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Nigerians, others now pay for email inquiries on UK visa

The British high commission has announced that email inquiries by visa customers applying from outside the UK would attract a fee as from June 1. The high commission made this known in a brief report on changes to UK visas ...

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Dana aircraft makes emergency landing after losing engine mid-air

An aircraft belonging to Dana Air en-route Port Harcourt on Friday morning made an ‘air return’, some minutes after take-off from the Murtala Muhammed Airport II, Lagos. The aircraft with registration number 5N-SRI returned after colliding with a bird mid-air. ...

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Two Air Peace aircraft collide at Lagos airport

Two Air Peace aircraft collided at the departure ramp of Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos on Thursday. One of the aircraft, a Boeing 737 with the registration mark 5N-BQR, was reportedly being towed for departure, when it hit the stabiliser ...

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Ethiopian Airlines the first to land in reopened Abuja airport; Arik to resume today

An aircraft owned by Ethiopian Airlines was the first to land at the reopened Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport in Abuja, on Tuesday. The aircraft touched down some minutes past 12pm. Ethiopian Airlines was the only foreign airline that made use ...

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Abuja Airport ready for operation, FAAN converts Terminal D to departure hall

Usman Muktar, the Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA, has announced that the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, runway is ready for operation and can be opened on Wednesday. Muktar disclosed this while speaking with newsmen during an inspection of the ...

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Abuja runway ready today, two days ahead of schedule – FAAN

Saleh Dunoma, managing director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), says the runway of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, would be ready by April 17, two days ahead of the deadline. He gave the assurance in a statement ...

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FG lifts ban on Kaduna to Abuja helicopter shuttles

The Federal Government has lifted the ban placed on commercial helicopters shuttling between Abuja and Kaduna. Babagana Monguno, the national security adviser (NSA), had directed regulatory agencies not to allow commercial helicopters to use the Abuja airspace. He stated that ...

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FG provides free bus and train to Kaduna for air passengers

The Federal Government on Monday announced measures to ease the plight of passengers during the six weeks that the Nnamdi Azikiwe  International Airport in Abuja will be closed for the reconstruction of the sole runway. The measures were announced at a ...

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One feared dead as Lagos-Kano train partially derails in Osogbo

One person is feared dead, as the cargo section of a passenger train travelling from Lagos to Kano on Saturday got detached from the main body and  later derailed in Osogbo, Osun state. The corpse of the deceased was found on ...

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Abuja airport to be shut Tuesday

The temporary closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, has been approved by the Federal Government. The closure which will take effect from the midnight of Tuesday March 7, is to enable the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) ...

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