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BREAKING: Air Peace Granted Landing Permit By South African Authorities

BREAKING: Air Peace Granted Landing Permit By South African Authorities

Breaking News, Politics
South African authorities have granted the Air Peace Flight B777 a landing permit to enable it to evacuate some Nigerians from the country. Over 300 Nigerians were initially expected to return today as part of the government’s efforts to evacuate Nigerians in the wake of xenophobic attacks in South Africa. But according to the airline, they would be taking off later this evening. The initial delay was as a result of the airline not obtaining a landing permit on time. So far, 187 Nigerians have been successfully evacuated and profiled according to their states. he Nigerian Government has also confirmed that none of the returnees are criminals and that issues of compensation for victims will be handled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Meanwhile, the Minister, Geof...
Air Peace on Wednesday commenced the evacuation of at least 84 Nigerians from South Africa

Air Peace on Wednesday commenced the evacuation of at least 84 Nigerians from South Africa

Breaking News, News Feature
The Nigerians had been cleared by the immigration, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to journalists on Wednesday. The ministry said that out of 313 Nigerians confirmed for the first batch for evacuation today, 84 of them had so far been cleared and are expected to arrive Nigeria at 2:00pm local time. It said, “The Air Peace aircraft which was scheduled to take off at 9:00am local time was delayed due to the fact that clearance procedures by immigration are usually very slow. “Out of the 313 confirmed for the first batch for evacuation today, only 84 are cleared so far. “The more the aircraft waits for the passengers, the higher the amount it will pay for parking.” Many of those voluntarily returning to Nigeria following fresh xenophobic attacks in South Africa, arri...