NEMA receives 144 stranded Nigerians from Niger Republic
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on April 4, 2023
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has received another batch of 144 stranded Nigerians from Niamey, Niger Republic.
NEMA Coordinator Kano Territorial Office, Dr. Nurudeen Abdullahi, disclosed this while receiving the returnees at Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano.
Abdullahi, represented by NEMA Kano Head of Human Resources, Suleiman Sa’ad-Abubakar, says the returnees arrived at the airport at about 2:30 p.m.
He says the returnees were brought back under the care of the International Organisation for Migration, IOM, from Niamey through a voluntary repatriation programme.
Abdullahi notes that the returnees were from different parts of the country; some from Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Abia, Sokoto and Edo, among other states.
The NNPC Limited has denied a report that it paid N20 billion to ghost consultants.
The report published by an online platform alleged that NNPC paid the sum of N20bn to ghost consultants and theft of multi-billion Naira tax due to the Ogun State Government.
A statement by Mr. Garba Muhammad, Chief Corporate Communications Officer, NNPCL explained that as a responsible corporate organization, NNPCL does not have or deal with ghost consultants.
Finally, the World Health Organisation, WHO, is saying that around 17.5 per cent of the adult population that is; roughly one in six worldwide experience infertility.
The UN agency says large numbers of people are affected by infertility in their lifetime, showing the urgent need to increase access to affordable, high-quality fertility care for those in need.
The new estimates show limited variation in the prevalence of infertility between regions.
Infertility is a disease of the male or female reproductive system, defined by the failure to achieve a pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual contact.