Saturday, April 20, 2019

Tag "Nigerians"

    Majority of migrants dying at sea en route Italy are West Africans (updated)

Majority of migrants dying at sea en route Italy are West Africans (updated)

Nigeria and four other West African countries, top the list of migrants trying to escape by sea to Italy and dying during the journey, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), has confirmed.IOM, in a press statement released on Monday, said in 2017 alone, 19,567 migrants arrived by sea to Italy and majority of them were came from Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Guinea, Senegal [...]

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    Nigerians not affected by Trump’s ban, says US embassy

Nigerians not affected by Trump’s ban, says US embassy

The US embassy in Nigeria says there is no need for Nigerians to cancel travel plans to the United States, dismissing reports about a policy change affecting Nigerians.Russell K. Brooks, spokesperson of the embassy, said this in response to inquiries by Associated Press.The agency had requested comment after Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, said some Nigerians with [...]

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    37 Nigerians deported from Italy

37 Nigerians deported from Italy

The Italian government has deported another batch of Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country, just two weeks after it deported 33 Nigerians.The fresh 37 deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA) Lagos, on Tuesday night.The deportees, who are all males, were brought back in a chartered aircraft with registration number OM-IEX, the News Agency of Nigeria [...]

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    Presidential aide advises Nigerians to postpone US trips

Presidential aide advises Nigerians to postpone US trips

Nigerians who have no urgent reason to travel to the US have been advised to postpone their trips.Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, gave the advice in a statement issued on Monday.Dabiri-Erewa said it had become important to issue the warning after the reports of Nigerians being denied entry into the US."In the last [...]

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    QUESTION: What is responsible for the spike in deportation of Nigerians?

QUESTION: What is responsible for the spike in deportation of Nigerians?

Nigerians living abroad seem to have been hit by a wave of deportations.In the past month, about 500 Nigerians were deported from different countries, while at least 800 were repatriated or forced to return to the country.But what is responsible for this? There is no doubt that the harsh economic reality in Nigeria has led to ceaseless emigration. However, while [...]

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    97 Nigerians deported from South Africa

97 Nigerians deported from South Africa

About 97 Nigerians have been deported from South Africa for alleged civil and criminal offences.The deportees – 95 males and two females - arrived at Murtala Muhammed International Airport from Johannesburg on Monday night.Those accused of criminal offences were handed over to the police for prosecution, while those accused of committing civil offences were allowed to go home.This is coming [...]

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    Nigeria warns South Africa, says further attacks may have dire consequences

Nigeria warns South Africa, says further attacks may have dire consequences

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and the diaspora, says further attacks on Nigerians resident in South Africa may have dire consequences.The Nigerian community in South Africa experienced two major attacks in the last one week.Ikechukwu Anyene, president of Nigeria Union in South Africa, had raised the alarm over the attacks and looting of Nigerian-owned businesses in Pretoria [...]

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    Kukah: Men of God — who took vow of poverty — enjoy comfortable cars, houses

Kukah: Men of God — who took vow of poverty — enjoy comfortable cars, houses

Matthew Kukah, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto diocese, has criticised church leaders who "enjoy" material things despite vowing to live simple lives.Bishop Kukah said many Nigerian clerics are known to live lavish lifestyles while millions languish in penury.He urged his fellow clerics to heed the advice of Jesus Christ, who asked the rich to sell their acquisitions and use the yield to [...]

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    Nigerians actually owe 2face gratitude

Nigerians actually owe 2face gratitude

“In all the trade of war, no feat is nobler than a brave retreat." – Samuel ButlerAs news broke Sunday morning that Innocent Idibia, popularly called Tuface, one of Africa’s most decorated music talents, had withdrawn from the mass protest he called, and vilification poured in from Nigerians who would gleefully watch another man put his head down for the [...]

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    PHOTOS: 41 UK deportees arrive Lagos

PHOTOS: 41 UK deportees arrive Lagos

Forty-one Nigerians, comprising 33 males and eight females, arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Wednesday morning.They landed at the cargo terminal of the airport.Muhammad Sidi, director general of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said the deportees were sent away from England for committing various immigration offences.“From the manifest with me, 41 Nigerians are on board and [...]

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    REVEALED: 36,000 Nigerians illegally migrated to Italy in 2016

REVEALED: 36,000 Nigerians illegally migrated to Italy in 2016

Illegal migrants from Nigeria account for 21 per cent of the total 171, 299 immigrants that braved the Mediterranean odds to arrive Italy in 2016.Figures from the Italian interior ministry estimated the record of Nigerian arrivals at 36,000, most of them claiming they were running away from Boko Haram insurgency or Niger Delta crisis.The estimate was as of November 2016.The [...]

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    Mbaka: We can’t reach Buhari because of the people around him

Mbaka: We can’t reach Buhari because of the people around him

Ejike Mbaka, spiritual director of the Adoration Ministry Enugu (AMEN), has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to reach out to clerics in order to know the truth about the economy.He said this at the church's auditorium during the cross over service to 2017.“We cannot reach him for advice because of the kind of people around him,” he said.Mbaka also asked the [...]

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    MMM founder writes Buhari, says ‘you know nothing about our system’

MMM founder writes Buhari, says ‘you know nothing about our system’

Sergey Mavrodi, founder of MMM, has written an open letter to the Nigerian government to justify the importance of the popular Ponzi scheme.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the letter was displayed on the page of all participants of the scheme.Mavrodi warned the federal government that if the Ponzi scheme collapses, millions of Nigerians will suffer, noting that [...]

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    Nigerians ‘spend 193 minutes’ on their smartphones every day

Nigerians ‘spend 193 minutes’ on their smartphones every day

Elo Umeh, Twinpine Founder, a digital marketing firm, says  Nigerians spend 193 minutes on their smartphones daily, adding that businesses must understand this to stay atop.Umeh said leveraging the digital revolution by tapping into the power of ‘Big Data’ will help businesses stay close and understand their market better, especially in 2017.He disclosed this while speaking on ‘The Future of Mobile [...]

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    Nigeria has ‘3rd highest’ number of migrants crossing Mediterranean

Nigeria has ‘3rd highest’ number of migrants crossing Mediterranean

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says Nigeria ranks third among countries with the highest number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean sea.Sani disclosed this in Abuja on Wednesday when Michel Arron, the ambassador of the European Union (EU) to Nigeria, paid him a courtesy visit in his office.He highlighted the risks involved in the journey, and urged the government to [...]

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    3 Cameroonians arrested for ‘stealing’ petroleum products

3 Cameroonians arrested for ‘stealing’ petroleum products

Men of the Nigerian Navy in Akwa Ibom, have arrested three Cameroonians and a Nigerian with 66 drums of suspected stolen petroleum products.Siyanbade Adedokun, commanding officer of the Nigerian Naval Ship, (NNS) forward operation base in Akwa Ibom, paraded the suspects before journalists in Ibaka.Adedokun said a wooden boat equipped with two 40 horsepower outboard engines had also been seized from the [...]

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