News - Immigrants

606 Immigrants Rescued Off Libya Coast

1 month ago /
Nation 

A rescue ship has docked in Sicily with 606 migrants picked up in less than two days off the Libyan coast. They are from about 20 countries in Africa and the Middle East. Aid group, save our souls, SOS, on the Mediterranean Sea says they include 241 children and 11 pregnant...

Trump Says He Is Willing To 'Close Government' To Build Mexico Wall

3 months ago /
International News 

Donald Trump says he will close down the US government if necessary to build his wall along the Mexico border. The president told supporters at a "Make America Great Again" rally in Phoenix, Arizona, that the opposition Democrats were being "obstructionist". During the 80-minute speech, he also took aim at the media,...

Okowa Challenges Immigration On Accurate Data Of Expatriates

7 months ago /
Nation 

The Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has challenged the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) to provide accurate data of expatriates to check loss of revenue. The governor made the call when the Comptroller Immigration Services, Delta state Command, Mr. Baba Ali Zakari led officials of the agency to pay him a courtesy...

South African Minister’s Comments On Xenophobic Attacks Reprehensible — FG

9 months ago /
Nation 

The Senior  Special Assistant to the President  on Foreign  Affairs and Diaspora Matters, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has called on the South African Government to educate its citizens on the contributions of Nigeria to the former apartheid enclave. She noted that Nigeria and South Africa had a long-standing diplomatic relationship in which the...

Trump To Direct Federal Resources Toward Building A Border Wall

10 months ago /
International News 

President Donald Trump will take executive action Wednesday directing federal resources toward building a border wall, a White House official confirmed. The move begins a multi-day roll out of immigration actions that's also expected to include moves related to refugees and visas. Trump will make the announcement during a visit to...

Avoid Libya As Penalty For Illegal Migration Is Death - Abike Dabiri

10 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria has advised migrants to avoid Libya where penalty for illegal migration attracts death penalty. The office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora made the appeal on Sunday. Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the SSA to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, is appalled that in...

 

Washington Braces For Massive Protests As Trump Becomes U.S. President

10 months ago /
International News 

Tens of thousands of law enforcement officers and miles of barriers were in place in Washington on Friday, as officials braced for hundreds of thousands of people planning to celebrate or protest Donald Trump's inauguration as president of the United States. About 900,000 people were expected to pack central Washington, including...

 

Thousands Take To The Streets To Protest Trump Win

1 year ago /
International News 

Demonstrators marched in cities across the United States on Wednesday to protest against Republican Donald Trump's surprise presidential election win, blasting his campaign rhetoric about immigrants, Muslims and other groups. In New York, thousands filled streets in midtown Manhattan as they made their way to Trump Tower, Trump's gilded home on...

US Election 2016 Result: Historic Win For Somali-American Woman

1 year ago /
International News 

Ilhan Omar, 34, has made history by becoming the first Somali legislator in the United States. A former refugee, the Somali-born activist has been elected to serve as an MP in the US state of Minnesota. The Muslim Somali-American woman becomes the highest-ranking Somali elected to office in the US. Her election...

Canada's Immigration Website Crashed As Donald Trump Becomes US President

1 year ago /
International News 

Canada's main immigration website crashed overnight as Republican candidate, Donald Trump inched closer to becoming US President. The site went down repeatedly on Tuesday night as the businessman took the lead in most major American states. He's since been elected as the 45th president of the United States after beating Hillary Clinton. The...

Trump, Clinton Blast Each Other On Character; Clinton Rises In Poll

1 year ago /
International News 

Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump attacked one another's character as they pushed their closing arguments six days before the U.S. presidential election. Many national polls have shown Clinton's lead over Trump narrowing since the re-emergence Friday of a controversy over her use of a private email while secretary of...

US Presidential Debate: Trump Won't Commit To Accept Poll Result

1 year ago /
International News 

Republican Donald Trump has refused to commit to accepting the election result if he loses, in the final TV debate against Hillary Clinton. "I will tell you at the time," he told moderator Chris Wallace. For days he has claimed the election is "rigged". The Las Vegas debate continued the campaign's bitter...

Nollywood Takes Center Stage At The Toronto International Film Festival

1 year ago /
Entertainment 

The city of Lagos will take center stage at theToronto International Film Festival [TIFF] Thursday. The commercial capital of Nigeria has been chosen as part of the 'City to City' programme. Each year a city is selected and filmmakers living and working there are showcased. Previous featured cities include; London, Mumbai and...

NIS Begins Enforcement Of Electronic Registration For Expatriates

1 year ago /
Security 

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has begun the use of Electronic Passenger Registration‎ System (e-PARS) to monitor and control activities of expatriates due to security threats in the country. Mr Ekpedeme King, NIS Public Relations Officer, disclosed this in an interview on Thursday in Abuja. King said that the measure became expedient...

Libya Government Repatriates 172 Nigeria Migrants

1 year ago /
International News  Nation 

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has helped 172 Nigeria migrants, including 6 women, to return home to Nigeria from Libya. The repatriation done in close cooperation with Libyan authorities, Nigeria’s Embassy in Tripoli and the IOM office in Nigeria was on board a chartered flight departing Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport and...

Nigerian Navy intercepts 41 illegal migrants in Calabar

1 year ago /
Nation  Transport  

The Eastern Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy in Calabar Thursday intercepted ship AV Agamba 41 illegal migrants who had come in from Gabon at the Shoreline jetty in the Cross River State capital. Also on board the ship were 183 Nigerians. Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral Atiku...

500 Nigerians Deported From UK Today; Some Stranded!

2 years ago /
International News  Nation 

About 500 Nigerians were deported from the UK to Nigeria today following the announcement made by the UK government a few months ago. They were reported to have arrived at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos this morning. Some of them complained they were forcefully removed from their locations and were...

Immigrants In U.S. Should 'Speak American': Ex-VP Nominee Palin

2 years ago /
International News 

Immigrants to the United States should "speak American," former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said on Sunday, adding her voice to a controversy triggered by Donald Trump's criticism of fellow Republican White House hopeful Jeb Bush's use of Spanish. "It's a benefit of Jeb Bush to be able to be...

 

South Africans March Against Xenophobic Attacks

2 years ago /
International News 

About 30,000 people have taken part in a march through South African’s main city Johannesburg, to demand an end to a recent wave of xenophobic attacks. Both locals and immigrants joined the protest with placards saying “Africa unite” and “welcome foreigners” An anti-xenophobic protest also took place in the coastal city of...

 

Rival Group To Germany's PEGIDA Draws Just 500 At First Rally

2 years ago /
International News 

A new German movement that broke away from the anti-Muslim PEGIDA group drew just 500 people to its first rally in the city of Dresden on Sunday, highlighting the obstacles they face in winning further support and making a national impact. "Direct Democracy for Europe", led by Kathrin Oertel who was...


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