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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by Sensiblerealist: 4:36am On Feb 15
I almost wept. Can someone help me name anything good that is at optimal performance level in Nigeria? Cuz I've tried and really tried, but I found nothing

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by bluefilm: 4:53am On Feb 15
coker007:
I don't understand why everyone is blaming buhari and the minister if aviation
You call clearly see it written up there that due to bad weather conditions planes had to be rerouted to Accra

I just don't understand why everybody in this country is very narrow minded and unable to attribute the right problems to the right cause

Do you know how difficult it is to land a plane with very poor visibility

What control does the airport or air traffic have over the weather

Una just dey weak person every time I read the comments.... everybody wants to claim knowledgeable on every fucking topic

Don't mind them.

They are all idiots.

Probably, Buhari is also the reason for their narrow mindedness?

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by Sensiblerealist: 4:53am On Feb 15
Baba go enter Bus, then try to get a refund if possible if as you said, no solution is in sight

muredo:
Am a victim,presently am in Accra stranded.
Also from the look of thing,no solution in sight

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by Kingscee(m): 5:23am On Feb 15
SarkinYarki:
After 5 years if Useless Buhari Lagos international airport doesn't have ILS glide scope guide in ..please what is Buhari doing as president
Na now you dey wake from your sleep? wait till 2023

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by BedLam: 5:43am On Feb 15
sulaak:


Do we we have to wait for the large volume of traffic before we start constructing new airports. A smart country will plans for the future, build the new airports, privatised them (PPP) and generate the business activities that will increase air traffic volumes. I understand that there is a plan to build an international airport in Lekki, brilliant idea as it will serve the financial hub in Lekki and it's immediate surrounding in Epe and Ogun state. International Airports are transformation infrastructure impact the development of a country.

Nigeria is poor because Nigerian cultural and social elites are prepared to tolerate poor leadership, imagine Lagosian protesting to retain Okada and Keke Nepad when they should have been on the street protesting against the deplorable state of the roads, lack of drainage and metro railway in the state.

Yes we have to wait to have larger traffic until we construct “more” airports, and that’s what you original post stated. More is different from new!
Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by farem: 6:03am On Feb 15
Kingspin:
This is typical Nigeria.

A country is that reprogressing.

Talk is cheap! Even your simple use of English language is reprogressing reTrogressing!

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by 9jaRealist: 6:17am On Feb 15
SarkinYarki:
How do u improve visibility? The best thing to do is to fix the ILS in the airport and no claiming you will make weather better

So as a minister of aviation you don't know why Airlines choose to reroute to Ghana other than Abuja ..okay then let me list the reasons out for you .

1 .Kotoka Airport Ghana is closer to Lagos than Abuja and so will save the airline more fuel

2. The ILS service in Abuja airport is epileptic and obsolete CAT 1 while Kotoka has CAT 3b where an aircraft can land with even just 50 ft of visibility

3 .the cost of aviation fuel is cheaper and more accessible than Nigeria

4 Kotoka airport Ghana has better runway service than any airport in Nigeria

So Mr minister you can see why any reasonable crew will opt to reroute to Ghana than head to Abuja

Without prejudice to the rest of your post...
Lagos to Accra is same flight time as Lagos to Abuja: 1 hr 15 min.

Frankly, it makes little LOGISTIC sense to take Nigeria-bound passengers to Accra (in Ghana) if Abuja (in Nigeria) is available.
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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by EdiskyHarry: 6:21am On Feb 15
why not take them to Akwa ibom international airport
Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by 9jaRealist: 6:28am On Feb 15
SarkinYarki:
How do u improve visibility? The best thing to do is to fix the ILS in the airport and no claiming you will make weather better

So as a minister of aviation you don't know why Airlines choose to reroute to Ghana other than Abuja ..okay then let me list the reasons out for you .

1 .Kotoka Airport Ghana is closer to Lagos than Abuja and so will save the airline more fuel

2. The ILS service in Abuja airport is epileptic and obsolete CAT 1 while Kotoka has CAT 3b where an aircraft can land with even just 50 ft of visibility

3 .the cost of aviation fuel is cheaper and more accessible than Nigeria

4 Kotoka airport Ghana has better runway service than any airport in Nigeria

So Mr minister you can see why any reasonable crew will opt to reroute to Ghana than head to Abuja

BTW, Kotoka Accra actually has CAT 2 ILS, while Abuja (and Lagos) has been testing-running the CAT 3 ILS system since last November in the process of replacing the existing CAT 2 (not CAT 1) system. The system arrived in Nigeria in August 2019, and were installed and being test-run as far back as last November (or even October) with replacement supposed to have been completed by the third week of December, but not sure of the status.
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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by 9jaRealist: 6:40am On Feb 15
sulaak:
Do we we have to wait for the large volume of traffic before we start constructing new airports. A smart country will plans for the future, build the new airports, privatised them (PPP) and generate the business activities that will increase air traffic volumes. I understand that there is a plan to build an international airport in Lekki, brilliant idea as it will serve the financial hub in Lekki and it's immediate surrounding in Epe and Ogun state. International Airports are transformation infrastructure impact the development of a country.

Nigeria is poor because Nigerian cultural and social elites are prepared to tolerate poor leadership, imagine Lagosian protesting to retain Okada and Keke Nepad when they should have been on the street protesting against the deplorable state of the roads, lack of drainage and metro railway in the state.

There's no need to build White Elephants...

Both of Nigeria's major international gateways in Lagos and Abuja are built to be EXPANDABLE....
Meanwhile, traffic at both airports are less than capacity, and if/when required both would probably be expanded.
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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by 9jaRealist: 6:43am On Feb 15
BedLam:

This is still incompetence!

It's NOT...
That's exactly why systems are TEST-run.

If there are equipment issues...
That's from the OEM, not Nigeria.
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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by muredo(m): 6:48am On Feb 15
Comedian2019:

I feel your stress. Wish you safe arrival.
Many thanks! I appreciate, I pray it works today, otherwise, I will opt for road asap!
Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by TheWrita(m): 6:58am On Feb 15
Ishilove:
One of my clients who was supposed to bring time sensitive documents to the office was affected. Last last mama paid for a flight back to Lagos from her own pocket because she didn't have time for all the bureaucratic fuckery.

She arrived safely last night to the glory of God.
Please dont bring God into the picture.Its a man made fiasco.

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by Kingspin(m): 7:00am On Feb 15
farem:


Talk is cheap! Even your simple use of English language is reprogressing reTrogressing!
I checked the word before the update.

I finally pass a massage which someone understands. So I communicated
Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by TheWrita(m): 7:03am On Feb 15
You would think that no matter how bad things have been allowed to deteriorate,that they would let the Aviation sector be untouched by their corruption.The aviation sector is the first point of interaction with the so called investors and visitors.Its the first place most people see and the first experience they get.
But no.
Their sickness has not allowed any brain cell to remain.
I hear flights are now being diverted.International flights!
Indeed this is not a country but a free for few buffet with option of take away.We are just not a country

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by nedekid: 7:31am On Feb 15
coker007:
I don't understand why everyone is blaming buhari and the minister if aviation
You call clearly see it written up there that due to bad weather conditions planes had to be rerouted to Accra

I just don't understand why everybody in this country is very narrow minded and unable to attribute the right problems to the right cause

Do you know how difficult it is to land a plane with very poor visibility

What control does the airport or air traffic have over the weather

Una just dey weak person every time I read the comments.... everybody wants to claim knowledgeable on every fucking topic
Oga. In poor visibility, modern aircrafts use instrument landing system. ILS.
Ie the aircrafts navigational, control systems interacts with signals from well calibrated landing instrument on the airport runway. The aircraft can even land itself with little input from the pilot.
What will you say about countries such as Russia where you have cold, heavy cloud cover, storms and blizzards, etc. E mean say plane no go land there again naa.
In earlier post, a well informed person explained of how obsolete the landing systems in Abuja and Lagos is compared to that in ghana.
The fault is our usual imcompitence.

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by vaxx1: 7:38am On Feb 15
9jaRealist:


BTW, Kotoka Accra actually has CAT 2 ILS, while Abuja (and Lagos) has been testing-running the CAT 3 ILS system since last November in the process of replacing the existing CAT 2 (not CAT 1) system. The system arrived in Nigeria in August 2019, and were installed and being test-run as far back as last November (or even October) with replacement supposed to have been completed by the third week of December, but not sure of the status.
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Your evidence will be a plause.
Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by SarkinYarki: 7:39am On Feb 15
9jaRealist:


Without prejudice to the rest of your post...
Lagos to Accra is same flight time as Lagos to Abuja: 1 hr 15 min.

Frankly, it makes little LOGISTIC sense to take Nigeria-bound passengers to Accra (in Ghana) if Abuja (in Nigeria) is available.
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I have never spent on hours from Lagos to ghana all my neither have I spent 1 hour 15 minutes to Abuja so you don't know what you are saying ...I have done Lagos to Abuja on small jets in 45 minutes and on bigger commercial jets between 50 to 58 minutes , the ghana flight is so short that immediately the finish climbing before you you know you hear the call for approach entry
Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by Ishilove: 7:51am On Feb 15
TheWrita:
Please dont bring God into the picture.Its a man made fiasco.
Na you sabi
Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by JosephXavier(m): 7:52am On Feb 15
AFONJACOW:
mumu what do u know about aviation Just scroll a little bit up and read reasons why they opt for kotoko airport... Abeg go and upgrade ur airport to fit in with international standard

Me Mumu?
Sorry sir!
I accept I don't know anything about aviation and pardon me also for forgetting that we have the Wright brothers here in nairaland

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by vaxx1: 7:54am On Feb 15
SarkinYarki:


I have never spent on hours from Lagos to ghana all my neither have I spent 1 hour 15 minutes to Abuja so you don't know what you are saying ...I have done Lagos to Abuja on small jets in 45 minutes and on bigger commercial jets between 50 to 58 minutes , the ghana flight is so short that immediately the finish climbing before you you know you hear the call for approach entry
Lagos to Accra is shorter than 45 minute. it make more logistics sense to divert them to Accra instead of abuja .
Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by Kuginzi: 7:56am On Feb 15
JasonScoolari:
Dear Baba Lifeless,


You left 1500 Lagos-bound passengers stranded just because you want to look for trouble at the burial ceremony of Nnamdi Kanu's parents?

When will you change? Ehn! When? Is it until the rotten vulture meat barbecue business man call you a moronic drunkard before you'll come to your senses?


Shame!
Did u see Buhari in Nnamdi Kanu's father burial?
May u receive brain before March 2020

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by GenSam(m): 7:57am On Feb 15
JosephXavier:
This is an act of incompetence from the BA
They should be sued for this
Since the visibility of Lagos is not encouraging, what happened to Abuja airport, what happened to calabar, what happened to portharcourt, what happened to bayelsa?
If this is in their country they would have fined Nigeria 20billion just as they did with P&ID
British is the Origin of scam


Poor weather condition across nigeria was observed Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by jaxxy(m): 7:58am On Feb 15
Commentor:


You are fond of making outlandish statements with a sole purpose in mind.

From CNN:

The airport is "in the process of replacing the old category 2 Instrument Landing Systems with the newly procured category 3 system that allows for the lowest visibility landing," said James Odaudu, director of public affairs for Nigeria's Ministry of Aviation.

Instrument Landing System (ILS) works as a signal navigation aid that guides pilots when landing in low visibility. Airport authorities in Lagos experienced difficulties replacing their old ILS with a new one, making it impossible for airplanes to land.

"Unfortunately, there was a malfunctioning of certain components, which, coupled with the unforeseen weather conditions, made landing at the airport difficult," Odaudu said in the statement.


What is the difference in what he said and what u are saying?? U have only succeeded into confirming he knows what he’s saying to the T. Which is our airport ILS Systems are obsolete even till date and if this had been functional like Ghana this issues wudnt have arisen.

So what is outlandish about his comments? What is his sole purpose in stating the facts of the matter than hiding under poor weather to confuse naive people?
Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by Commentor: 7:59am On Feb 15
Kingspin:
I checked the word before the update.

I finally pass a massage which someone understands. So I communicated

So we should manage your grammar?
Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by Commentor: 8:02am On Feb 15
jaxxy:



What is the difference in what he said and what u are saying?? U have only succeeded into confirming he knows what he’s saying to the T. Which is our airport ILS Systems are obsolete even till date and if this had been functional like Ghana this issues wudnt have arisen.

So what is outlandish about his comments? What is his sole purpose in stating the facts of the matter than hiding under poor weather to confuse naive people
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You know nothing.

If you've ever flown out of the country you would understand.

I've been stranded in Cape Town for 3 days because the flights out were grounded due to fog.

Stick to matters concerning GUO Motors or is it Ekene Dili Chukwu for you?
Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by Commentor: 8:03am On Feb 15
SarkinYarki:


I have never spent on hours from Lagos to ghana all my neither have I spent 1 hour 15 minutes to Abuja so you don't know what you are saying ...I have done Lagos to Abuja on small jets in 45 minutes and on bigger commercial jets between 50 to 58 minutes , the ghana flight is so short that immediately the finish climbing before you you know you hear the call for approach entry

Complete lies.

I flew Kotoka to Lagos in November, and it was in the hour range.
Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by Memberclub: 8:04am On Feb 15
SarkinYarki:


How do u improve visibility? The best thing to do is to fix the ILS in the airport and no claiming you will make weather better

So as a minister of aviation you don't know why Airlines choose to reroute to Ghana other than Abuja ..okay then let me list the reasons out for you .

1 .Kotoka Airport Ghana is closer to Lagos than Abuja and so will save the airline more fuel

2. The ILS service in Abuja airport is epileptic and obsolete CAT 1 while Kotoka has CAT 3b where an aircraft can land with even just 50 ft of visibility

3 .the cost of aviation fuel is cheaper and more accessible than Nigeria

4 Kotoka airport Ghana has better runway service than any airport in Nigeria

So Mr minister you can see why any reasonable crew will opt to reroute to Ghana than head to Abuja



I hate Buhari too. But sometimes I wonder if you guys read or think before posting anything

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Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by SarkinYarki: 8:05am On Feb 15
Memberclub:
I hate Buhari too. But sometimes I wonder if you guys read or think before posting anything

Oga face your front
Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by jaxxy(m): 8:10am On Feb 15
Commentor:


You know nothing.

If you've ever flown out of the country you would understand.

I've been stranded in Cape Town for 3 days because the flights out were grounded due to fog.

Stick to matters concerning GUO Motors or is it Ekene Dili Chukwu for you?

To think Ure the only one who knows about planes or aviation is redundant. And Trying to make mockery for an argument where facts where clearly given shows ur poor mindset. I have no further argument with u.
Re: ‘1500’ Lagos-bound Passengers Stranded In Ghana — After Four Days by Memberclub: 8:13am On Feb 15
SarkinYarki:


Oga face your front

na wa for una ooo

Lagos and abuja Airport is always filled up you guys should know this already. Don't bad mouth the country everytime, this is your country too.

No wahala sha

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