Uncertainty trails airlines’ shift to new NCAA platform

Uncertainty trails airlines’ shift to new NCAA platform

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) may have rescinded its decision to clamp down on airlines that refused to automate its platform to enable the former recover its N15 billion debts. The aviation regulatory body had issued ultimatum to the carriers to automate in order to ensure that the charges and taxes are transparently captured.  But the airlines have continuously resisted the policy and called for its stoppage and consequently denied their N15 billion indebtedness…

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Dana Air named Official Airline of National Security Summit

Dana Air named Official Airline of National Security Summit

Partners MMA2 on fly and win promo Dana Air has been announced as the official airline of the National Security Summit on Kidnapping, Farmers –Pastoralists clashes, violent crimes and criminality in Nigeria scheduled hold on 11th and 12th of May 2017, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. Themed: Forging partnerships for effective strategies to curb the menace of kidnapping, recurring farmers-pastoralists clashes and criminality in Nigeria, the summit which is expected to be declared open…

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Domestic airlines resume services to Abuja airport

Domestic airlines resume services to Abuja airport

Overland, Medview, Dana Air, Air Peace, and Arik Air have resumed scheduled services to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja following the completion of the rehabilitation of its runway and subsequent re-opening of the airport for commercial flights and other ancillary services. Dana Air’s accountable manager, Mr. Obi Mbanuzuo said in Lagos that the airline would operate five daily flights from Lagos to Abuja.’ He urged the airline’s customers to take advantage of its low…

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Woman delivers baby girl onboard Turkish Airlines

Woman delivers baby girl onboard Turkish Airlines

  An uncommon event has occurred on a flight of Turkish Airlines. The global carrier’s Conakry-Ouagadougou flight has experienced a birth within today. The unexpected little guest made happy all passengers of Turkish Airlines’ TK538 Conakry-Ouagadougou flight. According a statement from Turkish Airlines, the cabin crew, who saw a woman passenger named Nafi Diaby, 28-week-old pregnant traveler flying with Turkish Airlines’ TK538 Conakry (Guinea)-Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) flight, was suffering child-birth pains, promptly responded to her…

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Cathay Pacific Airways, Lufthansa Group seal pact

Cathay Pacific Airways, Lufthansa Group seal pact

 Cathay Pacific Airways, the Hong Kong–based airline, and the Lufthansa Group, Europe’s leading airline group, will offer their passengers selected flights under their partner’s flight number in future (code-sharing).    For Lufthansa Group customers, this will significantly improve the connections available from Hong Kong towards Australia and New Zealand. Passengers from Nigeria will now have more choices right when arriving in Frankfurt.   A corresponding agreement was signed today by Ivan Chu, Chief Executive Cathay…

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41 Meridien Passengers stranded in Lagos, protest treatment

41 Meridien Passengers stranded in Lagos, protest treatment

14 passengers lodge complaints with NCAA     No fewer than 40 passengers of an Italian airline, Air Meridien were abandoned at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos by the airline. The passengers comprising males, females, children and minors were prevented from checking in by the airline ground staff, probably because of over-booking. But, the ground staff of the airline refused to communicate with the passengers on why they were not airlifted by the…

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Breaking news: Air Peace loses three tyres, aborts flight

Breaking news: Air Peace loses three tyres, aborts flight

An Air Peace B737 aircraft this morning aborted flight after the aircraft with flight number 4P7198 suffered burst tyres as the aircraft prepared for take-off at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. The aircraft was departing for Abuja at 10.40 am when the incident happened. A source who was onboard said the aircraft was on top speed preparatory for take-off when the incident occured One of the passengers who called Woleshadare.net said the passengers were all…

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NiMet, Katsina State ink deal on Climate Services

NiMet, Katsina State ink deal on Climate Services

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  with Katsina State Government to provide information and data in respect of the 2017 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP) and other climatic services.   During the signing of the MoU at NiMet Headquarters, Abuja, the outgoing Director General of NIMET, Dr. Anthony Anuforom expressed gratitude and appreciation to the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, for his support of the initiative to provide…

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NIWA Deploys Equipment To Rescue Boat Operators

NIWA Deploys Equipment To Rescue Boat Operators

The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has deployed three swamp devils to break and unlock the blockage of navigational routes by stubborn water hyacinth which has become a nightmare for boat operators in Lagos State. Form Epe, Badagry and Ikorodu in particular the water weeds have affected water transportation in Lagos and has brought untold hardship to both commuters and boat operators as its presence on the waterways has become a menace and nightmare. To…

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NDLEA nabs Cook With N14B worth of Methamphetamine At Lagos Airport

NDLEA nabs Cook With N14B worth of Methamphetamine At Lagos Airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMIA), Lagos, has arrested a 48 –year-old man, Richard Efetobore Ese with  45 kgs of methamphetamine worth N14 billion. This is just as the agency seeks stiffer punishment for methamphetamine production and trafficking. According to NDLEA, the seized drug weighing 45kgs was found concealed inside foodstuff in a luggage meant for export to South Africa.   The discovery was made…

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