Nigeria Bans Goods Imports, Exports Through Land Borders As Inflation rise From 11.24% In Sept. Against 11.02% Recorded In August

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has banned all imports and exports of goods through the land borders until neighboring countries agree with Nigeria  on goods that can enter and exit the country. This is coming on the heels of the seizure of N1.4 billion worth of goods since August 20 when NCS and other security agencies partially closed the land borders. According to its Comptroller General, Hameed Ali, who stated this at a press briefing in Abuja, goods can only enter the country through the air and sea ports for now where they…

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AFCAC, Singapore CAA Conduct Safety Oversight In Nigeria

The 18th African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) and Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) On Site Cabin Safety Oversight Course has been hosted by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) in Lagos, Nigeria. A statement by the General Manger, Public Relations, Mr.  Sam Adurogboye explained that Nigeria was selected to play host to participants from different African countries after due consideration which included its safety record of airline operations in the country. This course, according to NCAA was conducted under the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the…

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Caribbean Tourism To Lead Panel Discussion, Exhibit At Akwaaba 2019

The Caribbean Tourism Organization will exhibit at Akwaaba Travel Market and host the Caribbean Panel discussion at EKO Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria, slated for 22 – 24 September 2019. The topic of African Heritage of the Caribbean…Connecting the Dots takes centre stage at the Akwaaba Travel Market in Lagos, where the Caribbean Tourism Organization has been invited to lead a high level panel discussion. During the session the keynote address will be delivered by Dr Kerry Hall, Director of Tourism Product Development, in the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport, Barbados.…

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Uganda To Showcase Country’s Top Tourist Attractions At Akwaaba 2019

Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) in collaboration with Ugandan Tour Operators will be presenting the country’s top tourist attractions to Nigerian travel Trade and travelers at the 15th Akwaaba, African Travel Market 2019. Uganda with a rich pristine nature, cultural and historical African religious heritage has lined up tourism experts from the tourism board and tour operators to market and promote its tourists potential to the West Africa market at the “Uganda Day” on 22nd September at 2:00pm and at the expo schedule to commence September 22nd -24th at Eko Hotel…

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Xenophobia: Air Peace Chairman, Onyema In House Of Representatives Plenary

…Nnaji: Lawmaker Lauds Air Peace Chairman Over Airlift of Nigerians   The Chairman of Air Peace, Barrister, Allen Onyema  was in the House of Representative following the invitation extended to him by the Green Chamber the previous day’ Tuesday for evacuating Nigerians affected by the xenophobic attacks in South Africa. . Our reporter learnt that, his invitation by the House  was to commend him for his patriotic and exemplary gesture, which he exhibited by evacuating Nigerians affected by xenophobic attacks in South Africa The House of Representatives adopted a resolution…

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Evacuation: 187 Nigerians Arrived MMA Lagos, From S/Africa On Air Peace

One hundred and eighty seven (187) Nigerians yesterday at about 9.34pm on Board Air Peace Boeing 777 airplane with registration number 5N-BWI, arrived the Hajj and Cargo section of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos. The Air Peace Boeing 777 aircraft with registration number 5N-BWI, departed OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, at about 4pm and landed at the Hajj and Cargo Section the Lagos Airport at about 9.34pm An official from the Ministry of Foreing Affairs, Mr. Kimiebi Ebenfa, who confirmed the report, stated that the flight just landed despites…

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South Africa Attacks: Air Peace Offers To Evacuate Stranded Nigerians

As the Xenophobic attacks against Nigerians living in South Africa continues, Nigeria’s foremost carrier, Air Peace has offered to evacuate Nigerians back home as a sign of solidarity with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. The Chairman of the airline, Allen Onyema made this offer known today while sympathizing with the Nigerian victims, who lost their lives and properties in the xenophobic attacks. According to him, the airline offered to bring back Nigerians in support of the action already taken by the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government. The…

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FG Advises Nigerians In South Africa To Avoid High Risk Areas

The Federal Government has advised Nigerians living in South Africa to avoid travelling to high risk and volatile areas until the xenophobic attacks are brought under control. This is just as Nigeria has boycotted the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa 2019 taking place in Cape Town, South Africa following Xenophobic attacks against Nigerians living in South Africa. The Federal Government gave the warning in a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Spokesperson, Ferdinand Nwonye. The statement stated that government was committed to the protection of lives and…

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US Introduces New Visa Policy For Nigeria

The United States has said that beginning from August 29, 2019 a new Visa policy that would require Nigerian nationals to pay a visa issuance fee, or reciprocity fee, for all approved applications for nonimmigrant visas. A statement issued by the U.S. Embassy, said that the fee would be charged in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee, which all applicants pay at the time of application. According to the statement, the new visa policy, it said, would be effective worldwide on August 29, 2019. The categories are $110 for…

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” Elumelu Challenges Japan- “Partner us in Empowering African Entrepreneurs

… Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator Praises Tony Elumelu’s Private-Sector Led Approach to African Development …President of South Africa, H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa: “If you want really good returns, as Tony Elumelu said, come to Africa” …  Elumelu Champions Job Creation in Africa at Breakfast Meeting with President of Rwanda and UNICEF Executive Director    In an impassioned key note speech, delivered before global leaders, at the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in Yokohama, Japan, African investor and philanthropist Tony O. Elumelu CON, challenged the Government of Japan to…

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