, he took time to express his dissatisfaction that Nigeria has been unable to float a national carrier despite our mantra of being the Giant of Africa.  He lamented that many opportunities associated with having a…

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FAAN, MMIA Power outages and Nigeria’s national embarrassment

FAAN, MMIA Power outages and Nigeria’s national embarrassment

By Ernest Odeh   EVERY year, the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nigeria’s busiest airport, experiences no fewer than two major power outages and this year  alone the airport has experienced five blackouts yet somehow the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has somehow played the ostrich, blaming everything else but its incompetence. On Sunday, May 9, 2010, there was a power outage at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, which grounded flights and left…

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Lagos power outage: A recurring embarrassment to Nigeria

Lagos power outage: A recurring embarrassment to Nigeria

It is becoming a routine without solution in sight. The incessant power outage at the Lagos airport and other major airports across the country is becoming embarrassing. I am sure many reading this article would say what is the big deal if the airports are without electricity considering the fact that many homes in Nigeria are without light? Many would have thought that the problem that started over four years has been resolved, but the…

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