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Another Batch Of Evacuees Stranded In Ukraine Arrive Nigeria




Another batch of Nigerian evacuees from Ukraine arrived in the country on Monday via the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Naija News reports the evacuees numbering 31 arrived at 6:30 am on a commercial flight aboard a Turkish airline and were received at the international wing of the airport.

The returnees were received by officials of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), and the Refugee Commission.

The latest evacuees were airlifted from Romania became the latest batch of stranded Nigerians in Ukraine to arrive in the county following the Russian invasion.

This is the second set of evacuees from Romania who arrived in the country, unlike the previous batches of returnees that arrived via chartered flights.

In a chat with Channels Television, an official of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the evacuees came on a commercial flight because they were few in number.

Meanwhile, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has said he did not exonerate embattled DCP Abba Kyari.

Malami, in a statement on Sunday, stated that he only asked for further probe into the activities of the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police.

Recall that the AGF in a piece of legal advice forwarded to the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, had called for further investigations, noting that a prima facie case of money laundering had been established against the DCP.

A statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, described as false the media reports that Malami’s Office had conclusively exonerated Abba Kyari

According to the statement, there appears to be a misunderstanding regarding the issue.

Malami’s spokesman noted that it was a case of work in progress in respect of which the office of the Attorney General of the federation requested for further probe in relation to some aspects of investigation.

He said that It was clear that the conclusion on the alleged contradiction on the issue was a clear case of misconception.

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