NeutralCrashes: Ex-ICAO director seeks overhaul of aviation sectorBUSINESSDAY PAGE A111/21/2013 Moved by the frequent crashes plaguing Nigeria's aviation sector in recent times, Folasade Odutola, former director, air transport bureau of International Civil Aviation Organisation(ICAO),on Wednesday called for total overhaul of the sector in order to prioritise safety.
PositiveNCAA, others laud Aliu's election as ICAO presidentTHE GUARDIAN PAGE 2711/21/2013 The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and other stakeholders in the industry have expressed satisfaction on the election of Dr. Olumuyiwa Babatunde Aliu as the first black man to be elected president of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Council.
PositiveBASA; Good For Nigeria, Good For IsraelLEADERSHIP PAGE 3511/21/2013 The recent signing of a Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) between our country, Nigeria and the Republic of Isreal, on October 28,2013 was indeed a historic milestone in the country's Aviation history.
PositiveAir Force Now Repair Aircraft Locally-BadenLEADERSHIP PAGE 4511/21/2013 The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Ales Badeh says the Nigerian Air-Force has begun the repair of aeroplanes in its facilities across the country.
Negative$3,000fee:Charter flight operators suspend services indefinitelyTHE PUNCH PAGE 2711/21/2013 Over 20 charter flight operators in the country have suspended their services indefinitely. The suspension was as a result of the $3,000 fee imposed by the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency on airlines involved in non-scheduled operations, it was learnt on Wednesday.
NeutralAnxiety as soldiers screen motorists at airportTHE PUNCH PAGE 4511/21/2013 In a bid to ensure adequate screening of vehicles that enter the airport, the security agents at the NAIA toll gate ordered motorists to disembark, open their boots and standby while the officers searched the cars one after the other.
NeutralDana: External auditors to arrive next MondayNIGERIAN TRIBUNE PAGE 2311/21/2013 The long awaited audit of Dana Air and other domestic carriers by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) may finally commence next week as external auditors from Europe and America invited by the NCAA to join in the audit will arrive the country next Monday.
PositiveSafety ambassador gives Nigeria's airspace clean billNIGERIAN TRIBUNE PAGE 2311/21/2013 Nigeria's air safety ambassador, Benita Nzeribe, has assured the travelling public that they have nothing to fear, saying the country's airspace is very safe.
PositiveHow to tackle terrorism -Airport policeNIGERIAN TRIBUNE PAGE 2311/21/2013 The Nigeria Police has identified capacity building, joint security vigilance, intelligence and information sharing as the panacea for crushing any form of terrorism and other violent crimes within the precincts of the airports.
NeutralNigeria: Citizen, indigene or a taxpayer?BUSINESSDAY PAGE 2511/21/2013 An interview on taxpayer