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12,574 Nigerians voluntarily return from Libya in 23 months – NEMA

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday said 12,574 Nigerians have so far returned from Libya under the Assisted Voluntary Returnees Programme, which began in April 2017.

The Coordinator, NEMA Lagos Territorial Office, Malam Idris Muhammed made this while receiving a fresh batch of 174 Nigerians who arrived from Libya on Thursday night.

Muhammed lauded the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU) for facilitating the return of Nigerians stranded in the volatile North African country.

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According to him, over 4,900 of the returnees have also been trained on various skill acquisition and empowerment training by IOM through special funding facilitated by the EU.

He added that most of these returnees had set up various businesses in their choice of occupation and were contributing their quota to national development.

Muhammed assured the returnees of the Federal Government’s readiness to continue to support and collaborate with other development partners in providing enabling environment for young Nigerians to actualise their potential.

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He said the new returnees arrived on the 64th flight facilitated by the IOM and EU.

Muhammed said: “The returnees were brought back aboard an Al Buraq Airline Boeing 737-800 aircraft with flight number UZ 389-390 and registration number 5A-DMG.

“The aircraft arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 9.45 p.m.

“At the end of profiling, the breakdown of the returnees shows that they were 62 female adults, 11 female children and 11 female infants making a total of 84 females.

“The males were composed of 74 male adults, 12 male children and four male infants making a total of 90 males,” the NEMA coordinator said.

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Former NNPC GMD, Maikanti Baru, is dead

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The immediate past Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Maikanti Baru, is dead.

Baru’s death was announced by the current GMD of the corporation, Mele Kyari, on Saturday morning.

The former NNPC boss was said to have died late last night.

In a tweet via his official Twitter handle, Kyari described his predecessor as a brother, friend and mentor.

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He said,

“My brother, my friend and my mentor, Dr. Kachalla Baru, immediate past GMD of NNPC died late last night.

“He was of exemplary character and disposition. May Allah forgive him and have mercy upon him” Kyari twitted.

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Lady teams up with her friends to smash boyfriend’s windscreen after he cheated on her (video)

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A video making rounds on social media show the moment a lady teamed up with her friends to smash the windscreen of her lover.

According to the video, it could be heard that the guy cheated on the lady with some of her friends.

This caused the lady to invite some of her friends over to deal with him.

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From the video, the lady can be seen ordering her friend to break the windscreen and her friend obeyed the order to the latter.

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Air Peace evacuates 301 Chinese from Nigeria

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Air Peace has evacuated 301 Chinese from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, China’s most populous, commercial city.

Mr. Stanley Olisa, Spokesman of the airline, said in a statement on Friday that the evacuation which took place on Thursday was arranged by the Chinese government.

Olisa said that the flight took off about 10: 05 p.m. Nigerian time and arrived in China at about 1:15 p.m. Nigerian time on Friday.

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He said that Air Peace was also the airline that evacuated Israelis in Nigeria late March and has been contacted by other countries for evacuation operations.

“Air Peace on Thursday, May 28, operated its second flight to China as we evacuated 301 Chinese nationals back to their country,” he said.

He added The flight departed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at exactly 10.05 p.m to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, China.

He said Air Peace deployed its Boeing 777 aircraft with the registration number 5N-BWI for the evacuation exercise.

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The Regional Airport Manager, South West, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mrs. Victoria Shin-Aba, said the flight: P47807 pushed back from the Echo terminal of MMIA at 9:40 p.m. with 325 souls on board – 301 Chinese evacuees and 24 crew members.

She explained that all relevant government agencies such as FAAN, Nigeria Immigration Service, Port Health Services officials, and others were fully on the ground to ensure the success of the evacuation exercise.

“Air Peace is slated to carry out more evacuation operations for other nationals living in Nigeria, as the airline and other domestic operators gear up to resume scheduled flight operations soon.

“There are indications that commercial flight operations would resume early June, as the Nigerian Civil

Aviation Authority (NCAA) has started auditing airlines in preparation for scheduled passenger service,” she said.

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