UK authorities have yet to release details of its new agreement with Nigeria, but it might parallel the arrangement London forged with Kigali to send migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees one-way to Rwanda to rid Britain of them.
The government, which has faced criticism for its recently-announced partnership with Rwanda to send asylum seekers to the East African country, said that the agreement with Nigeria would also promote "shared bilateral economic interests."
Some observers suspect that the London-Lagos migrant pact may include, as did the Rwanda deal, a substantial cash payment to the African nation in return for accepting people the UK wants to be rid of.
This is a developing story. VOA will provide additional details as they become available. Information in this report was sourced from Reuters and Agence France-Presse