Nigeria not paying £4,000 daily for Pres. jet – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari's media aide, Garba Shehu has dismissed the report that the Presidential aircraft in London gulp £4,000 everyday for its parking lot.

Nigeria not paying £4,000 daily for Pres. jet – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aide, Garba Shehu has dismissed the report that the Presidential aircraft in London gulp £4,000 everyday for its parking lot. The Senior Special Assistant confirmed on Thursday that the aircraft is at the service of the President who is currently receiving medical treatment for an undisclosed ailment in the United Kingdom […]

Drones, aircraft to be deployed for surveilling oil installations – NSCDC

Drones, aircraft to be deployed for surveilling oil installations – NSCDC

Dr Ade Abolurin, Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), says the Corps had concluded plans to deploy about 500 drones and aircraft for proper surveillance of oil installations in the country. Abolurin disclosed this on Monday in Abuja at a meeting with senior officers of the Corps as part of efforts to strengthen […]

Buhari receives report on numbers of total aircraft use by MDA

Buhari receives report on numbers of total aircraft use by MDA

Presidency denies sale of nine aircrafts Indications have emerged that the Federal Government may soon embark on the sale of aircraft owned by its ministries, departments and agencies. The affected aircraft Sunday Punch learnt are those no longer in use by the MDAs due to old age or lack of fund and maintenance. A national […]

Buhari Orders Disposal of Nine Presidential Aircraft to Cut Cost

Buhari Orders Disposal of Nine Presidential Aircraft to Cut Cost

As part of the federal government’s cost measures, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that nine of the VIP transport aircraft under the presidential fleet should be sold. Industry sources informed THISDAY that the presidential fleet, which are registered as Nigerian Air Force aircraft, is one of the largest in Africa and the third largest in […]

Jonathan proposal N1.5billion for 11th private jet

The presidency has made a proposal for an upfront deposit of N1.5billion for a brand new private jet, what will become the Presidential Air Fleet’s (PAF) 11th aircraft. This figure is contained in the details of the 2014 Appropriation Bill presented to the National Assembly by President Goodluck Jonathan through the Minister of Finance, Dr. […]

Two Aircraft Collide At Lagos Airport

Another near air disaster was recorded at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos yesterday when a Turkish Airline aircraft collided with a Max Air plane which brought in pilgrims from Saudi Arabia. Although details of the accident were sketchy at press time, airport sources said the Turkish plane had landed safely and was taxing to […]

Crashes: FG to audit domestic airlines

The Federal Government has announced plans to audit all indigenous airlines operating in the country. This is coming on the heels of various mishaps that had occurred in the Nigerian aviation industry within the last few weeks. The Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, announced this during a press briefing to throw more […]

94 Escape Death As IRS Aircraft Crash-lands In Kaduna

An IRS Fokker 100 aircraft flying from Lagos to Kaduna with 89 passengers plus crew on board nearly crashed on the runway of Kaduna international airport yesterday   morning. LEADERSHIP gathered that the aircraft suddenly developed a hydraulic fault which forced the pilot to activate an emergency landing around 11am. In a statement issued yesterday, the […]

Mystery aircraft still on Lagos streets

Mystery aircraft still on Lagos streets

•No sign of repair work, as tourists come in numbers •We will guarantee the planes’ security and escort them to their destination –Police Twenty four hours after two strange planes were discovered on Igando-Iyanna Iba road and Apapa-Oshodi expressway,  both in Lagos State, the aircraft are still at sites. The two aircraft were discovered in […]