Tag: evacuation

208 Nigerians return in last evacuation flight from U.S.

 Two hundred and eight Nigerian citizens departed New Jersey for home on Thursday night in the ninth evacuation flight from the U.S. Barring any future change in plan, this is…

Ethiopian Airlines to carry out final evacuation flight Aug 21

Chinelo Obogo, Lagos Following the announcement by the Federal Government saying that evacuations from Nigeria will end on August 25, Ethiopian Airlines has said that it will be undertaking its…

COVID-19: FG set to end evacuation of Nigerians Aug. 25 -PTF

 The Federal Government announced that evacuation of Nigerians in diaspora as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic will end on Aug. 25, 2020. This was revealed by the chairman of the…

FG repatriates 289 Nigerians in 4th evacuation flight

 The Federal Government has evacuated 289 more Nigerians stranded in the United States due to coronavirus-related border closure. An Ethiopian Airlines plane conveying the evacuees took off from New Jersey…

Evacuation: 35 Nigerians arrive Nnamdi Azikwie Airport from France

 Thirty five Nigerians arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja from France via @airfrance flight AF0936 on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that according to the Nigerians in…

Evacuation: 324 more Nigerians depart U.S. for Abuja

Another flight evacuating Nigerians stranded in the United States due to the coronavirus pandemic has departed for Abuja. The fully booked plane, with 324 passengers on board, left the Newark…

FG arranges 3 more evacuation flights from U.S.

The Federal Government has arranged three more flights to evacuate Nigerians stranded in the United States due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Consul General of Nigeria in New…

Flight cancellation: Onyeama opens up on evacuation of Nigerians from UK

Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has opened up on the cancellation of Air Peace flight billed to evacuate Nigerians stranded in the United Kingdom (UK)….

FG commends Air Peace for facilitating evacuation of Nigerians from UK

 Chinelo Obogo The Federal Government has commended Air Peace for facilitating the evacuation of 584 Nigerians by engaging another airline when the British government denied it landing right. Air Peace…

Nigeria postpones London evacuation flight

The federal government has postponed the evacuation flight to Nigeria from the United Kingdom. Initially scheduled for July 13 from London Heathrow, the new date and location are July 14…

Evacuation: 247 Nigerians stranded in Malaysia, Thailand arrive Nigeria

Two hundred and forty-seven Nigerians who were stranded in Malaysia and Thailand have arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Mr Gabriel Odu the Head of Media and Public…

9 Nigerians stopped from boarding evacuation flight

Nine Nigerians on Friday night were excluded from the second evacuation flight from the United States for flouting Government’s COVID-19 guidelines. Among them is a family of five, according to…

9 Nigerians miss 2nd U.S. evacuation flight for breaching COVID-19 guideline

Nine Nigerians have missed the second evacuation flight from the United States for running foul of the Federal Government’s COVID-19 guidelines. Among them is a family of five, according to…

Aviation stakeholders protest continued use of foreign airlines for evacuation

Chinelo Obogo, Lagos Stakeholders in the Nigerian aviation industry have kicked against the continuous use of foreign airlines by the Federal Government for the evacuation of the country’s citizens despite…

Passenger dies on board Lagos evacuation flight

An Indian passenger over the weekend died on board an Air India evacuation flight from Lagos to Mumbai. It was learnt that the 42-year-old passenger had fever on board the…