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Nigerians Deported In Mexico by vikiviko(m): 12:44pm On Mar 18, 2008
Nigeria's official delegation sent to Mexico to cheer to victory Nigeria's world boxing council heavyweight champion Samuel Peter was reportedly to have been  deported to London without their luggage.
The delegation comprised, Mr. Ogbonya onovo, a Deputy inspector General of Police, MR. olusegun Efuntayo, an Assistant Inspector General of Police, as well as all the members of the Akwa Ibom state Government.
Differerent reasons were adduced for the deportation, First, is the large contingent of delegates; twenty four people which the Mexicans considered larger than what was originally approved by the organizers of the fight.
Another reason was that the Nigerian delegation unilaterilly decided to transit through spain to Mexico without visas. Thirdly, most of the deportees allegedly also did not have hotel reservations in MEXICO CITY.
Are the Mexican immigartion justified for there action?
Is it right to deport a Person without allowing to carry luggae?
What is the relationship between Nigeria and Mexico as regards visa ?
What do you think the Nigerian foreign affairs ministry should do now?
Re: Nigerians Deported In Mexico by pastor t(m): 3:00pm On Mar 18, 2008
source pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!
Re: Nigerians Deported In Mexico by ty4real(m): 5:04pm On Mar 18, 2008
@Poster!
I am not surprised,Nigerians have been known for their ways of doing things,I guess those dignitaries had to carry their behaviours to an international level cause in 9ja they feel they untouchable and they can go scot free with soem negligence on their part.Who cares wht happens to them,at least God is using that to humiliate them all of 9ja leaders who feel they are untouchable.They need that kind of experience for them to know that the rich also cry my guy so long thing ooooo wink
Re: Nigerians Deported In Mexico by pahtahkee: 1:49pm On Mar 21, 2008
@Poster,
Where is the source to this information?

@Topic,
How could they be deported to London? Are they UK citizens? If yes, what then is need for Ministry of Foreign affairs to intervene? Let the Home Office in UK handle matters of their citizens. angry
Re: Nigerians Deported In Mexico by Dis Guy: 7:26pm On Mar 21, 2008
http://www.punchng.com/Articl.aspx?theartic=Art2008031021402453

A delegation of the Federal Government that left Nigeria to cheer Samuel Peter to victory in his World Boxing Council fight against Oleg Maskaev in Mexico on Sunday did not make it to the venue as Mexican immigration officials refused them entry into the North Amercan country.

According to Saharareporters.com on Monday, over 20 people came from Nigeria instead of four agreed on between the two countries.

It was also revealed that the Nigerian officials failed to pick up their visas from London, with the delegation unilaterally making their transit through Spain from where they boarded their flight to Mexico City.

The immigration source, who spoke to Saharareporters.com from Mexico City, also claimed that the delegation did not book hotels where they could be located, giving room to further the suspicion that they were up to some tricks in Mexico.

The delegation, which was led by the National Sports Commission Chairman, Abdulraham Gimba, also included an unnamed Deputy Inspector General of Police, the Director-General of the Sports Commission, Dr. Amos Adamu, and some officials from Akwa Ibom, Peter‘s home state, led by the Commissioner of Sports, Mr. Umoetuk.

Mexican authorities told Saharareporters.com that only Gimba was allowed into the country because he was carrying a diplomatic passport.

Speaking with our correspondent on the telephone on Monday, the Chief Press Secretary to the Akwa Ibom Governor, Mr. Usoro Usoro, confirmed that the delegation, including the state officials, was denied entry by the Mexican immigration at the point of entry.

According to him, the Mexican authorities told the delegation to go to London for their visas. Mexico does not have an embassy in Nigeria.

Usoro said the Nigerians protested and opted for a return to the country instead of going to London.
Re: Nigerians Deported In Mexico by iice(f): 11:45am On Mar 23, 2008
Hehehe, they know they are already under suspicion. . .and yet their travel plans were hazy.
They didn't have their visas so how did they expect to enter mexico?
Re: Nigerians Deported In Mexico by Nobody: 6:26pm On Mar 23, 2008
What do you think the Nigerian foreign affairs ministry should do now?

Jail them for disgracing Nigeria again!!!!!

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