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The United Kingdom has announced that fully vaccinated travellers from Nigeria to England will not need to take a pre-departure test, undertake a day 8 test, or self-isolate for 10 days as previously required, with effect from Monday, October 11. This policy, it said, applies to those fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (including Covidshield), Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson. In a statement on Thursday titled, ‘UK changes travel rules for fully vaccinated travellers from Nigeria,’...

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LAGOS —  The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says there is no directive yet banning travellers without proof of vaccination from traveling both local and international flights. Mr. Sam Adurogboye, the General Manager, Public Relations of the authority said this in a statement in Lagos on Thursday. According to him, this is contrary to claims in some local tabloids and social media that the Federal Government through NCAA had given a directive that from Dec....

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ABUJA — President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday will travel to the United Kingdom. This was disclosed in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. The President’s aide explained that his employer would embark on the trip to participate in the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025. After the event, Adesina said that the President would spend few days in the United Kingdom for an earlier...

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The Federal Government has banned travelers from South Africa, Brazil, India, and Turkey by one month due to the rising COVID-19 cases there. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said this in Abuja on Monday at the briefing of the committee. “The four major variants of concern are now classified as Alpha (UK), Beta (SA); Gamma (Brazil) and Delta (India). The Delta variant which...

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ABUJA — Mr. Ikharo Attah, Chairman, Federal Capital Territory FCT Ministerial Committee on City Sanitation, and some security and fire service officers on Sunday monitored the demolition over 349 illegal structures in Lugbe-Across, along with Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The demolition exercise which started at Lugbe-Across, Lugbe Berger, car wash, and Lugbe zone 5 lasted for seven hours. Attah He said the objective of the exercise was to ensure that Abuja, especially along the...

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The United Arab Emirates has lifted its travel ban on Nigeria, India, and South Africa. Passengers are also expected to present a negative PCR test certificate with an OR code from laboratories approved by the Nigerian government, while also undergoing the same test upon arrival at the Dubai airport. According to a message from the Dubai Media Office, passengers from Nigeria are expected to have received a negative result for a PCR test taken within...

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The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 has declared 90 travelers wanted. They wanted travelers included Nigerians and foreigners, who were described as dangers to public health. In a statement by the Chairman of the PSC and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, the Committee maintained that the 90 persons, who were currently at large, had violated the guidelines issued for travelers entering Nigeria from India, Turkey, and Brazil. After...

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NEW DELHI — Amid a sharp spike in COVID-19 infections, Air India said it was cancelling flights to and from the UK for one-week starting, April 24, officials said. “Due to restrictions implemented by British authorities, flights scheduled between April 24, to April 30, April from India stands canceled,“ Air India said. The airline announced that two flights destined to Britain originating from Delhi and Mumbai on Friday too have been cancelled. Britain has placed...

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ABUJA — The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Friday, witnessed increased traffic due to the huge number of passengers travelling to different parts of the country to celebrate Easter. Reports by The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that flights from Abuja to other routes were fully booked before Thursday. Also, booking and check-in counters of many airlines were crowded with travelers rushing to board their flights. Many of the airline officials who spoke with...

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DAMATURU –– The Police Command in Yobe on Thursday said 147 persons died in various road traffic accidents in the state from January 2020 to February. The Command’s Spokesman, ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, said this in a statement in Damaturu. He said, “Available statistics revealed that over 200 cases of motor traffic accidents were recorded by the state Traffic Department from 1st January 2020 to date. “41 were fatal motor accidents in which 147 persons died...

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