7 toddlers, 55 others on board “disappeared” Boeing 737 Plane – Official

  Seven toddlers and 55 adults were onboard the Boeing 737 passenger jet which disappeared over the sea in Jakarta, Indonesia Saturday, January 8, 2021, an official has said. The plane was declared missing moments after take-off from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. Media reports said the plane plummeted 3,048 metres (10,000 feet) shortly after take-off from Jakarta, reports claim. The Sriwijaya Air plane reportedly lost contact with the control room four minutes after take-off, plunging over 3,000 metres in less than 60 seconds. On board the 26-year-old plane were 56 passengers…

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How #EndSARS Promoter was arrested at Airport, stopped From Travelling

  A promoter of the #EndSARS movement, Modupe Odele, has been arrested at the airport by the Nigerian Immigration Service on her way out of Nigeria Odele was also prevented from travelling. Although the officers did not disclose the reason for their action, it is believed that the action was taken because of her alleged role in the #EndSARS protests. Odele, had through her Twitter handle, @Mochievous, mobilised her 219,000 followers during the protests. She had also offered free legal aid to persons who were unjustly arrested during the demonstrations.…

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#EndSARS: Foreign Airlines Suspend Flights into Nigeria

  The foreign airlines have suspended flights into Lagos and Abuja, two major cities for travellers in Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy. This move, a report by New Telegraph read, came as a result of unrest in many parts of the country. This is coming as Nigeria’s flag carrier airline, Arik Air, has cancelled all its flight operations for today due to the 24-hour curfew announced by Lagos State government on Tuesday. The carrier said all booked passengers on the cancelled flights are advised to reschedule their flights for later dates…

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COVID-19: Foreign airliners get nod to airlift 25, 200 passengers into Nigeria per week

  The Nigerian Government has increased seats on the flights of international airlines flying into the country to 25, 200 passengers per week. The Nigeria’s airspace, it would be recalled, was shutdown after an Italian, the index case of COVID-19, was airlifted into the country seven months ago. The increase in number of passengers now allowed into Nigeria represents a 200 passengers per aircraft operating into the two designated airports, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Captain Musa Nuhu, the Director-General of the Nigerian…

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No Fuel In Helicopter That Crashed, Killed 3 In Opebi Lagos – AIB Report

  A Preliminary report by the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has revealed that there was no fuel left in the tanks of the Bell 206B 111 Helicopter, as at time of crash in Opebi area of Ikeja, Lagos, on August 28. Initial findings released by the Bureau on Monday said that the helicopter, with registration number: 5N-BQW operated by Quorum Aviation Limited, had 3:15 minutes endurance fuel, while the estimated flight time was 2:45hrs. According to the report, rather than the 2:45hrs of estimated flight time to Lagos from Port…

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NO-NO! Nigeria Insists on Air France, Lufthansa, RwandAir Flights’ ban Over COVID-19 Spike

Nigeria has resumed international  flights just as it reiterated the ban it slammed on Air France, KLM airline, and five other airlines from flying into the country. The reopening of International airspace on September 5 came five months after shutdown by the authorities due to COVID-19 Pandemic. Other airlines banned by the apex government when the international airspace resume were: Lufthansa airline, Etihad airline, Rwanda Air, Air Namibia, and Air Maroc. The decision came less than 48 hours to the reopening of Nigeria’s international airspace which was closed about five…

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How Helicopter Crashed into Lagos building, killed two, injured one + PHOTOS

More facts have Emerged on how an ill-fated helicopter crashed into a building in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, killing two people. The crash, which occured in Opebi, a residential area located less than ten kilometers from the local wing of the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, also injured one person and damaged a Totota Camry car with registration number MUS 297 FT parked inside the compund. The Salvation Bus Stop where the unfortunate incident happend is, findings by Platforms Africa showed, less that four kilometers from Alausa Ikeja, seat of Lagos…

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Nigeria resumes International flights Saturday, August 29

The Nigerian Government has announced the resumption of international flights from Saturday, August 29, 2020. The country’s Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika  made the announcement on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Monday evening about five months after the airspace was closed. “Glad to announce the resumption of international flights from August 29, 2020. “Beginning with Lagos and Abuja as we did with the domestic flight resumption,” he tweeted. Sirika added that all protocols must be observed. “Protocols and procedures will be announced in due course. We thank you for your patience,” he…

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Arotile’s Suspected Killers Plead not Guilty, Get N1m Bail

  Nehemiah Adejo and David Adejo, driver and owner of the vehicle, which killed Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, have been arraigned in Kaduna. They got N1 million bail after pleading not guilty to the four-count charges against them. Tolulope died in an auto crash at the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Base, Kaduna, in July. The accused were arraigned before a Kaduna State Magistrates’ Court on a four-count charge bordering on causing death by dangerous driving, driving without due care and attention, driving without driver’s…

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Tanzania bans Kenya Airways from flying into country as bickering worsens

Tanzania has slammed a ban on Kenya Airways from flying into the country as bickering between the two East African countries worsened. The Exclusion comes after Nairobi announced passengers from Tanzania would not be allowed to enter Kenya. The Tanzanian Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA), which declared that Kenya Airways flights were being banned “on a reciprocal basis,” maintained that this came after the Kenyan government decided against including Tanzania in a list of countries whose passengers would be allowed to enter Kenya when commercial flights resumed on Saturday following the…

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