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U.S. Strikes Al Shabaab Training Camp In Somalia, More Than 150 Killed

The United States has carried out an air strike in Somalia, killing more than 150 fighters with the al Qaeda-linked Islamist group al Shabaab, following U.S. intelligence on preparations for a large-scale militant attack, the Pentagon said on March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Feisal Omar/Files The United States has carried out an air strike in Somalia, killing […]


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Buhari To Open 16th Annual Nigeria Oil & Gas Conference

…Event To Attract Industry Professionals, Investors, Governments, Financiers President Muhammadu Buhari has been confirmed to deliver the Presidential address at this year’s edition of the Nigeria Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibitions (NOG16) in Abuja, the organisers of the event, CWC Group has revealed. According to some oil and gas industry players, the President’s participation […]


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UK Based Coy Begins Independent Audit On Bristow’s Operations

…As Airline Confirms Payment Of Initial Compensation To Victims’ Families As part of its commitment to safety, Bristow Helicopters said that Aviateq International Limited, a United Kingdom based company has commenced the auditing of the rotary wing giant’s operations. The independent audit by Aviateq AbelNews learnt will last for one week This is just as […]


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Exclusive: NIMASA Boils As Acting DG, Executive Director In Cold War

There are strong indications that all is not well between the acting Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Haruna Jauro and his Executive Directors, Transport & Maritime Online can authoritatively report. The Acting DG and the ED, Maritime Labour and Cabotage services, Calistus Obi have both not enjoyed good relationship since […]


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Political Interference NCAA’s Greatest Challenge——– Demuren, Ex-NCAA Boss

  The former Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Dr Harold Demuren, has stated that the greatest challenge facing the regulatory body is political interference to safety regulation. He said this while speaking at the Quarter One Breakfast Meeting organised by the Aviation Round Table Safety Initiative (ARTSI)at GulfView Hotel and Suites […]


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Minister Of State For Labour, Ocholi Dies In Road Crash

The Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, James Ocholi, SAN is dead. It was learnt that the Kogi born Ocholi died in a motor accident on his way to Kaduna on Sunday. AbelNews gathered that his wife and son were also seriously injured in the crash The accident was said to have occurred on […]


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Lagos International Airport Security Procedures In Line With ICAO—-TSA

…As FAAN Confirms Readiness For The Audit The officials of the America Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has concluded its Security Assessment of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA),Lagos . The officials expressed deep satisfaction at the level of compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Standard and Recommended Practices in the airport. An online […]


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Bristow Completes NCAA Imposed Comprehensive Audit

…As Sikorsky S—76 Resumes Flight Operations Today Bristow Helicopters Nigeria Limited’s Sikorsky S-76 aircraft has commenced flight operations today following completion of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority’s (NCAA) comprehensive operational audit on the 16 Sikorsky S-76 helicopters in its fleet. The completion of the compulsory audit and resumption of operations by the airline using the […]


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FG Plans New Tax On Phone Calls, Pay Tv

Communication service subscribers may pay additional tax if a new Bill now being introduced by the National Assembly is enacted into law. The categories of communication services liable to the tax include voice calls, SMS, MMS, Data and Pay TV. The Bill, titled ‘Communication Service Tax Bill (“CST” or the “Bill”) 2015’, seeks to impose, […]


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LEDAP Commends Army Council For Setting Aside Brig. Ransome-Kuti’s Conviction

The Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) has commended the Army Council for setting aside the conviction of Brigadier-General Enitan Ransome-Kuti. LEDAP is a public interest non-profit organisation with registered mandate to protect human rights, the rule of law and good governance in Nigeria. The commendation is contained in an online a statement signed by […]