Construction of Abuja Airport’s second runway to gulp N67bn, says Sirika

The Minister of State, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, said the construction of the second runway for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja will gulp N67 billion Sirika made the disclosure at the ministry’s 2018 budget defence before the Joint House of Representatives Committees on Land Transport, Maritime Safety and Administration, Ports Harbour and Water-Ways and Aviation on Thursday in Abuja. He said although N67 billion had been estimated to complete the project, only N10 billion was approved for the project in 2017, while N8.3 billion was earmarked for the project…

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Poor professional conduct of flight crew contributed to Associated Airline crash — AIB

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) on Wednesday said poor professional conduct of the flight crew was one of the factors responsible for the Associated Aircraft crash of Oct. 3, 2013 at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. Commissioner of AIB, Mr. Akin Olateru, made the disclosure while presenting a final report on the crash alongside five other serious accident and incident reports to newsmen in Lagos. The aircraft, with the registration number, 5N-BJY, was conveying the body of a former Governor of Ondo State, Chief Olusegun Agagu, for burial in his…

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SAHCOL commences ground handling operation for 2 airlines

The Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL) said it has commenced ground handling operations for two international airlines operating at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano. The General Manager, Corporate Communications, SAHCOL, Mr Basil Agboarumi, named the airlines the company had entered into contracts with as Badr Airlines and Tarco Airways. He said the airlines would be operating two flights weekly from Khartoum, Sudan, to Kano. He explained that under the contracts SAHCOL would provide efficient passenger, ramp and cargo handling services to both airlines using the facility. “The…

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Dana Air named official airline of wives of Africa presidents’ summit

Dana Air is the official airline of the maiden edition of the Coalition of Wives of Presidents and Vice Presidents in Africa for Peace (COWAP) Summit for Peace and Development in Abuja.   Mr Kingsley Ezenwa, the airline’s Media and Communications Manager, made this known at a news briefing in Lagos on Wednesday. Ezenwa said the theme of the summit slated to hold on April 21 and 22 is: “African Women Summit for Peace and Development in Africa”. He said Mrs Joyce Banda, a former President of Malawi, Mrs Jewel…

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FAAN installs CCTV cameras at Lagos, Abuja airports’ airside

Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has commenced the installation of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras at airports’ airsides. The airports are the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) in Abuja. The General Manager, Corporate Communications of FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu, disclosed this yesterday in Lagos. She said the project, which is presently 85 to 90 per cent completed, is to enhance the security of lives and property, as well as taxing aircraft at the airports. Yakubu said the installation is the first phase, and…

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