Niger Bans Commercial, In’tl Flights To, From Nigeria

The government of the Republic of Niger has placed a ban on all commercial and international flights coming from or going to Nigeria. In a similar move, the Republic of Niger announced the opening of its airspace to all national and international commercial flights, effective immediately. The new directive specifies that commercial flights passing over Nigerian airspace without landing will not be affected by these restrictions. Nevertheless, it is mandatory for all flights operating within Niger’s airspace to have their ADS-B and/or radar transponders operational throughout the duration of the flight. In the press…

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Nigeria-Niger Republic Flights Remain Suspended, Nigerian Govt Insists

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency has aid the ban on flights between Nigeria and Niger Republic persists. NAMA clarified that authorised exemptions to the ban include over-flight aircraft traversing Nigerian airspace, aircraft in a state of emergency, and special flights. On July 26, 2023, Nigerien military junta ousted its duly elected President, Mohamed Bazoum in a coup and replaced him with General Abdourrahamane Tchiani. As a result, the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS closed land their borders with the Niger Republic and declared it a “No-Fly…

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BREAKING: Private Jet Crash-lands In Ibadan

A private jet with 10 persons onboard has reportedly crash-landed in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The jet was said to have crash-landed on Friday around 11 am at the Samuel Ladoke Akintola Airport. Firefighters and rescue officials from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria have been deployed to the scene. Details later…

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Plan Your Movement; Nigeria To Suffer 3-Day Dust Haze, Others From Jan. 1

“Effect on flights likely as people with asthma and other respiratory issues should also be cautious of the present weather situations…” You actually want to read this NiMet’s weather forecast   The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has announced that the country is expected to experience dust haze and sunshine for the next three days, from Monday to Wednesday. Platforms Africa reports that the NiMet’s Weather Report, released on Sunday in Abuja, predicted dust hazes and sunshine for the next three days over the North and North Central regions throughout this period.…

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Ill-Fated Plane That Flew Power Minister To Ibadan Violated Rules – NSIB

Here are findings by the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau as more questions are being raised on why Adebayo Adelabu, a Nigerian minister who escaped death by the whiskers, blatantly denied the accident   The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) has revealed that the plane crash involving Flints Aero conveying the Minister of Power Adebayo Adelabu from Abuja to Ibadan, Oyo State, last month violated the permit regulation of non-commercial flight. Platforms Africa, which broke the news reported that the minister denied the plane crash, tagging it “all lies.” Meanwhile in…

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Not Us, FAAN Speaks As Ghana-Must-Go Bags’ Ban Stirs Controversy

▪️Ban Is for Ethiopian Airlines, Nigerian airports authority says on X   The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has denied issuing a prohibition on the use of Ghana Must Go at the country’s airports. Reports in various media platforms on Friday, December 1, 2023, stated that FAAN placed a ban on Ghana Must Go bags. The reports stated that the ban is particularly for passengers travelling through international airports in the country. Reacting to the reports, FAAN put out a short statement on their X handle that they did…

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BREAKING: Plane Skids Off Runway At Port Harcourt Airport

“This is the third aviation incident in the last 14 days “   A ValueJet airline aircraft has skidded off the taxi turn after landing and clearing the runway at Port Harcourt airport. Platforms Africa reports that this happened around 3.30 p.m. local time today (Tuesday). According to Stanley Balami, a Value Jet captain who confirmed the occurrence, the aircraft had stopped on the runway and was about to execute the second turn-off when he encountered a slip due to algae on the turn-off. This rendered the plane uncontrolled on…

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Labour Orders Indefinite Shutdown Of Power Supply, Flights

“All Public and Private Sector workers are to immediately down tools indefinitely.”   The Organised Labour comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress on Tuesday, ordered a shutdown of electricity and fuel supplies in Imo State following the brutalisation of the National President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, last week, by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force. The Labour Centres also directed aviation workers to ensure that flights into and outside the state are suspended. This is according to one of the decisions taken at the extraordinary National…

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JUST IN: Plane With Nigerian Minister On Board Crash-Lands – NTA

“I am safe, it’s all lies,” minister speaks + how his reaction plunged accident into deeper controversy     A private jet conveying Nigerian minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, has reportedly crash-landed. The incident, Platforms Africa gathered, occurred at Samuel Ladoke Akintola Airport in Ibadan, Oyo State, Southwestern Nigeria on Friday night. READ ALSO: Private School Proprietor Defiles 4 Year-Old Pupil, School Shut Real Reason There Is Cash Scarcity At Banks, ATMs – CBN We Deployed 830,292 Meters In 10 Years – Ikeja Electric Veteran Actor Ameachi Muonagor Begs For…

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El Salvador Slams $1,000 Tax On Travelers From Africa

El Salvador has recently introduced a $1,000 fee for travelers coming from Africa, and India. El Salvador’s port authority has stipulated that travellers holding passports from India or any of the 50-plus African nations must pay this fee, with the collected funds allocated for the improvement of the country’s main international airport. The Government of President Nayib Bukele says it is working hard on modernization and expansion projects at the El Salvador International Airport, to provide a first-class service to all users and passengers who circulate through the air terminal.…

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