21 January 2013

Nigeria: Geneva Trip - Technical, Logistical Hitches Delay President's Advance Team

A fourteen man advance party of diplomatic aides, security men and journalists scheduled to be in Geneva ahead of President Goodluck Jonathan's Tuesday visit are still in Cairo, Egypt as a result of technical and logistic hitches in their travel itinerary.

The team, booked on Egypt Air from Abuja through Cairo to Geneva on Saturday, had flown for more than 1800 kilometers after departing Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, before the pilot of the aircraft announced that the plane was returning to Abuja.

The following day, Sunday, the team again headed for Cairo expecting to transit to Geneva on Monday. This was not to be as the airline management in the Egyptian capital said it does not have a connecting flight to the Swiss city on Monday.

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