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Forget Naira Marley, These Prominent Nigerians Allegedly Traveled Abroad Despite Covid-19 Lockdown

OfficialReporter 06/24/2020

Forget Naira Marley, These Prominent Nigerians Allegedly Traveled Abroad Despite Covid-19 Lockdown.

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Sahara Reporters has published names of prominent Nigerians who traveled abroad despite restriction order imposed President Muhammad Buhari to curb the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria.


Many Nigerians had earlier crucified popular hip hop artist, Afeez Fashola aka Naira Marley, after the singer sneaked into Abuja from Lagos about a week ago, however, there are many influential politicians and businessman also contravened the Quarantine Act signed by President Muhammad Buhari.

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President Muhammad Buhari imposed a travel ban by closing down all International Airports in the country in March.


Sahara Reporters who closely monitored the travel restriction reported that there has been an illegal movement of private jets in and out of the country by prominent Nigerians.


For instance, a private jet with the registration number VP-CBT, owned by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu transported his son, Seyi, from Lagos to Stansted Airport in the United Kingdom on June 7, 2020.

The jet was piloted to the UK by Captain Giannetakis Michail.

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Sahara Reporters also reported that another private jet with the registration number VP-CFO flew Folarin and Rotimi, sons of oil magnate and richest black women, Folorunsho Alakija, from Lagos to Luton Airport in London, on May 22, 2020.

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Also, six family members of Late Chief of General Staff, Vice Admiral Mike Okhai Akhigbe, boarded a private jet from Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos to Stansted Airport in London on May 8th, 2020.

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On May 16th, 2020, the Vice President of MTN in Central and West Africa, Karl Olutokun Toriola, and five others flew a private jet from Spain to Nigeria.

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Sahara Reporters' findings also revealed that Nigerian billionaire, Hakeem Belo Osagie, spent ₦38.7 million to fly his daughter, Belo Osagie Yasmin, from London to Lagos on May 8, 2020.

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The Governor of Central Bank, Godwin Emefiele, spent ₦3.8 million to fly his family members in a private jet owned by Alhaji Aliko Dangote to London on Monday.


Despite the ban on International flights imposed by many countries to control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the United Kingdom's authority is one of the few countries that keep their border open during this period.


The British authorities also confirmed that private jets from Nigeria were among 545 others that flew into the country during this period.


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Top Comments
OlaitanWilliams · 06/25/2020
they must ALL face the consequences,honestly,this country is just a failed one.what is the yardstick of measuring governance when the so called bigwigs are flagrantly doing things with impunity.
GUEST_n4kBEAvgk · 06/26/2020
God Punishment is coming on all of them
TosinIpinlaye · 06/25/2020
I said it The first day they sealed up the place were Naira Marley perform concert.... Sanwo olu him self violated the law for the installation of Oniru and was crowded that same week they keep shouting about Naira Marley performance in Abuja, please let's assume were only governing under leaders who never Cares for the poor nor citizens..... let's wait and see what will happen to them at the end.... Thunder strike them all at the FG office 👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹💪and the Aviation minister will be acting as if he knows nothing about this people movement...
Isoright · 06/25/2020
This country 🇳🇬 is totally a mess😭😭😭😭😭

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