Airside Safety: FAAN prohibits untrained officials from driving on airside

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has prohibited any airport official, who has neither undergone the mandatory airline drivers training, nor certified appropriately to drive on the airsides of the nation’s airports. FAAN is re-emphasising this policy to ensure operational safety, following a recently averted airside incident involving a Customs official, at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. FAAN said with this directive, all airline officials, security agencies, ground handling companies, and other stakeholders are hereby put on notice to ensure that their officials, that have airside related roles, and…

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FAAN dismisses report of looming Insecurity at Murtala Muhammed Airport on account of Okada riders

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has dismissed reports of looming Insecurity at the Murtala Muhammed Airport on account of Okada riders operating on the route.​ FAAN while reacting to a publication with the title: Insecurity looms as Okada riders take over Lagos Airport noted that the picture of Okadas attached to the online story is not that of the MMA or any other Nigerian airport. FAAN in a statement signed by Henrietta Yakubu (Mrs.) general manager, corporate affairs said the airport is safe and secure. FAAN re-emphasised that…

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FTAN resolves lingering dispute between AVRS, Abuja hotel owners

Photo Caption: Chinedu Chukwuji, Mahmood Alli Balogun,Funmi Kazeem, Nkereuwem Onung,Olubukola Adeyemi,Prince Jide Kosoko,Ikechi Uko The President of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria, FTAN, Mr Nkereuwem Onung has helped resolve the dispute between the Audio Visual Rights Society, AVRS and the Hotel Owners Forum Abuja HOFA. AVRS had written to Hotels in Abuja asking them to pay for the Consumption of Audio Visual creative Products in their Hotels. This was resisted by the Hotel Owners who felt it is unfair to tax them when they have paid for the…

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New NCAA Directors assume duty

Photo Caption L-R: Capt. Chris Najomo, new director, Air transport regulations and his predecessor, retired group Capt, Oyo-Ita during the handover notes at NCAA Headquarters in Abuja Thursday. he Newly appointed Directors for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA has assumed duty as they have been formally handed over to by their predecessors. Last week, the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika appointed and redeployed directors and key officers across three aviation agencies. The new Directors, Capt. Chris Najomo is to oversee the Directorate of Air Transport Regulations, Engineer Ajiboye…

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Court stops NNPC, Petroleum Ministry from allocating crude oil to Addax Petroleum over unpaid $1.3bn royalty

A Lagos Federal High Court has directed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Ministry Of Petroleum Resources and National Petroleum Investment & Management Services (NAPIMS) to stop allocating crude oil to Addax Oil Exploration Plc over alleged non-remittance of royalty amounting to $1. 341, 903, 995 billion. The court presided over by Justice Tijjani Ringim, while giving the directive on Wednesday, held that the crude is from that explored/produced from OMLS 123, 124, 126 and 137 as stipulated in the Production Sharing Contract (PSC) of 1998 between the Addax and…

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NCAT Rector advises unemployed pilots, engineers not to limit job opportunities to only flying

The Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, NCAT, Captain Modibbo Alkali Mahmud has advised the country’s unemployed pilots and engineers not to limit their job opportunities to only flying but other areas in the industry. Captain Alkali said the proposed national carrier will create more job opportunities for pilots and engineers in Nigeria when operational. Speaking during an interview with aviation correspondents at the recently concluded League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents, LAAC training course at the college in Zaria, Alkali said the school is doing very well…

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Dana Air offers Silver Card, 9,000 Miles to Business Class Customers, introduces N23,400 flash sale on Enugu, Owerri

To appreciate and encourage Business Class customers, Dana Air has announced that it will offer an automatic Silver Card membership and 9000 executive​ miles to all its Business Class customers all through the first quarter of 2022.​ In addition​ to this offer, the airline​ also introduced a flash​ fare of N23,400 strictly for customers travelling from Lagos to Owerri and Enugu.​ According to the Chief Operating Officer of Dana Air, Obi Mbanuzuo; ”this promo is to encourage and appreciate our business class customers to fly more, spend less, and enjoy​…

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IATA appoints Frederic Leger as SVP for Commercial Products, Services

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appointed Frederic Leger as the association’s Senior Vice President for Commercial Products and Services. Leger served in the role on an ad interim basis since July 2021, when IATA’s Commercial Products and Services Division was created as part of an internal restructuring. He reports to Willie Walsh, IATA’s Director General. Leger holds the concurrent position of President of IATA’s Cargo Network Services in the US, a responsibility he has held since May 2021.  Leger joined IATA in 2005 as head of e-Invoicing Services.…

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NCAA boss clarifies misinformation on ICAO security, facilitation, safety audits

The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Musa Nuhu, has explained that the forthcoming International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) Continuous Monitoring Approach (CMA) slated for the first quarter of 2022 is not same as Annexes 9 and 17 of the international body. Capt. Nuhu explained further that ICAO Annex 9 is on facilitation, while Annex 17 contains Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) concerned with the security of international air transport and is amended regularly to address the evolving threat. According to…

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Air Peace honours Nigerian Military with priority boarding

Air Peace has announced the introduction of a Priority Boarding Policy for Nigeria’s military personnel- both serving and retired- as a way of honouring them for the huge sacrifices they make for the nation. Air Peace Chief Executive Officer, Allen Onyema, who made the revelation in a press statement issued on Thursday, January 13, 2022, stated that the airline holds in high regard the indispensable contributions of the military in securing Nigeria and defending its territory from external aggression. Stressing that the uniformed men and women put their lives on…

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