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Saudi Plans To Repatriate Over 11,000 Nigerians

Saudi Plans To Repatriate Over 11,000 Nigerians

Saudi Arabia has identified about 11,600 Nigerians reportedly stranded in the country, many due to the coronavirus disease, and is making plans to airlift them back home, an official has said. The Nigerian embassy official, who is privy to the development but asked not to be named as he was not authorised to speak to […]

178 Nigerians Arrive From South Africa

178 Nigerians Arrive From South Africa

About 178 Nigerians arrived at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos by 9.23 p.m. in the first wave of evacuations in the aftermath of xenophobic attacks in South Africa. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Air Peace, a Nigerian airline, offered to evacuate Nigerians after several Nigerian businesses and nationals were attacked in the xenophobic attacks. The […]

Over 90,000 Nigerian Refugees In Cameroon

Over 90,000 Nigerian Refugees In Cameroon

Officials from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and those from Adamawa and Borno states on Monday said about 90,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon “are safe” and will soon return. The officials brainstormed on Monday over plans to repatriate the refugees. The refugees, mostly from Borno, were displaced by the […]

Eight South African Police Officers To Be Charged For Murder Of A Nigerian

Eight South African Police Officers To Be Charged For Murder Of A Nigerian

The South African police will on Monday charge eight police officers to court for their alleged roles in the October 2017 torture and murder of a Nigerian, Ibrahim Badmus. The Nigeria Consul General in South Africa, Godwin Adama, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone conversation from Johannesburg, that the officers include […]

Why Nigeria’s Hate Speech Bill Is a Jokes Killer

The Nigerian parliament is considering a bill under which anyone found guilty of “hate speech that results in the death of another person shall die by hanging upon conviction”. The law also seeks the establishment of an “Independent National Commission for Hate Speech”, to enforce hate speech laws across the country, including jail terms and […]

Nigeria Starts Large Scale Evacuation Of Its Citizens From Libya

Nigeria Starts Large Scale Evacuation Of Its Citizens From Libya

Nigeria is starting flights to evacuate thousands of its citizens from Libya which will continue until all those wanting to return home have done so, its foreign minister said on Saturday. Nigerians have recently been the largest national group among African migrants travelling to Libya and trying to cross from there to Italy by sea. […]

Nigerians In US Cry Out Over Visa Crises

Nigerians In US Cry Out Over Visa Crises

Nigerians resident in the United States have cried against flawed visa process, questionable visa contracting arrangements, tedious biometric process, scarcity of visa stamp and passport booklets in the Nigerian high commission in US. They demanded for the suspension of the exclusive contract given to OIS to process all visa applications in the US and also […]

Nigeria Moves to Stop Illegal Emigration

Nigeria Moves to Stop Illegal Emigration

Nigeria’s government is worried about clandestine migration. Unlike in Europe, the issue is not illegals coming in, but Nigerians leaving the country. New rules are being enacted to solve the problem. On Monday, the Nigerian government presented the “Immigration Regulation 2017” in Abuja. It makes it easier for businessmen to visit the country, strengthens the […]

The Morning After Christmas

The Morning After Christmas

  “How was your Christmas Day?” “Comme ci, comme ca” “What’s that?” “I am speaking French. You mean you don’t even understand elementary French?” “No, I don’t. Speak English. How was Christmas?” “Low-key. Like this, like that”. “For me, it was a dead-end Christmas” “God forbid. May we never have a dead-end Christmas. I reject […]

Be Patient With FG, Kogi Governor Appeals to Nigerians

Be Patient With FG, Kogi Governor Appeals to Nigerians

Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has appealed to Nigerians to be patient with President Muhammadu Buhari as he grapples with the challenges of managing an economy in recession. This was just as he assured that over 100,000 youths and women would be empowered through programmes lined up by the state government. Addressing the people […]

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