Deported Nigerian scholars sue Qatar Airways


Report unravels that, some young Nigerian scholars have taken Qatar Airways Nigeria Limited before a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja claiming about N2.9bn in damages.

The students, 13 in number, are blaming their deportation from the Republic of the Philippines sometime in November last year on the airline.

But the airline has vehemently opposed their claims, insisting that it could not be held responsible for the alleged irregularities in their papers, which led to their summary detention and eventually deportation to Nigeria.

The deported students who sued are Opoola Kayode, Ogundana Joshua, Oyeniran Eniola, Ajayi Morenikeji, Falope Opeyemi, Ayanwoye Samuel and Agunbiade Oluwamayowa.

Others are Toki John, Obajide Joshua, Bude Adeitan, Adedoyin Damilola, Banjo Olufemi and Akinola Olamilekan.

In their statement of claim, the young scholars, who had just finished their secondary school education in Nigeria, said they decided to seek admission in the Republic of the Philippines because of the problems associated with gaining admission into Nigerian universities.

They claimed that their quest to study abroad was tied to the sundry challenges, such as prevalent industrial actions and lack of educational facilities, bedeviling the Nigerian tertiary education system.


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