Sirika attains FRAeS, M.Sc in Air Transport Management

Nigeria’s Aviation minister, Senator Hadi Sirika has attained the Fellow Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS) recognition, which is the highest award from the Royal Aeronautical Society of the United Kingdom. Also after the submission of his citation on ‘The development of Airline traffic in Nigeria and the relevance of Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM)’, Sirika has obtained Masters of Science in Air Transport Management (M.Sc) from the City, University of London, Late March 2021, Sirika defended his thesis as he shared that: “Just defended my M.Sc Air Transport Management thesis…

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Dana Air wins NAAPE’s most innovative Airline Award 

Dana Air has bagged the Most Innovative Airline Award at a conference organised by the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers on 28th June, at the NAF Conference Center Kado, Abuja.  Themed: ‘Imperatives of Strong Partnership for a Sustainable Aviation Industry; Recovery from Covid-19 impact,” the event is the association’s 15th National Delegate conference, Symposium and awards ceremony.  The National President of NAAPE, Engineer Galadima Abednego while speaking at the event said ”it is my pleasure and delight to present you this Most Innovative Airline Award. This is in recognition of…

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25th LAAC Conference: FAAN wins Lateef Lawal Award for Airport Manager of the Year

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has bagged the Prestigious Lateef Lawal Award for Airport Manager of the Year at the just concluded League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) 25th Conference with theme: Aviation in Nigeria: Management, Policy and Regulation.   Lateef Lawal was an Aviation Correspondent and founding member of the League whose exploits span over 40 years, he passed in 2020.   The award was received by the managing director represented by the director of Airport Operations, Captain Mukhar Muye who expressed gratitude on behalf of FAAN…

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Transcorp Plc records 713% profit growth in half year performance

Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp) has released its unaudited results for the half-year ended June 2021, recording significant improvement across its major income lines.  The Conglomerate with strategic investments in the Power, Hospitality, and Energy sectors, recorded a profit after tax of N6.5bn, rising by 713percent up from N0.8bn recorded in June of the previous year. Other key highlights of the result include the following: Revenue rose by 53percent, from N35.0bn in June 2020 to N53.3bn in the period under consideration. Gross profit grew by 60 percent, from N14.7bn in…

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Air Peace wins Humanitarian Airline of the Year Award

In recognition of its humanitarian interventions during the COVID-19 lockdown last year, Nigeria’s leading airline Air Peace has been bestowed with the Humanitarian Airline of the Year 2020 Award by the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents, LAAC. The airline received the award at this year’s LAAC conference, themed ‘Nigeria’s Aviation Industry: Management, Policy and Regulation’, which held at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, on July 28, 2021. The Spokesperson of Air Peace, Stanley Olisa, expressed gratitude to the leadership and members of the League, while stating that the airline’s corporate…

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LAAC 2021 conference: FG outlines steps taken to improve operating environment of aviation industry

Photo Caption: From left Alhaji Muneer Bankole, MD/CEO, Med-View Airline; Captain Musa Nuhu, DG, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA; Mr Bernard Bankole, MD, Finchglow Travels; Engineer Akin Olateru, Commissioner/CEO, Accident Investigation Bureau representing Senator Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation; Captain Alkali Modibbo, Rector, Nigerian College of Aviation Technology at the 25th LAAC Annual Conference and Awards with the theme ‘Nigeria’s Aviation Industry: Management, Policy & Regulation’ held at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos on Wednesday. The minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has disclosed that the ministry of aviation in consultation…

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LAAC 2021 conference: International flight operations to resume at Enugu airport soon- Hon. Nnaji

The chairman House of Representatives committee on Aviation, Hon. Nnolim Nnaji has disclosed that international flight operations is set to resume at the Akanu Ibiam international Airport, Enugu soon. Disclosing this at the just concluded League of Airport and Aviation Correspondent, LAAC seminar in Lagos on Wednesday, July 28, Nnaji stated that the House is waiting for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, to sign off on that, adding that the Committee has already taken it to that point where they expect the federal government to announce the resumption of…

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Nigeria Aviation Journalists honour Ethiopian Airlines with Award of “COVID-19 Most Innovative Carrier”

Ethiopian Airlines have been honoured in Lagos by Nigerian Aviation Journalists as COVID-19 Most Innovative Carrier” Ethiopian was the only non Nigerian Award winner at the 25th Annual League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents, LAAC Conference held on Wedneday, 28 July 2021 at the Lagos Sheraton Hotel. The other Winners include Air Peace as the Most humanitarian Airline for the evacuations done during Covid19 Lockdown. The MMA2 Domestic Terminal was recognised as the most Covid19 Compliant Airport in Nigeria. The chief executive officer, CEO of the Accident Investigation Bureau, Akin…

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NCAC, FTAN collaborate to move association, industry higher

The newly elected Executive of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) have been assured of a greater cooperation to move the association to higher heights. The director general, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe gave the assurance in Abuja today when the newly elected Executive of the Federation paid him a courtesy call in his office. The director general who felt highly honoured said the visit which was timely, attested that NCAC is a dependable ally in the movement to change the narratives in the…

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Osborne Foreshore Residents urge Court to jail Lekki Gardens MD, Nyong, other for contempt 

The Registered Trustees of Osborne and Foreshore Residents Association, Lagos, have urged the Federal High Court in the state to commit to prison the Chief Executive Officer of Lekki Gardens Estate Limited, Richard Nyong for allegedly disobeying an order of the court. The residents, in a committal application filed through their counsel, Kemi Pinheiro are also urging the court to jail the Project Manager of the construction firm, Kehinde Dawodu for allegedly disobeying the stop work order issued on the company by the court. Justice Nicholas Oweibo had on July…

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