Out of 27 airports in Nigeria, only four are standard—Bankole

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Med-View Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole has said that out of 27 airports in Nigeria, only four are standard. Bankole who made the declaration however did not explain his desiderata for coming to the conclusion. He however also advised the Federal government to privatise all existing 27 airports in the More...

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By Bar and Bench On Sunday, July 30th, 2017
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Appeal panel upholds NCAA’s N33.5 million sanctions on First Nation, pilot

A five-member appeal panel has upheld and reaffirmed the N33.5 million sanctions imposed on FirstNation Airways and one of its pilots by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA. The General Manager, Public More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, July 14th, 2017
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‘How US returnee, Olusola, slumps, dies at Lagos Airport’

A passenger on Emirates Airlines, Mr Dada Isaac Olusola, on Thursday slumped and died at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. Late Olusola just returned from the US with his wife to Nigeria and was More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, May 19th, 2017
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Med-View shareholders seek privatisation of aviation agencies

Firm targets N35b profit in next five years Shareholders of Med-View Airline Plc have bemoaned the alleged excessive charges slammed on airline operators by government agencies in the aviation industry, calling More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, May 11th, 2017
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Air Mishap: Falae’s family sues Associated Airline, NCAA, demands N300m damages

The family of former Ondo State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, late Deji Falae, has requested the Federal High Court in Lagos to hold Associated Aviation Nigeria Ltd and the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
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AMCON injects N1.5bn in Arik Air

The Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) has injected N1.5 billion in Arik Airline Ltd to safeguard its operations since its takeover. Capt. Roy Ilegbodu, Arik Air Chief Executive Officer, said this at a More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, April 21st, 2017
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Worries, delay as two Air Peace aircrafts ‘collide’ at Lagos Airport

Many passengers scheduled to be airlifted by Air Peace to various destinations were on Thursday delayed when two aircraft owned by the airline were grounded. The aircraft operations were suspended after two of More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
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Abuja Airport re-opens tomorrow

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport is scheduled to re-open for commercial flights operations tomorrow. The airport was shut down for six weeks to allow runway repairs. Minster of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, March 27th, 2017
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Six-week timeline for Abuja airport reopening, sacrosanct – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said there is no plan to extend the reopening date of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, while the six-week timeline remains sacrosanct. The More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, March 26th, 2017
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NCAA fines airline N9.5m for violating Nigerian airspace

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has imposed a fine of N9.5 million on a non-schedule airline for operating in the country without flight clearance. NCAA spokesman, Sam Adurogboye, said in a statement More...