Monday, 14 April 2014


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The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) Southwest Zone has just unveiled singer Nikki Laoye as one of their Celebrity Voices, who would help bring to the forefront the activities of the NCFRMI as well as the plight of refugees and other persons of concern.
The Commission, which is an establishment under the Presidency (Federal Government of Nigeria), revealed this new development at their Town Hall meeting organized in Lagos over the weekend, with the Community of Refugees in Lagos State. 

Held in conjunction with the Lions Club International & presided by the SouthWest Zonal head - Mrs Magaret Ukegbu, the meeting was a forum of interaction with the refugees to determine their needs and discuss their challenges of integrating into the Nigerian society as well as present them with donations of materials, food stuffs, multivitamins and clothing materials.
It was also an opportunity for the Southwest Zone of the NCFRMI to introduce Nikki Laoye officially to all present at the meeting.

An explosion has rocked the Nyanya Park in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory

Many have been killed in an early morning explosion which occurred today, 14th of April, 2014 at a motor park in Nyanya area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. 
The explosion occurred in a section of the park allocated to luxury buses popularly called El-Rufa’i buses, with a lot of passengers at the motor park.
Eye witness accounts say casualties are high but can’t confirm the exact figures.The incident is said to have occurred at about 6.45 am during the rush hour.
NSCDC officials, Fire Service, NEMA, the DSS and Police have been on ground battling to contain the situation.
One of the victims at Nyanya Park, Kunle Bamidele, told Channels Television that he was on a queue to get on a bus when he and other passengers heard a loud blast and scampered to safety.
Channels Television also spoke to the Head of Anti-Terror Unit of the NSCDC,  whose men have been at the scene to control the situation.
“Yes the situation is exactly what you are seeing on ground, there has been an explosion of high magnitude and several lives have been lost, even as you are looking on the ground you’ll see patches of human flesh.
“We are here as first responded to try to mitigate the situation on the humanitarian intervention… It is a suspicion that it was a bomb placed on the ground, so we have asked the office to send in more people so that we can take care of this crowd control in case of the unfortunate again.”
On the casualty level, he said, “Honestly nobody can do that now but as I’m telling you we have had over 7 to 8 vehicles from Civil Defence,  from NEMA and other agencies who have done evacuations.”
The NEMA Director of Search and Rescues, who spoke off camera said that at least 30 vehicles have been destroyed.