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EU policy on migrants in Libya ‘inhuman’ – UN rights chief

The U.N. human rights chief says the European Union policy of helping Libyan authorities intercept migrants on the Mediterranean and return them to Libya is "inhuman."

EU countries sign key defence pact

The EU took a step towards closer defence ties Monday, with 23 states signing a landmark pact aiming to boost cooperation after Brexit and as Russia flexes its muscles to the east.

UK premier Theresa May meets EU business leaders as Brexit tensions grow

Prime Minister Theresa May will meet EU business leaders worried about Britain's departure on Monday as a secret letter emerged from two cabinet ministers instructing her how to run Brexit.

Federal govt approves implementation of £46 million North-East humanitarian programme

The Federal Government has approved the implementation of the United Kingdom-Department For International Development (UK-DFID) 46 million pounds North-East Humanitarian Response Programme.

Cameroon imposes curfew in Buea

A curfew has been imposed in the South West region of Cameroon, according to a communique issued by the governor of the region on Friday, November 10, 2017.

Pro-independence Catalans to protest in Barcelona

A protest is expected in Barcelona Saturday calling for the release of jailed separatist leaders, the day after pro-independence Catalan parliamentarian Carme Forcadell was freed on bail.

Niger Delta leaders persuade Avengers to abort hostilities temporarily

Niger Delta leaders and stakeholders have persuaded the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, to shelve their plan to recommence bombing of oil facilities in the Niger Delta region in the interim, to give the Federal Government more time to address the demands of the oil region.

AfDB, EU commit $18m to construction of 1,008km Lagos-Abidjan Highway

Souza, who in his remarks, described the presence of Osinbajo at the ministerial committee meeting as a sign of Nigeria’s commitment to the highway project, stated that the project had already attracted $9 million support from the AfDB and $9 million from the EU.

Sacked Catalan parliament speaker Carme Forcadell freed on bail

The sacked speaker of Catalonia’s parliament left a prison near Madrid on Friday hours after supporters posted her bail of 150 000 euros ($175,000), ending her brief detention over the region’s controversial independence drive.

Spain has ‘damaged democracy’ – Catalonia’s Carles Puigdemont

The disputed President of Catalonia has said the Spanish state has "damaged democracy in order to stop independence".

ECOWAS, partners to develop regional accreditation system

ECOWAS in collaboration with the European Union (EU) and United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) has resolved to develop a Regional Accreditation System (RAS) to enhance trade facilitation.

EU to consider steps to increase military mobility

The European Union would consider how it could make the movement of military equipment and personnel easy within Europe, the European Commission said on Friday.

Catalan parliament speaker detained pending bail

The speaker of Catalonia’s sacked parliament was ordered detained Thursday over her region’s controversial drive for independence from Spain, pending payment of a 150,000 euro bail, a court spokesman said.

Cameroon govt says separatists behind murder of two troops in Bamenda

The Cameroonian government says separatists were behind a raid on a security checkpoint that killed two gendarmes – paramilitary forces.

European Union to enhance SMEs growth in Nigeria

The European Union (EU) says it will enhance Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria through forging of linkages and partnerships with business innovators.

Catalonia’s Carles Puigdemont slams EU for ‘helping coup’

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and his Belgian counterpart Charles Michel are due to address legislators over the Catalan crisis after the deposed separatist leader, Carles Puigdemont, urged the European Union to stop supporting a "coup" against his region.

3,480 Nigerians deported from Libya in 10 months – NCRMI

A total of 3,480 young Nigerians, mostly girls, was deported from Libya in the last 10 months, the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCRMI) has said.

Documents reveal offshore deals with Apple, others

New revelations Monday from the "Paradise Papers" shed light on Apple's tax avoidance strategy which shifted profits from one fiscal haven to another as well as loopholes employed by Nike and Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton.

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CDS: Operation Sahel Sanity will eliminate banditry

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, on Monday said the ongoing military operation codenamed Operation Sahel Sanity will successfully eliminate banditry in Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna, Kebbi, Sokoto and Niger States.
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UN: Three billion people lack basic hand washing facilities at home

A new report has shown that 3 billion people worldwide lack basic hand washing facilities at home, which is one of the most effective methods for COVID-19 prevention.
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has banned movement between local governments in the State, whilst also relaxing the State lockdown for three days to enable citizens to restock their houses.

Governor Lalong: I will return total peace to Plateau before leaving office

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has promised to ensure that total peace returns to the state before his tenure expires in 2023.
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Nigerian government releases guidelines for schools’ resumption

The Federal Government has released guidelines ahead of the planned resumption of schools at every level in the country but failed to disclose the dates.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Nigerian government arraigns 10 ‘pirates’ over hijacked fishing vessel

Ten alleged pirates who hijacked a fishing vessel, named FV Hai Lu Feng II, belonging to Haina Fishing Company, were on Monday arraigned by the Federal Government.