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Drug Trafficker Excretes 97 Wraps Of Cocaine After Arrest At Lagos Airport
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Drug Trafficker Excretes 97 Wraps Of Cocaine After Arrest At Lagos Airport

A 47-year-old drug trafficker, Chigbogu Ernest Obiora, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos. The Spokesperson for the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, said on Friday that Obiora was subsequently put under observation during which he excreted 97 wraps of cocaine with a total weight of 1.55 kilogrammes with a street value of N360 million. “He was arrested about 1:16pm on Sunday, April 25, 2021, during the inward clearance of Ethiopian Airline. He had arrived Lagos onboard the airline from Entebbe, Uganda via Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia,” Babafemi said. The Commander of the NDLEA at the airport, Ahmadu Garba said, Obiora was intercepted in the E-arrival hall of the airport by the operatives of the a...
NDLEA Arrests Businessman, 1 Other With 3.027kg Cocaine At Abuja & Lagos Airport –
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NDLEA Arrests Businessman, 1 Other With 3.027kg Cocaine At Abuja & Lagos Airport –

  The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a businessman at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja and another man at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, ‘with over three kilogramms of cocaine.’ The spokesman of the agency, Mr. Jonah Achema, said on Thursday in Abuja that while “Adeleke Kazeem Biola was arrested at the Lagos airport with 1.5 kilograms of Cocaine on Wednesday, 3 February 2021 during the outward clearance of passengers on Emirate airline to Dubai, a Lagos based businessman, Onu Oluchukwu Friday, was caught with 1.527 kilogramms of the illicit drug at the Abuja airport.” He quoted the Commander, MMIA Command of the NDLEA, Mr. Ahmadu Garba, as saying that the suspect, Adeleke “was intercepted at the d...
NDLEA Seizes Cocaine Worth Over N30b At Lagos Airport
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NDLEA Seizes Cocaine Worth Over N30b At Lagos Airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has made huge seizures of cocaine and heroines with street values worth over N30billion at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos. This comes barely a week after the new Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Brig Gen. Buba Marwa, vowed to dismantle drug trafficking cartels across Nigeria. One of the seizures, 26.840 kilograms of cocaine is the biggest single seizure from an individual in the past 15 years, The Nation gathered. According to a top official of the agency in Abuja: “On the 27th of January 2021, at about 1320hours, during the inward clearance of Ethiopian Airline passengers at the E- arrival hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, a female passenger by name Onyejegbu Ifesinach...
NDLEA Arrests 2 Suspects With 16.65kg Of Cocaine At Lagos Airport
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NDLEA Arrests 2 Suspects With 16.65kg Of Cocaine At Lagos Airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two Nigerians who came in from Sao Paulo, Brazil, with 16.65 kilogramme of substances suspected to be cocaine on their arrival at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. The two suspected traffickers, Okwubunne Chidiebere Simeon and Aniakor Uchenna James, were arrested on October 28, 2020, and were said to have concealed the drugs in a spectacular way to beat the officials of the NDLEA. The NDLEA Commander at the airport, Garba Ahmadu, in a statement, said the drugs were concealed in eight children duvet which contained seven absorbent towels soaked with cocaine while others were neatly and cleverly concealed in tin cans labeled ‘Schramn’. “If this quantum of drugs had penetrated into the society, ...
EndSARS Protesters Storm Lagos Airport (Video)
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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/...
Customs Intercept Dubai-bound Passenger With 2,886 ATM Cards At Lagos Airport
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Customs Intercept Dubai-bound Passenger With 2,886 ATM Cards At Lagos Airport

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) command on Thursday intercepted and handed over a Dubai-bound passenger with 2,886 Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card to the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). The Deputy Controller of customs in-charge of the MMIA, Abdulmumin Bako in a media briefing on Thursday explained that four Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards were also intercepted with the suspect. According to DC Bako, “The suspect, one Ishaq Abubakar with Passport Number A08333717 from Kano State was intercepted when he was travelling to Dubai via Emirates Evacuation flight. Customs intercept Dubai-bound passenger with 2,886 ATM cards at Lagos Airport “At about 1145 hours on Aug. 22, at the departure hall gate ’B...
King Air Jet Rams Into Fence At Lagos Airport After Brake Failure
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King Air Jet Rams Into Fence At Lagos Airport After Brake Failure

A brake failure has caused a jet to run into a fence at the General Aviation Terminal of the Lagos Airport on Friday. In the latest accident, the King Air Jet was reparking when the driver rammed into the fence, according to an eyewitness. The jet had no passenger on board with the pilot suffering no injury. “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. It was gathered that officials of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority visited the scene of the incident to ascertain the cause of the accident. The King Air 200 jet with registration number 5N-HIS is being operated by Mobil Oil Nige...
213 British nationals evacuated from Nigeria through Lagos Airport
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213 British nationals evacuated from Nigeria through Lagos Airport

213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 . The evacuation of the British nationals is as a result of the current corona virus pandemic in Nigeria. Several European countries have recently also evacuated their nationals from Nigeria. United States of America had also evacuated its own citizens who were willing to leave the country. The British Airways aircraft, a Boeing 747 with registration number G-CIVO and 22 crew members landed the Lagos airport at about 1.22pm. The aircraft departed at about 4pm with 235 persons on board after the completion of screening and boarding formalities. Yesterday evacuation is coming after 136 South Africa nationals were on April 12th also ai...
Nigeria Customs intercept $8m cash at Lagos Airport; arrest driver
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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 ...
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...
Frozen Foods Concealed As Vegetables Intercepted At Lagos Airport
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Frozen Foods Concealed As Vegetables Intercepted At Lagos Airport

Two consignments of frozen foods worth N68.8m which were intercepted by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), were destroyed on Wednesday November 13. Speaking to newsmen, Customs Area Comptroller (CAC) Mr. Wale Adeniyi said one of the consignments was concealed as vegetables while the other consignment was allegedly abandoned by the importer at Gate 13 of the airport. It was gathered that the first consignment containing meat, chicken, turkey and other frozen foods were discovered on South African Airways on November 10, 2019. He said, “Though, the Airway Bill described the goods as fresh vegetables, but they were rather frozen foods, which are contraband in the country. It became obvious that the importer through his agents h...
Aremu Afolayan throws shade at his brothers as he shares his life story to mark his birthday
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Aremu Afolayan throws shade at his brothers as he shares his life story to mark his birthday

Actor Aremu Afolayan seems to be throwing shade at his siblings in his birthday post.   The tension between Aremu and his siblings is no secret, especially between him and filmmaker Kunle Afolayan.   Recall that last year, Kunle called Aremu "stupid" for claiming they grew up poor. Also, Kunle didn't offer him support when he received heat for calling out the President and Vice President of Nigeria and the Lagos State governor after he suffered an embarrassing incident at the Lagos Airport. What Kunle did, instead, was to correct those who mistook his brother for him.   To add to that, Aremu doesn't feature in his brother's movies and he once addressed that in an interview.   Well, with these on ground, Aremu took to Instagram to wish himself a h...
Car Operator Returns N888,000, Passport To Passenger At Lagos Airport
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Car Operator Returns N888,000, Passport To Passenger At Lagos Airport

One of the drivers of Airport Car Hire Association of Nigeria (ACHAN), Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, Mr. Adeniyi Olayinka has returned a sum of N888, 000 and an international passport forgotten by a passenger in his car to the passenger. Olayinka told journalists at the airport that he discovered the items in an envelope left behind by the passenger on the back seat of the car shortly after he returned to the airport from Ibese Ikorodu destination of the passenger. The driver who doesn’t have a car of his own, but works as a commissioned driver to another member of the association, said it never crossed his mind to covert another person’s belonging because it would put another family in sorrow and it is against the orientation given to every member of ACHA...
Meet the beautiful Nigerian pilot who averted the near tragedy in Lagos airport
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Meet the beautiful Nigerian pilot who averted the near tragedy in Lagos airport

Captain Simisola Ajibola pictured above is the Female pilot who averted the near tragedy on Air Peace aircraft that happened at the Muratala Mohammed International Airport Lagos yesterday July 23rd. The Air Peace Boeing 737 plane lost its tyres after crash-landing at the Airport facility. According to eyewitness accounts, the incident was brought under control, thanks to the expertise of Captain Simi who handled the near-fatal incident professionally.
Air Peace Flight Lost A Tire While Landing At Lagos Airport
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Air Peace Flight Lost A Tire While Landing At Lagos Airport

An AirPeace flight lost a tyre while landing at #Lagos airport. According to report, No life was lost and all passengers have been evacuated from the plane. Watch Video below after the cut   View this post on Instagram   An #AirPeace flight lost a tyre while landing at #Lagos airport. No life was lost and all passengers have been evacuated from the plane. #BellaNaija bellanaija.com A post shared by BellaNaija (@bellanaijaonline) on Jul 23, 2019 at 6:54am PDT
Court Stops FG From Taking Control Of Lagos Airport
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Court Stops FG From Taking Control Of Lagos Airport

Abuja The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has prevented the Federal government from assuming control over the residential wing of the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos from its present administrator and supervisor, Bi-Courtney Limited. Equity Binta Nyako had in an exparte request on Thursday further controlled the Federal government and its organizations from meddling or hampering the tasks of Bi-Courtney regarding its administration of the airplane terminal. The Judge allowed the export movement in the wake of tuning in to Wale Babalakin, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) with that impact. The court anyway said the interval request would subsist pending the assurance of the beginning summons documented by Bi-Courtney. Direction to the candidate, Babalakin had told the...
Cleaner At Lagos Airport Who Returned Money 4 Times Complains Of No Rewards
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Cleaner At Lagos Airport Who Returned Money 4 Times Complains Of No Rewards

A woman working as a cleaner at Muritala Muhammed International airport who always go viral after returning wooping sum of money to the government complains of not rewarded in her recent interview. In this video, she said she has returned large sum of 12m, 8m, 7m 10m back to security agencies at the airport. She also said nobody in nigerian has ever done that before. She complain of not getting reward from the airport or even from the government because in other countries she would have become an Ambassador telling the youth honesty pays. Watch her interview Video HERE   View this post on Instagram   “I’ve returned money 3 times. I’m a cleaner working at MMIA. I’ve returned N12m, N10m, N8m, N7m. In o...
Peter Obi Apologises To Kemi Adetiba After Been Harassed At Lagos Airport
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Peter Obi Apologises To Kemi Adetiba After Been Harassed At Lagos Airport

Vice Presidential aspirant Peter Gregory Obi has reacted to the thread shared by filmmaker Kemi Adetiba in which she accused customs officers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, of harassment and attempted extortion. According to the filmmaker, she was disrespected by customs officers when their attempt to bully her and shake her down for money didn't work. Following her experience, Ms Adetiba lamented about the state of affairs in Nigeria and how corruption has eaten so deep. In reply, Peter Obi apologised to her for her experience and suggested what can be done to make things better. He wrote: Hello Kemi. Congratulations on your blockbuster film, #KingOfBoys. I’m sorry you went through that experience. I agree that things can be better. How? Press ...
Aviation Unions Shut Down Lagos Airport, Flights Grounded
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Aviation Unions Shut Down Lagos Airport, Flights Grounded

Hundreds of passengers are reportedly stranded at the domestic terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2(MMA2) on Wednesday, as aviation unions carried out their shutdown threat over the sack of workers by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited. The unions involved in the shutdown are Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE). They disregarded a Federal High Court order granted Tuesday restraining them from disrupting the operations of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2). The court granted the order in the suit filed by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operators of MMA2. The unions had given notice ...
Jim Iyke Arrested For Slapping Dana Air Staff
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Jim Iyke Arrested For Slapping Dana Air Staff

Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, was, this afternoon, arrested by the policemen attached to the Lagos airport, after he slapped a staff of Dana Air. It was gathered that the actor had missed his flight to Abuja, after arriving the airport late and he got angry. However, when a security staff of the airline was trying to profile him (search him), Iyke gave him a slap. . The airport policemen were immediately called in by the management of the airline and Iyke was whisked away. Watch video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t7aGyCCqxQ?t=18
President Buhari Salutes Two Security Officers Who Found And Returned Bags Filled With US Dollars At Lagos Airport
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President Buhari Salutes Two Security Officers Who Found And Returned Bags Filled With US Dollars At Lagos Airport

President Buhari today called on Nigerians to emulate two security men who returned a handbag filled with valuables forgotten at the Murtala Muhammed Airport by an American returnee, saying such conduct reflects the new Nigeria that we all desire. A Lagos-based medical doctor, Banji Oyegbami, had met a family returning from America at the airport on August 18, 2018. In the process of loading their luggage into the car of their host, the handbag of the returnee's wife fell, unknown to anyone. It was not till 90 minutes later that a security officer on duty at the airport, called the couple, to come for the retrieved bag. When the bag was eventually collected, the contents, including a handsome amount of American dollars, phone, wrist watch, and other valuables were intact. The ...
African Athletes Forced To Sleep On The Floor At The Lagos Airport Because There Was No Flight To Asaba
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African Athletes Forced To Sleep On The Floor At The Lagos Airport Because There Was No Flight To Asaba

Athletes from across various African nations who came into Nigeria for the Africa Senior Athletics Championship in Asaba were forced to sleep on the floor at the airport in Lagos because there was no flight to Asaba. The Asaba 2018 Africa Senior Athletics Championship is to begin today. athletes who tried to travel from Lagos to Delta state were stranded at the airport and had no choice but to sleep on their luggage and on the floor.
NDLEA Intercepts 4000kg Of Tramadol At Lagos Airport
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NDLEA Intercepts 4000kg Of Tramadol At Lagos Airport

Many cartons of tramadol estimated at about 4000 kilogrammes have been intercepted by the Murtala Muhammed Airport command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). NDLEA Commander at the Lagos Airport, Garba Ahmadu, who unveiled the seized tramadol to newsmen at the airport, said the interception was made through intelligence information received from its foreign counterparts. It was learnt that the tramadol was imported into the country from India and intercepted at the cargo shed of the Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCOL). For about one month, no cargo agent showed up to claim the consignments prompting the agency to take possession of the items. The NDLEA boss disclosed that the psychotropic substance consists of capsules and tablets of 225 and 125 milligrams respe...
Blogger Turned Nigerian Presidential Aspirant, Omoyele Sowore Welcomed By Fans At Lagos Airport
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Blogger Turned Nigerian Presidential Aspirant, Omoyele Sowore Welcomed By Fans At Lagos Airport

Weeks after travelling across cities abroad garnering support from Nigerians in the diaspora, Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters and a 2019 presidential hopeful, has returned to Nigeria. Mr. Sowore arrived at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos aboard a Delta Airline flight around 2.00 p.m. Tuesday. The presidential hopeful was welcomed by a crowd of supporters including civil society activists, unionists and other youth leaders. The supporters, who had besieged the airport as early as 1:00 p.m. before the arrival of the activist, came in a convoy of vehicles and were decked in branded t-shirts conveying solidarity messages in support of Mr. Sowore’s 2019 ambition. They danced, sang and moved around with banners containing various inscript...
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...
Davido’s Brother Rants About Passport Seizure After Drama At Lagos Airport
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Davido’s Brother Rants About Passport Seizure After Drama At Lagos Airport

Looks like the passports of Davido and everyone who flew back with him to Lagos from Dubai were seized at the airport after his crew member, Kayode aka Tyconne was arrested following an alleged violent scuffle over verification of luggage; Even though Kayode has since been bailed out of jail, all their passsports have still not been released. Davido's brother, Adewale took to Snapchat to express his frustration at the non-release of their passports.
22,000 Sacked Teachers Have No Business In Classroom
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22,000 Sacked Teachers Have No Business In Classroom

Kaduna State Government has dismissed claims by the Peoples Democratic Party that it disengaged more than 36,000 workers without commensurate employment for others. Alhaji Saidu Adamu, the Counsellor on Information and Communication to Governor Nasiru El-Rufai, dismissed the claim on Friday in Kaduna, insisting the claims of the PDP was baseless as the state government has embarked on “massive employment ever seen in the history of the state since independence.’’ Adamu said teachers sacked by the Kaduna government had “no business in the classroom”. The PDP had on Wednesday in a statement accused the state government of insensitivity over the sack of about 22,000 teachers, 4, 000 local government employees, 3000 state workers and traditional rulers. The government spokesman str...
Davido’s Crew Members Attack Customs, Baggage Check Officials At Lagos Airport
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Davido’s Crew Members Attack Customs, Baggage Check Officials At Lagos Airport

Activities were temporarily halted this evening at the arrival section of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, following the unruly behaviour of some aides of the Nigerian musician, David Adeleke aka Davido. One of the aides of Davido whose name was simply given as "Kayode" a became upset and beat up an official at the airport who asked him to produce his baggage tags at the airport today, later beat up officials of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Aviation Security (AVSEC), a department under the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and a staff of Checkport over an attempt to check the tags on the checked luggage of Davido on an Emirates flight. It was gathered that Davido who had arrived the country through an Emirates flight around 5 pm, had 17 check...
Tiwa Savage, Wizkid Lost Luggages At Lagos Airport
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Tiwa Savage, Wizkid Lost Luggages At Lagos Airport

The singer made this known on her Instagram page. In her post, she stated that the luggage in a plane she boarded was stolen and also highlighted the insecurity in using the services of some Nigerian aircraft operators. According to reports, the private jet that the singer was in, landed the international airport after 8pm and was taxing to the Executive Hangar while another aircraft was about to take off so the jet was on hold and it was at that point that the robbers opened the cargo door and stole luggages belonging to the her and Wizkid.
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...
Governor Fayose Escapes Mysterious Car Fire Accident
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Governor Fayose Escapes Mysterious Car Fire Accident

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday escaped a car fire accident involving his Mercedes G Wagon. The cause of the car fire accident still remained a mystery on Wednesday. According to a statement by his Special Assistant on New Media and Public Communications, Lere Olayinka, on Wednesday, the governor was on his way to Lagos Airport when the accident occurred. The statement said, “There was an accident involving the governor’s vehicle on his way to the airport yesterday (Tuesday). “Though he was meant to be in the vehicle, by providence, he was not there. “What caused the sudden fire under the vehicle is yet to be ascertained. “The governor is grateful to God that no casualty was recorded. He also thanked the people who made spirited efforts to put out the fir...
No Explosion At Lagos Airport – FAAN
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No Explosion At Lagos Airport – FAAN

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has declared that there was no explosion at the Hajj /Cargo axis of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos. Recall that there was anxiety and palpable fear around the terminal in the early hours of Tuesday due to rumours of an explosion at the airport. FAAN, in a statement, revealed that it was caused by an unattended bag, which was blown up by the Police Bomb Disposal Unit, when nobody claimed ownership of the bag. According to the Acting General Manager, Public Affairs at FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, passengers are to keep their belongings close to them when undergoing profiling and check in procedures at the airport. “The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria wishes to refute rumoured bomb scare at the Hajj a...
Emirates’ Passenger Dies On Arrival At Lagos Airport
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Emirates’ Passenger Dies On Arrival At Lagos Airport

A Nigerian passenger on Emirates Airlines on Wednesday slumped and died on arrival at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. The passenger, who arrived on the aircraft with registration number EK783 (DX),was identified as Dr Olusola Dada with passport number A04501199. The spokesperson for the Lagos Airport Police Command, Joseph Alabi, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday. Mr. Alabi, a deputy superintendent of police, said the incident was reported to the police authorities after the passenger was pronounced dead by medical personnel. The deceased, who was said to have flown in from the U.S. alongside his wife, reportedly collapsed at about 3.55p.m. at the airport screening point. NAN gathered that efforts by the air...
NDLEA Nabs Two Grandmothers For Drug Trafficking At Lagos Airport
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NDLEA Nabs Two Grandmothers For Drug Trafficking At Lagos Airport

OFFICERS of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have foiled attempts by two grandmothers to unlawfully export narcotic drugs to New York, United States and Medina, Saudi Arabia. The suspects allegedly ingested one hundred and eight (108) wraps of substances that tested positive for heroin and cocaine during outward screening of passengers at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. The grandmothers blamed their involvement in drug trafficking on financial hardship. According to the NDLEA, the preliminary investigation revealed that this was the first time a grandmother of 60 years will ingest a whopping eighty-three wraps of narcotics. In addition, the second suspect was going to Saudi Arabia where drug trafficking attracts capital punishment. Her ...
Fumilola Arike Ogbuaya Wanted By NDLEA For Drug Dealing
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Fumilola Arike Ogbuaya Wanted By NDLEA For Drug Dealing

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has declared a Lagos socialite, Mrs. Fumilola Ogbuaya, aka Arike Fumilola Ogundipe, wanted in connection with drug trafficking. The woman was also accused of allegedly using proceeds of drugs to acquire property. PUNCH Metro learnt that the socialite was implicated in a case of botched exportation of 1.6 kilogrammes of cocaine to Saudi Arabia in February 2017 through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The NDLEA Commander at the Lagos airport, Ahmadu Garba, said one Odeyemi Morayo, aka Ariyo Monsurat Olabisi, arrested by the agency implicated Ogbuaya during investigation. He said, “Mrs. Fumilola Ogbuaya, aka Arike Fumilola Ogundipe, a Lagos socialite has ignored an invitation by the NDLEA. Her Lagos residence was traced by...
Two Brazilians Arrested At Lagos Airport With N310m Worth Of Cocaine
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Two Brazilians Arrested At Lagos Airport With N310m Worth Of Cocaine

Officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested two Brazilians, Dias Dos Santos Marcia Cristina, 36 and Lima Pereira Erick Diego, 20, over the illegal importation of canned, whitish substance which later tested positive for cocaine. The female suspect, Dias Dos Santos Marcia Cristina was found with 9.400kg of cocaine in her bag while Lima Pereira Erick Diego was found with 14.465kg of cocaine in his bag. According to NDLEA the seized illegal substance has an estimated street value of about N310 million. A statement from the agency said the suspects who claimed to be tourists were arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos with the canned substance packed with their personal effects inside their luggage. NDLEA Commander, Ahmadu Garba, a...
Air Force Personnel Stabs NDLEA Official At Lagos Airport
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Air Force Personnel Stabs NDLEA Official At Lagos Airport

An official of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) was on Thursday stabbed by Nigeria Air Force (NAF) officer over attempt by the latter to force the former to close before the 7pm deadline agreed by stakeholders at the Hajj and Cargo Terminal international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos. The Nation gathered that trouble started when the NAF officer was trying to enforce the 7:00pm close time agreed by stakeholders . The NAF officers did not wait for 7:00pm, but decided to chase out workers, including agents and NDLEA officials out of the area, a situation which the NDLEA official resisted. It was gathered that the NDLEA asked the NAF officer to wait till the agreed time before asking him out of the area. The narcotic officer reminded the NAF offic...
I Went Into Drug Trafficking To Raise Money For Wedding – Suspect
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I Went Into Drug Trafficking To Raise Money For Wedding – Suspect

A 33 -year-old trader, Umeme Lotachukwu Fabian, arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos, with drugs suspected to be methamphetamine weighing 1.205kg, has blamed his indulgence on the need to raise money for wedding. Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect, travelling to Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, Jakarta, Indonesia, claimed to be an Ivorian. He was arrested while attempting to board a Qatar Airways flight to Indonesia with a Cote d’lvoire international passport bearing the name Grou Bi Clauvis. NDLEA commander at the Lagos airport, Ahmadu Garba, however, said that during investigation, it was revealed that the suspect hailed from Anambra State with the name Umeme Lotachukw...
NDLEA Discovers Cocaine Inside Passengers’ Boxers, Luggage
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NDLEA Discovers Cocaine Inside Passengers’ Boxers, Luggage

Officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos have discovered cocaine hidden inside the boxer shorts and luggage of a passenger. Two suspected drug traffickers, jewellery and auto parts dealers have been apprehended in connection with unlawful importation of narcotics. The suspects according to the Agency are Okonkwo Godwin, 57, an importer of jewellery found with cocaine in his boxer shorts and Nnaemeka David Chinedu, 37, an auto parts dealer who ingested 94 wraps of heroin. This is one of the largest quantities of drugs ingested by a suspect at the Lagos airport lately. NDLEA commander at the Lagos airport, Ahmadu Garba said that the suspects arrived from Brazil and Uganda with cocaine and heroin respec...
Queen Esther, An Usher: “Apostle Suleman And I Were In Sexual Relationship”
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Queen Esther, An Usher: “Apostle Suleman And I Were In Sexual Relationship”

Barely one week after a lady, Stephanie Otobo, claimed she was in a sexual relationship with the overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Johnson Suleman, another lady has also said she was in a similar sexual relationship with the cleric. The lady, who identified herself as Queen Esther, said she began a sexual relationship with Mr. Suleman (popularly known as Apostle Suleman) in 2013 before a “catastrophic break-up” a year later. “I was an usher in his branch church, but I had a sexual relationship with him as he lured me into it in order to solve my spiritual problem and limitations to success in career and marriage, but after the sex he didn’t solve the problems for me, instead he started making proposal for us to marry,” Ms. Esther told PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday. “I dat...
“Apostle Suleman’s Manhood Not Very Small & He’s Very Good In Bed” – Stephanie
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“Apostle Suleman’s Manhood Not Very Small & He’s Very Good In Bed” – Stephanie

The lady involved in an alleged marriage scandal with the overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries, Johnson Suleman, has said that her affair with the cleric involved a lot of sex. Stephanie Otobo, speaking at a press conference in Lagos on Friday, said she spent time with Mr. Suleman in Naples, New York, and Lagos. “Most of the times we spent together, we had sex,” Ms. Otobo told journalists. “I refused to have a party with him because I’m not a lesbian and I don’t like women touching me. “He told me he did that with all his past girlfriends, that I was the only one (who refused), that it’s very rude that I can do that to him.” Ms. Otobo and Mr. Suleman (popularly known as Apostle Suleman) have been engaged in accusations and counter-accusations this week with the lady insis...
Customs Seizes 2 Helicopters At Lagos Airport
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Customs Seizes 2 Helicopters At Lagos Airport

The Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos Command of Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, yesterday seized two Bell civil models l Helicopters which were imported into the country last year but remained unclaimed at the ware house of the Skyways Aviation Handling Company Limited ,SAHCOL, at the cargo section of the airport. The two abandoned helicopters have therefore been handed over to the Nigerian Air Force to fight insurgency in the North East. Confirming the seizure yesterday, the Customs Area Controller, Frank Allanah disclosed that the duty paid value of the two helicopters and other accessories was over N9,757,135,240.86. He also said the helicopters were flown into the country as a consignment with Airway Bill Number 17232444403 through the Murtala Muhammed International ...
US Returnee Narrates How Kidnappers Abducted Her on Landing at Lagos Airport
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US Returnee Narrates How Kidnappers Abducted Her on Landing at Lagos Airport

A US based Nigerian woman, Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji, has narrated how she was abducted by kidnappers immediately landed at Murtala Mohammed International, Lagos two weeks ago. The lady who is based in the United States took to her Facebook to express her gratitude to God, after escaping from kidnappers upon her arrival to Lagos about two weeks ago. "This is my Face of Victory. It could have been an Obituary but MERCY SAID NO. My middle name is now KOSEE'GBE." "I arrived Lagos Nigeria about 2 weeks ago and got whisked away by Kidnappers at about 2:50am on my way from the Airport. But for God, my Photos would have been all over Social media now with me declared Missing." "I escaped by jumping off a moving Vehicle & though I'm still in a bit of pain and in a state of shock, I am ...
NDLEA Intercepts N4bn Worth of Drugs at Lagos Airport
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NDLEA Intercepts N4bn Worth of Drugs at Lagos Airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Monday arrested three suspects who hid 83.390 kilogrammes of ephedrine (worth N4b) in hair extensions at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. Ahmadu Garba, the NDLEA Commandant at the airport gave the names of the suspects as a 42-year-old Unegbu Daniel Chukwu from Anambra State, 28-year-old Ettah Joseph from Cross Rivers State and a 31-year-old Wopara Bright from Rivers State. “Officials of the NDLEA at the departure hall of MMIA detected a bag and during search it was found to contain substances that tested positive for ephedrine with a total weight of 83.390kgs. The parcels of ephedrine were concealed amidst artificial hair. Three suspects were apprehended and are being interrogated to determine their leve...
Panic At Lagos Airport As Nigerian Air Force Carries Out Counter-Terrorism Exercise
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Panic At Lagos Airport As Nigerian Air Force Carries Out Counter-Terrorism Exercise

Pandemonium broke out on Tuesday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos as personnel of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), in conjunction with other security agencies, carried out a counter-terrorism exercise at the airport. Our correspondent reported that most of the passengers and users of the airport were caught unaware as a group of men who posed as terrorists seized the departure hall and put the air travelers under intense terror. Several eyewitnesses told our correspondent that, at first, they thought the terminal was under terrorist attack. “People were running in every direction, scampering for safety,” said a passenger who said he was bound for London. He said the people posing as terrorists took over the entire departure hall and shot sporadically into the ...

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