COVID-19: Passengers with no PCR test, vaccine certificate will not travel in future – Immigration boss

…says owners of 100 banned passports already calling  The Comptroller General (CG) of the Nigeria Immigration, Muhammed Babandede, has said the future of global travels will be PCR tests or vaccines certificate. This is even as he said some of owners of the 100 passports banned for failing to undergo the compulsory COVID-19 test after returning into the country, having started calling to do the right thing in … Continue reading COVID-19: Passengers with no PCR test, vaccine certificate will not travel in future – Immigration boss

Palliatives cannot solve problems of airlines, says Air Peace boss

Chairman of Air Peace and Vice Chairman Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), Mr Allen Onyema declared on Monday that palliatives offered by the government will not solve the problems local carriers are grappling with because the N4 billion approved for carriers is only a temporary relief. Onyema said even if the government had given N10billion each to individual airlines, it would only amount to a … Continue reading Palliatives cannot solve problems of airlines, says Air Peace boss

Tinubu Hospitalised, But ‘Not Diagnosed With COVID-19’ Says Media Aide

Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state, has been hospitalised in Paris, France, after falling ill. However, contrary to speculations, he has not been diagnosed with COVID-19. The Cable understands Tinubu tested negative for COVID-19 before travelling to the UK in December. He initially complained of exhaustion and had travelled out to rest we were informed. He was flown to Paris for medical attention at … Continue reading Tinubu Hospitalised, But ‘Not Diagnosed With COVID-19’ Says Media Aide

Pope criticises people going on holiday to flee COVID lockdowns

Pope Francis condemned on Sunday people who had gone abroad on holiday to escape coronavirus lockdowns, saying they needed to show greater awareness of the suffering of others. Speaking after his weekly noon blessing, Francis said he had read newspaper reports of people catching flights to flee government curbs and seek fun elsewhere. “They didn’t think about those who were staying at home, of the … Continue reading Pope criticises people going on holiday to flee COVID lockdowns

FG Imposes 6 Months Travel Ban on 100 Passengers for Flouting Covid-19 Rules

The federal government, yesterday, slammed a six-month travel ban on 100 passengers, who failed to comply with the standard airport protocol, which mandates incoming passengers to subject themselves to post arrival Covid-19 PCR test, seven days after arriving in the country. However, to underscore its seriousness about the travel ban, the federal government has immediately published the passport numbers of the defaulting passengers in an … Continue reading FG Imposes 6 Months Travel Ban on 100 Passengers for Flouting Covid-19 Rules

Qatar Airways Touches Down for the First Time in Abuja

Qatar Airways is happy to announce it would function three weekly flights from Abuja, Nigeria by way of Lagos, turning into the sixth new vacation spot introduced by the nationwide provider of the State of Qatar because the begin of the pandemic. The Abuja service will likely be operated by the airline’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner that includes 22 seats in Enterprise Class and 232 … Continue reading Qatar Airways Touches Down for the First Time in Abuja

Trump imposes $15,000 Visa bond for visitors from Nigeria, others

A new temporary rule that could require tourist and business travellers from a dozen African countries, including Nigeria, to pay a bond from $5,000 to $15,000 to visit the United States, will take effect from 24 December. Other countries whose tourist and business travellers could be subject to the bond requirement are those from Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Sudan, Chad, Angola, Burundi, Djibouti and … Continue reading Trump imposes $15,000 Visa bond for visitors from Nigeria, others

FG reopens domestic airports

The Federal Government on Monday announced the reopening of all domestic airports for flight operations. Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika made this disclosure  at the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing on Monday. He however, said that all charter flights will still require approval. Sirika explained that other private operated airports were to reopen after meeting the required measures against COVID-19 and clearance from Nigeria Civil … Continue reading FG reopens domestic airports

Arik boss seeks Sirika’s intervention over looming strike by unions

The Management of Arik Air has asked for intervention of the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, over the planned industrial action by aviation unions scheduled to commence on Monday. The Chief Executive Officer of Arik, Capt. Roy Ilegbodu, made the appeal in a letter written to the minister entitled: “Re-Unions in Arik Air threaten to down tools September 14th” in Lagos on Sunday. The News … Continue reading Arik boss seeks Sirika’s intervention over looming strike by unions

Immigration issues fresh travel protocols to China, Europe, others

The Nigeria Immigration Service Friday issued fresh travel protocols for passengers travelling from Nigeria to China, Europe and North America, asserting that passengers should strictly abide by them to avoid denial from departure or repatriation. Its Comptroller General Muhammad Babandede, said the development was in line with the request of the affected countries, particularly from Chinese and French Embassies. A statement signed by the Service … Continue reading Immigration issues fresh travel protocols to China, Europe, others