Senate stops EFCC nominations for excluding Southeast, Southsouth
The Senate yesterday refused to confirm four nominees picked by President Muhammadu Buhari on the ground that the south-south and south-east regions...
Checks on Atiku’s plane not politically motivated, says minister
The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika has debunked insinuations that the checks conducted by security operatives on the aircraft belonging to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport was politically motivated He said the security checks were misinterpreted as having political undertone, when actually it was a case of…
Why Atiku Abubakar was searched at airport - Presidency
The Nigerian government Sunday said there was no ulterior motive behind the search a former vice president of the country and the presidential candidate of the opposition People's Democratic Party Atiku Abubakar and his staff underwent on arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, from Dubai. Abubakar alleged earlier on Sunday that the search by…
How Nigeria can become regional aviation hub, by Buhari
For Nigeria to benefit from its advantageous central location within West Africa and realise its desire to become a regional air transportation hub, it must upgrade its airport facilities, according to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Toward a new direction for the national carrier
The recent suspension of the proposed national carrier, Nigeria Air, has elicited mixed feelings across the nation. The name and logo of the flag carrier had been unveiled with so much promise at the Farnborough Air Show in Britain in July.
Aviation minister offers hope on suspended Nigeria Air activation
Nigeria’s aviation minister of state, Senator Hadi Sirika, has said all hope was not lost on the establishment of the national carrier ‘Nigeria Air’. The national carrier which was unveiled on July 18, 2018, at the Farnborough Air Show in London, was aimed at bringing “Nigeria closer to the world” but operation was suspended after…
Stakeholders seek Fly Nigeria Act to rescue airlines
Stakeholders in the aviation industry have relived the imperative of the Fly Nigeria Act to return the local airlines to profitability and saved them from collapse.
Aviation minister plans stakeholders’ meeting over Nigerian Air
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has disclosed plans to engage stakeholders to fast track the establishment of Nigeria Air.The ministry’s Deputy Director, Press and Public Affairs, James Odaudu said in a statement yesterday in Abuja.
National carrier on course, says Sirika
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has said that the plan to establish a new national carrier remains on course and due to resume at a later date.
Stakeholders divided over suspended national carrier
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 ...
Nigeria suspends national carrier takeoff over investors’ apathy
The Federal Government has suspended indefinitely the takeoff of the proposed national carrier scheduled for December 24. Though the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who announced the decision yesterday did not give reasons...