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Libya Returnee Dies Two Days After Arriving Nigeria

5 days ago /
Nation 

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has announced the death of one of the Libyan returnees.The deceased, Towabola Adebayo, an indigene of Ogun State was among the 5th batch of returnees that arrived Port Harcourt International Airport on Tuesday, February 13.Adebayo, according to her death certificate signed by the Casualty...

Buhari Assures Of Enhanced Bilateral Relations Between Nigeria And South Africa

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari  says Nigeria has no regret fighting the scourge of apartheid in south Africa until a full democratic system was established in the country.

Migrant Crisis: Scores Feared Drowned Off Libyan Coast

2 weeks ago /
International News 

Ninety migrants are feared drowned after a boat capsized off the Libyan coast, says the UN's migration agency. Three survivors said most of those who drowned were Pakistani nationals. Libya has for years been a major transit route for migrants trying to reach southern Europe by sea. But last year the EU reached...

FG Repatriates Another Batch Of 465 Nigerians From Libya

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Another batch of 465 Libya returnees have arrived the country as part of the Federal Government’s evacuation program for Nigerians stranded in Libya. They arrived at the Port Harcourt International Airport at about 12:25 am on Friday February 2, on board Max Air. The returnees were received by officials of the National...

Anti-Human Trafficking Bill Scales Second Reading In Edo Assembly

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

A bill for a law to prohibit trafficking in persons and establishment of Edo state task force against trafficking in persons has scaled second reading at the state house of assembly.

2018 CHAN: Eagles Beat Equatorial Guinea To Reach Quarter-Finals

4 weeks ago /
Sports  

Nigeria has qualified for the quarter-final of the 5th African Nations Championship in Morocco after coming from a goal down to thrash Equatorial Guinea 3-1 in Agadir. The Super Eagles created useful chances in each of their first two matches against Rwanda and Libya, but had only Sunday Faleye’s 79th-minute winner...

33 Niger Republic Citizens Found Among Libya Returnees In Yobe

1 month ago /
Nation 

Yobe State Government on Saturday, January 20 received 216 returnees from Libya out of which 33 were citizens of the Republic of Niger. Commissioner of Justice in the state, Ahmed Mustapha, told journalists while dispatching the returnees to their various local government areas, that after security checks, it was discovered that...

Ogun Government Reunites 64 Libya Returnees With Relatives

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Ogun State Government has received 64 of Libya returnees who are indigenes of the state. Receiving them at the June 12 Cultural Centre in Abeokuta, the state capital, the Commissioner for Environment, Mr Bolaji Oyeleye, said the move was facilitated with the assistance of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). “We...

Ondo Govt Receives 23 Libya Returnees

1 month ago /
Nation 

Twenty-three indigenes of Ondo State among the latest batch of Libya returnees have arrived Akure, the state capital. The returnees comprising 10 male, 12, female and a baby girl, were transported  from Port Harcourt to Akure by officials of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA). State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development,...

Netherlands Government To Assist In Reintegration Of Libya Returnees

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Government of Netherlands says it will collaborate with Nigeria in re-intergarting returnees from Libya and also help in tackling the issue of illegal migration. This was made known when the Netherlands ambassador, harry putker paid a visit to the governor of Edo state Godwin Obaseki. Puker said the Netherlands will work...

Imo Govt Unveils Plan To Rehabilitate Libya Returnees

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Imo State Government on Wednesday revealed the plan to rehabilitate about 24 indigenes of the state, who were repatriated from Libya. Governor Rochas Okorocha, while receiving the Libya returnees at the Government House in Owerri the Imo state capital, said the state government has established a career centre for the returnees. The...

Libya Evacuation: FG Evacuates 1, 490 Stranded Nigerians In Three Batches

1 month ago /
Nation 

A total of 1,490 stranded Nigerians have so far been evacuated from Libya in three batches.                 The first flight lifted 484, the second flight arrived with 446 and the third flight came with 560 persons. Spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Sani Datti, said besides Saturday night's arrival, more flights are...

Yobe Government Receives 29 Libya Returnees

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Yobe State Government have welcomed home 29 citizens recently deployed to the country from Libya. The returnees were part of the deported Nigerians from Libya via the Porthacourt International Airport south-south Nigeria. The state commissioner of Justice,  Barrister Ahmed Goneri, who is the chairman of the repatriation committee in the state,...

3rd Batch Of Libyan Returnees Arrive Portharcourt

1 month ago /
Nation 

Another batch of 560  Libyan returnees  arrived port Harcourt Saturday night at exactly 11:52pm local time. The returnees were received at the port harcourt international airport by top officials of the Nigerian immigration service, NEMA, NAPTIP and other concerned agencies in the ongoing evacuation process from libya Addressing news men at the airport, the...

Ugwuanyi Receives Enugu Returnees From Libya

1 month ago /
Nation 

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Wednesday, received 10 out of the 11 indigenes of the state who were among the 490 Nigerians that were recently repatriated from Libya. Addressing the returnees at the Government House, Enugu, Governor Ugwuanyi thanked God for their safe return and also expressed gratitude to...

The Dangerous Journeys By Nigerian Migrants

1 month 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,...

Delta Govt Welcomes Libya Returnees, Promises Rehabilitation

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Delta State Government has made the commitment to rehabilitate Nigerian returnees from Libya. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa confirmed this in a ceremony organized to formally welcome them back home after they arrived Port-Harcourt from Libya last week Saturday. The first batch with 80 of them in number arrived Delta State same day...

Illegal Migration: President Buhari Asks Nigerians To Stay At Home, Build Economy

1 month ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged illegal migrants to stay back home, and find ways to improve their personal economies. According to him, rather than putting their lives at risk by daring the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea, they can work hard at home and be better off for themselves. He made...

President Buhari Urge Illegal Migrants To Stay Back Home

1 month ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged illegal migrants to stay back home, and find ways to improve their personal economies rather than dare the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea, with scores of lives lost in the process,  Receiving Hon. Louise Mushikiwabo, Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs, who came as Special Envoy...

FG Promises Welfare Of Nigerians In Diaspora

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian government says it will continue to ensure that its citizens in the diaspora enjoy their stay and their rights are   respected by their host countries. Minster of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said this in port Harcourt while receiving the first batch of over five thousand stranded Nigerian citizens who...


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