FG, IOM facilitate return of over 18,000 irregular migrants
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with the Federal Government under the European Union (EU) EU-IOM joint initiative has assisted about 18,079 irregular migrants return to Nigeria from Libya between April 2017 and October 2019.
We have assisted the return of 17,000 Nigerians — IOM
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Sub-Office in Lagos on Thursday said that it had in the last five years provided assistance to about 17,000 Nigerian voluntary returnees from Libya.
IOM, ECOWAS, NAPTIP launch campaign against human trafficking
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday, recently embarked on a cross-border campaign to sensitise people in West African countries on the ECOWAS National Biometric Identity Card (ENBIC). The five-day campaign, which took off at Mile-2 ECOWAS Motor Park, Lagos was used to enlighten transporters plying West African coasts on the fight against human…
Solskjaer aims to replicate spirit of '99 at Manchester United
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes to replicate the spirit of Manchester United's treble-winners at Old Trafford as he plots a route back to the top for the club.
NEMA receives 326 Nigerians from Libya
At least, 326 stranded Nigerians in Libya have arrived Nigeria, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said. Alhaji Idris Muhammed, Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, who confirmed the development to newsmen on Friday in Lagos, said the returnees were received in two batches. Muhammed said the Nigerians arrived the Cargo Wing of the…
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.
11 pregnant women, 130 other Nigerians return from Libya
No fewer than 141 Nigerians including 11 pregnant women have voluntarily returned from Libya to Nigeria with the assistance of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU).
Global migration agency rescues 10,300 Nigerians
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has seen to the successful return of 10,300 illegal Nigerian migrants from Europe. The Programme Manager, Migration Management Unit (MMU) and Head of IOM Lagos Sub-office, Abraham Tamrat, made the disclosure during a campaign in Benin City. The UN agency chief noted that the exercise was to sensitise the…
IOM pledges support for NAPTIP
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has pledged more support to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in the fight against human trafficking in Nigeria.
More migrants take sea route to Spain than Italy this year
The number of migrants arriving in Spain by boat is surging, the UN said Tuesday, and it has now surpassed Italy as the top destination for Mediterranean crossings.