27 stranded Nigerian girls evacuated from Lebanon arrive Abuja

Another batch of 27 stranded Nigerian girls evacuated from Lebanon by the Federal Government and the Lebanese government, as well as its community in Nigeria arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Sunday.Receiving them, Mr Ferdinand Nwonye, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs who represented the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr[...]

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

Some 208 stranded Nigerian citizens departed New Jersey for home on Thursday night in the ninth evacuation flight from the United States.Barring any future change in plan, this is the final repatriation flight organised by the Federal Government for citizens stranded in the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic.It came barely 24 hours after the[...]

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Ethiopian Airlines last evacuation flight departs Lagos Friday

Ethiopian Airline today (Thursday) said its last evacuation flight out of Nigeria will depart the country tomorrow, Friday.This clarification becomes necessary following “a misleading ” report by a major newspaper that the airline is operating a commercial flight out of the country on Friday, thereby defying the federal government’s announcement that commercial international flights will[...]

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COVID-19: Nigeria approves last evacuation flight from U.S.

The Federal Government has approved the ninth and last evacuation flight for Nigerians stranded in the United States due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.The Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, announced this in a statement dated Aug. 10, 2020, on behalf of the country’s missions in the U.S.According to the statement, the[...]

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Evacuation: 327 Nigerians depart London for Abuja

A total of 327 stranded Nigerians successfully evacuated by the Federal Government have departed Gatwick Airport, London, and are expected to arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.Ms Sarah Sanda, Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, disclosed this to journalists on Sunday in Abuja.Sanda said the returnees departed London at[...]

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FG evacuates 325 more Nigerians from U.S. in 6th special flight

The sixth evacuation flight from the U.S. has departed for Abuja and Lagos with 325 passengers on board.In the manifest are 128 males, 174 females, and 23 infants, according to the Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen.This brings to 1,739 the total number of stranded Nigerians evacuated from the U.S. by[...]

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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 on Tuesday night, and is expected to land in Abuja on Wednesday afternoon.This is the fourth evacuation flight, which brings to 1,095 the total number of[...]

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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 Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, on Friday night.It is expected to arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Saturday afternoon.This is the third evacuation[...]

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FG reschedules London evacuation flight to July 14

The Federal Government says the evacuation flight from the United Kingdom, initially scheduled for July 12 from London Heathrow, has been rescheduled to depart from Gatwick Airport on July 14. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief Geoffrey Onyeama, made this known via his twitter handle @GeoffreyOnyeama on Saturday as he gave the evacuation update as[...]

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Air Peace operates maiden flight to London, evacutes 327 Nigerians

Air Peace airline yesterday operated its maiden flight to London and evacuted 327 Nigerians back to the country. According to the Spokeman of the airline, Stanley Olisa, the flight is a demostration of the capacity of the airline to fly to any destination across the globe. The evacuation flight was operated with the airline’s Boeing[...]

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COVID-19: 269 Nigerians return home from India

At least 269 Nigerians stranded in India due to the coronavirus pandemic have returned home, The PUNCH reports.It was gathered that 103 evacuees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos while 166 citizens landed at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.It was also learnt that a Nigerian airline, Air Peace, airlifted the returnees early[...]

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COVID-19: 312 Indians depart Nigeria

At least 312 Indian citizens are on their way home from Nigeria, The PUNCH reports.This is not unconnected to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.It was gathered that the aircraft conveying the nationals departed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Sunday morning.The about 10-hour flight is expected to land at the Cochin International Airport[...]

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900 Britons stranded in Nigeria for evacuation, says UK

900 more British travellers stranded in Nigeria are set to return home on three flights chartered by the United Kingdom government, The PUNCH reports.This was contained in a statement on the website of the UK government obtained on Sunday.According to the statement, the new flights are scheduled as follows – May 29: Lagos – London,[...]

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Nigerians abroad must test negative for COVID-19 before evacuation — FG

The Federal Government has said Nigerians abroad, who wish to be evacuated, must test negative for the coronavirus.This was contained in a form entitled: “COVID-19 Application Form for Nigerians who want to return home” on the website of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM.The form states that anyone who intends to return “must get tested[...]

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1,739 foreigners evacuated from Nigeria

Regional Manager, South West Airport, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Mrs Victoria Shin-Aba yesterday, disclosed that about 1,739 foreigners have so far been evacuated from Nigeria through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos, since the evacuation exercise commenced about 10 days ago.This came as Delta Airlines yesterday evacuated 200 Americans through the Lagos[...]

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