News - libya

Italian Vessels To Evacuate Stranded Migrants To Spain

6 days ago /
International News 

A charity looking after 629 rescued migrants on a ship stranded off Malta says two Italian vessels will help take them to the Spanish port of Valencia.

Europe Bound Migrants In The Mediterranean

1 week ago /
International News 

A rescue ship carrying 629 migrants is stranded in the Mediterranean after Italy’s new interior minister Matteo Salvini refused permission for it to dock.

UN Security Council Sanctions Leaders Of Human Trafficking Networks In Libya

1 week ago /
International News 

 The UN security council has imposed sanctions on six leaders of human trafficking networks operating in Libya - the first time traffickers have been put on an international sanctions list.

Anti- Grazing Law: Senate Asks Minister Of Defence To Withdraw Statement

1 week ago /

The senate has asked the minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali to promptly withdraw a statement credited to him that states which enacted anti- grazing laws should suspend them.

Death Toll In Tunisian Migrant Ship Sinking Rises To 60

1 week ago /
International News 

The United Nations migration agency says the death toll from a ship packed with migrants that sank off Tunisia on Sunday has risen to at least 60.

Rights Activists Mark African Liberation Day In Abuja, Celebrate Winnie, Momoh And Tajudeen

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Human Rights Activists said the African continent, including Nigeria, will continue to draw strength from the life and times of activists like Winnie Mandela, Abubakar Momoh, and Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem, who shared a common link of conviction, coverage and struggles against injustice.

E.U. Urges Tougher African Action On Illegal Migration

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The European Union wants African nations to demonstrate renewed political will in tackling the scourge of illegal migration across the Mediterranean. 

 

U.S Warns North Korea Over Summit

3 weeks ago /
International News 

U.S Vice-president, Mike Pence has warned North Korea's Kim Jong-Un not to "play" President Donald Trump if they meet next month.

North Korea Threatens To Pull Out Of Summit With U.S.

1 month ago /
International News 

North Korea has said it may pull out of a summit with us president Donald trump if the US insists it gives up its nuclear weapons.

African Military Forces Unite Against Terror, Insecurity

2 months ago /
Security 

As terrorism and other security threats spread across Africa, the militaries of different nations in the continent have resolved to unite to combat these threats.

U.S. Lifts Travel Ban On Chad

2 months ago /
International News 

President Donald Trump of the United States has lifted the travel ban imposed on chad about six months ago.

Arbitrary Executions Mark Libya’s Chaos

2 months ago /
International News 

The United Nations human rights office has said that armed groups execute and torture civilians in Libya with almost complete impunity seven years after the uprising that toppled Muammar Gadhafi.

French Police Hold Former President Over Campaign Funding

3 months ago /
International News 

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been taken into police custody for questioning over allegations that he received campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi.

Nigerians For Sale In Saudi Arabia, UAE

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Government says it has discovered an ongoing mass recruitment of unsuspecting persons by human trafficking syndicates with the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the destination countries.

Experts, Affected Countries, Development Partners Meet In Abuja To Save Lake Chad

3 months ago /
Nation 

A three-day international conference to recharge the Lake Chad Basin with a view to restoring the livelihood of over 40 million people has opened in Abuja.

Libya Returnee Dies Two Days After Arriving Nigeria

4 months ago /
Nation 

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has announced the death of one of the Libyan returnees.The deceased, Towabola Adebayo, an indigene of Ogun State was among the 5th batch of returnees that arrived Port Harcourt International Airport on Tuesday, February 13.Adebayo, according to her death certificate signed by the Casualty...

Buhari Assures Of Enhanced Bilateral Relations Between Nigeria And South Africa

4 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari  says Nigeria has no regret fighting the scourge of apartheid in south Africa until a full democratic system was established in the country.

Migrant Crisis: Scores Feared Drowned Off Libyan Coast

4 months ago /
International News 

Ninety migrants are feared drowned after a boat capsized off the Libyan coast, says the UN's migration agency. Three survivors said most of those who drowned were Pakistani nationals. Libya has for years been a major transit route for migrants trying to reach southern Europe by sea. But last year the EU reached...

FG Repatriates Another Batch Of 465 Nigerians From Libya

4 months ago /
Nation 

Another batch of 465 Libya returnees have arrived the country as part of the Federal Government’s evacuation program for Nigerians stranded in Libya. They arrived at the Port Harcourt International Airport at about 12:25 am on Friday February 2, on board Max Air. The returnees were received by officials of the National...

Anti-Human Trafficking Bill Scales Second Reading In Edo Assembly

4 months ago /
Nation 

A bill for a law to prohibit trafficking in persons and establishment of Edo state task force against trafficking in persons has scaled second reading at the state house of assembly.


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