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Government shifts international flights resumption to Sept 5

Government shifts international flights resumption to Sept 5

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The Federal Government on Thursday shifted the resumption date for the commencement of international flights into and out of Nigeria from August 29 to September 5. 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 resumption of the flights. But at Thursday’s briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, the Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Musa Nuhu, declared that international flights would not resume as earlier announced. He said September 5 was picked as the new date for international flights resumption, stressing that there were still issues to be sorted out before allowing international carriers to operate into and out of Nigeria. ...
Breaking News: Jet crashes into fence at Lagos Airport

Breaking News: Jet crashes into fence at Lagos Airport

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A propeller aircraft in the fleet of a chartered carrier – Jedidiah Air on Friday hit a fence at General Aviation Terminal (GAT), local wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. The aircraft: King Air was reparking when it rammed into the fence at the tarmac close to a facility used by Bristow Helicopters. According to eyewitnesses, the accident occurred on account of brake failure causing substantial damage to the airplane. Confirming the accident, spokesman of Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Mr. Tunji Oketumbi said a team of investigators have been dispatched to the scene of the accident. He said the team will submit their preliminary report to ascertain the cause of the accident. .An eye witness said the accident occurred about 10.00 am at the tarmac near Bristow Helicopter...