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US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by dre11(m): 6:39pm On Mar 30
Despite the temporary closure of Nigeria international airports, a chartered flight from the United States of America, USA, Monday landed at the Muritala Muhummed International Airport, Lagos with 35 persons aboard. The passengers aboard the flight are Americans working with the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.

The chartered flight is one of the “essential flights” granted permission by the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Aviation, to land during the suspension of all commercial and private jets movements in the country due to the Corona virus pandemic.

“The letter seeking permission to embark on the flight and land at any of the Nigerian major airports was sent to the Ministry of Aviation for approval and communicated in a letter to the various Aviation agencies to ensure seamless facilitation of the flight”, a ministry official said .

After thorough screening of the American passengers by officials of the Port Health services, they departed on an Air Peace airline chartered flight to Calabar their final destination .

Recall last Thursday , a similar essential flight was done by Air France who evacuated 260 Dutch, French and German nationals resident in Nigeria and wanted to leave the country.

The Air France is expected to evacuate more people on the 2nd and 9th of April, 2020. In the coming weeks more of these evacuations are expected with the permission of the Federal Government through the Minister of Aviation as essential flights.

All international flights have been banned from coming to the country and the four major international airports in Lagos Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano closed to flight operations by the federal government.

Domestic airlines have on their own grounded flight operations across the country to help the government combat the spread of the virus. Currently, no flight operations in the country.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/03/a-us-chartered-flight-lands-at-lagos-airport/

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Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by Christianos: 6:40pm On Mar 30
angry

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Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by toluzealous: 6:41pm On Mar 30
Trump flexing muscle , thought no entertaining of flight in the country

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Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by Eriggs: 6:44pm On Mar 30
Safe trip back home to us. grin i dey follow dem commot

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Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by Eriggs: 6:45pm On Mar 30
toluzealous:
Trump flexing muscle , thought no entertaining of flight in the country
This is not about flexing muscles, make una learn dey type with sense. Dem no born any country well to land for Naija without prior notice to the Government, especially at this pandemic period. Only if there is war or the country is called Iran or Iraq. Get your facts right.
And Nigeria is not the first or fifth country America went to evacuate their citizens.

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Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by Amotolongbo(f): 6:57pm On Mar 30
Eriggs:
Safe trip back home to us. grin i dey follow dem commot
go and stow away with them, hiding in the wheel

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Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by Eriggs: 6:59pm On Mar 30
Amotolongbo:
go and stow away with them, hiding in the wheel
i have better option, hiding inside.....

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Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by BlackSpanner: 7:05pm On Mar 30
Hope they will be properly tested, before we begin to hear stories.

Nigeria!!! We still have a long way to go

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Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by chariisGRACE(m): 7:14pm On Mar 30
Even countries that have reported more positive cases and deaths more than what Nigeria has reported so far are evacuating their citizens because:

They fear that the number of people infected with COVIK-1-9 virus is more than what the media is reporting. (They can't trust the Nigerian government).

And

They know that Nigeria's health system is not even enough for her citizens talkmore of foreigners (After all they said Nigeria doesn't have up to 500 ventilators)

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Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by toluzealous: 7:18pm On Mar 30
must you insult before talking
Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by toluzealous: 7:19pm On Mar 30
Eriggs:
This is not about flexing muscles, make una learn dey type with sense. Dem no born any country well to land for Naija without prior notice to the Government, especially at this pandemic period. Only if there is war or the country is called Iran or Iraq. Get your facts right.
And Nigeria is not the first or fifth country America went to evacuate their citizens.
oga park well dnt insult me

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Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by Eriggs: 7:22pm On Mar 30
toluzealous:
oga park well dnt insult me
i just dey correct you with love. sorry

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Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by Faithful007: 7:28pm On Mar 30
Eriggs:
i just dey correct you with love. sorry
its not even an evacuation oga.

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Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by Ijeleigbo(m): 10:03pm On Mar 30
So far none of them is carrying the Chinese virus, they are all welcome!
After all, we are in this mess together because of the imported virus!!

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Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by timocruzcmbb(m): 10:04pm On Mar 30
American citizen bye bye �
Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by JamParkMe: 10:04pm On Mar 30
They've brought more asymptomatic carriers to come and wipe out Nigeria. They should be flown right back to the USA immediately.

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Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by Emu4life(m): 10:04pm On Mar 30
Thought they came to evacuate thier citizens.Btw, just see most of the comments on frontpage does not even correlate with the op's post. Nigerians read! una no go read.

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Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by EdidemOluomo: 10:04pm On Mar 30
na dem
Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by SEGLIZ: 10:04pm On Mar 30
they
Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by lmm4real: 10:04pm On Mar 30
Wait how come no one is asking about the Nigerians in Wuhan China. Yes the same guys we refused to evacuate. undecided

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Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by Fredlongs(m): 10:05pm On Mar 30
There is always an exception in this country
Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by Dshocker(m): 10:05pm On Mar 30
An example of a country that works

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Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by phransix2: 10:05pm On Mar 30
Ok
Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by iammo(m): 10:05pm On Mar 30
undecided



It is highly insulting and condescending that NNPC not only hires foreigners but also from America that Trump bullshits us, even more sad NNPC a company that annually declears hundreds of billion in loss without making any kobo in profit is chatering planes for American staff like cabu cabu

Not only are Nigerian qualified engineers jobless in America driving taxi and flipping burgers, washing plates while Trump and his racist trumpster ridicule them, with a Nigerian student who paid millions of naira denied simple testing or treatment till he died, Nigeria just rented a full plane to fly American expertraites from US the desease capital of the world after Italy, to come to Nigeria and they where transported to Calabar without observing mandatory 14 days self isolation

Good Luck to Calabar people, NNPC just brought corona virus to you for free

.

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Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by spafu(m): 10:05pm On Mar 30
Pk
Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by SharpJoe: 10:05pm On Mar 30
Guys, we need mass testing. This Lockdown is just a trick to allow the virus keep spreading.

We need the elites to put pressure on the government to channel the funds for mass testing, isolating and treating infected ones.

Lockdown means nothing without testing, isolating and treating infected ones.

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Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by Looooooo: 10:06pm On Mar 30
Again

Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by NaijaOlosho(f): 10:06pm On Mar 30
undecided
Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by GIDIBANKZ(m): 10:06pm On Mar 30
I though they Close All Borders.. shocked


God sorry to ask BUT WHY U CHANNEL ME COME NIGERIA

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Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by Joefat: 10:06pm On Mar 30
Hmmm. I think what is happening is more than what we are seeing. Or maybe our government hidden so much for us as a citizens.. Because I winder why they need to evacuate their citizens judging our case to theirs. I think something is fishing and someone is not telling the truth.. God bless our dear country

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Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by thatigboman: 10:06pm On Mar 30
Breaking news on AIT News tonight -US Embassy in Nigeria announced today that they would evacuate their citizens from Nigeria this week.
We are now on our own

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Re: US Chartered Flight Lands At Lagos Airport by HazzanTazzan(m): 10:06pm On Mar 30
Okay they are essentials

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