Nigeria to shut Lagos, Abuja international airports from Monday
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) bans all international flights from Lagos and Abuja due to COVID-19 Pandemic from 23rd March to 23rd April
The closure of the Lagos Murtala international airport (LOS) and Nnamdi Azikwe Airport Abuja (ABV) is only to international flights and will be effective from Monday 23rd of March until 23rd of April 2020.
Here is the letter issued by the NCAA
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Nigeria has finally decided to join the bandwagon (some might say, a little too late) and restrict entry into the country for travelers from 13 countries (China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, the United States, Norway, UK, Netherlands and Switzerland).
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
Travelers from these countries may not be allowed entry into Nigeria. The countries mentioned are those with more than 1,000 cases of Coronavirus.
WHEN WILL THE RESTRICTION TAKE PLACE?
The restriction will take effect starting on March 20 and will be in place until further notice.
WILL AIRLINES STILL BE ALLOWED TO LAND IN NIGERIA?
A few of my followers mentioned that they are stuck in Switzerland as their flight to Lagos have now been cancelled. Rwandair will temporarily stop all flights for 30 days starting from the 21st of March to 20th of April 2020. Cape Verde Airlines suspended all travel for 30 days from the 18th of March.
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Is Oasis Lounge The BEST AIRPORT LOUNGE in Murtala Muhammed Airport, LAGOS NIGERIA. Need a lounge to relax at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria? This could be the one…or NOT? I share pricing, features and more. Let me know what you think about this lounge and this review. Hope you enjoy it and give the video a thumbs up.
A Federal High Court in Lagos, Nigeria on Monday has ordered the seizure of an aircraft belonging to Emirates Airline over an N8M judgment
The order followed a motion filed by Charles Mekwunye seeking the enforcement of a Supreme Court judgment in a suit between Promise Mekwunye and the airline.
Based on my google search, Mekwunye, who was then a student of North Texas University, Denton, Texas, United States, had in 2008 dragged the airline to court for refusal of her two-way flight ticket from Dallas to Nigeria and back for no reason and for also refusing to fully refund the cost of the American Airline ticket she bought for her return trip to Nigeria.
She claimed that the airline offered no reason for its action, leaving her stranded for days at the airport until she was able to secure a more expensive flight ticket on a longer route to Lagos.
She asked the airline to pay costs and damages but this has turned into a long extended battle which seems to have come to an interesting point.
Will Emirates cancel its flights and suspend flying to Nigeria over ~$22,500? I know Emirates has been growing its market share in Nigeria (and its Lagos to Dubai route is one they have been investing in significantly over the years) and they wouldn’t necessarily want to rock the boat? Will Nigeria actually seize an Emirates plane?????
Or will Emirates appeal this decision based on principle….
WHAT DO YOU THINK WILL HAPPEN NEXT? LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW
This is by far not a great sample to draw a conclusion from but the varying response shows that there isn’t a clear winner. But it is interesting that Azman Air (which features here) does not feature in the feedback for the worst airlines in Nigeria.
Perhaps Azman Air is rising as a favorite in NIGERIA?
What are your thoughts on their feedback? Is there any particular response you would agree with? If so, leave and comment and tell us why.
“The worst airline in Nigeria”. This post is not intended to bash any airline but to give a platform for Nigerians (and travelers in Nigeria) to share their negative experiences they have had to face in Nigeria. I also gave them the platform to share their best airline in Nigeria.
I posed a question on my instagram stories (Follow me on instagram here): “NAME one airline in Nigeria you would never recommend or fly again” and this is what the Nigerian public had to say:
Some people decided to slide into my DMs to share stories of their own personal experience and of those close to them in. See below:
Given the wide spread response on different airlines, it could be said that the Nigerian aviation industry isn’t doing much to protect the Nigerian customer. One lady lamented on twitter over how she has been waiting 5 months for a flight refund as below:
So lets talk, what has been your worst experience on a Nigerian Airline? and if there is an airline you wouldn’t recommend to your family and friends, WHO and WHY?
Tarkwa Bay Beach is an “oasis” from the hustle and bustle of life on the Lagos Island. The sheltered beach is located near the Lagos Harbour and only a 20 minute boat ride from Victoria Island. The trip is a perfect “daycation.” It is also home to guest houses so also a perfect getaway if you want to take a honeymoon vacation (if you’re not prepared to deal with the issues that come along with holding a Nigerian Passport). I am actually ashamed to say that it was my first time visiting, after so many years of living in Lagos.
GETTING TO TARKWA BAY
We took a boat from FIKI Marina located at 3/4 Ozumba Mbadiwe Ave, Eti-Osa, Lagos. The boats have an hourly schedule on the weekends (but this may be delayed so expect it). The cost of an adult return trip is N4,000 and for kids is N3,000. They are open from 9am to 6pm. Expect the last boat to leave Tarkwa Bay at 6pm
ARRIVING AT TARKWA BAY
Because the Boats can not dock on the shore of the beach, you will have to step unto a floater which will then be pulled to shore (its a balancing but fun act to get through this). There is an entry fee to the beach (currently at N200)
AT THE BEACH
Be prepared to be approached once you land at Tarkwa Bay Beach. Many will come to you to sell you cabanas and offer to carry your belongings for you. If you don’t want to hire a cabana or chair, feel free to ignore them. But if you plan to rent a cabana or chair, speak to them and negotiate. Fortunately for me, I met friends that were organising an event so I didn’t have to pay for a chair/cabana.
SPENDING TIME AT TARKWA BAY
There are many vendors on the beach (many being children). They are very polite so if you tell them not to intrude, they won’t. I had a great time talking to the kids and even buying beach outfits from them. There are snacks available for sale from coconuts, groundnuts etc. To give you a sense of costs, my coconut was N200. It is interesting to know that many people live in Tarkwa bay and there are schools and churches on ground.
On the beach you can play volleyball (bring your ball of course as only a net is available), ride a horse etc.
TIPS & HACKS FOR TARKWA BAYG
Get to Tarkwa Bay early – aim to leave Fiki Marina early in the morning so you get to enjoy the most of the day
Bring your own food and drinks – we made sure to stock up on water, alchohol, snacks, ice etc so that we had enough food to consume.
Take an ice cooler to keep your ice and drinks cold
Bring cash as beach vendors only take cash
If you want music and a “vibe” bring along your speaker to play your own music and ensure all electricals are fully charged
Bring your swimsuit and towel and a change of clothes. Many people swam in the water but I didn’t for no particular reason.
Have you been to Tarkwa Bay before? If you have, leave a travel tip below. If you haven’t, leave a comment to let me know if my guide was useful. I hope it was.
Kempinski Hotel Accra is one of the most beautiful hotels in Ghana. In my video, I take you through the hotel and walk you through an amazing room tour. The superior room costs about $300 per night. KEMPINKSI HOTEL ACCRA gives complimentary airport rides to all guests.
This was the second leg of my trip to Kenya on Ethiopian Airlines. I review the route from the new improved terminal in Addis Ababa on my way to Nairobi, Kenya. I hope you enjoy this TRAVEL VLOG/airline review.
La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort is a private 60-acre beach resort in Lagos. The beach resort is located in Ibeju lekki, a 2 hour drive from Victoria Island. WATCH my VLOG and leave a comment if you have any questions.