Tag: MMIA

NDLEA arrests a Rev. and General overseer with drugs at MMIA

AD Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a pastor, Rev. Ugochukwu Emmanuel Ekwem, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos on his way to a three-week crusade in Nairobi, Kenya with 54 sticks of Cannabis allegedly wrapped around his body. Director, Media and[Read More…]

NDLEA seize N28 billion worth of cocaine at Lagos airport

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency has disclosed it seized drug substances tested positive for cocaine worth N28 billion at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The drugs recovered included a N21 billion worth of cocaine belonging to a hairstylist, Jennifer Onyejegbu and a N7 billion worth of the substance[Read More…]

After 5 months, First international flight lands in Lagos

There was palpable joy on Saturday as the first international flight landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this was coming after five months of closure of the Nigerian airspace due to the lockdown occasioned by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.[Read More…]

It’s Time to Talk About the Disgrace that is Murtala Mohammed International Airport

In 2002, I boarded a DC-10 for a Lagos – Accra flight on the now-defunct Ghana Airways. This was my first time directly traveling from one African country to another by air, so I had the chance to compare Lagos Airport and Accra Airport very closely, being just 45 minutes[Read More…]

Breaking: Chinese man quarantined in Lagos over suspected Coronavirus

Two more suspected cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Lagos. One of the suspected cases, is a Chinese man isolated on arrival at the Muritala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, on Tuesday. The unnamed man was said to be coughing excessively when accosted. A source said the Chinese man is[Read More…]

Nigeria Airways

Defunct Nigerian Airways’ Workers Protest Unpaid N78 Billion in Entitlements

Some workers of the defunct Nigeria Airways on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, staged a peaceful protest at Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos over delayed payment of entitlements estimated at over 78 billion Naira. The protest, which started about 8.00 a.m., worsened the vehicular gridlock around the airport for over two[Read More…]

Nigeria’s Aviation Minister Blames Chinese Contractors For Damaging Cables Supplying Power At MMIA Lagos

Hadi Sirika, Nigeria’s Aviation Minister is blaming Chinese Contractors for sabotaging electricity cables at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos Yesterday.. 3rd time the Chinese contractors are damaging cables supplying power to Lagos airport! It is not acceptable, I apologize. We are dealing???? — Hadi Sirika (@hadisirika) September 12, 2016[Read More…]

FAAN Suspends All Cargo Flights At MMIA

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria is advising operators of all cargo flights to find alternative entry points for their cargo rather than the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos. Already, FAAN has advised the Nigerian Airspace Manager Agency to issue a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) to this effect. This has[Read More…]

Disputed Land: AIC’s Harry Akande Shuts Down MMIA Airport Premises, Halts Commercial Activities – FAAN

The Federal Airport Authorities says promoters of AIC Ltd, Chief Harry Akande have again taken the law into their hands by locking down the Diplomatic Car Park of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos today, Wednesday, April 9 2014. Yakubu Dati, Aviation Group Spokesman in a statement alleges that[Read More…]

Passengers Groan As Total Blackout Affect Operations At Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos

It seems the power situation is deteriorating contrary to Nigeria’s government report, the nations gateway – the Murtala Mohammed International Airport experienced a total blackout at Lagos airport leaving passengers stranded. The Power situation has continued to embarrass the nation as hundreds of passengers are left at the terminals sweating[Read More…]