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NEMA: 12,574 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya in 23 months

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday said 12,574 Nigerians have so far returned from Libya under the Assisted Voluntary Returnees Programme, which began in April 2017.
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Number of UN officials killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash rises to 21

The number of UN officials killed in the Ethiopian Airlines that crashed on Sunday has risen to 21 from the initial 19 reported by the global intergovernmental organisation.
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Nigerian among 19 UN officials perished in ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines plane crash

Apart from Canada-based professor of Literary Arts, Carleton University, Pius Adesanmi, who died carrying a Canadian passport, the other Nigerian, Abiodun Bashua, who had a UN passport, was among 19 UN officials who perished in the ill-fated Ethiopian Airline crash on Sunday.

NEMA receives another 326 repatriated Nigerians from Libya

The Nigerian Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has announced that it received a batch of 326 stranded Nigerians from Libya who returned to the country early Friday.

Woman goes into labour as Libya repatriates 164 Nigerians

After failed attempts to travel to Europe by different illegal channels by some Nigerians, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has once again received 164 returnees.

Two suspected traffickers nabbed as 164 Nigerians return from Libya

Two suspected human traffickers were on Friday apprehended for trafficking some Nigerians to Libya with the promise of taking them to Europe.

NEMA receives 160 returnees from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has received a fresh batch of returnees from Libya.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, has donated 140,468 bags of food items to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of Boko Haram in Borno and Yobe states.

Boko Haram: 59,000 displaced in last three months – IOM

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) says an upsurge in violent attacks in crisis-ravaged North-east Nigeria has displaced 59,200 people in the last three months.
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Ethiopia repatriates 154 nationals from Yemen

The Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday said that it had repatriated 154 nationals from Yemen.

Death toll at 52 after migrant boats sink off Djibouti

The death toll from the sinking of two boats carrying migrants to Yemen from Djibouti rose to 52 on Thursday, the UN migration agency said, appealing to regional leaders to take action to stop such tragedies.

Four pregnant women among Nigerian returnees from Libya

A fresh batch of 162 Nigerians, including four pregnant women, have voluntarily returned from Libya with the assistance of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

Death toll at 28 after migrant boats sink off Djibouti

The death toll from the sinking of two migrant boats off the coast of Djibouti rose to 28 on Wednesday, with perhaps 130 more still missing.

Five arrested in Italy for forced prostitution of Nigerian women

Five people have been arrested in Italy for smuggling Nigerian women into Europe and forcing them into prostitution, Italian Carabinieri Police said on Friday.

NAPTIP to rescue 20,000 Nigerian girls trafficked to Mali

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it is making efforts to rescue about 20,000 Nigerian girls trapped in different parts of Mali.
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Boko Haram: NEMA registers 406 displaced households in Maiduguri

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it has registered 406 displaced households in Maiduguri, following the resurgence of the Boko Haram insurgents’ hostilities in northern Borno.

Boat carrying over 300 migrants rescued off Libya docks in Spain

A charity rescue vessel carrying 311 mainly African migrants plucked off Libya docked in Spain Friday, ending a traumatic journey which saw them spending Christmas at sea and several European nations denying the ship entry.

Boko Haram: NEMA registers fresh 2046 IDPs in Borno

About 2,046 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) had their personal biodata and other vital information officially documented by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in 24 hours in Borno State.

NGO cautions Nigerians against illegal migration

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), the Migration Enlightenment Project Nigeria (MEPN), has cautioned Nigerians against illegal migration to Europe without appropriate papers or entry visa.

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