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200 migrants from Nigeria, others die in Mediterranean – IOM

It was a tragic start to New Year for migrants from Nigeria and other countries as hundreds of them crossing to Italy and Spain were feared dead in the Mediterranean Sea, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has said.

UN begins evacuating refugees from Libya to Niger

A group of vulnerable refugees from several African countries, who had been stuck in war-ravaged Libya, have been evacuated to Niger, the UN said Sunday.

Italy probes deaths of 26 Nigerian women, teenagers from migrant boats

Italian prosecutors are investigating the deaths of 26 Nigerian women - most of them teenagers - whose bodies were recovered at sea.

EU unveils plans to take 50,000 refugees from Africa, Mideast

The EU unveiled plans Wednesday to take at least 50,000 refugees directly from Africa, the Middle East and Turkey to discourage migrant boats from making the risky Mediterranean crossing.

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Lagos taskforce arrests suspected cultists who attacked officer

The Lagos State Task Force has arrested eight suspected cultists and miscreants who allegedly attacked one of its officers with cutlasses and broken bottles.

Customs intercepts 69 parcels of Tramadol, 10 parcels of Cannabis, others

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Seme-Badagry command, said it intercepted 68 parcels of tramadol which smugglers attempted to bring into the country through the border area. The value of the regulated drug was put at N918,000.

Kano elections: PDP will win supplementation poll – Senator Kwankwaso

Rabiu Kwankwaso, former Kano State Governor, has declared that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in the state, Abba Kabir Yusuf, would win the Saturday’s supplementary election.
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Matej Vydra: Harry Maguire is England’s weak link

Matej Vydra says the Czech Republic have identified Harry Maguire as a weak link in England's team and have also been told to kick their opponents at Wembley.

Court strikes out suit demanding prosecution of Enyinnaya Abaribe, Femi Fani-Kayode over Nnamdi Kanu’s...

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has struck out a case seeking to ensure the prosecution of former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, over the disappearance of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.