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Mohamed Atwi, 32, played as a midfielder for a number of Lebanese clubs and won the national league three times with Beirut’s Ansar, his club for almost a decade.

Lebanese footballer dies of bullet wound

A prominent Lebanese footballer has died of a bullet wound sustained last month during a funeral for one of the victims of the Beirut port blast, his club said Friday.
The Lebanese army said three of its troops were killed and another wounded while attempting to arrest a suspected “terrorist” at his north Lebanon home.

Three Lebanese soldiers killed in hunt for ‘terrorist’

The Lebanese army said three of its troops were killed and another wounded while attempting to arrest a suspected “terrorist” at his north Lebanon home.

27 Stranded Nigerian girls evacuated from Lebanon arrive Abuja

Another batch of 27 stranded Nigerian girls evacuated from Lebanon by the Federal Government and the Lebanese Government, as well as its community in Nigeria arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Sunday.
Rescue workers digging through the rubble of a Beirut building for the third day have said there is no longer hope of finding someone alive more than a month after a huge port explosion shattered Lebanon's capital.

‘No sign of life’ after days of search for Beirut blast survivors

Rescue workers digging through the rubble of a Beirut building for the third day have said there is no longer hope of finding someone alive more than a month after a huge port explosion shattered Lebanon's capital.
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech to honor Japan’s architect Arata Isozaki at the Elysee Palace in Paris on May 24, 2019. Isozaki is the laureate of the 2019 Pritzker architecture prize.-br --Francois Mori - POOL - AP - AFP

France president under pressure to back EU efforts to ban Hezbollah

A group of prominent French figures has called on French President Emmanuel Macron to declare the Iran-backed Lebanese party Hezbollah a terrorist organisation and not to block European Union efforts to blacklist the militant group.
Lebanon's newly appointed Prime Minister Mustapha Adib speaks during a press conference on Monday [Joseph Eid-AFP]

Lebanon names Mustapha Adib as new premier

Lebanon named its envoy to Germany, Mustapha Adib, as the new premier Monday to steer the country through a deep crisis after the Beirut explosion compounded a sharp economic downturn.
“Immediate measures should be taken to prevent a food crisis,” ESCWA executive secretary Rola Dashti said.

UN: Half of Lebanese could face food shortages

More than half of Lebanon’s population risk facing a food crisis in the aftermath of a Beirut port blast that compounded the country’s many woes, a UN agency said Sunday.
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Global coronavirus cases surpass 25 million

Global coronavirus cases surged past 25 million on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, as India marked a worldwide record for daily new cases in the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Beninnois robbers disguising as chefs target Nigerian bigwigs

Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Ikeja, have uncovered a syndicate of chefs from Benin Republic that targets and robs wealthy Nigerians.

Niger condoles with Lebanese government, army, FERMA over loss of personnel

Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger State has commiserated with the Lebanese Government, Nigerian Army and Federal Emergency Road Management Agency (FERMA) over the loss of their national, staff and personnel to the activities of criminal elements in the state on Monday.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

71 Nigerians trafficked to Lebanon arrive home

Seventy-one young Nigerian girls trafficked to Lebanon and seen in a video that had gone viral where they were crying for help had been rescued and arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, early Monday.
Another 68 Nigerian girls stranded in Lebanon due to the coronavirus pandemic have returned home, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has said.

68 stranded Nigerian girls return home from Lebanon

Another 68 Nigerian girls stranded in Lebanon due to the coronavirus pandemic have returned home, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has said.
The Ambassador of the Republic of Lebanon to Nigeria, Houssam Diab, has disclosed that majority of Nigerian girls in Lebanon were not trafficked into the country.

Majority of Nigerian ladies in Lebanon not smuggled – envoy

The Ambassador of the Republic of Lebanon to Nigeria, Houssam Diab, has disclosed that majority of Nigerian girls in Lebanon were not trafficked into the country.

FBI to join Beirut blast probe – US envoy

“The FBI will soon join Lebanese and international investigators, at the invitation of the Lebanese, in order to help answer questions that I know everyone has about the circumstances that led up to this explosion,” David Hale told reporters during a tour of a heavily damaged neighbourhood near the port.

Lebanon prosecutor to probe ministers over Beirut blast

A Lebanese prosecutor is to probe several ministers and former ministers over last week’s deadly chemical blast at Beirut port, a judicial official said Wednesday.

Talks underway to form new government in Lebanon

Intensive talks are underway among the various political parties in Lebanon to try to form a new government that will quickly contain public anger after the massive Beirut port blast, political sources said on Wednesday.
President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, on Monday outlined his priorities for the remaining part of his tenure in 2020.

UNGA president urges support for Lebanon

President of the United Nations General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, has urged the international community to stand by the people of Lebanon following the August 4 deadly explosions in Beirut.
Marie Claude Najem, who was heckled by protesters in a damaged Beirut street two days after the explosion, submitted her resignation to Prime Minister Hassan Diab, whose government was set to meet later in the day to discuss the August 4 disaster.

Lebanon justice minister third to quit over Beirut blast

Lebanon’s justice minister quit on Monday in the third cabinet resignation since a deadly blast blamed on state negligence ripped through the capital, a ministry official told AFP.

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LASEMA commences clean-up of Lagos in support of LAWMA

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ICPC to probe looted palliatives

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Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has condemned what it called the silence of President Buhari over protests against operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, a unit of the Nigeria Police Force, in the past two weeks.

#EndSARS: Nigeria risks resurgence of virus – PTF

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