FAAN reopens Lagos airport runway after Dana Air incident

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has announced the reopening of Runway 18L/36R at Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos, following a temporary closure caused by a Dana Air plane skidding off the runway on Tuesday This was disclosed in a press release signed by the Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, FAAN, Obiageli Orah, […]

Passports: NIS to produce 24,000 passports daily – Tunji-Ojo

The federal government intends to produce at least 24,000 passports every day in order to eliminate the delays that residents face in acquiring their passports. The production would begin as soon as the 200,000 passport backlogs were eliminated. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, Minister of Interior, said this in Abuja on Friday during a visit by a group […]

Nigerians resumes flight operations as UAE lifts visa ban

The United Arab Emirates, on Monday, lifted its months-long visa ban on Nigerians. Consequently, Etihad and Emirates Airlines will resume flight operations in Nigeria immediately. “President Bola Tinubu and President of the United Arab Emirates, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on Monday in Abu Dhabi, have finalised a historic agreement, which has resulted in the […]

Three killed in fire fighting helicopter crash

Three killed in fire fighting helicopter crash

Three people have died following a helicopter crash during a firefighting mission in the US state of California. The incident happened on Sunday evening after fire crews were called to a blaze near Cabazon, Riverside County. The two helicopters collided, with one then landing safely and the second crashing into the ground, killing everyone on […]

Coup: Niger closes airspace as it refuses to reinstate president

Niger closed its airspace on Sunday until further notice, citing the threat of military intervention from the West African regional bloc after coup leaders rejected a deadline to reinstate the country’s ousted president. Earlier, thousands of junta supporters flocked to a stadium in Niamey, the capital, cheering the decision not to cave in to external […]

BREAKING: Chopper crashes into building in Lagos 

Panic has engulfed residents around Oba Akran in Ikeja, Lagos after a helicopter crashed into a building. The chopper whose details were yet unknown, was said to exploded as soon as it landed on the building located adjacent AP filling station and United Bank for Africa (UBA) on the commercial avenue. Read Also: FG demolishes […]

President Tinubu Renames Airports After Buhari, Awolowo, Okadigbo, Others

The President Bola Tinubu-led Federal Government has renamed some federal airports after several notable Nigerians. This is according to a memo by the Federal Ministry of Aviation dated June 1, 2023, and signed by Mrs Joke Olatunji for the Director of Airport Operations. The statement made available to the public on Monday noted that the […]