News - Immigrants

U.N Refugee Agency Declines To Criticise Trump Over Refugees Cut

3 days ago /
International News 

The U.N. refugee agency Unhcr declined to criticize U.S. President Donald Trump’s cut in refugee resettlement places on Tuesday, saying it was up to the United States to decide on its policy.

Nigeria Immigration Service Arrests Suspected Trafficker, Rescues Seven Victims

1 month ago /
Nation 

Katsina state command of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, says it has arrested a suspected human trafficker, a Forty- Four year old Asia Rita and rescued seven suspected victims of human trafficking in the state.

No Money, Weapon Found In Ex-Dg’s House, Says DSS

1 month ago /
Politics 

The department of state service, DSS has faulted some online publications and videos about the alleged recovery of twenty one billion naira cash and assorted rifles from the Katsina and Abuja homes of the former director general of the service, Lawal Daura.

NEMA Receives 160 Stranded Nigerians From Libya

2 months ago /
Nation 

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it has received a batch of 160 assisted voluntary returnees from Libya who were stranded in failed attempts to reach different European countries.

U.S. Navy To Build Immigrant Detention Centres

3 months ago /
International News 

The US navy is reportedly planning to build sprawling immigrant detention centres on military bases, amid a trump crackdown at the US-Mexico border.  

Trump Halts Family Separations

3 months ago /
International News 

President Donald Trump has ordered an end to the separation of migrant children from their parents on the U.S border Wednesday, reversing a tough policy under heavy pressure from his fellow Republicans, Democrats and the international community.

Pope Francis Criticizes Trump Policy On Migrant Families

3 months ago /
International News 

Pope Francis has criticized the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world’s immigration problems.

U.S. Begins Transfer Of Illegal Immigrants To Prisons

3 months ago /
International News 

The Trump administration has for the first time begun transferring suspected illegal immigrants to federal prisons, following additional demand for beds.

Commonwealth Games Fall Out

4 months ago /
Sports  

Athletes and officials who went missing at the commonwealth games in Gold Coast Australia will be deported at the expiration of their visas.

US Visa Seekers Will Have To Disclose Social Media Identities

5 months ago /
International News 

Travellers to the United States will soon have to submit their social media identities, previous telephone numbers and email addresses, a measure that could touch 10 million people per year.

Italy Attack Targets Immigrants

7 months ago /
International News 

Italian police have arrested a gunman suspected of carrying out a drive-by shooting spree that targeted African immigrants.

Trump Hails End Of Government Shutdown

8 months ago /
International News 

US President Donald Trump has hailed the end of the government shutdown as a "big win" for republicans.

US Govt. Workers Stay Home Without Pay As Shutdown Drags On

8 months ago /
International News 

Hundreds of thousands of US federal employees were staying home without pay Monday after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on ending a government shutdown before the start of the working week. Although, leaders of President Donald Trump’s Republican Party and the opposition Democrats said progress had been made in a weekend...

The Dangerous Journeys By Nigerian Migrants

8 months ago /
Nation 

For five days, Nigeria’s Minister Of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama was at the head of a special federal government’s fact-finding delegation to Libya. The delegation was on a rescue mission for the over 40,000 Nigerians reportedly trafficked in the north African country. The team was mostly in Tripoli, Benghazi, Misrata and Sabha,...

606 Immigrants Rescued Off Libya Coast

11 months 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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...


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