Xenophobic attacks: 2nd batch of 314 Nigerians arrive MMIA

No fewer than 314 Nigerians have arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Wednesday aboard Air Peace flight following the recent spate of xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The B 777 aircraft, with registration number 5N-BWI, which departed Oliver Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, landed at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at 7.22 p.m. The flight which should have taken off on Tuesday but was stalled due to delayed landing permit to Air Peace by the South African airport authority finally took off by 1:50pm…

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ART lauds Air Peace on evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa

The Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative, generally known as ART has commended the chairman of Air Peace Airline, Chief Allen Onyema and his Staff for the humanitarian gesture of extending their services to airlift home the Nigerian victims of Xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The ART in a letter signed by its secretary general, Group Captain (Rtd) titled: Letter of commendation for good sense of corporate social responsibility to Air Peace chairman and staff stated that the association join other Nigerians to extend gratefulness to the airline for the invaluable…

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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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We’ve not suspended evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa – Air Peace

The management of Air Peace, has debunked the report that it has suspended the evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa. The Chairman and CEO of the airline, Allen Onyema said that Air Peace has not suspended the evacuation exercise but it is waiting for the Nigerian High Commission to get ready the next batch of Nigerians that would be taken out of the country that has become hostile to Africans.  He said that the airline would continue to bring back Nigerians who are willing to return to their country until…

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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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South Africa frustrates evacuation of Nigerians

South Africa authorities are frustrating the evacuation of Nigerians who have been readied for the first batch of airlift from that country. Some Nigerians who have turned up for the airlift were quizzed and some others were arrested for expired travel documents when they have already submitted for voluntary evacuation. Air Peace flight, which left Nigeria 11:30 pm yesterday arrived OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg about 4:00 is waiting for Nigerians to be evacuated. Informed Nigerian at the High Commission in Johannesburg said that after the Commission had prepared the…

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Xenophobic attacks: First batch of 320 Nigerians evacuated from South Africa

No fewer that 320 Nigerians who are the first batch to be evacuated from South Africa will a rrive at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, Wednesday, 1:00 pm Nigerian time. This is coming just as the Consul General of Nigeria to South Africa has described Air Peace gesture as unprecedented.   Air Peace is voluntarily airlifting the Nigerians in support of the federal government. The federal government said that any Nigerian that is willing to return home should indicate interest. The flight is expected to land at the…

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Air Peace warns against scammers in South Africa, says evacuation flight is free

Air Peace has warned against scammers who are allegedly collecting money from Nigerians in South Africa for their evacuation back to the country. The airline insisted that it is offering a free flight to Nigerians who wish to return home and urged them not to pay money to anybody.  The airline gave the warning in reaction to disturbing report that unauthorized people were illegally collecting $1000 from each Nigerian that wanted to take advantage of that flight.  A Nigerian living in South Africa sent mail to the airline requesting to…

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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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