Nigeria: Covid-19 – How International Flights Will Resume in Nigeria

International Airport’s will resume in Nigeria The Nigerian government has announced that international flights will resume on August 29. It also announced the procedures that would be followed for the resumption. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, announced the new dates for resumption of flights at the bi-weekly Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing on Monday. He said the…

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People Of This Tribe Feed & Clothe The Dead. This’ll shock you

Tana Toraja tribe, located on the mountainous island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, is one of the rare places that maintains its ancient culture of Feeding and clothing the dead. Despite a majority being Christians, they do not allow Christianity to get entangled with their animist belief called  Aluk To Dolo “Way of the Ancestors”. Built in an old-fashioned traditional way,…

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BREAKING: INDIA RECORDS FIRST DIRECT FLIGHT FROM NIGERIA

The government of India celebrated the first direct flight from Nigeria when the nation’s major carrier, Air Peace, airlifted 312 of its citizens from the Murtala Muhammd International Airport (MMIA), Lagos to Kochi. According to the verified twitter account of Indians in Nigeria, @india_nigeria, the “repatriation of India nationals from Nigeria began today (Sunday) with the Lagos-Kochi Air Peace flight…

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Nigerian man sentenced to 7 years for smuggling ‘drug-soaked’ clothes in Dubai

A 39-year-old Nigerian man, name withheld, has been sentenced to 7 years in the United Arab Emirates capital, Dubai for drug trafficking. According to reports, he was arrested at Dubai International Airport after inspectors found check-in luggage filled with crystal meth-soaked clothes in his possession. The amount reportedly totalled to 18.2 kg of drugs.  Reports hold that the 39-year-old arrived…

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Five Indian Sailors abducted in Nigeria, rescued after two months in captivity

Five Indian sailors who were abducted from a ship in Nigeria have been rescued after over two months in captivity, Indian Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya said on Friday. Mandaviya said the seafarers from the vessel ‘MT Apecus’ were kidnapped and taken ashore from the vessel in the outer anchorage off Bonny Island in Nigeria on April 19.…

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Nigerian Dana Air opens more new outlets in Abuja, Uyo

Nigerian Dana Air opens more new outlets in Abuja, Uyo

Nigerian carrier, Dana Air, says it has opened more sales and ticketing outlets in Abuja and Uyo, to provide more convenient booking options for its guests. The airline made the announcement in a statement issued by its Media and Communications Manager, Mr Kingsley Ezenwa, on Friday in Lagos. Ezenwa said the outlets which would be officially opened on June 2,…

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7 South Koreans Dead, 21 Missing After Tourist Boat Sinks in Hungary

At least seven South Koreans have died and another 21 are missing after a tour boat sank on the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary, according to the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

At least seven South Koreans have died and another 21 are missing after a tour boat sank on the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary, according to the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Thirty-five people were on board the vessel when it collided with another large tourist boat in the Hungarian capital and capsized Wednesday at around 10 p.m. local time, according…

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Driver allegedly hanged himself after killing nine passengers

Driver allegedly hanged himself after killing nine passengers

A bus driver has hanged himself on a tree after his bus overturned and killed at least nine people on Alma Road in Welkom, Free State, South Africa on Monday. Free State police said the bus was travelling to Upington from Durban when the accident occurred on Alma road. Seven people were declared dead on the scene of the accident…

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17 football players, fans feared dead in Uganda boat accident

17 football players, fans feared dead in Uganda boat accident

Nine people have been confirmed dead and dozens more are missing after a boat capsized in western Uganda in a tragic accident on Sunday. The boat was carrying more than 50 football players and fans from the western Uganda district of Hoima. Witnesses say overloading and bad weather are probably to blame for the accident, as rescue attempts continue. Meanwhile,…

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FG appoints Rabiu Yadudu as new FAAN MD

FG appoints Rabiu Yadudu as new FAAN MD

The Federal Government on Monday appointed Captain Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu as the new Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). Yadudu until the recent appointment was the Director of Operations, FAAN. and a pilot with considerable industrial experience. He replaces Saleh Dunoma, who had spent over three decades in the airport authority before he was appointed many…

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President Buhari performs Umrah rites in Saudi Arabia

President Buhari performs Umrah rites in Saudi Arabia

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday arrived Makkah, Saudi Arabia, from the city of Madinah where he began the first stage of his Umrah engagements in the Arabian Kingdom. Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu said after the evening prayer at the Holy Prophet’s Mosque on Thursday, the President was ushered to the grave of Prophet Mohammed where he said prayers for the nation,…

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737 MAX: Boeing says simulator software corrected

737 MAX: Boeing says simulator software corrected

Boeing Company has made corrections to simulator software that mimics the flying experience of its 737 MAX jets, which were involved in two fatal crashes, and the company has provided additional information to devise operators, a spokesman said on Friday. The spokesman, Gordon Johndroe, said the changes will ensure that the simulator experience is representative across different flight conditions and…

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Breaking: 4 terrorists seize Pakistan’s five-star hotel

Breaking: 4 terrorists seize Pakistan’s five-star hotel

A five-star hotel in Pakistan’s Balochistan province was under siege by at least four armed terrorists who forced their way in on Saturday. The Pearl Continental Hotel, situated in the port city of Gwadar was identified as the target of attack, in a report by Pakistan’s news agency. At least one person, the security guard has been killed, the AFP…

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China to build $250m dry port in Ibadan

China to build $250m dry port in Ibadan

Recent reports suggest that Asian giants, China would invest $250 million on a dry port in Ibadan that will decongest the ports in Lagos and speed up clearance of goods by the Customs Service. The Chairman of China Railway Construction Corporation Limited (CRCC), Mr Fenjian Chen, said on Friday when he visited President Muhammadu Buhari. Chen, who led a high-powered…

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Nigerian bushmeat eater brings monkeypox to Singapore

Singapore has reported its first ever case of monkeypox, claiming it was brought in by a Nigerian who contracted the rare virus by eating bushmeat at a wedding. Symptoms in humans of monkeypox — which is endemic in parts of Central and Western Africa — include lesions, fever, muscle ache and chills. Transmission is usually via close contact with infected…

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Qatar rolls out first-ever ‘landmark’ metro for public

Qatar rolls out first-ever 'landmark' metro for public

Six years in the making, the Qatari first-ever underground railway system (Metro) has opened to the public, as the Gulf nation (Qatar) prepares to host the 2022 football World Cup. The Doha Metro Red Line started partial operations on Wednesday, running along the coast from al-Qassar district in the capital, Doha, to the southern city of al-Wakrah. Thirteen out of…

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U.S. to deploy hospital ship to aid refugees in Venezuela

U.S. to deploy hospital ship to aid refugees in Venezuela

A U.S. Navy hospital ship will embark on another humanitarian mission to help countries cope with an influx of citizens of Venezuela fleeing a deep economic and political crisis, the Trump administration announced Tuesday. The USNS Comfort will leave in June on a 5-month mission to South America, Central America and the Caribbean to help countries “overwhelmed” by the more…

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Oluremi: 73-year-old Nigerian Nanny jailed in US for killing baby

Oluremi: 73-year-old Nigerian Nanny jailed in US for killing baby

Oluremi Adeleye, a 73-year-old Nigerian nanny convicted of murder in the U.S. for force-feeding a baby milk has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. According to the Washington Post, the septuagenarian was found guilty of child abuse and second-degree murder by Prince George’s County Circuit Court, Judge Karen Mason. “While I don’t find the defendant is an evil-intentioned baby…

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UNGA President Maria Espinosa arrives Nigeria, meets Buhari over insecurity, others

UNGA President Maria Espinosa arrives Nigeria, meets Buhari over insecurity, others

The President of the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA, Maria Espinosa arrived Abuja on Monday on a working visit to Nigeria, stating that addressing the challenges in Africa was a priority of the UN. Espinosa said that Africa was at the forefront of global development and her visit to the region for the second time as 73rd President of the…

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UN General Assembly president to visit Nigeria

UN General Assembly president to visit Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to receive President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA) UN, Ms Maria Espinosa, who is paying a one-day official visit to Nigeria on Monday. Espinosa’s Spokesperson, Ms Monica Gravley, announced this at a media briefing at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday. According to her, the PGA’s visit to Nigeria is part…

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Full Story: Boeing 737 plane skids into river in Florida

Full Story: Boeing 737 plane skids into river in Florida

A Boeing 737 plane arriving from the Guantanamo Bay military station in Cuba with 143 people aboard went off the runway and into the St. Johns River in Florida on Friday night, authorities said. The plane was in shallow water and not submerged in the river in Jacksonville, the Sheriff’s Office said. There were no fatalities. According to the reports,…

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Boeing 737 Plane skids into Florida river on landing

Boeing 737 Plane skids into Florida river on landing

A Boeing 737 passenger plane has slid off a runway in the US state of Florida, ending up in a river while landing during a thunderstorm, reports BBC. According to reports from BBC, none of the 143 people on board the Boeing 737 plane was seriously injured. The chartered aircraft, operated by Miami Air International, had reportedly flown from Guantanamo…

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Nigerian, UK firms sign £56m e-ticket deal

Nigerian, UK firms sign £56m e-ticket deal

Two Nigerian and UK technology firms have signed a £56 million agreement to provide card technology that would allow commuters to travel with public transport without cash or a paper ticket. The UK Foreign Secretary, Mr Jeremy Hunt, said this during the signing of the agreement between Nigeria’s Interswitch and UK’s Becoz in Abuja on Tuesday. Hunt said the technology…

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NIS: Nigerian Immigration Service begins issuance of a new 10-year valid passport

NIS: Nigerian Immigration Service begins issuance of a new 10-year valid passport

The Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS has commenced the issuance of the new passport booklet with 10-year validity at its headquarters, Abuja, on Monday. According to reports, the new booklet will be available in Ikoyi on June 3; Alausa, Lagos on July 8; and London on July 29, 2019. The enhanced polycarbonate booklet with 64 pages, which was launched by President…

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United Nations: Nigeria’s population reach 201 million

United Nations: Nigeria's population reach 201 million

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) reports that Nigeria’s population has hit a new high of 201 million people. In its 2019 state of the world population report seen by Elitempire, UNFPA said Nigeria’s growth rate has been at an average of 2.6 per cent from 2010 to 2019. According to the reports, the fertility rate among Nigerian women has…

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President Buhari hosts Emir of Qatar, solicits investments

President Buhari hosts Emir of Qatar, solicits investments

President Muhammadu Buhari has hosted the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, soliciting investments in petroleum, power, aviation, and rail as major areas of concern. President Buhari also made appeals for the recharge of Lake Chad with water from the Congo Basin, so as to grant succour to the more than 30 million people adversely affected by the…

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Faye Mooney: Police identify British woman killed in Kaduna

British woman, Faye Mooney killed by gunmen in Kaduna

Both the police and the British High Commission have identified the female foreign tourist killed, along with a Nigerian by suspected kidnappers in Kajuru, Kaduna state as Faye Mooney. Mooney, a British national, worked with Mercy Corps Nigeria in Lagos. Mooney who was 29, from Manchester, travelled from Lagos to Kajuru Castle, where she was attacked on Friday. Her family…

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Why Notre Dame Cathedral is so important to Catholics Worldwide

Why Notre Dame Cathedral is so important to Catholics Worldwide

This week is Holy Week when millions of Western Christians mark the death and resurrection of Jesus. Under normal circumstances, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris would have been preparing to display its holy relics to the faithful on Good Friday. But as fire engulfed the sacred site on Monday, Catholics across the world reacted in horror and disbelief, particularly when…

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