• NDLEA Arrests Man With 270g Cocaine At Lagos Airport

    NDLEA Arrests Man With 270g Cocaine At Lagos Airport

    Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a 47 year-old man, Odili James Onyekwere at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos over unlawful exportation of illegal substance that tested positive for cocaine

    Head of Public Affairs of NDLEA, Ofoyeju Michell, in an official statement disclosed yesterday that the arrest was made during the outward screening of passengers on a Kenyan Airways flight to Ivato International Airport Antananarivo, Madagascar, adding that the suspect excreted twenty-five wraps of […]

  • NDLEA arrests two drug traffickers at Lagos airport

    NDLEA arrests two drug traffickers at Lagos airport

    Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in Lagos State have arrested two male drug traffickers identified as 44-year-old Okonkwo Francis Okechukwu, and Ifedigbo Chinedu Lucky, 37, for being in possession of 700 grams of cocaine at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport.

    The suspects were arrested during the inward screening of passengers on a Royal Air Maroc flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil through Casablanca, Morocco.

    In order to evade arrest, the suspects inserted seven wraps of cocaine each weighing 350 […]

  • FAAN restores power at Lagos airport, apologises to airlines, others

    FAAN restores power at Lagos airport, apologises to airlines, others

    The management of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has restored power to the airport, following last Saturday’s power outage that crippled activities at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

    A statement issued by FAAN’s spokesman, Yakubu Dati, yesterday read, “The management of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria wish to inform the general public that power has been fully restored at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos, shortly after a power outage.”

    The statement which also explained the cause of the […]

  • Power outage disrupts flights at Lagos airport

    Power outage disrupts flights at Lagos airport

    Flight operations were disrupted at the international terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, for two days; Saturday and Sunday, following continued power outage.

    According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the power outage affected international flights.

    The General Manager, Public Affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr Yakubu Dati, confirmed the development on Sunday in Lagos to journalists.

    “There was a power outage from the PHCN and the airport has continued to rely on our independent power supply.

    “However, when […]

  • Panic in Lagos Airport as gunshot leaves two injured

    Panic in Lagos Airport as gunshot leaves two injured

    There was panicking and pandemonium at the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) on Friday following a gunshot with two people injured.

    A security man, identified as an orderly of a Senator, accidentally fired the gunshots, as he tried to remove the magazine of his gun when the discharge occurred leaving him and another woman injured.

    They, however, walked out of the terminal to the vehicle that conveyed them to the hospital without any assistance.

    Travellers and airport […]

  • Fire guts Lagos Airport Hotel

    Fire guts Lagos Airport Hotel

    According to reports, the Lagos Airport Hotel in Ikeja was gutted by fire on Monday with valuables worth ‎millions of naira destroyed.

    It was learnt that the inferno resulted from a surge in the electrical installations at a section of the Banquet Hall around 5am before it extended to the other parts.

    Combined efforts of the the Lagos State Fire Service and the state’s Emergency Management Agency prevented the fire from spreading to adjoining buildings‎.

    It was gathered that firefighters from the Alausa […]

  • Crowd Gather Ooni of Ife and his Wife at Lagos Airport on their way to the US

    Crowd Gather Ooni of Ife and his Wife at Lagos Airport on their way to the US

    Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II and his queen Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi were surrounded by a huge crowd as the couple arrived Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on their way to the United States earlier this week.

    Ooni Ogunwusi, who is arguably Nigeria’s most popular monarch, has been lately criticized for his many journeys and visits attracted a massive crowd of fans and admirers at the departure wing of the airport -as people gathered to catch a glimpse of him and […]

  • NLC shuts down Lagos Airport as workers protest fuel hike … more photos

    NLC shuts down Lagos Airport as workers protest fuel hike … more photos

    Following the declaration by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, that all offices nationwide be shut in protest of the hike in price of petrol, it was reported that workers at the Lagos Airport were left stranded Wednesday morning as they were not allowed into their offices.

    Following the declaration by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, that all offices nationwide be shut in protest of the hike in price of petrol, it was reported that workers at the Lagos Airport were left […]

  • NDLEA discovers 193 wraps of cocaine inside packs of sweets, arrests two suspects at Lagos Airport

    NDLEA discovers 193 wraps of cocaine inside packs of sweets, arrests two suspects at Lagos Airport

    The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has discovered one hundred and ninety-three (193) wraps of cocaine inside packs of sweets at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

    The whitish substance concealed in sweets tested positive to cocaine and weighed 3.230kgs.

    Anti-narcotics officials discovered the drugs in the luggage of a twenty-four-year-old female passenger from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    A suspected member of the drug cartel was also arrested.

    NDLEA commander at the Lagos Airport, Mr. Ahmadu Garba, said that the suspect who […]

  • FAAN staff battered by Customs officials at Lagos airport

    FAAN staff battered by Customs officials at Lagos airport

    An official of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) was Thursday battered by officials of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) attached to the Lagos airport.

    Trouble started when the Customs staff simply identified as H. Daboh, who was in mufti, attempted to access the Monument Gate through the exit thereby leading to gridlock on the road.

    The battered FAAN staff, Mr. Taiwo Adeyanju, who was in the company of some of his colleagues, was actually on his way out of the Monument […]

  • Former President Jonathan’s aide arrested at Lagos airport

    Former President Jonathan’s aide arrested at Lagos airport

    Nigeria’s secret service agents, the Department of State Security, DSS, have arrested a former Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Matters, Waripamowei Dudafa, while attempting to travel out of the country through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

    Dudafa was on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC’s wanted list for his alleged involvement in the sharing of N10 billion to delegates during the December 2014 presidential primaries of the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party.

    Dudafa allegedly converted the money […]