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NEMA: 12,974 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya in two years

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says 12,974 Nigerians have voluntarily returned from Libya in two years.
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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.

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.

Libya rejects EU’s plans for migrant centres on its territory

Libya has rejected a European Union’s plan to establish migrant centres there to stop asylum seekers arriving in western Europe and it will not be swayed by financial inducements, Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said.

At least 90 migrants feared drowned after boat capsizes off Libya

At least 90 migrants are feared to have drowned after a smuggler's boat capsized off Libya, the UN Migration Agency has said.

180 Nigerians expected from Libya Monday

No fewer than 180 Nigerians stranded in Libya would be repatriated on Monday with the assistance of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

3,000 migrants died trying to reach Europe

More than 160,000 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe in 2017 having crossed the Mediterranean Sea, while about 3,000 people died trying to reach the EU, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said.

100 migrants missing 2 days after boat sank off Libya

The UN Migration Agency on Friday said 100 migrants were still missing, two days after their ship sunk off the Libyan coast.

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A group photograph with Kano State governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, his deputy Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, Speaker state assembly Rurum and the newly appointed emirs from left Sarkin Rano, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila; Sarkin Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero; from right Sarkin Gaya – Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir Gaya and Sarkin Karaye, Dr. Alhaji Ibrahim ll. After the official installation of four new emirs by Kano State governor on Saturday at indoor stadium at Sani Abacha. Photo Sani Maikatanga

Group calls for scrapping of new emirates in Kano

A group under the aegis of the Renaissance Coalition in collaboration with Civil society organisations (CSOs), and other stakeholders in Kano have called for the scrapping of the newly created emirates in the state.
The rain storm in Lagos on Monday resulted in many residents and motorists counting their losses as it caused traffic gridlock and wreaked havoc in many areas, damaging communication masts, electric poles and other infrastructure.

Downpour causes traffic gridlock in Lagos

The rain storm in Lagos on Monday resulted in many residents and motorists counting their losses as it caused traffic gridlock and wreaked havoc in many areas, damaging communication masts, electric poles and other infrastructure.
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Federal government declares May 29, June 12 public holidays

The Federal Government has declared May 29 and June 12 as public holidays to mark the transition to a new government and Democracy Day respectively.

Sanitation: Taraba government bans use of polythene bags

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Monday banned the use of polythene and plastic bags in the state to boost clean environment.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki: We’ll ensure investors in plantations in Edo preserve forest belt

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that the state will ensure its forest belt is preserved as more investors in oil palm, cocoa, rubber plantations set up shop in the state, noting that state will collaborate with relevant stakeholders in the sector on a reforestation programme.