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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by staceyo(f): 11:01am
jaypisces:
In the spirit of giving back I wish to share my POE experience. left Lagos yesterday Wednesday 26th April through Qatar airline at 32weeks + 2days. Submitted my Med Cert and MEDIF via email to the airline on Monday. Got to the airport early. Went to port health got a med cert, paid 1500 for it. Had all my documents put together. At Doha, my name was announced that I was to see a US immigration officer. I confidently went to him.
Officer: Hello
Me: Hi. How are u doing
Officer : Fine and u. What's your purpose of visit
Me: Child birth
Officer: Do you have a Dr
Me: Yes. Called the name of the dr and hospital
Officer: K, where will you be staying
Me: gave him my brother-in-law's address
Officer: What do u do for a living.
Me: Work for the FG in bleep org
Officer: Do have a safe trip
Me: Thanks

So I boarded the plane from Doha to NY. Qatar airline is really nice. Good meals, the pampering I got cos I be pregnant woman. The trip was smooth no issues. Landed NY, scanned my passport and printed my receipts at the self service machine and headed to the CBP Officer.
Me: HI
CBP: Welcome, passport please
Me I handed it to him
He looked at it and looked at me.
CBP: you know your passport has expired.
Me: Yes. Please find attached the New one but my Visa is in the old one.
CBP: K. Raised his stamp and looked at me. What do you do for a living.
Me: Work with the FG in so so org.
He stamped me in till Oct and told me welcome.
N.a. so I jeje go carry my luggage. Meet 2nd customs officer who just asked purpose of visit which I answered child birth. She just said welcome to the US.

I could not believe it. I just jejely waka dey drag my bag to where my BIL was waiting for me. The man self still dey in shock as he said wetin dey reign for America na anchor baby and they have been sending several pple back.

Thank you firsttymum God bless you for taking time out to answer my questions. God bless all contributors to this page.

I wonder y pple still believe in lying at the POE n hiding the fact that they r pregnant
Travel / Re: My Kenya Trip(exclusive) by BedLam: 8:46am
macanu:
I love dat country I hv not been there but it real paradise as u say base on online research,pls how much did it take u to go there,do I need visa and how many months do they give to return.can 500k slove airfare,visa and uptake there
Seychelles is very expensive! So that won't get you there and enough to stay. Most of the hotels are highly rated and expensive.
You don't need a visa, just make sure you have reservation and your return ticket. Enter plane and land there.
PS: don't eat dinner at hotels, better buy your food. We ate dinner at a 5 star hotel and it was billed for 100 dollar. angry
Travel / Re: Dear Nigerians In Diaspora, Is This Wickedness Or Selfishness? by taiyeayodeji: 12:25pm On Apr 29
for you to work abroad,you must have a work permit.nobody can employ you without a work permit, anybody doing it risk heavy fine or jail.Now even your fellow nigerian cant accomodate you in their house for fear of being implicated and deported.You cant even go to the hospital when sick, its not like Nigeria where you can go to pharmacy and buy drugs yourself without doctors prescription.So you see why most people abroad who tell you not to come if you don't have papers.They are still struggling and dont want to be implicated or deported back.you cant even open a bank account, you cant even transfer money home in your name,you have to live and survive with another persons identity and if you are caught, you end in detention or refugee camps.coming illegally may mean coming thru the desert,you may get kidnapped for ransom,then you have to cross the sea to become a slave in europe and most ladies a prostitute.before you go on your journey, think if you have Gods backing.You may end up in destruction.so if somebody ask you to come in illegally, you are breaking the law of that country and would be treated by the law, if the law says 5 years in jail, then you may be at the mercy of the law.i hope you guys understand me, i am only being sincere,living in nigeria in peace without money can be better living as a slave abroad.








ojay77:
Selfishness? No! Wickedness? Absolutely Not!!

People must remember that truth is bitter, and all that glitters is not gold; and of course not everyone wants to hear or listen to the truth.
There is no doubt that those of us who live in Western countries enjoy stable electricity, running water, good roads and security of life and property; but beyond these, hmmmmmmm ......? I leave this till another time.

Now, why do many of us discourage others from joining us over here? Good question, and here are some of the answers; and I will use the UK (where I live) as example. The UK government have tightened their immigration rules to the point where it's almost impossible for the people they tag as "illegal immigrants" to live here. Examples. It is illegal not only for organisations (public or private) to employ illegal immigrants, but they also impose hefty amounts of money as penalty on any organisation that employs such people. It is also illegal for any landlords to rent out accommodation to illegal immigrants, and anyone caught would get criminal conviction and £10,000 (5,000.000 Naira) fine for every illegal person in their building. The truth is that the majority of our people would fall into the category of "illegal immigrants"; which means they are not allowed to work or rent a room - but note I did not say all.

An important issue to bear in mind is that technology is so advanced over here that it leaves no hiding place for anyone; meaning that you can't hide from the government, because you use electronic cards to travel on public transport; GPS satellite navigation system to drive a car; your driving licence, your mobile phone and bank account are all digitally linked and monitored. There are CCTV cameras with facial recognition technology everywhere on the streets, in shops, and offices and they are linked to the police and other numerous state security agencies. Above all, the agencies are both well-resourced in terms of money and manpower and they are highly organised, dedicated and efficient. Besides, there is a lot of racism going on too. So, if your visa says you have no right to work, (assuming you need to work), then your options are very limited indeed; because you would not be able to bypass the system unless you would not travel on public transport; would not travel in a car/taxi; would not use telephone, or operate a bank account.

Many of you may not be aware, reports indicate that there are over 70,000 Nigerians in immigration detention centres in the UK and they are deporting plane-loads of our country men and women to Nigeria almost every day. The question is: "why would want to risk all your life savings to embark on a journey to a place like this?"

However, there are many legal means to obtain the appropriate visas that would enable you to work and live here and elsewhere without restrictions and I would suggest that everyone should pursue the legal route. For example, you could marry a white man or woman or an African American man or woman; but be honest with them - very, very important. The problem with many of our people is their incredible level of dishonesty. There are tens of millions of white people looking for African men and women to marry, but you have to be sincere and honest with them and be willing to spend the rest of your life with them. So, what are you waiting for? Go online and start your search. Good luck.


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Travel / Re: Dear Nigerians In Diaspora, Is This Wickedness Or Selfishness? by ojay77: 11:45am On Apr 29
Selfishness? No! Wickedness? Absolutely Not!!

People must remember that truth is bitter, and all that glitters is not gold; and of course not everyone wants to hear or listen to the truth.
There is no doubt that those of us who live in Western countries enjoy stable electricity, running water, good roads and security of life and property; but beyond these, hmmmmmmm ......? I leave this till another time.

Now, why do many of us discourage others from joining us over here? Good question, and here are some of the answers; and I will use the UK (where I live) as example. The UK government have tightened their immigration rules to the point where it's almost impossible for the people they tag as "illegal immigrants" to live here. Examples. It is illegal not only for organisations (public or private) to employ illegal immigrants, but they also impose hefty amounts of money as penalty on any organisation that employs such people. It is also illegal for any landlords to rent out accommodation to illegal immigrants, and anyone caught would get criminal conviction and £10,000 (5,000.000 Naira) fine for every illegal person in their building. The truth is that the majority of our people would fall into the category of "illegal immigrants"; which means they are not allowed to work or rent a room - but note I did not say all.

An important issue to bear in mind is that technology is so advanced over here that it leaves no hiding place for anyone; meaning that you can't hide from the government, because you use electronic cards to travel on public transport; GPS satellite navigation system to drive a car; your driving licence, your mobile phone and bank account are all digitally linked and monitored. There are CCTV cameras with facial recognition technology everywhere on the streets, in shops, and offices and they are linked to the police and other numerous state security agencies. Above all, the agencies are both well-resourced in terms of money and manpower and they are highly organised, dedicated and efficient. Besides, there is a lot of racism going on too. So, if your visa says you have no right to work, (assuming you need to work), then your options are very limited indeed; because you would not be able to bypass the system unless you would not travel on public transport; would not travel in a car/taxi; would not use telephone, or operate a bank account.

Many of you may not be aware, reports indicate that there are over 70,000 Nigerians in immigration detention centres in the UK and they are deporting plane-loads of our country men and women to Nigeria almost every day. The question is: "why would want to risk all your life savings to embark on a journey to a place like this?"

However, there are many legal means to obtain the appropriate visas that would enable you to work and live here and elsewhere without restrictions and I would suggest that everyone should pursue the legal route. For example, you could marry a white man or woman or an African American man or woman; but be honest with them - very, very important. The problem with many of our people is their incredible level of dishonesty. There are tens of millions of white people looking for African men and women to marry, but you have to be sincere and honest with them and be willing to spend the rest of your life with them. So, what are you waiting for? Go online and start your search. Good luck.

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Travel / Re: Dear Nigerians In Diaspora, Is This Wickedness Or Selfishness? by AreaFada2: 10:15am On Apr 29
RetroBoy:

You asked for DIRECTIONS to travel ABROAD, and you're being discouraged.
My brother, is abroad in the next street that you're asking for directions?
You don't have Google Maps?
OK, I go direct you.
Carry bus enter MMIA, Ikeja.
Book any flight (minus Arik) going to Abroad.
When you enter plane, make sure you ask pilot not to fly past abroad.
Ask other passengers going to abroad for directions to the place.
When you reach abroad, you go know

cheesy cheesy grin grin grin
Kikikikiki!
Travel / Re: Dear Nigerians In Diaspora, Is This Wickedness Or Selfishness? by cosade(m): 10:11am On Apr 29
RetroBoy:

You asked for DIRECTIONS to travel ABROAD, and you're being discouraged.
My brother, is abroad in the next street that you're asking for directions?
You don't have Google Maps?
OK, I go direct you.
Carry bus enter MMIA, Ikeja.
Book any flight (minus Arik) going to Abroad.
When you enter plane, make sure you ask pilot not to fly past abroad.
Ask other passengers going to abroad for directions to the place.
When you reach abroad, you go know

smiley wink cheesy cheesy cheesy
No kill me with laughter oooo.

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Travel / Re: Dear Nigerians In Diaspora, Is This Wickedness Or Selfishness? by NoToPile: 9:05am On Apr 29
InvertedHammer:
There is no point debating.

USA is very easy. So just enter plane and come.

Case closed. No be dollars? Na you go pluck tire.


Loool, I laughed so hard.
Travel / Re: Dear Nigerians In Diaspora, Is This Wickedness Or Selfishness? by RosaConsidine: 7:33am On Apr 29
I'm not living abroad but I kind of understand why those that are there feel it is necessary to fill those intending to come over in on everything before they take the leap. Sure, a bit of their motivation is selfish (because they know if you come over and start facing difficulties, it's most likely them you'll run to for bailouts and they have their own troubles to deal with already) but then they have gone through the experience and know what it is like first hand so they wouldn't want anyone also to just blindly hop on a plane, thinking that all they have to do is show up to enjoy a better life. Even people that live in cities here in Nigeria do the same thing for those living in rural areas. They know life is challenging and things can get so bad that you would be forced to do things you normally wouldn't just to survive. They also know first hand that some Nigerians would struggle to fit into foreign societies coming from ours due to language barrier and cultural dissonance. They don't want to have to hold your hands to guide you through learning to live in a new society because they have lives and things to do and also they don't want to see you come and fail and go back home disappointed. So they tell you everything they think you should know so that if you still insist on moving, your mind would be prepared for the realities you would meet.

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Travel / Re: Dear Nigerians In Diaspora, Is This Wickedness Or Selfishness? by InvertedHammer: 5:05am On Apr 29
There is no point debating.

USA is very easy. So just enter plane and come.

Case closed. No be dollars? Na you go pluck tire.

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Travel / Re: Dear Nigerians In Diaspora, Is This Wickedness Or Selfishness? by ogbonti: 4:12am On Apr 29
Abroad is like "Ogboni" once you are in, you cant get out, and then when you advise people not to come... no one will listen to you anymore. Those of us today telling you guys are difficult things are, are the ones who asked these same questions 20 something years ago..


if it is so difficult, why not you come home.. Today I know better

Had i known, I would have stayed back

people come home to naija sailing on false colors and you call that accumulation of wealth?

You think abroad is like naija where u must have money to buy things? Like the USA and most western countries, most things are done on credit cards and its not like a dysfunctional system where you run away, u have to wok your butt off and pay it back.. and that is if you have a job or can keep the job you have..

I WONT SAY DONT TRAVEL, BUT YOU ARE TOTALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR LIFE'S DECISIONS.. go ahead jump on the plane and do realize,

brother no dey abroad ooo... the people who call you everyday and whatsaap you may not pick your call or reply your text messages when you arrive because they may be squatting with some people who do not want to addd anyone more to the lists of destitute in the apartment.

Lastly, I pray you make it here in winter months and with this experience, you will beg to and crave to return to naija, BUT the cold must do justice to your ribs and head and i pray you dont lose it to symptoms similar to hypothermia...

ENOUGH SAID.....

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Travel / Re: Dear Nigerians In Diaspora, Is This Wickedness Or Selfishness? by SmartMugu: 10:59pm On Apr 28
helpyom:






Just one question?
Why u still there if there are no jobs over there. so you want to compare Nigeria rate of unemployment to there with just that one guy?

Note:Each country has it's own rate of unemployment but Nigeria's own is 61% high with our population contributing more of youths...you can't compare any western European country or America with the rate of unemployment here.

I think the idea is simple. Just be prepared before you leap, period.
There may be more jobs overseas than in Nigeria, but you need a means to get to the jobs and shelter of course. Would you take a job where the total amount you make is not enough to put a roof on your head? Would you take a job you can't get to because you don't have a car, and buses dont run everywhere like in Nigeria? All that could be mitigated with proper planning before hopping on the plane.

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Travel / Re: Dear Nigerians In Diaspora, Is This Wickedness Or Selfishness? by RetroBoy: 10:52pm On Apr 28
bebe2:
This is getting annoying , how come each time a person is asking for directions on how to travel abroad most pple in diaspora will be discouraging the person.

If it's dat terrible why are u still there?

You enjoy the benefits of living in an organised society, knowing fully well that naija is a difficult place to live.

Are u scared of the competition the new immigrants will bring?


Nigerians in diaspora , what exactly are u afraid off??
You asked for DIRECTIONS to travel ABROAD, and you're being discouraged.
My brother, is abroad in the next street that you're asking for directions?
You don't have Google Maps?
OK, I go direct you.
Carry bus enter MMIA, Ikeja.
Book any flight (minus Arik) going to Abroad.
When you enter plane, make sure you ask pilot not to fly past abroad.
Ask other passengers going to abroad for directions to the place.
When you reach abroad, you go know

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Travel / Re: Dear Nigerians In Diaspora, Is This Wickedness Or Selfishness? by slimany: 7:07pm On Apr 28
bebe2:


Lol, talking of those who ran back to naija, my brother in law got a Visa to Ireland thru a church program, after the program he and a few other pple ran away and decided not to go back to Nigeria.

They started staying with a relative of one of the guys. The relative secured menial jobs for them.

My brother in law went one day and decided the struggle was not for him, so he got on a plane and came back home, the wife nearly died. He is an assistant pastor and counsellor for his churn, that's all he does, all his responsibilities falls on his wife who is always begging Frds and relative for kids school fees and house rent. She is a private school teacher, her younger sister who leaves in Europe is a main helper. She doesn't work but will send money monthly fro
The benefits the government gives her for her kids upkeep.

While the man goes about town complaining of how he helped his friends dat are still in Dublin and how they have totally forgotten him.

lol. The struggle was not for him but he prefers to blaim his friends who stay put and keep hustling real hard. I guess that your brother na ajebutter, cos I doubt if any struggling Nigeria dude will even think of Nigeria for the next 5years talk less of coming back to naija.How I wish I can talk to that ur sister not send anything to him again so he can be more responsible.

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Travel / Re: Dear Nigerians In Diaspora, Is This Wickedness Or Selfishness? by bebe2(f): 6:49pm On Apr 28
salford:

I didnt say there are no jobs over here. Just letting you know the jobs are also not easy to come by. Even the so called survival jobs would still not be handed to you on a platter of gold e.g cleaning or hotel bed laying jobs. Employers would ask you for years of experience in cleaning/operation of buffing machine or bed laying.

I stayed cos i was determined. Alot of Nigerians arrived Canada/UK around the same time i arrived, and returned home cos they couldnt bear the hardship/difficulty...
You are suprised..yes, lots of nigerians and other foreign nationals return to their home countries every year when they realised abroad is not eldorado and they were better off at home......

I Suffered for some years and eventually broke even. I am glad that i slugged it out...I stayed back cos of my kids...atleast my children would have excellent education, good healthcare, good stndard of living e.t.c they would not have had access to in Nigeria. They would also find it much easier than i did when i moved here.

Lol, talking of those who ran back to naija, my brother in law got a Visa to Ireland thru a church program, after the program he and a few other pple ran away and decided not to go back to Nigeria.

They started staying with a relative of one of the guys. The relative secured menial jobs for them.

My brother in law went one day and decided the struggle was not for him, so he got on a plane and came back home, the wife nearly died. He is an assistant pastor and counsellor for his churn, that's all he does, all his responsibilities falls on his wife who is always begging Frds and relative for kids school fees and house rent. She is a private school teacher, her younger sister who leaves in Europe is a main helper. She doesn't work but will send money monthly fro
The benefits the government gives her for her kids upkeep.

While the man goes about town complaining of how he helped his friends dat are still in Dublin and how they have totally forgotten him.

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Travel / Re: Dear Nigerians In Diaspora, Is This Wickedness Or Selfishness? by bebe2(f): 8:55am On Apr 28
Badgers14:


My sister abeg calm down. I am happy for you that you Live Abroad and wish well for our folks back home.

BUT, I wouldn't want to count myself in as one of those that discourages potential travellers. I just tell them the truth and again, the truth hurts.

Most of the people that fire all those questions to "abroadians" want to run away from Nigeria and go and "hussle". Many don't mind walking or hiding in a cargo plane.

My dear, reason this, how many of those potential travellers have their green card or blue card handy?

I myself didn't immigrate in a cunny cunny way and am not sure how the people that came thru that way survive the ordeal, no one will never ever tell you the true story.

So Crucify me if i am wrong my dear, but i do tell them "pomp and plain" grin. Travelling outside Nigeria is not too difficult, Surviving outside Nigeria is.

If someone have the right document, they dont usually bother anyone but the ones that wants to fly out by all means could blow off your whatsapp.

While i understand there plights in Nigeria, I have also seen with my "2 Unclad eyes" the plights illegal immigrants go through in the U.S and my sister, i am not sure which one is safer. Again with Trump and his unknown never straightforward agenda , his administration is even deporting people protected by DACA.

Lastly, I do not discourage them, but i tell them truth. If they still want to come, bless their heart but I don't know how i can help them if they dont have the right documents.

Cheers!

I totally understand u,

But I do think for some pple traveling could be the only way out.

Now , I don't live in the USA so I can't tell wat illegals go through but in the uk they can get a job not legally though, and the smart ones will work 80 hrs a week quickly buy a small plot , build a one goat for their family back home . And u know once accommodation is settled , life is much easier anywhere in the world.

Getting in illegally does not mean one will never be legal. Once u are in u start to walk the ropes to settlement like millions of illegals before u.

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Travel / Turbulence For Operators As Dissatisfied Passengers Go Unruly by zik4ever: 8:47am On Apr 28
Terminals at major airports around the world are used to cases of unruly passengers over-stepping their bounds. But similar incidences in the last one week in Nigeria appear to have assumed a new dimension and a cause for worry.

General Aviation Terminal (GAT) at Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, was a beehive of confusion and chaos last Sunday. The section occupied by Air Peace had everything in place by a semblance of peace.

Inside the crowded departure lounge, an official of the airlines was already on the floor writhing in pains. He had been rammed into a concrete pillar in a brawl. His colleague got a punch that staggered him too. The second blow was a knockout. Standing over both victims was an irate passenger that was apparently not done.

“I will teach you people lesson today,” the middle-aged man roared at other helpless workers in sight. “What nonsense! You took my money for services you will not render and you are telling me to cool down?

“I give you just 30 minutes, otherwise you will see how I will deal with all of you today,” he said to the approval of other waiting passengers.

The sin of the airlines was to have delayed a Lagos-Uyo 2pm flight till 5:40pm. And according to Air Peace, notices were sent 24 hours earlier to all affected passengers. The combatant passenger, who claimed to be retired police superintendent, would not hear any excuse.

At the recently reopened Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, a similar faceoff was recorded just two days earlier. It was Air Peace and its passengers as well.

According to reports, angry air traveller pounced on the airlines’ duty manager and his team, beating them black and blue following an announcement that their much-awaited Abuja-Benin flight had been cancelled.

In the attack that ensued, The Guardian learnt that the manager was stripped Unclad, facility of the airline damaged, even as irate passengers poured to the prohibited airside to obstruct other airlines from taken off in protest.

An eyewitness of the Abuja attack, Eniola Akinsiku, relayed that tempers flared when Air Peace announced the cancellation of a 2pm flight at around 9pm.

According to Akinsiku, “Passengers considered it an affront to be so treated shabbily. It means they just don’t care and the people said enough is enough. I felt the same way too. If your plane has a problem and not coming, you don’t wait till midnight to announce it. How do you expect people to react when you have just ruined all their plans?

“Personally, I don’t support violence, but our airlines are used to taking us for a ride, with no one to put them in check. That is why passengers are taking it upon themselves to fight for their rights,” she said.

Low confidence in the air
Fact is that local airlines in the country have been having it quite rough and turbulent in the sky, giving little or confidence to the flying public. If it is not issues with efficient services, it is about safety in the air.

Just last week, an Aero Contractors plane bellowed smoke into the cabin mid-air. Two days later, Dana Air plane had bird strike at take off point. Med-View plane had earlier developed fault also mid-way into a trip. In these instances, on-board passengers later took to social media to narrate how they “cheated death”, without sparing operators and regulators rain of abuses over sham services.

Arik Air had the largest fleet in west and central Africa until it recently went from 28 aircraft to nine and with debt burden in excess of N387 billion. Air Peace that has since stepped into the shoes of Arik Air, commanding the biggest share of passenger traffic, successful made waves until the events of last weekend.

It was gathered that the winglet of one of Air Peace plane in error clipped the wing of another aircraft at the ramp of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, rendering the two Air Peace aircraft unserviceable.

Similarly, a truck operated by SAHCOL ground handling company allegedly rammed into another of Air Peace aircraft at the Benin Airport and rendered it unserviceable. It was three out of 10 aircraft grounded within the spate of 18 hours. At stake were about 24 flights that had to be absorbed into the tight schedule.

Corporate Communications Manager of Air Peace, Chris Iwarah, explained that the issues of three unserviceable aircraft affected the whole of their operations and it was duly communicated to all affected passengers.

Iwarah, however, regretted the “violent conduct and attack” by some unruly passengers in Abuja, Lagos and Calabar, while “security agents failed to halt the trend of members of the public invading airport facilities to attack airline workers.”
Hiding under the veil of ‘operational reasons’

Quite disturbing for a passenger is to be delayed for hours without good explanation than “operational reasons” from their airlines.

According to experts, a lot comes under the term ‘operational reasons’, which include bad weather, fuel scarcity, technical issues, late arrival of operating aircraft and so on that passengers don’t get to know.

Chief Operating Officer of one of the airlines explained that airlines do not deliberately keep the travelling public in the dark when there are issues. According to him, “it is the regulator’s instruction to announce ‘operational reasons’ whenever one issue or the other causes a temporary delay.”

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, didn’t absorb his airline and others from the blames. Onyema, however, described the faults as fallouts of rather harsh business environment that has made it almost impossible for any airline to survive.

He recalled that the lifespan of most airline in the country is five years, while only eight are still in operation out of about 150 Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) registered in the last 17 years.

He said the mortality rate is abysmally high because of a pot pourri of factors and the latest of which is the impatience and passengers’ unruly conduct.

While he regretted that Air Peace in the last couple of days “disappointed” its loyal customers and Nigerians, the CEO said the situation was just temporary and should not warrant a breakdown of law and order.

The imperative of caution
He added that the current trend where unruly passengers are taking the laws into their own hands; invading airside, attacking innocent officials and destroying facilities will further expose the sector to security risks.

According to him, “Our dear passengers too must know that officials are other peoples’ husbands, wives and children and should be treated accordingly. Passengers encroaching airside and blocking aircraft is an aviation risk besides the ripple effects of flight delays across the country.

“There is no doubt that we have issues and we are not shielding ourselves from blames. But we all need to be patient to put things right. We will someday get there,” Onyema said.

He urged the Federal Government to ban the sale and consumption of alcohol at terminals, citing that most unruly passengers were under the influence of alcohol.

Spokesperson of the NCAA, Sam Adurogboye, said the development was quite unfortunate and amounts to unruly behaviour, which is a violation under aviation regulations.

Adurogboye added that flight delays or cancellation is not an excuse for anyone to molest or invade prohibited areas like the airside.

In ideal situation, he said, such unruly persons should be arrested by Aviation Security of Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and handed over to the police for prosecution.

“I see no reason why Air Peace or any airline should be sounding helpless in such situation. The circumstance is not lawless and that is why the appropriate authorities are there to ensure law and order,” he said.
http://guardian.ng/business-services/turbulence-for-operators-as-dissatisfied-passengers-go-unruly/
Travel / Re: Dear Nigerians In Diaspora, Is This Wickedness Or Selfishness? by Badgers14: 8:43am On Apr 28
bebe2:
This is getting annoying , how come each time a person is asking for directions on how to travel abroad most pple in diaspora will be discouraging the person.

If it's dat terrible why are u still there?

You enjoy the benefits of living in an organised society, knowing fully well that naija is a difficult place to live.

Are u scared of the competition the new immigrants will bring?

Nigerians in diaspora , what exactly are u afraid off??

My sister abeg calm down. I am happy for you that you Live Abroad and wish well for our folks back home.

BUT, I wouldn't want to count myself in as one of those that discourages potential travellers. I just tell them the truth and again, the truth hurts.

Most of the people that fire all those questions to "abroadians" want to run away from Nigeria and go and "hussle". Many don't mind walking or hiding in a cargo plane.

My dear, reason this, how many of those potential travellers have their green card or blue card handy?

I myself didn't immigrate in a cunny cunny way and am not sure how the people that came thru that way survive the ordeal, no one will never ever tell you the true story.

So Crucify me if i am wrong my dear, but i do tell them "pomp and plain" grin. Travelling outside Nigeria is not too difficult, Surviving outside Nigeria is.

If someone have the right document, they dont usually bother anyone but the ones that wants to fly out by all means could blow off your whatsapp.

While i understand there plights in Nigeria, I have also seen with my "2 Unclad eyes" the plights illegal immigrants go through in the U.S and my sister, i am not sure which one is safer. Again with Trump and his unknown never straightforward agenda , his administration is even deporting people protected by DACA.

Lastly, I do not discourage them, but i tell them truth. If they still want to come, bless their heart but I don't know how i can help them if they dont have the right documents.

Cheers!

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Travel / Re: Photo: More Nigerians Return From Libya by jessibabe02: 7:57am On Apr 28
253 Nigerians deported from Libya arrive Lagos Airport see pics
The 253 returnees who were conveyed on the Libyan Airline plane
comprised of 140 adult females and 8 children.

Also aboard were 103 adult male and 3 male children some times am surprise
hearing kids were among them the question is do thus kids have a parents or
were they send there by their parents ?

There were two medical cases among the deportees with one
of them suffering serious burns on her face and the second
had mental depression just read down you will see the reasons
of that burns on her face blc one of the deportees spoke to us
click link to see full stories and more pics [url][/url]http://showcase9ja.com/2017/04/28/253-nigerians-deported-from-libya-arrive-lagos-airport-see-pics/

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Travel / United Airlines Reaches Monetary Agree With Passenger Dragged Out Of Plane by yeman05(m): 11:49pm On Apr 27
(Reuters) - United Airlines <UAL.N> has a reached a settlement for an undisclosed sum with the passenger who was dragged from a Chicago flight earlier this month in an incident that sparked international outrage, an attorney for the passenger said on Thursday.

Dr. David Dao, a 69-year-old Vietnamese-American doctor, was hospitalized after Chicago aviation police dragged him from the plane to make space for four crew members on the flight from the city's O'Hare International Airport to Louisville, Kentucky.

(Reporting by Timothy Mclaughlin in Chicago; Editing by Richard Chang)
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by jaypisces(f): 9:50pm On Apr 27
In the spirit of giving back I wish to share my POE experience. left Lagos yesterday Wednesday 26th April through Qatar airline at 32weeks + 2days. Submitted my Med Cert and MEDIF via email to the airline on Monday. Got to the airport early. Went to port health got a med cert, paid 1500 for it. Had all my documents put together. At Doha, my name was announced that I was to see a US immigration officer. I confidently went to him.
Officer: Hello
Me: Hi. How are u doing
Officer : Fine and u. What's your purpose of visit
Me: Child birth
Officer: Do you have a Dr
Me: Yes. Called the name of the dr and hospital
Officer: K, where will you be staying
Me: gave him my brother-in-law's address
Officer: What do u do for a living.
Me: Work for the FG in bleep org
Officer: Do have a safe trip
Me: Thanks

So I boarded the plane from Doha to NY. Qatar airline is really nice. Good meals, the pampering I got cos I be pregnant woman. The trip was smooth no issues. Landed NY, scanned my passport and printed my receipts at the self service machine and headed to the CBP Officer.
Me: HI
CBP: Welcome, passport please
Me I handed it to him
He looked at it and looked at me.
CBP: you know your passport has expired.
Me: Yes. Please find attached the New one but my Visa is in the old one.
CBP: K. Raised his stamp and looked at me. What do you do for a living.
Me: Work with the FG in so so org.
He stamped me in till Oct and told me welcome.
N.a. so I jeje go carry my luggage. Meet 2nd customs officer who just asked purpose of visit which I answered child birth. She just said welcome to the US.

I could not believe it. I just jejely waka dey drag my bag to where my BIL was waiting for me. The man self still dey in shock as he said wetin dey reign for America na anchor baby and they have been sending several pple back.

Thank you firsttymum God bless you for taking time out to answer my questions. God bless all contributors to this page.

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Travel / Re: First Time On A Plane by GetUmad: 3:58pm On Apr 27
Smart41:
First time i entered a plane i felt this air pressure in my ears. I don't know if u felt it. There is also this nausea that comes when the plane lifts off...
It's called airplane earpain. Happens at either ascent or descent. Ol' boy I don't know how yours felt, but mine was unbearably excruciating that I felt like jumping out of the aircraft as it was taking so much time to halt during landing. It's as a result of difference in air pressure.. It still happens though anytime and every time I fly. That's why I don't joke with my earplug. Unfortunately, Aero contractor didn't permit me to use it few months ago stating that I was at the emergency exit and such isn't allowed.
Travel / Re: First Time On A Plane by lovethchioma(f): 10:26am On Apr 27
Smart41:
First time i entered a plane i felt this air pressure in my ears. I don't know if u felt it. There is also this nausea that comes when the plane lifts off...
The nauseating feeling was what I had... thank God I didn't throw up that day
Travel / Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 11:56pm On Apr 26
Ussyberry:
Hello seyewest

Please what do you advise about the address to use in the custom declaration form

The initial hotel booked for one night or the final destination house of a relative?

Thank you
if your final destination is far and you have not purchase plane ticket at the time you arrived in U.S I will suggest you stick with the hotel address but if you have your plane ticket and flying to your final destination within a day of landing in U.S your final destination address should be the one you should write.
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by ekpotek: 2:25pm On Apr 26
beautifulOnyi:
Hello.
Pls I want to apply for 6 months UK visa for a professional exam. I'm stating that I'll stay for 4 days as it's a one day exam.

I'm married with 2 kids. I currently earn about 140k monthly...being transferred into my account everymonth by my company.
I've been working for the past 5 yrs and the last 2 of which has been in my present company.
I currently have about N1.2m in my account. I've been saving 80 to 100k from my salary monthly for the past 6 months. I also have a car in my name and some shares.
I stated that my husband is the main bread winner of the family and pays most of the bills....so I get to save a substantial amount of my salary over the past 4yrs.
But my husband doesn't have enough money in his account presently. But he has several land documents and a car in his name.
Do I have to submit his account details or can I just use my account since I'll be the main sponsor?
Do you also think I have enough funds to sponsor myself?

Total expenses for the trip (air plane ticket, hotel accommodation and feeding) is roughly £600 (N300k).

I stated that the exam is very important to me as it will help me advance my career. And I've been saving for it for a while.

You do not need to submit the account detail of your husband since he is contributing to the trip. However, you will need to include your marriage certificate if this is your first application.

Flight ticket to the UK is almost N300K on the cheapest airline. You will need up to £1200 for this trip. With N1.2M you have enough fund to support yourself. Please be mindful that you will need to explain to the ECO any large deposit in your account.
Travel / 253 Nigerians Deported From Lybia Arrive Lagos. by FavoredGuy: 10:32pm On Apr 25
253 Nigerians, who have been stranded in Libya were Tuesday deported back to Nigeria aboard an Airbus A333-200 with registration number 5A LAT.
The 253 returnees who were conveyed on the Libyan Airline plane comprised of 140 adult females and 8 children. Also aboard were 103 adult male and 3 male children. This is the largest single batch of deportees to arrive Lagos Airport in recent times. The returnees journey back to Nigeria, as usual , was facilitated by International Organisation for Migration, IOM, after the Federal Government asked for its assistance after confirming that some Nigerians were willing to return home. The aircraft conveying them landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, around 8:10pm yesterday and were received at the Hajj Terminal by the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA. There were two medical cases among the deportees with one of them suffering serious burns on her face and the second had mental depression. Addressing newsmen at the Hajj Camp wing of the airport where the returnees were profiled, the Director General of NEMA, Engr Mustapha Maihaja , represented by the Deputy Director, Search and Rescue, Dr. Abdullahi Onimode, said the deportees would be given some token to go back to their respective destinations. He also advised those leaving the country in search of greener pastures to have a rethink and stay in the country to develop it. The NEMA boss, in a repeated sermon, said, “We are giving them some stipends. We need to let them realize that the country they left some years ago is not the same country they are meeting today. We have moved ahead and everybody now has equal opportunity to be the best you can be.” Some of the deportees said they will never leave Nigeria again. One of them who identified herself as Mary told Vanguard that it was a miracle she returned safely back to Nigeria as she was being sold like a piece of merchandise in Libya. According to her,” They were selling some of us like wood from one guard who will take us to some destination and again sell us to another who will now be our new owner. That will take us again to some distance and say his contract with us has expire and again sell us to another person.” She added that “ if you complain , they will ask you if you don’t want to go to Europe again. My brother, e no easy”, she laughed
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by justwise(m): 8:47pm On Apr 25
beautifulOnyi:
Hello.
Pls I want to apply for 6 months UK visa for a professional exam. I'm stating that I'll stay for 4 days as it's a one day exam.

I'm married with 2 kids. I currently earn about 140k monthly...being transferred into my account everymonth by my company.
I've been working for the past 5 yrs and the last 2 of which has been in my present company.
I currently have about N1.2m in my account. I've been saving 80 to 100k from my salary monthly for the past 6 months. I also have a car in my name and some shares.
I stated that my husband is the main bread winner of the family and pays most of the bills....so I get to save a substantial amount of my salary over the past 4yrs.
But my husband doesn't have enough money in his account presently. But he has several land documents and a car in his name.
Do I have to submit his account details or can I just use my account since I'll be the main sponsor?
Do you also think I have enough funds to sponsor myself?

Total expenses for the trip (air plane ticket, hotel accommodation and feeding) is roughly £600 (N300k).

I stated that the exam is very important to me as it will help me advance my career. And I've been saving for it for a while.

1. You need to submit your husband's account and payslips(to support his source of income) he doesn't need to have a lot of money on it since the money goes into family expenses and you have mentioned that in your application too. You need to state that the money for the trip will be coming solely from your account.

2. Make a budget of the trip that will answer your second question though i don't think £600 will hack it
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Solatium(m): 3:29pm On Apr 25
beautifulOnyi:
Hello.
Pls I want to apply for 6 months UK visa for a professional exam. I'm stating that I'll stay for 4 days as it's a one day exam.

I'm married with 2 kids. I currently earn about 140k monthly...being transferred into my account everymonth by my company.
I've been working for the past 5 yrs and the last 2 of which has been in my present company.
I currently have about N1.2m in my account. I've been saving 80 to 100k from my salary monthly for the past 6 months. I also have a car in my name and some shares.
I stated that my husband is the main bread winner of the family and pays most of the bills....so I get to save a substantial amount of my salary over the past 4yrs.
But my husband doesn't have enough money in his account presently. But he has several land documents and a car in his name.
Do I have to submit his account details or can I just use my account since I'll be the main sponsor?
Do you also think I have enough funds to sponsor myself?

Total expenses for the trip (air plane ticket, hotel accommodation and feeding) is roughly £600 (N300k).

I stated that the exam is very important to me as it will help me advance my career. And I've been saving for it for a while.

You have done well with your package,you do not need your husband account to be added to your applications since you are traveling alone...Once again you have done excellently well
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by beautifulOnyi: 11:56am On Apr 25
Hello.
Pls I want to apply for 6 months UK visa for a professional exam. I'm stating that I'll stay for 4 days as it's a one day exam.

I'm married with 2 kids. I currently earn about 140k monthly...being transferred into my account everymonth by my company.
I've been working for the past 5 yrs and the last 2 of which has been in my present company.
I currently have about N1.2m in my account. I've been saving 80 to 100k from my salary monthly for the past 6 months. I also have a car in my name and some shares.
I stated that my husband is the main bread winner of the family and pays most of the bills....so I get to save a substantial amount of my salary over the past 4yrs.
But my husband doesn't have enough money in his account presently. But he has several land documents and a car in his name.
Do I have to submit his account details or can I just use my account since I'll be the main sponsor?
Do you also think I have enough funds to sponsor myself?

Total expenses for the trip (air plane ticket, hotel accommodation and feeding) is roughly £600 (N300k).

I stated that the exam is very important to me as it will help me advance my career. And I've been saving for it for a while.
Travel / Re: Airbus A380 (the Flying Yatch) by namuguibe(m): 12:16am On Apr 25
peterpen:

You keep reaffirming the fact that u are indeed a gargantuan f00l, Amala is hot tech news abi grin grin grin grin , am having a swell time unveiling ur stu.pidity to the world grin grin grin grin what more can ur empty head conjure? Run to wiki copy something come back here and add it to a weak clap back with no meaning?....ur thick skull cant even think straight....I wanna see u open a thread on hot tech news mr reporter....or u remain a bas.tard for life, low life f.king pleb , u must be one miserable secondary school student frustrated by the ongoing
WAEC exam..go grab ur books and read,....stop coming online to disgrace ur family...
Ha ha , the truth stings you so badly that you keep coming back with a failed retort attempt despite claiming each time that it is "your last post".
News flash: Yes, we discuss hot technology here on NL. You, with your 1/2 coconut and 1/2 ogogoro brain thought that the A380 was a hot new plane. Perhaps because no naija airport can handle A380 you only learned of it in 2017 .... ha ha ha ... you are a glorified mügü!
What is the word "yatch" you used?? Is that how you were taught to spell in your village school?? LOLs!
Practice this before you are fed each night.....
yacht
yacht
yacht
yacht
yacht
yacht.....

Tha A380 was released in 2006 .... only crètins like peterpen become aware of it in 2017 grin
Travel / Re: Passengers Die In A Fatal Accident In Ondo (Graphic Photos) by Dildo(m): 9:57pm On Apr 24
If to say Na plane crash government for don summon aviation minister and appoint committee to probe the airline.But since them no dey travel by road e no concern them.
Travel / Re: 9 Must Know Tips To Help You Fly Like A Pro For The First Time by erico2k2(m): 10:13am On Apr 23
MrBrownJay1:
LONG HAUL FLIGHTS:
- make sure you go online and pre-book your seat as much as 24hrs before the flight... Choose a proper seat with enough leg room for sleeping duty. Doing it at the check in can be a hit and miss, unless you arrive really early (no no for me)

- In most "proper" airport, you just need to arrive 1hr before Your international fight, and all is well (check in never closes before that)... No need to waste unlimited time at airport waiting for your flight. All airlines say that we should arrive 2/3hrs before departure simply because if everyone arrived 1hr before the flight, there wouldn't be enough time to check everyone before the flight takes off.

- party real hard the night before your flight, go home, quick shower and pick your bags straight to the airport. As soon as the plane is in the air, close your eyes ET VOILA, by the time you reopened them, you've arrived at your destination.

- always bring a comfortable sweater as their AC is a biatch.
That might back fire as some Airline charge for this.
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/life As A Canadian Immigrant by salford: 2:34am On Apr 23
Sometimes...its just better to fly across provinces. Usually cost $150 dollars upward (one way). One of the reasons why i said canada is costly. I remember one can hop on a plane from manchester to paris for $60 on Ryan Air. Not booking well in advance guarantees you are ready to pay high price for your ticket. It could go up to $500 sometimes for a 45min flight! Two popular airline are aircanada and westjet. One doesnt have much choice other than this two. There is the greyhound too, usually cost less but be ready to spend hours if not days on the road. Greyhound buses offer postal service hence they drive into all small towns and hamlets along the way to drop parcels.

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