ENUGU AIRPORT’S LOSS IS PORT HARCOURT AND OWERRI’S GAIN AS AIRPORT CLOSES FOR REPAIRS

[File] Front view of the domestic wing of Akanu-Ibiam International Airport Enugu<br />PHOTO: LAWRENCE NJOKU Airlines’ operators may have settled for the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri, Imo State, and Port Harcourt International Airport (PHIA) in Rivers State, as alternative to the Akanu Ibiam Airport, Enugu, currently closed for repairs. The move follows the proposal by South-east governors for traffic to be diverted to Owerri to ease the difficulties of air travel into the region while the Enugu airport closure lasted. Chief Pilot of a local carrier yesterday, said…

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FAAN OFFICER ARRESTED FOR STEALING 600DOLLARS BTA FROM PILGRIM

An official with the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) at the Yola International Airport (name withheld) is being interrogated by the police over the theft of $600 from two pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia through the airport. It was gathered on Thursday that the officer, a woman, was found with the money when she was checked following an alarm by her two victims who each said that $300 was missing from their basic travelling allowance (BTA) after the female officer searched them for prohibited items prelude to their clearance…

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FAAN, AIRLINE OWNERS REACT AS MAN INTERCEPTS PLANE ON TARMAC IN LAGOS

Its over the news today of how a man tried to hijack an aircraft in Lagos. According to an eyewitness account, the man suddenly appeared from nowhere and tried to force himself into the plane, he then climbed the plane and dropped his bag in the engine which makes the passenger to be in panic mode. The FAAN operatives were able to arrest the man also making sure that the plane was thoroughly checked as they investigate the man. AzMan Airline, the owner of the plane which was disrupted has…

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HOW POLITICIANS HIJACKED FAAN RECRUITMENT, WORKERS SPOIL FOR SHOWDOWN

Unions in the country’s aviation sector are gearing up for a showdown with the management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) over what they termed an ongoing irregular recruitments into the aerodrome rescue and fire fighting services and aviation security departments in the organisation. The findings by the unions indicated that the ongoing recruitment has been marred by irregularities as politicians have hijacked the exercise to force on FAAN more than half of people that turned out for the exercise. In a petition signed by the Secretary General…

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