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262 more Nigerians return from Libya


Two hundred and sixty-two more Nigerians voluntarily returned home from Libya on Wednesday with the help of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Nigerian Embassy in Libya. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the returnees arrived aboard a chartered Libyan Airlines aircraft with registration number 5A-LAR, ...

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EU court backs migrant deportations by Austria, Slovenia


The EU’s top court on Wednesday backed decisions by Austria and Slovenia to deport asylum seekers back to Croatia at the height of the European migrant crisis in 2015. With its ruling, the European Court of Justice upheld the EU’s controversial Dublin rule, whereby would-be refugees must file for asylum ...

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Dozens feared dead in Lagos building collapse


For the umpteenth time, tragedy struck the city of Lagos as a four-storey building collapsed in Lagos Island, injuring at scores of residents with dozens others still trapped under the rubble feared dead. Yesterday’s collapse is coming barely days after a similar accident occurred in Abule Egba area of the ...

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NAPTIP rescues 4,724 victims of human trafficking in 4 years


The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Person (NAPTIP) said it had rescued 4,724 victims of human trafficking from 2013 to June 2017. Mrs Rosemary Okoro, an Assistant Director, Research and Planning Department of the agency, disclosed this at the 22nd National Stakeholders Consultative Forum on Wednesday in ...

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EFCC says it recovers N328.9bn from Conoil, Oando, others

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has recovered a total of N328.9 billion from nine major oil marketers in one year. Spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. Uwujaren identified the marketers as Conoil Plc, Total Plc, OVH ...

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25 found dead as toll from Indian floods nears 120


The bodies of 25 people, including 17 members of a single family, were pulled from the mud Wednesday as the death toll from major flooding in India climbed towards 120, an official said. Authorities found the bodies in two villages in hard-hit Banaskantha district, Gujarat, as floodwaters receded, said assistant ...

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Trump’s bid to rally base marked by protests

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Fresh from a rare legislative victory, Donald Trump tried to shore up ebbing popular support Tuesday at a raucous rally in Youngstown, Ohio, that was marred by a string of protests. Recapturing his full campaign bombast, Trump held forth for almost an hour: heralding a Congressional step toward upending his ...

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Adebayo faleti should be celebrated not mourned- Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka,Adebayo Faleti

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka; the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State and a former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, have described the death of renowned author, poet, broadcaster and actor, Pa Adebayo Faleti, as a huge loss to the ...

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Huge rats spotted at Lagos Airport


The unusual and embarrassing event unfolded at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos when two huge rats were seen dangling from an exposed part of the ceiling. The rats were still alive as at the time they were spotted. They were obviously trapped as they clung to the wires. ...

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