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UK Police Name 22 Year Old Salman Abedi As Suspected Manchester Concert Suicide Bomber

2 hours ago /
International News 

Manchester Police Chief Ian Hopkins identified the bomber as 22-year-old Salman Abedi, who authorities said died in the attack. Police raided two sites in the northern English city, setting off a controlled explosion in one, and arresting a 23-year-old man in a third location. Abedi was identified as a British citizen...

1,268 More Nigerians In Voluntary Return From Libya – NEMA

6 days ago /
Nation 

The National Emergency Management Agency has disclosed that1,268 Nigerians had voluntarily returned from Libya from Dec. 15, 2016 and May 16, 2017, The Director - General of the agency, Alhaji Mustapha Maihaja, who received another batch of 258 Nigerians at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos late Tuesday, said the returnees...

253 Nigerians Deported From Libya

4 weeks ago /
Nation 

253 Nigerians who have been stranded in Libya have been airlifted back into the country. The returnees, comprising 242 adults and 11 children, arrived in Lagos State on Tuesday aboard a Libyan Airline plane. They were received at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and are...

Super Eagles Move Up To 40th Spot In FIFA Rankings

1 month ago /
Sports  

Nigeria moved up one place from 41st to 40th position in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday. In Africa, Nigeria moved two spots up from 7th to 5th. Cameroon slipped a spot down from 32nd to 33rd and third behind Egypt and Senegal on the continent. Algeria slipped 14th places down from...

Trump Travel Ban: Hawaii Judge Places Indefinite Hold

1 month ago /
International News 

A US federal judge in Hawaii has indefinitely extended the suspension of President Trump's new travel ban. Judge Derrick Watson's ruling means Mr Trump will be barred from enforcing the ban on six mostly Muslim nations while it is contested in court. In a lawsuit, the US state says the ban would...

EU Court Lifts Travel Ban On Gaddafi's Daughter, Aisha

1 month ago /
International News 

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Tuesday ordered that a travel ban imposed on the daughter of former Libyan leader Muammer Gaddafi be lifted. The EU had imposed sanctions during the Libyan revolution in February 2011, banning Gaddafi and members of his family from entering or transiting through EU member...

More Nigerians Voluntarily Return From Libya

2 months ago /
Nation 

At least 155 Nigerians have voluntarily returned from Libya barely two weeks after 171 returned home from the north African country. They were brought into Nigeria on Thursday aboard a chartered Nouvel Air aircraft with registration number TS-1NB. Like the initial group which returned on March 7 after being stranded in Libya...

U.S. Lauds Nigeria’s Efforts In Tackling Boko Haram Insurgency

2 months ago /
Nation 

The United States has advised countries facing challenges of terrorism to take a cue from Nigeria in winning the war against global terrorism. The U.S. Secretary of States, Mr Rex Tillerson, gave the recommendation on Thursday at the ‘Meeting of the Ministers of the Global Coalition on the Defeat of ISIS’...

Hundreds Of Migrants Sent Back To Senegal From Libya

3 months ago /
International News 

At least 174 Senegalese migrants have returned from Libya where they were detained whilst attempting to cross the Mediterranean.  Abdoulaye Niass, one of the peoplewho returned today, told me his situation in Libya was dire:   “We were in prison. I spend almost 4 months there. We went there because we wanted...

Trump Loses Appeal Court Bid To Reinstate Travel Ban

3 months ago /
International News 

A US federal appeals court has rejected President Donald Trump's attempt to reinstate his ban on citizens from seven mainly Muslim countries. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said it would not block a ruling by a Seattle court that halted the order. Mr Trump responded with an angry tweet saying...

Justice Department Argues For Restoration Of Trump Travel Ban

3 months ago /
International News 

The Justice Department argued Tuesday that a federal appeals court should overturn a district court judge's order halting President Trump's executive action suspending travel to the U.S. from seven majority-Muslim nations. The hearing before the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judges was the greatest legal challenge yet to the...

Trump Ramps Up Criticism Of Judge After Travel Ban Setback

3 months ago /
International News 

US President, Donald Trump, has attacked the judge who blocked his travel ban, saying Americans should blame the courts "if something happens". Mr Trump also said he had instructed border officials to check people entering America "very carefully". A federal appeals court on Saturday rejected the Trump administration's request to reinstate the...

Libya Asks For More Money To Stem Migration

3 months ago /
International News 

The head of Libya's UN-backed government has told EU officials that the bloc must provide more money if Tripoli is to help in reducing the flow of African migrants to Europe, Reuters has reported. Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj was speaking in Brussels ahead of an EU leaders' meeting in Malta where new...

Sudan Protests Against Trump's Travel Ban

3 months ago /
International News 

Sudan’s Foreign Ministry yesterday summoned the US charge d’affaires in Khartoum to protest against President Donald Trump's decision to ban its nationals from entering the US.  Sudan said the move was a negative signal following positive developments to improve relations between the two states, including easing economic sanctions on the African...

Avoid Libya As Penalty For Illegal Migration Is Death - Abike Dabiri

4 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria has advised migrants to avoid Libya where penalty for illegal migration attracts death penalty. The office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora made the appeal on Sunday. Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the SSA to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, is appalled that in...

US Ends Anti-IS Operation In Libya's Sirte

5 months ago /
International News 

The US military says it has ended the operation to help local Libyan forces to eject Islamic State-affiliated jihadists from the coastal city of Sirte.  Pentagon officials said that since the start of August US drones and warplanes had carried out almost five-hundred air strikes against the militants.  On Saturday Libya's UN-backed...

Presidency Raises The Alarm Over Imminent Famine

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Presidency has warned Nigerians to brace themselves for an imminent outbreak of famine by January 2017. Specifically, the Federal Government has asked the Ministry of Agriculture to present a quick plan for the purchase of surplus grains to be stored in warehouses across the country to save for the rainy...

Gambia Goalkeeper Fatim Jawara Dies Trying To Reach Europe

6 months ago /
Sports  

The 19-year-old goalkeeper of Gambia's national women's football team has drowned in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe. Fatim Jawara was on board a boat that ran into trouble last month while crossing from Libya to Europe, the country's football federation says. Her family confirmed news of her death, according to association...

Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Self-Destruct At Commander In Chief Forum

8 months ago /
International News 

In military terms, the first national security battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took the form of mutually assured destruction. Two candidates took the stage, separately, to talk about why they were qualified to be commander in chief. Instead, both showed themselves to be both terribly flawed candidates. Clinton came off as a defensive and...


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