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Nigeria, Benin, Niger set up joint border patrol  

Border closure: Customs arrests 697 illegal migrants, seizes N7.3bn goods

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Tuesday said it had arrested 697 illegal migrants and seized 86,602 bags of foreign parboiled rice among other contraband worth N7.3...

CG Customs Hameed Ali

Border operation: Officials seize 3,560 bags of rice, arrest 33 illegal migrants 

33 illegal migrants attempting to travel through Nigeria’s land borders have been arrested by security operatives deployed to secure the borders in a joint military...

Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini

Our ports remain closed to illegal migrants — Italy Interior Minister 

“The ports have been, and remain, CLOSED”, Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini tweeted on Monday, as his office released an eight-page directive on...

2016 migrant death toll in Mediterranean nears 4,000 – IOM

2,000 illegal migrants, including Nigerians, drown in Med Sea 

An non-governmental organisation, the Migration Enlightenment Project Nigeria (MEPN) has said that over 2,000 illegal migrants, including Nigerians who attempted to move...

Buhari disowns illegal migrants during conference with German Chancellor

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday warned Nigerians who continue to migrate from the country through illegal routes, despite the inherent dangers, that they are on...

Libya smugglers broadcast abuse of African migrants on social media to demand ransoms

Rise in illegal migrants worries Algeria

  A senior official in Algeria’s interior ministry, Hassen Kacimisaid, on Thursday expressed concern that the country expects to get more illegal migrants from...

Buhari commiserate with Nasarawa over gas explosion

Stay back home and better your lives, Buhari tells illegal migrants

By Patience Danjuma President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday urged illegal migrants to stay back in Nigeria and find ways to improve their personal economies. He said such...

Stay at home to better your lives, Buhari advises illegal migrants

Stay at home to better your lives, Buhari advises illegal migrants

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday urged illegal migrants to stay back in Nigeria and find ways to improve their personal economies. He said such step was...

Migrants crossing the Sahara desert into Libya ride on the back of a pickup truck outside Agadez

NIS mounts tight security to prevent illegal migrants to Niger

By Patience Danjuma  The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in Niger says security has been tightened up at the Babana border post in Burgu Local Government Area,...

101 illegal migrants nabbed in Lagos

101 illegal migrants nabbed in Lagos

No fewer than 101 alleged irregular migrants were on Tuesday apprehended and arrested by the Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service. Those arrested were...

Police arrests 84 illegal migrants heading to Libya at Seme 

Police arrests 84 illegal migrants heading to Libya at Seme 

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said on Thursday in Ikeja, that 84 illegal immigrants were apprehended within the Seme border axis. The commissioner...

Illegal migrants: Police intercept 84 at Seme border

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said on Thursday in Ikeja, that 84 illegal immigrants were apprehended within the Seme border axis. The...