Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Nigeria Aviation News Headlines for Tuesday January 10, 2016


Hotel Ejects Stranded Turkish Airlines’ Passengers

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The quick intervention of security operatives yesterday prevented stranded Turkish Airlines’ passengers from taking laws into their hands at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos when they stormed the airline’s counter.
The 410 passengers’ frustration came to a head when the hotel they were lodged since Saturday evicted them from the facility, forcing them to the airport to find out why they were thrown out of Golden Tulip Hotel, Festac.
They said the carrier was not forthcoming when they stormed the airline’s Head office at its Victoria Island in Lagos. When New Telegraph visited the airport, the airline was seen selling tick ets even when it was not certain of airlifting the backlog of passengers as it was not sure when it would operate out of Lagos.

Buhari Sacks, Replaces Heads of Aviation Agencies

Stakeholders divided over intent
Senator Hadi Sirika, Nigeria's Minister of State for Aviation.
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The Federal Government yesterday sacked heads of four aviation parastatals in continuation of the restructuring plan of the air travel industry.Those affected are the Acting Managing Director of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Emma Anasi; Director-General of Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), Dr. Anthony Anuforum; Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria, Capt. Samuel Caulcrick and Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Dr. Felix Abali.

Aviation Stakeholder Commends FAAN Boss Over Repositioning Of Airports

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Umar, in an interview with aviation correspondents, said, sanity has  been restored in AVSEC following an enhanced training and retraining of personnel, while power outages have been reduced due to a recent installation of heavy duty generators capable of running the airport for days.
According to Umar, who scored Engr Dunoma high, the FAAN boss was able to achieve such feat because he has been a product of the system.