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Abuja airport runway ready ahead of deadline

The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said  that the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja,  would be ready by April 17, two days ahead of the deadline.

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Snake on board disrupts Emirates flight

A snake on a plane prompted United Arab Emirates (UAE) carrier Emirates Airline to cancel one of its flights from Muscat, in neighbouring Oman, to Dubai on Sunday, UAE daily Gulf News reported on Monday.

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Hijackers free 109 from Libya plane in Malta; keep some crew

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Hijackers diverted a Libyan plane carrying 118 people to the Mediterranean island of Malta on Friday and threatened to blow it up with hand grenades, officials said. Tense negotiations ensued and within a few hours at least 109 people were allowed to leave the plane, the prime minister said.

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Aviation Unions ground Arik Air’s local/international operations

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> Unions in the aviation sector on Tuesday shut down the operations of Nigeria’s biggest domestic carrier, Arik Air following the airline’s failure to pay seven months’ salary arrears and other alleged anti-labour practices.

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