Tag: Migration

Buhari says the recharging of Lake Chad will curb illegal migration of young people to Europe    

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said the recharging of Lake Chad will help to reduce the irregular migration of youths striving to get into Europe through the Sahara Desert. He made the remark while hosting the President of Chad, Marshal Idris Deby Itno, at the State House in Abuja. According[Read More…]

“Climate change already influence migration”

Strong action on climate change as well as legal migration routes for those affected by environmental disasters are needed to address climate-related migration, experts on Friday said. The “tipping point” for climate migration “is already behind us,” Jean-Christophe Dumont, Head of International Migration at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and[Read More…]

In Israel, African Migrants Are Told To Leave Or Face Imprisonment

The Israeli government has issued a notice for thousands of African migrants to leave the country or face imprisonment, the BBC reports. The migrants will be given up to $3,500 (£2,600) for leaving within the next 90 days. They will be given the option of going to their home country[Read More…]

Nigerian Migrants Drink Urine To Survive In Libya – This Article Makes for a Compelling READ

written by Mansur Ibrahim   Clement Emeka, one of those repatriated back to Nigeria on Friday, says migrants drink their urine to survive. The new set of returnees arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 10:20pm. Emeka, an indigene of Abia state, said he was deceived by his aunty[Read More…]

Nigeria Not Pleased Italian Gov’t Buried Its Dead Female Migrants Forced To Leave Her Shores For Better Lives

The Federal Government of Nigeria has expressed surprise and shock over the sudden burial of the 26 African girls drowned in the Mediterranean Sea by Italian authorities nine days ahead of the slated date. The Italian Embassy earlier indicated to the DG NAPTIP that the burial will take place in[Read More…]

To Escape Nigeria, “I Wouldn’t Mind Being Sold Into Slavery in Libya” – Victims of Nigeria’s Failure Speak

The usual victim shaming and blaming has assailed CNN’s report on African migrants – some of them Nigerians – who are being sold into slavery in Libya. I read a potpourri of opinions on the human tragedy on social media, but I was irked by the non-lateral insult of the[Read More…]

26 Nigerian Women, Mostly Teenagers Die While Crossing Mediterranean Sea

Italian prosecutors are investigating the deaths of 26 Nigerian women – most of them teenagers – whose bodies were recovered at sea. There are suspicions that they may have been sexually abused and murdered as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean. Five migrants are being questioned in the southern port[Read More…]

Rebuilding the Berlin Wall: How Europe’s Anti-Migraton Agenda Threatens Stability In Nigeria

 By Mercy Abang   On August 13, 1961, the Communist government of the German Democratic Republic built a wall between East and West Berlin. The intention of that action to build a wall was to keep “fascists” from entering East Germany but importantly, it stemmed mass defections from East to[Read More…]

Adewunmi Emoruwa: Ngige’s Nkpara And The Nigerian Rock Of Unemployment

I begin this piece by reminiscing about a good old Christian song I used to sing and enjoy back in the days. It goes as follows; “This mountain shall be removed This mountain shall be removed in Jesus Name This mountain shall be removed By the spirit says the Lord”[Read More…]