NEW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FOR EBONYI SAYS AVIATION MINISTER

President Mohammadu Buhari-led Federal Government yesterday approved the request for the construction of a new International Airport in Ebonyi State. This followed a request for the approval of the airport by the Ebonyi state government. Minister for Aviation, Hadi Sirika conveyed the approval in a letter to Governor David Umahi. In the letter signed on his behalf by the Director Safety and Technical Policy, Capt T A Alkali of the Ministry, the Minister said the approval followed the visit of a technical team from the ministry and its agencies to…

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AMERICAN BREAKS KEY INSIDE AIRPORT STAFF EAR FOR DARING TO CHALLENGE HIM OVER WRONG PARKING

An American has been arrested and detained by the police at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos for allegedly assaulting a towing service official at the airport. Breedlove Shawn was reportedly accosted by airport officials on Wednesday for allegedly parking at a restricted area of the airport. The American national was said to have reacted angrily by breaking his car key in the ear of a towing service official. The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the towing Company, Billafary Towing Service Limited, Lamidi Falekulo, said the victim was taken…

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COURT RESTRAINS FG FROM REPOSSESSING MURTALA MOHAMMED AIRPORT

A Federal High Court in Abuja has restrained the Federal Government from re-possessing the domestic wing of the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos from its current operator and manager, Bi-Courtney Limited. The court also restrained the Federal Government and its agencies from interfering or hampering the operations of Bi-Courtney with respect to its management of the airport. Justice Binta Nyako gave the orders on Thursday after listening to Wale Babalakin (SAN), who moved a motion ex-parte to that effect. Justice Nyako said the interim orders so granted are to subsist pending…

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FAAN SPEAKS ON FIRE AT ABUJA AIRPORT

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said no fire incident has occurred at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Saturday. The General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, in a statement in Abuja, said there was only an equipment alarm triggered by high temperature. Yakubu explained that the new international terminal was equipped with fire alarm that squarely responds to high temperature. She stated that because of the prevailing high temperature in Abuja, the equipment triggered an alarm at the terminal, adding what appeared like smoke…

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