Aviators rally behind COVID-19 rapid tests at airports
Aviation stakeholders have cautioned the Federal Government against imposing a fresh ban on international flights as part of measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 new strain.
The logic of more airports? Read my lips
The Federal Government is to build glittering new airports in Anambra, Ekiti, Nasarawa, Benue, and Ebonyi states. Good news, I think. They will be glittering state of the art airports
TUC opposes move against concession of airports
The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), has kicked against the planned concession of the nation’s four major airports. The union argued that Nigerians had toiled day and night to contribute their quota to the growth of the aviation industry and the country at large, adding that concessions four major airports was uncalled for.…
Nigeria okays $3b to automate Customs, N26b for airports, NDLEA, others
The Federal Executive Council (FEC), yesterday, approved $3.1billion to complete the automation of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) for a concessionary period of 20 years with no immediate cost to the government. Addressing State House correspondents after the virtual meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed,…
FEC approves N13bn for automation of 4 airports, $3.1bn for NCS
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved N13 billion for the automation of safety equipment at Lagos, Kano, Abuja, and Port Harcourt international airports. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the virtual meeting of the Council presided by President Muhammadu Buhari, also approved 3.1 billion dollars for the automation of the operations…
Airlines canvass test-on-arrival at airports
Britain's biggest airlines have urged the United Kingdom’s Government to bring in a regime of airport coronavirus testing to revive air routes with pandemic hot-spots. Chief Executives of British Airways, TUI, easyJet, and Virgin Atlantic have written to the Prime Minister, warning him that major routes connecting the UK with important world centres are at…
Saving public service from culture of wrong practices
As I observed in 2013 and recorded in RGGN (2015), the VIP/Protocol lounges of our airports during the Jonathan administration were adorned with 24x30 inches gallery-sized pictures
Nigerian airports record N44 billion loss in 3 years
States governments and regional groups are mounting pressure on Federal Government and aviation agencies to reopen airports nationwide, more for political than economic considerations.
FG intensifies airports' upgrade for resumption
In a last-minute push to get the airports ready, the Federal Government has rallied resources to get five airports ready for proposed local flights' resumption.
Reopening of airports on June 21 not feasible, says NCAA boss
Nigeria's aviation authorities on Thursday said the reopening of airports in the country on June 21 is not feasible. "The June 21 date for resumption of domestic flights is not feasible, the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Musa Nuhu discloses that today at the #PTFCOVID19 daily briefing," presidential spokesman Ahmed Bashir tweeted.…