Court empowers CBN to freeze five accounts with 1st Bank, UBA for undermining Forex policy

A Federal High Court, has permitted Nigeria’s apex bank, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to freeze five accounts, domiciled First Bank of Nigeria Plc and United Bank of Africa (UBA), for allegedly undermining CBN’s policy on foreign exchange market. Four of the accounts were allegedly housed by First Bank of Nigeria Plc, while UBA Plc housed only one, belonging to Raufu Folashade, Yusufu Ali, Ali Yusufu and Ali Yusufu, with account numbers;  203099182; 100044036; 3099129636;  2029112256; 2096423659, with BV Numbers; 22312630393 and 22203138106, respectively. CBN was given the go ahead…

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Aviation unions vow to resist planned concession of airports

.. Says minister acted alone on selfish interest Photo Caption: L-R:  Deputy General  Secretary, Air Transport Senior Staff Services Association Nigeria  (ATSSSAN), Comrade Frances Akinjole; Secretary General, National Union of Air Transport Employees, (NUATA) Comrade Ocheme  Aba  and   Secretary General, Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP), Comrade Abdu l Razaq  Saidu, during the World Press Conference on Airport cncession in Lagos on Tuesday, June 30 The Nigerian Aviation workers unions have vowed to resist the proposed concession of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja,…

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Nigerian evacuees from India laud Air Peace for flying them home

Nigerian evacuees from India express appreciation to Air Peace for flying them home The Nigerian evacuees, who were stranded for weeks in India, have expressed their gratitude to Air Peace for “rescuing” them and bringing them home to their fatherland. The evacuees in a letter titled, ‘Letter of Appreciation’ and addressed to the Chairman of Air Peace, Chief Allen Onyema, was sent to the company care of the Nigerian High Commission in India. The letter described the action of airlifting them back to Nigeria as a patriotic act by the…

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Covid 19: LAAC Webinar panellists urge industry players to rejig, adjust to remain relevant

NIgerian Aviation industry panelists and discussants have called on the players in the industry especially government agencies, ground handlers and airlines to think out of the box, rejig and adjust with the current situation so as to remain relevant. They stressed the need for every business to review its processes and operations In a communique issued at the end of the recent Webinar Conference organised by the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents, LAAC with the theme: Nigerian Aviation industry: Changing times changing strategies, the panellists and discussants made up…

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Ethiopian welcomes back business, leisure customers with emphasis on wellness

Ethiopian Airlines has said that during the pandemic, it was the go-to airline for essential travel, repatriation flights and airlift of medical and personal protective equipment (PPE). The airline stated in a statement that with the easing of travel restrictions across the globe, it has announced that it’s happy to welcome back business and leisure travelers with programs aimed at safeguarding their health and safety. The carrier said the program reinforces its pledge to protect the health and safety of its customers and staff which includes the steps the airline is…

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NAMA relocates corporate headquarters to Abuja

The Agency in a statement signed by its general manager public affairs, Mr Khalid Emele, said the movement is in compliance with the recent directive from the Federal Ministry of Aviation asking all agencies in the sector to relocate operational headquarters to the nation’s capital in a bid to ensure efficient and effective coordination and enhanced service delivery between the Ministry and its agencies. Meanwhile, the managing director, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu and other critical staff of the agency have since relocated to the new NAMA headquarters located at No. 6…

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Air Peace operates maiden flight to London, evacuate 327 Nigerians

Nigeria’s leading airline, Air Peace, has again demonstrated its vibrancy and capacity to fly to any destination across the globe, as the airline, on June 28, 2020, evacuated 327 Nigerians from London.  The aircraft, a Boeing 777, with registration number 5N-BWI, departed Heathrow Airport London earlier today and arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at 20:41hrs, Nigerian time. After disembarking some passengers in Abuja, the aircraft will proceed to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos. While commenting on the flight, Air Peace Spokesperson, Stanley Olisa, expressed gratitude to the…

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LAAC Webinar: Aviation stakeholders task FAAN, NCAA on safety of passengers, airport users

Stakeholders in the Nigerian Aviation industry have tasked the management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA to ensure the safety of passengers and airport users following the planned re-opening of the airports. Speaking at the recent Webinar Conference organised by the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents, LAAC with the theme: Nigerian Aviation industry: Changing times changing strategies, the stakeholders urged NCAA and FAAN to ensure appropriate spacing at airports for passengers and other users, especially during peak period. In his…

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FAAN implements flight spacing at airports to improve safety

.. Says 90% of staff trained by WHO, Port Health on Covid-19 The managing director of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Capt. Rabiu Yadudu has said that the agency would implement flight spacing at all its airports in order to ensure total safety once the airspace is reopened for flight services. Speaking in Lagos over the weekend, Capt. Yadudu stated further that about 85 to 90 per cent of the agency’s staff had been trained by World Health Organisation (W/H.O) on operational and response time on Covid-19 pandemic, including…

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Resumption of flights: FG to announce aviation industry palliatives soon

Ahead of Nigerian aviation industry restart, the federal government has announced plans to announce the aviation industry palliatives soon. This was disclosed by the minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika at a press briefing held with the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 after a test flight from Abuja to Lagos to ensure everything is in place for the restart. Speaking at the briefing, the Minister said in conjunction with the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Ministry of Finance, the amount for the palliative will be announced soon. ” Government…

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