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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.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 17, 2016 a passenger aircraft takes off alongside Terminal 5 during sunrise at London Heathrow Airport in west London. – British tour operators put themselves outside the law by not reimbursing their customers for stays already paid for and cancelled because of the coronavirus, the consumer defence association Which! said on April 22, 2020. “We asked the ten largest British tour operators and the ten largest airlines to explain their refund policies. None of these companies were meeting their legal obligations on time,” said Which! (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Heathrow sees expansion delay of at least two years

London’s Heathrow airport on Friday said the building of a third runway at Europe’s busiest hub would be delayed by at least two years for legal reasons and the coronavirus outbreak.
The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said on Thursday that seven federal teaching hospitals across the country would be upgraded and fully equipped with an oncology centre to manage all types of cancer.

Coronavirus: Why Nigeria remains adamant to place travel ban – minister

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, on Friday, explained why the Federal Government has remained adamant to several calls to ban flights from Coronavirus (COVID-19) endemic countries, to prevent further importation of the deadly virus to the country.
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PDP: Buhari presidency now a den of thieves

The arrest of yet another scammer linked with the Buhari Presidency further confirms that the Presidency under President Muhammadu Buhari has become a den of thieves, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said.
United Kingdom airline British Airways will resume direct flights to Pakistan in June, a decade after suspending services to the South Asian nation over security concerns, the carrier has announced.

British Airline pilots commence strike, cancels hundreds of flight

The British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) on Monday commenced a 48-hour strike in a dispute over pay.
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Dubai airport retains top global spot for fifth year

Dubai International Airport said it retained its top global spot in 2018 after serving the largest number of passengers for the fifth year in a row despite falling short of its target.
United Airlines is the largest carrier out of Newark, it said the stoppage had minimal effect on its operations [Julio Cortez-AP]

US Newark airport disrupted after drone sightings

Flights at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport were disrupted Tuesday evening after sightings of a drone flying nearby.
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British scholar Matthew Hedges arrives in London after UAE pardon

British academic Matthew Hedges, who was jailed for spying in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has arrived in the United Kingdom a day after being pardoned by the Emirati president, ending a seven-month ordeal.
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British Airways apologises after 380,000 customers hit in cyber attack

British Airways (BA) was forced to apologise on Friday after the credit card details of hundreds of thousands of its customers were stolen over a two-week period in the worst ever attack on its website and app.
Josephine Iyamu, 51, pictured, was today convicted of trafficking and will be sentenced next Wednesday

Nigerian nurse found guilty of trafficking girls overseas for sex work

A Nigerian-born British nurse, Josephine Iyamu, who used ‘juju’ to traffic Nigerian prostitutes to Europe, was on Thursday found guilty in the first case of its kind in the United Kingdom.

Ghana denounces ex-President Jonathan for misquoting Nana Akufo-Addo over Nigeria

Ghana’s High Commissioner in Nigeria, Mr. Rashid Bawa, has denounced ex-President Goodluck Jonathan for misquoting President Nana Akufo-Addo over security situation in Nigeria.

France’s Nicolas Sarkozy charged in Muammar Gaddafi funding case

Nicolas Sarkozy, the former French president, has been charged with corruption and illegal campaign financing over allegations that Muammar Gaddafi, the slain Libyan leader, helped fund his 2007 election campaign.

Nigeria businesswoman drags Turkish airlines to court over assault

A Nigeria businesswoman, Tolulope Ogundokun, has sued Turkish Airlines before the Federal High Court, Lagos, for delayed boarding and assault during her trip from Istanbul, Turkey, to Heathrow, London.

Nigerian mum with £500K hospital bill in UK says she can’t pay

A Nigerian mum, who delivered quadruplets prematurely in Britain and who has racked up a bill of £500,000 in one of the largest hospitals, said she will be unable to pay.

Court grants man suspected of funnelling Libyan cash to Nicolas Sarkozy £1 million bail

A Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday granted a French businessman, suspected of funnelling money from former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to finance Nicolas Sarkozy’s successful 2007 presidential campaign, bail in the sum of one million pounds.

Heathrow airport faces flight delays, cancellations over heavy snowfall

A number of flights were delayed and cancelled at the Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom over a heavy snowfall, the airport’s press service said in a statement.

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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

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