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    Airline passenger wears 2.5kg of her clothes to avoid paying excess baggage fee

Airline passenger wears 2.5kg of her clothes to avoid paying excess baggage fee

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    Passenger dies at Lagos airport after receiving news of wife’s death

Passenger dies at Lagos airport after receiving news of wife’s death

Jude Oladapo, 44-year-old passenger, has slumped and died while undergoing boarding procedures at Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.Joseph Alabi, spokesperson for the MMIA police command, said the incident happened on Saturday when the deceased was waiting to board an Air France flight out of the country.Alabi said the passenger was said to have slumped suddenly after receiving news that [...]

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    World Bank, AfDB to provide funding for Ekiti airport construction

World Bank, AfDB to provide funding for Ekiti airport construction

The Ekiti government has expressed its readiness to build an airport as part of its efforts to attract investors to the state.The previous Ayodele Fayose-led administration had started the project but experienced difficulty with the lands acquired to build the airport which eventually led to its suspension in 2015.Muyiwa Olumilua, the state's commissioner for information, made the government's intentions known [...]

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    Drama as FAAN official ‘steals $600’ from pilgrim

Drama as FAAN official ‘steals $600’ from pilgrim

Ramatu Luka, an official of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has been arrested for allegedly stealing $600 belonging to a pilgrim at the Yola airport.Suleiman Yahaya, spokesman of Adamawa police command, disclosed this to journalists on Thursday in Yola, the state capital.According to him, Hafsat Mohammed, the pilgrim, was said to have raised the alarm when she [...]

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    Sirika to Atiku: Only Buhari is exempted from airport security checks

Sirika to Atiku: Only Buhari is exempted from airport security checks

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, has accused Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), of raising false alarm over his encounter with security operatives on Sunday.TheCable reported how Atiku was searched by security operatives upon his arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.The PDP presidential candidate had said the search was an attempt to [...]

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    PHOTOS: Grass, stagnant water inside Port Harcourt airport

PHOTOS: Grass, stagnant water inside Port Harcourt airport

At exactly 8:01am on Friday, the Arik aircraft arrived at what was supposed to be an international airport in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. The passengers disembarked and trekked roughly 30 metres to the airport building, coming across grasses, piles of condemned building blocks and greenish structures.Welcome to the Port Harcourt International Airport, once rated by CNNMoney as the worst in the world.This [...]

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    How ‘touts’ connive with health officials to rip off yellow card applicants in Lagos

How ‘touts’ connive with health officials to rip off yellow card applicants in Lagos

For years, the process of obtaining yellow card in Nigeria has been fraught with irregularities. Applicants have complained about corruption and disregard for international vaccination rules. When the federal government introduced the new e-yellow card, many heaved a sigh of relief but findings by TheCable show that the process is still mired in controversies.August 1, 2018 marked the official expiry [...]

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    Abuja airport reopened hours after runway mishap

Abuja airport reopened hours after runway mishap

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has announced the reopening of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja after it was temporarily closed Wednesday night.The closure followed an incident involving a Gulfstream four aircraft operated by Skybird.Henrietta Yakubu, general manager, corporate affairs, FAAN, said the aircraft overshot the runway while landing and consequently got stuck on the runway end safety area [...]

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    PHOTOS: Governors, traditional rulers receive Buhari at Enugu airport

PHOTOS: Governors, traditional rulers receive Buhari at Enugu airport

President Muhammadu Buhari received a warm reception at the Akanu Ibiam International airport in Enugu on Tuesday.At least four governors and some traditional rulers welcomed the president during his first visit to the region since he was elected in 2015.The governors at the airport were Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Rochas Okorocha (Imo), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) and Dave Umahi (Ebonyi).From Enugu, the [...]

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    Reopening of Abuja airport cripples businesses in Kaduna

Reopening of Abuja airport cripples businesses in Kaduna

"Things are back to normal." – That was how a taxi driver described the current situation at the Kaduna international airport.For the six weeks that flights were diverted from the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport, Abuja, Kaduna airport was a beehive of activities.The diversion boosted businesses and created many jobs in Kaduna. At least 4,000 flights were said to have used [...]

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    Fire outbreak at Kano airport

Fire outbreak at Kano airport

Two technicians sustained injuries on Wednesday, while trying to contain an outbreak of fire at the Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano state.A witness told TheCable that the incident occurred at the aviation fuel station of the airport."The incident occurred at exactly 7:30am. There was tension... we saw thick smokes billowing from the station,” the witness said.“Firefighters were alerted and [...]

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    Kaduna airport recorded 16,000 passengers in 5 days, says FAAN

Kaduna airport recorded 16,000 passengers in 5 days, says FAAN

No fewer than 16,000 passengers were transported through the Kaduna International Airport (KIA) in the first five days of its replacement of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport (NAIA).Ibrahim Bwala, head, corporate affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), disclosed this on Wednesday in Kaduna.According to NAN, this data was recorded from March 8 to March 12 when flight operations switched from [...]

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    Police begin air surveillance on Abuja-Kaduna road

Police begin air surveillance on Abuja-Kaduna road

The police have begun 24-hour air surveillance on the Abuja-Kaduna highway.Salisu Fagge, assistant inspector-general of police, zone 7, Abuja, told NAN on Saturday that the measure was part of efforts at ensuring safety of travellers on the road.“We are patrolling the entire area on air and land against any form of security threats," Fagge said.“We will continue to map out [...]

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    After Osinbajo’s visit, FAAN orders repair of facilities at Lagos airport

After Osinbajo’s visit, FAAN orders repair of facilities at Lagos airport

Saleh Dunoma, managing director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has instructed engineers to begin repair works on all facilities at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, with immediate effect.Dunoma gave the directive after inspecting the facilities at the airport on Sunday.The directive is coming after the unscheduled inspection made by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.Dunoma, who was accompanied by [...]

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    Kaduna airport tested and ready, says relocation committee chairman

Kaduna airport tested and ready, says relocation committee chairman

Mohammed Joji, chairman coordinating committee on Abuja relocation, has said that the Kaduna international airport is ready for heavy commercial use.Joji, who is also the secretary general, aircraft operators in Nigeria, made the remark on Friday after inspecting facilities at the airport.Speaking to reporters in Kaduna, Joji said, "All the equipment were tested and are doing fine. As far as [...]

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    A tale of 2 cities: As Kaduna airport drivers rejoice, those in Abuja brace up for tough times

A tale of 2 cities: As Kaduna airport drivers rejoice, those in Abuja brace up for tough times

Different strokes for different folks. While some have expressed displeasure with the decision to close Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, for six weeks – starting from March 8 – others cannot wait for flights to be diverted to the Kaduna airport.The federal government decided to close the airport in the nation’s capital in order to repair its runway.In Kaduna, hotels, [...]

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