Nigeria Evacuates 172 Citizens From Kenya & Uganda

The Nigeria government has evacuated 172 Nigerians from Kenya and Uganda on Wednesday 1 July 2020. This information was shared by Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM). NIDCOM further stated that the Nigerians evacuated from Uganda and Kenya arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at about 10:20 am. The commission made this disclosure in a statement made by Gabriel Odu, a staff of its Media, Public Relations, and Protocol Unit. He said the evacuees arrived via @flyairpeace Flight B777-200 from Nairobi, the Kenyan capital. According to him, some of…

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317 Returnees Arrive Lagos From UK

The Nigerian government has evacuated 317 citizens from the United Kingdom as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) disclosed the arrival of the returnees which includes 9 infants on Sunday via its verified Twitter handle. NIDCOM explained that the Air Peace flight conveying the Nigerians touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja at about 9:50pm. It noted that the plane had departed the Heathrow Airport in London earlier after some delay before take-off. The post revealed that 175 of the…

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Evacuations Of Nigerians Abroad Suspended Until New Measures Are In Place

The Federal Government has suspended all evacuations of Nigerians stranded abroad pending new protocols on COVID-19 as it affects quarantine of returnees are put in place. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said this in Abuja yesterday at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. “The issue of quarantining in hotels would no longer be feasible. The evacuation was suspended to give room for new measures that would require citizens returning from overseas to get tested and self-isolate at home rather than in designated hotels. “There is…

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Nigeria’s Evacuation Thwarted In Canada As Landing Right Was Denied

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama stated that Canada had denied Nigerian carrier landing rights for a scheduled evacuation of Nigerians in the country.   However, further diplomatic negotiation is ongoing on the matter, he assured.   The Minister revealed this at the daily briefing by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID- 19 in Abuja, Daily Posts said.   In his words; “It is true the Canadian Government denied landing rights to a Nigerian carrier scheduled for an evacuation duty, on grounds that the airline does not have…

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Nigerians To Be Evacuated From United Kingdom Tomorrow

-YOMMY AYILARA.   NIGERIANS TO BE EVACUATED FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM TOMORROW.   A number of Nigerians who are returning from the United Kingdom to Nigeria are expected to land in the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos State tomorrow, the 8th of May, 2020.   This announcement was made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, at the Presidential Task Force Briefing today, the 7th of May.   The Minister revealed that the returnees will be brought to Abuja, the nation’s capital upon arrival in Nigeria for them to…

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Federal Government Of Nigeria Repatriate 265 Nigerians From UAE

-YOMMY AYILARA. 265 Nigerians From Dubai Arrive In Lagos.   The Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has successfully withdrawn the first batch of Nigerians stuck abroad amid the coronavirus epidemic.   It has been reported that on Wednesday, the 6th of May, 2020 that 265 Nigerians entered Lagos from Dubai on an Emirates Airline flight.   The Emirates flight is anticipated to be the primary of at least two other flights planned to evacuate Nigerians within the next few days.   By words said to the foreign ministry,…

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IRISH EVACUEES FROM NIGERIA ARRIVED HOME TODAY AS STRANDED NIGERIANS IN IRELAND PREPARE TO BE AIRLIFTED

At about 5am Irish time on Tuesday 7 April 2020 an Ethiopian Airline touched down Dublin to drop off some Irish citizens who were evacuated from Lagos, Nigeria. One of the evacuees, Folakemi Ogunnowo who spoke to TellAfrica correspondent on arrival expressed how joyful it was to be back home after the stress she had been through having missed the initial return flight which  was cancelled based on travel restrictions inherent from the pandemic COVID-19. Folakemi among 7 other evacuees expressed their sincere gratitude to the entire Irish Diplomatic Mission…

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THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA IS READY TO EVACUATE CITIZENS STRANDED ABROAD

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has urged Nigerians in the Diaspora willing to return home but stranded due to restriction on movement to take advantage of an opportunity provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The provision by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs enables Nigeria missions to compile a list of Nigerian nationals who are willing return home. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, disclosed that this decision was reached due to requests  from Nigerians stranded abroad amid the pandemic. However, it is worthy of note that; “the financial implications will…

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