Monday, September 24, 2018

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    FG to repatriate 116 Nigerians stranded in Libyan slave camps

FG to repatriate 116 Nigerians stranded in Libyan slave camps

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, says 116 of the Nigerian migrants trapped in Libya slave camps would soon be repatriated.In statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, her media aide, Dabiri-Erewa said the federal government and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) have located the detention camps of the Nigerians and offered to bring those willing [...]

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    Farmers-herders crisis: We don’t have enough security personnel, says Ogbeh

Farmers-herders crisis: We don’t have enough security personnel, says Ogbeh

Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture, says the federal government does not have enough security personnel to guard every village in the country.Ogbeh said this on Thursday while speaking at a town hall meeting organised by the federal government to address farmers-herders crisis.The minister said everything must be done to end the pastoral movements."Unless you have units of 10 or 11 [...]

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    How CNN undercover reporter tricked human traffickers in Edo

How CNN undercover reporter tricked human traffickers in Edo

CNN has published a report of how Nima Elbagir, one of its correspondents, went undercover in order to have a first-hand experience of migrants who risk their lives to Europe through the desert.The report titled, ‘Don’t struggle if you’re raped’, gives a chilling account of the activities of human traffickers in Edo state.The reporter started the journey from Edo to Kano [...]

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    Libya blocks Nigerian migrants crossing to Europe

Libya blocks Nigerian migrants crossing to Europe

Despite accusations of slavery in Libya, Nigerian migrants are still flocking the North African country in order to reach Europe.The Libyan coastguard reportedly blocked 324 migrants, among them Nigerians, who were trying to reach Europe, using the Mediterranean Sea.They were picked up on Monday trying to leave on board two rubber boats.The migrants intercepted about seven miles off the western [...]

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    Libya returnee places curse on all those who raped her in captivity

Libya returnee places curse on all those who raped her in captivity

Loveth Ekumabo, 25-year-old Libya returnee, who blamed her father’s incestuous behaviour for her decision to flee to Libya, has narrated how she was subjected to the inhuman condition.She described her journey to Libya as “jumping from frying pan into fire’’.She has, in her life, gone through bitterness, especially her stay in faraway Libya, where she underwent forced labour and was [...]

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    CHAN: Faleye’s late strike helps Nigeria edge Libya

CHAN: Faleye’s late strike helps Nigeria edge Libya

Nigeria left it late to secure a win in their African Nations Championship (CHAN) Group C match against Libya on Friday.Sunday Faleye scored the match winner in the 80th minute.The CHAN Eagles came into the game off the back of a disappointing 0-0 draw against Rwanda.Enugu Rangers star Osas Okoro had the better of the early chances but Ahmed El Trbi [...]

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    CHAN preview: Eagles seek redemption in tricky test against unpredictable Libya

CHAN preview: Eagles seek redemption in tricky test against unpredictable Libya

By annihilating Equatorial Guinea 3-0 in the Group C opener, Libya confirmed they mean business in the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN). Nigeria, on the other hand, surprisingly drew goalless with Rwanda on Monday night. Despite creating the better chances and dominating large periods of the game, the CHAN Eagles were wasteful and thrice hit the woodwork. Must win for CHAN Eagles  Yusuf [...]

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    CHAN: ‘We were tense against Rwanda… no pressure when we play Libya’

CHAN: ‘We were tense against Rwanda… no pressure when we play Libya’

CHAN Eagles started their 2018 African Nations Championship campaign with a goalless draw against Rwanda on Monday night.Going into the game against Libya, midfielder Austine Oladapo has assured Nigerians that the team will play bereft of pressure.Oladapo said all the players will lift the level of their game and fight to win.“We will play for a win against Libya as [...]

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    CHAN: ‘We are going all out to beat Libya’

CHAN: ‘We are going all out to beat Libya’

CHAN Eagles midfielder Ifeanyi Ifeanyi says Nigeria will be aiming for a win when they take on Group C leaders Libya on Friday.The Akwa United enforcer, who was in action in the 0-0 draw with Rwanda on Monday, told TheCable that the result against the Amavubi will not repeat itself."We have forgotten what happened against Rwanda on Monday," Ifeanyi said."There [...]

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    Despite Rwanda draw, Eagles coach says ‘we can beat any team’ in CHAN

Despite Rwanda draw, Eagles coach says ‘we can beat any team’ in CHAN

Salisu Yusuf, coach of the home-based Super Eagles, says his charges can beat any team in the African Nations Championship (CHAN) holding in Morocco.The Nigerian team opened their CHAN campaign with a 0-0 draw against Rwanda on Monday night.During the post-match interview, Yusuf said the result is not a setback, describing it as a wake-up call for his team.He said the [...]

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    Many Nigerians are still being imprisoned in Libya, says returnee

Many Nigerians are still being imprisoned in Libya, says returnee

Paul Eke, a Libya returnee, says many Nigerians "are still being imprisoned" in parts of the North African country.In the past few months, the federal government has intensified its repatriation efforts of Nigerians stranded in Libya following the reported slave trade in the country.A batch of 560 Nigerian returnees from Libya arrived Port Harcourt Saturday night.Eke, who said Nigerians are [...]

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    FG evacuates 481 Nigerians from Libya

FG evacuates 481 Nigerians from Libya

The federal government on Sunday evacuated 481 stranded Nigerians from Libya.The evacuation of more than 4, 511 others is expected to follow immediately. All the returnees will be temporarily camped at a reception centre in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, pending formal transfer to their states.Amid joy and enthusiasm, the returnees were accompanied by Mustapha Maihaja, director-general of the National Emergency [...]

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    How 20 Nigerians were sold for N260,000 in Libya

How 20 Nigerians were sold for N260,000 in Libya

Nigerian returnees from Libya have continued to recount the harrowing ordeal they experienced while in the country, including a day when 20 of them were sold for just $730  (N260,000).The Nigerians gave their accounts in interviews with BBC at a hotel in Benin, where they are being accommodated by the Edo state government.Agen Akhere, one of the Nigerians,  looked like [...]

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    Migrants drink urine to stay alive, Libya returnee recounts ordeal

Migrants drink urine to stay alive, Libya returnee recounts ordeal

Clement Emeka, one of those repatriated back to Nigeria on Friday, says migrants drink their urine to survive.The new set of returnees arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 10:20pm.Emeka, an indigene of Abia state, said he was deceived by his aunty while embarking on the journey to Libya."I left Nigeria 26th of February to Libya to seek greener [...]

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    Oil prices soar to $67 — highest in over 2 years

Oil prices soar to $67 — highest in over 2 years

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    Seadogs: Unemployment ‘root cause’ of illegal migration to Libya

Seadogs: Unemployment ‘root cause’ of illegal migration to Libya

The National Association of Seadogs, a humanitarian organisation, says the rate of unemployment in the country is the immediate cause of illegal migration of Nigerians to Libya.In a statement by Arthur Boje, its president, the group said it conducted a poll tagged “Libya Slave Trade: What should be done to discourage Nigerians from these dangerous journeys?', on Twitter.Boje said the poll [...]

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