Nigeria reopens Abuja airport after runway repairs




Nigeria's airport in the capital, Abuja, has reopened six weeks after it was closed for urgent repairs. Henrietta Yakubu, a spokesman for the aviation authority, said repair works were completed 24 hours ahead of schedule.

An Ethiopian Airlines flight was the first to land on Tuesday morning. Flights had been diverted to Kaduna, 160 km (100 miles) from the capital, and some international carriers refused to operate the new route. Those airlines are now taking bookings for flights later this week.

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