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    NURTW: We may increase fares over interstate travel COVID-19 guidelines

NURTW: We may increase fares over interstate travel COVID-19 guidelines

The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) says it may increase fares over new guidelines issued by the federal government on interstate travel. On Monday, the federal government lifted the ban on interstate travel starting from July 1, but mandated temperature checks for every passenger and crowd control at motor parks. Vehicles are also required to carry only fifty percent [...]

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    COVID-19: Nigerians excluded from list of eligible travellers to Europe after border reopening

COVID-19: Nigerians excluded from list of eligible travellers to Europe after border reopening

The European Union Commission has excluded Nigeria from the list of countries whose nationals will be allowed in the region when the borders are open from July 1. The European countries had shut their borders when the COVID-19 pandemic spread into the region. With the easing of lockdown restrictions, the EU had released a draft list of 54 countries that will be [...]

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    Travel ban: Can Nigeria legally refuse entry to its citizens from COVID19 high-risk countries?

Travel ban: Can Nigeria legally refuse entry to its citizens from COVID19 high-risk countries?

BY OYIN' KOMOLAFE On March 18, 2020, the Nigerian government finally heeded the calls of several concerned Nigerians and placed a ban on travels from thirteen “high risk” countries which had recorded more than 1000 cases of the coronavirus pandemic. Those countries include, inter alia: China, Italy, Iran, Germany, and the United Kingdom. But, Nigeria was not the first country to [...]

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    South Africa imposes travel ban on US, UK nationals — and cancels visas

South Africa imposes travel ban on US, UK nationals — and cancels visas

The South African government has imposed a travel ban on nationals of the US and UK over the coronavirus pandemic.  The ban also extends to Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Germany and China -- countries the South African government listed as "high-risk".  The country has also cancelled visas previously issued to nationals of the "high risk" areas. Cyril Ramaphosa, South African president, in [...]

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    Trump takes coronavirus test, extends travel ban to UK

Trump takes coronavirus test, extends travel ban to UK

The US has extended its travel ban to the United Kingdom in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus. President Donald Trump, who has taken test for coronavirus after his doctor said there was no need to, had initially exempted the UK from the ban he imposed on European countries. But Mike Pence, US vice-president, announced the new development on Saturday, [...]

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    FG: We are not considering travel ban over coronavirus

FG: We are not considering travel ban over coronavirus

Osagie Ehanire, minister for health, says Nigeria has no immediate plans to impose travel restrictions on any country over coronavirus. The World Health Organisation (WHO) had declared coronavirus outbreak a pandemic and urged all countries to activate and scale up their emergency response mechanisms to prevent the spread of the virus. Countries like China, Saudi Arabia, Italy, the United States, Isreal, India, [...]

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    Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia suspends travel from 50 countries

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia suspends travel from 50 countries

The Saudi Arabian government has announced the suspension of travel from 50 countries in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The country's ministry of interior disclosed this in a statement on Thursday -- after the number of coronavirus cases in the country jumped to 45. The travel restriction list includes nine countries from the Middle East and North African region, [...]

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    Trump speaks on travel ban ‘targeting Nigeria’

Trump speaks on travel ban ‘targeting Nigeria’

US President Donald Trump says his administration is adding more countries -- which Nigeria is said to be among -- to its travel ban list to keep America safe. Speaking at a news conference at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on Wednesday, Trump said the expansion which will be announced “very shortly” follows happenings around the world. The US president was [...]

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    Report: US visa process to get more difficult as Trump adds Nigeria to travel ban list

Report: US visa process to get more difficult as Trump adds Nigeria to travel ban list

Donald Trump, president of the United States of America, may sign an executive order expanding visa restrictions to seven countries including Nigeria. The affected countries may be Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Trump administration might not place full visa bans on these countries as the restriction may be limited to certain types [...]

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    UK envoy: Enforcing executive order on travel ban ‘very important’ in anti-graft war

UK envoy: Enforcing executive order on travel ban ‘very important’ in anti-graft war

Paul Arkwright, UK high commissioner to Nigeria, says the implementation of the executive order six is very important in the federal government's fight against corruption. On July 5, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the executive order to restrain owners of assets under probe from carrying out further transactions on such assets. The president said the measure is to stop the suspected corrupt persons [...]

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    Fani-Kayode on travel ban: I have nowhere to go… my passport seized since 2008

Fani-Kayode on travel ban: I have nowhere to go… my passport seized since 2008

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, says he is unperturbed about his inclusion in the purported list of Nigerians who have been restricted from travelling abroad. The presidency on Saturday announced that 50 high profile Nigerians accused of corruption have been banned from leaving the country. Reacting, Fani-Kayode said he has not been able to travel out of the country since [...]

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Falana says travel ban will expose FG to ridicule, calls for its withdrawal

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the travel ban placed on 50 high-profile Nigerians by President Muhammadu Buhari should be withdrawn "without any delay". In a statement on Sunday, Falana said the directive which is backed by an executive order signed by the president is an "ingenious design to expose the Buhari administration to ridicule". He said the executive arm of government is [...]

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    Atiku: FG’s travel ban a throwback to Buhari’s ‘evil decree’ of 1984

Atiku: FG’s travel ban a throwback to Buhari’s ‘evil decree’ of 1984

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has condemned the travel ban placed on 50 prominent Nigerians by President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement issued on his behalf by his campaign organisation, Abubakar said the ban is a throwback to the notorious "evil decree two" of 1984 enacted by the military government under Buhari. He said the ban is [...]

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    Another goof?  Dead judge ‘among’ Nigerians banned from travelling abroad

Another goof? Dead judge ‘among’ Nigerians banned from travelling abroad

The federal government has included a dead person on its list of Nigerians banned from travelling abroad, according to the unconfirmed list published by The Nation. On Saturday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, announced that at least 50 Nigerians being probed for alleged corruption have been banned from leaving the country. He had said the action was to the effect of the executive order [...]

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    Gbenga Daniel, Orji Kalu… high profile Nigerians ‘affected’ by FG’s travel ban

Gbenga Daniel, Orji Kalu… high profile Nigerians ‘affected’ by FG’s travel ban

The travel ban placed on some prominent Nigerians by President Muhammadu Buhari affected mostly chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), according to The Nation. They include 13 former governors, a former acting governor and seven ex-ministers who served under the previous administration. Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, had announced that at least 50 Nigerians being probed for alleged corruption have been placed [...]

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    SERAP to FG: Your travel ban will sabotage war against corruption

SERAP to FG: Your travel ban will sabotage war against corruption

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari's order banning 50 prominent Nigerians suspected of corruption from travelling abroad.  SERAP described the order as arbitrary, repressive and illegal.  The president had through Garba Shehu, his spokesman, announced the ban which would place the affected individuals on a watch list, pending the determination of their cases. The group said the federal [...]

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