The diplomatic crisis between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has taken a new dimension.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reportedly barred other airlines from conveying Nigerian travellers to the country.
According to reports, Ethiopian Airlines, Turkish Air and other international airlines going to Dubai from their bases refused to board Nigerians whose final destination is the UAE.
The airlines it was gathered insisted that they have been directed not to airlift Nigerian passport holders to Dubai.
This is coming hours after the restrictions imposed on Emirates by the Nigerian government took effect.
The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) had withdrawn the winter schedule earlier approved for Emirates to operate 21 weekly flights to Nigeria.
There has been no official announcement from the UAE government on the latest development.
More details later…