Nigeria to repatriate 18 ECOWAS citizens

Eighteen illegal immigrants arrested by officers of Nigeria Immigration Service, Ogun Command, at Akonu village, Bode Olude area, will soon be repatriated to their countries of origin. The Public Relations Officer of the command, Olaniyi Mobolaji, made the announcement on Sunday in Abeokuta in a statement issued to newsmen. He said that 10 of the 18 More...

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By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

I’II be back soon, PMB writes AU

As NGF visits Buhari in London President Muhammadu Buhari has told the chairman of the assemblies of heads of state and government of the African Union (AU) and president of Guinea, Alpha Conde, that he would More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, July 24th, 2017

Six ECOWAS countries to utilise Nigeria’s state of the art aviation safety laboratory equipment

The International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO, has said that Nigeria and six other ECOWAS countries will use the $5.8 million Safety Laboratory Equipment belonging to the Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB, More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Oil prices near $50 amid tension in the Gulf

Oil prices edged higher on a weaker dollar and diplomatic tensions in the Gulf on Friday. Benchmark Brent crude futures were up 24 cents at 49.54 dollars a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Kenya: Court sentences three men to death for stripping, assaulting woman

Three men have been sentenced to death for stripping and sexually assaulting a woman they believed dressed too provocatively. The men are Edward Gitau, Nicholas Mwangi and Meshak Mwangi, According to DAILY MAIL, More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, July 16th, 2017

US begins crackdown on Nigerians, others, with expired visas

The Donald Trump-led government of the United States (US) has sanctioned a crackdown on visitors with visa overstays. Top on the list are Nigeria, Brazil, Venezuela, China and Colombia. They are regarded as countries More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Nigerian govt reacts as two South African communities ask Nigerians to leave

The Nigerian mission in South Africa on Friday said it had waded into issues surrounding the alleged quit order given to Nigerians by two communities in that country. Martin Cobham, Nigeria’s Acting High Commissioner More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, May 26th, 2017

FG plans to shut down five foreign missions

The federal government has concluded arrangements to shut down five of its foreign missions. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, made disclosure on Thursday during a briefing on the achievements More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, May 20th, 2017

S’Africa deports 90 Nigerians

A total of 90 Nigerians were, on Friday, deported by the South African government to Nigeria. The victims were sent back home for allegedly committing immigration-related offences in the country. According to DSP More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Two Nigerians shot dead in South Africa

  Two Nigerians have been shot dead in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Mike Ibitoye, Chairman of the Nigeria Union in South Africa, disclosed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) via telephone from More...