Wednesday, May 12

Tag: airport

Busted Italy-bound Douglas excretes 59 wraps of Heroin at Abuja Airport
Crime

Busted Italy-bound Douglas excretes 59 wraps of Heroin at Abuja Airport

Italy-bound suspected drug trafficker, Okoguale Douglas has excreted 59 wraps of Heroin after he was busted at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Douglas, 23, was trying to board a Milan, Italy bound flight when he was arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA. He excreted 59 wraps of Heroin weighing 781.2 grammes of Heroin Femi Babafemi, NDLEA‘s spokesman said Douglas, who hails from Uromi in Esan North-East Local Government area of Edo State, was arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, during an outward clearance of Ethiopian airline flight number 910 at the boarding gate of the airport enroute Abuja-Addis Ababa- Milan (Italy) after being scanned, which proved positive for ingestion. Under interro...
Ogun To Partner Indonesia To Develop Seaport, Airport, Others – Dapo Abiodun
Politics

Ogun To Partner Indonesia To Develop Seaport, Airport, Others – Dapo Abiodun

The Ogun State government says it is willing to collaborate with Indonesia to develop the state’s seaport, airport, housing, and other sectors of its economy. The government is also planning to set up an economic team to liaise with Indonesian investors to explore areas of interests that will be mutually beneficial to both the state and the Pacific nation. Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun made this known when he hosted the Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, Usra Hendra Harahap, in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. Abiodun noted that Indonesia has made tremendous progress in the areas of technology, infrastructure, housing, transportation and medicine, expressing the state’s interest to tap in. “Ogun has more than enough land to accommodate a lot of industries. We are desiro...
Nigerian man who arrived from Dubai recounts how police officers in Festac town extorted N200k from him shortly after arriving the country
News

Nigerian man who arrived from Dubai recounts how police officers in Festac town extorted N200k from him shortly after arriving the country

A Nigerian man who just arrived the country from Dubai and was heading home from the airport, has shared the story of how police officers in Festac town stopped him and extorted N200, 000 from him. #EndSARS promoter, Rinu, initially shared the story of the man on her Twitter handle. She wrote; ''A young Nigerian came back from the UAE this morning Took Uber from the airport to Festac & bumped into Nigerian police officers who profiled, unlawfully searched his phone, harassed & dragged him to their station See why some of us haven’t removed #EndSARS  from our displays? They forced him to write false statements without his lawyer, then proceeded to ask him to give them N5,000,000. He ended up paying 200k to end the mess. A young Nigerian comes back after years of being awa...
Singer, Omah Lay Robbed at the Airport
Celebs

Singer, Omah Lay Robbed at the Airport

Singer, Omah Lay has stated that he was robbed at the airport as his laptop, microphone and audio interface were removed from his box. The singer who had a running with Ugandan authorities last year  disclosed this on his Twitter handle this evening. He however did not state in which of the airports he was robbed. ''So they stole my laptop, microphone & audio interface from my box at the airport LMAO, y’all looking for a hit record or what?''he tweeted
Fugitive Nigerian drug dealer rearrested at Johannesburg airport
Crime

Fugitive Nigerian drug dealer rearrested at Johannesburg airport

A fugitive Nigerian drug dealer who skipped bail and fled South Africa more than three years ago after failing to appear in court has been rearrested while trying to re-enter the country on a flight from Nigeria.   Okonkwo Kingsley Nwabuike, 46, was rearrested at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International airport on Thursday, January 21, by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation unit.   “His arrest followed information received from Interpol about the suspect, who was circulated as wanted in August 2017 for dealing in drugs, said to be arriving at the airport in Johannesburg from Nigeria. The Hawks pounced on him shortly after his arrival,” the Hawks spokesperson, Captain Dineo Sekgotodi said on Friday.   Nwabuike was initially arrested along with Cypr...
Coronavirus Vaccine: Military To Support Rollout Logistics
News

Coronavirus Vaccine: Military To Support Rollout Logistics

The military will help the government with the delivery of Coronavirus vaccines to the public set to begin next month, the defence ministry said Thursday. According to the ministry’s policy plan for the new year, the government will set up a 41-member Coronavirus vaccine logistics support team, comprised mostly of service members and headed by the Army’s Vice Chief of Staff Lt.- Gen. Park Ju-Kyeong. President Moon Jae-in said earlier that the government will provide free of charge COVID-19 vaccines to all South Koreans starting in February. “The actual delivery will be done using private infrastructure as much as possible. Which company will be in charge is yet to be decided,’’ an official told reporters. The military’s main tasks will include escorting the vaccines from the airpo...
Rotimi Amaechi Spotted With Crutches At Airport
Politics

Rotimi Amaechi Spotted With Crutches At Airport

There was mild drama and confusion on Saturday when President Muhammadu Buhari’s Minister, Rotimi Amaechi arrived with crutches at the airport for an event. Senate President, Ahmed Lawan and Plateau State Governor, Solomon Lalong were surprised when the former governor of Rivers State arrived with clutches. As at the time of filing this report, it's still unclear why the Minister of Transportation is using clutches. IGBERE TV recalls that Amaechi had dared members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), to try him as he is not scared of them one bit. Amaechi was reacting to the attack on Senator Ike Ekweremadu in Germany by IPOB members and the threat that they will continue to harass Nigerian politicians whenever they travel abroad. But Amaechi said he is not afraid of...
Arik Air Sacks 300 Workers
News

Arik Air Sacks 300 Workers

The management of Arik Air has relieved 300 members of staff of their appointments. This was announced in a statement by the airline on Friday. It blamed the sacking on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic. The press statement was titled, “Arik Air management declares 300 staff redundant”. The company explained that a redundancy package would be provided for the affected workers with the help of the aviation unions. The statement read in part, “Arising from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the constrained ability of the airline to complete heavy maintenance activities and return its planes to operations, stunted revenues against increasing operational costs, the management of Arik Air (In Receivership) has declared 300 staff members redundant to its...
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his Gabon teammates were forced to spend the night at the airport
Sport

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his Gabon teammates were forced to spend the night at the airport

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his Gabon teammates were forced to spend the night sleeping on the airport floor ahead of their vital 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Gambia. Aubameyang used social media to highlight their plight after arriving at Banjul airport on Sunday, ahead of Monday’s Group D clash in the Gambian capital. The Gabon delegation were told they were not allowed to leave the airport because of an administrative problem. They were forced to sleep on the floor before being allowed to leave in the morning after government intervention. No reason was given for not allowing the team to exit the airport and head to their hotel after arrival. Even by previous standards of gamesmanship in African football, this was unusual. Gabon’s football...
Comedienne, Taaoma narrates how she was allegedly assaulted by a Bolt driver
Celebs

Comedienne, Taaoma narrates how she was allegedly assaulted by a Bolt driver

Instagram comedienne, Taaoma has alleged that she was assaulted after she booked a Bolt ride earlier today. Taaoma who disclosed that two men were on the ride, claimed she was assaulted at an airport car park after she tried recording the men following a heated argument that ensued after they insisted on an offline trip even though she booked online. Taaoma tweeted;
Passport Of #EndSARS Protester, Moe Odele, Seized At The Airport. Oby Ezekwesili, Others Reacts
Politics

Passport Of #EndSARS Protester, Moe Odele, Seized At The Airport. Oby Ezekwesili, Others Reacts

The International Passport of one of the champions of #EndSARS protest, Modupe Odele, was reportedly seized at the airport last night and this has sparked reactions on social media. Tweeting about Moe Odele's passport seizure, Tosin @Donteewrites wrote: Seizing @Mochievous International Passport tonight at the Airport is another sign of the Dictatorship that were witnessing under the Buhari Presidency.... This will be resisted Oby Ezekwesili also reacted to Moe Odele's passport seizure: What have I just read about @Mochievous ? Is the news accurate? Did the SSS under the supervision of @MBuhari @NGRPresident truly infringe Modupe Odele’s constitutional right to movement because she expressed her right to protest through #EndSARS? Is the news true? Ezekwesili later tweete...
EndSARS Protesters Storm Lagos Airport (Video)
News

EndSARS Protesters Storm Lagos Airport (Video)

The protesters in their hundreds are preventing movement in and out of the busiest airport in the country. Since the protest began 11 days ago, this is the first time that the protesters would disrupt activities inside the airport. They have been blocking roads around the airport, worsening the traffic logjam in Ikeja and its environs but this is the first time that protesters will march into the airport.. Many passengers were stranded inside one of the halls at the airport. In a social media post, one of the protesters said they decided to invade the international wing of the airport after security operatives chased them away from the local wing. The protesters are demanding an end to police brutality and improved welfare. https://www.instagram.com/p/CGiGWdJJd8t/...
Russian Female Powerlifter Asked To Prove Gender Before Boarding A Plane
Lifestyle

Russian Female Powerlifter Asked To Prove Gender Before Boarding A Plane

Anna Turaeva, a champion powerlifter from Russia, recently shared a shocking story of how she was stopped by airport security and asked private questions to prove that she really was a woman. 42-year-old Turaeva, a six-time world powerlifting champion and eight-time European powerlifting champion, described the experience of being prevented from boarding a plane from St Petersburg to her home city of Krasnodar as humiliating. The Russian athlete said that security staff believed she was actually a man posing as a woman and asked her all sorts of private and intimate question in order to establish her gender. Anna Turaeva’s appearance has indeed become very masculine after years of bodybuilding and powerlifting training, but she considers herself 100% female and tried explainin...
First International Flight Lands In Lagos Airport After 5 Months
News

First International Flight Lands In Lagos Airport After 5 Months

There was palpable joy on Saturday as the first international flight landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. This is coming after five months of the closure of the Nigerian airspace due to lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic. The aircraft operated by Middle East Airlines touched down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The Nation gathered that the plane which took off from Beirut, Lebanon, landed at the airport at exactly 02:27 pm.  
Jet Rams into Fence at Lagos Airport after Brake Failure
News

Jet Rams into Fence at Lagos Airport after Brake Failure

A jet belonging to King Air Jet, crashed into a fence at the General Aviation Terminal of the Lagos Airport on Friday August 21, after suffering brake failure. The King Air 200 jet with registration number 5N-HIS is being operated by Mobil Oil Nigeria-Wings Aviation. An eyewitness said “The accident happened around 10:00am at a tarmac beside Bristow Helicopter Hanger 3. The brake of the jet was not functioning which led to the collision of the jet with the fence of Bristow Helicopter hanger” the eyewitness said The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) says an investigation has commenced to determine the cause of the accident. See more photos below...
Passengers Can now Arrive Airport 1 Hour 30 Minutes Before Flights – Hadi Sirika
News

Passengers Can now Arrive Airport 1 Hour 30 Minutes Before Flights – Hadi Sirika

The Federal Government has said passengers on Domestic flights can now arrive at the airport one hour thirty minutes before their flight. Recall that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) had earlier advised passengers to arrive at the airport three hours before their flight so as to undergo all the COVID19 protocols before boarding. However in a tweet posted today July 13, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said passengers can now come one hour thirty minutes before their departure time. “My colleagues & I have reviewed passenger facilitation at our airports; consequently I am happy to announce that, henceforth travelers are to arrive one hour and a half before their departure time for domestic flights. Travelers are advised to check in online, please.” he ...
I Am Tired Of Nigeria – Ex-BBNaija Housemate Khloe
Celebs

I Am Tired Of Nigeria – Ex-BBNaija Housemate Khloe

Former BBNaija housemate is sure tired of the lockdown. The reality TV star stated that she is tired of the country and can not wait to leave as soon as the airports are open. Recall the FG stopped both international and local flights so as to be able to fight the CVPVID 19 pandemic. Sharing a photo of herself Khloe wrote; ”This is me right now waiting for Airports to be opened so I can Japa cos I tire ??. Who’s with me ?”  
Sanwo-olu Blames Late Airport, Border Closures For COVID-19 Spread
Politics

Sanwo-olu Blames Late Airport, Border Closures For COVID-19 Spread

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the delayed closure of the country’s borders, seaport, and airports, including the failure of returnees to self-isolate, caused the spread of COVID-19. He said this during an Instalive interview with CNN on Wednesday. According to the governor, Lagos was prepared to curb the spread of COVID-19 but had to wait for the Federal Government to shut airport, seaport and land borders. The PUNCH reports that though Nigeria recorded its first COVID-19 death on February 27, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), officially shut the country’s airports, seaports, and borders on March 29. As of March 29 when president shut the country’s airports, seaports, and borders, Nigeria had recorded 111 confirmed cases of COVID-19...
Coronavirus: FG Extends Airport Closure By Two Weeks
News

Coronavirus: FG Extends Airport Closure By Two Weeks

The Federal Government has extended the closure of airports in the country by two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed this on Monday. The PUNCH had reported that the FG shut all international airports in the country on Monday, March 23 for one month. Subsequently, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had extended the closure to all local airports in the country while announcing total lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States on March 29. The Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja are two major entry points into Nigeria. Despite the closure of these airports and all others in the country to commercial flight operations, the government had said emergency a...
Tornadoes bring death, destruction in southern US
News

Tornadoes bring death, destruction in southern US

Tornadoes ripped through the southern United States, killing at least 32 people and leaving behind splintered buildings and downed powerlines, officials and US media said Monday. Twisters caused catastrophic damage Easter Sunday and early Monday morning as storms moved through a region stretching from Texas to Georgia, prompting the National Weather Service to issue its highest level of tornado alert. Images showed lines of smashed, roofless houses where tornadoes had blasted through, many homes just piles of rubble sitting atop foundations. Aircraft parked at a regional airport in Monroe, Louisiana were piled on top of each other. “By the grace of God, early reports show only a few minor injuries,” Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo said on Twitter, and the city’s account later p...
Coronavirus: 140 Lebanese evacuated out of Nigeria
News

Coronavirus: 140 Lebanese evacuated out of Nigeria

Following the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, the Lebanese government today evacuated one hundred and forty Lebanese nationals via the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.   They were flown out of the Lagos airport by Middle East Airlines (MEA) after undergoing series of screening. The aircraft which flew into the country under humanitarian arrangement, departed the country on Sunday evening, April 5.   Earlier today, 37 Egyptians were evacuated out of the country through the Sam Mbakwe International airport.
Atiku reacts to massive explosion in Ondo
News

Atiku reacts to massive explosion in Ondo

Former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar has spoken on the massive explosions that rocked Ondo State on Saturday. Recall that over 100 buildings were in the early hours of Saturday destroyed following an explosion that rocked Ondo State. The explosion occurred around 1 a.m. According to residents of the area, a terrifying loud bang was heard when everyone was already asleep. Reacting, Atiku urged relevant government agencies to work with security agencies to ‘quickly get to the bottom of what happened. He tweeted, “I am as concerned as residents of Akure, Ondo State following the explosion of today. “It’s my hope that relevant government agencies working with security agencies will quickly get to the bottom of what happened to rea...
Some Legislators Refusing Screening At Airport – FG
Health

Some Legislators Refusing Screening At Airport – FG

The Federal Government has accused some members of the House of Representatives, who recently returned from foreign trips of posing serious threat to the safety of Nigerians by refusing to subject themselves to screening at airports. The Presidency, in a letter dated 21st March, 2020 informed Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila of the report from the Minister of Health on the refusal of some House members to subject themselves to screening at the airport as directed by health officials. The letter signed by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, asked the Speaker to direct all members of the House who recently returned from trips abroad to report to the nearest NCDC office with immediate effect for screening. The letter reads “It has been brought to the Honourable Minister of ...
News

Coronavirus: FG Closes Lagos, Abuja Airports Monday

  The toll of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria has risen to 22. As a result, the Nigerian Federal Government has decided to shutdown the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (Lagos), and the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport (Abuja), effective from Monday, March 23rd. This decision was made after the sudden increase in the coronavirus pandemic shot up from 12 to 22 confirmed cases, with the Lagos and Abuja airports being the main entry points into the nation. The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Musa Nuhu, had the following to say about the recent developments, "Further to our earlier letter on the restriction of international flights into Nigeria, we wish to inform you that effective Monday, 23rd March at 2300Z to 23rd April at 2300...
Coronavirus: Why Infected Italian Was Not Detected At Lagos Airport – Minister
Health

Coronavirus: Why Infected Italian Was Not Detected At Lagos Airport – Minister

The Italian infected with coronavirus arrived in Nigeria on Tuesday but the disease was not detected at the Lagos international airport, his port of entry, because it was still at the incubation stage, Nigeria’s health minister, Osagie Ehanire, has said. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the Lagos and federal governments, early Friday, confirmed the coronavirus case, the first in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa. Mr Ehanire explained that the Italian was able to get into the country without being detected at the airport because he was asymptomatic (disease was still at the incubation stage) at the time of entry. “So, it is not that it is a failure of screening. The screening went very well. The information I have this very morning is that he is stable, so all people will not be equally sev...
News

Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport

Nigerian Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones Discovered At Lagos Airport After SaharaReporters’ Story SaharaReporters had on February 5, 2020 exclusively reported how the items were discovered in a carton at the cargo section of the local wing of the Lagos airport and military officers arrested a man named Kelechi for being in possession of the two highly weaponised drones. The Military Intelligence has arrested and detained personnel on duty on January 28, 2020 when two weaponised drones were intercepted at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos. SaharaReporters had on February 5, 2020 exclusively reported how the items were discovered in a carton at the cargo section of the local wing of the Lagos airport and military officers arrested a man named Kelech...
Fire Razes Parts of Owerri Airport
News

Fire Razes Parts of Owerri Airport

A fire outbreak suspected to be as a result of bushfire, has been reported at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri, Imo State. The cause of the fire is still unknown but the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, described it as a bush fire. In a statememt she released this evening, Yakubu said firefighters are currently working to control the spread of the fire.  She added that the incident did not affect flight operations.  
Coronavirus: Airport Medics Flee As Plane Carrying Chinese Diplomats Land
Health

Coronavirus: Airport Medics Flee As Plane Carrying Chinese Diplomats Land

South Sudanese medical staff deployed at Juba International Airport to screen arrivers for deadly Coronavirus have reportedly fled the airport after a plane caring Chinese diplomats landed. South Sudan government this week begun screening all travelers at airports to help avert the spread of the coronavirus in the country. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome The disease which started in the Chinese City of Wuhan late last month is reported to have already killed over 170 people with over 9,000 confirmed cases in all regions of China. The World Health Organization on Thursday declared the virus a global health emergency after ...
Nigeria Customs intercept $8m cash at Lagos Airport; arrest driver
News

Nigeria Customs intercept $8m cash at Lagos Airport; arrest driver

Men of the Nigeria Customs Service, Murtala Mohammed Airport command,  have arrested a driver working with Nigerian Aviation Handling Company, NAHCO, at the airport, after the sum of $8,065,615 was found inside a vehicle he was driving. Speaking to journalists in Lagos today Tuesday February 4th, Mr. Hameed Ali, the customs comptroller-general, said the cash was intercepted while it was about to be loaded into an aircraft from the vehicle. He did not provide details of the aircraft or the name of the driver who was arrested. The Customs boss added that the money was wrapped in large brown envelopes with the names of would-be owners. He said investigations would be conducted to unravel the identity of the owners of the abandoned money. “From the day we seized this money, no bank ...
Rita Daniels Updates her Followers as she Arrives Cape Town in Style with Daughter Regina Daniels
Celebs

Rita Daniels Updates her Followers as she Arrives Cape Town in Style with Daughter Regina Daniels

Rita Daniels joined her daughter Regina Daniels to travel in style to Cape Town, South Africa, and she kept her followers updated. The proud mother shared a video of herself sashaying down the runway of the airport after their plane landed. She and her daughter also received a warm reception at the airport -  with flowers and a banner welcoming them. See more photos and a video below. by Linda Ikeji at 14/01/2020 11
Akon Has Finalized The Agreement For “Akon City” In Senegal which includes an Airport, Solar Power, and His Own Cryto-Currency
Entertainment

Akon Has Finalized The Agreement For “Akon City” In Senegal which includes an Airport, Solar Power, and His Own Cryto-Currency

Previously, Akon revealed that he was creating a city in Senegal that relies on renewable energy and uses his cryptocurrency #Akoin as a form of currency in everyday life. Now, the singer-turned-mogul revealed that he finalized the agreement to make the city come to life. Construction started in March 2019, and stage two is going to be 2025.
Ukrainian plane with 180 on board crashes near Tehran: Iranian state TV
News

Ukrainian plane with 180 on board crashes near Tehran: Iranian state TV

A Ukrainian airplane carrying 180 passengers and crew crashed Wednesday near an airport in the capital, Tehran, state TV reported. There was no immediate word on casualties. The plane had taken off from Imam Khomeini International Airport, the report said. The crash is suspected to have been caused by mechanical issues, it added, without elaborating. An investigation team was at the site of the crash in southwestern outskirts of Tehran, civil aviation spokesman Reza Jafarzadeh said. Flight data from the airport showed a Ukrainian 737-800 flown by Ukraine International Airlines took off Wednesday morning, then stopped sending data almost immediately afterward, according to website FlightRadar24. The airline did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The crash came hours aft...
FAAN Closes Port Harcourt Airport Over Fire Incident
News

FAAN Closes Port Harcourt Airport Over Fire Incident

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has announced the temporary closure of Port Harcourt International Airport runway following a bush fire incident near the area . The General Manager , Corporate Affairs , FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu , made the announcement in a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday . Yakubu explained that the temporarily closure of the runway was part of safety precautions . “ A joint team from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency is presently evaluating the situation. “This is with a view to ensuring that the airside is cleared of smoke and restoration of normalcy at the airport, ” she said . Henrietta assured Nigerians that FAAN was committed to its core values of safety, security and comfort of passengers a...
Military Plane Carrying Sudanese Judges and Army Officials Crashed
News

Military Plane Carrying Sudanese Judges and Army Officials Crashed

A military plane carrying carrying Sudanese Judges and Army officials crashed on Thursday January 2, 2020 shortly after taking off from an airport in Sudan's West Darfur. Though what caused the plane crash is still not known, however it reportedly occurred about 10 km (6 miles)from the airport. An official at el-Geneina airport said there were about 18 people on board and they were all killed in the plane crash. Army spokesman Amer Mohammed al-Hassan who confirmed the incident, told AFP that among the victims were seven crew members, three judges and eight civilians, four of which were children. El-Geneina, the capital of West Darfur which has received security reinforcements and visits by senior officials this week, has seen deadly clashes between ethnic groups in recent days. ...
Wire Fraud: Nigerian Man Arrested At Airport While Trying To Flee US
Crime

Wire Fraud: Nigerian Man Arrested At Airport While Trying To Flee US

A Nigerian, Emmanuel Mong, caught trying to catch a flight home, is in the process of being extradited from Washington to Stamford in California, where he will face charges that he illegally intercepted a $30,000 wire transfer from Purdue Pharma. According to Port of Seattle Police, 24 year-old Mong of Savannah, Georgia, was trying to catch an Emirates Airlines flight to Nigeria on Dec. 16 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Seeing there was a felony warrant in his name, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers detained him until police arrived at Sea-Tac Airport. According to the report, Stamford police issued a warrant for Mong’s arrest in 2017, charging him with first-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit first-degree computer crime and conspiracy to commit criminal ...
Stop Coming To The Airport With Groups Of Family And Friends- FAAN Advises Air Travelers
News

Stop Coming To The Airport With Groups Of Family And Friends- FAAN Advises Air Travelers

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has advised air passengers against coming to the airport with groups of their family and friends.   A statement released by Mrs Henrietta Yakubu , General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, today December 18th, said VIPs, highly placed government officials, and other chiefs have also been advised to keep their protocol officials out of passengers processing zone in the arrival and departure terminals of the airports across the country.   According to Yakubu, this became necessary because these protocol officers, family and friends that escort travelers to the airport, obstruct the smooth processing of passengers by Immigration at these zones which has led to unnecessary delays. The statement aso adviced pasengers aga...
Tonto Dikeh referred to as “Mr King Tonto” on note welcoming her to Dubai
Celebs

Tonto Dikeh referred to as “Mr King Tonto” on note welcoming her to Dubai

Tonto Dikeh was referred to as a Mister in a note welcoming her to Dubai. "Welcome to Dubai Mr. King Tonto Dikeh," a note held by a man waiting to welcome her at the airport reads. It's not clear if the "Mr" prefix was a mistake due to the King she adds to her name or if it was intentional but Tonto gives the impression that it was intentionally done by her "sugar daddy". Commenting on the photo, Tonto Dikeh wrote: "I die here. Mr King Tonto... My Sugar daddy is too extra..."
Man claims he’s a celebrity in Nigeria after being apprehended at Delhi Airport for overstaying
News

Man claims he’s a celebrity in Nigeria after being apprehended at Delhi Airport for overstaying

A Nigerian man who has featured in some Bollywood movies was apprehended by CISF personnel at the Delhi airport on Thursday for allegedly overstaying in the country, officials said. Olamilekan M Akanbi Ojora who police officers say is a 'celebrity' in Nigeria, was intercepted around 4 am at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) after security personnel found him roaming suspiciously in the terminal area. The man had a ticket to Goa on a Vistara airlines flight and when he was questioned, he divulged that his visa had expired, officials said. CISF officials later contacted immigration and central intelligence agencies who confirmed that the Nigerian man’s visa had expired in 2011. "The man enjoys a celebrity status in his country and has also acted in some Hindi movies....
DSS arrests journalist-activist Chido Onumah
News

DSS arrests journalist-activist Chido Onumah

The Department of State Services has arrested a journalist-activist, Mr. Chido Onumah. As reported by various media outlets and also shared on various social media sites, Mr. Onumah, a journalist and author, was arrested at the Abuja airport on Sunday evening. It was reported that Onumah had just returned to Nigeria from Spain, where he had obtained a PhD in communication studies. Onumah is the author of a book titled, ‘We Are All Biafrans.’ National Coordinator of the Human Rights Writers Association, Emmanuel Onwubiko; and the Executive Director of the Civil Societies Legislative and Advocacy Centre, Awual Musa (Rafsanjani) in separate interviews with The PUNCH, condemned the arrest, describing it as “an affront on civil liberties.” Onwubiko said, “It is obvious to us now tha...
OAU To Build Own Airport Soon – VC Prof Eyitope
Education

OAU To Build Own Airport Soon – VC Prof Eyitope

The Management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, on Monday disclosed plans to build an airport within the campus of the institution soon. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof Eyitope, dropped the hint at the 2019 Faculty of Technology International Conference, held at OAU ICT Park recently, saying that the airport would serve as training ground for the planned aeronautic programme of the university. The vice-chancellor said, “We believe that the future of travel globally is in the air. It is in view of this that we are starting an aeronautic programme. As part of this, we will be having our own airport. “We have over 11,000 hectares of land, with which we hope to achieve our objective and we have developed a proposal for the airport. We will be taking it up wi...
FAAN suspends officer who stole from a pilgrim at Yola Airport
News

FAAN suspends officer who stole from a pilgrim at Yola Airport

Aviation security officer, Jennifer Luka who works at the Yola International Airport has been suspended indefinitely by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria following a report of theft involving the officer. The suspension according to FAAN spokesperson, Henrietta Yakubu is pending the completion of investigation into the case. She said the Authority has consequently handed over the erring officer to the appropriate security agency for further questioning and prosecution. Yakubu said: ”FAAN deeply regrets this unfortunate incident and the conduct of Jennifer, which does not reflect the values of the Authority and its staff. The Authority wishes to re-assure the general public that our airports remain safe and secure for travellers and other airport users.”
Airport driver returns 888,000 Naira forgotten in his cab to the owner
News

Airport driver returns 888,000 Naira forgotten in his cab to the owner

An airport cab driver is being celebrated for returning a huge sum forgotten in his cab to the owner.   Adeniyi Olayinka, who is in his late 30s, is a driver who works at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) taxi park in Lagos.   The driver, who doesn’t have a car of his own, but works as a commissioned driver to a member of the Airport Car Hire Association of Nigeria (ACHAN), found an envelope forgotten by a passenger in the backseat of his cab.   He had met the passenger, Dele Ayeni, at about 1:30 am on Monday, July 29, shortly after the latter arrived from Cairo, Egypt.  Olayinka drove Dele from the airport to his destination at Ibese, Ikorodu. However, upon returning to the airport, he noticed an envelope belonging to Dele sitting in the ba...
No survivor as plane crashes in Texas
News

No survivor as plane crashes in Texas

The National Transportation Safety Board, USA, is investigating a fiery plane crash that killed all 10 passengers on board Sunday morning at an airport near Dallas. The twin-engine Beechcraft Super King Air 350 crashed into a hangar and started a fire at the Addison Municipal Airport in Texas. It wasn't immediately clear what may have triggered the crash. The plane was said to have been bound for St. Petersburg, Florida. Firefighters worked to stop the blaze, forcing the airport to stay closed for 45 minutes, but the plane was destroyed in the fire, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Panic As Air Peace Plane Overshoots Runway In Rivers
News

Panic As Air Peace Plane Overshoots Runway In Rivers

A major disaster was averted on Saturday as an Air Peace Plane overshot the runway at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Rivers State. The incident occurred during a heavy downpour. One of the passengers on board said the incident occurred as the plane was landing at the airport. The plane was said to have come to a halt some 200 meters in the bush by the runway. It was gathered that all passengers have been evacuated and driven to the arrival area.
Ex WWE star Terri Runnels arrested with loaded gun at airport
Sport

Ex WWE star Terri Runnels arrested with loaded gun at airport

Former WWE superstar Terri Runnels was arrested in Florida for allegedly bringing a loaded gun to an airport. According to booking information, the ex-wrestler was arrested by Tampa International Airport Police on Wednesday morning for "carrying a concealed firearm," which is a class 3 felony. Terri, 52, was taken to jail and her bond is set at $2,000. TMZ reported that Terri had at least 11 hollow-tipped bullets with her Glock 9mm handgun. A class 3 felony charge carries a punishment of up to five years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines. Terri is a bit of a professional wrestling legend, as she's worked with some of the biggest names in the business in the 90s, including The Hardy Boyz, Edge, Christian and her ex-husband, Dustin Rhodes, more commonly known as Goldust (they d...

Notice: ob_end_flush(): failed to send buffer of zlib output compression (0) in /home/gqbzggmy/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4757