Suggestions that Aero, Arik be merged to form National Carrier not tenable – Sirika

The minister of state, aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has said the suggestions that Aero and Arik Airlines which are under the control of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, (AMCON) should be merged to form a National Carrier is not tenable. Sirika said it is not tenable because as the National Carrier, it would get entangled with the huge indebtedness of the airlines and other encumbrances. Speaking in Lagos recently during the stakeholders forum, the minister insisted that Nigeria deserves a National Carrier for its many benefits. He explained that the…

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Courts sentences man to 19 years imprisonment for importation of hard drugs

A Federal High Court Lagos, presided over by Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo today sentenced a 44 year-old man, Onyeuka Chirotam Slyvanus, to a total of 19 years imprisonment for unlawful importation of hard drugs . The judge passed the jail term on the convict after he pleaded guilty to three counts charges of conspiracy and unlawful importation of the said banned drugs from Kenya. The convict, according to the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), was arrested on May 18, 2018, at the Murtala International Airport, Ikeja-Lagos, during inward clearance of…

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Picketing of NCAA: Sirika to meet with Aviation Unions on issues raised

The minister of State (Aviation) Senator Hadi Sirika has invited the Aviation Unions to a meeting today to address all issues raised by the workers. Aviation Unions are presently picketing the headquarters of Nigerian Civil Aviation Aviation Authority (NCAA). The Unions are demanding a review of the organisation’s Organogram, approval  of the new Condition of Service (COS) and inauguration of Boards for the Authority The NCAA in a statement signed by the general manager public relations, Sam Adurogboye noted that the issues raised by the unions are not within the jurisdiction…

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FG directs IATA not to accredit agencies without NCAA’s Certificate of Registration

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has directed the International Air Transport Association (IATA) not to accredit forthwith any agency without NCAA’s Certificate of Registration. The NCAA directed that all IATA accredited agents have sixty (60) days within which to register and obtain NCAA’s Certificate of Registration, warning that the ultimatum commenced from 7th May, 2019. A statement signed by the general manager public relations of NCAA, Sam Adurogboye, stated that the Authority will continue to carry out its regulatory oversight in all facets of air transport operations with all…

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