The Irish engineer, Robert Gray, killed by bandits in Taraba state, north eastern Nigeria had worked for a number of years in Nigeria in road construction projects with Irish company PW, the Irish Independent newspaper has reported.
“He was married to a nurse, Westport native Jeanette Kearns, and the couple have twin daughters who are due to start secondary school next week.
What most Nigerians culturally do by using corporal punishment to correct their children when they do wrong and go scot free has become the albatross for two Nigerian couples resident in the United Kingdom.
For beating their six children with brooms, hoovers and wires and even giving their baby a morphine overdose after childbirth, the Nigerian couple, Joseph and Gloria Musa (pictured above with their children) have been jailed for seven years each in London, with the UK press calling them all sorts of names.
At least 34 Indian Businessmen have arrived Nigeria to foster greater synergy with their Nigerian counterparts in the chemicals, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics areas, the High Commission of India to Nigeria has said.
“The highpoint of their visit would be a Buyer-Seller Meet at on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Hotel de Renaissance, Ikeja, Lagos, which would be inaugurated by Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Mahesh Sachdev,” the Commission said in a statement.
This event is meant to provide a discussion platform for visiting Indian businessmen with their Nigerian counterparts. It was learnt that the Indian Chemical Business Delegation, which arrived on Sunday, would be in Nigeria until 1 August. Continue reading
Abuja – Mr Olugbenga Ashiru, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Monday said about 50 Nigerians had so far been evacuated from Syria following the ongoing crises in the country.
Ashiru said in Abuja that the evacuees complied with government’s directive to leave Syria and he advised others to vacate the Middle East nation.
“We have evacuated quite a lot of Nigerians from Syria, it was not an airlift exercise like we did in the case of Libya because they are very few. Continue reading
Comptroller General of Immigrations, Mrs. Rose Uzoma has announced plans to screen, register and monitor all Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) citizens desirous of staying in Nigeria saying the service will no longer tolerate the presence of anybody without valid travel documents residing in the country.
Addressing a meeting of zonal coordinators and comptrollers of immigration from the 36 states commands and the FCT, Uzoma advised officers and men of the service to redouble their efforts in ensuring that all illegal entry routes into the country are permanently blocked. Continue reading
Immigration Minister, Damian Green
Interim measures from July will ban appeals for those visiting cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces or nephews.
According to the Home Office, the number of appeals from those wanting to visit family living in the UK has risen to almost 50,000 a year, with failed applicants accounting for nearly 40% of all immigration appeals.
This, the department says, is “burdening the system and diverting resources which could otherwise be used to settle asylum claims and foreign criminals’ deportation cases”.
In future, applicants will need to re-apply for a visa – which start from a cost of £78 for a short-term visit – if they are turned down. Appeals will still be permitted on the grounds of human rights or race discrimination. Continue reading
In this photo, AFP captures a naked African female migrant described as a prostitute in a series of raids by Israel’s immigration police aimed at rounding up and deporting illegal African immigrants. The scene was recorded on Tuesday near Levinsky Park, in the Mediterranean city of Tel Aviv, where thousands of migrants reside. The question urgently begging for an answer is why was the woman not allowed to put on clothes before her arrest. Photo:AFP/ JACK GUEZ
German: Raupach Edgar
A Joint Task Force (JTF) raid this morning to free a German Engineer, Raupach Fritz Edgar, who was kidnapped in Kano (along Zaria bypass) on January 26 (few days after the coordinated bombing that rocked the ancient city) this year was unsuccessful and led to the man’s murder by his captors.
The raid by the JTF which lasted about 30 minutes was conducted at Danbare area opposite the new campus of the Bayero University Kano, after the men of the JTF had successfully traced the hideout of the kidnappers. Unfortunately, Mr Edgar was killed before the JTF could apprehend his captors. Continue reading
Nigerians travelling to the United Kingdom (UK) will require pre-entry tuberculosis screening with effect from 2013, the spokesman of the British High Commission, Mr Hooman Nouruzi, has said.
Nouruzi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja that the policy affected 67 countries listed as `tuberculosis endemic’ by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
He said that under the new scheme, travellers to the UK would be tested for tuberculosis as part of the visa procedure. Continue reading