Air Nigeria Passengers Abandoned In UK-PM News, Lagos

By PM News, Lagos

Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim's airline, Air Nigeria, has allegedly abandoned many Nigerian passengers in the United Kingdom, those abandoned told P.M.NEWS Tuesday.

The abandoned passengers, now struggling to raise air fares in the UK to return home, had purchased return tickets beyond September 10, before Jimoh Ibrahim summarily sacked about 800 workers and grounded his airline Monday.

Mr. Funsho Arogundade, a correspondent with TheNews magazine and P.M.NEWS was among those abandoned. He travelled on August 25, and was booked to return to Nigeria on September 16, but the airline stopped operating flights six days prior.

Arogundade spent N165,000 for a round trip via Air Nigeria, but the airline officials have vanished from the airport and have also stopped taking calls.

He said close to a thousand people might be affected by the sudden decision of Air Nigeria to stop flying.

He also added that many passengers had booked return flight tickets directly from Air Nigeria, and were scheduled to return in weeks or months but had not heard from Air Nigeria since it announced that it would stop flying.

Arogundade said that many Nigerians who approached the Nigerian High Commission in London were told that there was no help for them there, as officials were not aware of the details.

"I was booked to return to Lagos on 16 September but when I heard that Air Nigeria will stop flying from 10 September, I rushed to Gatwick Airport which is far away from Essex where I am now stranded," Arogundade said.

I could not easily locate the Air Nigeria desk when I got to the airport, since they had no office there. When I and other passengers eventually located the Air Nigeria stand, the only person there said he had no information for us and gave us two numbers (02074404800 and 02076286578) to call.

We called the two numbers throughout that day, and it was busy. The following day, one of the numbers went through and it turned out to be one of Air Nigeria's agents in London.

After explaining my situation to the agent who had an Indian accent, he told me that the airline had gone bankrupt, and there was nothing they could do.

He gave me another number (02074488400). Ever since, I had been calling the number but there has been no response.

I did not return to Gatwick until September 7. While there, there was no Air Nigeria official around. While snooping around, I heard that another plane will be arriving the following day (Saturday). After seeing the huge crowd of other Air Nigeria passengers waiting to be airlifted with no concrete assurance that a plane will come, I opted to search for an alternative from my friends.

 Already, the trip from the part of London where I stayed to Gatwick, through train and bus, cost me about £40 each for two different days that I went to the airport.

Thus, I have resigned to fate and looked for an alternative. Already, I had to buy another Arik Air one-way ticket to Lagos for £410. Arogundade said that those who have no money to buy tickets have been abandoned with no option to come back home and no information from Air Nigeria.

 

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class action

What Jimoh has done is very bad and must not go unpunished. All those affected should find a way to join together in a class action to sue him. He is a day light robber. If he dare tries to open up this business again without refunding all the passengers affected he will surely receive what is coming to him. Everybody should stay away from any business associated with his name now and in the future.

Nigeria only faces 21st century developmental challenges

Nigeria is not the only country facing security and economy challenges in the world, even the classified developed countries like America, Russia, Britain among Others are still facing what described as 21st century economic and security global revolutionary challenges.
We should stop raining curses on Our beloved country Nigeria.
What is happening in this country, is also happening in almost all parts of the world, the security and economic threats posed by terrorists and some greedy leaders is almost the same in all t'he countries in the world including the so called the developed countries, especially the countries that has milk and honey resources to share.
All the crucial challenges in Nigeria will reduced to the bearing minimum as poverty and illitratecy is reducing in Nigeria.
If at 42 Nigeria could managed its challenges without external intervention,Nigeria do better than America at 42years.

Jinmaah

Jinmaah!! that is how we call him in the village. When he was coming to town we warned all of you but you wouldn't listen. When Jinmaah is done with all of you, you will be very sorry! I know Jinmaah very well. We were at federal School of Arts and Science Ondo together. Benue hall to be precise. We were once room mates.

Solomon's Wisdom

As Solomon said, Death comes to us all. Even Goodluck his wife and his speculated Girl friend( you may die at 40 like Sani or 120 like Obj but you shall die). I beg Make we just know say record dey for God hand. The amazing thing is they leave this money for their kids and those ones lavish it just as Solomon said (like M.K.O left all his money). LOL. Later.

ATTACK DOG

Our useless Government have not made any statement in respect to this. What a wake and senseless people parading themselves as a Government. Well, its up u my folks to take laws into ur hands. Since the government has failed to live up to expectation.
PAPA DECIEVE PINKIN ALIAS PDP

UNA NOR KNOW SAY NA

UNA NOR KNOW SAY NA UNDERTAKER GET THE AIRLINE, WHY UNA BUY TICKET FROM AM?

IS IT BY FORCE TO GO UK IF UNA NOR FIT BUY TICKET FROM OTHER COMPANIES?

I RECALLED JIMOH PUBLISHED THE NAMES OF INTERVIEWEES SOME YEARS AGO WHICH LED TO THE SACK OF SO MANY OF THEM FROM THEIR JOBS. THAT SAME COMPANY GLOBAL FLEET FUEL STATIONS/OIL IS AS DEAD AS THE COMETARY.

ONE LESSON LEARNT BY YOU GUYS.

AVOID BUSINESSES OF NIGERIAN POLITICIANS OR GOVERNMENT OPERATIVES AND BE OUT OF EMBARRASSMENT

sharing of our national cake

What do you expect, as obasanjo boy, Jimoh Ibrahim, will ask for intervention loan from Federal Government approved by Obasanjo as President. He will withdraw the money through his private company Nicon Investment Ltd, in the name of inter-company transfer. Dollar cash is takn to otta farm. Jimoh is a thief and a conduit piper for ex-presidents in nigeria, that is how thy share our national cake.

milking the Nigeria economy fraudulently

Jimoh Ibrahim did not pay any money to acquire Air Nigeria, Nicon Insurance Plc, Nigeria Re-insurance Plc, from Federal Governmnet and that explain why th greed to siphon money out of thes companies to his private company, this is fraud.

OBJ MY PR MANAGER-SAYS JIMOH IBRAHIM

Jimoh says OBJ is my PR-MANAGER, Obasanjo should allow Jimoh Ibrahim to crash. He should stop using phone calls to cover an intercontinental robber , let Jimoh graduate to inter-heaven robbers,the last bus-stop in robbery profession.

Jimoh Should Be dealt with

it is so annoying how some rich businessmen could be so reckless. They should sue him and let him pay damages through his nose. So far as it he is responsible for such. Such a sad story.
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Jimoh Should Be dealt with.

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re: Air Nigeria

Nigerian Passengers stuck in the UK should complain to
Passenger Complaints Unit
Civil Aviation Authority
CAA House
45-59 Kingsway
London
WC2B 6TE
Tel: +44 20 7453 6888
Fax: +44 20 7240 7071
e-mail:
passengercomplaints@caa.co.uk

Err Nigeria. Richard Branson

Err Nigeria. Richard Branson said it all. Waht do you expect from Jimoh Ibrahim. He has closed Newswatch, now Air Nigeria. What is next?

Thieftain of our party

Pastor Jimoh Ibrahim fraud knows no boundary. As long as this man is still a thieftain of PDP, my brother I beg nothing will happen. This born again man needs money for election

ANOTHER IBORI

Jimoh Ibrahim is just another Ibori waiting in the wings...Watch this space...

Withdraw cfa from jimoh ibrahim

This federal govt should withdraw all award given to jimoh ibrahim, a criminal cannot be addresss as cfa. It will be embassing to hear that jimoh, who holds cfa is arrested

Delete Nigeria from air nigeria

The name air Nigeria is interpreted to mean an airline that belongs to federal government and our national carrier. Federal govt should issue a statement that air Nigeria is not Nigeria official airline and completely disassociates Nigeria govt from this private owned airline. Jimoh ibrahim is destroying our national name. We have arik air, aero contractor etc. Please, president Jonathan, our collective name is at stake. Jimoh ibrahim cannot use Nigeria name to be collecting money from air passengers without flying them to the port of destination. I was embassed as a Nigerian in Cotonou, while boarding arik air. It was being discussed that Nigeria govt using air Nigeria,collected money from passengers all over the world and stopped operations.

Jimoh ibrahim promoted to intercontinental robber

When you start to steal at village level, we call that thief village robber. When you move to steal at local govt level, we call the thief local govt robber. When a person move to steal at the state level, we call that person, state robber. When a man begins to steal at national level, we call that person a national robber. Jimoh ibrahim now does 419 at international level and intercontinental level, nigerians, what do we call such a man, we call him, jimoh ibrahim, the first Nigeria intercontinental robber. Congratulations jimoh for this life award.

This is obtaining money under false pretense

I am told that total value of ticket paid by pasenges is £3million pounds. Jimoh ibrahim is Nigeria greatest Frauduster and should be charged to court for fraud and obtaining money under false pretense. Jimoh ibrahim gsm number is 08033001458, Kinfe Kahssaye the CEO of air Nigeria gsm number is 07064186929. Please, call them to refund your money or report to police in uk and USA. In Nigeria, jimoh says, I am above the law and the inspector general of police is my house boy. He used to sleep in my boys quarter. So do not report him to Nigeria police or efcc becos obasanjo will make a phone call and jimoh will not be arrested or detained.

The fraud called Nigeria

I am a victim of this scam and I am also making arrangement for one way ticket back to Nigeria for me and my family. These people believe there is nothing we can do but I believe we can all come together and file a class action suit against him\air nigeria. We can even go to Nicon house on 21 Worship str. Off Liverpool str to demonstrate, air nigeria office is on the 2nd floor of this building. He has other business interest in the building, Jimoh Ibrahim is even believed to be in London too.

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Assett stripping is what Jimoh is doing!

He targets distressed businesses, buy them not for their ongoing concerns, but for their physical assets, i.e. buildings, properties et al. Keeps them running for a short while to maintain face and crash them so that he can sell off the physical assets of the business for his own gains. Jimoh has perfected it to another step forward as a 419 enterprise by using rolling the purchase monies forward and around from one institution to another, thereby more or less acquiring these businesses at zero costs to himself! The FGN, is simply turning a blind eye to these and providing him with more companies to "buy". In saner climes, Jimoh would be given the Maddoff treatment. He is a rogue and should be treated as such, but does the FGN give a damn? No. Black man, you are on your own!

sad!!!!!!!!!!

JIMOH IBRAHIM, WE ARE TIRED OF HEARING YOUR GORY STORIES EVERY WEEK!REPENT FROM YOUR EVIL WAYS BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE....would you now call the passengers DISLOYAL PASSENGERS!!!...LAST WEEK I WAS SHOCKED TO SEE OVER 800 PROFESSIONALS DEMANDING FOR THEIR WAGES....NOW INNOCENT NIGERIANS ARE NOW SUFFERING.....SAD THERE IS NO JUSTICE IN THIS NATION!! A TAX EVADER WALKING FREE....BECAUSE HE BELONG TO INNER CABAL....GOD IS WATCHING O!!

No! God cannot be silent on

No! God cannot be silent on this. I have every confidence that those behind this shame will get full reward for this sins.It is only in Nigeria that such high handedness goes unpunished. Someone should tell them, they have just eaten sandpaper, and it will not digest until they refund those monies with interest.

Yappy! The wonders of Obj and El Rufai privatization scheme

Yappy! The wonders of Obj and El Rufai privatization vision scheme. Thank you guys, for your hard work of properly, managing our common wealth. Now, are you still wondering why the country is not progressing? Let’s do what we usually do best and call on God for miracles to happen. Pathetic, I would say.

Government should really look

Government should really look into all these Air Nigeria mess.

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Naija

It's Nigerian stupid.Bullshit talks!!!!

GoOD FORBID BAD THING

Don't worry this is just a little bump on your way Jimoh. You kow how we do it. Naija government said, 'Na wa for Naija people oh! Wetin them dey cry for self? Na them papa business? Na only your airline them fit fly? Them no see other airlines? These commentators for sahara with their grammer. They no bellyful and them dey complain. If them get chance them no go chop? Now, if we nominate you for national honor, Sahara and them commentators go dey shout. Shout for wetin? These Naija people with their palaver. They say you no pay your employees since april. Na that be news? Government dey pay their employees? Abeg make them go siddon. Carry on my brotha. If another contract come we go call you first, jare. Some people say you go Harvard. Abi Harvard na small school? Some people ask make we arrest you. Arrest for what? Now they want put everyone in government for jail. God forbid bad thing.'

Thiefs

This is just unfair

Jimoh Should Be dealt with.

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