The first plane has landed in Abuja's airport after a six-week period where the runway's potholes had to be filled.
Transport Minister Phil Twyford has landed in hot water over a phone call while on board a plane. The move cost him his responsibilities related to the Civil Aviation Authority.
The prime minister of the Pacific nation has declared a nine-month state of emergency. An armed mob had torched a passenger plane and set fire to a local governor's house days earlier.
Russia has blamed technical problems after an Antonov An-26 transport plane crashed at an airbase in Syria. The plane crashed just 500 meters from the runway, killing everyone on board.
At least 49 people have died and more than 20 are injured after a Bangladeshi plane burst into flames as it came in to land at Kathmandu airport. Officials said the plane was "out of control" as it approached the runway.
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