Friday, December 12, 2014

100 Nigerians deported from Finland yesterday

    No fewer than 100 Nigerians were deported from Finland yesterday Thursday December 11th after failing to get asylum. According to The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the deportees included women, children and whole families. They arrived at the Cargo Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, at 7a.m. aboard cargo airline - Privilege Gourment.
    A deportee, Mr Isaac Ejiofor, told NAN that he had no criminal records in Finland and wondered why he was deported after spending over one year in the asylum camp. Ejiofor said he was earlier in Greece but later travelled to Finland to seek asylum in a bid to get a permit to work there."A policeman asked me what I want since I did not have any criminal record to warrant my deportation. I said I wanted to work and live a normal life in Finland, so he (policeman) told me to seek asylum and I did that. I was taken to the asylum camp and was there for more than a year processing my work documents. There were other African nationals there with four Nigerians. Suddenly, we, the Nigerians were brought out and deported without any reason."
    The Nigerian Embassy in Finland refused to come to my aid, even after I paid 1,500 euros to embassy officials’’, he alleged. Another deportee, who wanted to be identified as Jackson, alleged that officials of the Nigerian Embassy in Finland colluded with some Finnish immigration officers to extort money from asylum seekers in the camp. Jackso said that the embassy officials promised to assist them to get work permits from the Finnish authority.A female deportee, simply called Esther, said that she and her husband had been in Finland for over 14 years and was surprised that they were deported without committing any offense. Esther said she was deported along with her husband and seven-year old daughter without any compensation. She said that other Africans in the camp were given an opportunity to stay and work in Finland, but that the Finnish authorities were hostile to      Nigerians.She appealed to the Federal Government to come to their aid, particularly Nigerians in Finland and other European countries. She said most Nigerians in asylum in Finland came from other parts of Europe like Greece, Denmark, Sweden and Norway in order to acquire work documents.NAN reports that of the deportees, three men were arrested for violence and were taken to the MMIA Police Station. Some others were arrested on arrival by the police for travel offenses and taken by a sheriff bus to the Criminal Investigation Department, Nigerian Police Force, Alagbon Close, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Abducted kids re-unite with their parents

     Raphael and Michael Esharegharan, who were abducted by their nanny on Dec 6th, were found today in Shagamu, Ogun state. There are unconfirmed reports that the parents, who arrived the police station in Shagamu this evening, paid a ransom. Fortunately the kids were found well and healthy and have since been released to their parents.

Okorocha picks Imo APC Governorship ticket after losing Presidential

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has picked the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in absentia as he was still in Lagos for the party’s National Convention which ended on Thursday evening. Okorocha’s emergence as the party’s governorship flag bearer in the state came barely few hours after coming fourth in the just concluded APC presidential primary elections at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. During the Owerri event, which took place at the Imo International Conference Centre, the Commissioner for Lands and Urban Planning, Uche Nwosu, who was secretly adopted as the APC governorship candidate by the party’s delegates, announced his withdrawal from the race. Speaking before the ratification of the Governor’s candidature, ChannelsTV reports that the Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Mr. John Alamba, said that the party had the power to substitute any candidate that withdraws from the race. Nwosu, in his brief speech said that his withdrawal from the race was based on personal and family reasons, adding that the interest of the party supersedes his personal ambition. He enjoined the party members to give same support and solidarity to the new candidate, Governor Okorocha. Apart from the delegates, also present at the event were all the state executive of the Imo State All Progressives Congress, except the Chairman who was still in Lagos, members of the Okorocha’s cabinet and other state appointees. 

Ritualists on Prowl in Osun State as more mutilated bodies are found

    Just few days after a mutilated corpse of an unidentified lady was found inside an uncompleted building in Magaji Area of Iwo, Osun State, unidentified persons suspected to be ritualists in the early hours of yesterday dumped two unidentified mutilated bodies on Ife/Ibadan Expressway.The incident, which would be the second reported case of suspected ritual killing in Osun State in the last five days has been generating confusion and panic among many residents of the state.
    Daily Sun was reliably informed that the bodies must have been dumped by two different vehicles coming from Ibadan, towards Ife before day break.A man, who claimed to be among the first set of people that arrived at the scene where the bodies were dumped, who simply identified himself as Adekunle, said: “We strongly suspect that the bodies were dumped as early as 4 a.m.From our observations, the same parts were missing in both bodies. Heads, private parts and their limbs were all cut off. We only met the torsos. We could not also determine the sexes of the bodies because unsuspecting vehicles had smashed them possibly because it was still dark when they were dumped.”Another resident of Wasinmi, who preferred anonymity, urged security agents to intensify surveillance on the area, stressing those cases of ritual killings are usually on the increase during end of the year and election period.

According to him, ritualists, especially those involved in picking unsuspecting passengers on the road may have set up camps in the forest around the expressway. He, therefore, called on the police to ensure all-day-round monitoring of activities on and around the road to put an end to activities of ritualists in the area.

Photo of the morning

     Nicki gave fans a sneak peek at her 2015 calendar and she sure has hearts racing..However, some fans were asking "where the butt at?" Photoshop?


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