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4. President Muhammadu Buhari has departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja for the United Kingdom, where he will meet his doctor for a routine medical check-up.

President Buhari departs Abuja for London

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja for the United Kingdom, where he will meet his doctor for a routine medical check-up.

160 stranded Nigerians return from Libya

A new batch of one hundred and sixty (160) stranded Nigerian nationals arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport Abuja, from Tripoli, Libya, in the early hours of Wednesday, 17th March 2021.
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, has expressed shock and sadness over the tragic news of the crash of a Nigerian military aircraft in Abuja on Sunday.

Abuja crash: NAF releases names of personnel in ill-fated plane

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), earlier today, 21 February 2021, confirmed that one of its aircraft, a Beechcraft KingAir B350i (NAF 201), crashed while returning to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja after reporting engine failure enroute Minna, where it was scheduled to conduct surveillance missions over Niger State and its environs in connection with the concerted efforts to secure the release of the students/staff abducted from the Government Science College Kagara, Niger State.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, revealed this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday.

FEC approves N2 billion for surveillance equipment for airports, waterways

The Federal Executive Council has approved about N2billion for the procurement of surveillance equipment for some airports and inland waterways in the country.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Saudi Arabia: Nigerian to evacuate 420 nationals

The Federal Government, has concluded plans to evacuate another set of 420 Nigerians from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Super Eagles returned to the shores of Nigeria after honoring their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers match against Sierra Leone on Tuesday.

Super Eagles returns to Nigeria from Freetown

The Super Eagles returned to the shores of Nigeria after honoring their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers match against Sierra Leone on Tuesday.
The federal government has reopened the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu and urged entrepreneurs from the South-east region to invest in the planned concession of airport facilities.

Minister: Kano, Port-Harcourt, Enugu airports to resume international operations soon

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has announced the decision of the Federal Government to resume international operations from Kano, Port-Harcourt and Enugu Airports before Christmas celebrations.
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FCTA begins demolition of 2,400 shanties on railway corridor

Weeks after a train on a test-run was reportedly attacked with stones close to Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has commenced the demolition of about 2, 400 shanties in Kukwuaba-Wuye District along the railway corridor leading to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

Nigeria expects over 15,000 passengers weekly as international flights resume

Following the resumption of international flights in Lagos and Abuja airports from Saturday, investigations by newsmen have revealed that there will be about 15,000 passengers flying into the country weekly.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

PTF: Nigeria not ready for full-scale re-opening of economy

The Federal Government said on Thursday that the country “is not ready for full-scale re-opening of the economy.”
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

Labour urges Nigerian government to desist from plans to concession major airports

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the Federal Government to desist from further contemplation, discussions and arrangements to concession major airports in the country.
The Federal Government Independent Assessment Committee visited the Headquarters of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to access the performance of the service.

Nigerian government projects assessment committee visits Immigration service

The Federal Government Independent Assessment Committee visited the Headquarters of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to access the performance of the service.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

Aviation unions vow to resist planned concession of airports

Against the backdrop of possible job losses owing to the planned concession of four most prominent airports in the country, aviation unions in the land have vowed to resist the moves.
President Buhari commissions New Terminal Building of Abuja International Airport on 20th December 2018-9

FAAN investigate allegation against bribery at Abuja airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has said that it has begun an investigation into allegations that some officials at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, were collecting bribe from passengers on evacuation flights.
A total of 2, 933 Nigerians have been evacuated from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) so far, according to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NiDCOM.

NiDCOM: 2,933 Nigerians evacuated from UAE so far

A total of 2, 933 Nigerians have been evacuated from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) so far, according to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NiDCOM.
Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), on Saturday said the commission was pressing seeking an amendment of the Electoral Law to enable more than 20 million Nigerians living abroad to vote in country’s general election.

134 Nigerians stranded in Sudan return home

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) while announcing this via its Twitter page on Sunday, July 19, 2020, said the evacuees arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

134 Nigerians return home from Sudan

At least 134 Nigerians stranded in Khartoum, Capital of Sudan, due to the coronavirus pandemic have returned home, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has said.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

324 More Nigerian nationals depart America for Abuja

Another flight evacuating Nigerians stranded in the United States due to the coronavirus pandemic has departed for Abuja.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has said that 590 stranded Nigerians have been successfully evacuated from the United Kingdom (UK) and are expected to arrive Abuja and Lagos on Tuesday.

895 stranded Nigerians evacuated from UK, Dubai

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has said that 590 stranded Nigerians have been successfully evacuated from the United Kingdom (UK) and are expected to arrive Abuja and Lagos on Tuesday.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

Minister: Domestic flights to resume nationwide July 15

The minister stated this on Saturday when he led a team from the aviation industry and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, on a simulation exercise with a MaxAir flight, VM1644.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

Domestic flights resume July 15 across Nigeria

The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, on Saturday in Kano State, said that domestic flights would resume operations across the nation’s airports on July 15, noting that those that are not ready will be given enough time in order not to risk people’s lives.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

Nigeria completes flight simulation exercise ahead of resumption

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has conducted simulation exercise at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja to test all the protocols designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 at the Airport ahead of flight resumption.

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World Bank: Nigeria responsible for over 40 percent diaspora remittances in Sub Saharan Africa

In a statement on Wednesday, the Washington-based financial institution said remittances to SSA declined by an estimated 12.5 percent in 2020 to $42 billion. The decline was almost entirely due to a 27.7 percent decline in remittance flows to Nigeria,

Femi Falana: Southern governors should legalise open grazing ban to prosecute offenders

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has urged southern governors in the country to back their ban on open grazing with a legal instrument to enable the prosecution of offenders.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo governor: Nigeria’s unity must be on social justice, equity

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has called for unity in Nigeria in order for the country to overcome its many challenges.
Demonstrators gather outside the army headquarters in Khartoum on Tuesday [Ashraf Shazly-AFP]

Two people killed in Sudan rally over 2019 protest killings

At least two people have been killed and dozens wounded as Sudanese security forces cracked down on a rally that demanded justice for protesters killed during anti-government demonstrations two years ago, according to the army.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen abduct graduate, one other in Ondo community

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have created tension in Ikaram Akoko, in Akoko North West council area of Ondo State, following the abduction of two residents of the community including a graduate, identified as Gbodi.

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Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, in a statement issued in Abuja, also disclosed that 19 political parties willingly withdrew their nominations for the elections.

INEC introduces part online registration for new voters from June 28

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has unfolded plans for online continuous voter registration for the 2023 general elections.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Chapter, has called on the Edo State Government to intervene and settle the crisis of non-payment of staff salaries in the institution.

ASUU, NASU protest non-payment of accumulated salaries in Edo

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) of the Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma in Edo State yesterday protested against the nonpayment of their accumulated salaries, amid deployment of security ‎agents to maintain peace at the university.
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Oyo ALGON dedicates Supreme Court victory to Senator Ajimobi

The Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Oyo State Chapter, has dedicated its victory at the Supreme Court to the late former Gov. Abiola Ajimobi.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

Police, Amotekun, hunters arrest bandits in Igangan

Combined efforts of local hunters, Amotekun Corps and the Nigeria Police have led to the arrest of eight bandits who mounted illegal roadblocks at Igangan, in Oyo State.

Bafana Bafana coach: I have problem with players who think they are big stars

New Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has issued a warning that he will not tolerate players who see themselves as above the team.