Africa: Why we can’t convert Arik Air to a national carrier – Aviation minister, Sirika

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The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Wednesday, spoke on the insinuation that it will be beneficial to Nigerians if the federal government can convert Arik Air into a national carrier. Fielding questions from journalists at the end of the federal executive council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, the minister said Arik Air will not be suitable for the carrier that […]

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Africa: With Huge Travel Market, Nigeria Needs Strong Airlines- Sirika

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The Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, who spoke at the sixth stakeholders meeting in Lagos recently, said the only way Nigeria can benefit from its huge air transport market is to grow very strong airlines with capacity that will enable them compete with other international carriers. Chinedu Eze who was there and brings the excerpts: National Carrier The […]

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Africa: FEC not divided over Nigeria Air – Sirika

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The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Friday, said the Federal Executive Council was not divided over the mode of implementation of the national carrier project called Nigeria Air. Sirika said he believed that the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, was misquoted in media reports that quoted the minister (Amaechi) as saying that FEC was divided on the […]

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Africa: Sirika explains delay in completion of Abuja airport new terminal

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The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has explained that completion of the new terminal building at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, was being delayed for several reasons. Sirika, while inspecting the project on Tuesday, told newsmen that one of the causes of the delay was a foundational issue which had altered the master plan of the […]

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FG suspends airport officials over Turkish airline fiasco

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The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has ordered the suspension of three top officials of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, over the recent incident involving Turkish Airlines at the airport. Recall that on Christmas day, photos surfaced online showing some Nigerian passengers of Turkish Airlines, protesting in a most unexpected way to the loss of their luggage […]

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