Africa: Nigerian Govt. Shuts Enugu International Airport over unsafe runway

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FEDERAL Government has said it may have to downgrade the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu or shut it down outright to enable it effect renovations on the airport runways to avoid any major incident. This is just as the Murtala Muhammed International Airport ( MMIA) may be torn down and rebuilt with nothing less than N14 billion as the airport, […]

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Africa: Enugu Governor, Ugwuanyi, relocates Radio mask at Akanu-Ibiam airport

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DETERMINED to ensure speedy rehabilitation of Akanu Ibiam Airport, Enugu, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Thursday approved the immediate relocation of the transmission mast of the Enugu State Broadcasting Service (ESBS) located at Ngwo near the State capital. Briefing newsmen after the meeting of the State Executive Council (EXCO), the commissioner for information Ogbuagu Anikwe explained that the […]

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Africa: Southeast governors tasks FG on need to fix Enugu airport

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Forum of the southeast state governors has pleaded with the federal government to save the Akanu Ibiam International Airport located in Enugu from its present deplorable condition. The governors led by the chairman of the forum, Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state, jointly made this plea in a communique released after a meeting held on Sunday, September 2 at Enugu government […]

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Africa: Enugu airport gets intervention on safety, standards 

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AKANU Ibiam International Airport, Enugu has received an international aviation assessment group, APEX ACI World, to access and rate its safety and standard practices. The group will also advise the airport management on how best to improve its international rating, using aviation best practices to stablise its operations. The team comprising aviation experts in major Africa countries with headquarters in […]

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Africa: Giving Enugu Airport a Facelift

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Chinedu Eze reasons that federal governnent’s plan to upgrade the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, with modern facilities will attract more flights to the airports and boost the economy of the state. The Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika recently embarked on facility tour of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu and the Benin Airport as government plans to […]

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Africa: Nigerian Govt. Urged to Authorize Night Flights at Enugu Airport

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Aviation industry operators and stakeholders from the South East geopolitical zone have called on the federal government to issue Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) approving the AkanuIbiam International Airport, Enugu to operate for 24 hours as an international airport. Airlines that operate to the airport said the facility has airfield lighting and good runway as such should be allowed to operate […]

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Medical Tourism:175 Open Heart surgeries done in Enugu

The sudden demise of two Nigerian coaches, Amodu Shuaibu and Stephen Keshi due to heart-related diseases, has raised questions on the need to find immediate solutions to the silent killer. Christopher Isiguzo writes that the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, has come to the rescue with the successful conduct of 175 open heart surgeries in a space of three […]

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African Business: Businessman loses $86,000, gets six months jail

A Federal High Court in Enugu yesterday sentenced a businessman, Samuel Duru to six months imprisonment for failing to declare $96,000 at the airport. The court also ordered the forfeiture of the undeclared amount to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Counsel to the anti-graft agency, Mr. Michael Oni, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), told the […]

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