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Nigeria Ranked High In Global Aviation
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says the country has attained another height in safety rating as it is now placed among the world leaders in aviation safety.
NMMA Winner Urges More Investment In Tourism
The Executive Producer of "Thru The African Eye" Documentary Ms Yvonne Bassey urges more investment from the private sector in Tourism.
Arik Fined N6m Over Delay Of Passengers’ Luggage
The NCAA penalised the airline company over its passengers’ complaints of delay and its failure to ferry their luggage from London to Lagos from the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of December, 2016.
Israel Introduces New Visa Procedure For Nigerians Effective Jan 1
The Embassy of Israel in Nigeria has introduced a new visa application procedure for Nigerians with effect from Jan. 1.
Arik Strikes Deal With Striking Workers, Resumes Flights
Arik said in a statement on Wednesday that the dispute had been resolved “following the meeting called by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to address the airline and the aviation unions.”
car-importers
Ban On Vehicle Import Could Increase Smuggling, Say Dealers
The car dealers believe the ban would further increase smuggling activities in the border areas, because some of the vehicles might not be able to undergo the processes at the sea ports.
Return Passengers’ Luggage In 24 Hours, NCAA Orders Arik
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has ordered Arik Air to return luggage of its London-Lagos passengers within 24 hours. Each passenger is expected to get a compensation of $150 (N60, 000).
Passengers Stranded As Lufthansa Pilots Begin Strike
Lufthansa pilots have gone on a two-day strike over 22 per cent pay increase. It began on Wednesday after the company failed to stop the action at a court in Frankfurt on Tuesday.
tourism
Tourism Summit: FG May Implement Report In 2017
The Federal Government has hinged the reasons behind the non-implementation of the recommendations drafted at the end of the 2016 Tourism Summit on activities tied to the budget.
Aviation Fuel
Aviation Fuel Scarcity Rocks Airlines
The scarcity of Jet A1, fourth of its kind in the year could lead to the gradual return of flight delays and outright cancellation of scheduled services by airline operators in the country.
nigerian-students
Nigeria Is Africa’s Leading Source Of Students In United States
A 2016 report has it that there are 10,674 Nigerians studying in the US during the 2015/2016 academic year; highest figure for the country since 1986/1987 session 30 years ago.
Aviation Agencies
Restructuring In Aviation Agencies Ongoing – Minister
According to Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, government is handling the restructuring in phases. It would go round in order to get leaner and more effective agencies.
minister
Lagos-Ibadan Highway To Be Completed Soon, Says Minister
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has indicated that the expansion and rehabilitation works on the Lagos-Ibadan highway would be completed this dry season.
tourism
Tourism Conference Attracts Participants From 30 Countries
Participants are expected from the UK, US, France, and China as organizer of the Nigeria Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (NHTIC) prepares to stage event on 23 November, 2016.
NCAA
7, 722 Flights Delayed in 3 months -NCAA
According to the NCAA, 13,097 flights were operated by eight domestic airlines during the period under review. 7729 of them were delayed while 253 flights were cancelled. Arik Air was named as the leading culprit.
Give Equal Opportunity To Airline Operators, Expert Advises FG
The Federal Government has been advised to create a level playing field for airline operators as it prepares to float a new national carrier.
Photonews: Dignitaries At The 10th Anniversary Of The 20th Sultan Of Sokoto
Nigerians from all walks of life, yesterday Saturday, turned up in Sokoto to witness a Dubar to mark the 10th anniversary of the 20th Sultan Of Sokoto. Concise News brings you pictures of some of the dignitaries in attendance.
Airlines
FG Urges Foreign Airlines To Reconsider
Minister of Aviation said Government is making efforts to sanitize the industry to create an environment that is both enabling and profitable for the airlines to operate.
Nigerians
US, UK Nigerians Favourite Travel Destinations
Visa processing company, VFS Global says according to its statistics, Nigerians travel more to the US and UK. Travels to Europe, South Africa, Dubia and India have also increased in recent years
Airline operators
Airline Operators Bemoans Harsh Policies
They said the harsh operating environment can be attributed to policy formulation, policy deviation and policy contradictions on the part of the executive arm of government.
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