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Travel / Missing Air Asia Plane Search Efforts Officially End: by profinmasscom(m): 2:02pm On Jan 29
Missing Air Asia plane Search efforts officially end:

Efforts to recover the wreckage of the ill-fated Air Asia flight QZ8501 have officially ended.The Indonesian military stated that it did not find the bodies of any more victims despite pulling out the plane’s fuselage.
“The operation has been ongoing for 30 days so the joint team has been pulled out,” Rear Admiral Widodo, a navy official supervising the operation told Reuters.“We apologize to the families of the victims. We tried our best to look for the missing victims.”

Searchers have found 70 bodies in the Java Sea since the plane crashed on December 28.

The plane was carrying 162 passengers when it suddenly disappeared from radar shortly after taking off from Surabaya, Indonesia for a journey to Singapore.
Travel / Re: General Australian Visa Enquiries by SamAfrik(m): 5:15pm On Jan 27
chookudi:
yeah same thing happened in my own case. I was able to bring in egusi and ogbonno because they were well dried, ground and put in a transparent cellophane bag and well labelled. I even included the scientific names for both of them and the official at the Australian immigration centre was thoroughly impressed grin grin. However not every bag was checked as some people passed without opening their bags. Also make sure you answer any questions asked (while filling out the declaration form on the plane as well as when checked after landing) as truthfully as possible. Safe journey y"all

P.S- Is anyone heading to Sydney?
Hello Chookudi, pls any information regarding PhD study at the University of Sydney. Already secured a place at the faculty of veterinary science but will like to know practical measures PhD students undertake to cushion the effects of the high tuition. I did my masters in S/Africa and had a good academic experience. Thanks.
Travel / Re: Share Ur Xperience Traveling Abroad Without Your Family For The First Time by tdayof(m): 4:06pm On Jan 26
NighttWalker:
Mine was bad but not that bad, It was first lone travel, got to lag airport with my dad and he wasn't allowed in, I had to go in myself not knowing shït about lag airport as I've never used it before, didn't know how to get to the right hanger for my flight and when I asked one of the airport official for direction he knew I was new there and he charged me $100 saying all first international travelers had to pay it, I wasnt worried as all I wanted was to be where I should be, he took me to get my yellow fever vaccine and there I meet other first time travelers he charged too but he charge them $150 grin well after taking the vaccine he took us to where we got our luggages checked and then scanned after that he pointed the line we had to follow to get to our flight after the security checks and all, the security officer who checked me gave me his contact and told me to give him a call when I get to Australia that he never had any contact over there just in case someone he knew wanna travel here he'd call me and ask me the procedure, well after everything I was on the plane for like 8hrs till we got to Abu Dhabi and my connecting flight from Abu Dhabi to Sydney is a whole new story grin
continue angry
Travel / Please Pray Against Air Disaster by falseman(m): 7:48am On Jan 26
Let's pray against plane crash today. What I saw was very terrible as lots of people died may God guide and protect everyone flying today Amen!
Travel / Re: Share Ur Xperience Traveling Abroad Without Your Family For The First Time by ameryzzy(f): 2:40pm On Jan 25
NighttWalker:
Mine was bad but not that bad, It was first lone travel, got to lag airport with my dad and he wasn't allowed in, I had to go in myself not knowing shït about lag airport as I've never used it before, didn't know how to get to the right hanger for my flight and when I asked one of the airport official for direction he knew I was new there and he charged me $100 saying all first international travelers had to pay it, I wasnt worried as all I wanted was to be where I should be, he took me to get my yellow fever vaccine and there I meet other first time travelers he charged too but he charge them $150 grin well after taking the vaccine he took us to where we got our luggages checked and then scanned after that he pointed the line we had to follow to get to our flight after the security checks and all, the security officer who checked me gave me his contact and told me to give him a call when I get to Australia that he never had any contact over there just in case someone he knew wanna travel here he'd call me and ask me the procedure well after everything I was on the plane for like 8hrs till we got to Abu Dhabi and my connecting flight from Abu Dhabi to Sydney is a whole new story grin

Interesting at Nighttwalker
Travel / Re: General Australian Visa Enquiries by brianlerry(m): 2:21pm On Jan 25
chookudi:
yeah same thing happened in my own case. I was able to bring in egusi and ogbonno because they were well dried, ground and put in a transparent cellophane bag and well labelled. I even included the scientific names for both of them and the official at the Australian immigration centre was thoroughly impressed grin grin. However not every bag was checked as some people passed without opening their bags. Also make sure you answer any questions asked (while filling out the declaration form on the plane as well as when checked after landing) as truthfully as possible. Safe journey y"all

P.S- Is anyone heading to Sydney?
Hello chookudi, thanks for the great info, I'm heading to Sydney...
Travel / Re: General Australian Visa Enquiries by bossladyMo: 6:46am On Jan 25
UBKtech:


There is no issue whatsoever with carrying foodstuffs, provided they are dried and well labelled. Plus you must declare them at the point of entry or the will fine you and discard them if discovered.


I know this from experience, I carried food stuff and most friends that arrived after me all brought in foodstuff.

chookudi:
yeah same thing happened in my own case. I was able to bring in egusi and ogbonno because they were well dried, ground and put in a transparent cellophane bag and well labelled. I even included the scientific names for both of them and the official at the Australian immigration centre was thoroughly impressed grin grin. However not every bag was checked as some people passed without opening their bags. Also make sure you answer any questions asked (while filling out the declaration form on the plane as well as when checked after landing) as truthfully as possible. Safe journey y"all

P.S- Is anyone heading to Sydney?

What about Nigerian immigration/customs here? Cos I heard they can be jerks when it comes to carrying food.

I will just buy pre-packaged p.soup spice from the store, that already comes with labelling and ingredient list.
Travel / Re: General Australian Visa Enquiries by chookudi(m): 5:50am On Jan 25
yeah same thing happened in my own case. I was able to bring in egusi and ogbonno because they were well dried, ground and put in a transparent cellophane bag and well labelled. I even included the scientific names for both of them and the official at the Australian immigration centre was thoroughly impressed grin grin. However not every bag was checked as some people passed without opening their bags. Also make sure you answer any questions asked (while filling out the declaration form on the plane as well as when checked after landing) as truthfully as possible. Safe journey y"all

P.S- Is anyone heading to Sydney?

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Travel / Re: Renewal Of Nigeria Passport , UK by worry359(m): 10:34am On Jan 24
You can return home (to Nigeria) with the expired passport
BUT!!!
You would need an emergency travel document to pass customs and board the plane in the UK.
So probably just as easy to get passport.
Travel / Re: Extremely Urgent Visa Advice!!!! by swtchicgurl: 5:35am On Jan 24
lalavita:


Based on the info presented, yes she can TRY to apply for an extension. Nothing is impossible and there is a possibility that she may receive it. However under NO circumstances should she stay beyond 30 days in France except she receives approval from French authorities before the 30 days runs out.
For example, if it is day 28 and approval has not been received, she should head on the next plane back to Nigeria or wherever she is based.

The 3 month validity is unrelated to the length of stay (30 days). She should not let that encourage her to stay.

If I were in her shoes, I would go back home immediately, sort things out in Nigeria and fly back when the seminar is starting. The ticket cost outweighs the threat of a French ban.

Ok, that is well noted. Thank you for sharing.
Travel / Re: Extremely Urgent Visa Advice!!!! by lalavita: 3:36am On Jan 24
swtchicgurl:


Ok, we'll try this immediately and let you know. Many thanks.

Based on the info presented, yes she can TRY to apply for an extension. Nothing is impossible and there is a possibility that she may receive it. However under NO circumstances should she stay beyond 30 days in France except she receives approval from French authorities before the 30 days runs out.
For example, if it is day 28 and approval has not been received, she should head on the next plane back to Nigeria or wherever she is based.

The 3 month validity is unrelated to the length of stay (30 days). She should not let that encourage her to stay.

If I were in her shoes, I would go back home immediately, sort things out in Nigeria and fly back when the seminar is starting. The ticket cost outweighs the threat of a French ban.

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Travel / Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by presidentpikin: 8:36pm On Jan 23
maternal:


So you want to go from naija to Canada just to write a one day exam ? After buying the plane ticket and hotel room for a 1 day exam then you'll return to naija and be a professional security officer ?
LOL.....No be so I am intending staying after the exam and I had an offer from Canadian security company infact I had been interviewed but there is no way for me to work without the security licence the reason am applying for TRV.More info is highly welcome.
Travel / Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by aceblaizer: 8:22pm On Jan 23
maternal:


So you want to go from naija to Canada just to write a one day exam ? After buying the plane ticket and hotel room for a 1 day exam then you'll return to naija and be a professional security officer ?
e tire me too.Nigerians and day dream attitude
Travel / Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by maternal: 8:15pm On Jan 23
presidentpikin:
Yes I am coming to Canada to write my proctor security exam which must be write in person after I had paid and through with the online course and invitation for me to write the exam,thereafter three offers are waiting for me already ....please help before applying ..... And I want to really push this thread forward because no be every body will like to go to schools in Canada.

So you want to go from naija to Canada just to write a one day exam ? After buying the plane ticket and hotel room for a 1 day exam then you'll return to naija and be a professional security officer ?
Travel / Re: The Crystal Service immigration Scam by Flytefalls(f): 6:26pm On Jan 23
justwise:


grin grin grin it was dramatic then...page 22 made my year because looking at them waiting for plane in national stadium is classic

I feel bad for laughing but it all was ridiculously hilarious! The aso ebi OMG!! You tried! grin grin

I petition that this post be added into the curriculum and respected as an educational resource! Let's put an end all asymptomatic scams, and equip the people with skills to effectively LOOK CLOSER!

But still, this thread tho hehe grin
Travel / Re: The Crystal Service immigration Scam by justwise(m): 11:40pm On Jan 22
Flytefalls:

Bruv! Bravo! *applause*

You're a hero! You tried to warn them haha. Reading this thread from the start to about page 22 was tense! Intense!!!!! Until legend becomes myth, lest we never forget! grin

grin grin grin it was dramatic then...page 22 made my year because looking at them waiting for plane in national stadium is classic

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 6 by seangy4konji: 9:04am On Jan 22
Big Francis. Thanks for your words.no be today I don deh go oyinbo land live there and not just live there?live there like king any time I enter dat tin aero plane,me deh go there large and wine and dine but I never go America and I never give am thought till I just want to change direction ,I remembered I have a bsc and NYsc certificate and looked up some threads and seems here is good work goong on in the threads.weighed country and now determined it's us because I posted it before,seeing guys going for it here ginger me and plannig it. If I no collect anybody wife oo weh him curse me,I go even beg anybody I I offend so I can live in peace.i go pay for my tuition in cash.amd there will be extra to still live like a prince while I tell my people there are bills to pay and then status will update to king again.my family there in Maryland/while 2 blood bro are in Ny that if I complain of broke for even Europe or Middle East. Nothing less that 5kusd. Gbaa binu. If I ask for secret of fishing,they tell me u v to be In USA beside us to know sup so bro?as long as there is God and our heart is clean,na oyinbo go still prepare food for this legelege boy oo. God bless America.

Ps. I also think If you are very prudent,consistent,disciplined and move with the right people,you won't have a problem surviving.
bigfrancis21:


Obodo oyibo no be beans o. Forget all the fine fine roads and houses you dey see for film. Stress dey for here. By the time stress and work knack you busy 18 hours a day, 7 days a week, you no go even remember say the place fine again. angry Naija even make sense sef if you get money. cheesy

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Travel / Re: Nigerian Arrested For Registering British Couple As Baby’s Parents (Pictured) by fr3do(m): 7:07am On Jan 22
free2ryhme:
Look at how a responsible govt uses technology to detect a fraud. The Nigerians involved are a product of bad governance back home. If you interview them now, they will tell you how they spent 7 years in university for a 4 year course, not getting a job after graduation, how their parents were not paid pension after 35 years of serving fatherland, how the landlord throw out their belongings due to inability to pay rents and so many odd stories, If the country is well organized, they won't run to a foreign country to be a slave. Most Nigerians abroad are facing hard life due to no fault of theirs. I pity these guys. After serving a jail term they will be deported back to Nigeria in a cargo plane. what a pity.


Nonsense, Nigeria being bad doesn't warrant them to commit crime.
I hope they don't serve jail time, because a uk native won't for such a small crime.
Travel / Re: Nigerian Arrested For Registering British Couple As Baby’s Parents (Pictured) by otokx(m): 7:06am On Jan 22
free2ryhme:
Look at how a responsible govt uses technology to detect a fraud. The Nigerians involved are a product of bad governance back home. If you interview them now, they will tell you how they spent 7 years in university for a 4 year course, not getting a job after graduation, how their parents were not paid pension after 35 years of serving fatherland, how the landlord throw out their belongings due to inability to pay rents and so many odd stories, If the country is well organized, they won't run to a foreign country to be a slave. Most Nigerians abroad are facing hard life due to no fault of theirs. I pity these guys. After serving a jail term they will be deported back to Nigeria in a cargo plane. what a pity.

Nigeria is not as bad as some of you paint it.
Travel / Re: Usa Visit Visa by chloe7(f): 7:02am On Jan 22
LadyGuinivere:
Please o! Justwise, TzeTzefly, Chloe et al! Did U guys enter plane and travel together to U.S. Where are you guys na?!
we quick travel go Paris, I no wan answer sake of say most of this questions have been answered in the past, it won't be a bad idea for them to go back to the middle pages and read, nobody wants to research again, I researched the internet so I could know what class of visa to apply for and the rest, I still dey with justwise, tzetzefly for Paris on vacation grin tongue wink
Travel / Re: Usa Visit Visa by LadyGuinivere: 5:33am On Jan 22
Please o! Justwise, TzeTzefly, Chloe et al! Did U guys enter plane and travel together to U.S. Where are you guys na?!
Travel / Re: Nigerian Arrested For Registering British Couple As Baby’s Parents (Pictured) by free2ryhme: 10:54pm On Jan 21
Look at how a responsible govt uses technology to detect a fraud. The Nigerians involved are a product of bad governance back home. If you interview them now, they will tell you how they spent 7 years in university for a 4 year course, not getting a job after graduation, how their parents were not paid pension after 35 years of serving fatherland, how the landlord throw out their belongings due to inability to pay rents and so many odd stories, If the country is well organized, they won't run to a foreign country to be a slave. Most Nigerians abroad are facing hard life due to no fault of theirs. I pity these guys. After serving a jail term they will be deported back to Nigeria in a cargo plane. what a pity.

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Travel / Re: Help Needed Please by aceblaizer: 1:45pm On Jan 20
udysweet:
Hello people.
My 1st time here. I read a thread on a guy who wanted help on boarding a local flight for the 1st time. I've tried searching for the thread but hvnt been successful. I really need to go throug the comments again as I need to equip myself with some of the information as they might come in very handy for me pretty soon(I no talk say I never enter plane before o,lol)
Please I'll be grateful if anyone can assist me,mbok
God bless
you are saying in essence you want someone to card it for you?
Travel / Help Needed Please by udysweet(f): 12:42pm On Jan 20
Hello people.
My 1st time here. I read a thread on a guy who wanted help on boarding a local flight for the 1st time. I've tried searching for the thread but hvnt been successful. I really need to go throug the comments again as I need to equip myself with some of the information as they might come in very handy for me pretty soon(I no talk say I never enter plane before o,lol)
Please I'll be grateful if anyone can assist me,mbok
God bless
Travel / Re: The Bad State Of Murtala Muhammed International Airport by stunna2(m): 5:03am On Jan 20
I was there again last August and was not impressed much with the Renovations!
I had to wait and wait for some kind of electric vehicle to take us the short ride to where the Buses take you to the where you can get a ride to the city and when I complained, someone interjected that that there were lots of them and when I asked like how many...he boasted "12"!!

I then fainted!!

The main Airport of a Nation of 170 million people had 12 electric Go karts (that takes less than 5persons per trip!) to ferry plane loads of people out of the airport and the only other choice is allow the Thugs - looking and acting like hungry sharks - to 'help take' your luggages to the buses?!

Nigeria is not a very serious Nation and its people basically do not know or understand how the rest of the world is or actually work...
It is an attempt to help escape the utter Chaos that propels the out-going President to buy more and more Presidential Jets to help him get out of the country as often as he can find excuses to do so.

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Travel / Re: The Bad State Of Murtala Muhammed International Airport by iamord(m): 4:13pm On Jan 19
Flytefalls:
That toilet lipsrsealed
I. Prefer to open my window in the plane.. And shgrin;Dt from there.. All in Cloud 9.. Than to use such a toilet.. grin . But to be Honest.. Kotoka is Not any better either. It might have cleaner facilities but it suffers from poor planning and congestion .
Travel / Re: The Bad State Of Murtala Muhammed International Airport by anonimi: 2:33pm On Jan 19
ochiaha1:


Lagos Earmarks N102 Bn To Build Lekki Int’l Airport


Well, Lagos is doing good by building another Airport as an alternative to MMA2; I hope it enhances competition and brings out the best, in terms of efficient service, from the managers of the two Airports.

A friend of mine is arguing, however, that it is the up-town folks in lekki who are agitating for the new Airport and the state Government is just obliging them to massage their massive egos and create further distinction between
the uppper class folks of Lekki Peninsula and the other folks who live on the Lagos Mainland.

The truthfullness of the statement above may be difficult to verify, but I do know a Lekki Resident who told me that he had not been to the Lagos Mainland for over 10 years, he only passes through there when he is on his way to board  a plane at MM1 or MM2 !!! I have no reason to doubt the man in question, because other friends have also complained about friends they had before, but who now reside in Lekki and its environs, who are now refusing to pick their calls or honour their invitations to events simply because they reside in the mainland or the events are slated for the Lagos Mainland  angry

If the above assertions are true, then the Lagos state government should concentrate on building people-oriented projects like the fourth mainland bridge. cool

Has Dele Momodu seen the Lekki International airport promised but NOT delivered as usual by the Association of Pretending Crooks, APC cabal.
The above post was in May 2011 i.e. four years ago with N102 billion down the drain
i.e almost $1 billion shocked
This CABAL has been ruining Lagos state for the past 16 years with multi-trillion cumulative budget[/b] of which there is little or no trace of what the humongous amount achieved for the benefit of Lagosians.

Soon the Thief'nuibu CABAL wil tell us it was bad business just like the Sunborn yacht of N8 billion.
Yes oh our N8 billion don turn bad business just like that.







Lagos N8bn Sunborn Yacht deal, bad business — APC


More from: http://www.punchng.com/news/lagos-n8bn-sunborn-yacht-deal-bad-business-apc/







We are tired of being Thief'nuibu SLAVES!
We refuse to be sold on their PROPAGANDA anymore!!
Enough is Enough!!!!

#Liberate-Lagos
Kai Buhari!!!

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Travel / Re: The Bad State Of Murtala Muhammed International Airport by lalasticlala(m): 11:04am On Jan 19
*Sorry, just an advice to passengers, do everything on the plane before you land at this odoriferous airport in Lagos!

*Mr President, the critics are your best friends; Sir this is our flagship airport in Lagos as at last night!

*Mr President, all the lifts in the MMIA are dead or comatose, I should be quoted Sir… An airport of pain…

*This man, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, had to raise up his trousers to avoid the stinking pool on this toilet floor at MMIA… Sad!

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Travel / Re: Plane Crashes, Drama And Near-misses by tdayof(m): 9:10am On Jan 19
goofyone:
One time I was on a DHC Dash-8, a turboprop, to some location like that. The plane was full and as we took off I don't think anyone expected any drama. It's a routine flight after all.
Suddenly we started seeing smoke from engine no 1. Damn! The fan was slowing down and from all indications the engine was out. And this plane had taken off and was leveling. See wahala!
Only we on the left saw it. Those on the right saw nothing. We called the attention of the flight attendant to it and she took a peek from a nearby window before hurrying away. I think the pilots must have seen it too, cos shortly an announcement came over the radio and they said they'd be turning back to the airport.
See drama in the airplane. Turning wetin this is where you'll know even oyinbo people dey fear like craze. Some however tried to keep calm. I guess those are the ones who gave always expected to die in a place crash grin
Anyways, i love airplanes and have seen a lot of airplane dramas in documentaries. I knew quite well the plane could fly on one engine, but even that knowledge wasn't exactly comforting at this trying time. The pilot managed the situation well, turned the aircraft (you'd hardly notice) and proceeded back to the airport.

We made a safe landing, switched planes and went back in air again. So much for a near miss.

Sometimes, i think. If the two engines had failed, that plane would have turned a glider that may have very well crashed into the dense neighborhood below and we'll all be history.

Anyways, who wants to talk plane dramas. Anyone had similar or worse experiences?
what of air crash confidential?
Travel / Re: Plane Crashes, Drama And Near-misses by LordReed(m): 11:28pm On Jan 18
goofyone:
Near miss at Barcelona airport

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XpZYIcTwTOA

Reminds me of the on-ground collision at one of the canary islands between a Pan Am plane and a KLM. Not good at all.

You can watch documentary here: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MiV9ZH7QiLA

I saw the documentary on DSTV it was a harrowing experience for the survivors.
Travel / Re: Plane Crashes, Drama And Near-misses by tdayof(m): 6:14pm On Jan 18
goofyone:
Near miss at Barcelona airport

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XpZYIcTwTOA

Reminds me of the on-ground collision at one of the canary islands between a Pan Am plane and a KLM. Not good at all.

You can watch documentary here: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MiV9ZH7QiLA
you also a fan of air miss right? What about air crash investigations
Travel / Re: Plane Crashes, Drama And Near-misses by goofyone(m): 5:48pm On Jan 18
Near miss at Barcelona airport

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XpZYIcTwTOA

Reminds me of the on-ground collision at one of the canary islands between a Pan Am plane and a KLM. Not good at all.

You can watch documentary here: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MiV9ZH7QiLA
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