Aviation experts, stakeholders storm Lagos for LAAC annual conference

July 27, 2022 Blueprint 0

Experts and stakeholders in the aviation industry within and outside Nigeria have arrived Lagos for the 26th edition of the annual conference of League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) taking place in Ikeja today Thursday. The 2022 edition with the theme: ‘Sunset Airports: Economic & Safety Implications.’ will see discussions centre on solutions to the multiple challenges faced by Read More

[Breaking] Strike: Aviation workers back ASUU, set to shut airport

July 18, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

In solidarity with sister union, the Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP), has called on the Federal Government to end the lingering strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) or they will shut down the Aviation sector. In a statement by its general secretary, Comrade Abdulrasaq Saidu, on Monday, the group called on President Mohammadu Buhari Read More

Sirika to lead discussions at AIMAN stakeholders conference

May 12, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika will lead discussions as the Aeronautical Information Management Association of Nigeria(AIMAN) is set to x-ray the significance of the quality management system in aeronautical information dissemination in the aviation sector. The President of AIMAN, Sir William George Ngerem, in a statement said, the benefits of a quality management system include meeting the customer’s Read More

Senate faults Aviation Ministry over NG Eagle Air, directs AMCON to republish list of debtors

December 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, Senator Uba Sani, has declared that the 9th Senate is not happy that certain agencies of government are working at cross-purposes. This, he said, is not in the overall interest of the Nigerian economy.Speaking on Wednesday at the Zuma Rock Resort in Niger state, Sani said the upper chamber Read More

Reactions as FG cancels commissioning of cargo airport in Anambra

October 29, 2021 Editor 0

The official commissioning of Anambra Cargo Airport slated for Saturday October 30, 2021 has been cancelled. It is gathered that the stoppage of the event, was ordered by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), on the advice of the National Security Adviser (NSA), who raised security concerns of such an event at this moment. But stakeholders are taking divergent views Read More

BASL tasks passengers to plan movements ahead of time

October 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Operator of the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, MMA2, Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Ltd, has advised travellers to adequately plan their movements well ahead of time to avoid missing their flight. The advice is coming on the heels of the current traffic situation around the Lagos airport, and by extension within the Lagos metropolis. Notably, traffic situation in Read More

NCAT licenses 52 aircraft engineers

October 8, 2021 Moh Bello Habib 0

The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria in Kaduna state has certified and licensed 52 aircraft maintenance engineers having completed their 120 weeks training programme in Standard Airframe and Power plant Course 31, 32 and 33, respectively. Declaring the young engineers qualified at their combined graduation ceremony held at the college on Friday, the rector, Capt. Alkali Mahmud Modibbo, said “the power confirmed by Read More

FAAN MD risks arrest over unremitted N1.5bn – Senate

October 4, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate through its Committee on Public Accounts has threatened to issue warrant of arrest on the Managing Director of Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Rabiu Yadudu, over alleged failure to remit N1.5 billion Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMeT) Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) for the past six years. Chairman of the committee, Senator Matthew Urhoghide (PDP Edo South), issued the Read More

SMEs, entrepreneurs not given platforms to showcase products in Nigeria – EXPO convener

September 29, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The Convener, Enjoy Nigeria EXPO 2021, Isa Yusuf Sago, has expressed concern that Nigeria’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs have not been given enough platform to showcase their products both locally and internationally. He said there was urgent need to bridge the existing gap. He noted this in Abuja during a courtesy visit by the Ministerial Committee on Read More

Pantami advocates artificial intelligence for protection of critical infrastructure

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has advocated the use of artificial intelligence in protection of critical infrastructures across the country. Pantami, who was speaking Tuesday in Abuja, at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) stakeholders summit on the protection of critical infrastructure in Nigeria, stressed the need for more awareness, Read More

Late Attahiru: AIB submits interim report to NAF

September 15, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Accident Investigative Bureau (AIB) has submitted the interim report on Nigerian Air Force (NAF) King Air -350 aircraft that crashed at Kaduna Airport on 21 May 2021, to the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao. Blueprint reports that former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. – Gen Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other military personnel died in Read More

APC group lauds Buhari’s strategic responses to Covid-19 pandemic

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has commended the firm responses of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administratiom to the Covid-19 pandemic. The group, which is a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, particularly lauded President Buhari’s setting up of an Economic Sustainability Committee chaired by the Vice Read More

Post Covid-19: Emirates to receive final 3 new A380

September 8, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Initial fears that the Airbus A380 aircraft might gradually be eased out of operations following the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on global aviation appears to be a ruse with plans by Emirates to receive three more A380 aircraft from Airbus this year on the horizon. The airline announced that its last unit on order scheduled to join its Read More

IUO signs MoU with Ireland to train private , commercial pilots, others

September 8, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Igbinedion University Okada (IUO) has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Ireland based Newcastle Aerodrome for the training of private and commercial pilots alongside other workers in the aviation value chain in Nigeria. The Oskar Ibru Information and Communication Technology (ICT) centre donated by business mogul, Olorogun Oskar Ibru to the institution is among the world-class facilities identified for Read More

Publish review on sacked ministers, Chidoka tasks Buhari

September 6, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Former Aviation Minister and Former FRSC Corps Marshal, Chief Osita Chidoka, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to publish reviews on sacked ministers and the security sector . President Buhari Wednesday sacked the Minister of Agriculture, Mohammed Nanono and his counterpart in power ministry, Saleh Mamman, to reinvigorate his cabinet and consolidate his achievements. Chidoka who also doubles as the founder Read More

BASL hands over $20,000, others found at Lagos Airport to owner

September 2, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operators of the Terminal has returned a bag containing the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00) in two bundles, the sum of five hundred thousand naira (#500,000.00) in five bundles and other valuables found at the Airside of Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos Terminal Two (MMA2). Other items found in the bag was nine wristwatches in Read More

Breaking: Again, bandits invade Zaria, kidnap 6

August 27, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, Zaria 0

Report reaching Blueprint has revealed that bandits, Friday morning, stormed Zangon Shanu village in Sabon Gari local government area of Kaduna state and kidnapped six people. The location is behind Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria. A resident in the area Mallam Musa Garbai told Blueprint that the bandits stormed the area around 1.30am on Friday and kidnapped their victims that Read More

Breaking: Stella Uduah dumps PDP for APC

August 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Minister of Aviation in the administation of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and a serving Senator, Princess Stella Oduah-Ogiemwonyi, known as Stella Oduah, has dumped the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). She was received at a brief ceremony in Abuja Thursday and admitted into the party by the Chairman of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Read More

Aviation industry mourns demise of Med-View COO

August 23, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The Nigerian aviation industry has been thrown into a mourning mood with the death of the Chief Operating Officer of Med-View Airline PLC, Apostle Michael Ajigbotosho. The airline COO, who also served as its Accountable Manager, according to the management, passed away in a Lagos hospital after falling ill for a few days. Stakeholders expressed shock at the news of Read More

Aviation: Patronise new Bayelsa route, IYC tells oil companies

August 14, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

 The Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Worldwide has appealed to oil companies operating in the Niger Delta region to patronise the new aviation route to the Bayelsa International Cargo Airport. The IYC President, Peter Timothy Igbifa, in a statement in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Friday described as historic and commendable the Wednesday’s inaugural commercial flight at the airport. Igbifa, Read More

New entrant Green Africa Airways gets nod, commences flight Thursday

August 9, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The country’s operating airlines swell up on Monday as Green Africa Airways received its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), with the promise to commence flight operations on Thursday, 12th August. The airline had hitherto sold out flight tickets on seven pre-determined destinations across the country before the regulatory authority halted the planned operations. But Read More

Sirika to chair LAAC conference on industry management, policy

July 27, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika will Wednesday chair discussions on aviation industry at the 25th edition of the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) conference scheduled to hold on the 28th of July, 2021 at Sheraton Hotel, Lagos. A statement issued by the Secretary of Conference Committee, Mr. Albinus Chiedu indicated that all arrangements had been concluded for a Read More

Passengers protest as Air Peace delays domestic flight for 12 hours

July 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Scores of domestic passengers on Wednesday protested the delay of their flight by Air Peace at the Murtala Muhammad Local Airport in Lagos. The passengers lamented that their flight was postponed without prior notice by the airline from 8am till 8pm. This is coming a few days after the Federal Government said airline operators in the country must refund the Read More

Flag carrier reopens W’Coast operations

July 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigerian flag carrier, Air Peace, has set July 23 date for the resumption of flight operations into Banjul in Gambia and Dakar in Senegal. Spokesperson of the airline, Stanley Olisa, yesterday said the operation will provide more options for regional connectivity, beginning with three weekly flights. Olisa said the Dakar and Banjul routes will be operated with the ultramodern Embraer Read More