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Member Representing Ajaokuta Federal Constituency, Idirissu Lawal, has called on the Federal Government to take urgent step towards the conduct of a reliable population census in the country for effective planning.

House of Reps kick as Nigerian government asks Ethiopian Airlines to evacuate nationals from...

The House of Repre­sentatives has op­posed the planned use of Ethiopian Air­lines, rather than Air Peace, for the evacuation of Nigeri­ans stranded in Canada due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps wants local airlines to evacuate stranded Nigerians abroad

The House of Representatives has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the Federal Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Aviation to ensure that local airlines enjoy the right of first refusal, where Nigerians need to be evacuated.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

First batch of stranded Nigerian nationals depart US for Abuja

The first batch of Nigerians stranded in the United States due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is on their way back home.
Grounded British Airways planes sit on the apron at Bournemouth airport in southern England. Ben Stansall-AFP via Getty Images

British Airways parent company dives into huge quarterly loss

British Airways owner IAG said Thursday it plunged into the red in the first quarter as the coronavirus pandemic grounded planes, adding that pre-crisis passenger demand would not return until 2023.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

Britain evacuates 304 more nationals from Nigeria

The United Kingdom has evacuated another batch of its citizens from Nigeria through Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos.The United Kingdom has evacuated another batch of its citizens from Nigeria through Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

265 Nigerians to be evacuated from Dubai

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that an Emirates Airlines is scheduled to evacuate 265 Nigerians from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, Tuesday, at the weekly PTF briefing on COVID-19, said the first set of Nigerians anxious to return to the country would be evacuated soon.

Nigeria evacuates stranded nationals from Wednesday

The Federal Government will commence evacuation of Nigerians stranded abroad from Wednesday, The Nation can authoritatively report.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

213 British nationals evacuated from Nigeria through Lagos airport

The evacuation of the British nationals is as a result of the current corona virus pandemic in Nigeria. Several European countries have recently also evacuated their nationals from Nigeria. United States of America had also evacuated its own citizens who were willing to leave the country.
Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus days after he returned from the United Kingdom.

How coronavirus infection humbled me – NIS chief

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammed Babandede, in a video said coronavirus infection is a humbling experience.
Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus days after he returned from the United Kingdom.

Nigeria Immigration chief tests positive for coronavirus

Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus days after he returned from the United Kingdom.
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that his administration would take necessary measures to isolate Nigerians from the consequences of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on the economy. 4

Minister: President Buhari not coughing, not on ventilator

The Federal Government on Thursday debunked the rumour that President Muhammadu Buhari `has been coughing and now on ventilator”.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said in terms of business opportunities, employment and earnings, the entertainment industry is an unexplored keg of potentialities.

Minister: Nigerians not cooperating over measures to stop coronavirus spread

The federal government is not getting the kind of cooperation it deserves from Nigerians, the Minister for Information, Lai Mohammed, has said.
A passenger is seen at the South African Airways (SAA) customer desk, after SAA announced that it would immediately suspend all intercontinental flights until May 31 in response to a government travel ban aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

South African Airways to suspend all domestic flights as lockdown looms

South African Airways (SAA) said on Tuesday it will suspend all its domestic flights from Friday until April 16 in support of a national lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a national state of disaster as he announced a range of extraordinary measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak that has infected 61 people so far.

South Africa’s coronavirus cases reach 554, country braces for lockdown

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the 21-day lockdown in an address to the nation on Monday, saying Africa’s most advanced economy needed to escalate its response to curb the spread of the outbreak.
Dubai-based mega carrier, Emirates Airlines, has stopped flight operations to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos until the airport’s Instrument Landing System (ILS) is fixed.

Emirates to suspend passenger flights from March 25

“Today we made the decision to temporarily suspend all passenger flights by 25 March 2020,” the airline said on Twitter.

Nigeria asks BA, KLM passengers to report over exposure to confirmed coronavirus cases

Nigeria has asked passengers on two international flights that came into the country to report themselves to the authorities, having been exposed to confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19).
A regional minister in Lombardy, the Italian region most affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak, has tested positive for the virus.

Nigeria: Abuja records three ‘coronavirus cases’

It was learnt that the index case is an official of the Federal Inland Revenue Service and was one of the passengers on British Airways flight that landed on March 13, 2020.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

WHO partners Lagos, federal health unit on passengers’ screening at airport

The World Health Organization says it is working with the Lagos State Government, the Port Health Services of the Federal Ministry of Health as well as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control to beef up Point of Entry surveillance at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

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