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Nigeria Immigration Arrests 40 Illegal Immigrants In Calabar

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illegal immigrantsThe Nigeria Immigration Service in Cross River, said on Thursday that it had arrested 40 illegal immigrants who entered the country without valid travelling documents.

Funke Adeuyi, Comptroller of Immigration in the state, made this known while parading the illegal immigrants before news men at the immigration office in Calabar.

Ms. Adeuyi said that the arrest was part of the activities of the NIS to expel illegal immigrants from Nigeria.

These illegal immigrants were arrested on Monday Feb. 9 by the intelligence group of the NIS at different locations in the state.

“We have thoroughly screened and profiled them. We have also identified those ones that are not here with their valid travelling documents. At the end of the day, we have been able to identify 40 of them and they will be leaving the country as soon as possible.

“Out of the 40 of them, 12 are from Mali, 10 from Burkina Faso, six from Niger Republic, five from Guinea, three from Senegal and four from Cameroon”, she said.

The comptroller said those arrested were jobless and roaming the streets of Calabar.

She lauded the effort of the Comptroller General of NIS, David Parradang, for equipping immigration personnel to fight human trafficking, child labour and illegal migrants.

Ms. Adeuyi reiterated the commitment of the command to monitor the nooks and crannies of the state to ensure peace and safety.

“Nigerian society is open to law abiding and ECOWAS nationals who get into this country with their valid papers, but at any time we find any illegal ones, we will send them back”, she said.

She advised residents to be cautious of illegal persons around them and report same to security agencies for prompt action.

(NAN)

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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