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stone bridge posted a topic in News11 Years after, Arik Air moves Port Harcourt operations to MMA2 Eleven years after shunning the Murtala Muhammed Airport Two (MMA2), Lagos, for political reasons, the management of Arik Air has moved its Port Harcourt Airport operations to the private terminal. The airline said it moved the operations to the terminal as part of its plans to enhance the passenger experience. A statement by the media consultant to the airline said that the Port Harcourt would commence at the terminal from March 17, 2018. The airline currently operates its domestic operations from the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of the Lagos airport. It is not, however, clear if other operations of the airline would be moved to the terminal in the coming weeks or months or move all its Port Harcourt flights to Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), Lagos. The statement said, “The decision to move all outbound and inbound Lagos-Port Harcourt flights to MMA2 is informed by the need to enhance passenger flying experience. The MMA2 offers spacious ticketing and departure experience, modern and functional escalators and lifts. The terminal also has automated check-in, generous waiting space, lounges, restaurants, and shops.”
Former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State, Alhaji Yaro Makama Rigachikun, who decamped to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015, has dumped the party. Rigachikun returned to the PDP, along with his followers at the weekend in Kaduna. He was received back to the party at a ceremony attended by top leaders of the PDP, including the interim National Chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi and the Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT), Senator Walid Jibrin, among several others. Speaking during the occasion, Rigachikun said he made a grave mistake by joining the APC in 2015. Speaking in Hausa language, he said the APC has failed Nigerians, declaring that the time had come to "change the change." He said he joined the party, thinking it would address the numerous problems confronting Nigerians, regretting that over two years since its assumption of power, Nigerians were plunged into untold hardship. He condemned the sacking of teachers and local government workers in Kaduna State, alleging that Governor Nasir el-Rufai was implementing anti-people programmes. He said the governor should start packing his belongings from the Government House, as the people will not vote him again in 2019. "The APC has brought much suffering to Nigerians, in Kaduna State, the teachers are crying, local government workers are suffering and traditional institutions are ridiculed." The school feeding program is in comatose, in fact, nothing is working in the state, so we must change the change" he said. Hundreds of the defecting members burnt their brooms, the APC symbol. Rigachikun, who is said to be a closed political ally of Makarfi, was the chairman of PDP in Kaduna State for eight years when Makarfi was governor.
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