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Daily News Summary 24th October 2016

FG To Re-position The Aviation Sector

The Federal Government will gradually reposition the Nigerian Aviation Sector in such a way that would turn the nation into a regional hub for air transportation.

Minister of State for Aviation Hadi Sirika said this when he received a delegation from the Airbus Group of France.

The Minister said the vision of the government for the sector includes the establishment of a private sector – driven national carrier, as well  as concession of the nation’s major airports to make them more viable and up to global standard.

The government will also re-position domestic airlines to make them competitive and profitable.

The Ambassador of France to Nigeria, Denys Gauer who led the delegation said the Airbus Group intended to open an operational office in Nigeria as a mark of confidence in the government’s agenda for the aviation industry in Nigeria.

Airbus Group Africa say they are interested in the plans of the Federal Government to concession major airports in the country as well as the establishment of a national carrier

Muslims Hold Lecture on Significance of Islamic Calendar

Muslims have been enjoined to always refer to the Islamic Calendar as a guide in their obligatory worships and solution to controversies surrounding moon sighting.

This was the thrust of a lecture on the significance of Islamic calendar in the life of Muslims.

Army Donates Educational Materials to IDP Children

The theater Commander Operation Lafiya Dole Major General Leo Irabo under the Nigerian Army’s quick impact project has donated educational materials worth hundreds of thousands of Naira to school children at the internally displaced persons camp in Yola.

New Army Operation Base Established in  Buratai, Biu LGA of Borno

The Nigerian Army has established a Forward Operation Base, 331 Artillery Regiment (Tactical) in Buratai Biu Local Government of Borno State.

The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali represented by the Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai performed the inauguration ceremony.

FG Distributes Grains To Returnees in Adamawa

Adamawa State Government has appealed to the Federal Government and well spirited bodies to further assist IDPs especially those who returned to their localities to enable them start a new life.

Governor Muhammadu Umar Jibrilla made the appeal while flagging off distribution of grains provided by the Federal Government to returnees in Madagali.

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