Nigerian Government Shuts Abuja Airport 7TH March


This is to inform all airline operators, passengers, airport users and the general public that the Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the temporary closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to enable the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria carry out a major rehabilitation of the runway at the airport.

 According to the Managing Director of FAAN, Engr. Saleh Dunoma, the closure, which will take effect from the midnight of 7TH March, will be for a period of six weeks, after which the airport will be re-opened to operations again.

He stated further that due to the temporary closure, Kaduna International Airport will serve as the alternate from 8th March, till the completion of the rehabilitation.

Normal operations will re-commence at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on the 19thApril, 2017.

Noting that the Authority has put in place necessary facilities that will ensure the safety and security of all airport users and seamless facilitation at the Kaduna International Airport, he appealed to all stakeholders to bear with the Authority as we continue to upgrade our facilities in compliance with NCAA and ICAO Annexes, which bothers on security and safety at the airports.


Henrietta Yakubu (Mrs.)

Ag General Manager,

Corporate Affairs


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    Cowl Story…Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

    New Ondo Gov Rotimi Akeredolu Takes On Recent Political Battles

    The brand new Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has revealed that some members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State, labored in opposition to the celebration throughout final November’s governorship

    He mentioned such disloyal members wouldn’t be condoned by his administration.

    Mr. Akeredolu made this identified on the inauguration dinner organised for him in Akure, the state capital.

    He alleged that some chieftains of the APC within the state labored
    in opposition to the social gathering throughout the final governorship election.

    Mr. Akeredolu stated such disloyal members, whom he didn’t identify,
    ought to go and reapply in the event that they nonetheless
    needed to be members of the social gathering.

    The governor particularly accused a serving senator within the state of working towards the APC within the final
    governorship election.

    He berated the senator for going to purchase an area in a newspaper to congratulate
    him after his victory.

    Mr. Akeredolu, who didn’t point out the title of the senator,
    insisted that those that have been concerned in anti-celebration actions couldn’t come via the again door.

    “A Senator that gained his seat beneath the platform of APC, selected to overtly work for Advert in the course of the final governorship election, and later paid for congratulatory advert for me on pages of newspaper,” he stated.

    “It appears to be like unusual to me, that is somebody that didn’t even name to congratulate me.

    “Tell the senator he isn’t a member of APC; everybody
    that concerned in anti-occasion actions can’t come again via the again door, they’d have to return to their varied wards to re-apply for APC membership card and apologise brazenly,
    they also needs to do the needful.”

    Though the governor didn’t point out the senator, he’s believed to have been referring to Ajayi Borroffice.

    Mr. Borroffice, representing Ondo North senatorial district, contested towards Mr. Akeredolu on the APC primaries and misplaced.

    He additionally contested the result of the primaries, and had refused to recognise Mr. Akeredolu’s candidature on the early levels of the disaster.

    Regardless of reaching an understanding to sheath his sword, Mr. Borroffice stayed away from Mr. Akeredolu’s campaigns and was believed to have supported the candidate of the Alliance for Democracy, Olusola Oke.

    The governor nonetheless, commended the Deputy Chairman of the APC, Ade Adetimehin, and another chieftains of the get together for his or her efforts in the direction of guaranteeing that the APC received the election.

    When reached to react to Mr. Akeredolu’s assertion, Mr. Borroffice mentioned he wouldn’t reply to such statements when his identify was not explicitly said.

    “I am a senator of the federal republic of Nigeria, I can’t reply to statements
    the place my title is just not clearly acknowledged,
    I’m too huge for that,” he stated.

    Additionally at a thanksgiving service held on the Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew Anglican Church, Owo on Sunday, Mr. Akeredolu promised to not disappoint the folks of the state.

    He stated he would serve them higher and report extra success and achievements within the state.

    In his sermon, the Archbishop of Ondo Province of Anglican Diocese, George Lasebikan, urged the governor to face his duties squarely and contentiously.

    Mr. Lasebikan additionally appealed to him to take the cost of workers’ salaries as a precedence.
    “He ought to pay salaries; a lot of our individuals haven’t been paid, not solely in Ondo State however in numerous components of
    Nigeria. It’s in East, North and each a part of the
    nation,” the bishop stated.

    “It just isn’t good, a labourer is worthy of his wage and
    authorities must do one thing that the general public will
    know that the federal government is taking good care of
    them in any other case folks won’t reply to the politicians.

    “I know recession has been a foul factor for the nation however there must be a approach that staff are paid.”

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