Drama as FG recalls two of 10 sacked directors in NCAA

Another one may return next week Less than 24 hours after the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika announced the sack of 10 directors from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority; the government has recalled two of the affected directors. A source close to NCAA confided in SaharaReporters that the Federal Government queried the sack of More...

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By Bar and Bench On Saturday, February 25th, 2017
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FG fires 10 NCAA directors

The federal government on Friday approved the sack of all the directors in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) with immediate effect. With the new development, 10 directors were shown the exit by the Minister More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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Abuja airport closure: FAAN to increase capacity of Kaduna airport — MD

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria ((FAAN) has assured that it would increase the capacity of the Kaduna International Airport to handle the rise in human and cargo traffic to Kaduna when the Nnamdi Azikiwe More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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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 More...

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...