Ekiti embarks on cargo Airport to boost state’s economic potential

The Ekiti State Government has embarked on the construction of an agro cargo airport to market the state’s economic potentials, facilitate the export of cash crops, agribusiness and boost internally generated revenue. Bisi Egbeyemi, the deputy governor said the airport project, when completed would positively change the face of the state, attract investment and create…

Breaking: Residents stranded, groan as #EndSARS protesters block airport road in Abuja, troops deployed

#EndSARS protesters early Monday blocked popular airport road in Abuja for the second time in three days. Residents from Kuje axis are the worst hit as the protesters barricaded the area. On Friday, Abuja residents had similar experience as the protesters intensified their movement on the same airport road, a situation that forced many to…

COVID-19 protocols elongate queues, fuel extortion at airports

Passengers travelling through Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, have expressed frustrations over extortions by airport officials and long hours of waiting to get cleared as a result of government’s imposed Covid-19 protocols. Following the resumption of international flights on September 5, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19……

Breaking: Passengers stranded, groan as Arik Air workers ground operations at airport (Pictures)

Passengers are currently stranded at the Murtala Mohammed airport Lagos following strike embarked upon by the staff of Arik Air over what they described as “poor condition of work”. One of the passengers who revealed this via his twitter handle wrote, “Arik Air workers are currently on industrial action this morning, making passengers to be…

Start concessioning with underutilised airports, TUC tells government

The Trade Union Congress Nigeria (TUC) on Thursday urged the Federal Government to start its planned concessioning of airports in the country with those considered underutilised, as against the viable ones already listed by the government. The government is pushing the concessioning plan with four of Nigeria’s most patronised international airports in the first instance….

Enugu airport rehabilitation: Nnamani speaks on Ugwuanyi’s development agenda

The Senator representing Enugu East, Sen. Chimaroke Nnamani, have commended Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State over his effort in the rehabilitation of Akanu Ibiam International Airport. In a statement signed by the senator and issued to newsmen in Abuja Friday, Nnamani commended the governor for his commitment and relentless effort over the airport reopened…

Release the N27bn bailout to airlines

Recent media report that Air Peace, Nigeria’s largest domestic airline, has laid off over 1,000 workers, out of which 150 pilots and engineers were affected, is worrisome. The dire situation calls for urgent measures including the release of the N27 billion bailout for domestic airlines as promised by the federal government. According to the spokesperson…