5,500 Nigerians to be deported from Libya, Mali
A total number of 5,500 Nigerians are set to be deported from Mali and
Libya, over various migration offences ranging from Hunan trafficking,
smuggling of migrants, and non possession of valid travel documents.
The first batch of 250 Nigerians from Libya will arrive the country
today. An additional batch of 250 Nigerians would also be deported from
same countries next week .
Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of
Trafficking in Persons , NAPTIP Julie Okah-Donli, made this disclosure
yesterday, during her maiden visit at the agency’s zonal command in
She revealed that 5000 Nigerians, mainly victims of human trafficking,
were awaiting evacuation back home from Mali. Okah- Donli who described
the trend of deportation of Nigerians from different parts of the world
in recent time as frightening, called for the need to change the tide
by providing an attractive environment that would keep people gainfully
She said, ”
Between February and April, this year, no fewer than 1134 Nigerians
were deported from different parts of the world for various offences.
Out of the number, 905 were deported from Libya in five batches, 115
from Italy in four batches, 41 from Mali; 26 from Burkina Faso ; 14 from
Ghana ; 22 from the United Arab Emirate; one from Cameroon; 8 from
Cote-Ivore and two from Togo”.
Delta State House of
Assembly Speaker, Mr. Monday Igbuya, Impeached
Delta State House of
Assembly Speaker, Mr. Monday Igbuya, has been impeached this morning
during a session of the state House of Assembly session.
SaharaReporters learned Igbuya’s impeachment was signed by 22 out of the 29 members of the state’s legislative assembly.
House Of Representatives Passes 2017 Budget Of N7.44 Trillion
The House of Representatives has, Thursday, passed the 2017 budget of N7. 44 trillion.
The House passed the budget after adopting the report from the appropriation committee on the budget.
Meanwhile, the senate is currently in a closed-door session over passage of the 2017 budget.
that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, had on Tuesday shortly after
the budget report was laid said it will be considered and passed today.