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Unions Seek Ways To Reposition Aviation Industry

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The three aviation unions in the country said they were prepared to offer solutions in the ongoing crisis in the sector with a view to repositioning the industry.

The unions are the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE), Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) and the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE).

Mr Isaac Balami, the National President of NAAPE, made the unions’ position known in a statement on behalf of other unions on Sunday in Lagos.

He said a meeting would be scheduled with notable elders and prominent professionals in the industry in order to brainstorm on the contending issues.

Balami added that the meeting would seek to chart a course for more participation by stakeholders in the aviation sector for the purpose of moving the industry forward.

“We are going to focus on critical areas of the Nigerian aviation industry such as the need for continued and greater levels of investment in civil aviation.

“We shall also look at the training of the next-generation pilots, engineers, traffic controllers, among others.
“We, therefore, collectively call upon tdddhese elders and experts to attend this crucial meeting.’’

The union president said one of the objectives of the meeting was to collectively make valuable contributions on how to proactively move the industry to greater heights.

He said: “if Nigeria is to attain its vision of 20:2020, it must grow its aviation sector to a level befitting of the physical size and population of the country.’’

The meeting was also aimed at complementing the ongoing efforts of Federal Government to reposition the civil aviation sector, he added.

He noted that the present transformation in the sector would place the industry back on the path to rapid and sustainable growth.

Balami said an industry veteran, Capt. Paul Tahal, would moderate the one-day meeting, scheduled for Abuja on Oct. 29. [NAN]

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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