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Arik, Aero, Dana, others begin Lagos-Abuja flights Wednesday

Nigeria’s airspace will roar back to life on Wednesday as six domestic carriers are set to resume flights after more than three months of shut down.

Arik Airline resumes domestic flights July 8

Arik Airline has announced domestic flights from Wednesday, July 8, 2020, following the Federal Government’s decision to re-open Lagos and Abuja airports for flight operations.

Stakeholders decry use of foreign airlines for evacuation flights

Airline operators and stakeholders in the aviation sector have decried the use of foreign airlines to evacuate Nigerian citizens abroad.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) generated N39.06 billion in 2018 as against N35.72 billion it generated as local revenue in 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.

NIS intercepts two Indian nationals at Lagos airport for illegal entry

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has intercepted two Indian nationals who illegally entered the country without proper documentation in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The highly elated Nigerians were flown into the country on board Air Peace airline.

Evacuation: Air Peace hails India, China, Israel

Leading Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, has commended Israel, China and India for contracting the airline to evacuate their citizens to their countries due to COVID-19 pandemic.
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.

260 Nigerians evacuated from UAE arrive Lagos

The Emirates Airlines aircraft evacuating Nigerians from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has appointed Mr. Dan Okoro, a retired Commissioner of Police (CP) as his special adviser on security.

Governor Uzodimma appoints retired CP Dan Okoro as special adviser on security

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has appointed Mr. Dan Okoro, a retired Commissioner of Police (CP) as his special adviser on security.
People walk inside the Yaba Mainland hospital compound where Covid-19 patients are being treated in Lagos, Nigeria, in February. AP

Six more patients recover from coronavirus in Nigeria

Nigeria is set to release six coronavirus patients after they fully recovered from the infection. All six persons are in Lagos State, the hardest hit by the disease. It will bring to eight the total number of recoveries.
The Federal Ministry of Health through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has formally announced the inclusion of three new laboratories into the national yellow fever-measles-rubella laboratory network 7

Nigeria confirms three new cases of coronavirus

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed Sunday morning three new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria making a total number of 25 cases with 2 discharged.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Oyo records first case of coronavirus

Oyo State has recorded its first confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Lagos: Coronavirus-infected mother, six-week-old baby came through Virgin Atlantic

A nursing mother and her six-week-old child, amongst the fresh confirmed Coronavirus cases in Nigeria, came through Virgin Atlantic, says Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi.
L-R: Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi; Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola; Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Director of Airport Operations, FAAN; Capt. Murktar Muye; Station Manager, South Africa Embassy; Mrs. Joy Onyeadi and others, during an on-the-spot assessment of Coronavirus screening procedure at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

Coronavirus: Lagos governor insists VIPs must be screened at airports

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, made a surprise appearance at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) to personally assess how the response team stationed at the Lagos air border are screening inbound passengers for the coronavirus.
The management of Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, has debunked claim by Lafarge Plc that the Italian who brought Coronavirus to Nigeria first slept at the hotel before coming to the company in Ogun State.

Italian hit by coronavirus didn’t lodge with us – Lagos hotel

The management of Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, has debunked claim by Lafarge Plc that the Italian who brought Coronavirus to Nigeria first slept at the hotel before coming to the company in Ogun State.
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 Airways apologises to customers over delays, diversions

United Kingdom carrier, British Airways, on Thursday apologised to passengers over recent delays and diversions of flights occasioned by the inclement weather at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
The flight diversions was a blessing to the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Ghana.

Foreign airlines dump Nigeria passengers in Ghana airport

More than 1,500 Nigerians have been stranded in Kotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana after they were dumped there by British Airways, BA, Delta Air, and other foreign airlines. Their flights were diverted by these foreign airlines to Ghana due to the inclement weather in Lagos and poor visibility at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Bad weather: Nigeria grant foreign airlines permission to divert flight to Abuja

Federal government said it has granted one of the foreign airlines permission to divert its flight to Abuja instead of going to the neighbouring countries to land Lagos Airport bound flights

Why we grant foreign airlines multiple destinations – minister

The Minister for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has said the Federal Government grants foreign airlines multiple entry points into Nigeria to decongest passenger traffic at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

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