News - Murtala Mohammed International Airport

Another Batch Of Stranded Nigerians Return From Libya

1 month ago /
Nation 

Another batch of 174 stranded Nigerian voluntary returnees from Libya arrived the cargo shed of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos on Thursday night.

330 Irregular Nigerian Migrants Repatriated From Tripoli, Libya

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the International Organisation for Migration, IOM, in conjunction with the Embassy of Nigeria in Tripoli, Libya will repatriate 330 irregular Nigerian migrants from Tripoli, Libya to Lagos, on Thursday, February 28, 2019. 

House Of Representatives To Probe Theft On Lagos Airport Runways

1 year ago /
Nation 

The frequent theft from aircraft while taxing for take-off on the runway at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport has attracted the attention of lawmakers who wants an immediate stop to the act.  The House of Representatives mandated its committee on aviation to obtain answers from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA,...

Another 257 Nigerians Return From Libya

1 year ago /
Nation 

The number of stranded Nigerians that are voluntarily returning from Libya has risen to 401 after the arrival of 257 persons. They arrived at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos at about 1:30 am on Wednesday, following the arrival of the first batch of 144 Nigerians. The first set of returnees,...

Aviation Workers Disrupt Activities In Lagos

1 year ago /
Nation  Transport  

Workers of the federal airports authority of Nigeria on Tuesday staged a protest over the planned concessioning of some airports in the country  by the federal government. The FAAN workers moved around the Muritala  Mohammed international airport in Lagos  and offices of some aviation parastatals to register their opposition to government’s...

FG To Concession Airports

1 year ago /
Nation 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government will soon concession three airports in the country.  Professor Osinbajo who said this at the presidential quarterly business forum in Abuja on Monday, noted that the airports are the Nnamdi Azikike international airport Abuja, Murtala Mohammed international airport Lagos and the Kaduna airport.  The...

Aviation Minister Names Airport Concession As Next Big Thing

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has identified the concession of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport and three others, as the next big project, after the successful rehabilitation work on the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Senator Sirika disclosed this to reporters during the induction...

41 Deported Nigerians Arrive From The UK

2 years ago /
Nation 

Forty-one Nigerians deported from the United Kingdom for immigration related offences have arrived in the country. The deportees arrived at the cargo terminal of the Murtala Mohammed international airport, Ikeja Lagos on Wednesday morning in an unmarked chartered aircraft. They were received on arrival by officials of the National Emergency Management Agency,...

Passengers Attempting To Smuggle Cocaine Arrested In Nigeria

2 years ago /
Nation 

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on Tuesday said it arrested two suspects with cocaine at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport. A statement by the agency’s spokesperson, Mitchell Ofoyeju, said one of the suspects was arrested on his way to Hong Kong after ingesting cocaine. “Another suspect, who lives in Athens,...

Light Up Lagos: Ambode Commissions 36KM Street Light

3 years ago /
Environment 

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has commissioned the lighting up of the of Lagos-Abeokuta expressway from Ile Zik to former Toll Gate, Sango Ota and Murtala Mohammed International Airport to Oshodi in Lagos. According to the Ambode, the initiative was part of the promise of building a 24/7 economy...

Ojukwu’s niece, 3 others arrested in 2.24kg drug bust

3 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) yesterday arrested Ijeoma Ojukwu, a niece to late politician, Chief Odumegwu Ojukwu and three others just as the anti-graft agency quizzed one of its staff over the importation of 2.24 kilogrammes of cocaine from Brazil. In a statement issued in Lagos, spokesman...

How man with cocaine inside anus was nabbed by NDLEA at Lagos airport

3 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The suspect, Ikeh Maxwell Obumneme, was apprehended on Boxing Day by agents of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos for drug peddling. He was said to have tested positive for cocaine inserted in his anus, according to the NDLEA Commander at the...

FAAN MD Calls For Strategic Plans On Safety

3 years ago /
Nation 

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria on Sunday called for a strategic action plan for the closure of "open-items" recently identified during auditing to guarantee safety and security of airports. Mr Saleh Dunoma, FAAN Managing Director, made the call at a meeting with the technical committee drawn from the departments of...

Nigerian Military Takes Delivery Of Attack Helicopters, Hardwares

4 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The Nigerian Military have started taking delivery of sophisticated military hardware from Russia and other European countries in order to effectively prosecute the Boko Haram war. It was learnt that some of the items were received at the Port of Lagos and were being moved to designated locations in Abuja and...

14,000 Nigerians So Far Transported To Israel For Pilgrimage In 2014 -- Opara

4 years ago /
Nation  Religion 

Mr John-Kennedy Opara, the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), on Thursday, said 14,000 Christian pilgrims had so far been transported to Israel this year. He said this while addressing the last batch of pilgrims at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Abuja, before they left for the Holy Land. Opara said...

NDLEA Apprehend Four With 6.135kg Of Drugs

4 years ago /
Nation 

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has apprehended four suspected drug traffickers at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. A total of 6.135kg of narcotics were seized from them. The suspects include Omidiya Taiwo, 44, who works in an automobile company in Barcelona, Anikwe Chukwudi Charles, 25, hotel attendant...

Synagogue Building Collapse: Coroner Suspends Prophet Joshua's Appearance At Inquest

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Coroner's Inquest set up by the Lagos State government to probe the circumstances which led to the collapse of a six-storey guest house belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) yesterday suspended further actions on the invitation of the founder of the church, Prophet Temitope Joshua, to...

 

Over 100 Nigerians Deported From 4 Scandinavian Countries

4 years ago /
Nation  Transport  

No fewer than 100 Nigerians were deported yesterday from four Scandinavian countries for immigration and related offences. The deportees were sent from Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.  The deported asylum seekers were brought into the country through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos at about 7am with a cargo plane.   The deportees included women,...

 

2 Women Fight Over Baby Born By Maid

4 years ago /
Oddities 

A baby girl born by a house maid  in Lagos State, western Nigeria, has caused a fight between two women over who among them should take custody of the baby. The maid lived with a man, Oyekale Oladele and his wife Ngozi, who have been seeking to have a baby for...

 

Court Remands Woman, 33, In Prison For Drug Trafficking

4 years ago /
Security 

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday remanded at Kirikiri Prisons a 33-year-old woman, Hope Umuraero, charged with attempting to export 1.4 kg of hemp to Dubai. Umuraero, who is being prosecuted by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for drug trafficking, pleaded guilty to the charge. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke...


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