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490 Stranded Nigerians In Libya Return Back To The Country

Not less than 490 persons out of 5,027 Nigerians stranded in Libya have returned into the country as they arrived on Sunday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. At the arrival of the returnees, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffery Onyeama disclosed that the Federal Government would rehabilitate and empower the returnees from Libya…

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Human Slave Trade! 180 Stranded Nigerians To Return From Libya On Monday

International Organisation for Migration (IOM) would on Monday (January 8) repatriate 180 Nigerians stranded in Libya back to their home country. According to the UN migration agency, IOM’s Libya mission chartered its first flight of 2018 under the Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR), assisting 142 returnees departing from Libya to Gambia. The UN migration agency said…

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257 More Nigerians Return From Libya

257 Nigerians have been repartriated from Libya a few hours after 144 Nigerians voluntarily returned from the North African country. The spokesperson for the Lagos Airport Police Command, Mr Joseph Alabi, said the returnees arrived aboard a Libyan Airlines aircraft at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Wednesday, at about…

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Migrants For Sale: Slave Trade In Libya

Libya’s UN-backed government says it is investigating allegations that hundreds of African refugees and migrants passing through Libya are being bought and sold in modern-day slave markets. According to reports, the trade works by preying on the tens of thousands of vulnerable people who risk everything to get to Libya’s coast and then across the…

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239 Nigerian Migrants from Libya Landed in Lagos!

Federal Government Of Nigeria in collaboration with IOM (International Organization of Migration) have been working together in facilitating the return of Nigerian Migrants in Libya for over a year now. Many had traveled illegally through the desert trying to reach Italy via Libya before finding themselves in tight situations, thrown into jail for illegal entry…

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No Fewer Than 130 Nigerian Adults, Teenagers & Infants Deported from Libya

(File photo/Lamide Bamidele) One Hundred and Thirty Eight deportees from Libya arrived Nigeria on Tuesday. The came aboard a flight with registration number 5ADM at about 8.05pm, at the Cargo Wing of Muhammed Murtala International Airport. Those repatriated comprise 65 female adults, 2 teenage girls and 2 infants baby girls while the male adults are…

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200 Feared Dead In Two Migrant Shipwrecks Off Libya Coast

At least 200 people have been feared dead in two Mediterranean Sea migrant shipwrecks during the weekend, according to reports from dpa/NAN on Monday. While confirming this, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Libya said that seven people were rescued off the north-western city of Zawiya, while 113 others were missing. The information, which was…

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Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump’s Muslim Ban |Anger & Protests in the US

President Donald Trump’s order to restrict people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States sparked confusion and anger on Saturday after immigrants and refugees were kept off flights and left stranded in airports. Civil rights and faith groups, activists and Democratic politicians were furious and vowed to fight the order. Capping a day…

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