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Bi-Courtney Lays Claim To Controversial N12.5b Debt, Remodeled GAT

…Says Arik Owes BASL Not FAAN Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operator of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Two (MMA2), Lagos, has declared categorically that the controversial N12.5billion under dispute between the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and Arik Air belongs to Bi-Courtney not the aviation agency as claimed. This just as the operator also […]


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Reunion, Seychelles Begins Talks On Inter-Island Cooperation, Tourism

The Conseilliere Regionale of Reunion Island Faouzia Vitry and the Cultural Director of the island Sophie Jasmin met this morning with Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange to discuss inter –Island cooperation. The two Islands; Reunion and Seychelles delegations discussed the firming-up of a working programme, which they hope would be formalised in […]


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Oba Of Benin, Omo n’Oba Erediauwa Is Dead

The Oba of Benin, Omo n’Oba Erediauwa Akpolokpolo I, is dead. The Palace of the Oba of Benin has announced the death of the monarch yesterday. The Iyase of Benin, Chief Sam Igbe, who made the announcement in Benin City, said that the Oba passed on at Ugha-Ozolua, situated inside the palace. Oba of Benin […]


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100 Nigerians Invade Labour Market, As Aero Terminates Contract With Skyborne

About 100 workers of the ailing Aero are heading to the already saturated labour market following the termination of contractual agreement with one of its contractors; SBL. A source in the airline stated that “the management has not sacked workers, but only seized its contractual agreement with one of its contractors, SBL”. The source told […]


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NDLEA Smokes Out 73 Cannabis Cultivators, Dealers In Edo State

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Edo State has apprehended 73 suspected cannabis cultivators and dealers with 10,094.75kgs of cannabis. The anti-narcotic agency disclosed that those arrested include 60 males and 13 females and that the arrest and seizures took place between January and March 2016. The agency added that a cannabis laden […]


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Again, Customs Officer Beats FAAN Official To Coma At Lagos Airport

…Rushed To Air Force Hospital An official of the Nigeria Customs Service(NCS) attached to the Murtala Muhammed Airport(MMA), Lagos, yesterday pummeled a staff of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria(FAAN) to coma at the Monument Gate of MMA), Lagos, which led to the agency staff being rushed to the Air Force(NAF) hospital. The development is […]


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FAAN CEO Harps On Regular Sporting Activities

…As Agency’s Inter-Dept Football Competition Begins Managing Director of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Engr. Saleh Dunoma has charged workers in the agency to engage in regular sporting activities in order to remain healthy always.. Dunoma stated this while declaring open the organisation’s Inter-Departmental Unity Football Competition at the FAAN School at the Murtala […]


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Stanbic IBTC Leads Efforts Against Malaria

…Distributes Mosquito Nets In Schools Stanbic IBTC, a member of the Standard Bank Group, has distributed treated mosquito nets to school children in the Makoko, Yaba area of Lagos State. The distribution represents Stanbic IBTC’s efforts at helping to stem the malaria scorch and in the process contribute to the health and wellbeing of children […]


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Abacha Loot: Give Us More Time To Decide –World Bank

The World Bank Access to Information Committee has asked for more time to reach a decision on the appeal lodged with it by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) regarding the spending of recovered stolen funds by the late General Sani Abacha. The World Bank asked for more time in a letter addressed to SERAP […]


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Public Private Partnerships In Airports: The Role Of The Public Sector

This article was prepared by Dr. Charles E. Schlumberger, Lead Air Transport Specialist, Transport & ICT, World Bank and will be published in Volume XL of the Annals of Air and Space Law, which features many other very interesting articles covering the entire spectrum of domestic and international air law and the law of space […]