NCAT Rector calls for well-orchestrated recovery plan for Nigeria aviation industry

The Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Capt. Alkali Modibbo, has stated that for the Nigerian aviation industry to overcome its current challenges and compete favourably in the new order, it requires a well-orchestrated recovery plan supported by the government and the external agencies. Speaking at conference organised by the League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) with the theme: Nigeria’s Aviation Industry: Management, Policy and Regulation,’ Modibbo said that for the sector to wriggle out of the current challenges, caused by the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic,…

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NiMet warns of possibility of heavy rainfall across Nigeria

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, has warned of a possible heavy rainfall across the country in days to come. In a three day forecast released by the Central Forecast Office (CFO), today, observed that thunderstorms are expected over parts of Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Adamawa, Taraba, Bauchi and Kaduna. Others are Jigawa, Gombe, Kano and Yobe states. Parts of Niger, FCT and Nasarawa also have prospects of thunderstorm and intermittent rains. The statement further noted that there are chances of moderate to heavy rainfall in over parts of Benue, Bauchi, Plateau,…

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Ponzi Scheme: court arraigns man for defrauding 170 people of N10.8bn

A 22 year-old, Joshua Adeyinka Kayode, was today arraigned before a Lagos Federal High Court, for allegedly defraud 170 people of N10.8 billion under fake investment. He was arraigned on 170 counts charge of conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence alongside his company,  Quintessential Investment Company Limited, by the men of Force Criminal Investigation Department (ForceCID) Annex, Alagbon-Ikoyi, Lagos. Arraigning the defendant, the prosecutor, Barrister Williams Tijjani, told the court that the defendant and others now at large, committed the offences between July 2020 and March 2021. He told the…

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Arik Air wins best human capacity development award

Photo caption: (L-R) HR Manager,  Peter ogunsanmi; chief pilot, Captain Chris Najomo; Engr Alex Egagah; Head of Maintenance,  Engr Emmanuel Balami; Audu Kurisu and Engr Eric Udung. Arik Air has been adjudged the best airline in human capacity development by the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE). NAAPE at its 15th national delegate’s conference, symposium and award held in Abuja presented the award to the management of Arik Air represented by the Chief Pilot, Captain Chris Najomo.   National President of NAAPE, Engineer Galadima Abednego said the human capacity development award was bestowed…

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AGHAN partners NCAA to set up minimum safety threshold handling rates

The Aviation Ground Handling Association of Nigeria (AGHAN) has offered to work with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to set up minimum safety threshold handling rates for the sub-sector. Mr. Olaniyi Adigun, the President, AGHAN, in his presentation: ‘Ground Handling In Nigeria: Management, Policy & Regulation,’ regretted that the formations of the two leading ground handling companies in the country, Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) Plc and the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Plc was not for profit making by their founding fathers, a situation, which he said had…

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