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Travel / Re: My Experience At US Embassy In Lagos Today by GatJokez(f): 3:47am On Mar 27
justi4jesu:



Not true, do you know how much foreigners pay to get Nigerian Visa to visit/work in Nigeria. I have seen so if you haven't seen, try not to conclude on what you are not sure about. Its your country so you would think it ain't didfficult, same way an American would think it isn't difficult to get a visit visa to visit his/her country.

Very true, I have been researching what it takes to apply for Nigerian visa as an American. They seem pretty strict with their visa requirements. For example, the applicant has to send a copy of flight itinerary to Nigerian embassy along with other requirements. How crazy is that? Why would I want to buy a plane ticket not knowing if I'll be approved or not. What if you're not sure about exact travel dates? So, yes, coming to visit your homeland is not easy either.

I think all countries that impose such strict visa and immigration laws are out of line. We are all human and should be able to travel and migrate how we want. I guess this would not benefit government pockets, huh.
Travel / Re: Ascon Filling Station Lekki Phase 1 On Fire ( Pls Call Fire Service) Phote by naijadeyhia: 4:25pm On Mar 26
Our fire fighting trucks are not equipped with fire fighting foams. Water does not work on petrol fires its compressed air foam systems that work effectively. Its like foaming detergent but a whole lot more. Its also used to fight fires in plane crashes. Naija which way?

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Travel / Re: Breaking :- German Co Pilot Of Lufthansa Jet Deliberately Crashed The Plane!! by citizenisb: 1:44pm On Mar 26
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-03-26/germanwings-co-pilot-deliberately-destroyed-airplane-identified-28-year-old-german-c

In one of the most chilling segments of this morning's press conference describing what was found on the cockpit voice recorder, screams were heard from passengers and crew as the realisation of what was about to happen struck them all.

Prosecutor Brice Robin's findings state that when the German Captain left the cockpit - following what appeared to be - the 28-year-old German co-pilot (who was alive to the end) refused to re-open the door and began an "intentional", "controlled", and "steady" descent as he "seems to have sought to destroy the plane." Nothing indicates that this was a terrorist incident.
Travel / Breaking :- German Co Pilot Of Lufthansa Jet Deliberately Crashed The Plane!! by citizenisb: 1:36pm On Mar 26
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11491587/Airbus-A320-crashes-in-French-Alps-with-148-people-on-board-live.html

We heard the captain ask the co-pilot to take control, then we hear the noise of a seat that goes back and a door open, we can assume he went to relieve himself.
The co-pilot was alone. It is at this moment that the co-pilot manipulates the buttons of flight monitoring system to action the descent of the plane.

The action of this altitude can only be deliberate. We hear the captain then speaks via an interphone to speak to the co-pilot, no response of co-pilot, he taps on door, no response from the co-pilot, all we can hear is the sound of breathing, until impact suggesting the co-pilot was alive until impact.
Air traffic control tried to get through via 7700 but couldn't get through. Air traffic control even tried to contact other planes to try and contact the plane, but no response.

Alarms sounded to signal to crew the proximity of the ground, then we hear banging of someone trying to break down the door
The pull up alarms to pull the plane up went off.

Just before the final impact one can heard what appears to be the first impact of the plane on a mountain top.
There was no message of distress type or mayday recevied by air traffic control, and no response to all the air traffic controllers.

The interpretation is 48 hours after the crash, I take precautions, but for us investigating...the most plausible and realistic is that the co-pilot by a deliberate decision refused to open the cabin door to the captain and actioned the button ordering the loss of altitude.

There was a deliberate desire to destroy this plane. Apparently the co-pilot was breathing normally. He said absolutely nothing after the captain left the cabin.

11.50 Brice Robin, Marseille prosecutor, has said it appears that the German co-pilot crashed the plane deliberately and he was alive at the point of impact.
Travel / Re: Photos: Ocean Of Travellers Today At Murtala Mohammed Int'l Airport by franzis(m): 12:16pm On Mar 26
on my way to Benin republic right now in Boeing 707 plane
Travel / Re: This Is Iyana-ipaja Bus Stop In 2015 - (pics) by 9jagoodman: 10:51am On Mar 26
raumdeuter:
This is Anambra after 16yrs of PDP and APGA


I don't why every APC member is a living LIAR, they lie in the morning, in the afternoon, at night, up and down, front and back, left and right, local, national and international, on TV, over the radio, inside plane, on the internet, on the street, at home, to their wives, to their children, to their mama, to their papa, to the nation even to themselves.

We all know that those two pictures this lost guy is posting was during the flooding.

Where are these guys from?
Travel / Re: My Experience At US Embassy In Lagos Today by StepG: 10:36am On Mar 26
dROC1:


From my experience the following factors worked against you.

1. No travel history.(Western country preferred)
2. Low income and job profile to support your trip. (Your monthly salary can't pay for a US plane ticket and feed your wife and kid at the same time )
3. You didn't go with your spouse.( If married, this reduces your chances drastically)
4. No convincing reason for your trip (An official trip and hotel booking would have served your circumstances better)
5. General naivety of the whole visa process

Being married should have helped you but with all the factors above the VO was definitely going to bounce you...no two ways about it.

Don't bother re-applying immediately till most of your circumstances (Now a red flag in their records) have changed significantly else you will just be throwing away money.right

Follow me @tweetaristo
Travel / Re: My Experience At US Embassy In Lagos Today by dROC1: 8:11am On Mar 26
Royals1:
I thought it is when they ask of any documents (like invitation letter) that I will present it, but she neva ask of any document yet. First thing is just d questions, infact most applicants did not present doc, just d questions before any documents.
Howeva now I don't know where ny fault is.

From my experience the following factors worked against you.

1. No travel history.(Western country preferred)
2. Low income and job profile to support your trip. (Your monthly salary can't pay for a US plane ticket and feed your wife and kid at the same time )
3. You didn't go with your spouse.( If married, this reduces your chances drastically)
4. No convincing reason for your trip (An official trip and hotel booking would have served your circumstances better)
5. General naivety of the whole visa process

Being married should have helped you but with all the factors above the VO was definitely going to bounce you...no two ways about it.

Don't bother re-applying immediately till most of your circumstances (Now a red flag in their records) have changed significantly else you will just be throwing away money.

Follow me @tweetaristo

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Travel / Re: My Ordeal With Thai Embassy And My Trip To Singapore by JayJustus: 4:39am On Mar 26
So day one is finished...I arrived Singapore in the morning after my one hour flight from Kuala Lumpur...piss con dey do me for plane...ohhh my God...na so when I land for Changi airport na toilet I run so...the relieving sound I was making was like when a girl is receiving kondo and she's groaning...hahahaa...okay too much diversion...

So I checked in my hostel...and this hostel manager is such a sweet guy ..has experience with Africans and tells me that Malaysia doesn't treat Africans well that's why all vices happen there and I was so glad he said Nigerians in Singapore are cool.ohhh my...I wanted to poo on my pants... He said yes...that Nigerians here work hard since it is difficult for em to do vices like that corrupted Malaysia...so after lil gossiping with the nigga I slept a bit and went doing my homework...ehhh Singaporeans are very nice and helpful compared to msians and before coming here they (Malaysians) told me Singaporeans are so cold but NA LIE...Malaysia is night and Singapore is day...hope you know what I mean...hahahaa...

So I went first to Bugis street and had some braised beef noodles...I've been in Msia for so long so it was not a problem for me more so cos I speak almost fluent bahasa Malaysia which is also spoken in S'pore... Photo will be posted after this...then I went off to the infamous marina bay sands and then saw all I could see...then decided to start my homework...so met an american guy who was my first interviewee and he answered all my questions and became my good friend...and we toured and toured till about 3am and then I went back to my hostel and gossiped again till 6am...its almost 12pm here and I'm ready to complete my homework so I can chill for the rest days...

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Travel / Re: Germanwings Airliner Airbus A320 Crashes In French Alps by Nosa77(m): 1:14pm On Mar 25
Read this on a Ghanaian website - interesting POV...

"There are unchangeable events that no amount of prayer and fasting can avert. The man of God, Prophet TB Joshua was shown a vision of an impending plane crash. Being passionate for the salvation of souls, he told the whole world to fast and pray between 19th & 23rd March. I believe his desire was to seek God if peradventure this calamity could be averted. But we are not living in heaven. We are living in a complex and contradictory world. And so, in as much as we would often desire that such visions revealing an impending calamity be averted, God in His own wisdom can still allow that calamity to happen as a wake-up call to all and sundry; so that we will not put our trust in the things we have made in this world, but in the Living and most high God.

"What crime then, has the man of God committed? Why vilify TB Joshua for asking the whole world to fast and pray if perhaps in God's mercy, an unchangeable event could be changed? For with God nothing is impossible. Jonah was sent to Nineveh to tell them about an impending calamity, but when the whole nation fasted including their animals, God changed the event in their favour.

"Perhaps, you & I did not take the words of Prophet TB Joshua seriously; perhaps if we had joined him in truth and in faith, this calamity could have been averted. But here we are - a generation without faith and without hope. Oh, that this generation will wake up to know there is a prophet of God in our midst. Well, if they rejected Jesus Christ the Son of the Living God, I'm not surprised that this generation reviles TB Joshua whenever he speaks; for a servant cannot be greater than his master. But when the servants of God speak, the wise listen! Are you among the wise? Good morning."
Travel / Another Airbus Disaster by abbeywasc(m): 6:35am On Mar 25
An Airbus A320 carrying 150
people from Barcelona to Düsseldorf crashed
into an alpine mountainside Tuesday after an
unexplained 8-minute descent, leaving no
apparent survivors and two countries in
mourning.
Officials who flew over the crash site in the
French Alps on Tuesday described an awful
scene of desolation: a mountain face blanketed
by small debris and body parts, suggesting the
plane operated by Germanwings, the low-cost
arm of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, disintegrated
on impact.
“The violence of the crash leaves little hope for
survivors,” French Interior Minister Bernard
Cazeneuve said upon returning to Seyne, the
remote village where emergency workers have
established a base camp, after inspecting the
site by helicopter as France rushed to mount a
complex search-and-recovery operation.
The crash of Flight 9525 stunned Germany and
Spain, whose nationals made up most of the
flight manifest. German Chancellor Angela
Merkel said she would join Spanish Prime
Minister Mariano Rajoy in Seyne on Wednesday
to pay respects to the victims alongside French
President François Hollande.

www.wsj.com/articles/germanwings-a320-plane-crashes-in-southern-france-1427195298
Travel / Re: Germanwings Airliner Airbus A320 Crashes In French Alps by stan83: 6:55pm On Mar 24
So sad! RIP to the dead and fortitude to the family to bear the loss!
bigboss80s:
An Airbus A320 airliner has crashed in the French Alps between Barcelonnette and Digne, French aviation officials and police have said.
The jet belongs to the German airline Germanwings, a subsidiary of Lufthansa.

The plane, flight 4U 9525, had been en route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf with 142 passengers and six crew on board.
French President Francois Hollande said: "The conditions of the accident, which have not yet been clarified, lead us to think there are no survivors."

Mr Hollande said the crash was a tragedy and called for solidarity with the victims, adding that the area was very difficult to access.


Media caption
French President Francois Hollande described a plane crash as a "tragedy"

He said he would be speaking shortly with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The plane issued a distress call at 10:47 (09:47 GMT), according to sources quoted by AFP news agency.
Search-and-rescue teams are headed to the crash site at Meolans-Revels, said regional council head Eric Ciotti.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said he had sent Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to the scene and a ministerial crisis cell to co-ordinate the incident had been set up.

The interior ministry said debris had been located at an altitude of 2,000m (6,500ft).
Interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told BFM TV that it would be "an extremely long and extremely difficult'' search-and-rescue operation because of the remoteness.

Both Airbus and Germanwings have said they are aware of the crash reports but cannot yet confirm them.
Lufthansa chief executive Carsten Spohr tweeted: "We do not yet know what has happened to flight 4U 9525. My deepest sympathy goes to the families and friends of our passengers and crew.

"If our fears are confirmed, this is a dark day for Lufthansa. We hope to find survivors."
The Airbus A320 is single-aisle passenger jet popular for short- and medium-haul flights.

http://m.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32030270
Travel / Re: He Was Deported On Arriving UK. by feedthenation(m): 4:20pm On Mar 24
MadCow1:



The answer is; Yes they do..

What you should bare in mind is that apart from just checking who comes into the country, their primary job is border security.

I remember landing in Pearson International on a return flight from the US and for what er reason I was pointed in the direction of extra search which was shocking. They proceeded to go through my bags, opened my 2 laptops and scroll through them after which they scanned them. Then opened my 3 mobile phones and search through them. From my messages to pictures to name it.

Then came the flurry of questions. Why do you have 3 phones? Why do you have 2 laptops? How much do you make in a year? Do you have a criminal history? It didn't matter that I only left Toronto for Houston less than 8 days ago. I ended up paying a fine of 700 Dollars for not declaring that I bought some clothes for myself in the US. Lol.

Remember the Paris shooting? The lady came across the border (airport) a few days just for the attack and fled via a land border afterwards.

It is necessary to answer every question as truthfully as possible and fill out the immigrations form correctly.


The one experience I had that made me sad was on a flight from same Pearson Airport in Toronto to Port Harcourt. I had cleared all pre boarding security passes and eentered the duty free area and had just finished shopping and was waiting calmly for my flight to be announced when I heard the check in counter call my name. When I approached, there were 3 security guys behind the counter who pulled me to a corner and started searching me and my hand luggage right there at the side of the check in counter in full view of all passengers.. I have never felt that bad in my life. Everyone was jjust looking as I was subjected to this special search. When they were done, I asked them why me and what prompted this and they said I was RANDOMLY selected for extra screening. When they finally finished, I was left to rearrange my hand luggage and then they left. I went straight to the toilet and wept bitterly.


Don't mess with foreign immigrations o! One false information and you are in trouble. A lady on a flight to Paris to meet with her husband was deported for having a credit card with someone else's name in her possession. She was answering their questions in a funny way that they just deported her after seizing the card.


I can fully understand your ordeal.

Similar scenario have happened to me thrice, firstly at O'Hare Int'l Airport, Chicago, secondly at Bush International, Houston and third time at Vienna Austria.
On both ocassions in US, my offence was that I'm single and I fit the profile of a 'would-be terrorist' going by my name and nationality.
After searching all my belongings and been asked every question under the sun - despite working for a US company then, Ford Motor Company.

Silly questions like who paid for my MSc course in UK, how did I pay for my ticket, why did I choose the seat number on the plane, do I know the name of the passenger who sat next to me etc.

The third case was the most painful, as I was singled out from my work colleagues and again subjected to barrage of unnecessary questions.

All in all, I do believe every nation have the right to be security conscious like the US and Austria in the examples I gave, unfortunately the Nigerian Immigration Service is so unless that they hardly do anything to protect our international airports - they are more into them asking you to bless the table and using schemes to extort money from you.

Back to scenario mentioned by the OP, his/her friend is very 'economical' with the truth and UKBA have every right within the law to reject him passage into the UK.
We have to be honest and confidence in answering any questions posed to us by any immigration personnel - give short and straight to the point answers - don't tell too much stories.
Travel / Re: He Was Deported On Arriving UK. by hijodedios: 4:15pm On Mar 24
babeface3:
This is one of the ill treatments meted out to a Nigerian recently in the UK.

My friend was traveling to the UK to meet a friend of his for some important discussions. His wife's younger sister stays in London and was not aware of his arrival as he wanted to stay in the hotel throughout his visit without any disturbance.

On arriving London, Immigration officers asked him if he knew anyone in London, to which he said no. In what looked like a drama, they took his phone from him and one of the officers went to an office, searched through the phone, found a London Number and called it. My guy's sister-in-law picked and answered all the questions they posed thinking the sister's husband was in trouble.

Like another drama, mu guy found himself in a room, and thereafter ushered to a waiting plane going to Lagos.

This is absolutely astonishing!
No brother i disagree with you,i dont see any ill treatment against him according to what you have explained,he only got what he deserved,you dont go lying to immigration officials or hiding informations from them,they will surely find out and when they do,you will have to pay for it,our problem is that we think that other countries work the same way we do,its not that way.
Travel / Re: Plane Crash Lands In Rivers State (unconfirmed Casualties) by justwise(m): 4:06pm On Mar 24
http://www.nairaland.com/2213757/breaking-plane-carrying-142-passengers
Travel / Re: Airbus A320 Crash In France This Afternoon by justwise(m): 4:05pm On Mar 24
http://www.nairaland.com/2213757/breaking-plane-carrying-142-passengers
Travel / Plane Crash Lands In Rivers State (unconfirmed Casualties) by Stoical: 4:04pm On Mar 24
There seems to be a bit of panic or rather a process of planning to receive any casualty as the case may be. Information filtering is that a passenger plane crash landed in portharcourt. More info as it unfolds...
Travel / Re: Germanwings Airliner Airbus A320 Crashes In French Alps by Mbediogu(m): 2:27pm On Mar 24
bigboss80s:
An Airbus A320 airliner has crashed in the French Alps between Barcelonnette and Digne, French aviation officials and police have said.
The jet belongs to the German airline Germanwings, a subsidiary of Lufthansa.

The plane, flight 4U 9525, had been en route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf with 142 passengers and six crew on board.
French President Francois Hollande said: "The conditions of the accident, which have not yet been clarified, lead us to think there are no survivors."

Mr Hollande said the crash was a tragedy and called for solidarity with the victims, adding that the area was very difficult to access.


Media caption
French President Francois Hollande described a plane crash as a "tragedy"

He said he would be speaking shortly with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The plane issued a distress call at 10:47 (09:47 GMT), according to sources quoted by AFP news agency.
Search-and-rescue teams are headed to the crash site at Meolans-Revels, said regional council head Eric Ciotti.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said he had sent Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to the scene and a ministerial crisis cell to co-ordinate the incident had been set up.

The interior ministry said debris had been located at an altitude of 2,000m (6,500ft).
Interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told BFM TV that it would be "an extremely long and extremely difficult'' search-and-rescue operation because of the remoteness.

Both Airbus and Germanwings have said they are aware of the crash reports but cannot yet confirm them.
Lufthansa chief executive Carsten Spohr tweeted: "We do not yet know what has happened to flight 4U 9525. My deepest sympathy goes to the families and friends of our passengers and crew.

"If our fears are confirmed, this is a dark day for Lufthansa. We hope to find survivors."
The Airbus A320 is single-aisle passenger jet popular for short- and medium-haul flights.

http://m.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32030270

Man of God prophet Totofioko prophesied about this 22 years ago. Then it was falseand now it has come to pass. RIP to the dead and condolences to the families.
Travel / Re: He Was Deported On Arriving UK. by 400billionman: 2:05pm On Mar 24
babeface3:
This is one of the ill treatments meted out to a Nigerian recently in the UK.

My friend was traveling to the UK to meet a friend of his for some important discussions. His wife's younger sister stays in London and was not aware of his arrival as he wanted to stay in the hotel throughout his visit without any disturbance.

On arriving London, Immigration officers asked him if he knew anyone in London, to which he said no. In what looked like a drama, they took his phone from him and one of the officers went to an office, searched through the phone, found a London Number and called it. My guy's sister-in-law picked and answered all the questions they posed thinking the sister's husband was in trouble.

Like another drama, mu guy found himself in a room, and thereafter ushered to a waiting plane going to Lagos.

This is absolutely astonishing!

Hahaha.

One is not expected to lie to these guys under any circumstances..
Travel / Re: Germanwings Airliner Airbus A320 Crashes In French Alps by Nosa77(m): 2:05pm On Mar 24
I was watching Emmanuel TV this Sunday when Prophet T.B. Joshua called on people too pray on Monday to 'avert a calamity', reminding people that he had prophesied about an impending plane crash last week...

I don't claim to understand spiritual things but perhaps what was supposed to have happened in Nigeria was moved to France...
Travel / Re: Germanwings Airliner Airbus A320 Crashes In French Alps by IHate9ja1(m): 2:04pm On Mar 24
....did thought T.B joshua mentioned something abt plane crash
I hate to see my fellow man die like this...kilode
Travel / Re: German Plane, Carrying 148 Persons, Crashes In France by justwise(m): 12:57pm On Mar 24
http://www.nairaland.com/2213757/breaking-plane-carrying-142-passengers
Travel / Re: #breaking News Plane Crash..a German Wings Airbus by justwise(m): 12:57pm On Mar 24
http://www.nairaland.com/2213757/breaking-plane-carrying-142-passengers
Travel / Re: German Plane, Carrying 148 Persons, Crashes In France by cozy7(m): 12:55pm On Mar 24
plane crash isn't restricted to Africa...........RIP

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Travel / Re: German Plane, Carrying 148 Persons, Crashes In France by UD101(m): 12:54pm On Mar 24
RIP
eniba:
Details later

source :
http://www.punchng.com/news/german-plane-carrying-148-persons-crashes-in-france/
Travel / German Plane, Carrying 148 Persons, Crashes In France by eniba(m): 12:53pm On Mar 24
Details later

source :
http://www.punchng.com/news/german-plane-carrying-148-persons-crashes-in-france/
Travel / Re: He Was Deported On Arriving UK. by smakati(m): 12:51pm On Mar 24
babeface3:
This is one of the ill treatments meted out to a Nigerian recently in the UK.

My friend was traveling to the UK to meet a friend of his for some important discussions. His wife's younger sister stays in London and was not aware of his arrival as he wanted to stay in the hotel throughout his visit without any disturbance.

On arriving London, Immigration officers asked him if he knew anyone in London, to which he said no. In what looked like a drama, they took his phone from him and one of the officers went to an office, searched through the phone, found a London Number and called it. My guy's sister-in-law picked and answered all the questions they posed thinking the sister's husband was in trouble.

Like another drama, mu guy found himself in a room, and thereafter ushered to a waiting plane going to Lagos.

This is absolutely astonishing!

Are you sure that's the truth, cos from my own experience as long as you have a reasonable reason you will not be delayed at the counter. And for them to have asked for his phone, they must have suspected something

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Travel / #breaking News Plane Crash..a German Wings Airbus by soleexx(m): 12:42pm On Mar 24
BREAKING: French newspaper reports Airbus plane with at least 142 passengers has crashed in Alps.


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