Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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    Two Nigerians shot in attack on African migrants in Italy

Two Nigerians shot in attack on African migrants in Italy

Two Nigerians, a man and a woman were among the six African victims of the lone gunman, who went on shooting spree in the central Italian city of Macerata on Saturday. Italian newspaper Le Stampa, identified the two Nigerians, with their first names, Jennifer and Gideon. Gideon is 25 years old, while Jennifer is 29. Both are now receiving treatment at a [...]

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    Drama as ‘Father Christmas’ dies in Italy

Drama as ‘Father Christmas’ dies in Italy

A man dressed in a "Father Christmas" costume collapsed and died on Friday while handing out presents at a Christmas school party in Southern Italy. The Gino Rossi Vairo institute in Agropoli, a seaside town about 100 kilometres south-east of Naples, told dpa that the cause of death was not known. The ANSA news agency named the victim as Pasquale Pagano, 45. A [...]

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    26 Nigerians ‘sexually abused, murdered’ at Mediterranean Sea

26 Nigerians ‘sexually abused, murdered’ at Mediterranean Sea

Twenty-six Nigerian women lost their lives while attempting to cross the Mediterranean sea, the BBC is reporting. The Nigerians are suspected to have been sexually abused and murdered at the sea. Italian prosecutors have begun an investigation into the deaths of the women, said to be mostly teenagers. The BBC also reports that their bodies were currently in a Spanish warship — Cantabria [...]

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    Europe dominates entries for ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open

Europe dominates entries for ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open

Europe has the highest number of countries participating in the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open. The continent has 148 players - 95 men and 53 women - that have confirmed participation. A total of ten European countries are expected for the championship while Asia has three representatives and Latin America has one. Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Congo Brazzaville, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Ghana and South Africa are the [...]

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    Police: How Nigerians use forged documents to apply for Italian visa

Police: How Nigerians use forged documents to apply for Italian visa

The special fraud unit (SFU) of the police has expressed concern over increasing number of Nigerians allegedly involved in using fake documents to seek Italian visa. In an interview with NAN, Lawal Audu, spokesman of the unit, said the Italian embassy sends an average of 50 Nigerian passports with fake document to SFU monthly. Audu noted that before now, Canada used to [...]

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    Osinbajo off to Italy for G7 summit

Osinbajo off to Italy for G7 summit

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday left for Italy to attend the ongoing Group of Seven (G7) summit in the country. Laolu Akande, Osinbajo's spokesman, made this known in the early hours of Saturday. He said Osinbajo was invited to the summit to represent Nigeria, and added that the acting president was expected back in the country on Saturday evening. “AgP Osinbajo invited [...]

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    Sand Eagles blame fatigue, fitness for heavy defeat to Italy

Sand Eagles blame fatigue, fitness for heavy defeat to Italy

Super Sand Eagles captain Olawale Isiaka has blamed fatigue and poor preparation for his team's thumping by Italy in the ongoing Beach Soccer World Cup in Bahamas. The Nigerian team was trounced 12-6 by Italy early hours of Friday morning. Shortly after the game, Olawale told TheCable that "lack of preparation caused us the game against Italy today". "Four of our players joined [...]

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    Beach Soccer World Cup: Nigeria’s Sand Eagles spanked by Italy

Beach Soccer World Cup: Nigeria’s Sand Eagles spanked by Italy

The Super Sand Eagles were heavily thrashed by Italy in their first group game of the 2017 Beach Soccer World Cup game in Bahamas. The Italian side defeated Nigeria 12-6 at the National Beach Soccer Arena in Nassau. Abu Azeez scored a hat trick while Victor Tale, Godspower Igudia and Emeka Ogbonnaya were the other scorers for Nigeria. Italian talisman, Gabrielle Gori, scored [...]

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    Majority of migrants who arrived Italy in 2017 are from Nigeria, Guinea

Majority of migrants who arrived Italy in 2017 are from Nigeria, Guinea

European Union’s border management agency, Frontex, said on Wednesday that migrant arrivals by boat to Italy increased in the first quarter of 2017 by almost 30 per cent compared to the same period last year.  Frontex, also known as the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (EBCG), is an agency of the EU tasked with border control of the European Schengen [...]

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    Nigerian lady, 4 day-old baby rescued in Mediterranean

Nigerian lady, 4 day-old baby rescued in Mediterranean

A four day-old baby belonging to Mariam Ohene, a Nigerian, was among over 480 migrants rescued by humanitarian ships on Saturday in the central Mediterranean Sea. Also rescued with  Ohene  were her two year-old son named Benjamin and her Ghanaian husband Richard. They were all travelling on one of two rubber boats carrying over 200 migrants from North and Central Africa, Sri [...]

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    ‘Mister Panico’ is first woman to manage a male football team in Italy

‘Mister Panico’ is first woman to manage a male football team in Italy

Patrizia Panico, better known as 'Mister Panico', has become Italy's first-ever woman to coach a male national team. History was made on Wednesday when she led Italy's U-16 national team to an international friendly match against Germany in the northern city of Verona. Although the match ended in defeat for her side, the former Italian international has already etched her name into [...]

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    In 2016 alone, ‘11,000 Nigerian women arrived Italy from Libya’

In 2016 alone, ‘11,000 Nigerian women arrived Italy from Libya’

The United Kingdom’s independent anti-slavery commissioner, Kevin Hyland, has said the over 11,000 Nigerian women, mostly trafficking victims, arrived Italy from Libya in 2016. Speaking during the UN security council open debate on modern slavery on Saturday, Hyland called for urgent international collaboration to help Nigeria tackle human trafficking challenge at source. He said that women and girls from Nigeria, who were [...]

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    37 Nigerians deported from Italy

37 Nigerians deported from Italy

The Italian government has deported another batch of Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country, just two weeks after it deported 33 Nigerians. The fresh 37 deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA) Lagos, on Tuesday night. The deportees, who are all males, were brought back in a chartered aircraft with registration number OM-IEX, the News Agency of Nigeria [...]

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    Sand Eagles can beat Mexico, Italy and any other team, says Azeez

Sand Eagles can beat Mexico, Italy and any other team, says Azeez

Abu Azeez, a key part of the Nigerian Beach Soccer team, is confident that the Super Sand Eagles can make it past the quarterfinals of the Beach Soccer World Cup. Azeez stated that Mexico will definitely not be a threat to Nigeria but accepted that the experienced Italian team is the clear favourite in the group. "I know that the draw is [...]

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    REVEALED: 36,000 Nigerians illegally migrated to Italy in 2016

REVEALED: 36,000 Nigerians illegally migrated to Italy in 2016

Illegal migrants from Nigeria account for 21 per cent of the total 171, 299 immigrants that braved the Mediterranean odds to arrive Italy in 2016. Figures from the Italian interior ministry estimated the record of Nigerian arrivals at 36,000, most of them claiming they were running away from Boko Haram insurgency or Niger Delta crisis. The estimate was as of November 2016. The [...]

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    World’s oldest bank is on the brink of collapse – but Italy is willing to rescue

World’s oldest bank is on the brink of collapse – but Italy is willing to rescue

Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS), the world’s oldest bank, is at the brink of collapse, admitting that it had failed to raise €5bn (£4.25bn) from private investors as part of a last-ditch plan to rescue itself. The bank, which was founded in 1472, has roughly €28 billion ($29.3 billion) in bad debts, and has been seeking means to spin off into [...]

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