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Nigerian baby delivered during flight from Paris to New York

A medical doctor on his way back from his best friend's wedding has been instrumental in the delivery of a Nigerian baby on a flight from Paris to New York. Daily Mail reports that 27-year-old, Dr Sij Hemal, who is [...]

January 19, 2018 International

Oyo receives 11 Libya returnees, approves 10,000 for each returnee

Oyo State government on Monday promised N10,000 each for the eleven citizens of the state who were repatriated from Libya to settle down. The 11 returnees include six females and five males. Deputy Governor of the state, Chief Moses Alake [...]

January 16, 2018 International

FG evacuates 1,490 stranded Nigerians in Libya, tasks states on returnees

The Federal Government yesterday evacuated no fewer than 1,490 stranded Nigerians from Libya to the country in three batches through the Port Harcourt International Airport in Rivers State. While first flight airlifted 484 victims, the second flight arrived with 446 [...]

January 15, 2018 International

16,387 Nigerians repatriated from abroad, says FG

A total of 16,387 Nigerians were repatriated from different parts of the world in 2017. Comptroller General of immigration, Mr. Muhammed Babandede, who gave the figure yesterday as the Federal Government delegation to Libya disclosed their findings, however expressed worries [...]

January 9, 2018 International

‘How Nigerian ladies were sold to Arab men for N200,000 in Libya’

Nigerian ladies were sold to Arab men for N200,000 in Libya’: Nigeria migrants evacuated from Libya by the Federal Government on Sunday have described their experiences as “hellish.” On arrival at the Port Harcourt International Airport on Sunday, one of [...]

January 9, 2018 International

Onyeama receives 491 Nigerian returnees from Libya in Port Harcourt

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has reassured Federal Government’s commitment to return all stranded Nigerians from Libya. Onyeama gave the assurance when he received 491 Nigerian returnees from Libya at Port Harcourt International Airport, alongside Rivers Government [...]

January 8, 2018 International

United States to sell A29 Super Tucano aircraft to Nigeria

The United States (U.S.) has accepted to sell one of its A29 Super Tucano aircraft to the Federal Government to boost the ongoing counterinsurgency operations in the North East. The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, presented the Letters of [...]

December 28, 2017 International

Trump never said Nigerians live in huts: White House

Trump never said Nigerians live in huts: Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House Press Secretary has denied the story by New York Times claiming President Donald Trump said Nigerians live in huts and that Haitians have AIDS. Sanders gave the [...]

December 24, 2017 International

Libya: 25,000 Nigerians in slave and sex camps in 2017-NAPTIP

The Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons(NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, has disclosed that more than 25,000 Nigerians have been held in slave and sex camps in Libya. Okah-Donli made this known while defending the [...]

December 20, 2017 International

Another 167 Nigerians return from Libya

Another set of 167 Nigerian migrants were repatriated from Libya on Monday, bringing the total number of Nigerians brought back to the country in the last four days to 532. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Monday received the [...]

December 19, 2017 International

How U.S. woman funded ISIS with Bitcoin

U.S. woman funded ISIS with Bitcoin: A U.S. woman from New York has been accused of using bitcoin and other crypto currencies which she bought with fraudulent bank loans to fund the so-called Islamic State. Zoobia Shahnaz, 27, was charged [...]

December 15, 2017 International

U.S. lawmaker commits suicide over sex scandal

A state lawmaker in Kentucky, U.S., Rep. Dan Johnson, has committed suicide after report emerged that he sexually assaulted a woman when she was 17. Reports say the 57-year-old lawmaker, a preacher and a Republican, shot himself on a bridge [...]

December 15, 2017 International

How dogs feed on dead bodies in North Korea prison

A North Korean defector Ji Hyeon-A, has given a horrifying account how dogs ate dead bodies in her prison camp after she was repatriated to North Korea from China. Ji Hyeon-A spoke at a meeting with United States Ambassador to [...]

December 13, 2017 International

Manhattan explosion: I was inspired by Israel-Palestinian conflict – Suspect confesses

Suspect Akayed Ullah that launched a bomb attack on Manhattan subway has confessed to deliberately carrying out the attack. The attack said to be a failed terrorist mission left four injured in the explosion at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, in midtown [...]

December 12, 2017 International

Germany condemns burning of Israeli flags at pro-Palestinian demos

Germany’s Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has condemned the burning of Israeli flags at pro-Palestinian demonstrations in Berlin following the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel last week. Germany was “connected in a quite particular way [...]

December 12, 2017 International

Algerian, French fighters join ISIS in Afghanistan

French and Algerian fighters, some arriving from Syria, have joined the ranks of the Islamic State(ISIS) group in northern Afghanistan, multiple international and Afghan sources have said. It is the first time that the presence of French IS fighters has [...]

December 11, 2017 International

Jerusalem: Arab league demands reversal of Trump’s position

Arab foreign ministers have called on the United States to rescind its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, also calling on the international community to recognise a Palestinian state. Arab League member ministers after an emergency meeting in Cairo said [...]

December 10, 2017 International

Thousands of Muslims in Asia protest against Trump’s Jerusalem plan

Thousands of protesters in Muslim-majority Indonesia and Malaysia joined rallies on Friday to condemn Washington’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, as authorities tightened security outside U.S. embassies. Leaders in both Asian countries have joined a global chorus of [...]

December 8, 2017 International

Slave trade: Some Nigerians in Libya not willing to return – FG

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, says some Nigerians in Libya have refused to come home despite the ongoing slave trade. Onyeama disclosed this to State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided by Yemi Osinbajo.   [...]

December 7, 2017 International

Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel capital has fulfilled Bible prophesy – Omokri

Former aide to the immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has hailed the decision of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel . International leaders had criticised Trump’s decision on Wednesday to [...]

December 7, 2017 International

Indian hospital sacks 2 doctors over baby declared dead

Max Healthcare in New Delhi, India has sacked two doctors involved in the case of a premature baby being wrongly declared dead. The Times of India reported  that  the decision was taken after a meeting of the hospital’s authorities. “While the [...]

December 4, 2017 International

Kennedy Centre honours Estefan, Lionel Ritchie

With the notable absence of President Donald Trump, the Kennedy Centre in Washington D.C. on Sunday celebrated singers Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan, rapper LL Cool J, television producer Norman Lear and dancer Carmen de Lavallade with honours for the [...]

December 4, 2017 International

25 Nigerians die in the Sahara Desert: Libyan returnee

25 Nigerians die in the Sahara Desert: A Nigerian returnee from Libya has revealed that 25 compatriots, ferried from Nigeria to Libya by a trafficker identified as Charles, perished in the Sahara Desert, in the course of the journey. The [...]

December 1, 2017 International

Nigeria to bring back distressed citizens in Libya

Nigeria to bring back distressed citizens in Libya: Nigeria has resolved that all its citizens that are stranded in Libya and other parts of the world will be brought home and be rehabilitated. President Muhammadu Buhari gave the indications on [...]

November 30, 2017 International
Nigeria has repatriated 242 migrants from Libya

Slave trade: Nigerian government repatriates 242 migrants from Libya [VIDEO]

The federal Government of Nigeria has repatriated 242 migrants from Libya following several “save our soul” messages from migrants stranded in the country. Nigerians, numbering 242 from Libya were returned to the country Tuesday evening.   Federal Government had earlier [...]

November 29, 2017 International

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle wedding date announced

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle wedding date announced: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the nuptial knots at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle next May, Kensington Palace has announced. “It will be a moment of fun and joy that [...]

November 29, 2017 International

Buhari commiserates with Egyptian government over attacks on mosque

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his condolences to the government and people of Egypt over the attacks on a mosque in North Sinai yesterday that left over 235 dead after prayers. Buhari, in a statement signed by his Senior Special [...]

November 25, 2017 International
US urges action on rights abuse for closer Nigerian ties

US urges action on rights abuse for closer Nigerian ties

The United States on Monday called for Nigeria to probe human rights abuses in the fight against Boko Haram, as it pledged more funds to help recovery from years of conflict. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan said “transparent and [...]

November 21, 2017 International
Italy buries 26 ‘drowned’ Nigerian women, most without a name

Italy buries 26 ‘drowned’ Nigerian women, most without a name

Italy buries 26 ‘drowned’ Nigerian women: The 26 young Nigerian women, who drowned during a migrant crossing from Libya, were honoured yesterday with an interfaith funeral, closing out a gruesome new chapter in the years-long tragedy of desperate migrants trying [...]

November 18, 2017 International
US President Donald Trump hit back at critics of his recent Asia trip

Trump defends Asia trip, vows ‘maximum pressure’ on North Korea

US President Donald Trump hit back at critics of his recent Asia trip and vowed a global campaign of “maximum pressure” on North Korea Wednesday, warning Pyongyang will not subject the world to “nuclear blackmail.” Defending an almost two week [...]

November 16, 2017 International