FAAN sensitizes stakeholders on airport service quality

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has enjoined all stakeholders within the airport community to always ensure continuous improvement in the quality of service rendered at the nation’s airport. The Authority made the call at an Airport Council International (ACI) Airport Service Quality sensitization programme held on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the conference Hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. In his Goodwill message, the managing director of the Authority, who was represented by the director of airport operations, Capt. Mukhtar Muye noted that FAAN signed an agreement…

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NAHCO denies connection with intercepted $8.6 million at Lagos Airport

The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company PLC (nahco aviance) has denied connection with the intercepted $8.6 million (about N2.9bn) at the Lagos Airport. NAHCO in a statement signed by its general manager corporate services, Mr. Tayo Ajakaye stated that the company has initiated contact with the Nigerian Customs Service’ hierarchy to provide it with details of the incident. Ajakaye noted in the statement that: “The attention of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company plc (nahco aviance) was brought to a press conference earlier today ( Tuesday) by the Comptroller – General of…

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El-Rufai lauds Olam on Agricultural Investments, reforms

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has lauded Olam Nigeria, a leading player in the Nigerian agriculture value chain for paving the way through its agricultural investments and reforms in the country. El-Rufai, who was speaking recently at the ground-breaking ceremony for a Tomato processing factory, held at Kangimi, in Igabi Local Government Area of the state, stated that it was because of the activities of organizations like Olam that Kaduna State had become a worthy ground for business, attracting both local and international organizations. The governor noted that firms…

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$34.3m fraud: Police narrates how First Lady’s impersonators were arrested

A police detective, Mr. Musa Naneri, a Superintendent of Police, today, narrated before a Federal High Court, Lagos, how suspected three-man fraud syndicate, who specialized in defrauding foreigners with the use of the name of Nigeria first lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, were arrested with foods and beers. The alleged syndicates are: Uche Anyanwu Julius, Kenneth Chikwado Ezeonu and Agu Ifeanyi. Uche, Kenneth and Agu who also bears Muslim names of Musa Muhammad; Abdul Karim and Dr. Lima Norman respectively are standing trial before Justice Nicholas Oweibo led-court on charges bordering…

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Baron, courier re-arraigned for attempting to export banned drug

An alleged drug baron, Ubah Collins Obinna, who was arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, last Thursday, on drug trafficking, was again re-arraigned before the court on today, on drug trafficking charges. Ubah who is currently at the Ikoyi remand facility of Nigerian Correctional Services (NCS) as he is still battling to meet the bail conditions imposed on him after pleading not guilty to the charges of conspiracy and unlawful export 440 grams of Methamphetamine out of the country. In the previous charge marked FHC/L/CS /22c/2020, alongside his alleged…

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NANTA presidential aspirant, Susan Akporiaye promises to unite association, unveils manifesto

The presidential candidate of National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies, NANTA, Mrs Susan Akporiaye has promised to to unite the body by bringing every zone on board. Speaking while unveiling her manifesto and team for NANTA’s elective Annual General Meeting coming up in March in Kano during a press briefing in Lagos on Tuesday, February 4th at the NANTA Secretariat, Mrs Akporiaye who is going into the contest unopposed promised to straighten the database of the association if elected president. She assured that her team will work hard to bridge…

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Customs intercepts N2.9bn at Lagos Airport

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Command has intercepted $8,065,612m (about N2,929,685,309.79bn) at the airport in 20 sealed wraps. Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), Comptroller-General of NCS who disclosed this to journalists at the airport on Tuesday said the consignment was packed in a coaster bus and loaded in six Bagco bags with one suspect arrested in connection with the sum. Ali stated that the consignment was intercepted at about 1200hrs on January 16, 2020 at the E- Wing of the tarmac of the Lagos Airport. According…

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Aviation unions take over of MMIA access gate: FAAN assures of lasting solution to imbroglio

The management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN has assured of its resolve to find a lasting solution to the I-Cube West Africa Limited and aviation unions imbroglio over the management of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport access gate . The management of FAAN in a statement signed by the general manager, corporate affairs, Henrietta Yakubu (Mrs.) said the authority is working to address the matter. It will be recalled that following the expiration of the contract agreement to manage the Murtala Muhammed International Airport access gate between…

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