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Sirika explains delay in Abuja airport new terminal construction

Sirika explains delay in Abuja airport new terminal construction

Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has explained that completion of the new terminal building at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, was being delayed for several reasons. Sirika, while inspecting the project on Tuesday, told newsmen that one of the causes of the delay was a foundational issue which had altered the

Airport security at MMA 2 briefly detains Italian woman

Security operatives at Murtala Muhammed Airport 2, Lagos on Thursday briefly detained an Italian woman, (names withheld), for not allowing her luggage to be screened on arrival at the airport. The woman was detained for several hours by a combined team of Airport Policemen, Bi-Courtney Airport Security and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). The

FAAN to clean up Abuja Airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), said it has engaged a contractor to clean up the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The Deputy General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, said this during interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday. Yakubu stated that the current improvement in the area

Union advises new Aviation Minister to rehabilitate airports’ facilities

The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) on Friday urged the new Minister of State for Aviation, Capt Hadi Sirika, to concentrate on rehabilitating infrastructure and facilities across the airports in the country. NUATE’s Acting General Secretary, Mr Olayinka Abioye, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in

Rivers APC wants Amaechi to fix PortHarcourt airport, others

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked newly appointed Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi to immediately give attention Port Harcourt International Airport, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos which are rated amongst the worst in the world. The also urged him to give immediate attention

FAAN denies restricting Patience Jonathan from PH airport VIP lounge

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Tuesday said that it never denied Dame Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, access to the VIP’s lounge at the Port Harcourt International Airport. FAAN’s denial is contained in a statement issued by Mr Yakubu Dati, its General Manager, Corporate Affairs. The statement said

Shortage of fund stalls projects at MMIA, PHIA, says Official

Mrs Binta Bello, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Aviation, said shortage of funds is stalling modernisation projects at Murtala Mohammed International Airport(MMIA) , Lagos, and Port-Harcourt International Airport( PHIA) in Rivers. Bello said this while speaking newsmen on Sunday in Lagos when she embarked on an inspection tour of some ongoing projects at the Lagos Airport.

FAAN apologises to travellers over airport congestion

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has attributed the current traffic congestion at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to the ongoing construction work at the airport. A statement issued in Abuja on Friday and signed by Mr Yakubu Dati, the General Manager, Public Affairs of FAAN, said that the ongoing projects had taken

BREAKING: Nigeria intercepts Chad bound Russian plane carrying arms

The Nigerian military has seized a Russian plane loaded with a large cache of arms and ammunitions on its way to the Republic of Chad. Though details are still sketchy, Premium Times report reveals that the aircraft which was intercepted on Saturday at the Aminu Kano International Airport landed in Kano at about 2.00 am.