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UK declares Nigerian most dangerous prison inmate

UK declares Nigerian most dangerous prison inmate

Michael Adebolajo, 31, a Nigerian, has been described by United Kingdom prison officials as the most dangerous prison inmate in the country. According to the officials, Adebolajo is violent, unpredictable and a Muslim extremist. The inmate is said to be keen on radicalizing other inmates into his twisted beliefs in Islam. The inmate was said

Nigerian woman survives 10 days in Sahara Desert, 52 dead

The International Organization for Migration said it rescued no fewer than 600 people since April 2017 through a new search and rescue operation that targeted migrants stranded in Sahara Desert. The UN migration agency, however, regretted 52 migrants, mostly from The Gambia, Nigeria, Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire, died over the period, according to its statement

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, others make Qatar demands; want Al Jazeera closed

Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism on Friday sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television and reducing ties to their regional adversary Iran. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Bahrain, on June 5, cut economic, diplomatic and travel ties to Doha. An official

South African community withdraws quit order against Nigerians

The Nigeria Union in South Africa said on Thursday that one of the communities that gave Nigerians quit order had rescinded it. The president of the union, Ikechukwu Anyene, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Pretoria that a meeting was held by the union and the community as well as the

Theresa May presents bills in Queen’s Speech to take Britain out of EU

Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday presented eight draft laws to take Britain out of the European Union in a legislative programme read out in parliament by Queen Elizabeth II. The laws include the “Great Repeal Bill” to overhaul existing EU legislation and separate bills on customs, trade, immigration, fisheries and agriculture. The queen said

Iran fires missiles at militant groups in eastern Syria

  Iran fired missiles on Sunday into eastern Syria, aiming at the bases of militant groups it holds responsible for attacks in Tehran which left 18 dead last week, Iran’s Tasnim news agency reported. Tasnim reported that Iranian Revolutionary Guards launched the mid-range ground-to-ground missiles from western Iran into the Deir al Zour region of