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FG Asks Nigerians To ‘Perish Thoughts’ Of Going To Libya

FG Asks Nigerians To ‘Perish Thoughts’ Of Going To Libya

The Federal Government has again warned Nigerians against embarking on the perilous journey to Libya as a means of travelling to Europe for greener pastures. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, issued the warning on Sunday while addressing reporters in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. She asked Nigerians

Weah pledges grassroots social transformation

Liberia’s President-elect, George Weah, has declared that social transformation especially at the grassroots would be the “singular mission and focus’’ of his administration. Weah made the promise while delivering his victory speech at his party’s headquarters in Monrovia on Saturday. He pledged to improve the lives of ordinary Liberians through the instrumentality of pro-poor governance.

Nigeria, Libya move to boost oil output in 2018

Less than two weeks after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)’s decision to extend oil production cuts, Libya and Nigeria, have indicated their intent to raise output in 2018. While several ministers at the November 30 meeting of the OPEC suggested the two nations had joined the output-curbing deal, both are working to add

Air Peace to begin West coast flights

Air Peace has announced plans to connect Freetown in Sierra Leone, Banjul in the Gambia and Dakar in Senegal, starting from December 15. The airline, in a statement issued by its Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah, yesterday in Lagos, said: “We are pleased to announce the second phase of the expansion of our route

Worst attack on UN in recent history kills 15 peacekeepers in DR Congo

The United Nations suffered its worst attack on a peacekeeping mission in nearly a quarter of a century on Friday when suspected Ugandan rebels attacked a base in the restive Democratic Republic of Congo, killing at least 15 peacekeepers. The UN Security Council said the peacekeepers, who were all from neighbouring Tanzania, were killed in

Slave trade: We’re not to blame- Libyan government

Following the pool of reactions trailing the alleged slave market in Libya, the Libyan government has finally opened up, saying that there is a campaign of calumny against its government. The Charge d’Affaires/Ambassador-Designate of Libya to Nigeria, Dr Attia Alkhoder, who spoke with some select government-owned media in Abuja, said the press conference was coming

Libya: NCWS condemns abuse against women, children

The National Council for Women Societies has condemned in totality the continued violence against women and children in Libya and Italy describing it as “man’s inhumanity to man”. A statement signed by the President of the Council, Gloria Shoda in Abuja said that the council would not fold its hands and watch women and children