Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Airport Terminals to be completed soon - FAAN MD

In his first official tour, the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Engr. Saleh Dunoma expressed optimism that the airports terminals going through remodeling across the country will be completed soon due to adequate budget made available .
“Adequate budgetary provision has been made for the completion of remodelled terminals across the country”-The FAAN MD said. According to a statement signed by the General Manager Corporate Communications of FAAN, Mr. Yakubu Dati, this expression was made during an inspection tour at the Yakubu Gowon Airport, Jos and Kaduna International Airport, Kaduna.

Engr. Dunoma charged the contractors to ensure the completion of work in good time, to enable residence and air transporters enjoy the benefit of transformation as obtainable in other States where airports have been remodelled across the country.

The Managing Director who was accompanied by Mr Jim Opotu, the Airport Manager to the Yakubu Gowon Airport , Jos and Mr Garba Ringim the manager of the Kaduna International Airport,  Kaduna respectively, urged the contractors to work with the expected specification and standards. He further  expressed his unreserved appreciation over the level of commitment and significant improvement in the ongoing construction towards ensuring the completion of the terminals.

Malaysia PM: Missing MH370 Ended in Southern Indian Ocean

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Oliver McGee on the Malaysia missing plane



Today, we received the extremely sad news that we have all dreaded. After weeks of an unprecedented international search in hopes of a rescue, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak solemnly announced at 10:24 am ET (10:24 pm Malaysian local time) that Malaysia Flight 370 ended its journey on March 8, 2014 in the southern Indian Ocean. Somehow we knew this heartbreaking ending to this most compelling mystery in aviation safety and security history could be inevitable.
This human tragedy and story captivated the attention and hearts of people from all walks of life around the world, all anxiously hoping and praying for the survival of the 239 passengers and crew on board Malaysia Flight 370. With the sad news recently announced by Malaysian Prime Minister Razak, we can now focus our attention on the families and friends of the 239 loved ones lost, who must now come to terms with the sad reality of their loved ones' passing. May the flight MH370 families and friends be comforted in the knowledge that so many people around the world are praying for them at this extremely difficult and sad time. Our blessings and sympathies collectively around the world go out to all who are touched by the tragedy of Malaysia Flight 370.
Below is Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s press announcement today:
March 24, 2014, 10:24 am ET (10:24 pm Malaysian local time)
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“This evening I was briefed by representatives from the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB). They informed me that Inmarsat, the UK company that provided the satellite data which indicated the northern and southern corridors, has been performing further calculations on the data. Using a type of analysis never before used in an investigation of this sort, they have been able to shed more light on MH370′s path.
“Based on their new analysis, Inmarsat and the AAIB have concluded that MH370 flew along the southern corridor, and that its last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth.
“This is a remote location, far from any possible landing sites. It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that, according to this new data, flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean.
“We [will] be holding a press conference tomorrow with further details. In the meantime, we wanted to inform you of this new development at the earliest opportunity. We share this information out of a commitment to openness and respect for the families, two principles which have guided this investigation.
“Malaysia Airlines have already spoken to the families of the passengers and crew to inform them of this development. For them, the past few weeks have been heartbreaking; I know this news must be harder still. I urge the media to respect their privacy, and to allow them the space they need at this difficult time.”