Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tag "FAAN"

    FAAN: Bolt, Uber not banned at airports

FAAN: Bolt, Uber not banned at airports

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says passengers are free to use whatever means of transportation they deem fit to arrive or depart the airports across the country. The agency said this amid complaints and claims that it had restricted taxi companies such as Uber and Bolt from picking passengers at airports. On Tuesday, a Twitter user  said: “So @FAAN_Official has [...]

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    FAAN’s installs new security ‘checkpoint’ — liquid explosive detectors — at airports

FAAN’s installs new security ‘checkpoint’ — liquid explosive detectors — at airports

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has acquired devices to detect hazardous liquid at the airports. Speaking when the liquid explosive detection system was recently launched, Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation, said the detectors would improve the security measures at airports, and effectively combat terrorism. The devices are specifically configured to identify the presence of potentially harmful and explosive liquid gels [...]

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    Lawmaker: Our airports can’t grow without splitting FAAN

Lawmaker: Our airports can’t grow without splitting FAAN

Nnaji Nnolim, chairman, house of representatives committee on aviation, says the aviation sector will remain in a "pitiable state" until the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is unbundled. The lawmaker said this while speaking at the 2019 colloquium of Nigeria Travel Smart, entitled: "Airports Concession and Options for Airports Development in Nigeria." He said FAAN, as presently constituted, is too complex [...]

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    Buhari approves N10bn for upgrade of Enugu airport

Buhari approves N10bn for upgrade of Enugu airport

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has approved a sum of N10 billion as intervention fund for the rehabilitation of Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu state. He made the announcement via his Twitter account, on Thursday. Buhari said he is optimistic that the work will be done and completed in time. He said his administration will continue to prioritise infrastructural development in the country [...]

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    FAAN investigates ‘attack’ on Moroccan airline at Lagos airport

FAAN investigates ‘attack’ on Moroccan airline at Lagos airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it is investigating a reported attack on a Moroccan airline at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. Royal Air Maroc, Morocco's national carrier, had arrived from Rabat, Morocco, on Friday morning with its baggage cabin door opened. It had previously been reported that some robbers broke into the plane while taxiing on the tarmac and [...]

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    FAAN begins rehabilitation of Enugu airport 34 days after closure

FAAN begins rehabilitation of Enugu airport 34 days after closure

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has commenced rehabilitation of the runway at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, 34 days after closure. On August 24, FAAN announced the closure of the facility, which is the only international airport in the south-east region. Henrietta Yakubu, FAAN corporate affairs manager, said the airport was closed owing to safety concerns over its operations. “Work is yet [...]

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    FAAN suspends official who ‘stole $600’ from pilgrim

FAAN suspends official who ‘stole $600’ from pilgrim

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has suspended Jennifer Luka, one of its officials, for allegedly stealing $600 belonging to a pilgrim. The Adamawa police command had arrested Luka on Thursday for "removing" the money from the pilgrim's bag at the Yola airport. The FAAN official was said to have hidden the money inside her hair and used her barrette cap [...]

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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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    FAAN suspends aviation security heads over breach at Lagos airport

FAAN suspends aviation security heads over breach at Lagos airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has indefinitely suspended the aviation security unit heads on duty when an unidentified man disrupted an Azman Air flight on Friday. Henrietta Yakubu, FAAN general manager, public affairs, confirmed the development in a statement made available to NAN. The passengers on board the Port Harcourt-bound flight panicked after the man prevented the plane from leaving [...]

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    FAAN: We’re investigating intrusion of Azman flight at Lagos airport

FAAN: We’re investigating intrusion of Azman flight at Lagos airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it is investigating the intrusion of a Port Harcourt-bound flight at Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. On Friday, an unidentified man had prevented an aircraft belonging to Azman Air from leaving airport. This sparked tension among passengers on board. In a statement, Henrietta Yakubu, FAAN's spokesperson, said the man had been arrested. She added that the [...]

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    Passengers panic as man prevents aircraft from leaving Lagos airport

Passengers panic as man prevents aircraft from leaving Lagos airport

Passenger on board a Port Harcourt-bound plane panicked on Friday after an unidentified man prevented the aircraft  from leaving Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos. According to Otto Orondaam, founder of Slum2School Africa, the man ran from the bush towards the plane that was taxing on the runway ahead of take off. The pilot, who reportedly sighted the man, was said to have [...]

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    FAAN shuts Gombe, Kebbi airports over debt

FAAN shuts Gombe, Kebbi airports over debt

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has closed down the Gombe and Kebbi airports as a result of over N700 million debts. The shutdown took effect on May 1, 2019. In a notice to Kebbi  on Wednesday, FAAN announced the withdrawal of men of the safety and fire rescue and the aviation security personnel attached to the two airports. FAAN had issued [...]

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    FAAN cautions politicians to abide by safety rules — after ‘invasion’ of Sokoto airport

FAAN cautions politicians to abide by safety rules — after ‘invasion’ of Sokoto airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has cautioned politicians against violating safety and security rules at the airports, particularly as the 2019 elections are approaching. The government agency gave the warning after some political supporters broke through security barriers and invaded the Sultan Abubakar III International Airport in Sokoto on Friday. Aliyu Wamakko, former governor of Sokoto, and currently a senator [...]

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    Abuja airport reopened after jet mishap

Abuja airport reopened after jet mishap

The Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja has been reopened after being closed on Thursday afternoon. The runway was closed after a private jet (pictured) operated by Nest Oil skidded off the runway while landing and lost its landing gear in an attempt to return to the runway. As of 6:35pm when this report was filed, TheCable confirmed that only incoming flights were landing [...]

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    Redeployed ‘powerful’ FAAN director protests ‘victimisation, illegality’

Redeployed ‘powerful’ FAAN director protests ‘victimisation, illegality’

Salamatu Umar-Eluma, the former director of human resources at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), is accusing unnamed officials of the agency and the ministry of transportation of "victimisation" and "illegality" over her redeployment. Umar-Eluma, who was regarded as the most powerful person at FAAN, is ready to protest to the "highest authorities" over her redeployment to Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) [...]

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    We’ve implemented 60 percent of Osinbajo’s executive order, says FAAN

We’ve implemented 60 percent of Osinbajo’s executive order, says FAAN

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it has implemented 60 percent of the executive order on “the Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria.’’ On May 18, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo signed three far-reaching executive orders expected to ease business, fast-track budget submission and promote made in Nigeria products. Speaking at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Monday, Saleh Dunoma, [...]

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