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Newly Wed man, Four Others Die as 18-seater Bus Plunges into River in Ondo
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Newly Wed man, Four Others Die as 18-seater Bus Plunges into River in Ondo

At least five persons including a newly wedded man, were confirmed dead after an 18-seater bus plunged into a river in Aponmu village, Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo state. The 18-seater bus with registration number Lagos AAA 859 XC which took off from Lagos, plunged into the Owena river on Sunday afternoon, April 18, killing at least five passengers including the driver. According to an eyewitness, the driver lost control of the vehicle due to high speed while it was raining, and plunged the bus into the river which is about 25 feet from the surface. The witnesses said the rain prevented help from getting to the trapped passengers for over an hour. The new groom identified as Adewale, was said to be returning to Akure with his wife after the wedding at the I...
Unidentified Woman Dies Inside Commercial bus in Anambra
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Unidentified Woman Dies Inside Commercial bus in Anambra

A yet to be identified woman died inside a commercial bus in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra state. One of the the passengers, Gifted Joseph, who disclosed this on Facebook said the incident happened on Thursday, April 15, at Awkuzu Junction. According to Ms Joseph, when they got to the junction, the woman suddenly started screaming, saying that she couldn't breath. Few minutes later, she passed away. The deceased had no identification but was said to be going to the Tarzan area of Onitsha. Read the report below: "I boarded a Transit from Awka,after my Brother drop me at the park. On reaching to Okwuzu junction, this woman then started screaming that her air is not functioning," We stopped. She was brought down but we couldn't leave her there. The driver and I, and...
My Twin Brother Forced me into Crime- Robbery Suspect Tells Police
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My Twin Brother Forced me into Crime- Robbery Suspect Tells Police

A 29-year-old armed robbery suspect, Taiwo Ojomo, who was arrested alongside three others by operatives of Intelligence Response Team (IRT), led by DCP Abba Kyari, has recounted how his twin brother, Kehinde Ojomo, introduced him into crime. The siblings who are children of a retired soldier operated a gang that operated within and outside Lagos. In his confession to the police, Taiwo said he now heads his own gang, having grown through the ranks in his twin brother’s gang. “Our style of robbery is one of the oldest in the history of crime. We operate using commercial bus also known as ‘one chance. While at times we hijack vehicle for operation and after which we abandon it by the roadside. My twin brother, Kehinde, forced me into his gang. That was 10 years ago after our fat...
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...
Shock As Man Sneaks Into A Mauritanian Plane And Tries To Hijack It
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Shock As Man Sneaks Into A Mauritanian Plane And Tries To Hijack It

Mauritania’s official press agency and a security source revealed on Thursday that an intruder tried to seize a plane at the airport in the cpuntry’s capital city, Nouakchott before being arrested. The AMI press agency reported that the man was an “American claiming to have problems with the Mauritanian government”. A security source said that the individual “sneaked aboard a Mauritanian plane” that had “no passengers aboard.” He then threatened to blow up the craft, a Mauritania Airlines Embraer used for domestic flights, the source said. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, did not give details of the man’s identity or nationality and could not say whether he really had any explosives. “He’s been neutralised. Gendarmes managed to overpower him after he refu...
NCAA Suspends AZMAN Airlines Operations
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NCAA Suspends AZMAN Airlines Operations

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has announced the suspension of the operations of AZMAN Air NCAA Director-General, Captain MUSA Nuhu , who disclosed this to newsmen said the suspension came on the heels of the recent incident involving an Azman aircraft that had a burst tyre on landing at the Lagos airport on February 16, 2021 as well as other incidents involving the airlines aircrafts. Nuhu said the NCAA acted in pursuant to Section 35 (2) of the Civil Aviation Act, 2006 and Part 1.3.3.3 (A) of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs) 2015. He explained that the suspension is to enable the authority conduct an audit of the airline to determine the root cause of the incidents and recommend corrective actions to forestall recurrence. “We regrets the inconveni...
Seven including School Children Killed in Fatal Accident along Calabar-Itu Highway
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Seven including School Children Killed in Fatal Accident along Calabar-Itu Highway

At least seven persons including school children have been confirmed dead with scores of others injured in a fatal auto accident along the Calabar-Itu road in Itu local government area of Akwa Ibom state. The accident which occurred on Monday morning, March 15, along Ntak Inyang area of the highway involved a fuel tanker and two tricycles conveying school children and some passengers. The Ntak Inyang area is currently under repair by the state government after it was cut off by a landslide. The Niger Pet Construction firm handling the remedial work had closed one side of the road to traffic forcing all vehicles to ply just one lane of the highway. According to information at the scene of the accident, some bystanders said the Keke driver and the passengers inclu...
Gunmen abduct 50 Passengers in Niger state
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Gunmen abduct 50 Passengers in Niger state

Over 50 passengers have been abducted by unknown gunmen along the Tegina-Minna road in the Rafi Local Government of Niger State. The passengers who were in three vehicles, were abducted by the gunmen who blocked the road at Kundu town, a few kilometres from Zungeru town. Channels Television also reported that armed bandits kidnapped unknown numbers of villagers at Gidigori town in Rafi Local Government Area, burning five cars and carting away valuables. A senior government official who craved anonymity said nothing has been heard from the bandits to enable the authorities to know the identities of those kidnapped. This is coming less than three weeks after 40 NSTA passengers were kidnapped.
Boko Haram Attack Travelers along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway, Kidnap Young man, Newly-wed bride, Others
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Boko Haram Attack Travelers along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway, Kidnap Young man, Newly-wed bride, Others

Dozens of travelers, including a young man and his two relatives were abducted in separate attacks launched by suspected Boko Haram insurgents along the Maiduguri/Damaturu highway. It was gathered that the insurgents ambushed commercial vehicles plying the highway on Friday afternoon, February 26 and forced many passengers into the forests. The abductions took place between Mainok and Jakana axis in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State, around 3:30 pm. One Wadzani Waxax said that his younger brother identified as Ijey as well as two relatives were among the travelers abducted during the attack. A newly-wed bride and all the passengers in three vehicles, who accompanied her to Damaturu were also kidnapped by the insurgents. According to a family source, only an el...
Bride kidnapped With Other Passengers along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road Regains Freedom
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Bride kidnapped With Other Passengers along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road Regains Freedom

A Nigerian Bride  simply identified as Hauwa who was kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram members along the Maiduguri- Damaturu road on Friday, February 26, has regained her freedom alongside other abductees. Hauwa and other family members were said to have been on their way to her husband's house in Maiduguri after they had finished their wedding Fathia when the gunmen attacked the bus conveying them and took them into hiding. A family member who confirmed the development, said they received a call from military troops in Beneshiekh that the bride including her entourage and other abducted passengers have regained freedom and that they should proceed to Beneshiekh town situated between Maiduguri- Damaturu 135km highway to receive them. The bride who is a graduate of the Universi...
More Than 400 Inmates Flee From Haiti Prison Leaving 25 People Including Prison Director Dead
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More Than 400 Inmates Flee From Haiti Prison Leaving 25 People Including Prison Director Dead

More than 400 prisoners have escaped from the Croix-des-Bouquets prison in Haiti leaving 25 people including the prison director dead. The escape which happened from a jail near the capital, Port-au-Prince on Friday February 26, lead to the death of bystanders who were caught up in the violence. One of those who fled, a notorious gang leader named as Arnel Joseph, was killed hours after escaping. Joseph, still wearing prison ankle cuffs, was a passenger on a motorcycle that was flagged down at a checkpoint, According to police spokesman Gary Desrosiers, Joseph, was still wearing prison ankle cuffs when he boarded a motorcycle . The motorcycle was flagged down at a checkpoint but failed to stop. Joseph then pulled a gun on officers who then shot and killed him, Des...
We Saw Hell In Captivity — Freed Niger Passengers
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We Saw Hell In Captivity — Freed Niger Passengers

The abducted passengers of the Niger State Transport Authority bus, who regained freedom from captivity on Sunday, have narrated their ordeals in the hands of their captors. They told journalists in Minna on Monday that their experience was terrible and horrible. One of them, Hajia Jummai Isah, said: “They were threatening us and beating the men. “They really beat the hell out of the men, but all they wanted from us was money. “They kept demanding money from us so that they would spare us, if not, they said they’d kill us. They used to give us dirty water to drink from the stream. “Their ammunition is out of this world. I’d never seen that kind of arms before in my life. They’ve different kinds of assorted weapons.” Muhammed Kindagi, a civil servant with the Niger Sta...
21 Passengers Abducted in Niger State Have Been Released
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21 Passengers Abducted in Niger State Have Been Released

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has announced the release of the abducted 21 passengers of Niger State Mass Transit bus. He announced their release on Twitter on Sunday, February 21. The 21 passengers were abducted by the bandits, while traveling from Kontagora to Minna on 14 February. On 17 February, the RPG wielding bandits released video and photos of the captives, threatening to kill them. Governor Bello did not indicate whether a ransom was paid to get the captives released. ''We are pleased to announce to the general public the release of the NSTA passengers abducted a week ago while returning to Minna along the Minna-Zungeru road.''his tweet read
Couple Bags 40 Years Jail Term for N53m Fraud
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Couple Bags 40 Years Jail Term for N53m Fraud

A couple has been sentenced to 40 years imprisonment each. Ebiesuwa Abayomi Fredrick and his wife, Tinuola Idayat Oyegunle were sentenced to 40 years imprisonment each by Justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State today, February 15, 2021. They were found guilty on all four counts of conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence brought against them by the Ibadan Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The couple, in a classic advance fee fraud scheme, scammed one Dunni Olateru Olagbegi of the sum of N53, 713, 260.00 (Fifty-Three Million, Seven Hundred and Thirteen Thousand, Two Hundred and Sixty Naira) in cash and bank transfer. They claimed they were performing a spiritual cleansing in order to avoid calamitous...
Armed Bandits Attack Vehicle in Niger State, Kidnap 18 Passengers including Groomsmen
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Armed Bandits Attack Vehicle in Niger State, Kidnap 18 Passengers including Groomsmen

Armed bandits have kidnapped eighteen passengers of the Niger State Transport Authority (NSTA) The attack occurred along Zungeru- Tegina road at Yakila village in Rafi Local Government Area of the state around 3pm on Sunday. February 14. The passengers including some groomsmen, were heading to Minna, the state capital from Kotangora when the bandits attacked. The Director-General of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency, Mallam Ibrahim Inga, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust, said they visited the scene and met a woman and her child, who were left by the bandits. "The only thing I can tell you now is we have rescued the woman and her baby and she is in the vehicle with us and we are on our way to Minna. She told us that the bandits blocked the way and ...
Train Rams into a Loaded Trailer at Fagba, Lagos
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Train Rams into a Loaded Trailer at Fagba, Lagos

A train rammed into a loaded trailer on Monday morning, February, 15, along Fagba Railway in Lagos. It was reported that the loaded trailer attempted to drive past the railway just as the train was approaching, but was unfortunately rammed into by the train conveying passengers to their respective destinations. The  train and the loaded trailer stuck at the scene while some passengers can be heard blaming the driver of the trailer for reckless driving. It is unclear if there are any casualties from the accident.
Policeman Arrests Passengers For Commenting On #OccupyLekkiTollGate Protest
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Policeman Arrests Passengers For Commenting On #OccupyLekkiTollGate Protest

Some police officers led by one Inspector A. O. Alaka harassed and allegedly arrested ladies in a commercial bus for talking about the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest and the arrest of the protesters. The PUNCH gathered that the incident, which has led to an outrage on social media, happened around the Maryland area of Lagos State on Saturday. In a video obtained by The PUNCH, Inspector Alaka was seen asking other passengers in the bus to alight and ordering the driver not to move. He was also seen restricting the movement of the ladies as he sought assistance from other persons, suspected to be police officers. Our correspondent gathered that about 10 police officers later joined him at the scene of the incident. In the ensuing conversation, the ladies protested the police...
FG Lifts Ban on Emirates Airline as UAE Suspends Eapid Tests
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FG Lifts Ban on Emirates Airline as UAE Suspends Eapid Tests

The Federal Government has lifted the ban it placed on Emirates Airlines. The airline was barred from lifting passengers from Nigeria after the United Arab Emirates made it mandatory for such passengers to carry out Rapid Antigen Testing in laboratories that are not approved or authorized by the appropriate regulatory bodies. The UAE has now withdrawn the Rapid Antigen Testing requirements for its Nigerian passengers. Following this decision, the Presidential Task Force on COVID19 directed the immediate lifting of the suspension placed on the operations of Emirates Airlines in Nigeria. A letter by the Director-General of NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu, asked the airline to comply with the directives by the PTF on COVID-19 and other protocols of the Federal Government of Nigeria. “Emirate...
NDLEA Arrests Two Men with 3kg Cocaine at Lagos and Abuja Airports
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NDLEA Arrests Two Men with 3kg Cocaine at Lagos and Abuja Airports

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested two men at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and the  Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, with over three kilograms of cocaine. The NDLEA in a statement released, said Adeleke Kazeem Biola was arrested at the Lagos Airport with 1.5 kilograms of cocaine on Wednesday, during the outward clearance of passengers on Emirate airline to Dubai while a Lagos-based businessman, Onu Oluchukwu Friday, was nabbed with 1.527 kilograms of the illicit drug at the Abuja airport. According to the Commander, MMIA Command of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Garba, the suspect, Adeleke was intercepted at the departure hall of the Lagos airport with the hard drug neatly concealed in a false bottom of his travel bag. He acknowl...
Elderly Woman Hijacks Commercial Bus From The Driver After He Refused To Give Her And Other Passengers Their Change
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Elderly Woman Hijacks Commercial Bus From The Driver After He Refused To Give Her And Other Passengers Their Change

An elderly Nigerian woman has gone viral after she was caught on camera hijacking a commercial bus following a disagreement with the bus driver. Twitter user @iamprofstar who shared the video online, said the incident happened because the driver failed to drop his passengers at Orile Bus Stop along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway and refused to give them their balance. Watch the video below https://youtu.be/FxKIesIB4X8  
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...
Over 27,000 passengers have arrived Nigeria from abroad since flights resumed —PTF
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Over 27,000 passengers have arrived Nigeria from abroad since flights resumed —PTF

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 said on Sunday over 27,000 passengers had arrived in the country from abroad since the resumption of international flight operations on September 5. The National Coordinator of the PTF, Dr. Sani Aliyu, who disclosed this at a town hall meeting organized by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) in Abuja, said 18,000 passengers came in through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and 9,000 through the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja. He said the task force came up with stringent procedures because that was required to limit the “importation of COVID-19 to Nigeria, prevent transmission during the flight and reduce the quarantine period.” He told the Nigerians in the Diaspora that public laboratories were not allowed to co...
LASG Reassures Boat Passengers Of Safety
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LASG Reassures Boat Passengers Of Safety

The Lagos State Government has reassured boat passengers of their safety on the waterways, urging residents and business owners to embrace alternative means of transportation which LAGFERRY is providing. The Managing Director, Director, Mr. AbdoulBaq Ladi Balogun, Lagos Ferry Services (LAGFERRY), gave the assurance today during the celebration of the company's 100,000th passenger at the Ipakodo Terminal, Ikorodu, saying "Today we are very happy reaching another milestone of commuting our 100,000th passenger on the 124th day of our operations, since the commissioning of our boats by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in February 2020". He expressed his appreciation to Governor Sanwo-Olu for his unflinching support and the passengers for their continuous patronage and loyalty, stressing that ...
Plane Passenger Shocked To See Window He Slept Against During Flight Broken
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Plane Passenger Shocked To See Window He Slept Against During Flight Broken

Karl Haddad was flying from Toronto to Montreal when he woke up to realise the window frame he had been leaning on had a noticeable crack in the casing which moved when he touched it A plane passenger woke up to realise the window casing he had been sleeping against was broken - and he gave plenty of people anxiety by continually poking it in a now viral video. Karl Haddad was on the last flight of his trip from Lebanon, flying from Toronto to Montreal with Air Canada to finish off the 27-hour journey. The 20-year-old told BuzzFeed he was exhausted and quickly fell asleep after takeoff, but when he woke up he realised the window casing he had been leaning on had a noticeable crack in frame. Karl said he "poked at it a little bit to see if it was a big crack" and had a "min...
Police disperse FCT Mobile Court for arresting colleagues
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Police disperse FCT Mobile Court for arresting colleagues

An FCT Mobile Court sitting in Dei-Dei, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was dispersed by policemen who shot sporadically following the arrest of their colleagues.   Officials of the FCT Ministerial Joint Enforcement Task-team on COVID-19 Restrictions, had  arrested a policeman identified as Agada Gabriel for allegedly not wearing a facemask in public and overloading his vehicle, a Gulf car with passengers.   Agada who resisted his arrest, called in his colleague Smart Jacob to help him resist his arraignment.   The duo who were subsequently arraigned and sentenced for overloading and non-use of face masks, reportedly refused to pay their fines or engage in community service as directed by the Court.   They thereafter mobilized gun...
Seven (7) Policemen Deployed to Fight Bandits in Katsina Die in Road Accident
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Seven (7) Policemen Deployed to Fight Bandits in Katsina Die in Road Accident

The Nigerian Police Force has confirmed the death of 7 policemen who were deployed to tackle banditry in Katsina. The policemen who were among the passengers of an 18-seater Toyota Hummer bus, died in an accident which occurred at Jaji town in Kaduna. Frank Mba, force public relations officer said in a statement; “The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has condoled the families of the seven (7) Police officers attached to the Special Forces Unit of the Nigeria Police Force who died in a ghastly motor accident on 12th July, 2020 on their way to Katsina State. The unfortunate incident, which involved an 18-seater Toyota Hummer Bus conveying eighteen personnel of the Unit, occurred at Jaji town along Kaduna-Zaria Road. “The deceased were part of an additional d...
Passengers Can now Arrive Airport 1 Hour 30 Minutes Before Flights – Hadi Sirika
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Passengers Can now Arrive Airport 1 Hour 30 Minutes Before Flights – Hadi Sirika

The Federal Government has said passengers on Domestic flights can now arrive at the airport one hour thirty minutes before their flight. Recall that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) had earlier advised passengers to arrive at the airport three hours before their flight so as to undergo all the COVID19 protocols before boarding. However in a tweet posted today July 13, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said passengers can now come one hour thirty minutes before their departure time. “My colleagues & I have reviewed passenger facilitation at our airports; consequently I am happy to announce that, henceforth travelers are to arrive one hour and a half before their departure time for domestic flights. Travelers are advised to check in online, please.” he ...
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...
Major U.S. airlines threaten to ban passengers who refuse to wear masks during their flights under new rules
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Major U.S. airlines threaten to ban passengers who refuse to wear masks during their flights under new rules

U.S. airlines could ban passengers who refuse to wear face masks when traveling during the Coronavirus pandemic, Airlines for America, the US Aviation industry’s main lobby group has announced. According to the group, masks will be provided to passengers who do not have any. The group added that passengers could have their flying privileges revoked under tougher enforcement policies if they are caught flying without masks. Carriers with stricter policies that could see travel privileges of erring customers revoked include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines, and the rules will stay in place for at least the next 60 days. The group also revealed that each carrier will decide the appropri...
Airport Reopening: All Passengers Must Arrive Three Hours Before Take Off- FAAN says
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Airport Reopening: All Passengers Must Arrive Three Hours Before Take Off- FAAN says

As the Federal government prepares to lift the ban on domestic flights, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said that passengers who would be travelling via any of the flights will now be required to be at the airport three hours before takeoff time. In a tweet posted on its handle this afternoon, FAAN said the three hours early arrival is necessary to allow time for passengers to go through the necessary COVID-19 checks before boarding flights. ''#COVID__19 Flight Resumption Protocol for Passengers: You are advised to arrive at the Airport 3 hours before your flight due to the new COVID-19 safety checks.''the tweet read The Presidential Task Force on COVID19 has clarified that the date for resumption of flights is not June 21 as has been speculated. The P...
FG Orders 50% Passengers Reduction As Domestic Flights Set To Resume June 21
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FG Orders 50% Passengers Reduction As Domestic Flights Set To Resume June 21

The Federal Government on Monday announced that domestic flights would resume on June 21 and directed airlines to take between 50 and 70 per cent of passengers on any flight. It also stated that the aircraft of most airlines were currently being serviced in preparation for the June 21 resumption date for domestic flights. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made the announcement at Monday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVD-19 in Abuja. Sirika further stated that the airfares of flights should be appropriate to the issues at hand. He said, “The modality of operations by airlines and the passenger numbers will certainly drop and the load factor will also drop. “Only 50 or 70 per cent of the passengers should be taken. These are some of the things that we ...
Video of Man who Stole ATM and Tried to take it home on a bus
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Video of Man who Stole ATM and Tried to take it home on a bus

In the year 2019, comedian Darius Kinney, made people believe he stole an ATM as he tried to board a bus while dragging the machine with him. The video which was recorded by his friend on purpose at the time, went viral across social media. But it recently gained more attention during the George Floyd protest across America. Many social media users actually thought it was a recent video and they reacted accordingly, but a further investigation carried out by mycelebrityandi.com revealed it was shot in March, 2019 as a prank. The video, which already had millions of views, shows Mr Kinney standing by a bus stop in Newark with a disconnected ATM desperately trying to move it towards a bus that had just pulled up. He struggles with the heavy machine and ends up having to perform...
Pakistan Plane with 107 Passengers on Board Crashes Near Karachi airport
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Pakistan Plane with 107 Passengers on Board Crashes Near Karachi airport

A Pakistan International Airlines plane carrying more than 100 passengers has crashed into a residential area near the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, the country's civil aviation agency said on Friday.   "The plane crashed in Karachi. We are trying to confirm the number of passengers but initially it is 99 passengers and eight crew members," said Abdul Sattar Khokhar, the spokesman for the aviation authority.   A spokesperson for the state-run Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Abdul Sattar told the newspaper Dawn that the flight was carrying 90 passengers and 8 crew members and had been due to land in Karachi at 14:45 local time (09:45 GMT). The newspaper said a rescue operation was underway and emergency workers had arrived at the scene. There...
Rivers State Government Withdraws Charges Against Caverton Helicopter and its Pilots
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Rivers State Government Withdraws Charges Against Caverton Helicopter and its Pilots

The Rivers state government has withdrawn its charges against Caverton helicopters and two of its pilots who were arrested weeks ago for violating the Executive Order issued by Governor Nyesom Wike on movement in the state. The Rivers state Government made a formal withdrawal of the charges on Tuesday May 19.  Paulinus Nsirim, the state's Commissioner for Information and Communications said in a statement; "The Rivers State government has withdrawn and discontinued the two separate charges (PMC/532C/2020 and PMC/533C/2020) preferred against the two pilots of Caverton Helicopters Ltd and the 10 passengers on board before the Port Harcourt Chief Magistrates’ Court. “Consequently, the presiding Chief Magistrate, D. D. Ihua-Maduenyi Esq; has struck out the two charges and discharg...
Autopsy shows pilot of Kobe Bryant Helicopter crash was not high on drugs or alcohol
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Autopsy shows pilot of Kobe Bryant Helicopter crash was not high on drugs or alcohol

Autopsy results of the victims of the crash that took the lives of Basketball player Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gigi Bryant, along with 6 other passengers and the pilot have been released by the Los Angeles County Coroner's office . Kobe, his daughter, the pilot and the other passengers on the plane died after the helicopter slammed onto a hillside at  a high speed of 184 MPH on 26th January 2020 in Calabasas, California. The autopsy documents reveal that Kobe and the other victims died of blunt trauma, but an outstanding takeaway from the autopsy results is that the pilot Ara Zobayan, was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol as toxicology tests came back negative. "Toxicological testing did not detect the presence of alcohol or drugs of abuse. Substances tested for in...
FG to Evacuate 200 Nigerians From Canada on Thursday May 14
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FG to Evacuate 200 Nigerians From Canada on Thursday May 14

The Nigeria High Commission in Canada has concluded plans to evacuate 200 Nigerians who have signified interest to return home due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement released on Monday May 11, the Nigeria High Commission said a Boeing 777 aircraft operated by Air Peace has been specially arranged to fly the intending returnees home on Thursday May 14. ”The plane would pick the prospective passengers from two locations in Canada, namely Toronto and Alberta. The aircraft is expected to pick the first set from the Pearson International Airport, Toronto. From there it will fly to the Calgary International Airport, Alberta, a distance of 2,915 k.m., to load the second set of passengers. The aircraft will depart Alberta for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, A...
Passengers On Board Kobe Bryant’s Helicopter Are To Blame For The Crash, Says Pilot’s Representative
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Passengers On Board Kobe Bryant’s Helicopter Are To Blame For The Crash, Says Pilot’s Representative

The representative of the late pilot who was flying the helicopter that killed Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant, along with 6 other passengers, claims the people on board were responsible for the fatal crash. Pilot Ara George Zobayan, who was flying the helicopter, also died in the crash which occurred in January 2020 but his representative has now accused the passengers of “negligence”. The relative of the pilot has responded to Vanessa Bryant’s lawsuit against Ara and the helicopter company, Island Express, by saying those on board the helicopter were to blame for the crash. He said: “Any injuries or damages to plaintiffs and/or their decedent were directly caused in full or in part by the negligence or fault of plaintiffs and/or their decedent, including their knowing and...
Evacuation of Nigerians From Different Countries is Reaching a Saturation Point – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama
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Evacuation of Nigerians From Different Countries is Reaching a Saturation Point – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has disclosed that the evacuation of Nigerians from different countries in the world is reaching its saturation point. The Minister who said this at the Presidential Task Force Briefing on COVID-19 on Monday May 11, said there are now over 600 evacuees in Lagos and Abuja. He further revealed that the ministry will now slow the evacuation process a bit for space, before bringing in more citizens. Though Onyeama noted that the evacuation of Nigerians from Dubai, UK and New York was successful, he also averred that a lot went wrong with logistics in the case of passengers who were transported to Abuja. He added that a better arrangement will be made to prevent any future recurrence
Man who tested positive for Coronavirus in Lagos Intercepted in a 15-seater Bus in Benue
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Man who tested positive for Coronavirus in Lagos Intercepted in a 15-seater Bus in Benue

A man who tested positive for Coronavirus in Lagos was intercepted by the Benue state action committee on COVID-19 in a Gboko bound fifteen-seater bus at Otukpo, Benue state. The man who boarded the bus from Lagos, said he decided to return home following his mother's advice. Chairman of the committee, Benson Abounu told journalists that all the fifteen passengers including the positive case from Lagos have been isolated and their samples taken to Abuja for testing.
Man run over and killed by Boeing 73 Airplane After Going for Walk on Airport Runway
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Man run over and killed by Boeing 73 Airplane After Going for Walk on Airport Runway

A Boeing 737 airplane struck and killed a man after he walked along Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas on Thursday evening according to a Friday report by CBS News. The victim who is yet to be identified is a trespasser and was going for a walk on the runway when he was hit and killed by the Southwest plane .   According to the report by CBS News, the pilot saw the man before hitting him. He tried to maneuver the jet out of the way, but was unable to do so. After he was killed, an An airport driver found the man’s remains on the runway and an ambulance was called but it was to late as he was pronounced dead at the scene. The runway where the man was struck has been closed for further investigation. All passengers from the plane disembarked after ...
5 trucks Conveying Almajiris Intercepted in Cross River State
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5 trucks Conveying Almajiris Intercepted in Cross River State

5 trucks conveying almajiris from the northern part of the country were on Thursday May 7, ordered back to its start off point by the Cross River state government. The trucks were intercepted on Wednesday night at the Garkem border town in Bekwara Local Government Area of the state near Benue State, by a border patrol team comprising of Peace Corp members, civilian Vigilantes, Border COVID-19 Task force and Youth groups. The state commissioner for youths, Signor Omang Idiege confirmed the incident and he said most of the passengers were almajiris who did not meet COVID-19 protocols. Idiege said; “After a thorough check on the five trucks and discovered that most of the passengers, aside goods, were almajiri, who did not meet COVID-19 protocols, we had to force them to retur...
NSCDC Arrests Travelers who Sneaked into Ekiti via Truck Conveying Onions
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NSCDC Arrests Travelers who Sneaked into Ekiti via Truck Conveying Onions

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Ekiti state Command, said it intercepted a bus that sneaked into the state carrying travelers who say they are coming from Ilorin to sell onions. The State Commandant of NSCDC, Mr. Solomon Iyamu, made this known in a statement in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, NAN reports. Iyamu explained that the bus and occupants were arrested at Afao-Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area (LGA) of Ekiti, having traveled through bush paths and abandoned roads from Ilorin, Kwara to Ado Ekiti at night. He said “Luck ran out on the travelers when the Intelligence Unit of the command traced them from Igbemo-Ekiti to Afao Ekiti, all in Irepodun/Ifelodun LGA where the commuter bus was about to discharge the passengers. The driver of the com...
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 ...
25 Passengers From Nigeria Test Positive For COVID-19 In Lebanon
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25 Passengers From Nigeria Test Positive For COVID-19 In Lebanon

The Ministry of Public Health has announced that it has been confirmed that 25 positive cases with COVID-19 were recorded among the passengers on board the flight that arrived from Nigeria. Accordingly, the affected cases will be transferred to the hospital with an emphasis on the application of strict domestic quarantine for negative cases, knowing that they will be followed up daily by the Ministry and whoever shows any symptoms will be referred to the hospital for re-examination. As for the flight that arrived from Qatar, no injuries were recorded on it, and the results of all passengers' checks were negative.
40 Men from Zamfara Hidden Inside a Truckload of Cows Intercepted in Lagos
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40 Men from Zamfara Hidden Inside a Truckload of Cows Intercepted in Lagos

A trailer loaded with cows and about forty men coming from Zamfara State was intercepted at the Berger end of Lagos-Ibadan expressway this afternoon, Monday May 4, by the Lagos state security personnel. Upon the interception, the driver and his passengers were ordered to return to the state where they were coming from. Interstate travels are currently banned as part of measures to stop the spread of the contagious Coronavirus. Only transportation of essential goods and services are permitted between states.
MC Oluomo To Lagos Drivers: Pick Only Passengers With Face Masks
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MC Oluomo To Lagos Drivers: Pick Only Passengers With Face Masks

As Lagosians gear up for the relaxation of the lockdown imposed on the state from Monday, 4th May, the state chairman of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Lagos State Council, Musiliu Akinsanya (aka MC Oluomo), has ordered commercial bus drivers in the state not to pick passengers without face masks. Speaking via a new statement on Saturday, he said there would be taskforce officials on the road to ensure that drivers adhere strictly to the new regulations. “All passengers MUST put on their face mask. Failure to use it, such passenger should not be allowed into their vehicles. “Tricycle Owners and Operator’s Association of Nigeria “TOOAN”(Maruwa operators) are to abide by the Lagos state government’s directive of carrying two passengers at a go. “Drivers and thei...
BRT Scraps Short-distance Tickets, To Commute 20 Passengers Per Bus
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BRT Scraps Short-distance Tickets, To Commute 20 Passengers Per Bus

Primero Transport Services Limited, operator of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Lagos, says it will only be carrying 20 commuters with face masks per bus as from Monday to contain further spread of COVID-19. The Managing Director of the firm, Mr Fola Tinubu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Saturday that the 21st person onboard would be the driver. Tinubu, however, said that the company would not issue short-distance tickets as from Monday, saying short-distance commuters that wished to use the service must be ready to pay for the longest distance tickets on their route. The BRT boss explained that the firm had scrapped N100 and N150 tickets for short distances in the main time and asked commuters to be ready to pay for the N200, N250 or 300 tickets, depending on t...

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