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FG mum 48 hours after Germany ‘dumped ISIS suspect in Lagos’

FG mum 48 hours after Germany ‘dumped ISIS suspect in Lagos’

The Nigerian government is yet to make an official statement 48 hours after German authorities allegedly deported an ISIS suspect to the country. The suspect was among 50 other persons that were deported from eight European countries – Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Luxembourg, Austria, Belgium, Spain and Hungary – to Nigeria last Thursday. Calls to the

US to stop funding UNPF over abortion

The US government plans to stop funding the United Nations Population Fund because of the organization’s “coercive” family planning practices, including providing abortions, officials in Washington said late Monday. According to a State Department official, President Donald Trump has instructed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson “to take all necessary actions, to the extent permitted by

Horrific moment, young bullfighter is gored through the throat in his debut tournament

Horrific moment young bullfighter is gored through the throat, mouth and TONGUE by 1,000lb beast in his debut tournament WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT -Daniel García Navarrete was performing in front of thousands at arena in Madrid -Horrified audience watched as 1,000lb bull gored him through throat and face -The 23-year-old suffered gruesome injuries and is fighting

FG summons Indian high commissioner over attack on Nigerians

The federal government has asked the Indian government to ensure the immediate arrest and prosecution of those responsible for attacks on Nigerian students in India. Olushola Enikanolaiye, permanent secretary, ministry of foreign affairs, made the call in Abuja at a meeting with Nagabushana Reddy, Indian high commissioner to Nigeria, on Wednesday. Four Nigerian students were

Nigerians in S’Africa to get ‘early warning’ of potential xenophobic attacks

In response to the recent wave of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, an Early Warning Unit is set to be constituted. The Early Warning Unit, which will comprise of Nigerian and South African representatives, will meet quarterly to share information regarding the interests of both communities. Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, announced

Al-Shabaab leader surrenders

The African Union Mission in Somalia, AMISOM, on Thursday confirmed that the leader of the militant group al-Shabaab has surrendered to government forces in Baidoa town in southern Somalia. The AU mission confirmed that Hussein Mukhtar surrendered to the Somali National Army (SNA) on Tuesday following a government amnesty offer for militants to surrender. “AMISOM

180 Nigerians to return from Libya Tuesday

Two weeks after 314 Nigerians returned home based on hardship in Libya, 180 Nigerians are expected back in the country on Tuesday. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, disclosed this while receiving Sadiya Farouk, federal commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons Commission, at the

NLC condemns xenophobic attacks in South Africa; charges African leaders on good governance

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has described the recent xenophobic attacks by South Africans like previous ones (in 2008 and 2015) as another unacceptable and avoidable and has condemned it in its entirety. The NLC, which has called on the South African government to “move without further delay to take actions to prevent another occurrence”,

Senate to send ‘strong delegation’ to S’ Africa to protest attacks on Nigerians

The senate has resolved to send a strong delegation to South Africa to protest against the attacks on Nigerians in the country. The upper legislative chamber took the decision after‎ Rose Oko, a senator from Cross River north, moved a motion urging it to intervene in the resurgence of xenophobic attacks. In recent times, aggrieved