JUST IN: Buhari sacks heads of Nigerian aviation agencies

Four heads of agencies and colleges in Nigeria’s aviation industry have been sacked, according to a government statement. Those relieved of their jobs are the Managing Director of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, Emma Anasi; and the Director General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, Anthony Anuforom. Others are the Rector of More...

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By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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Buhari permits airport security operatives to bear arms

President Muhammadu Buhari has given his nod to a request by airport security operatives to bear arms. Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made the disclosure on Wednesday during a chat with State House More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 2nd, 2017
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Rehabilitation: Minna Airport jostles for consideration as alternative after Abuja airport closure

Niger Government is jostling for consideration as alternative International Airport as Federal Government plans to close down Nnamdi  Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja for rehabilitation in February. In a More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 2nd, 2017
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Plane crash averted as drunk pilot passes out with 99 passengers aboard

A suspected drunk pilot, Miroslav Gronych, who reportedly passed out in the cockpit of a Boeing 737 in Canada, has been arrested on suspicion of being drunk. According to Police in Calgary, Gronych was “behaving More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 2nd, 2017
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Nigeria joins world leaders in global aviation rating

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Monday said Nigeria had attained another high level safety rating which placed it among the world leaders in aviation safety. The NCAA made the announcement in a statement More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 2nd, 2017
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FG yet to communicate planned closure of Abuja Airport to airlines

The plan by the Federal Government to close down the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja is yet to be officially communicated to foreign airlines, Bar and Bench Watch can confirm. In a similar report by More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, December 23rd, 2016
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All 111 passengers released from hijacked Libyan plane

All passengers have been released from a hijacked Libyan plane in Malta, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Friday. There were 111 passengers and seven crew members on board the Afriqiyah Airways A320 jet that More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, September 18th, 2016
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First Nation resumes flight operations

FirstNation Airways says it will resume operations on Sunday evening, one month after it suspended flights to enable the aircraft fleet undergo engine maintenance. The airline made the announcement through its Twitter More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
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Arik Air suspends operations

Passengers of Arik Airline across different airports in the country are stranded following the suspension of operations by the company. That was after the management of Arik Airline suddenly announced temporary More...