Appeal Court grants NIWA powers to regulate intl, intra-state waterways

Appeal Court grants NIWA powers to regulate intl, intra-state waterways

Takes case to Supreme Court   The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has faulted reports that credited to the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode that the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division had set aside the Federal High Court judgment which empowered the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) to regulate inland waterways including dredging activities and has now empowered Lagos State to regulate same within Lagos State. The management of NIWA in a statement made…

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NAMA mourns quintessential spokeswoman, Jumoke Adetona

NAMA mourns quintessential spokeswoman, Jumoke Adetona

  The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), has announced the untimely departure of its General Manager, Mrs. Olajumoke Adetona which occurred on the 13th of July, 2017 after a brief illness. Late Adetona was born on the 29th of September, 1968 in Ogbomosho, Oyo State. She attended St Paul’s Primary School, Jos and Fatima Private School Jos between 1972 and 1979. Thereafter, she proceeded to Baptist High School, Jos where she obtained her West African School…

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At last, Medview begins airlift of stranded London, Lagos passengers

At last, Medview begins airlift of stranded London, Lagos passengers

Blames accident at Gatwick airport, CAA for situation    Stranded Medview passengers eventually heaved a sigh of relief as the carrier today commenced airlift of stranded passengers both in Lagos and London days after they were left stranded.     This is coming as the airline attributed flights the disruption by the accident at Gatwick airport, which it said, “affected other airlines”, and also the inability of the civil aviation authority to grant the necessary permits…

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NCAA, union in fresh face-off over promotion

NCAA, union in fresh face-off over promotion

Except a truce is reached before tomorrow, workers’ union in the aviation industry under the aegis of National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) are prepared for a show-down with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) over promotion of workers in the agency.   Consequently, the union has concluded plans to ground the agency until their demands are met. A top official of the union, who pleaded anonymity, confirmed to Woleshadare.net the resolve of the…

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“How Medview’s flight to Ilorin will give passengers more options”

“How Medview’s flight to Ilorin will give passengers more options”

The Kwara State Government said the commencement of flights to Ilorin by Medview Airlines would help create job opportunity and give more options to choose from people from neighbouring states like Oyo, Osun and Kogi.   This was disclosed by the Secretary to the Kwara State Government, Alhaji Shola Gold Isiaka, who lauded the carrier for extending its domestic flight operations to the state.     He made the commendation during a courtesy visit by officials…

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Virgin Atlantic airlifts three million passengers out of Nigeria since 2001

Virgin Atlantic airlifts three million passengers out of Nigeria since 2001

1 Way Sale Fare Return Sale Fare in Upper Class, Premium Economy and Economy   Since the route started, sixteen years ago to the day, Virgin Atlantic Airways said it has airlifted have around three million passengers between London Heathrow and Lagos.   According to the management of the airline, “To celebrate the airlines 16 years in Nigeria we are going on sale so more people can experience the Virgin Atlantic experience. Virgin Atlantic will…

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Electronic device ban lifted on flights to US from Abu Dhabi

Electronic device ban lifted on flights to US from Abu Dhabi

Following the successful validation of security measures at the US Preclearance facility at Abu Dhabi airport over the weekend, the US Department of Homeland Security to lift the electronic devices ban on flights between Abu Dhabi and the United States. According to a source from Etihad, “effective immediately, the removal of the restrictions allows passengers flying to the US to carry all laptops, tablets, and other electronic devices onto the aircraft, subject to enhanced security…

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FIRS gives airlines concession for tax remittances

FIRS gives airlines concession for tax remittances

  Carriers plead for VAT exemption     The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has given domestic airlines in Nigeria soft landing by giving concession of two months payment structure to airlines to make their Value Added Tax (VAT) remittances and give room for reconciliation.   Chairman of FIRS, Dr. Babatunde Fowler made the disclosure during a meeting in his office with a delegation of Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) and the International Air Transport Association…

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NCAA issues first drone licence to Oando

NCAA issues first drone licence to Oando

  Firm to operate Lockheed aircraft   Oil giant, Oando Plc has become the first firm to be granted permission to operate unmanned aircraft in the country as the oil firm was awarded a certificate to secure operation of Lockheed Martins SN 248-255 aircraft.   The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) said Oando Reservoir and Production Services Ltd. received the certificate having satisfied the requirements and found competent to secure the safe operation of the…

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NAHCO Takes over Ethiopian Airways’ Handling in Kano

NAHCO Takes over Ethiopian Airways’ Handling in Kano

   Overhauls Haul of ET’s ramp handling business   With the recent commencement of the Passenger and Ramp handling of Ethiopia (ET) business in Kano, nahco aviance has now made a complete haul of ET’s passenger services and ramp handling in Nigeria. The cut-over of the airline’s passenger handling and Ramp handling on June 18, 2017 in Kano now means that nahco aviance handles these segments of the ET business in all its destinations in…

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