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Military forces in Libya are flexing muscles – UN envoy

The UN envoy for Libya said on Wednesday that military forces "are flexing their muscles in many parts of the country" and the oil-rich nation needs a competent government.

Libyan army in east welcomes elections soon as possible

The spokesman for Libya's self-styled national army in the east says the army welcomes holding elections as soon as possible.

Libya declares maximum security alert in Tripoli

Libya on Tuesday announced a state of maximum security alert in the capital Tripoli, a security source said.

UN-backed Libyan govt’s mandate expired – Khalifa Haftar

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar insisted Sunday that the mandate of the country’s UN-backed government has run out after what he said was the expiration of a tattered 2015 political deal.

War-torn Libya starts voter registration

The Libyan Higher National Commission of Elections on Wednesday announced the start of registration of voters for the 2018 elections.

US pledges to support Libya unity regime under UN plan

The United States renewed its support for Libya's UN-backed government on Friday and urged all parties in the country to get behind efforts to organise elections.

UN envoy for Libya sets his sights on institutions

Five months after he was appointed to lead UN peace efforts in Libya, Ghassan Salame says he is focused on building institutions as a way to unite the country.

Libya rivals made progress in Tunis talks – UN

Representatives of Libya's rival authorities have made progress on amending a deal on a political transition for the North African country, the special UN envoy said on Sunday.

UN launches new push for Libya peace

The United Nations on Wednesday launched a new push to bring stability to Libya, which has been ravaged by chaos since the 2011 ouster of longtime leader Moamer Kadhafi.

Boris Johnson visits Libya’s Haftar, urges him to stick to ceasefire

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar during a visit to Benghazi on Thursday and urged him to stick to a ceasefire announced in Paris last month and to back U.N.-led efforts to end Libya’s conflict.

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We’ll rely on court to recover $75.5m fibre optic debt – TCN

Though the telecommunications firms had denied owing the TCN in this arrangement, a statement from the TCN in Abuja, however explained that the transmission company would rely on an existing court process to recover what is owed it by the firms.

Tony Okoroji remains sacked – COSON board

The ongoing feud between the warring factions of the Copyright Society of Nigeria, COSON, regarding its leadership, has taken a hilarious but interesting turn.

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Night fire razes five duplexes in Lagos

Fire on Friday night gutted three duplexes on 34 Road, B Close of Gowon Estate, Federal Housing Authority (FHA), Egbada, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Nigeria must be fair to all ethnic groups – Ex-President Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has insisted that Nigeria must continue to renegotiate its unity and give listening ear to the complaints of all ethnic groups in the country.

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Bangladesh to complete Rohingya return in two years

Bangladesh has agreed to complete the process of returning Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar within two years after repatriation begins, the south Asian nation said on Tuesday, following a meeting of the neighbours to implement a pact signed last year.

FADAMA III spends N437 million on road construction, dams rehabilitation in Niger – official

The FADAMA III Additional Financing (AF) Programme in Niger State says it has spent N437 million on constructing a road and rehabilitating two dams in three local government areas of the state.

Israel vows to destroy all tunnels in Gaza Strip in 2018

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Liberman vowed to destroy all tunnels in the Gaza Strip within a year and proposed to the Palestinians a deal envisaging assistance in reconstruction in exchange for disarmament.

18-year-old Nigerian killed during fight in East London

An 18-year-old Nigerian, Oluwadamilola Odeyingbo, has died from injuries sustained in a squabble in Chislehurst, East London.

Federal govt summons US ambassador over Donald Trump’s ‘shithole’ comment

The federal government has summoned Stuart Symington, the United States ambassador to Nigeria, over Donald Trump’s usage of a demeaning term to describe African nations.