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New Lagos international airports ready April 2020 – minister

The Federal Government has pledged to ensure the delivery of a new international airport in Lagos before Easter celebration in 2020.

Hajj: 1,529 Muslim pilgrims depart Kano, Lagos, Kaduna for Saudi Arabia

A total of 1,529 Muslim pilgrims have so far been airlifted from Kano, Lagos and Kaduna airports for this year’s Hajj to Saudi Arabia.
Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna and Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano government secures $95 million agriculture loan

Mallam Nasiru Gawuna, Deputy Governor, Kano State, says the state has secured 95 million dollar loan from the Islamic Development Bank in Saudi Arabia to improve irrigation in the state.
President Buhari commissions Portharcourt International Airport Terminal Building in Rivers State on 25th Oct 2018 9

FAAN: Kano, Port Harcourt airports on course for certification

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), says it has fulfilled all necessary requirements for the certification of the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano and Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa, in the next few months.
Zainab Aliyu

Zainab Aliyu’s release: How Nigeria enjoys global goodwill under President Buhari – minister

Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, says the release of Zainab Aliyu by Saudi authorities is a further sign of the immense goodwill Nigeria enjoys on the Global Stage under President Muhammadu Buhari leadership.

Drug trafficking: Federal government reads riot act to airlines

The Federal Government says it will henceforth penalise any airline whose staff collude with baggage handlers to tag names of innocent travelers on bags containing illicit drugs on out-bound flights.

FAAN begins Lagos airport decongestion

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has begun moves to decongest airlines and passenger traffic at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos.
President Buhari commissions Portharcourt International Airport Terminal Building in Rivers State on 25th Oct 2018 9

FAAN initiates 150 projects in 19 Nigerian airports

There are no fewer than 150 investment opportunities in 19 of the Nigeria’s airports, a document obtained by our correspondent has revealed.

FAAN: Federal government to inaugurate new Abuja airport terminal before December 31

Saleh Dunoma, Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, says the new terminal building of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport will be inaugurated before the end of December.
Abbas Lakis

Lebanese arrested at Abuja airport with over $2 million

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday said its operatives arrested one Abbas Lakis, a Lebanese for money laundering after he was found with undeclared currencies worth over a billion naira.

Hajj: 540 Kano pilgrims transported to Saudi Arabia

The first batch of 540 Kano State intending pilgrims have been transported to Saudi Arabia for the 2018 hajj.

Ministry: Nigeria ready to contend ISIS infiltration

The Federal Government, yesterday, said it was not unaware of possible infiltration of Nigeria by members of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS, but vowed that it was ready to contend them.

NCAA: Nigerian airlines sold tickets worth N505.2 billion in 2017

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), on Thursday, said that domestic and international airlines operating in Nigeria sold tickets worth N505.2 billion in 2017.

Plateau United fly out to Tunisia for CAF Champions League match in two batches

Nigeria champions Plateau United will be airlifted to Tunisia for Wednesday’s crucial CAF Champions League first round first leg tie against hosts Etoile Sahel in two batches, according to a report.

Nigeria Customs burns N25m raw donkey hides in Kano

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service Compliance Team on Thursday in Kano destroyed over 2,700 pieces of raw donkey hide, estimated at about N25m.

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