Emirates resumes Nigerian flights, UAE begins visa issuance

The United Arab Emirates has confirmed that it would begin the issuance of visas to Nigerians from Thursday (today), the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, announced on Wednesday. Sirika had announced on September 30 that the UAE had written to state that it agreed to issue visas to Nigerians, a development that made the Federal Government lift the ban it had earlier placed on Emirates Airlines. “UAE has written to state that they agree to issue visas to Nigerians, consequently decision has been reached to allow Emirates to fly into…

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Int’l flight resumption triggers CBN to resume dollar sales to BDCs

External reserves

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced that from September 7, it will resume sales of foreign exchange (forex) to Bureau De Change operators in the country. This epochal move is a response by the apex bank to the announcement made on Thursday by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) that international flights is expected to unfailingly resume by September 5, following a one-week delay from the initial August 29 date. The Central Bank revealed its plan Thursday in a circular to all authorised dealers, BDCs, and general public…

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Breaking: Int’I flight resumption postponed by one week; now September 5

international flight

This Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has put off resumption of International Flight in Nigeria till September 5. This is a week extension from the initial August 28 earlier announced via a tweet on August 17 by Hadi Sirika, the aviation minister. The new date was disclosed on Thursday as the presidential task force on COVID-19 presented latest updates regarding reactivation of socio-economic activities in the country which had hitherto been paralised by the lockdown and restrictions caused by Coronavirus pandemic. Recall that, in preparation for the resumption, the NCAA…

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Hope rises for Int’l flight resumption in Nigeria as FAAN, NCAA others meet today

N5bn bailout fund

Hope of international flight resumption in Nigeria has got a new slice of life with positive expectation that international airlines operating in the country may hit the runway soon. This is spurred by meeting to holding later today by a committee of critical stakeholders in the country’s aviation sector. The committee is made up of committee made up of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) and Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON). Others are Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Nigerian Airspace Management…

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