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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...
COVID 19 Lockdown: Many Nabbed Hiding Among Rams to Sneak into Kaduna
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COVID 19 Lockdown: Many Nabbed Hiding Among Rams to Sneak into Kaduna

As many Nigerian states continue to observe border restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, people have been finding means to breach the order. Some people who decided to sneak into Kaduna state by hiding among rams in two trucks have been nabbed. In a statement on Thursday, Samuel Aruwan, commissioner of internal security and home affairs in Kaduna, said: “We got information that these lorries had come in from the Kaduna-Kano border and had progressed up to Gwargwaji in Zaria LGA. We then proceeded to nab them further along within the same local government. The passengers were cleverly concealed behind random goods, motorcycles and animals. Thankfully, once again we have got the better of them, and we have turned them back, in compliance with the Kaduna St...
Anambra Intercepts Transport Company Conveying Passengers To Lagos (Photos)
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Anambra Intercepts Transport Company Conveying Passengers To Lagos (Photos)

The Anambra State Ministry of Transport has intercepted a transport company in Awka for attempting to convey passengers to Lagos and other parts of the country, in violation of the lockdown directive by the government. According to IgbereTV reports, the inteception was made by the surveillance team of the ministry who patrolled the various parks and boundaries in the state to ensure compliance with the the Covid-19 directives of the government. Five members of the transport company were arrested while issuing out tickets to customers. Anambra State Commissioner for Transport, Dr Christian Mmadubuko in company of some task force members of the ministry expressed dissapointment over the attitude of desperate businessmen who disobey government directives and endanger the lives of t...
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Gateman who recently Traveled from Lagos to Kaduna Via Public transport, Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Kaduna State Government has confirmed a new case of Coronavirus in the state. A statement released by the state Commissioner for Health, Amina Mohammed Baloni, said the fresh case is a gateman in the Mando area who recently returned from Lagos.? Baloni said the patient had no connection to the first five cases in the state. ? Dr Baloni said the sixth case had traveled on public transport and contacted the authorities as his symptoms worsened. He said the patient has been evacuated to the state’s Infectious Disease Centre.”? The Commissioner added that the latest case presents the nightmare scenario of possible community transmission of Covid-19 in the state as it would be very difficult and complicated to trace all those he might have had contact with while commuting in a publ...
Man found dead on Thai train tests positive for COVID-19
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Man found dead on Thai train tests positive for COVID-19

A man found dead on a passenger train in Thailand has tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said Wednesday, as the country’s death toll from the contagion more than triples from a week ago. The 57-year-old, who had just returned from Pakistan and was travelling from Bangkok to the southern province of Narathiwat, was seen “coughing and vomiting” before boarding the train on Monday, State Railway of Thailand said. His body was found in front of a bathroom during the journey. Other passengers were evacuated from the carriage which was then disconnected from the rest of the train and disinfected by workers wearing protective suits. A post-humous test showed he had COVID-19. The names of the 15 passengers who were seated in his carriage were passed to health author...
Coronavirus: Abia Bans Burials and Weddings of Over 30 Guests
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Coronavirus: Abia Bans Burials and Weddings of Over 30 Guests

The Abia State Government on Wednesday March 25, placed a ban on burials and weddings, other ceremonies involving more than 30 persons, as a precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus. In a statement released by the state's Commissioner for Information Chief John Okiyi-Kalu, it was further gathered that all religious gatherings with more than 50 people have been banned in the state for the next one month. While night club activities was banned in the state, hotels and hospitality establishments were directed to screen guests/staff and provide hand sanitisers before they are lodged or allowed access to the facility. Suspicious guests are to be reported immediately with full personal details and contact information to the appropriate authority. MDAs, parastatals and...
Uganda Suspends all Public Transport to Prevent the Spread of the Coronavirus after 14 Cases is Confirmed
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Uganda Suspends all Public Transport to Prevent the Spread of the Coronavirus after 14 Cases is Confirmed

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday evening announced the suspension of all public transport for 14 days with immediate effect in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Museveni made the announcement in a televised live address following a cabinet meeting after new cases of coronavirus were confirmed earlier in the day. “The government has decided to suspend, for 14 days, all public transport. This means all taxis, all minibuses, all buses, all passenger trains, all tuk tuks and all the boda bodas are suspended. Why? Because we want to minimize movement,” Museveni said. Only private vehicles will be allowed on road but they will also be restricted to carrying three people. The Ugandan president also ordered that all markets trading in non-food items like...
One Dead As Hantavirus Hits China Amid COVID-19
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One Dead As Hantavirus Hits China Amid COVID-19

China has been hit by another virus known as hantavirus which is spread by rodents and can be transmitted from person to person. A man from the Yunnan province in China died on a bus on Monday after testing positive for hantavirus. About 32 co-passengers are currently being monitored by the health officials. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US, though the virus is not new, the case of person-to-person transmission is extremely rare. The CDC said, unlike coronavirus, hantavirus does not spread in the air, but can only be passed on from person to person if they come in contact with urine, faeces, and saliva of rodents. Also, it could be contracted if someone touches their eyes, nose or mouth after touching rodent droppings, urine, or nesting m...
Student of Niger Delta University Dies in Fatal Accident in Bayelsa
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Student of Niger Delta University Dies in Fatal Accident in Bayelsa

A student of the Niger Delta University reportedly died in a fatal accident that occured along the Tombia-Amassoma road in Bayelsa state today March 15th. According to Austin Abaye, a resident of the state who shared the story online, other passengers in the vehicles that were involved in the accident, have been rushed to the Olokobiri hospital for treatment.
Act Now to Protect the Nigerian People From Coronavirus – Atiku Tells FG
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Act Now to Protect the Nigerian People From Coronavirus – Atiku Tells FG

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President, has asked the Nigerian government to act now and take patriotic steps to protect Nigerians against the Coronavirus pandemic. In a statement released, Atiku said steps such as restricting flights from countries with Coronavirus outbreak, should be taken immediately. Read the statement below Two weeks ago, when Nigeria recorded its index case of the coronavirus, I had cause to urge the Federal Government to restrict flights from nations with a high prevalence of the Coronavirus plague. This is in line with global best practices. This is a patriotic call on the Federal Government of Nigeria to take every reasonable step to protect the citizens of Nigeria, by temporarily suspending flights to and from such countries, until we build up our ...
24 People Burnt to Death in Road Accident in Jigawa State
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24 People Burnt to Death in Road Accident in Jigawa State

About 24 people have been burnt beyond recognition in a fatal auto accident at Gwamfai village in Jahun Local Government Area of Jigawa State. Media aide to the Jigawa State Governor, Auwal Sankara, who confirmed the incident, said it happened while Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar was on his way to Gumel. He explained that the accident happened when the driver of an 18-seater Toyota bus from Jahun heading to Shuwari market in Kiyawa Local Government Area lost control and rammed into a black market petrol seller on the road side. An eyewitness reported that the driver lost control, rammed into a black market petrol seller on the road side and vehicle went up in flames and all the occupants burnt to death. Sankara added that the Governor, who met the accident on his way to Gu...
18 Suspected Cases of Coronavirus Identified in Nigeria – NCDC
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18 Suspected Cases of Coronavirus Identified in Nigeria – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that a total of 18 suspected cases of coronavirus have been identified so far in Nigeria. In its fifth national situation report on the virus, the NCDC revealed that there is no new confirmed case of coronavirus in Nigeria. The 18 people identified by the NCDC in Lagos, Ogun, Kano and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as suspected cases, are the latest figure as of March 4, 2020. It was further gathered that 78 people out of the 148 passengers that took same flight with the Italian man confirmed to have the virus, have been interviewed.   The report added; “The confirmed case is clinically and psychologically stable at the designated treatment facility for COVID-19 at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH)...
Coronavirus: FG Begins Spraying Of Passengers From Volatile Countries
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Coronavirus: FG Begins Spraying Of Passengers From Volatile Countries

Following the outbreak of COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), said arrangement were on to spray every passenger coming into Nigeria through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, from high-risk countries. Director, FCT Public Health Department, Dr. Josephine Okechukwu, who disclosed this in Abuja, said there was also screening of passengers on arrival. She revealed that it has opened two isolation centres at the National Hospital and the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, to cater for suspected cases. She stated that though there has not been any identified case of the virus in the nation’s capital, the administration was taking all necessary precautions. Okechukwu disclosed that there was also ...
Tunisia, Senegal, Egypt and Algeria Confirm Cases of Coronavirus
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Tunisia, Senegal, Egypt and Algeria Confirm Cases of Coronavirus

Tunisia, Senegal, Egypt and Algeria have all confirmed new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of those infected with the deadly disease to five in Africa. In a statement shared on the Facebook page of Egypt's health ministry, it was gathered that the foreigner who tested positive for the new coronavirus strain was taken to an isolation hospital and is currently receiving necessary medical care. The North African country is also taking strict preventive measures regarding those who were in contact with the person. Algeria on the other hand announced its first coronavirus case, an Italian national who arrived in the country on February 17. He was later flown home to Italy which has almost 1,700 cases. Tunisia's health Minister, Abdelatif el-Maki in a press conferenc...
We Beat Ebola, We are Capable of Dealing with Coronavirus- NCDC boss, Chikwe Ihekweazu tells CNN
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We Beat Ebola, We are Capable of Dealing with Coronavirus- NCDC boss, Chikwe Ihekweazu tells CNN

Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Director General of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has said that Nigeria is more than capable of dealing with coronavirus as this has been proven in the manner in which the country handled the Ebola virus epidemic in 2014. Ihekweazu in an interview with CNN today, said “Nigeria is ready. We successfully managed Ebola and we manage outbreaks all the time and are currently managing Lassa fever. We have a strong team that is used to doing this.”  Speaking on how the Italian who has been confirmed with Coronavirus, came into the country without being detected at the Lagos airport, Ihekweazu said temperature scanners at the airport could not detect the disease because the man had no symptom when he arrived Nigeria. “We are very hopeful...
Four Corpses Found in Taraba Kidnappers’ Den
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Four Corpses Found in Taraba Kidnappers’ Den

A vigilante group in Taraba State has found four bodies in a kidnappers' den located in a forest in the state. The corpses said to be all male, are suspected to be that of some of the passengers who were kidnapped alongside 6 others at Wukari-Jalingo road in January. Daily Trust reported a vigilante group which went in search of the victims, found the four corpses including that of the driver. The driver identified as Adamu Wukari was buried by his family on Wednesday while the three other corpses are still in the forest.
FG ‘Doing Nothing’ to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus – Senate raises alarm
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FG ‘Doing Nothing’ to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus – Senate raises alarm

The Senate during Thursday's plenary session, criticized the measures put in place at the nation’s point of entry by the Federal Ministry of Health to prevent the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in the country. Deputy Leader of the Senate, Senator Ajayi Borofice pointed out that the measures the Ministry of Health instituted at the nation's ports is quite different from the South African government's response. Borofice who disclosed that passengers are screened in the airplane before being allowed to set foot in South Africa, said Nigerian health officials only hand out sheet of papers at airports to international passengers, indicating how they can be contacted when there is an emergency. The Deputy leader of the senate said; “When we got to South Afric...
Angry Youths Kill one, Burn Police Vehicle in Jigawa –
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Angry Youths Kill one, Burn Police Vehicle in Jigawa –

Police have confirmed the killing of one person while four others have been injured in a clash involving police and a mob in Malam Madori local Government of Jigawa state Police spokesman Sp Abdu Jinjiri confirmed the incident to DAILY POST in Dutse. He explained that the incident happened when two police officers in a patrol vehicle knocked down a girl on her way home from school while on a hot chase of a vehicle. He said the incident resulted in commotion and irate youth became violent, killing one person and injuring four passengers travelling in the suspected vehicle. Jijiri added that the irate youth also burned down both the patrol vehicle and the suspected commercial vehicle. Police Public Relations officer added that two officers h...
How British Airways Abandoned Over 300 Nigerians In Accra
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How British Airways Abandoned Over 300 Nigerians In Accra

Although flight services have since resumed this week, the dust raised by last week’s disruptions is yet to settle. Just yesterday, a score of passengers arrived Lagos from Accra, Ghana, were they had been ferried and allegedly abandoned by British Airways since last week. The travellers, who could not make it to Lagos by road at the weekend like others, berated the airlines for “making over 300 Nigerians suffer for the problems at our airport.”One of the passengers, Akintunde, told The Guardian that the airline “dumped us in Ghana, and told us to find our way to Lagos.” Akintunde, in his 70s, said it was bad that the Lagos airport system failed when it mattered most, but it was worst that “the British Airways did what it always does to Nigerians.”“It is sad that in many years of...
Court upholds sack of female guard who made Kenya Interior Cabinet Secretary queue for Security Check at the Airport
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Court upholds sack of female guard who made Kenya Interior Cabinet Secretary queue for Security Check at the Airport

A female security officer at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport who was sacked for being ''disrespectful'' to Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’ , suffered a blow after her case was dismissed by the court on Tuesday, February 18. Daizy Cherogony, 38, sued the authority for firing her on grounds of misconduct, for having the CS queue for a security check like other passengers at the international entry point. On Tuesday, Justice Nzioki wa Makau dismissed Ms Daizy Cherogony’s case, saying the improper handling of Dr Matiang’i, then Education CS, was a sufficient reason for the Kenya Airports Authority to initiate disciplinary action against her. “She was heard in terms of Section 41 and her rights under Article 41(1) safeguarded. Since there was cause for the dismissa...
Father of Two and his Four Colleagues Burnt to Death in Horrific Road Crash in Edo
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Father of Two and his Four Colleagues Burnt to Death in Horrific Road Crash in Edo

Five members of staff of Okomu Oil plc, in Edo State were on Friday evening burnt to death in a road crash that occurred along Benin/Iguobazuwa road, in Ovia South-West local government area of the State. The accident occurred when the bus conveying the victims from Extension 2 farm of the firm to the head office of the company at Okomu community, rammed into a lorry that crossed the road. Two others were said to have sustained serious injuries in the ghastly accident and  are said to be currently receiving treatment. According to an eyewitness, Max Iyase, they could not render assistance to the victims, as the flame was ferocious. He identified one of the victims as Elvis Odia, a married father of two. "Yesterday experience on the road was so horrific as I drove into t...
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...
Buratai Orders Evacuation Of Stranded Passengers On Maiduguri-damboa Road
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Buratai Orders Evacuation Of Stranded Passengers On Maiduguri-damboa Road

Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, a lieutenant general, on Friday, ordered his convoy to evacuate some passengers whose vehicle broke down along Maiduguri-Damboa road in Borno State. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Buratai who was en route at the time, ensured that all passengers in the vehicle were evacuated into one of the vehicles in his convoy. The action was borne out of the fact that the road was recently reopened by Nigerian Army after over a year of closure. The passenger vehicles were usually escorted in convoy by team of security agencies to and from Maiduguri to their destinations. The driver of the vehicle, Emmanuel John, told journalists that he was part of the passenger vehicles’ convoy from Maiduguri on Friday morning before he lost its shaft a...