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FAAN Apologises Over Power Outage At Benin Airport
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FAAN Apologises Over Power Outage At Benin Airport

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT 1. We would like to inform the travelling public that we are currently experiencing power outage at Benin Airport, owing to a general issue relating to the power holding company in the state. 2. Our engineers are on ground working to upgrade our back up as soon as possible, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. FAAN
Criminals Planning Attacks On Airports, FG Alerts Security Agents
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Criminals Planning Attacks On Airports, FG Alerts Security Agents

The Federal Government has alerted airport security chiefs across the country of impending attacks by suspected criminals. To this end, the government through the Ministry of Aviation has alerted the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to beef up security across the airports. FAAN’s Deputy General Manager in charge of Administration and Logistics, S.M. Mamman, issued a memo to airport chiefs of security to review security measures to stave off the attacks. The airports listed included Kaduna, Maiduguri, Sokoto, Kano, Abuja, and Lagos. The memo read: “I am directed to convey an alert from the Ministry of Aviation regarding security threats by criminal elements against Airports in Nigeria and to request for the immediate enumeration of necessary countermeasures for t...
Only Lagos, Abuja Airports Profitable, Sustain Others – FAAN
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Only Lagos, Abuja Airports Profitable, Sustain Others – FAAN

In a bid to bridge some of its infrastructural gap, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has asked to discontinue the 25 per cent revenue contribution it makes to the federation account. The Managing Director of the agency, Captain Rabiu Yadudu, made the appeal yesterday when the Senate Committee on Aviation came for their oversight function and he said that if the 25 per cent contribution ends, it will ensure development if revenue generated from the sector is ploughed back. This was even as he asserted that revenues from only two airports; the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) are sustaining other airports in the country. He also highlighted the global economic challenge that has affected airli...
Bandits Abduct Two Airport Workers, Nine Others In Kaduna
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Bandits Abduct Two Airport Workers, Nine Others In Kaduna

Bandits have reportedly stormed the staff quarters of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) at Kaduna airport and kidnapped dozens of occupants. A resident of the airport staff quarters told the Gazette the attack occurred around 3:00 a.m. and eight people were abducted, including members of a family and airport casual workers. It was unclear whether the abductors have contacted families of victims to discuss a ransom.
Judge Returns Air Peace File For Re-Assignment
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Judge Returns Air Peace File For Re-Assignment

Justice Chuka Obiozor, the trial judge in the over N2bn fundamental rights suit against Air Peace and four others, has returned the case file to the administrative Chief Judge of the Federal High Court in Lagos for reassignment. A businesswoman, Nneka Ogbonna had filed the suit marked FHC/L/CS/1206/2020 against the airline and a pilot with the airline, Captain Horace Millar-Jaja, the Inspector-General of Police, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, and the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria for accusing her of being a terrorist and hijacker. Ogbonna, in the suit, sought an order of the court directing Air Peace Limited, NCCA, FAAN and Captain Millar-Jaja, to pay her the sum of N500m each, as damages for the alleged multiple infringements, violations and breaches of her fundamen...
FAAN Mulls Opening New Lagos, Kano, Enugu Airport Terminals On January 20
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FAAN Mulls Opening New Lagos, Kano, Enugu Airport Terminals On January 20

The Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Captain Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu disclosed at the weekend that new international terminals in Lagos, Kano and Enugu will be completed and inaugurated before January 20, 2021. Yadudu who disclosed this in an interview while assessing the role of the airport authority in the past year said the inauguration was subject to many variables. The FAAN helmsman also spoke on the need to transform the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) into a hub saying it was a vital consideration to have the airport operate efficiently. He emphasized the need to link the old and new terminal as well as the international and domestic terminals to improve transition around the airport. Yadudu said: “That is a an important cons...
Ministerial Order: FAAN, Other Aviation Agencies Begin Relocation To Abuja
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Ministerial Order: FAAN, Other Aviation Agencies Begin Relocation To Abuja

Despite misgivings and protest, aviation agencies have started relocating to Abuja in compliance with the 45-day deadline given by the Aviation Minister, Senator Hadi Sirika. Sirika had, in a letter dated 4th May 2020 FMA/PMD/7061/T/4 and signed by the Director, Human Resource Management, Alhaji Mohammad Shehu, ordered all agencies based in Lagos to relocate to Abuja. The agencies are: Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) and the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB). Stakeholders had rejected the proposal which they said was not realistic. They said Lagos remains the centre of aviation and relocation of the bureaucracy could slow down activities in the sector. As the 45 days elapsed...
Airport Reopening: All Passengers Must Arrive Three Hours Before Take Off- FAAN says
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Airport Reopening: All Passengers Must Arrive Three Hours Before Take Off- FAAN says

As the Federal government prepares to lift the ban on domestic flights, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said that passengers who would be travelling via any of the flights will now be required to be at the airport three hours before takeoff time. In a tweet posted on its handle this afternoon, FAAN said the three hours early arrival is necessary to allow time for passengers to go through the necessary COVID-19 checks before boarding flights. ''#COVID__19 Flight Resumption Protocol for Passengers: You are advised to arrive at the Airport 3 hours before your flight due to the new COVID-19 safety checks.''the tweet read The Presidential Task Force on COVID19 has clarified that the date for resumption of flights is not June 21 as has been speculated. The P...
COVID-19: FAAN gives latest update on reopening Nigerian airports
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COVID-19: FAAN gives latest update on reopening Nigerian airports

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), on Thursday, held a virtual meeting with the management of Munich International Airport, Germany, to share experiences and compare notes on the effects of COVID-19 lockdown on airports. Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, said in a statement that aim of the meeting was to assess the readiness of FAAN to gradually begin operations, following the Federal Government’s directive for reopening of the four regional airports on June 21. The presentation via Skype simulated from Germany and England was tagged: “Rapid Aviation Plan”. Capt. Rabiu Yadudu, Managing Director of FAAN, said the authority was responding to the guidelines set by NCAA for gradual airport reopening and post COVID-19 operations. ...
FAAN Reverses Reduction In Staff Salary For May
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FAAN Reverses Reduction In Staff Salary For May

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has reversed its decision to reduce the salary of staff from the month of May 2020. The reversal follows outrage and a meeting by FAAN and airport workers’ union comprising of Air Transport Service Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP), National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP) on Thursday. Announcing the reversal, the unions in a joint statement said all airport workers would receive full payment in the month of May. The statement reads, “Full payment of May salary across all grade levels. “While subsequent months will be subject to improvement in revenue generation.” MCI had on Wednesday reported the payment of half sala...
FAAN Slashes Staff Salary Over Revenue Losses
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FAAN Slashes Staff Salary Over Revenue Losses

Following the dwindling revenues occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said it may not be able to pay full salary of staff as from May 2020 until the industry returns to normalcy. The agency however assured that as soon as the revenue situation improves, the balance would be paid. Daily Trust reports that there has been fear over salary payment by FAAN following the suspension of both local and international flights in April. Daily Trust learnt that with the flight suspension, the main source of revenue of the agency has been shut. The authority announced the decision to cut staff salary in an internal memo with reference number FAAN/HQ/ADMIN/2020O5 dated May 19, 2020 and signed by General Manager, Administration, FAAN, M.D. Musa...
FAAN Fumigates Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt Airports Ahead Of Reopening
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FAAN Fumigates Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt Airports Ahead Of Reopening

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria says it has commenced fumigation of International Airports in Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt ahead of reopening of flight operations in Nigeria. General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, made this known on Tuesday in a statement in Lagos. Yakubu explained that the fumigation exercise was in line with the efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world. She said though, it was not yet clear when the ban on flights would be lifted, the authority was taking the proactive steps. “This is to ensure the safety of passengers and other airport users when the airports eventually reopen. “In March this year, the authority embarked on a similar exercise of disinfection and fumigation of all ...
FG Gives FAAN, NAMA, Others 45 Days To Relocate Headquarters To Abuja
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FG Gives FAAN, NAMA, Others 45 Days To Relocate Headquarters To Abuja

The Federal Government has ordered all aviation agencies to relocate their headquarters to Abuja within 45 days. The Ministry of Aviation officials confirmed this on Friday, adding that the directive only involves four of the ministry’s agencies, as two other key parastatals have their headquarters in Abuja and Kaduna. This came as some employees of the affected agencies complained that there were few office spaces in Abuja to accommodate the workforce. However, it was learnt that the directive by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, is aimed at cutting down the cost of governance by the Federal Government. Currently, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Accident Investigation Bureau and the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency have...
Coronavirus: FAAN Issues Travel Advisory
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Coronavirus: FAAN Issues Travel Advisory

In an effort to protect passengers from the epidemic ravaging some countries and to prevent the spread of such communicable diseases into Nigeria, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria hereby advises passengers and other 2...airport users to comply with all quarantine procedures at the nation's airports. All the equipment and personnel used in combating the deadly ebola virus in 2014 are still very much in place at the airports. 3. FAAN has always had thermal scanners in her airports that monitor temperature of passengers and capture their pictures. When passengers walk pass the scanner, it registers their temperature and If too high, they are pulled aside for observation. 4. Recently, a deadly virus known as CORONAVIRUS broke out in China and has since killed six people, wi...
FAAN Closes Port Harcourt Airport Over Fire Incident
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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...
Stop Coming To The Airport With Groups Of Family And Friends- FAAN Advises Air Travelers
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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...
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FAAN Denies Banning UBER, BOLT At Airports

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN) has denied banning cab-hailing services like UBER, Bolts and others at the airports across the country. The agency stated that there is no restriction on these services and passengers are free to use whatever means of transportation they deem fit to arrive or depart the airports across the country. On Tuesday, a Twitter user posted on the platform that the agency had placed on ban on those services: “So @FAAN_Official has issued a directive via this billboard to state that @UberNigeria @Boltapp_ng amongst others are not allowed to pick up passengers from the airport. “The fine for this ranges from 10,000 naira. Please be aware.” However, Henrietta Yakubu, FAAN general manager, public affairs, refuted the allegation. In a ...
“Uber, Bolt Not Banned At Airports” – FAAN
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“Uber, Bolt Not Banned At Airports” – FAAN

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says passengers are free to use whatever means of transportation they deem fit to arrive or depart the airports across the country. The agency said this amid complaints and claims that it had restricted taxi companies such as Uber and Bolt from picking passengers at airports. On Tuesday, a Twitter user said: “So @FAAN_Official has issued a directive via this billboard to state that @UberNigeria @Boltapp_ng amongst others are not allowed to pick up passengers from the airport. “The fine for this ranges from 10,000 naira. Please be aware.” However, Henrietta Yakubu, FAAN general manager, public affairs, refuted the allegation. In a statement sent to TheCable on Tuesday, Yakubu said FAAN is not responsible for the billboar...
FAAN Bans Uber, Bolt And Others From Lagos Airport, Places Heavy Fine
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FAAN Bans Uber, Bolt And Others From Lagos Airport, Places Heavy Fine

The question on our lips is, what does the Nigerian government really want from transport ride-sharing firms? At first, it was ORide, Max and Gokada and the NURTW group, this time, it has shifted to the cars sector. According to an eye witness that was at the Muritala Muhammed Airport, MMIA, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has banned Taxify and Uber from the airport, the ban takes effect as from today. According to him, I saw this at the airport this afternoon on my way out of Lagos and it reads: Federal Airport Authority Of Nigeria has issued a directive via this billboard to state that Uber, Taxify and other ride-sharing companies are not allowed to pick up passengers from the airport from today. The idea behind the new directive by FAAN is to protect the loc...
FAAN Shuts Down Enugu Airport For Repairs
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FAAN Shuts Down Enugu Airport For Repairs

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has finally shut down Akanu Indian International Airport Enugu. The Airport was shut down 2300 hours (12 midnight Friday). However, a concession was given to Ethiopian Airline flight to land on Saturday because it was a pre-scheduled international flight before the decision to shut the airport. The airline had argued that the cost of conveying passengers from Port-Harcourt International airport to Enugu by road and providing accommodation for them would be too heavy on the airline, and therefore should be allowed to drop the passengers at Enugu since the flight was scheduled before announcement to shut down the airport. FAAN had on Saturday August 17 announced it’s intention to close down the runway of Akanu Ibiam International...
FAAN Suspends Officer Who Stole From A Pilgrim At Yola Airport
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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.”
FAAN suspends officer who stole from a pilgrim at Yola Airport
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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.”
Identity Of Man Who Climbed Aircraft At Lagos Airport, Revealed
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Identity Of Man Who Climbed Aircraft At Lagos Airport, Revealed

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has revealed the identity of the man who climbed on the wings of an Azman Aircraft, waiting for clearance from Air Traffic Controllers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos. The man said to be a Nigerian, was identified as Mr Usman Adamu and he reportedly lives in Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos State. Briefing journalists on Saturday in Kano, the Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Captain Rabiu Yadudu said the stowaway is currently in custody of the Airport Police Command over the incident considered a serious security breach and also led to the indefinite suspension of four Aviation Security unit heads. “The suspect identified as Usman Adamu, a Nigerien in origin and who claimed to res...
AAN suspends Lagos airport security heads over arrested stowaway
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AAN suspends Lagos airport security heads over arrested stowaway

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) which started off an investigation into the stowaway incident recorded on Friday at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, has suspended the security heads of the facility indefinitely.   Recall that there was a security breach at the Lagos airport yesterday morning, when an Azman flight taking off for Port Harcourt from Lagos aborted its journey after an unidentified man carrying a bag held on to the wings of the aircraft awaiting final clearance from the control towers to take off.   Speaking on the incident, the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu said a thorough check was conducted on the aircraft before its eventual takeoff. She said, “At about 1009 hours, aviation security...
FAAN To Close MMIA Apron Gate 1 For 6 Weeks Starting From 7th June
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FAAN To Close MMIA Apron Gate 1 For 6 Weeks Starting From 7th June

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has a notification for airlines, airport users and the general public; that effective Friday June 7, 2019, the Murtala Muhammed International Airport’s Apron Gate 1 and some sections of Taxiway F would be closed to human and vehicular traffic for six weeks. This closure is to enable the contractor handling the construction of the new terminal (China Civil Construction Company) link the proposed apron under construction to the existing one. To maintain orderliness and ensure safety of operators while the project would last, the Authority has developed and deployed specific procedures for vehicular movements and officers of the Aviation Security department have been mobilized to ensure compliance. The Authority solicits the unders...
FAAN Releases Lists Of Prohibited Items For Passengers
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FAAN Releases Lists Of Prohibited Items For Passengers

In a bid to ensure safety among passengers, airport and to protect lives and property in all airports across Nigeria, the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria has listed out some prohibited items which are not allowed either at the airport or on the plane. This according to FAAN is to ensure that both the airline and passengers are safe. Below are lists of prohibited items in the Security Restricted Area (SRA)
Airlines Must Indicate The Exact Number Of Luggage Checked-in By Passengers – FAAN
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Airlines Must Indicate The Exact Number Of Luggage Checked-in By Passengers – FAAN

It is now compulsory for airlines to indicate the exact number of travel luggage checked in by passengers on their boarding passengers. This is according to a directive by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). This directive is contained in a notice issued to airlines, earlier this week. The notice reads: “The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria hereby notifies all passengers that forthwith, it has become compulsory for airlines to indicate the exact number of travel luggage checked-in by passengers on their boarding passes. Passengers are therefore advised to always crosscheck their boarding passes to ensure that the number of luggage they checked-in is the same as reflected on it”. This new directive is believed to be inspired by a recent incidence where ...
FAAN shuts Gombe, Kebbi airports over debt
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FAAN shuts Gombe, Kebbi airports over debt

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has closed down the Gombe and Kebbi airports respectively as a result of over N800 million debts. The shutdown took effect May1, 2019. FAAN Wednesday in a Notice to Air Men NOTAM sent to the airports announced the withdrawal of men of the safety and fire rescue and aviation security personnel attached to the two airports. FAAN two weeks ago warned that its services will be withdrawn should the two state governments failed to clear their debts. The Nation investigations revealed that FAAN gave the state governments enough time to settle their debts but remained adamant. It was gathered that the debt drive which are in phases will be shifted to other airports after that of Gombe and Kebbi. FAAN it was learnt wanted to carry o...
No fire at Abuja Airport, says FAAN.
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No fire at Abuja Airport, says FAAN.

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said on Saturday that there was no fire incident at the newly commissioned terminal of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja. Its spokesperson, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu said that what people mistook for a fire incident was the residue of powder sprayed by the system seen In the cloud, which was occasioned by the in- built fire detection and protection system at the new terminal. Yakubu said the terminal building was designed and built with the protection system, which comes up when it senses high ambient temperature and consequently sprays fire extinguishing agent. In a statement issued in Lagos, FAAN clarified:” The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria hereby notifies the general public of a minor incident that occurred a...
FAAN Assures Nigerians of Safety Over Easter Celebration
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FAAN Assures Nigerians of Safety Over Easter Celebration

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured passengers and other airport users of safety during the Easter celebration. FAAN gave the assurance in a statement signed by its General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, in Lagos on Wednesday, NAN reports. Yakubu noted that all necessary facilities, infrastructure and manpower had been deployed to ensure seamless facilitation at the airports. She added that the relevant security agencies had been mobilised to beef up security at all airports during the period. Yakubu also advised intending travelers to endeavour to leave for the airport early enough, so as to ensure that check-in formalities are conducted in good time.
MMIA Road Construction: FAAN Advises Passengers To Get To The Airport Early.
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MMIA Road Construction: FAAN Advises Passengers To Get To The Airport Early.

Due to the ongoing road construction of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Nigeria, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) released a statement to passengers advising them on the best ways to handle the situation at hand so that they can meet up. Below is the official statement released by FAAN; The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria hereby advise passengers to leave their homes early, owing to the ongoing reconstruction of the road leading the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. This advise has become necessary due to the traffic gridlock experienced by road users along this axis. The Authority appeal to passengers that leaving their homes early will ensure they get to the airport in good time and go through all check in formalities with eas...
Breaking!! Imo State Airport On Fire
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Breaking!! Imo State Airport On Fire

was pandemonium at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport in Owerri, Imo state, as a section of the airport was razed down by fire. A source speaking to mycelebrityandi  said "It happened at the arrival department of the airport where the authority was carrying out renovation work. "It would have caused bigger havoc but for the arrival of men of the fire service. "It started around 2:10 pm and raged for 50 minutes. It damaged equipment and infrastructure, but the rescue work assisted in savaging the situation." The cause of the fire outbreak is yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing this report as men of the state fire service and other emergency officials are currently at the scene trying to put out the fire. The facility is the first state-government built a...
Panic In Bi-courtney Over Planned Takeover Of MMA2 On May 7
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Panic In Bi-courtney Over Planned Takeover Of MMA2 On May 7

Tussle between the management of Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operators of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Two (MMA2), Lagos and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) may resume soon with the planned takeover of the terminal by FAAN. A source close to the Ministry of Transport, Aviation Unit, told SaharaReporters over the weekend that the ministry had given the management of FAAN the approval to take over the terminal on the expiration of the 12 years consensual agreement between BASL and the agency. It was learnt that the 12 years would elapse on May 7, 2019, which was the exact date the terminal commenced operations with flight service by the rested Chanchangi Airlines from the terminal. Our correspondent gathered that the planned takeover of the ter...
International Airlines Move Into Port Harcourt Airport (Photos)
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International Airlines Move Into Port Harcourt Airport (Photos)

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, on Monday, announced that three international airlines have moved into the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa. FAAN made the announcement via its Twitter handle, while sharing photos of the airport and the airlines. The international airlines include, “Air France, Lufthansa, and Chronos Air from Malabo.” The airport was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2018.
Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport Records 3.36m Passengers In 9 Months – FAAN
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Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport Records 3.36m Passengers In 9 Months – FAAN

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), says a total of 3.36 million passengers traveled through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja between January and September. FAAN disclosed this in its 2018 Passengers Traffic Statistics obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Tuesday in Abuja. The report showed that a total of 2.6 million people travelled locally (domestic) while 689,388 passengers were recorded on international wing during the period. It also showed that while 1.36 million passengers were recorded on domestic arrivals, 1.30 million departed through the airport within the period. According to FAAN, 340,171 international passengers arrived the airport, while 349,217 passengers traveled out of the country through NAIA during the per...
Aviation Agencies Groan under N45bn Debt by Airlines
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Aviation Agencies Groan under N45bn Debt by Airlines

Aviation agencies, including Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), are unable to replace obsolete airport equipment, resurface dilapidated runways and provide other amenities to the airports, because of N45 billion debt owed by domestic airlines, THISDAY has learnt. THISDAY gathered that with no subvention from the federal government, these agencies depend on the revenues generated to pay salaries for their workers, execute safety critical projects and conduct training for manpower development. With such huge debt profile, FAAN said it is finding it very difficult to replace obsolete airport equipment like airfield lighting, resurfacing of dilapidated runways and provision of other ...
FAAN Declares Its Intention To Join The Nationwide Strike Declared By NLC
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FAAN Declares Its Intention To Join The Nationwide Strike Declared By NLC

Anyone who has plans of travelling around and out of the country might be unable to do so come Tuesday, November 6th as the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has declared its intention to join in the nationwide strike declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress over FG's refusal to meet its minimum wage demand. Talks on a new wage have reached deadlock after state governors said they couldn't guarantee the payment of N30,000 wage to workers. A court had ruled on Friday that the strike be cancelled, as it would jeopardize citizens' livelihood. But the NLC insists it is well within the ambit of the law to embark on the strike. FAAN said in a statement it was standing with the labour union, and will shut down operations in compliance with the nationwide strike. "All airlines oper...
FAAN Begins Certification Of Four Airports
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FAAN Begins Certification Of Four Airports

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it has begun the process of certifying the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kaduna International Airport, Port-Harcourt International Airport and Akanu Ibiam International Airports, Enugu. This is coming on the heel of a similar exercise carried out in 2017 at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The Managing Director of FAAN, Mr Saleh Dunoma, made this known on Tuesday at the Gateway Forum organised by the League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) in Lagos. Dunoma said that FAAN was carrying out the certification process in collaboration with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). He said that the exercise would be completed by the middle of 2...
Four Pregnant Women, 140 Other Nigerians Return From Libya
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Four Pregnant Women, 140 Other Nigerians Return From Libya

A batch of 144 Nigerians, including four pregnant women, on Thursday voluntarily returned from Libya with the assistance of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU). The returnees arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 10.30 p.m. They returned aboard a chartered Airbus 320 with registration number LZ-MDI operated by VIA Airways. The returnees comprised 54 adult females — four of whom were pregnant — and seven female children. There were also 79 adult males and four male children. The South West Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Suleiman Yakubu, received the returnees on behalf of Federal Government. Also on hand to receive them were officials of the Nigeria...
Bi-Courtney Lied About GAT At Lagos Airport, FAAN Insists
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Bi-Courtney Lied About GAT At Lagos Airport, FAAN Insists

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has insisted that Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL) lied about the inclusion of the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos in the concession agreement the Federal Government had with the terminal operator. FAAN also accused Bi-Courtney of breaching the contractual agreement on the abandoned Four Star hotel and a conference centre opposite the terminal, saying that the agency gave the company an ample time to complete the two projects, but that they failed. A statement by the spokesperson of FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu declared that GAT did not and could not have formed a part of the concession agreement with Bi-Courtney. She hinted that before the terminal presently developed and occupied b...
FAAN Completes Repairs Of Enugu Airport Runway
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FAAN Completes Repairs Of Enugu Airport Runway

The repair of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, runway has been completed, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said in Lagos on Monday. Mrs. Herrienta Yakubu, the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, told newsmen that the runway is now open for full operations following its completion. She said FAAN’s team of engineers led by the Managing Director, Mr Saleh Dunoma, inspected the project and certified it as meeting the required standards. Yakubu apologized to travelers and other stakeholders for the inconveniences caused by the partial closure of the runway to pave way for its rehabilitation. The first phase of the repairs was executed from Dec. 14 to Dec. 21, 2017 while the second phase starting from Dec. 27, 2017, to Jan. 4. During the period, the ai...
Edo Govt Unveils Tourism Desks At Benin Airport
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Edo Govt Unveils Tourism Desks At Benin Airport

The Edo State Government in partnership with Viko Nigeria has unveiled tourism information desks at the Benin Airport, Benin City, to market the state's tourism sites. Speaking at the unveiling of the desks at the arrival and departure wings of the Benin Airport on Wednesday, Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, said he wants investors and visitors to know about the tourism potentials of the state. The governor, represented by his Chief of Staff, Chief Taiwo Akerele, said the idea driving the project is the commitment to make the state a 24-hour economy. "As a state, we want to leverage on our potentials to attract local and foreign investments. We are partnering with the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to make night landing possible at the airport to increase influx of pa...
Minister Isaac Adewole Directs Libya Returnees To Undergo Health Screening
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Minister Isaac Adewole Directs Libya Returnees To Undergo Health Screening

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has directed all Libya returnees to undergo medical screening before leaving for their various states. Stating this during a visit to the 487 Nigerian returnees which were the second batch from Libya at the Port Harcourt International Airport, he said the medical team must ensure that the number screened must tally with the expected number as contained in the manifest provided by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). He said his visit was to ascertain the level of medical services rendered at the camp set up for them and to determine if there were gaps needing interventions. He spoke while inspecting the camp setup for them through the collaborative effort of NEMA, Port ...
Davido’s Luggage Impounded At Lagos Airport Over Aide’s Attack On Security Personnel
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Davido’s Luggage Impounded At Lagos Airport Over Aide’s Attack On Security Personnel

Security agencies attached to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, have impounded 17 check-in luggage of the Nigerian musician, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, in the Nigerian entertainment industry. The security agencies took the decisive action following the attacks on Aviation Security (AVSEC), Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and Check Port personnel at the Lagos airport when he arrived from a trip aboard Emirates Airlines on Thursday evening. A source close to the terminal said on Thursday that crisis began when Check Port staff at the Baggage Reclaim area attempted to check the tags on the check-in luggage of Davido to confirm if it corresponded with the reclaimed luggage. But, the enquiry of the personnel did not go down well with one of the aide...
Nigerian Returnees From Libya Are Buhari’s Children – Nigerian Government
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Nigerian Returnees From Libya Are Buhari’s Children – Nigerian Government

Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health, has described Nigerian returnees from Libya as “President Muhammadu Buhari’s children.” The Minister made the remark while warning Nigerians against stigmatizing the returnees who are arriving Nigeria from Libya to reunite with their families in various states across the country. Speaking during a stakeholder’s meeting held at the returnees’ camp in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, on Wednesday, Adewole advised the public not to condemn the returnees for their mistakes which, according to him, was caused by ignorance. The Minister urged stakeholders to ensure the welfare of the returnees while in camp. He called on stakeholders made up of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Federal Ministry of Health, the Red Cross Society...
Nigeria’s Federal Airports Authority Begins Clearing Overgrown Bush Beside Lagos Airport Runways After Bandits Burgled Two Private Jets While Taxiing
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Nigeria’s Federal Airports Authority Begins Clearing Overgrown Bush Beside Lagos Airport Runways After Bandits Burgled Two Private Jets While Taxiing

Few weeks after SaharaReporters exclusively revealed robbery incidents involving two private aircraft on runways of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Lagos, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has commenced the massive clearing of the thick airside bushes. FAAN has also deployed a combined team of security personnel to patrol the airside area periodically in order to prevent repeat of the disgraceful acts, which occurred last December. A source at FAAN told SaharaReporters today that the Managing Director of the agency, Engr. Saleh Dunoma gave the order for the clearing of the bush, which would make the area visible during the day and night operations for departing and arriving flights into the Lagos airport. SaharaReporters was at the airside of the airport today, to confirm the de...
President Buhari Appoints 209 Board Chairmen
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President Buhari Appoints 209 Board Chairmen

President Muhammadu Buhari in one fell swoop on Friday appointed 209 board chairmen and 1,258 members of government owned agencies and parastatals, redeeming a part of the pledge he made 31 October at the National Executive Committee meeting of his All Progressives Congress. More appointments are on the way, said Mr. Boss Mustapha, secretary to the Government of the Federation, who announced the massive batch of appointees. At the APC NEC meeting, President Buhari also hinted he would expand his cabinet by appointing more ministers. The latest appointments, the largest President Buhari ever made since 2015, saw Mallam Wada Maida, a former editor-in-chief and managing director of The News Agency of Nigeria, returning as its chairman. Appointed as one of the board members is Mr. Isa...
Power Failure Cripples Flight Operations At Lagos Airport
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Power Failure Cripples Flight Operations At Lagos Airport

For three days running, flight operations at the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos have been crippled due to the incessant power failure at the terminal. Virtually all the airlines operating at the terminal on Tuesday experienced flight disruptions while passengers were made to wait endlessly to check in for departure. The airlines on Tuesday and early today, did profiling of some of their passengers manually, a situation, which caused slow check-in process at the terminal. The airlines affected by the disruption to services include Arik Air, Overland, Air Peace, part operations of Med-View and Aero Contractors Airlines. The cause of the power failure could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report, but a source close to th...
Chaos At Lagos Airport As FAAN Uses Baggage Claim Carousel For Cargo
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Chaos At Lagos Airport As FAAN Uses Baggage Claim Carousel For Cargo

he baggage claim area of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos was in chaos on Monday morning, as passengers could not receive their checked-in luggage. A SaharaReporters correspondent at the airport observed that Qatar Airways passengers who landed in Lagos at 10:15 a.m. could not retrieve their luggage, as the carousels designed for passengers' baggage claim had been converted to cargo carousels. Our correspondent learned that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) was responsible for converting the baggage claim carousels to cargo carousels. The cabin crew were also affected by the change, as our correspondent noted that it took 45 minutes for the crew members to retrieve their luggage. Cabin crew normally retrieve their luggage almost immediately upon landing...
FAAN Assures Air Travellers Of Safety, Comfort
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FAAN Assures Air Travellers Of Safety, Comfort

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured air travelers and other airport users that her network of airports across the country were fully prepared for the usual surge in passenger traffic that is the norm during the yuletide. FAAN gave the assurance in a statement signed by its General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, on Monday in Lagos. Yakubu noted that security had been beefed up at all airports, especially the major international gateways in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano. According to her, this is to ensure that passengers and airport users make use of airport facilities, without any security threat. She said: “At our premier airport, the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, a multi-storey car park was recently inaugurated to ease gro...

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