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FAAN prohibits untrained officials from driving on the airside

FOLLOWING a recently averted airside incident involving a Customs official, at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has prohibited any airport official, who has neither undergone the mandatory airline drivers training, nor certified appropriately to drive on the airside of the nation’s airports. The airport manager , in a statement by General Manager Corporate …

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AIB-N, NAF reaffirm commitment for safer air space

ACCIDENT Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N), in its drive to ensure sustainable cooperation with relevant authorities for a safer airspace in Nigeria, has reiterated its commitment to maintain partnership and institutional collaboration with the Nigerian Airforce (NAF). The Commissioner / Chief Executive Officer of the Bureau, Engr. Akin Olateru, who made this known while receiving the newly appointed Abuja Military Airport …

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NiMet again issues alerts on possible rise in temperature over 40°C

  THE Nigerian Meteorological Agency( NiMet) has  warned of a possible rise in temperature in Niger and Kwara states saying these states are expected to experience temperature greater than 40°C. The meteorological agency also predicted that in the next couple of days despite the harmattan being witnessed in Nigeria, parts of Kebbi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Adamawa in the North …

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Arik Air pilots call off strike, resume duties

  ARIK Air management (In Receivership) has announced that its local pilots have called off their strike and have since resumed work since December 24th 2021. The airline says, “All our scheduled flights are currently operating optimally. “We regret any inconvenience our passengers may have suffered as a result of the strike action and assure all of our continued commitment …

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FAAN suspends staff over another Max Air airside incident, commences investigation

FEDERAL Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has suspended one of its airfield officers  over a ground incident which occurred at the Murtala Muhammed  Airport today. Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager Corporate Affairs, FAAN in a statement said thw officer was on duty following an averted near incident involving a Max Air aircraft from Abuja, which landed on Runway 18L, and …

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NiMet alerts on poor visibility in North, gives general weather overview nationwide

NiMet alerts on poor visibility in North, gives general weather overview nationwide NIGERIAN Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has cautioned Nigerians on possibility of poor visibility in the coming days.   According to a release by the Agency’s Central Forecast Office on Tuesday, the development is as a result of fresh dust plumes raised at the dust source region (Faya Largeau in …

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Nigerian Northern cities to suffer below 1000 visibility as dust haze kicks in

NIGERIAN Meteorological Agency (NiMET) has alerted the nation to moderate dust haze conditions primarily prevalent in some places in the northern region, warning of horizontal visibility to (500 – 3000)m as fresh dust plumed has been raised at the dust source region in Chad Republic. NiMET has also cautioned of low visibility which may lead to certain flights being delayed …

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FAAN refutes explosion claims at Maiduguri Airport

FEDERAL Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) yesterday refuted a report that alleged that the Maiduguri Airport in Northern Nigeria was rocked by a bomb explosion purportedly masterminded by Boko Haram insurgents.   A statement signed by Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu of FAAN read, “With respect to an online report making the rounds that the Maiduguri airport was rocked by a bomb …

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