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Libya: Airstrike Hits Migrant Detention Center, Kills 40

An airstrike late on Tuesday hit a detention center for mainly African migrants in a suburb of the Libyan capital of Tripoli, killing at least 40 people and wounding 80, a health official said. It is the highest publicly reported toll of an airstrike or shelling since eastern forces loyal to

Amnesty asks ICC to investigate possible war crimes in Libya

Godsgift Onyedinefu Amnesty International (AI) has called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate possible war crimes in Libya. “As the battle for Tripoli unfolds, the warring parties have displayed a shameful disregard for civilian safety and international humanitarian law by carrying out indiscriminate attacks on residential neighbourhoods,’’ Magdalena Mughrabi, deputy

FG changes tone on human Trafficking

Nigeria's anti-trafficking agency is trying a new approach to preventing women's exploitation abroad by sharing inspirational stories of women who made it at home, it said on Monday. The “Not for Sale” campaign was rolled out last month with posters, TV and radio adverts in which women talk about how they

Again, NEMA receives 136 Nigerians from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 136 stranded Nigerians from Libya. Alhaji Idris Muhammed, Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, confirmed the development to newsmen on Tuesday in Lagos. Muhammed said the Nigerians arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at 11.50

Chad shuts its border with Libya

Sami Zaptia. Chad’s government announced  that it has shut its border with Libya until further notice. In a televised statement on Sunday, Chadian Minster of Security said that the decision was aimed at preventing Chadian  rebels and terrorists from entering his country. The move by Chad comes at a time of military operations

160 Nigerians return from Libya — NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency has received another batch of 160 stranded Nigerians from Libya. Alhaji Idris Muhammed, Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, confirmed the development to newsmen on Friday in Lagos. Muhammed said the Nigerians arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at 7:50pm on

4,123 Nigerians return from Lybia in 2018, says NEMA

A total of 4,123 Nigerians has voluntarily returned from Libya between January 6 and December 18, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) disclosed on Wednesday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Acting Zonal Coordinator, NEMA, South West Zone, Mr Segun Afolayan made the disclosure while receiving a fresh batch of 140

NEMA receives 193 stranded Nigerians from Lybia

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has received another batch of 193 stranded Nigerians from Libya. Segun Afolayan, Acting Zonal Coordinator, NEMA, South West Zone, confirmed the development to the newsmen on Friday in Lagos. Mr Afolayan said the Nigerians arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

174 Nigerians return from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 174 stranded Nigerians from Libya. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the returnees arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 1.10am on Friday. They were brought back in an Al-Buraq Airlines Boeing 737-8000 aircraft with

120 Nigerians return from Lybia

Godsgift Onyedinefu The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, the coordinating agency for Migration Management and other related issues in Nigeria successfully received and profiled 120 nigerian returnees from Lybia. The returnees who expressed satisfaction with the exercise also expressed their gratitude to the government and the IOM for

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