Air Peace to evacuate 2nd batch of Nigerians from South Africa Tuesday

The management of Air Peace has confirmed that it would evacuate the second batch of Nigerians from South Africa tomorrow.   The airline said the flight is expected to arrive Lagos from OR Tambo International Airport by 7:00 pm Tuesday. This was confirmed by the chairman and CEO of Air Peace, Allen Onyema who said that the flight would leave Nigeria after mid night on Tuesday and arrive South Africa in the morning but would depart South Africa mid day back to Lagos. Onyema also disclosed that out of over…

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NCAC DG, Runsewe commends Air Peace boss for rescuing stranded Nigerians in South Africa

Director general National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe has lent his support to the unending plaudits to Barrister Allen Onyeama, chairman, Air Peace for the prompt evacuation of Nigerians caught up in xenophobic attacks in South Africa. He appreciated and commended the Air Peace boss for being culturally sensitive to the cries of Nigerians who wished to return back to Nigeria, many who lost their means of livelihood to massive looting while others were intimidated to leave South Africa. ” Barrister Oyeama deserve our support and…

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Dana Air takes delivery of Boeing 737 Aircraft to boost operation

Dana Air has taken Delivery of a Boeing 737-300 series with registration number 5N-DNA to boost its operation. The airline’s accountable manager, Obi Mbanuzo disclosed that the aircraft was flown in from Italy yesterday. He said with the delivery, the airline now has 6 airplanes in its fleet. Mbanuzo stated the number of aircraft in their fleet will increase to nine by the the end of the year. He said two of the airline’s airplanes have gone for checks abroad . The aircraft was welcomed on arrival at the Murtala…

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Ethiopian adds Innovative App Feature ‘Feel Addis’ to elevate passengers’ layover experience

Passengers flying Ethiopian with layover between 8 and 24 hours in Addis Ababa are set to have their end-to-end layover experience transformed in a whole new way with the launch of the airline’s digitized transit package dubbed Feel Addis. The enhanced service brings convenience to passengers’ fingertips allowing them to get their hotel voucher and transit visa card with their mobile devices. “As an airline continuously adapting our services to the evolving needs and expectations of passengers, we always look for opportunities to enhance passengers’ end-to-end travel experience as they…

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Anambra Govt. commends Air Peace boss over evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa  

The Anambra State government has commended the founder and Chairman of Nigeria’s biggest carrier, Allen Onyema, for what it called his unprecedented patriotic gesture in bringing back free of charge in 187 Nigerians from South Africa threatened by the ongoing xenophobic attacks against African and Asian immigrants in the rainbow nation.  The commendation is contained in a statement Thursday in Awka, the Anambra State capital, by the state Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr C. Don Adinuba, who explained that the government decided to commend Mr Onyema after a…

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AU condemns xenophobic attacks in South Africa

The African Union (AU) on Tuesday condemned the current spate of xenophobic attacks in South Africa. In a press statement, AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat condemned in the strongest terms incidents of violence against fellow Africans in South Africa, including incidences of looting and destruction of property. “The AU calls for immediate steps to be taken to protect the lives of people and their property, ensure that all perpetrators are brought to account for their acts, and that justice be done to those who suffered economic and other losses,”…

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Xenophobia: Air Peace offers to bring Nigerians home in solidarity with FG

Air Peace has offered to repatriate Nigerians back home from South Africa as a sign of solidarity with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari administration.  The Chairman of the airline, Chief Allen Onyema made the announcement yesterday while sympathizing with the Nigerian victims who lost their lives and properties in the attacks in South Africa.  According to him, the airline decided to bring back Nigerian in support of the action already taken by the federal government.  In reaction to the attacks in South Africa, the Buhari administration has recalled Nigeria’s…

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Boycott tourism in South Africa and matters arising

By Frank Meke Like crawling and consuming locusts, South Africans have left no one in doubt that they are willing and have the capacity to consume and eat up anything Nigerian in their country. What their chewing locusts left, the swarming locusts has eaten and what their swarming locusts left unfinished, their crawling and consuming locusts would finish up. From their police force and the people, there is no pretending that Nigerians are endangered species and unwelcomed. They loot, burn, kill and destroy Nigerian businesses and families and unknown to…

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Court acquits, discharges jonathan’s aide, Dudafa, other over alleged N1.6bn fraud

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, today, discharged and acquitted Dr. Emmanuel Waripamo-Owei Dudafa,  Senior Special Assistant to former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, who was charged before the court for conspiracy, forgery and laundering of the sum of N1.6 billion levelled against him and a banker Mr Iwejuo Joseph  by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Also discharged and acquitted alongside Dr. Dudafa, on the alleged offences, is a banker, Iwejuo Joseph. At the delivering of the judgment today, the EFCC was represented by Rotimi Oyedepo, while  Dudafa was…

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Med-View Airline 547 pilgrims arrive Kaduna airport

The first batch of 547 pilgrims on Med-View Airline flight arrived Kaduna International airport on Friday amidst jubilation. The arrival of the pilgrims put paid to comments in certain quarters that Med-view Airline was not involved in the 2019 Hajj airlift. Another batch of 128 pilgrims are billed to arrive Kano, Yobe and Lagos today (Saturday) on Max Air Flight VM2020. Med-View Airline is one of the three carriers contracted by NAHCON for the 2019 Hajj airlift. NAHCON initially gave Med-View 5,720 pilgrims to airlift but later increased the number…

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