Immigration begins clampdown on illegal immigrants

The Nigeria Immigration Service has begun mopping up of illegal immigrants in Osun State ahead of the general elections holding between March and April, 2014. The Comptroller of NIS in Osun State, Mr. Chris Onunwor, while parading the illegal immigrants arrested by officials of the command in Osogbo on Friday, said they were not going […]

10 Nigerians die, 20 missing as boat carrying illegal immigrants sink in Gabon

10 Nigerians die, 20 missing as boat carrying illegal immigrants sink in Gabon

Ten people drowned and another 20 remain unac counted for after a boat from Nigeria sank off the coast of Gabon, a police official said yesterday. The boat had left Nigeria carrying West African clandestine migrants and was within 15 minutes of arriving in Gabon’s capital Libreville when it went down late on Tuesday night. Gabonese authorities […]

FG repatriates 19,000 illegal immigrants

FG repatriates 19,000 illegal immigrants

ABUJA — The Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, has revealed that 19, 000 illegal immigrants have been arrested and repatriated by the Federal Government to rid the nation of expatriates suspected to be fueling insurgency in parts of the country. Moro told newsmen that: “19,000 illegal immigrants have been sent out of the country and […]

Nigerians among the flood of illegal immigrants in Brazil

Nigerians have been identified among the flood of illegal immigrants that have sneaked into Brazil’s northwestern state of Acre. Although the number of Nigerians was not mentioned, authorities of the state have been so overwhelmed by their arrivals that they declared a “social emergency” Wednesday as they attempt to slow the wave. The undocumented immigrants, […]