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    We’re closing infrastructural deficit, says Buhari as he inaugurates new Abuja airport terminal

We’re closing infrastructural deficit, says Buhari as he inaugurates new Abuja airport terminal

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the new terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.While inaugurating the terminal on Thursday, Buhari said his administration is gradually closing the infrastructural deficit in the country.The terminal was constructed with funding from the China Export Import Bank.Buhari said the new structure shows Nigeria is moving towards achieving global aviation standards in facilitation, passenger [...]

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    EFCC nabs Lebanese with ‘over $2m’ at Abuja airport

EFCC nabs Lebanese with ‘over $2m’ at Abuja airport

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has announced the arrest of one Abbas Lakis, a Lebanese, for money laundering offence.Operatives of the agency were said to have nabbed Lakis at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, while he was attempting to smuggle a huge sum of money out of the country.The agency said it followed an intelligence report that [...]

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    Abuja airport shut over private jet mishap

Abuja airport shut over private jet mishap

Flight operations at the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport have been suspended as a result of a mishap involving a private jet operated by Nest Oil.The jet skidded off the runway while landing and lost its landing gear in an attempt to return to the runway.A witness told TheCable that officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) had to [...]

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    Second Abuja airport runway in 2017 budget, says senate leader

Second Abuja airport runway in 2017 budget, says senate leader

Ahmed Lawan, senate leader, has disclosed that the national assembly earmarked funds for the construction of a second Abuja airport runway in the 2017 budget.Lawan told state house correspondents on Friday that the project and some other projects were covered from the difference in the $42.5 oil bench mark proposed by the executive and the $44.5 passed by the legislature.He [...]

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    Lai: Abuja airport closure among toughest challenges of this administration

Lai: Abuja airport closure among toughest challenges of this administration

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says closing the Abuja International Airport and its accompanying logistics challenges "rank among the most intimidating challenges" of the present administration.He said the timely completion of the reconstruction of the airport runway confirmed that "Nigerians elected a responsive, responsible and capable federal government".The minister said this on Wednesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in [...]

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    Ethiopian Airlines lands in Abuja as airport reopens after six weeks

Ethiopian Airlines lands in Abuja as airport reopens after six weeks

An aircraft belonging to Ethiopian Airlines has landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport in Abuja.The aircraft touched down some minutes past 12pm.Firiehiwot Mekonnen, traffic and sales manager of the airline, had earlier told NAN that the decision to fly the new aircraft to Abuja is because of the belief in the Nigerian market.Ethiopian Airlines was the only foreign airline [...]

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    ‘It looks as if things are going well’, says Osinbajo after inspecting Abuja runway

‘It looks as if things are going well’, says Osinbajo after inspecting Abuja runway

Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday said the rehabilitation of Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport Abuja is nearing 80 per cent completion.Speaking with journalists after he was conducted around the repairs carried out on the airport's runway, Osinbajo said it, "looks as if things are going very very well".The vice-president said at the rate work was going, he expects that the airport [...]

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    Glasgow airport rebuilds runway for 4 months — without closing down

Glasgow airport rebuilds runway for 4 months — without closing down

Since November 2016, a major runway construction has been taking place at Glasgow airport unbeknownst to many in Scotland, the BBC reports. The project takes place in the dead of the night when the country is fast asleep. Work comes to a halt before the airport opens at 6am.Rather than temporarily close down the airport, the construction has been done in [...]

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    VIDEO: Ethiopian Airlines lands in Kaduna

VIDEO: Ethiopian Airlines lands in Kaduna

A Boeing 787 plane belonging to Ethopian Airlines has landed at the Kaduna International Airport.Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, witnessed the landing.According to officials of the Kaduna state government, the pilot of the aircraft certified the airport landing system to be "A1 excellent".Flights would be diverted to Kaduna as a result of the closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International [...]

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    Only one foreign airline has agreed to use Kaduna airport, says FG

Only one foreign airline has agreed to use Kaduna airport, says FG

The federal government says only one foreign airline has agreed to use the Kaduna international airport while Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja runway is closed for repairs.Speaking at a news conference in Abuja on Monday, Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation, said only Ethiopian Airlines, a foreign carrier,  had agreed to use the Kaduna airport.However, he added that more foreign airlines were [...]

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    Saraki: No provision for repair of Abuja airport in 2017 budget

Saraki: No provision for repair of Abuja airport in 2017 budget

Senate President Bukola Saraki says no provision was made  for the repair of the runway of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja,  in the 2016 and 2017 budgets.The airport will be closed for repairs from March 8 to April 19.The project is expected to gulp N5.8bn.According to a statement issued by Bamikole Omisore, Saraki’s media aide, the senate president said this [...]

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    Amaechi: We’ll ensure Abuja airport is reopened after six weeks

Amaechi: We’ll ensure Abuja airport is reopened after six weeks

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the federal government will ensure that the rehabilitation of the Abuja airport runway is completed in six weeks.In a statement he issued by his media office on Tuesday, Amaechi, who acknowledged the pains the closure of the airport would cause travellers said his ministry would ensure its reopening after due rehabilitation.Amaechi gave the assurance at [...]

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    Buhari presides over first FEC meeting in 2017, approves N4bn for firefighting equipment

Buhari presides over first FEC meeting in 2017, approves N4bn for firefighting equipment

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the very first Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting of the year, and approved the N4 billion for the purchase of firefighting equipment. At the meeting, which started at 10am at the state house, Abuja, the council approved the closure of Abuja airport for a period of six weeks, as proposed.Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation, who [...]

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    Closure of Abuja airport: We’ll rather lose billions of dollars than risk lives, says FG

Closure of Abuja airport: We’ll rather lose billions of dollars than risk lives, says FG

The federal government says it prefers to lose billions of dollars in revenue than to risk lives.Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, said this on Monday, disclosing that Thursday had been slated for engaging stakeholders in the industry on  issues arising from the proposed closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.Sirika had earlier announced closure of the airport for [...]

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