|Major Airports in Nigeria|
Lagos (lower left), Abuja (center) and Kaduna (upper right)
But now when I get around to looking it up on the net (because the WSJ's new stuff is hidden behind a paywall), I find that a couple of Germans were kidnapped there TODAY.
So they are planning on closing the airport in Abuja in order to make some repairs, which kind of makes me wonder just how old it is and what I find is just short of miraculous. It has been there forever, or at least that is the conclusion I draw since nowhere could I find any claims as to when or who built it.
Update: Wikipedia Reference Desk delivers some answers:
- Per the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria website: Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport (Abuja) "was built in the early 2000 and opened in 2002"  and Kaduna Airport "was officially commissioned in 1982 under the management of the Nigerian Airports Authority (NAA)"  22.214.171.124 (talk) 22:08, 25 February 2017 (UTC)