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Mystery Bidder Pays $28m for a Seat with Jeff Bezos on Space trip
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Mystery Bidder Pays $28m for a Seat with Jeff Bezos on Space trip

A mystery bidder has paid a whopping $28m (£20m) for a seat on Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's first crewed spaceflight by his Blue Origin company to space. The winning bid was made at an auction on Saturday, June 13, with Blue Origin tweeting that the winner's identity would be revealed in the coming weeks. The bidding process attracted bids from more than 140 countries. The flight to Space which will occur on 20 July, will include Bezos' and his brother Mark alongside the unnamed space tourist. After over a month of bidding, the top bid had stood at just under $5m - but once Saturday's online auction got under way that figure rose more than five times. The Space travel company tweeted that the winning bid amount will be donated to the company's foundation. "The ...
Passenger Collapses and Dies on Flight from Johannesburg to Bulawayo in Zimbabwe
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Passenger Collapses and Dies on Flight from Johannesburg to Bulawayo in Zimbabwe

A sad incident occurred in an Airlink flight on Monday May 24, as a passenger collapsed and died during the trip. ZimLive reported that the deceased who was one of the passengers on the Airlink Embraer 170-100LR plane which was travelling from Johannesburg to Bulawayo in Zimbabwe, collapsed and died mid way into flight. Body of the deceased was removed by health personnel after the plane landed at Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport.  Confirming the mid-flight death, the airport manager Passmore Dewa told the publication; “I confirm that we had an unfortunate incident where a male passenger died mid-air, which was confirmed once the plane landed. We will get reports from the airline, law enforcement and also health authorities into the incident which will answer questions...
Belarus President Hijacks Ryanair Passener Flight enroute Lithuania Using Fighter jet then arrests exiled political Opponent, Raman Pratasevich; EU & NATO react
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Belarus President Hijacks Ryanair Passener Flight enroute Lithuania Using Fighter jet then arrests exiled political Opponent, Raman Pratasevich; EU & NATO react

Leading Belarusian opposition activist, Raman Pratasevich, has been arrested in Belarus after President Alexander Lukashenko ordered a fighter jet to escort the Ryanair plane Pratasevich was in, to Belarusian capital, Minsk. Acccording to Pull Pervogo, Belarusian state broadcaster, Raman Pratasevich, a vocal critic of President Alexander Lukashenko's regime, was detained at Minsk airport following orders by Lukashenko (pictured below), a dictator supported and armed by the Russian government. In a major breach of international law, the commercial plane was intercepted by a Belarusian fighter jet and escorted from international space till it landed in Minsk. The Belarusian government claimed a bomb threat was detected in the plane and then forced to plane to go to Belarus ...
Airlines could soon start weighing passengers before flight amid fears aircraft are being overloaded by ‘fat’ passengers
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Airlines could soon start weighing passengers before flight amid fears aircraft are being overloaded by ‘fat’ passengers

Airlines passengers may be required to step on the scale at the airport or share how much they weigh before boarding a flight, a new report suggests. This measure is because Americans are getting "fatter" and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is concerned aircraft may be overloaded. Airline carriers are tasked with calculating the weight and balance of their aircraft to ensure it is within allowable limits for the safety of the plane. Increasing obesity rates in the United States, however, dictate that the standard numbers used by the airline industry to average out passenger weight is likely outdated and therefore, unsafe to use. Now, air carriers may have to update average passenger weight by weighing them at the gate, circular advisory sent out by the FAA states....
One Suspect Arrested as Police Officers Engage Armed Robbers in a Gun Battle in Ogun
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One Suspect Arrested as Police Officers Engage Armed Robbers in a Gun Battle in Ogun

One suspect has been arrested and others currently on the run after men of the Ogun state police command engaged them in a gunbattle in the Ipamesan area of Sango Ota on Saturday, May 15. A statement released by the spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, states that the Sango Ota divisional headquarters received a distress call that the dare devil robbers were operating at Ipamesan area, and that they had already boggled a warehouse in the area. Abimbola said upon the distress call, the DPO, CSP Godwin Idehai, quickly mobilized his patrol team, and moved to the scene. On sighting the policemen, the robbers, who had snatched two vehicles from different locations, took to flight but were hotly chased by the policemen. On getting to Joju area, and realizing the determination of the pat...
Ndidi reveals Leicester City mission ahead of Manchester United trip
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Ndidi reveals Leicester City mission ahead of Manchester United trip

Brendan Rodgers' men have only lost just one of their last 12 away matches in the English top-flight this term Wilfred Ndidi has stated Leicester City will ‘give everything’ to get maximum points against Manchester United in Tuesday’s Premier League encounter. The Foxes are aiming to bounce back to winning ways after their 4-2 loss to Newcastle United on Friday and also continue their impressive away form in the Premier League this season – having lost once in their last 12 away outings. Ndidi, who has made himself Leicester City’s key midfield enforcer, admitted that Tuesday’s match at Old Trafford would be difficult but he believes the Foxes can match Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men who are second in the table.
Sam Allardyce Reacts to being Relegated from Premier League
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Sam Allardyce Reacts to being Relegated from Premier League

  West Brom manager, Sam Allardyce, has reacted after he suffered relegation from the Premier League for the first time in his managerial career. The Baggies lost 3-1 to Arsenal on Sunday night, confirming their drop from the Championship. Goals from Emile Smith Rowe, Nicolas Pepe gave the Gunners a two-goal lead, before Mathaus Pereira pulled one back for West Brom. Willian then struck a sublime free-kick late in the game to seal Allardyce’s men’s fate. Allardyce had established himself as a relegation escape artist during his various managerial spells in England’s top flight, but his 17th season in the division ultimately ended in failure, with West Brom relegated from the division for a joint-record fifth time. “It’s not sunk in yet. But I’m sure I’ll wake up ...
Nigerian Man Arrested at Indian Airport with N200m worth of drugs Concealed in his Underwear
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Nigerian Man Arrested at Indian Airport with N200m worth of drugs Concealed in his Underwear

A Nigerian national has been arrested at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi, India with N206,062.67 worth of drugs concealed in his underwear. The accused identified as Nonso Ekwalor Base was apprehended by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Tuesday, May 4, on the basis of “behaviour detection" CISF said 200 grams of methaqualone, a sedative, were recovered from Ekwealor as he was undergoing security checks at terminal two of the airport just before he was scheduled to board an Indigo airlines flight to Bengaluru. "Vigilant #CISF personnel apprehended a passenger namely Mr. Nonso Ekwealor Base (Nigerian) carrying 200gms Narcotic Substance (Methaqualone) concealed inside his clothing @ IGI Airport, New Delhi. Passenger was handed over to NCB...
52 Passengers On A Flight From India To Hong Kong Test Positive For COVID-19
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52 Passengers On A Flight From India To Hong Kong Test Positive For COVID-19

Fifty-two passengers on one flight from Delhi to Hong Kong test positive for coronavirus after landing - despite ALL presenting a negative test while boarding At least 52 people from a single flight from Delhi to Hong Kong have tested positive for Covid-19, despite all passengers presenting a negative coronavirus test before boarding. All of the passengers who tested positive flew into Hong Kong on a flight from India's capital, run by Indian airline Vistara on April 4. Hong Kong as a whole has been recording fewer daily new infections than the total number detected on the flight, since it brought a fourth wave of infections under control in January. Meanwhile in India, the country's healthcare system is collapsing under a devastating second wave of coronavirus that is kill...
FG Probes Death Of ‘Stowaway’ On Lagos-Amsterdam Flight
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FG Probes Death Of ‘Stowaway’ On Lagos-Amsterdam Flight

The Federal Government is currently investigating how a stowaway found his way into a Lagos-Amsterdam flight on Monday, Daily Trust can report. The body of a Nigerian man was found underneath a KLM flight that landed in Amsterdam on Monday. Already the Dutch authorities have launched an investigation into the man’s identity and cause of death after he was discovered inside a wheel arch. “We are investigating the discovery of mortal remains in the landing gear of an airplane from Lagos (Nigeria),” the Dutch police force wrote on Twitter. The man, who is thought to have been a stowaway, was suspected to have died of hypothermia ostensibly due to loss of oxygen. The incidents of stowaway are not new in Nigerian aviation with youths taking daring moves to hide under the gear...
Actress, Anita Joseph Reveals She Left a Movie Set and Flew from Enugu to Lagos and back for a “d*** Appointment ” with her Husband
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Actress, Anita Joseph Reveals She Left a Movie Set and Flew from Enugu to Lagos and back for a “d*** Appointment ” with her Husband

Anita Joseph took to Instagram to tell her followers that she took a flight from Enugu to Lagos and back again just for a "d*** appointment " with her husband, Fisayo Michael Olagunju . The Nollywood actress said she was on set when she left work for just a day to meet with her husband. "Now I can go back to work with a full tank," she told her followers. Her husband, MC Fish, responded to the post, writing: "May our tanks never be empty in Jesus' name oh."
Three Kidnap Victims Rescued Unhurt in Ogun
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Three Kidnap Victims Rescued Unhurt in Ogun

Three victims of a kidnap syndicate who were abducted along Siun/Ajura road in Ogere Remo area of Ogun State have been rescued by operatives of Ogun state police command. The three victims; Jibril Afolabi, Amusat Taofeek and Balikis Mohammed, were coming from Ilorin, the Kwara state capital and were heading to Owode Egbado when their vehicle was double crossed at about 3 a.m  by some gunmen who dragged them into the bush while other passengers escaped. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the state's commissioner of police CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun upon receiving the information of their abduction, directed the Area Commander Shagamu to mobilize men from all the division within the area and go after the hoodlums. He equal...
Rashford names Liverpool’s Mane as the Premier League’s best African
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Rashford names Liverpool’s Mane as the Premier League’s best African

The Manchester United star has identified the Reds forward as the top flight's best African player Marcus Rashford has revealed that he considers Liverpool superstar Sadio Mane to be the best African player he's encountered in the Premier League. Taking to social media on Monday evening, the Manchester United forward asked his 4.3-million strong followers to suggest questions for him to reply to during a Twitter Q&A session. Goal Africa duly responded, and grilled the Red Devils hitman on which African player in the top flight has been the greatest that he’s faced since making his Prem debut in 2015.
Mourinho hits out at Arteta ahead of North London Derby
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Mourinho hits out at Arteta ahead of North London Derby

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has dismissed Mikel Arteta’s claim that they have an unfair advantage over Arsenal, ahead of Sunday’s North London Derby. The Gunners host Spurs with both sides looking for three points to keep alive their hopes of finishing in a European qualification spot. Before then, in midweek, they play Europa League last-16 ties, with Spurs taking on Dinamo Zagreb and Arsenal facing Olympiacos. Both sides were drawn to play the away leg from home first, however, UEFA rules provide that two clubs from the same city are not permitted to play on the same day. As a result, Spurs will now play Zagreb at home on Thursday, while Arsenal faces a near-3,000 mile round trip to Greece. Speaking after the decision was made, Arteta who was clearly not ...
Atiku, Saraki React to Military Plane Crash in Abuja Airport
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Atiku, Saraki React to Military Plane Crash in Abuja Airport

  Former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the military plane crash in Abuja. DAILY POST had reported that military aircraft, King Air 350 crashed on Sunday morning on the runway of Abuja airport. Confirming the incident, Air Force Director of public relations and information, Air Vice Marshall Ibikunle Daramola disclosed that an investigation has been ordered to determine cause of plane crash. Reacting, Atiku commiserated with the families of those who lost loved ones in the crash. In a tweet, Atiku wrote: “I have just learnt of the crash of a military aircraft near Abuja. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those onboard the ill-fated flight.” On his part, former Senate President, Bukola Saraki tw...
I Don’t Believe to be Successful, You have to Wake up 5am Daily- lawmaker Akin Alabi Writes
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I Don’t Believe to be Successful, You have to Wake up 5am Daily- lawmaker Akin Alabi Writes

Lawmaker, Akin Alabi says he doesn't believe that to be successful, one has to wake up by 5am daily. The lawmaker who is also an author shared this thought on his Twitter handle. He averred that while it is okay to wake up early, what is most important is to have a productive day. Read his post as shared on his handles below   Except I must resume at job, catch an early morning flight or be in a meeting that would change my life, I never get up early, even when I was broke. I’m not a morning person and I don’t believe you have to wake up early everyday to be successful.
Mourinho welcomes Aurier back to Tottenham squad for Chelsea showdown
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Mourinho welcomes Aurier back to Tottenham squad for Chelsea showdown

The Ivorian defender was dropped from the team that suffered a 1-0 defeat to Brighton on Sunday Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed Serge Aurier’s availability for their Premier League outing against Chelsea on Thursday. Aurier is in line to make his 12th league appearance of the season as Spurs aim to grab maximum points at home after conceding back-to-back losses in the English top-flight. Last Thursday during Tottenham's 3-1 loss to Liverpool, Aurier was reported to be in hot water after he stormed out of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at half-time and he was consequently missing at Brighton.
US-based Nigerian professor and Political columnist, Okey Ndibe allegedly detained by DSS before being allowed to board his flight
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US-based Nigerian professor and Political columnist, Okey Ndibe allegedly detained by DSS before being allowed to board his flight

US-based Nigerian professor and Political columnist, Okey Ndibe was allegedly detained by the DSS before being allowed to board his flight yesterday January 20.   Nigerian-born former Chief of Staff to the Board of Montgomery County Public Schools in Rockville, Maryland, (MCPS) USA, Ikhide Roland Ikheloa made the disclosure via a tweet he shared.   Ikhide first tweeted;   I understand that Professor Okey Ndibe has been prevented from boarding his flight to his family in the US, by Nigeria’s secret police. In a democracy. How is Okey even a threat to Nigeria’s security?     Serving an update on this, he wrote;   Update: “After detaining me for a bit, they handed back my passport and said, No vex(!). I’ve now boarded my flight. Tha...
Passengers, Azman Air Officials Exchange Blows Over Cancelled Flight
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Passengers, Azman Air Officials Exchange Blows Over Cancelled Flight

Passengers of Azman Air on Friday evening unleashed anger on officials of the Kano based airline over flight cancellation at Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, leaving a female staff collapsed and others with injuries. Confusion ensued at the departure lodge of the domestic wing when the airline announced cancellation of two flight scheduled to depart for Lagos and Abuja. The enraged by sad announcement, the passengers who could not hide their disappointment faced off against the officials of the airline, leaving bloody mouths and swollen faces on both sides. It took the timely intervention of the airport security to calm the charged atmosphere. The Guardian learnt the collapsed female staff was later resucitated sooner after she received first aid treatment. One o...
Premier League title race will be between ‘six or seven sides’, says Manchester City No 1 Ederson
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Premier League title race will be between ‘six or seven sides’, says Manchester City No 1 Ederson

England's top flight has been dominated by Liverpool and the Citizens over the last two years, but the Brazilian doesn't see it like that this season   Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has predicted the tightest Premier League in years, with the Brazil international suggesting that “six or seven sides” could compete for the title. Liverpool ran away with the crown last year, while the season previous it was duel between the Reds and Ederson’s City. Ahead of a clash between the two chief protagonists over the last two years, the shot-stopper believes that the field will be far more open this term.
UK denies Air Peace Landing Rights to Evacuate Stranded Nigerians
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UK denies Air Peace Landing Rights to Evacuate Stranded Nigerians

British authorities have denied an Air Peace airline flight deployed to evacuate stranded Nigerians in the UK landing rights. The Nigeria high commission in London which released a statement on Sunday July 12, said the evacuation flights from London Heathrow to Abuja and Lagos will now depart from Gatwick Airport on Tuesday July 14. The statement read; “This is to inform all prospective evacuees that have been issued tickets for the Air Peace flights departing on July 13, 2020, from London Heathrow to Abuja and Lagos, that due to landing clearance issues, the flights have been rescheduled to depart on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at 10:00am from Gatwick Airport. “Furthermore, Air Peace Airlines has contracted Air Partner to operate the flight on its behalf and any other informat...
Social distancing is not observed in aircraft because it is hygienic — Sirika
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Social distancing is not observed in aircraft because it is hygienic — Sirika

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has explained why social distancing is not observed in aircraft following the resumption of flights amid the Coronavirus pandemic. The Minister who spoke as he embarked on a simulation return flight to the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano to assess the preparation of the airport for resumption of flights, said the cabin is safer than any hospital theatre because of the purifying procedures air circulated within the cabin goes through. Sirika added that the non-adherence to physical distancing was responsible for the ‘affordable’ ticket fare. He said; “Because of the nature of the airplane, the airplane is hygienic enough once you have your mask, you are safe to remain seated on your seat and where possible, we will keep the dista...
Toke Makinwa reacts to statement from executive jets on Naira Marley flight
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Toke Makinwa reacts to statement from executive jets on Naira Marley flight

Media personality, Toke Makinwa has shared her thoughts on the statement released by Executives Jets Services concerning Naira Marley . The on-air personality pointed out that calling Naira Marley and his crew ‘A bunch of useless people’ was totally unnecessary. Sharing on Twitter, she went further to advise companies to hire good PR personnel. Sharing on Twitter, she wrote in part: “…calling someone or a bunch of people “useless” is so distasteful and uncouth.” See Her Post Here:  
Suspended Jet Company Refers To Naira Marley And Crew As ‘Bunch Of Useless People’, Mistook Him For Fashola
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Suspended Jet Company Refers To Naira Marley And Crew As ‘Bunch Of Useless People’, Mistook Him For Fashola

Executive Jet Services, the airline suspended by the Federal Government for ferrying Nigerian musician, Azeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley, from Lagos to Abuja has cleared air on the controversial flight, saying it was a case of mistaken identity. Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the airline, Mr. Sam Iwuajoku, explained that the airline was misled that the flight was operated to airlift Minister of Works, Mr. Babatunde Fashola and not the popular musician. He, therefore, apologized to the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika. There had been outrage when video emerged of Naira Marley disembarking from the plane on landing in Abuja while he also hosted a concert at Jabi Lake Mall despite the interstate lockdown and flight restriction. Sirika had, at the daily bri...
Chartered Flight Of Naira Marley Was Approved For High Court Judge – Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika Says
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Chartered Flight Of Naira Marley Was Approved For High Court Judge – Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika Says

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Monday, said that the chartered flight which conveyed musician, Naira Marley from Lagos to Abuja, was actually approved for a Lagos high court judge, Justice Adefowope Okojie. The minister, who stated this during the daily press briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, said the aviation authorities approved the flight on June 14 having considered the judge to be on essential duties. According to him, he was then surprised that the flight which was to take off on June 14 and convey the judge took off from the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, for the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, on July 13 at 6.00 p.m. According to him, “we wrote a letter approving the chartered flight for Justice Adefowope Okojie and we approved the...
Indian Passenger Dies on Board Evacuation Flight From Lagos
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Indian Passenger Dies on Board Evacuation Flight From Lagos

An Indian passenger died on board an Air India evacuation flight from Lagos to Mumbai over the weekend. The 42-year-old passenger who was seen shivering on board the aircraft, informed the Air India crew that he had malaria when questioned. He was provided with oxygen as he was finding it difficult to breathe, but collapsed and died on board the flight. It was further gathered that he bled from his mouth on board the flight which landed at the Mumbai Airport at 3:40 am. Though Air India said that the passenger died of “natural causes”, there are now questions on how the passenger with fever was allowed to board the flight and how thermal screening are being conducted at airports amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Air India said in its statement;   “Our Lagos medical scree...
‘Please service the planes before they fly again’ – Rema tells flight service providers
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‘Please service the planes before they fly again’ – Rema tells flight service providers

Singer Rema has called out some flight service providers specifically Air Peace. In a recent tweet, Rema told these providers that before they get back in the air flying, the planes should be serviced and tested before passengers are allowed to board. This drew the attention of Air Peace who indicated that they have done some maintenance and some testing making them one of the safest airlines in Nigeria. Read what transpired below;
Higuain injured during Juventus training as AC Milan provide update on Ibrahimovic calf issue
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Higuain injured during Juventus training as AC Milan provide update on Ibrahimovic calf issue

The Italian top flight will restart on June 20 after the coronavirus pandemic saw it suspended, however key players are looking likely to miss out Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain and Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic are set to miss the opening games of the Serie A restart after picking up injuries in training, while Milan have provided an update on the progress of Zlatan Ibrahimovic after he suffered a calf problem. The 2019-20 Serie A campaign is about to get back underway following the coronavirus pandemic, with the first matches in the Italian top-flight scheduled for June 20. It is shaping up to be a fascinating end to the season in Italy, with Juventus and Lazio virtually neck and neck as they aim to clinch the Scudetto. Perennial champions Juve lead the table on 63 ...
Tottenham confirm positive coronavirus test following latest round of Premier League screenings
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Tottenham confirm positive coronavirus test following latest round of Premier League screenings

An unnamed individual from Tottenham returned a positive test, the club confirmed after the top flight released its latest data The Premier League has revealed that its latest round of testing has thrown up a single positive case of coronavirus. As part of preparations to return to action, England's top flight is carrying out extensive screening of players and staff from across the league. The scheme began on May 17 and have now been repeated on a further three occasions, with just one positive announced on Wednesday from almost 1,200 tested.
Pakistani Supermodel Zara Abid was Aboard the PIA Flight That Crashed in Karachi
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Pakistani Supermodel Zara Abid was Aboard the PIA Flight That Crashed in Karachi

Pakistani supermodel Zara Abid was on board the ill-fated Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft that crashed into a residential neighbourhood while on approach to the airport in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi. The passengers’ list of the flight issued to the media, shows Zara Abid boarded the Airbus A320 passenger airliner that crashed before landing in Karachi. Health ministry spokeswoman Meeran Yousuf told Al Jazeera by telephone that 80 people have died, with 48 bodies kept at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi's largest government hospital, and 32 at Civil Hospital Karachi, another major state-run hospital. Yousuf said two survivors were being treated at the hospitals in Karachi, while 17 bodies have been identified so far. At least six people ...
‘It is too early’ – Mayor Khan says London shouldn’t host Premier League matches yet
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‘It is too early’ – Mayor Khan says London shouldn’t host Premier League matches yet

The English top flight is eyeing a return to the pitch next month after going on hiatus in March due to the coronavirus pandemic London Mayor Sadiq Khan has thrown a potential wrench into the Premier League's proposed return, saying that it is too soon to play matches in England's capital. The Premier League has been suspended since March amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but is eyeing a return next month. On Monday the government cleared the league to resume play on June 1, outlining the plan in a 50-page document for lifting the coronavirus-enforced lockdown in England.
25 Passengers on Flight From Kano to Beirut Test Positive for Coronavirus
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25 Passengers on Flight From Kano to Beirut Test Positive for Coronavirus

Lebanon's ministry of health has disclosed that 25 persons on board a flight that arrived in the country's capital, Beirut from Kano on Wednesday May 6, have tested positive for Coronavirus. The Middle East Airlines had been directed by the Lebanese government to evacuate its citizens from foreign countries in early April. The Ministry of Health in its statement on Wednesday, said 25 people tested positive for Coronavirus after a test was carried out on passengers on board a flight that left Kano on May 5. While the affected passengers will be taken to the hospital for treatment, those who tested negative will be quarantined and also re-examined if they show Coronavirus symptoms.   The statement reads in part; “The Ministry of Public Health announces that it has ...
All passengers dead as plane conveying COVID-19 materials crashes in Somalia
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All passengers dead as plane conveying COVID-19 materials crashes in Somalia

  A plane conveying medical supplies for use in the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crashed in Somalia’s southern Bay region on Monday. All seven people on board were killed as a result of the crash. According to Somalia News Agency, the plane belonged to African Express Airways and was transporting supplies for use in the fight against COVID-19. “An African Express Airways plane from Mogadishu flew to Baidoa and then continued its flight to Bardale town where it crashed,” the news agency said on its website. “The plane crashed near Bardale airport. It was carrying medicine to prevent COVID-19. It is not clear why it crashed.” Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 cases in Africa as of today is over 44,000, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Re...
213 British nationals evacuated from Nigeria through Lagos Airport
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213 British nationals evacuated from Nigeria through Lagos Airport

213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 . 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. The British Airways aircraft, a Boeing 747 with registration number G-CIVO and 22 crew members landed the Lagos airport at about 1.22pm. The aircraft departed at about 4pm with 235 persons on board after the completion of screening and boarding formalities. Yesterday evacuation is coming after 136 South Africa nationals were on April 12th also ai...
Air Peace 14-Hour Flight To China, Breaks Nigerian Aviation’s Record
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Air Peace 14-Hour Flight To China, Breaks Nigerian Aviation’s Record

Air Peace, Nigeria’s foremost airline today made another history as its Boeing 777-200ER (P4 5-NBVE) landed in Beijing, China, after a 14-hour direct flight. According to a satellire image, the plane landed at 14:18pm local time, not long ago this night (Nigerian time). The Air Peace is in China to airlift the Federal Government’s medical supplies for the fight against COVID-19. This is the first time a Nigerian airline would be doing a direct non-stop 14 hours flight to China. Another history is made today, April 7, 2020 as this satellite Image shows Air Peace Boeing 777-200ER(P4 5N-BVE) that landed in Beijing, China at 14:18pm for the airlift of FG's medical supplies for the fight against COVID-19
Update: Bauchi State Government Confirms State Governor, Bala Mohammed’s Self-isolation Over Coronavirus
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Update: Bauchi State Government Confirms State Governor, Bala Mohammed’s Self-isolation Over Coronavirus

The Bauchi state government have released a statement confirming that the state governor, Bala Mohammed and his aides have gone into self-isolation after he came in contact with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar's son who recently tested positive to Coronavirus. The statement revealed that the governor and Atiku's son met on an Aero Contractor flight. Read the statement below.
Lagos Asks Passengers on Lufthansa, Turkish Flights of March 13th, 14th to Self-isolate
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Lagos Asks Passengers on Lufthansa, Turkish Flights of March 13th, 14th to Self-isolate

As contact tracing for the new cases of Coronavirus continues, the Lagos state government has appealed to every passenger on board the Lufthansa flight LH568 on March 13th and the Turkish flight TK1830 on March 14th to isolate themselves and contact the state ministry of health immediately. The state government on Thursday March 19th, announced four new cases of the coronavirus bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 12. According to the state Ministry of Health, the new cases were contacts of the five cases that were confirmed on Wednesday March 18th. The recent cases include a Nigerian female who returned from France via a Turkish airline (TK 1830) on March 14th, a Nigerian in his 50s who did not travel out of the country, and another Nigerian male who arrived in the co...
Lagos State Announces 4 New Cases of Coronavirus
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Lagos State Announces 4 New Cases of Coronavirus

The Lagos State Government has announced four new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total diagnosed cases in the state to 12. The state Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, made this revelation during a press conference today. One of the new cases is a contact of the third patient who tested positive to the deadly virus in Lagos state. The second new case is a female Nigerian who came into Lagos on March 14 on Turkish flight TK1830. The third is a Nigerian man in his 50s who has never travelled outside the country and the fourth new case is a Nigerian male who arrived the country on March 13 on Lufthansa flight LH568. Below is how Twitter users are reacting to the announcement.
Kenya Suspends Flights from Northern Italy Over Coronavirus
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Kenya Suspends Flights from Northern Italy Over Coronavirus

Kenyan government on Tuesday March 3, suspended all flights from two cities in northern Italy specifically Verona and Milan, over concerns about the spread of coronavirus. The East African country became the first African nation to make such move, following reports of Tunisia and Nigeria dealing with coronavirus patients who had travelled from Italy. Kenya's health Minister,  Mutahi Kagwe said the decision was reached after consultations with the Italian embassy. Kagwe said; “The National Emergency Response Committee on Coronavirus has concluded that flights from North of Italy, specifically Verona and Milan be suspended effective 3rd March 2020. This is part of Italy that is currently experiencing coronavirus incidents which could affect the safety of Kenyans." The coun...
Femi Gbajabiamila Allegedly Takes 300 Guests to Dubai For Mother’s Birthday on Public Funds
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Femi Gbajabiamila Allegedly Takes 300 Guests to Dubai For Mother’s Birthday on Public Funds

A fresh report has claimed that Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, sponsored 300 guests to Dubai for mother’s Birthday on public funds. According to Sahara Reporters, who made the claim in an exclusive post titled ‘EXCLUSIVE: Speaker Of Nigeria’s House Of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Takes 300 Guests To Dubai For Mother’s 90th Birthday On Public Funds,’ the speaker is in Dubai already to celebrate his mother’s 90th birthday, one which is said to run till the 10th of March. The report claimed that the cost for hotel accommodation alone per night will amount to $36,600 (N13,176,000), for all the 300 guests. Calculated for the eight nights that guests will be housed at the hotel, the total comes to $292,800 (N105,408,000). They also went on t...
First Class Flight: Bobrisky’s Cover Has Been Blown
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First Class Flight: Bobrisky’s Cover Has Been Blown

The cross dresser and Instagram influencer, Bobrisky made a post this morning where he said he flew First Class again while travelling. In his words people are not allowed to fly First Class twice in a week but then he’s a rich babe and no one can dare stop him. An Instagram user took to the comment section to debunk all that Bobrisky said. She said she flew economy class and Bobrisky was also in there. She further recounted that Bob’s face is filled with rashes and that social media is a scam. People of God, our very own Bobrisky has been called out. He’s yet to respond to that comment but he’s fans are sure not happy with this. Do you think Bobrisky has been pretending all this while? Is his own First Class, audio First Class?
14 US Passengers Test Positive for Coronavirus After being Evacuated from a Japanese Cruise Ship
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14 US Passengers Test Positive for Coronavirus After being Evacuated from a Japanese Cruise Ship

Fourteen US citizens who were evacuated from a Japanese cruise ship that had been quarantined and recently flown back to the United States on charter flights have tested positive for novel coronavirus. According to a joint statement from the US Departments of State and Health and Human Services, the passengers are among the more than 300 people removed from the Diamond Princess cruise ship. US officials were notified that they had tested positive for coronavirus during the evacuation process after passengers had disembarked the ship, the agencies said in the joint statement Monday. The passengers had been tested two to three days before the evacuation flights, the statement said.   "After consultation with HHS officials, including experts from the HHS Office of th...
Trending Video of an African man Preaching the Gospel Onboard a Flight
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Trending Video of an African man Preaching the Gospel Onboard a Flight

An African man caused a stir onboard a flight recently when he stood up and began to preach the gospel. Nigerian Twitter user @victorsozaboy who witnessed this, shared the video on his Twitter handle and wrote ''If you think you can skip church just because you nor dey naija and you dey for inside plane, you never ready. Welcome to a full service by a Nigerian “aviation pastor”. It is well!''. Watch the video below
Man Spotted Wearing a Motorbike Helmet on-board a Flight over fear of Coronavirus
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Man Spotted Wearing a Motorbike Helmet on-board a Flight over fear of Coronavirus

A worried passenger was pictured wearing a motorbike helmet on-board a flight from China to Australia over the fear of the deadly coronavirus outbreak. Picture of the man's attire was shared online by others on the flight from Shanghai to Perth on Wednesday morning. Those who landed in Perth about 9.30am on the nine-hour China Eastern flight also had to stay in their seats while officials sprayed around them, one passenger said. 'When I transferred in Shanghai I did not see anyone in the airport without a mask,' passenger Marina Jambrina told The West Australian. 'There was one guy wearing a [motorcycle] helmet,' another passenger John Fu said. The deadly coronavirus has left 131 people dead, with confirmed infections at around 5,568 across the world.
British Airways Suspends all Flights to Mainland China Over Coronavirus
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British Airways Suspends all Flights to Mainland China Over Coronavirus

British Airways has suspended all flights to and from mainland China with 'immediate effect' over the deadly coronavirus crisis which has killed 132 people with nearly 6,000 infected already across the world. The airline, which operates daily flights to Shanghai and Beijing from Heathrow, said it was halting the flights with immediate effect after the Foreign Office warned against ‘all but essential travel’ to the country because of the virus outbreak. In a statement on Wednesday morning, British Airways said: ‘We have suspended all flights to and from mainland China with immediate effect following advice from the Foreign Office against all but essential travel. ‘We apologise to customers for the inconvenience, but the safety of our customers and crew is always our priority. ‘...
Conte Blasted me in front of Inter Teammates Says Lukaku
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Conte Blasted me in front of Inter Teammates Says Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku has revealed that Inter head coach Antonio Conte’s no-nonsense approach is getting the best out of his game. The Belgium international moved to the Serie A outfit from Manchester United for £75 million ($98m) in the summer and has rapidly established himself as one of the most dangerous forwards in Italy’s top flight. After being perceived as a flop at Old Trafford, Lukaku has excelled in Milan, where he has 14 goals in 20 Serie A appearances this season. He says that the mentality of Conte is getting the best from his game and even said that being rubbished in front of his team-mates after one particularly poor display has motivated him to achieve greater heights. “I remember one of my first Champions League games against Slavia Prague when I played really ba...
UK’s 18-year-old Youngest Commercial Pilot
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UK’s 18-year-old Youngest Commercial Pilot

An 18-year old has become the UK’s youngest qualified commercial pilot  after his mom sold the family home to help fund his dreams. Seth Van Beek got his license to fly passenger airliners after he completed 18 months of training and clocked up 150 hours in the air before he passed with flying colors. He set his sights on being a pilot since the age of eight, and selfless single mom Frances, 42, sold their three-bedroom home to fund his dream. Van Beek, from Preston, London, is now the UK’s youngest licensed commercial aviator,a record previously held by Luke Elsworth, who became a pilot at 19. He had to move to Greece for the intensive $110,592 flight school course and is now looking for a job. He hopes to one day fly for British Airways. “Flying has always been my drea...
Passengers Share Photos of Borno Governor Prof. Zulum Flying Economy from Abuja to Maiduguri
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Passengers Share Photos of Borno Governor Prof. Zulum Flying Economy from Abuja to Maiduguri

One Engineer Ameh Osivue Shagari, shared photos of the Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, who flew economy from Abuja to Maiduguri on Tuesday. Another passenger, Abacha Nawaisu, who was on the same flight posted a photo of the governor walking towards his seat. Read the post by Osivue Shagari. "Today I was in a flight with the governor of Borno state from Abuja to Maiduguri as a matter of fact we sat on the same row. I engaged him in a series of political happenings in Nigeria and Edo state. The first thing that caught my attention about the humble Governor was that he bought Economic class ticket as against my governor who is always on a chartered flight. He told me in was in to support Bulama who was contesting to be the APC national secretary who is from Borno stat...
Canada Gives Conditions for Peace as Iran Admits Causing plane Crash
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Canada Gives Conditions for Peace as Iran Admits Causing plane Crash

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau has set the conditioned for peace just as the President of Iran admitted his country mistakenly caused the plane crash in Tehran on Wednesday killing 176 people on board. Canada gives conditions for peace as Iran admits causing plane crash Trudeau said his government expects the “full cooperation” of Iranian authorities in investigating the downing of the Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752. The jetliner, a Boeing 737 operated by Ukrainian International Airlines and carrying mostly Iranians and Canadian-Iranians went down on the outskirts of Tehran during takeoff just hours after Iran launched a barrage of missiles at US forces in Iraq. Of the 176 people who were killed, 57 were Canadian nationals. Nearly 140 passengers on board...

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