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April 24, 2017 9:44 AM National Assembly Includes Second Runway For Abuja Airport In 2017 Budget — OsunDefenderOsunDefender

The National Assembly has included a budget for the construction of a second runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, in the 2017 Appropriation Bill. According to news reports, the lawmakers have agreed to the construction of another runway for the airport. “The National Assembly has agreed that the construction of a second runway for Abuja 15

April 22, 2017 2:12 AM Bird strikes DANA aircraft during take- off

Palpable fear gripped over 100 passengers on board a DANA Air MD 83 aircraft on Friday when a huge bird hit the aircraft engine during take-off at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos. Sensing danger after the bird hit the aircraft engine, the pilot took the professional decision to discontinue the flight by making an air return 16

April 21, 2017 5:16 AM Air Peace Aircraft Collide At Lagos Airport

A ground collision of two aircraft belonging to Air Peace has been reported at the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos state. The incident was said to have occurred while one of the aircraft was trying to manoeuver its way out of the apron wing of the local terminal of the airport. This is coming barely 48 hours after an Aero Contractor aircraft was engulfed 16

April 20, 2017 9:18 PM Latest: Paris gunman kills 1 officer, wounds 2 others

Two police officials say the assailant who shot a police officer to death and wounded two others on Paris' Champs Elysees had been flagged as an extremist. The officials had no other details about the attacker. He was shot to death after opening fire on a police van. French prosecutors have opened a terrorism investigation into the attack on police officers 18

April 20, 2017 4:09 AM Nigeria spy chief suspended after $43m found in flat

ABUJA - Nigeria’s foreign spy chief Ayo Oke has been suspended after anti-corruption officers found more than $43m (£34m) in a flat in the main city, Lagos, the president’s office has said. Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into how the spy agency headed by Mr Oke came into possession of the money, his office added. Mr Oke has not yet commented 17

April 19, 2017 10:01 PM Fayose slams President Buhari after suspension of SGF, NIA DG

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari after the suspension of the secretary to the government of the federation, Babachir lawal and the director-general of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayodele Oke. The duo was suspended over corruption-related issues by the president on Wednesday, April 19 but Governor has described 14

April 19, 2017 3:27 PM NCAA probes Lagos-bound Aero aircraft smoke

General Manager, Public Relations of NCAA, Mr. Sam Adurogboye, confirmed the development, in Lagos, on Wednesday. Aero Contractors flight NG316 was engulfed in smoke about 20 minutes after take-off, causing panic among the passengers. The situation prompted the deploying of fire fighting trucks to the Murtala Mohammed Airport 2, Lagos, to curtail any fire when the plane 3

April 19, 2017 7:37 AM Nigeria reopens Abuja airport after runway repairs

Wednesday 19th April , 2017 7:30 am Nigeria’s airport in the capital, Abuja, has reopened six weeks after it was closed for urgent repairs. Henrietta Yakubu, a spokesman for the aviation authority, said repair works were completed 24 hours ahead of schedule. An Ethiopian Airlines flight was the first to land on Tuesday morning. Flights had been diverted 14

April 19, 2017 3:04 AM First aircraft lands in Abuja airport after runway rehabilitation

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, opened for flights on Tuesday six weeks after it was closed for runway repairs. The Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika, landed first on the rehabilitated runway on a Nigerian Police Force aircraft with registration number 5N- HAR, which flew in from Kaduna airport. An excited Sirika told journalists 21

April 18, 2017 12:41 PM Abuja Airport reopens after six weeks rehabilitation

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport scheduled to be reopened tomorrow 19th April has officially reopened by the Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirka on Tuesday for operation. Report reaching Vanguard states that an Ethiopan Airline landed in Abuja as the airport reopens. However the Ethiopian Airline got a water salute as the first Aircraft to land on the newly 15