Nigeria moves up to level 3 in global aviation rating

Nigeria moves up to level 3 in global aviation rating

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 by its General Manager, Public Relations, Mr Sam Adurogboye and obtained by newsmen in Lagos. The statement stated that the country climbed […]

Aviation in confusion over Virgin Atlantic Airways pulls out of Nigeria

Aviation in confusion over Virgin Atlantic Airways pulls out of Nigeria

• Airline sacks all Nigerian cabin crew, shuts call centre The aviation sector was in confusion yesterday over the pulling out of British flag carrier, Virgin Atlantic Airways, from Nigerian routes. Though the airline is yet to officially announce the pull out, it has issued letters of disengagement to its Nigerian cabin crew. A source […]

Buhari concerned over debt profile of aviation sector

Buhari concerned over debt profile of aviation sector

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, raised concern over the enormous debt profile of Nigeria’s aviation sector. He therefore promised that his administration will act quickly to redress the situation. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists. Adesina said Buhari spoke after […]

Shake up in Aviation as Jonathan sacks FAAN, NCAA, NAMA, NCAT directors

New MDs for FAAN, NCAA, NAMA, NCAT

  A massive shake-up hit aviation agencies yesterday – three weeks after Princess Stella Oduah was removed as minister. The sudden sack gale provoked mixed feelings at the headquarters of the agencies in Lagos. A statement from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim, said President Goodluck […]

Fired ministers: Brief look-up of their work in the office

Fired ministers: Brief look-up of their work in the office

Perhaps the most controversial of all the ministers ‘excused’ from the cabinet yesterday is Ms Stella Oduah. The Minister of Aviation, not a few will argue, scored some points with the remodeling of the airports. For a long time, the airports were eyesores. Even services that were supposed to make aviation good were lacking. Her […]

Aviation workers accuse National Assembly of inaction over petition

Aviation workers on Wednesday condemned the National Assembly for keeping mum for over three months after it received a petition alleging that the current rehabilitation of airports in the country  was an elaborate scam. The workers, under the aegis of the National Union of Air Transport Employees, had in the petition called for a proper […]

Bulletproof Cars Were Not for Me- Oduah denis before the House Committee

My scandal was designed to smear her reputation and scuttle ongoing reforms in the aviation sector.

•Finance ministry, customs clarify waivers on imported vehicles    •Coscharis submits more documents    •Lagos acknowledges obtaining exemption from duty Onwuka Nzeshi, Ndubuisi Francis, James Emejo, Dele Ogbodo  and Gboyega Akinsanmi Investigations into the controversial purchase of two BMW bulletproof cars by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) witnessed a dramatic twist yesterday as the Minister of […]

Oduah: Journalists barred from aviation crisis meeting

Journalists were on Tuesday prevented from covering a stakeholders’ session on the crisis in the aviation sector. The session in Abuja had industry professionals in attendance. Prior to the event, its organisers had invited the media but on getting to the venue of the programme, they said the meeting was not meant for coverage by […]

Jonathan snubs Oduah in Israel over N225m bulletproof cars Scandal (Update)

Jonathan snubs Oduah in Israel over N225m bulletproof cars Scandal (Update)

Embattled Aviation Minister, Princess Stella Oduah, has got the snub of her political career in far-away Israel, it was learnt yesterday. President Goodluck Jonathan reportedly turned down the minister’s request for an appointment. The minister is on the president’s entourage to that country. Sources in Jerusalem said that Oduah made several attempts to have a […]

N255m cars update: Oduah fights for her job; lodges in same hotel with President Jonathan in Jerusalem

In what many would tag insensitivity to harsh realities, President Goodluck Jonathan may eventually sweep under the carpet, the controversy currently hanging around the neck of the Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah over the illegal acquisition of two BMW armoured cars. According to Saharareporters, Ms. Oduah who was queried by Jonathan over the ongoing crisis […]

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