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Nigerians among 896 boat migrants rescued by Italy

File Photo: A Malta Air Force handout photo dated 15 August 2009 shows would-be illegal immigrants being taken to Malta after being rescued from a sinking dinghy.

Italy has rescued 896 migrants, among them Nigerians, crossing the Mediterranean by boat overnight, the navy said on Friday, after the government warned of an “emergency” caused by a surge in new arrivals. Three navy warships and two coast guard patrol boats took on the migrants in the Mediterranean and they were then transferred to […]

Knocks For Fani-Kayode For Meeting With Jonathan


Eromosele Ebhomele Many Nigerians who could not bear the way chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Femi Fani-Kayode, went to Aso-Rock where he met with President Goodluck Jonathan last night, immediately took to different social network platforms to vent their anger against him, with many calling him a betrayer of the masses of the country. […]

Africa’s Biggest Economy Tag: Nigerians Blast Okonjo-Iweala

Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Minister of Finannce, during her address

Angry reactions have continued to trail the announcement that Nigeria’s economy is now bigger than that of South Africa following the rebasing exercise carried out by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, at the weekend. The result of a long awaited rebasing of Africa’s most populous nation showed that Nigeria’s GDP of $453 billion in […]

544 Nigerians return home from Switzerland

The Swiss Federal Office of Migration (FOM) said 544 Nigerians previously living in Switzerland returned home in 2013 under its Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programme (VRRP). This is contained in a statement issued by the FOM at the end the 5th Meeting of the Technical Committee for the Swiss-Nigerian migration partnership on Tuesday in Abuja. […]

2 Britons, 10 Nigerians arrested for crude oil theft

File photo: some arrested oil thieves

Two Britons and 10 Nigerians have been arrested on charges of trying to bribe a military officer to facilitate oil theft, the military said on Friday. Major-General E.J. Atewe, commander of the mixed military and police Joint Task Force (JTF) for the oil-producing Niger Delta region, said two of the bunkerers, both Nigerian, had gone […]

Nigerians topple Russians as third biggest spenders in UK

a UK shopper

Nigerians accounted for four percent of shopping in the United Kingdom in February, spending an average of 628 pounds per transaction. The Nigerian share of UK’s spending may on the surface sound insignificant, but it has shot Nigerians ahead of Russians. The Nigerians according to latest statistics by Global Blue were the third biggest spenders […]

Knocks For Jonathan Over Media Chat


Eromosele Ebhomele Nigerians this morning slammed President Goodluck Jonathan over his responses to questions he was asked last night during a media chat session, with some saying his answers portrayed unnecessary arrogance while he made efforts to hide salient truths. The President had stated that he had absolute power to suspend the Governor of Central […]

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