Group to FG: Use $100m BASA fund for safety facilities

Group to FG: Use $100m BASA fund for safety facilities

BASA funds should be used for critical safety infrastructure development Aviation industry pressure group, Aviation Round Table (ART), has called on the Federal Government to ensure better management of the Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) funds, which are funds that accrued from the nation’s air services agreement. President of the group, Mr. Gbenga Olowo, made this call in a statement made available to Woleshadarenews. He advised that the funds should be well managed to provide critical…

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Buhari decries poor investment in aviation infrastructure

Buhari decries poor investment in aviation infrastructure

  AfDB pegs aircraft capitalisation need at N45.9 trillion    Despite the huge potentials in air transport sector, President Muhammadu Buhari said Nigeria has not done well in the area of aviation infrastructure.   The President made the disclosure  at the opening of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) World Aviation Forum in Abuja said the sector needs to be ready for exponential growth as predicted by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) which puts…

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Airlines seek improved intra-African air connectivity

Airlines seek improved intra-African air connectivity

23 states endorse full YD implementation Africa’s apex airline body, African Airline Association (AFRAA) has called on African Governments and stakeholders to enable airlines to improve intra-Africa connectivity by unlocking the barriers to connectivity. The 23 States that have signed up for the full implementation of the Yamoussoukro Decision towards the Single African Air Transport market were urged to follow through on their commitment in order to stimulate the development of inter-African air transport and…

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ICAO hosts first ever summit outside Montreal in Nigeria

ICAO hosts first ever summit outside Montreal in Nigeria

Buhari to flag off World Aviation Forum  President Muhammed Buhari would on Monday flag off activities of the annual World Aviation Forum by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The event also emphasises the importance attached to the consideration of Nigeria to become the first country to host the annual event outside ICAO’s Montreal, Canada headquarters. The Forum which holds from the 20th to the 22nd of November, 2017 in Abuja will be the first to be held outside…

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Police to partner boat operators to secure beaches, Lagos waterways

Police to partner boat operators to secure beaches, Lagos waterways

  Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) zone two, comprising of Lagos and Ogun state, Mr. Ibrahim Adamu has promised to rid the beaches, waterfront recreational centers and waterways in Lagos and Ogun states of hoodlums’ sea pirates.   The police boss who has re-engineered the security formation in the zone in recent times, making life unbearable for social miscreants who had shifted attention away from the roads to the waterways in the zone in…

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Why Nigerian airlines aren’t profitable

Why Nigerian airlines aren’t profitable

Nigerian carriers are barely living from hand-to-mouth.WOLE SHADARE looks at factors that have eroded their profitability African airlines’ losses For the past two years, major African airlines have made losses amounting to $1.2 billion -about $700 million in 2015 and $500 million in 2016 according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) 2016 report. But this is not the most troubling news. The continent’s airlines are expected to post $100million losses in 2017, according to…

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FAAN Assures of Safety: As Nigeria Celebrates Independence 

FAAN Assures of Safety: As Nigeria Celebrates Independence 

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured air travellers and other airport users of safety, security and comfort at her airports across the nation, as Nigeria celebrates her 57th independence anniversary. According to the General Manager, Corporate Affairs of the Authority, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, in anticipation of the annual surge in passenger traffic that is usually the experiece during this celebration, all necessary safety and security facilities and arrangements needed to ensure the…

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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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