Thursday, October 18, 2018

Tag "Murtala Muhammed"

    Many passengers stranded at Lagos airport

Many passengers stranded at Lagos airport

Flight delay and cancellation affected many passengers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Monday, with domestic airline operators blaming it on insufficient aviation fuel.A NAN correspondent, who monitored the situation at the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 and the general aviation terminal (GAT) observed that only a few flights operated on schedule.A source told NAN that the problem was caused [...]

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    We are not indebted to FAAN, says Bi-Courtney

We are not indebted to FAAN, says Bi-Courtney

Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operator of the Murtala Muhammed Airport two (MMA2), says it is not indebted to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).The company said this in reaction to the claim that it is owing the agency N2 billion.The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Air Transport Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSAN) and the National [...]

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    Six European countries deport 34 Nigerians

Six European countries deport 34 Nigerians

Thirty-four Nigerians deported from six European countries for immigration-related offences arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Thursday.The deportees, who arrived at 6:30am, were sent back home from Switzerland, Germany, Iceland, Austria, Belgium and Hungary.They comprised 32 males and two females, and were brought back in a chartered Airblue Panorama aircraft.Joseph Alabi, spokesman of the Lagos airport [...]

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    Labour suspends showdown with Arik

Labour suspends showdown with Arik

Aviation unions have called off their industrial action against Arik Air following the intervention of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).This was revealed in a communique signed by the leadership of the unions, Arik Air management and a representative of the NCAA.The unions had embarked on the joint strike following the airline’s failure to pay seven months’ salary arrears and [...]

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    FirstNation resumes flight operations after 3 weeks

FirstNation resumes flight operations after 3 weeks

FirstNation Airways has resumed operations three weeks after its activities were disrupted.The airline earlier announced on Twitter that it would resume on Sunday evening, and checks by TheCable confirmed that its operations were back in full gear.Fisrtnation set to resume operations on the 18th of September after its over 3 weeks suspension due to operational reasons. — Firstnation Airways (@Fly_Firstnation) September 16, [...]

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    Passengers stranded as Arik suspends operations

Passengers stranded as Arik suspends operations

Passengers of Arik Airline are stranded across different airports in the country as a result of suspension of operations by the company.An official at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport confirmed this to TheCable, saying none of the company's flight had taken off as at 4:15pm on Tuesday."Passengers are stranded at the airport now. The situation is even better because today [...]

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    Fire outbreak averted at Lagos airport

Fire outbreak averted at Lagos airport

Quick response by men of the airport fire and rescue services department ensured that fire was averted at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Thursday.Yakubu Dati, general manager, coporate affairs of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), disclosed this in a statement.The statement said the incident, which occurred at the E-Wing around 11pm, did not affect flight [...]

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    NLC: No flight will take off or land in Lagos on Thurs

NLC: No flight will take off or land in Lagos on Thurs

The Ayuba Wabba-led faction of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to ground flight operations at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, from Thursday, if the federal government refuses to revert the pump price of petrol to N87 per litre.Adelegan Solomon, vice-president of the NLC, made this known while addressing protesters at the MMIA.Solomon, who is also the [...]

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    Low turnout at NLC HQ as workers shun protest

Low turnout at NLC HQ as workers shun protest

‎The planned protest of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) may be receiving little attention from Nigerians.The Ayuba Wabba-led faction of the NLC had resolved‎ to embark on an indefinite strike following the hike in the price of petrol from N86.5 to N145.After a series of meetings between labour leaders and the government to resolve the impasse, no agreement was reached.Hence, [...]

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    Total, Murtala Foundation to empower female corps members

Total, Murtala Foundation to empower female corps members

Total Nigeria Plc and the Murtala Muhammed Foundation have entered a partnership to train female graduates on solar technology marketing.According to a statement issued by the foundation, members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) posted to remote locations in the north are the main target.Those eligible will be registered as members of the Awango Resellers Club (ARC)."Women who have been identified [...]

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    Italian detained for evading screening at Lagos airport

Italian detained for evading screening at Lagos airport

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).According to NAN, the passenger, who is married [...]

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    Buhari has neglected us, Chibok parents lament

Buhari has neglected us, Chibok parents lament

Parents of the 219 female students abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok, Borno state, say both the federal government of President Muhammadu Buhari and the state governments have left them to their fate.Speaking in Lagos at the weekend during a session with Graca Machel, widow of Nelson Mandela, the parents said most of them have been displaced from [...]

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