Tag: Passengers

Passengers of the Niger State Transport Authority have been kidnapped

Eighteen passengers of the Niger State Transport Authority have been kidnapped by bandits in Niger state but multiple reports say the number of abducted persons is more than reported. The attack, which occurred at Yakila village in Rafi Local Government Area of the state, saw the bandits leaving a woman[Read More…]

Nationwide Strike Begins In Nigeria, Airport Gates Shut Against Passengers

Activities at the Benin Airport were grounded on Thursday as both entry and exit gates were locked, with hundreds of intending passengers stranded, arising from nationwide strike called by leadership of organised labour. Organised labour had on Wednesday directed all its affiliates to commence an indefinite warning strike on Thursday to[Read More…]

Two Female Passengers Were Burnt to Death In Lagos

Two female passengers lost their lives in an accident involving a commercial bus in Lagos on Friday. While the two yet-to-be-identified adults were burnt beyond recognition, five others were rescued and taken to the hospital. The spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Kehinde Adebayo, said preliminary investigation[Read More…]

Angry Passengers Shut Arik’s Operations For Failing To Deliver Luggage

Arik Air’s international passengers on Tuesday shut down the carrier’s check-in counter at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos for failing to deliver their luggage days after they arrived from London. A similar incident occurred on Monday. An eyewitness said the counter was taken over by the angry passengers, who[Read More…]

Passengers of Dana Air Were Stranded At Airports Nationwide As Pilots Strike

Some passengers of Dana Air were on Thursday stranded at airports across the country for several hours following a strike embarked upon by the airline’s pilots. The decision of the pilots to disrupt the airline’s flight operations was informed by a dispute they had with the management over welfare issues.[Read More…]

“How Our Helicopter Landed On Water” – Bristow Helicopters

Bristow Helicopters has given details of the accident involving one of its aircraft Wednesday, saying the helicopter actually landed on water. In a statement Wednesday afternoon, the company said the helicopter got involved in water landing in Lagos while returning from an offshore platform. The statement said the nine passengers[Read More…]

Nigerian Passengers Narrowly Escape Death As Aero Aircraft Enroute Kaduna Almost Crashed After Takeoff From Lagos

What could have been a major disaster was averted yesterday evening as over 120 passengers escaped death after an Aero Contractors aircraft which they were travelling with developed technical fault mid-air. Flight 18o was on a journey from Lagos to Kaduna and had on board, the Director, Muslim Rights Concern,[Read More…]

Why Arik Air Is Suspending Flight Operations Leaving Hundreds Of Passengers Stranded

by Zenith Oduah Hundreds of air passengers may be stranded at the various airports across the country as Nigeria major airline, Arik Air, plans to suspend flight operations today, due to the lingering aviation fuel scarcity in the country revealed Managing Director, Arik Air, Mr Chris Ndulue .  Ndulue made[Read More…]

23 Senior Officers Of The Nigeria Customs Service Suspended For Extorting Money From Passengers

by Deji Abiodun Customs Big Hammer Falls on 23 Officers as twenty-three (23) senior officers of the Nigeria Customs service have been sanctioned for various offenses in the first two months of 2015. Wale Adeniyi, Public Relations Officer For: Comptroller General of Customs in a statement issued Tuesday to NewsWireNGR the officers[Read More…]

Nigerian Passengers Stranded At Lagos Airports Over Increased Fare By Operators

Hundreds of intending passengers were on Thursday stranded at the two domestic Lagos airports over hike in, fares by airline operators. The operators capitalised on the Christmas rush to increase their fares.According to the reports gathered, the air ticket for an hour flight currently ranged from N30, 000 to N43, 000,[Read More…]