AIMAN decries non implementation of AIS automation ten years after conception

Members of the Aeronautical Information Management Association of Nigeria (AIMAN ) have decried the non implementation of AIS automation more than ten years after conception.  In a statement signed by the President of AIMAN, Mr Williams Ngerem made available to the media heralding this year’s AIS celebration, said the AIS automaton remained critical in the overall regularity and reliability of aeronautical data globally Ngerem noted that it was disheartening to note that for over 10 years since its inception, the much talked about AIS Automation was yet to come on…

Read More

March passenger demand growth slows on later Easter holiday

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for March 2019 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 3.1percent, compared to the same month a year ago, which was the slowest pace for any month in nine years. This largely was owing to the timing of the Easter holiday, which fell nearly a month later than in 2018. On a seasonally-adjusted basis, the underlying growth rate has been relatively steady since October 2018 at a 4.1percent annualized pace. Capacity (available seat kilometers…

Read More

NCPC seeks FAAN’s cooperation for hitch free christian pilgrimage

As part of efforts  to ensure a successful airlifting of intending pilgrims for Easter pilgrimage, the management of  Nigerian Christians Pilgrims Commissions ( NCPC ) has called on Federal Airports Authority of Nigerian  ( FAAN ) and other stakeholders to work in partnership with the commission.   The  Executive secretary of the commission , Uja Tor Uja made this call during a meeting with the management of FAAN and other stakeholders at the Murtala Mohammed  International Airport Lagos on Tuesday. According to Uja ” In the next four weeks or…

Read More

Romarox to give away brand new car to winner of 2019 Tourism Photo competition

Photo Caption: L-R: Consultant, Romarox Tourism Photo Competition, Mr. Cornell Udofia; Project Co-ordinator, Mr. Emeka Anokuru; Nollywood Actress, Ngozi Orji; former Miss Nigeria Beauty Pageant, Rosemary Okeke; former Nigeria Airspace Management Authority (NAMA), Engr. Nnamdi Udo; former President, Nigeria Association of Tour Operators (NATOP), Mrs. Fatima Gabati and Nollywood Actor, Tony Akposeri, during the launching and unveiling of Romarox Tourism Photo Competition, in Lagos The organisers of Romarox Tourism Photo Competition (RTPC) are set to give away a brand new car as star prize for the winner of the 2019…

Read More

Court adjourns FG suit seeking final forfeiture of Patience Jonathan’s $5.7m, N2.4bn till May 24

A Lagos Federal High Court, today, further adjourned hearing of a suit by the federal government of Nigeria seeking final forfeiture of the sum of $5.7 million and N2. 421, 953, 522.71 said to be in some accounts belonging to the former first lady, Patience Jonathan till May 24. The court presided over by Justice Cecilia Mojisola Olatoregun, had on April 26, 2017, ordered the temporary forfeiture of the monies, sequel to an ex-parte application by Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the order which was affirmed by both Court of Appeal and Supreme…

Read More

Court orders arrest of businessman over N44.864m fraud

Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court, Lagos, has ordered the arrest of a businessman, Chukwunonso Nwobi, over his failure to appear before the court to answer the criminal charges filed against him by the men of Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (Force CIID) Alagbon-Ikoyi, Lagos. Force CIID had charged the businessman alongside his company, Trade Block Energy Limited, situated at 10, Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, Lagos, on a 17 count-charge of conspiracy, obtaining under false pretence, unlawful fund conversion, issuance of dud cheques, and fraud of N44.864 million. The…

Read More

Court Dismisses FG suit against Agip over under-declared crude oil

The Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday dismissed a suit filed by the federal government against the Nigeria Agip Oil Company Limited over under-declared crude oil. The federal government has claimed the sum of $110 million from the respondent for allegedly under-declaring the volume of crude oil it shipped out of the country between January 2011 and December2014, stating that the alleged act by Agip  has short-changed it to the tune of $55 million.   Federal government had prayed the court to compel Agip to pay the $55million with an…

Read More