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22 migrants missing off Morocco after boat capsizes

Twenty-two migrants have gone missing in the waters off Morocco’s Atlantic coast after their boat capsized, state news agency MAP reported Sunday.

Another 116 stranded Nigerians return from Libya

The returnees who had tried to proceed to Europe en-route Libya were repatriated from the North African country by International Organisation for Migration (IOM).
African migrants, who according to the Libyan navy were rescued by the country's coast guard, are brought to the naval base of the capital Tripoli on June 21, 2018. MAHMUD TURKIA - AFP

Migration: Federal government advises Nigerians to utilise migrants resource centres

The Federal Government on Wednesday advised Nigerians who are planning to migrate to make use of the newly created Migrant Resource Centres (MRC) to get adequate information relating to their destination countries.

NEMA receives 121 more Nigerians from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 121 stranded Nigerians from Libya.

11 pregnant women, other 130 stranded Nigerians return from Libya

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received a fresh batch of 141 stranded Nigerians from Libya, including 11 pregnant women

UN launches radio talk to educate Nigeria’s illegal migrants

The UN migration agency has launched a radio series in Nigeria to sensitise vulnerable people seeking to pursue economic opportunities abroad on the perils of irregular migration.

11 crew members missing after attack on vessel near Port Harcourt

A Danish shipping company said on Tuesday that a container vessel it has chartered has been attacked off the coast of Nigeria, and 11 crew members were missing.
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Abike Dabiri-Erewa calls for end to slave trade, illegal migration in Nigeria

The Senior Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has declared that slave trade and illegal migration common among Nigerians youths in countries like Libya, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Morocco, India, Russia, Indonesia and Europe.

NEMA receives another batch of 149 Nigerians from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 149 stranded Nigerians from Libya.

Group demands release of Nigerians detained in Libya

A non-governmental oragnisation (NGO), Migration Enlightenment Project Nigeria (MEPN), has called on the Libyan government to immediately release Nigerians who are being detained at its various camps.

NAMA: 10,000 Nigerians evacuated from Libya since 2017

The National Emergency Management Agency (NAMA) said on Friday that total of 10, 000 Nigerians had returned from Libya from April 2017 to October 2018.

Report: UN urges Algeria to stop expelling migrants

Algeria must immediately stop collective expulsions of African migrants across its border with Niger, a UN report said, after rights groups accused Algiers of rounding up and expelling thousands of people to the desert.
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Bodies of 11 migrants recovered off Morocco coast

The bodies of 11 migrants were recovered and another 32 people were rescued in the sea north of Morocco, authorities in the North African country said on Tuesday.
Men wait to disembark from the Italian Coast Guard vessel "Diciotti" following a rescue operation of migrants and refugees at sea on June 13, 2018 in the port of Catania, Sicily. Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on June 12, 2018, he would go to Libya -- the launchpad for many migrants and refugees fleeing war and poverty in Africa and the Middle East -- by the end of the month. "This situation (of migrants) needs to be resolved on the African continent," said Salvini, whose new populist government has vowed a tougher stance on immigration. He wants to cut the number of arrivals to Italy -- something already achieved by his predecessor thanks to a deal struck with Libyan authorities -- while accelerating the expulsion of "illegals"./ AFP PHOTO / GIOVANNI ISOLINO

Official: Nearly 700 migrants rescued off Spain coast weekend

A total of 675 migrants, including children and babies, were rescued off the Spanish coast over the weekend, a government spokesman told AFP.

Nigerian migrants rescued after Libya cell video goes viral

Nigerian migrants held in Libya were rescued after releasing a video from their cell that went viral on social media and caught the attention of authorities.

IOM repatriates 9,822 stranded Nigerians in 18 months

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has successfully brought repatriated about 9, 822 stranded Nigerians in 10 different countries in the past 18 months.
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Flood: 70 die, 151 injured, 3,544 houses destroyed – NEMA

The federal government on Friday lamented that at least 70 deaths and 151 injuries have been recorded while 3,544 houses and 60,208 hectares of agricultural land have been damaged in the flood disaster that has hit 12 states arising from high water levels.

I slept with 20-25 men everyday – Libya returnee

A Nigerian teenager, Beauty John, yesterday, relived sad memories of how she slept with over 20 men everyday all in her bid to migrate to Europe in search of greener pastures.

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Group dismisses APGA over Anambra Speaker’s impeachment

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Wife of UK student jailed in UAE blames London

The wife of a British scholar who was sentenced to life for spying in the United Arab Emirates accused the Foreign Office on Thursday of ignoring her pleas for help.
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Guatemala sentences ex-soldier to over 5,000 years in prison

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Imo undergraduate commits suicide after fight with boyfriend

An undergraduate of Imo State University, Jennifer Agomuo, has taken her own life after a fight with her boyfriend, who was simply identified as Johnson.