NAMA dismisses claims of obsolete equipment, begins calibration of Navigational Aids

The Nigerian airspace Management agency (NAMA) has dismissed a publication with the title “Flight Disruption Looms over Obsolete Navigational equipment.” The publication alleged imminent “massive flight delays and cancellations” during the yuletide due to “near obsolete navigational facilities at airports nationwide.” NAMA stated in their response that the above allegations is totally erroneous and misleading especially when viewed against ongoing efforts by the agency in the area of infrastructure upgrade across major airports in Nigeria. The Agency said there is the need to put things in proper perspective as the…

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NDLEA arraigns South Africa returnee for importing 5.3kg heroine

A 48 year-old, South Africa returnee, Obi Ofodile Conrad, have been arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for alleged importation of 5.340 kilograms of heroine into Nigeria. The South Africa returnee was arraigned before Justice Saliu Saidu led-court, by the men of National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on charges bordering on illegal importation of the said drug and aiding and abetting. NDLEA in a charge marked FHC/L/393c/18, alleged that the defendant while being cleared on October 19, from a South African Airway, coming from Johannesburg, at the E-arrival…

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Huge debt: FAAN explains withdrawal of services from Kebbi, Gombe, Bebi airports

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has explained the withdrawal of fire, security services from Kebbi, Gombe, Bebi airports. FAAN explained in a statement signed by the general manager corporate affairs,  Henrietta Yakubu (Mrs.) that the withdrawal was following a final notice of payment issued to the above airports over a month ago. FAAN while notifying airlines, passengers and the general public that effective midnight of Sunday December 9, 2018, it was constrained to withdraw the services of their Security officers and Airport Fire and Rescue Services from Gombe, as…

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Cross River invites presidential candidates to 2018 Carnival Calabar

The Cross River State Government has invited all the Presidential candidates of political parties contesting in the 2019 general elections to take a week-long vacation from campaigns and participate in the annual event scheduled for Dec. 28. The State governor, Professor Ben Ayade disclosed this on Sunday in Calabar while flagging off the third and last dry run of the 2018 Calabar carnival which has the theme `Africanism’. Represented by his Deputy, Prof. Ivara Esu, Ayade said that the carnival has no political or religious affiliation, adding the show was…

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FAAN moves step ahead in becoming centre of excellence in aviation security training – Dunoma

The managing director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Engr. Saleh Dunoma has disclosed that its training school had moved a step ahead in becoming a centre of excellence in aviation security training in West and Central Africa. Speaking during the commissioning of the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO certified training centre in Lagos over the weekend, Dunoma stated that the school was used as their internal training facility before. “Internal in the sense that there are some programmes we organise to train our staff not only in…

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