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Libyan officials raped, tortured Nigerians migrating to Europe – Returnees

Libyan officials raped, tortured Nigerians migrating to Europe – Returnees

Some Nigerian returnees from Libya have narrated their experiences in the hands of Libyan officials. Scores of Nigerians travel to Libya daily with the hope of landing in Europe by boat through the Mediterranean. An average of 109 Nigerians arrived in Italy daily in 2016 travelling the risky route. A lot more are, however, still

Angry South Africans burn houses of Nigerians

At least 15 houses either belonging or rented by immigrants, especially Nigerians, have been burnt by angry residents in Rosettenvile, south of Johannesburg. The residents are reported to be angry that foreign nationals had turned the neighbourhood into a drug haven. According to Africa Review, some shops belonging to foreign nationals in the area were

Court Suspends Trump’s Travel Ban

A federal judge in Seattle on Friday temporarily blocked President Trump’s week-old immigration order from being enforced nationwide, reopening America’s door to visa holders from seven predominantly Muslim countries and dealing the administration a humbling defeat. The White House vowed late Friday to fight what it called an “outrageous” ruling, saying it would seek an

Trump to stop funding organisations supporting abortion, homosexuality, premarital sex

President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that will make government stop funding organisations in support of abortion and homosexuality. The Nation, a newspaper in the US, said it obtained a document which appears to be the new order. The draft order seeks to create wholesale exemptions for people and organisations who

Trump: I’ll not allow killing of Christians to continue

US President Donald Trump says he will not allow the killing of Christians in the middle east to continue. Trump tweeted this on Sunday. Last week, he signed an executive order imposing a ban on citizens from seven predominately Muslim countries – Yemen, Libya, Sudan, Iraq, Iran, Syria and Somalia. His action has sparked off

Trump takes oath of office 6pm Nigerian time on Friday

Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States at 12 noon in Washington, and 6pm Nigerian time on Friday. The joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies disclosed this. The ceremony is scheduled to start at 11:30am, with a musical prelude beforehand, according to a copy of the inauguration programme. Afterwards,

Gambia Shudders as Defeated President Yahya Jammeh Won’t Quit

President Yahya Jammeh once predicted that his rule could last a billion years. Now, the fate of his nation is hanging on one more anxiety-filled day. After acknowledging defeat in an election last month, Mr. Jammeh abruptly changed his mind, refusing to step aside for the inauguration of the new president scheduled for Thursday and

Gambia: Three more ministers quit as noose tightens around Jammeh

Three more Gambian ministers have resigned from the government despite a vow by defeated President Yahya Jammeh vowed to remain in office. Jammeh the defeated candidate in the December 1, presidential election, has vowed not to step down when his term expires on January 18. The latest to hand in her resignation on Monday is

Tears as Obama delivers farewell speech

Barack Obama wiped his eyes as he addressed his wife and thanked Vice-President Joe Biden in farewell speech. His daughter, Malia also shed a tear as she listened to her father. Some slices of emotion were all expected in Chicago where the outgoing American president began the journey to the White House eight years ago.

Obama bids America farewell today

U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver his farewell address to Americans today, in Chicago, ten days ahead of the handover to Donald Trump, a man he has described as polar opposite. Obama’s speech will be a parting shot “to say thank you” to Americans “and to offer some thoughts on where we all go from

U.S. Army approves beards, hijabs

The U.S Army has giving approval for Muslim soldiers ad soldiers of other religious minorities to wear beards, head scarf or hijabs for women. Soldiers who desire to wear any of the items are to obtain approval to dress and groom themselves according to their religious customs while serving in the military. In a memorandum

Obama shuns Trump, releases Guantanamo Bay detainees

President Barack Obama’s administration announced, on Thursday, the transfer of four detainees from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The action is against the advisory of President-elect Donald Trump. The Department of Defence gave the names of the detainees as Salem Ahmad Hadi Bin Kanad, Muhammed

Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats in retaliation for US election hacking

The Obama administration on Thursday announced its retaliation for Russian efforts to interfere with the US presidential election, ordering sweeping new sanctions that included the expulsion of 35 Russians. US intelligence services believe Russia ordered cyber-attacks on the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Hillary Clinton’s campaign and other political organizations, in an attempt to influence the

Fake U.S. embassy shut down after issuing visas for 10 years

Authorities in Ghana have busted a fake U.S. embassy in the capital Accra, run by a criminal network that had issued visas illegally for one decade, the U.S. State Department said in a statement. The statement noted that until its shutdown this summer, the sham embassy was housed in a run-down, pink two-storey building with

Panic in Europe as Italian Prime Minister resigns after losing in anti-immigration referendum

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi prepared to hand in his resignation Monday after suffering a ruinous referendum defeat cheered by populist leaders but sparking fresh jitters in Europe. “My experience of government finishes here,” said a downcast Renzi after acknowledging a defeat of almost 60-40 per cent over his constitutional reform bid, which threw the

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