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September 13, 2018 2:05 PM Why Abuja Airport was shut down – FAAN

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has explained why the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja was shut down on Thursday morning. In a statement by Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, on Thursday disclosed that the airport was closed following an incident involving a Gulfstream four aircraft being operated 22

September 4, 2018 6:31 PM Arik Air plane develops fault, take-off aborted

Arik Air aircraft operating from Benin City Airport to Lagos Airport, on Tuesday aborted take-off when the Pilot-in-Command observed an abnormality during the process. Communication Manager of Arik Air, Mr Ola Adebanji, explained that the aircraft, a Bombardier CRJ900, was brought under control on the runway in the process with no damage to the aircraft 36

August 15, 2018 5:34 PM Gov Umahi blasts Ethiopian, Emirates Airlines over ‘sub-standard aircraft’ servicing Nigeria

Governor of Ebonyi, David Umahi, on Wednesday knocked the management of Ethiopian Airlines and Emirates Airlines. NAN reports that he spoke while receiving a delegation of Ethiopian Airlines officials, who paid a courtesy visit on him in Abakiliki. Umahi also said the State Government would build an airport next year. “The State Government’s business 23

July 26, 2018 2:08 PM Last Surviving Female Spitfire Pilot Who Flew 400 Of The Iconic Planes During World War Two Dies At Age 101

The last surviving female Spitfire pilot, Mary Ellis who flew 400 of the iconic planes during World War Two has died at aged 101. Ellis was the last known surviving pilot of the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA), which delivered Spitfires and bombers to RAF airfields during the war. 1940 was when women were finally allowed to fly military aircraft. Mary, whose 23

July 25, 2018 4:54 AM Buhari, ministers return N118bn unused 2017 capital budget

This amount represents 8.1 percent of N1.4 trillion which was the total capital budget released and almost four times the size of Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) budget in 2017, which was N30.3billion. Out of the N10.9billion released to the presidency as its capital budget, only N10.7 billion was utilised leaving a total of N200million 24

July 20, 2018 8:23 AM Nigerian govt evacuates 230 stranded Nigerians in Russia

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that Nigerians stranded in Moscow, Russia at the end of the 2018 World Cup Tournament would be evacuated today. The Ministry’s Spokesperson, Dr Tope Elias-Fatile, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja said over 230 stranded Nigerians had been cleared to board an Ethiopian Airline flight to Abuja on Friday. He said that the development 25

June 11, 2018 5:33 AM Ras Kimono: COSON flags fly at half mast over death of reggae icon

The management of Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has announced that flags will fly at half-mast at COSON House in respect to the late reggae legend, Ras Kimono, who died on Sunday. COSON Chairman, Chief Tony Okoroji disclosed this in a statement by Chibueze Okereke, the Head of Public Affairs. Okoroji expressed regrets over the passing of Kimono 28

June 7, 2018 8:22 AM Wreckage of missing Kenyan plane on domestic flight locatedThe Sun News

The wreckage of a small passenger plane which disappeared late on Tuesday while flying to Kenya’s capital Nairobi has been found, a senior government official said, on Thursday. The Cessna Caravan plane, operated by local firm FlySax, lost contact with control towers minutes before it was scheduled to land at Jomo Kenyatta International airport while 18

May 29, 2018 6:29 AM Chelsea owner, Abramovich becomes Israeli citizen

Russian billionaire and Chelsea football club owner, Roman Abramovich, arrived in Israel on Monday, after receiving citizenship of the Jewish state, according to Channel 10 television. “He landed today in his private aircraft at (Tel Aviv’s) Ben Gurion airport and was presented with an Israeli identity card,” the commercially-owned station said on its evening 29

May 18, 2018 7:25 PM Boeing 737 aircraft crashes in Cuba

A Boeing 737 airliner from Cuba’s state airline, Cubana de Aviacion has crashed and exploded near Jose Marti International Airport in Havana. The plane came down shortly after take-off, Prensa Latina news agency said. State TV said it was an internal flight from the Cuban capital to Holguin, in the east of the island. The plane was carrying 104 passengers 37