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Voyage of Life or Death

Editor's note: Nextier SPD Policy Weekly provides an analysis of topical conflict, security, and development issues as well as proposes recommendations to address them.This edition examines the risks posed by such migration and makes recommendations on how the challenges can be addressed. The phenomenon of irregular migration has become a major global security

NEMA receives 193 stranded Nigerians from Lybia

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has received another batch of 193 stranded Nigerians from Libya. Segun Afolayan, Acting Zonal Coordinator, NEMA, South West Zone, confirmed the development to the newsmen on Friday in Lagos. Mr Afolayan said the Nigerians arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

120 Nigerians return from Lybia

Godsgift Onyedinefu The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, the coordinating agency for Migration Management and other related issues in Nigeria successfully received and profiled 120 nigerian returnees from Lybia. The returnees who expressed satisfaction with the exercise also expressed their gratitude to the government and the IOM for

141 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). Segun Afolayan, Chief Planning Officer, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

Libya migrants: Emergency evacuation operation agreed

An urgent evacuation plan has been devised for migrants facing abuse in Libyan detention camps. It was drawn up at an African Union-European Union summit in Ivory Coast. Libya's UN-backed administration joined the agreement, but has only limited control over the territory, raising questions about how it will work in practice. The migrants

Photospeak: More Nigerians deported from Libya

Jude Johnson  The Libyan migrant crisis have pushed more Nigerians back to the country in recent times. A Nigerian immigration official informed Global Sentinel of the arrival of 121 women and men from Libya on Thursday evening by 5.45pm. "There were also infants and children. Documentation and processing is still going on," the official said. Close to

2,638 Nigerians repatriated from Libya

By Adekunle Williams The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday said it had received another batch of 121 stranded Nigerians from Libya, making a total of 2,638 Nigerians repatriated since February. The Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Mr Suleiman Yakubu, received the new batch of evacuees on behalf of the Federal Government,

Migration crisis: 258 more Nigerians return from Libya

There are no fewer than 258 more Nigerian returnees from Libya arrived in Lagos on Thursday aboard a chartered Airbus A330-200 with registration mark 5A-LAT operated by Libya Airlines. The aircraft landed about 9:43pm at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, carrying 258 voluntary returnees, who include four children and one

Report: Over 7000 flee Boko Haram attacks around Chibok

Some 7,000 people have fled from villages around the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok because of Boko Haram attacks, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Wednesday. The IOM said an estimated 4,449 people or 740 households have fled to Chibok itself since February 25, “seeking safety following attacks or

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