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HISTORY AS NIGERIAN,ALIU EMERGES FIRST AFRICAN PRESIDENT OF ICAO

History was made Yesterday (Tuesday, November 19th, 2013) in Montreal, Canada as President Goodluck Jonathan’s transformation of  the aviation sector received the endorsement of the international community as the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) unanimously elected a Nigerian and the first African, Dr Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu as the President of the ICAO. The election, of … Continue reading

BREAKING: NIGERIAN ENTREPRENEUR, JIMOH IBRAHIM ARRESTED OVER N6.5 BILLION TAX FRAUD

Saharareporters just learned that the Special Enforcement  Unit of Federal Inland Revenue Service has arrested shady businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim, over a tax fraud that runs into N6.8 billion. Sources within the unit told Saharareporters that Mr. Ibrahim was picked up today and is currently under detention at the offices of the agency. According to one … Continue reading

Plane crash in Russia, 50 people reported dead

A passenger plane crashed at an airport in the Russian city of Kazan today, killing all 50 people on board, reports say. The Boeing 737 had taken off from Moscow and was trying to land but exploded on impact at about 19:20 local time (15:20 GMT), officials said. The Emergencies Ministry said there were 44 … Continue reading

HELICOPTER CRASHES INTO SEOUL HIGH-RISE BUILDING,2 CONFIRMED DEAD

A helicopter plunged to the ground in Seoul, killing the two pilots after its propeller clipped the side of a 38-story luxury apartment building. Fire official Cha Yang-oh said that the helicopter crashed in the upmarket Gangnam district in southeastern Seoul. The helicopter belonging to the LG Group was on its way to a nearby … Continue reading

NCAA DG,Others Earn N4.2 billion Annually

The Director-General of the troubled Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, nine directors of the agency and 956 other members of staff earn N4.2bn as salaries and allowances annually. This personnel cost represents 27.92 per cent of the annual budget of the NCAA, which stood at N15.3bn this January. The “Certification” page of the NCAA’s 2013 budget, … Continue reading

Revealed:Nigeria’s Minister Of Aviation Armored BMW Car Sells For Only $170K In Europe & America

file:///SDCard/BlackBerry/pictures/MINISTER-OF-AVIATION-STELLA-ODUAH.jpg.rem Following yesterday’s revelation by SaharaReporters that a cash-strapped agency of the Ministry of Aviation purchased two armored BMW 760 Li cars for the private use of Aviation Minister Stella Oduah, several automobile sales companies have indicated that the cars were massively overpriced. Our report yesterday disclosed that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) paid … Continue reading

Associated Airline Crash – Pilot Ignored Warning, Says AIB

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has said pilots of the crashed Associated Airline that killed 15 passengers ignored warning about the plane’s safety and engaged in argument before making for the sky. Commissioner of the AIB Mukhtar Usman disclosed this while speaking at a news conference in Abuja yesterday, adding that according to review of … Continue reading

Breaking: NCAA DG, Demuren Sacked by President Jonathan

Harold-Demuren-NCAA-Director-Sacked by Jonathan The Director General of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, Dr. Harold Demuren, has been removed from office with immediate effect. The removal of Demuren was announced on the 9pm news of the Nigeria Television Authority. Quoting a statement from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim … Continue reading

Nigerian Legislators to Penalise Airlines Over Cancellation Of Flights

In a bid to check what they term as lack of respect for passengers, a bill to penalise airlines for delays and cancellations of flights has passed second reading in the House of Representatives. The bill however led to a debate as some lawmakers were of the opinion that there was no need to enact … Continue reading

Ropeways Transport to launch Lagos cable car mass transit system •Signs agreement with state govt

A Cable Car A cable car company, Ropeways Transport Limited, is set to launch a cable car mass urban transit system in the nation’s commercial capital, Lagos. This followed the signing of a 30-year Franchise Agreement by Ropeways Transport Limited, the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) and the Lagos State Government recently. In a … Continue reading

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