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VIDEO: Passengers panic as smoke engulfs ‘Lagos-bound’ aircraft

VIDEO: Passengers panic as smoke engulfs ‘Lagos-bound’ aircraft

Twitter user, Oriaku Okwesilieze, took to the social media platform on Tuesday to narrate how smoke engulfed an aircraft reportedly travelling from Port Harcourt to Lagos. Tweeting via @puffypearl, she said, “20 minutes after take off, our aero contractor flight started smoking. For 35 min we were chanting prayers, screaming, panicking”. She added that “the

After reorganising NCAA, FG appoints three new directors at FAAN

The federal government has appointed three new directors and a general manager at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). Henrietta Yakubu, FAAN’s acting general manager, disclosed this in a statement. The development comes after all the directors at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) were relieved of their appointments. Yakubu said those newly appointed

Finally, FG takes over Arik Airlines

The Federal Government has come to the aid of Arik Airline, which has been experiencing difficulties in recent times. According to the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), the decision to intervene “clearly underscores the government’s commitment to instill sanity in the country’s aviation sector to prevent a major catastrophe”. The airline will now be

EFCC officials visit Arik Air

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Wednesday, visited the head office of Nigeria’s largest airline, Arik Air. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the operatives held a brief meeting with the Chairman of the airline, Joseph Arumemi-Ikhide. It is unclear what the visit was all about. When contacted Thursday morning, Arik Air’s spokesperson, Ola

Aviation Minister inaugurates security sub-committee on Abuja airport closure

The Federal government has inaugurated the Security Sub – Committee on the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Thursday. The Minister of State, Aviation Sen. Hadi Sirika said the functions of the sub-committee is to provide security at the Abuja and Kaduna Airports, including Road, Air and Rail Transportation; monitor traffic movements from Abuja to