UAE orders international airlines from boarding Nigerian passengers to Dubai

December 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

The diplomatic crisis between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) got worse Monday as the latter stopped foreign airlines from airlifting Nigerians to Dubai. Different sources said that Ethiopian Airlines, Turkish Air and other international airlines going to Dubai from their bases refused to board Nigerians whose final destination is the UAE.The said the airlines stated that they have Read More

The ban by UK and Canada

December 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

The United Kingdom and Canada have incurred the wrath of the Nigerian government and the people, as indeed they should – and unwisely invited themselves to put their heads in the hornets’ nest. They have banned us from entering their countries because of the new Covid-19 export from South Africa with the rather IT-induced name, Omicron. The howl of official Read More

Omicron: Saudi Arabia bans Nigerian fligts

December 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Saudi Arabia government Wednesday joined the growing list of countries that banned Nigerians and flights originating from the country from their countries over the spread of the deadly new coronavirus variant, Omicron. The Kingdom’s aviation regulatory body, General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), in a circular with subject: ‘Suspension of Flight Coming from and to the Federal Republic of Read More

COVID-19: Senate condemns travel ban slammed on Nigerians by UK

December 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Senate Tuesday condemned in strong terms, the travel ban slammed on Nigerians by the United Kingdom ( UK) on alleged COVID-19 threat . The ban, according to the upper legislative chamber, is discriminatory and an assault on diplomatic relations between Nigeria and UK. It consequently called on the British authorities to consider removing Nigeria from the red list and Read More

Reps furious over UK travel ban

December 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

There was anger on floor of the House of Representatives Tuesday, when lawmakers took turns to condemn the suspension of visiting visas to travellers from Nigeria to the United Kingdom due to reported emergence of a new COVID-19 variant; Omicron. Minority Leader of the House, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, had in a motion on the matter, demanded urgent intervention of the Read More

Omnicron: APRA condemns travel ban on Nigeria

December 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

The African Public Relations Association (APRA) Tuesday condemned the travel ban placed on Nigeria and other African countries over the latest variant of COVID-19, Omnicron. APRA made the condemnation in a statement jointly signed by Yomi Badejo-Okusanya, Robyn D’ Villiers, and Jane Gitau, the association’s president, vice president and secretary general, respectively. APRA said the current discriminatory travel ban against Read More

Omicron: FG responsible for UK, Canada travel restrictions – Prof. Tomori

December 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

Oyewale Tomori, a professor of virology and educational administrator said Monday that the federal government should be blamed for the travel restrictions imposed on Nigerians by the governments of United Kingdom and Canada over cases of Omicron variant of COVID-19. Speaking at a National COVID-19 Summit with a theme “Pushing Through the Last Mile to End the Pandemic and Build Read More

COVID-19 Omicron: Africa fumes as EU, U.S., others impose travel bans

November 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

Prominent Africans including the co-chairman of the African Union’s Vaccine Delivery Alliance and the president of the African Development Bank, Ayoade Alakija and Akinwumi Adesina respectively, have condemned what they termed the developed nations’ rush to ban African nations over the discovery of a new coronavirus variant in South Africa- named Omicron. It is classified as a SARS-CoV-2 Variant of Read More