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Nigeria: Airport authorities Lost N18.9 Billion 6 months Revenue to Covid-19

Nigeria’s Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) claimed it lost N18.9 billion revenue in six months due to Coronavirus lockdown, lamenting that the impact of the virus would be felt in the aviation industry till 2024, as projected by Airport Council International (ACI). This was disclosed by the Managing Director and Chief Executive of FAAN, …

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Nigeria: International flights now resume Sept 5

The Federal Government of Nigeria has shifted the resumption date for the commencement of international flights into and out of the country from August 29 to September 5.Punch reported that Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, had announced on August 17 that international flights would resume on August 29 following pressures from the public for the …

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Nigeria shifts resumption of international flight over logistics challenges

The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Musa Shuaibu Nuhu, has disclosed that the one-week postponement of resumption of international flights earlier scheduled to commence August 29th to September 5th was over logistics reason. Speaking at the  Presidential Task Force COVID-19 briefing on Thursday in Abuja. Nuhu revealed that airlines and airports were ready to …

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Nigeria: ICT sector contributes 17.83% to GDP, says NBS

Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) sector contributes 17.83% to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Nigeria in the second quarter of 2020 (Q2 2020).This is according to the report released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) of the country. Despite the country’s GDP decreased by minus six to10 per cent, year-on-year, in real terms in …

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Travel ban, fine awaits travellers, airlines without valid COVID-19 test

As Nigeria prepares finally to resume international flights, The government this Monday said airlines would be fined $3,500 per passenger for airlifting passengers without valid COVID-19 test results as it prepared to open international flights. The Coordinator, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, said this at the daily briefing of the PTF on …

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Accident Investigation Bureau set to investigate Aircraft incident in Lagos airport

Spokesman of Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Mr Tunji Oketumbi He disclosed that a team of investigators has been dispatched to the scene of the accident that took place at Lagos airport this Friday. An aircraft belonging to Jedidiah Air on Friday crashed into a fence at General Aviation Terminal (GAT), local wing of the Murtala …

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Nigeria : We will block any country that bars flights from our airports

With international flights resuming soon, Nigeria said her airspace will be opened only to flights from countries that extend the same gesture. Hadi Sirika, Nigerian aviation minister, declared this during the  Covid-19 task force briefing last Thursday. The minister said  Nigeria will apply the “principle of reciprocity” when the ban on the international flight is finally lifted.  This …

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23 Nigerian Innovators, Tech Start-ups Get State Government’s N100m Innovation Grant

23 Nigerian tech start-ups and science research initiatives from various universities within Lagos State have been awarded with a total grant of N100 million by the state government, the country’s commercial nerve centre.The grant is part of the six pillars of the development agenda of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration which includes fuelling technology-driven innovations to …

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Nigeria fixes August 29 for resumption of international flights

The Nigerian Government has fixed August 29, 2020, for the resumption of international flights in the country. This was announced by Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, this Monday evening via his tweeter handle. The statement reads ” : @hadisirika Glad to announce the resumption of international flights from the 29th of August, 2020. Beginning with Lagos and …

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Nigeria:Air Peace retreats, recalls sacked pilots

The management of Air Peace Airlines has calmed down in its titanic battle with its pilots. The airline now in the process of recalling a good number of the 70 pilots it sacked recently. This position was reached after rounds of negotiations and meetings anchored by the minister of aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika this week. …

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