The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ibom Air, Captain Mfon Udom, may not have suspected why I asked him on the phone last week “Is Ibom Air still flying?” It wasn’t a question borne out of mischief but out of the desire to be reassured that the naysayers have no cause to smile.
24 Nov 2021
Indications emerged Wednesday that Nigeria’s national airliner, Air Nigeria, will begin operations in April next year. Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, disclosed this to newsmen after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Sirika said the national carrier will be run by a company in…
2 Sep 2020
I pity this debt collector. At his wit’s end, this debt chaser, Ahmed Lawal Kuru, managing director of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, took his case...
8 Nov 2018
Sir: When on July 18, 2018 Haji Sirika, the Minister of State for Aviation, told a large audience, including aviation experts during a diplomatic...
21 Sep 2018
Stakeholders in the aviation sector are divided over the fate of the national carrier. While some described it as a white elephant project that should be forgotten, others urged the Federal Government to ...
7 Sep 2018
For Air Nigeria, the airline mooted as our new national carrier to set off on its feet, Nigeria’s Federal Government will be paying N3.168 billion or $8.8 million as startup capital.
6 Apr 2018
The Minister of State Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has said that government intends to build a national carrier that would stand the test of time.
27 Feb 2017
Airlines operators and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) have disagreed over the reasons for the low survival rate and demise of airlines in the country.