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198 Nigerians Deported from Saudi Arabia

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The Federal Government on Saturday received no fewer than 198 Nigerians illegally residing in Saudi Arabia at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport at about 10 am.

This number was out of the 1,800 Nigerians living illegally in Saudi Arabia, who were given amnesty to return to the country.

The 198 persons including women and children returned with their luggage on board a Med-View aircraft.


Officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Kano received the first batch of the returnees.

Mohammed Yahaya-Sani, the Consular at the Nigerian Consulate in Jedda, Saudi Arabia, who led the illegal immigrants to Nigeria, told newsmen at the airport that the Federal Government sponsored their return.

According to him, the illegal migrants voluntarily reported to the Nigerian Embassy to be returned to Nigeria in compliance with the three months evacuation notice issued to them by Saudi authorities, which will expire on July 24.

Yahaya-Sani said that contrary to speculations, the returnees were not deported rather they voluntarily accepted the amnesty offer granted them by the Saudi authorities for illegal immigrants to leave the country.

“They decided on their own to return to Nigeria. The Saudi authorities offered amnesty to all illegal immigrants to leave the country within three months,” he said.

The official handed over the returnees to NEMA officials at the airport who witnessed and documented their returns before they later departed to their various towns and villages.


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Neymar Tells Teammates He Is Off To PSG As He Drops Controversial Social Media Hint

Barcelona star Neymar is reported to have made a huge decision over his future. The Brazilian is a top transfer target of Psg with the Ligue 1 giants who are expected to match the player’s €222 release clause.

Neymar has reportedly been offered a € 30 million-a-year deal and the player is said to have given his green light to a move the Parc des Princes.


According to Le Parisien, Neymar has already informed his teammates that he will be joining Psg this summer and many Psg players are ‘sure that the Brazilian will soon arrive in Paris’.

The Brazilian super star has added further doubts over his Barcelona future posting a controversial social media post on Instagram.

Many have linked Neymar’s latest picture share on social media with his will to move to Paris. If Neymar officially agrees to move to Psg, the Brazilian would become the most expensive player in the history of the game.

Barcelona star Neymar is reported to have made a huge decision over his future. The Brazilian is a top transfer target of Psg with the Li...

‘Nigerians Should Expect New Data Prices Soon’- NCC Reveals

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has said Nigerians should expect a new data price as soon as an on-going cost-based research is concluded.

This was disclosed in Abuja by the Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, Umar Garba Dambatta during a chat with DAILY POST.

According to him, the commission had noticed that the level of data usage was growing across the country and there was need for an affordable and acceptable price floor for data. He said this was necessary in order to forestall a price war in the data sub-segment of the telecommunications industry.


Dambatta disclosed that the commission was looking at other temporary measures in other to ensure that data services improved.

He said: “We have noticed that the level of data usage is growing. This attests to the earlier assertion by the NCC that data is going to be the next frontier. “You recall that NCC attempted to do the interim price floor for data in order to ensure that we do not have a price war in the data sub-segment of the industry.

“This of course met with resistance from the consumers; and because the NCC is a listening agency, we suspended the interim price floor.

“As I am talking to you, there is a cost-based study going on in order to arrive at an accepted, affordable data price floor which will come into force as soon as the consultants’ work is concluded. “That is, as soon as the outcome of this consultancy that is on-going over data price is discussed,.as usual, and is further consulted upon with other stakeholders who we expect will provide useful information towards arriving at an acceptable price floor for data.

“We are also looking at other temporary measures in other to ensure that data services improve. “We are thinking about providing palliatives to smaller operators in the industry. I‎ mean those with about 7.5 percent share of the market.

“We are in discussion with them in order to see how we can help them to provide data services in different part of the country even as we are talking with bigger operators to ensure that we find a way to improve the quality of data services.”

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has said Nigerians should expect a new data price as soon as an on-going cost-based research ...

Heartbreaking: 2 Kids Of the Same Parents Killed As Flood Ravages Onitsha

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Two children of same parents aged 12 and 6 have been confirmed dead following massive flooding in Okpoko, New Haven Layout, Ogbaru, Anambra State, The Sun News reports.

Rainfall which started on Thursday evening and lasted through the early morning yesterday left several properties damaged in parts of Onitsha, Owelle Aja and Oduke in Obosi and Okpoko area.


Church buildings, fences, vehicles and houses were damaged in the flooding. In Okpoko area, streets affected include Achina, Ojibe, Onyekwelu and Emenike.

Consoling Mr John Obasi, father of the victims, chieftain of the Progressive Peoples Alliance and governorship aspirant, Mr. Godwin Ezeemo lamented that lack of proper planning and drainage system had caused untold hardship in several parts of the state.

Ezeemo who was pained by the loss of the children under such circumstances called on both state and federal governments to urgently come to the aid of the displaced and affected families.

President General of Okpoko community, Chief Linus Ezenwamma blamed the flooding in the area on indiscriminate dumping of refuse leading to blockage of drainage channels.

File photo: A flooded area  Two children of same parents aged 12 and 6 have been confirmed dead following massive flooding in Okpoko, ...

Michy Batshuayi Scored Twice As Chelsea Thrash Arsenal 3-0 In Pre-Season Friendly

Chelsea recovered some of their pride following their FA Cup final loss to Arsenal two months ago as a Michy Batshuayi masterclass helped Antonio Conte’s men beat the Gunners 3-0 in Beijing on Saturday.

The Belgian first set up Willian for the opener in the 40th minute before he doubled Chelsea’s advantage with a goal of his own two minutes later.

Batshuayi then smashed home a superb effort shortly after the break to seal a 3-0 friendly victory, which will boost Chelsea ahead of their games against Bayern Munich and Inter Milan.

Arsene Wenger, meanwhile, will be worried at the ease with which the Premier League champions defeated his side.

It was just under two months ago when Arsenal got one over their London rivals Chelsea with a 2-1 FA Cup final win at Wembley – a game the Gunners seriously impressed in.

You Can Watch The Goals Highlights Below:

Chelsea recovered some of their pride following their FA Cup final loss to Arsenal two months ago as a Michy Batshuayi masterclass helped...

JUST IN: Arsenal New Boy, Lacazette Scores as Gunners Win 2-0 in First Pre-season Fixture (Video)

(Back L-R) goalkeeper Petr Cech, Per Mertesacker, Danny Welbeck, Kristian Bielik, Joe Willock (Front L-R) Theo Walcott, Francis Coquelin, Reiss Nelson, Cohen Bramall, Sead Kolasinac, and Mesut Ozil 

Arsenal’s club record £53million signing, Alexandre Lacazette, took less than 15 minutes to score his first goal for his new employers as they breezed to a 2-0 win over Sydney on the first match of their tour to Australia and China.

According to Dailymail, the Frenchman, who entered the fray on 68 minutes, had the ball in the back of the net on 83, when he calmly slotted fellow substitute Alex Iwobi’s pull-back home from around 10 yards out.


Granit Xhaka runs over as Eddie Nketiah and Alex Iwobi celebrate with Lacazette after opening his account 

Lacazette was handed the number nine jersey following his much-heralded arrival and perhaps gave a glimpse of things to come with a predatory finish.

The Gunners had wasted a staggering number of chances to double their lead after Per Mertesacker’s early opener. But Lacazette made no mistake and Arsene Wenger will have noted his impact.

Mertesacker had said he wanted to make his final season a fairytale. He got the first chapter off to a decent start here.

Less than five minutes had elapsed when the big man put the visitors, attacking the Jonny Wilkinson End, into the lead - turning on a deflected Mesut Ozil corner from three yards out and volleying into the corner.

The finish was considerably better than the celebration, in which the German set off running, jumped in the air and landed on the spot. Regardless, it delighted the vast majority of an impressive 80,432 crowd.

This was the first time the Gunners have played Down Under for 40 years and the iconic stadium was awash with the famous red shirts with white sleeves.

A shame, then, that Arsenal played in their new, admittedly sleek, third strip of black and grey.

Watch the match highlight below;

(Back L-R) goalkeeper Petr Cech, Per Mertesacker, Danny Welbeck, Kristian Bielik, Joe Willock (Front L-R) Theo Walcott, Francis Coqueli...

BREAKING NEWS: Etisalat Nigeria Rebrands, Now Known as 9Mobile Telecom

According to Premium Times, Etisalat Nigeria on Thursday rallied to move away from the shadows of its troubles by taking a new brand name.

At end of a management meeting of the telecom firm in Lagos, 9Mobile was adopted by the company as the new brand name.

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According to Premium Times, Etisalat Nigeria on Thursday rallied to move away from the shadows of its troubles by taking a new brand name...


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