MADNESS! Rich Nigerians Now Fly From Lagos To Abuja Via London

Date: 12-07-2012 12:32 pm (8 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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- at 12-07-2012 12:32 PM (8 years ago)
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It started like a social media joke - just last month…but Nigeria’s BUSINESSDAY is reporting the joke as a true story…



Here is the social media joke:

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A dude wants to fly from Abuja to Lagos, but he’s scared of our (Nigeria’s) local flights, so he bought a ticket to London, then from London – Lagos…LOL.





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Worried by safety of local Nigerian airlines, some of the wealthy businessmen in the country are taking the unusual step of flying the 300 miles from Lagos to Abuja via London.

That’s nearly 6,000 flight miles and 12 hours on board a plane, not to mention time spent in London’s airports, to avoid a 300-mile one hour domestic flight, reports Platts newswire.

In June, a domestic Nigerian flight operated by Dana Air crashed, killing 153 people on board and highlighting safety concerns in Nigeria’s rapidly-expanding domestic airline business.

The Lagos-London-Abuja marathon is, of course, a rarity. Most travelers in Nigeria concerned with flying will either not travel or find other land-based modes of transit. Despite the small uptick in demand for Europe-Africa flights, the overall impact on jet demand has been negative.

These concerns over air safety come at a time when civil unrest in Nigeria has been high, with many attacks on high-profile targets. This, too, has taken its toll on demand for flights, both domestically and internationally.

This lack of demand has seen cargoes of jet fuel, which are imported to West Africa to meet local demand, start to amass in floating storage. Inventories are typically held at sea with about 200,000mt on the water at a given time. But the current state of demand, weakened by flying fears, has seen the amount of fuel offshore more than double, traders estimate.

The International Air Transportation Association and the International Civil Aviation Organisation both have pledged support to Nigerian airlines to help them improve their safety records. Until that happens and confidence in local air travel returns, demand is expected to be low, and at least some travellers will be stacking up the frequent flyer miles.


Source: http://www.businessdayonline.com/NG/index.php/news/76-hot-topic/41036--scared-wealthy-passengers-fly-from-lagos-to-abuja-through-london


Posted: at 12-07-2012 12:32 PM (8 years ago) | Hero
- Chigozirim at 12-07-2012 12:46 PM (8 years ago)
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Na them sabi. But remember death is inevitable, nobody knows when, where & how.
Posted: at 12-07-2012 12:46 PM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ime99 at 12-07-2012 12:56 PM (8 years ago)
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Very funny.....they fear for their lives .......abeg life na one
Posted: at 12-07-2012 12:56 PM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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- HOPEA23 at 12-07-2012 01:00 PM (8 years ago)
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They are dumb..so is the London plane  that won't crash abi!

Posted: at 12-07-2012 01:00 PM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Idbabe at 12-07-2012 02:11 PM (8 years ago)
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAHHAH, abeg i no fit dey laf like dat ooo, make i go chop first, wen i return i continue the laf.
Posted: at 12-07-2012 02:11 PM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- onlyGodknows at 12-07-2012 02:37 PM (8 years ago)
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Who spoil thing then?
Posted: at 12-07-2012 02:37 PM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- shaeeb at 12-07-2012 02:49 PM (8 years ago)
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death is inevitable...if they like let them disappear to where they want to............but some day they will be laid six feet beneath the earth
Posted: at 12-07-2012 02:49 PM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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- sophiebaby at 12-07-2012 02:53 PM (8 years ago)
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on my way to london ASAP

Posted: at 12-07-2012 02:53 PM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- aso4life1 at 12-07-2012 03:32 PM (8 years ago)
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HMM! Naimtalkam

Posted: at 12-07-2012 03:32 PM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- moriztuos at 12-07-2012 03:39 PM (8 years ago)
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Heard
Posted: at 12-07-2012 03:39 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- lanudja at 12-07-2012 03:43 PM (8 years ago)
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Whatever
Posted: at 12-07-2012 03:43 PM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- Solidstonez at 12-07-2012 04:08 PM (8 years ago)
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Hhhhhh Nawaho nothing we no go hear

Posted: at 12-07-2012 04:08 PM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- sonjohn994 at 12-07-2012 04:11 PM (8 years ago)
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NA DEM KNOW JOOOOOOO
Posted: at 12-07-2012 04:11 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Sophyrocks at 12-07-2012 04:17 PM (8 years ago)
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Na dem sabi. we wey dey use Road evry nw n den, we still dey live our lyf dey go. abi we don die?

Posted: at 12-07-2012 04:17 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- richi192 at 12-07-2012 04:24 PM (8 years ago)
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 Cheesy Cheesy : London plain go soon crash be dat Boko go soon trace dem

Posted: at 12-07-2012 04:24 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- richi192 at 12-07-2012 04:27 PM (8 years ago)
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Quote from: Sophyrocks on 12-07-2012 04:17 PM
Na dem sabi. we wey dey use Road evry nw n den, we still dey live our lyf dey go. abi we don die?
dear u can say dat agn as long as we have peaceful life we are far richer dan dem. let dem continue to steal our money na ground all of us go go Roll Eyes Grin

Posted: at 12-07-2012 04:27 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- daddison at 12-07-2012 04:30 PM (8 years ago)
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Just Rubbish! and waste of resources. London plane no dey crash?
Posted: at 12-07-2012 04:30 PM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- VANIT at 12-07-2012 04:42 PM (8 years ago)
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As i read this,the igbo wen i dey smoke comont for my mouth.......
Posted: at 12-07-2012 04:42 PM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- FinlandGuy at 12-07-2012 04:50 PM (8 years ago)
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Quote from: aso4life1 on 12-07-2012 03:32 PM
HMM! Naimtalkam
Yes plus Nahimtalklie
Posted: at 12-07-2012 04:50 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kelechi86 at 12-07-2012 04:57 PM (8 years ago)
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gud
Posted: at 12-07-2012 04:57 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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