SAHCO secures ISAGO re-certification

Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC (SAHCO) Corporate Headquarters, Lagos and Abuja station have been recertified by International Air Transport Association (IATA). The recertification was issued to SAHCO after it passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) standards audit conducted on the company after the expiration of the previous certification. By this recertification, it means that SAHCO PLC has continued to model its operations in Lagos and Abuja to ISAGO standards, as a result making a commitment to continue to operate to globally accepted industry best practices. The Audits…

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OPEXA tasks FG on release of accumulated Export Expansion Grant

The non-oil exporters in the country have been mounting pressure on the federal government In the last six months to release the accumulated Export Expansion Grant (EEG), from 2007 – 2016. In a letter dated 10 April and signed by the Executive Secretary, Organised Private Sector Exporters Association (OPEXA), Mr. Jaiyeola Olanrewaju, and directed to President Muhammadu Buhari, the association pointed out that the federal government had earlier approved promissory notes (PN) programme in 2017, at its Federal Executive Council meeting and forwarded to the National Assembly for their approval…

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Benin Airport to operate night flights as minister inaugurates critical landing equipment

The federal government of Nigeria has upgraded the Benin Airport to perform night flights and flights during low visibility with the installation of Precision Approach Lighting System and Instrument Landing System Category II, commissioned by the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika. Sirika during the commissioning of the equipment at Benin Airport said the executive Governor of the state, Mr. Godwin Obaseki had expressed his worries on why aircraft cannot land at night, during bad weather and low visibility and why there is no ILS. “From now on,…

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PDP chieftain, 2 INEC officials rearraigned over N179.8m fraud

The Deputy National Chairman (South) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Yemi Akinwonmi alongside two officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were today, rearraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, on alleged N179.8 million fraud. The two INEC officials who were rearraigned by the Economic and Financial  Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside Akinwommi are: Dickson Atiba and Ogunmodede Oladayo. The three defendants were first arraigned before Justice Sule Hassan, on July 30, 2018, during the court’s annual vacation, while they were granted bail by Justice (Professor) Chuka Austine Obiozor,…

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WABIO Place opens amid pump, pageantry in Lekki

WABIO Place, an upscale beauty centre opened its doors to customer over the weekend in a beautiful and colourful ceremony in Lekki, Lagos. Speaking during the opening ceremony, the chief executive officer of WABIO Place and former Mrs Tourism United Nations, Mrs Ebele Enemchukwu stated that the upscale beauty place will offer top notch services that is second to none to customers. The former Mrs Tourism United Nations disclosed that the services to be offered at WABIO place would be that which meet up with international best practices in the…

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Air Peace deplanes unruly passenger, insists on strict safety standards

Air Peace has said it deboarded a passenger identified as Mr. Christopher Aniagboso from its Lagos-Owerri flight to guarantee the safety of its crew and customers. In a statement issued by Air Peace Corporate communications manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah, the carrier insisted that conducts with the potential of jeopardising the safety of its passengers and crew were not welcome on any of its flights. The statement said: “Mr. Christopher Aniagboso had missed his morning Lagos-Owerri flight on May 12, 2019. He later showed up for the afternoon flight in good…

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FG appoints Capt. Hamisu Yadudu as new FAAN MD

The federal government has approved the appointment of Captain Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu as the new managing director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). Captain Yadudu whose appointment takes immediate effect takes over from the former managing director, Engr. Saleh Dunoma. The new appointment was announced in an official statement issued Monday and signed by the deputy director Press & Public Affairs, Ministry of Transportation (Aviation), James Odaudu. An ICAO / ACI accredited International Airport Professional, Captain Yadudu was until his new appointment, the Director of Airport Operations of…

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FG to complete payment of ex Nigerian Airways workers gratuities this year

The minister of state for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has disclosed that the federal government would complete the payment of the severance package of ex Nigerian Airways workers this year. This was disclosed by Senator Sirika over the weekend during the 2019 stakeholders meeting in Lagos. The minister stated that the remaining half of the severance package of the workers has been captured in the 2019 budget. He assured the ex workers that with this development, they will surely receiving the other half of their severance package. Sirika also appealed…

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