The International Organisation for Migration, in collaboration with the Federal Government, repatriated 155 Nigerian irregular migrants stranded across various parts of Libya.
This is contained in a statement issued by the IOM on Wednesday in Lagos.
The returnees arrived at the Cargo Wing of Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos, late Tuesday evening on board an Al Buraq Air Boeing 737-800 with registration number 5A-DMG, It added that of 155 returnees that arrived, 125 were females, 22 males and eight infants.
IOM said that officials of the National Emergency Management Agency, Port Health Service, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons and Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria were at the airport to receive the returnees
Family members arrested in Anambra for forcefully taking underaged children of widow after accusing her of kiIIing her husband
A woman, Felicia Nwosu, was arrested alongside her daughter, Chinenye Nwosu, for forcefully taking the underage children of her late son’s widow in Ndiowu, Orumba North local government area of Anambra State.
The arrest which was carried out at the weekend after a complaint was made to the Anambra Ministry of Women and Social Welfare by the widow, Mrs. Sharon Nwosu.
The widow, a native of Enumbom Ndiowu, who was uncontrollably in tears at the office of the Women Affairs Commissioner, Hon. Hon Ify Obinabo, while narrating her ordeal, said her in-laws took her two children from her after her husband’s death and accused her of killing him.
According to Sharon, the issue started after she refused to hand over her late husband’s laptop and phone to Ifeanyi Nwosu, a younger brother of her late husband who demanded to take possession of the said property.
She said she was shocked that such a request was made a few days after her late husband’s demise.
Sharon revealed that the in-laws asked her to hand over the laptop so that the younger brother would be able to take over the contract her late husband who was an architect just secured, warning her not to tell anyone.
Sharon also said that she was still dealing with her husband’s demise only to find out that her own mother had also died the same day.
According to the widow, days before they took her children, they consistently told her kids that she was responsible for their father’s death and broke Into her room after her husband’s funeral to cart away all the money sympathizers gave to her.
Hon Ify Obinabo registered her displeasure over the development and assured the widow of getting her children back from her in-laws.
The alleged culprits were later arrested and brought to the Anambra State Criminal Investigation Department Awka where they were served a letter mandating them to appear before the Commissioner on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, with all the parties involved in the case for further investigation.
A Police woman who rejected a bribe offered to her by a transporter for stolen goods has been rewarded.
The woman, Inspector Charity Oyor who was on duty in Onitsha saw a vehicle ladened with cables, felt suspicious and decided to flag it down but when she was offered a bribe, she rejected it and invited operatives who later found out the goods were stolen
Fear has gripped hospital workers in Ebonyi State following an internal memo within the National Obstetric Fistula Centre, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, alerting workers of an outbreak of a new variant of COVID-19 in the State.
The internal memo dated August 22, 2023, emanated from the office of the head of clinical services and was addressed to the hospital community.
It was tiled: ‘FYI: COVID IS ON THE PROWL AGAIN, CAUTION, PLEASE’, and signed by Dr. Yakubu E.N, Head of Clinical Services.
It reads, “With the new variant, BA.4 and BA.5 COVID delta, there is no cough, no fever. It’s a lot of joint pain, headache, neck and upper back pain, general weakness, loss of appetite and pneumonia. Sore throat that resembles strep throat, and of course, more virulent and with a higher mortality rate. It takes less time to go to extremes. Sometimes without symptoms. Be more careful.
Residents of Laurel School Cross, inside the Bungalow Estate axis, in the Jakande Estate area of Isolo Local Government Area, Lagos State, are counting their losses after task force officials from the Lagos State Building Control Agency demolished rows of lockup shops in their community.
Many of the affected residents, who are mostly petty traders, narrated that their sad ordeal started in the early Wednesday afternoon when dozens of LASBCA task force officials, alongside armed security officers, arrived with chainsaws and
The Adamawa State Police Command has apprehended a 94-year-old man, Muhammed Abubakar for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl at Tappare ward, Ganye Local Government Area of the State.
In a statement issued on Wednesday by SP Sulaiman Nguroje, the Police Public Relation Officer, he said the suspect, identified as a herbalist, had been in the habit of deceiving young females by giving them sugar and sweet items.
He added that the latest incident happened on 18th August, 2023, while the victim was passing by the suspect’s house, adding that the suspect called the teenager into his house and took advantage of her.
According to the statement, “investigation on the case so far reveals that the suspect while committing the act rubbed some concoction in the form of perfume on the victim which made the victim ill after the incident.