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German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to the press before leaving the first day of a European Union leaders’ summit focused on migration, Brexit and eurozone reforms. Aris Oikonomou|AFP|Getty Images

UN gives cautious nod to EU deal on migrants

The UN gave a cautious welcome on Friday to a migration deal reached by European Union leaders, while urging member states to share responsibility and help frontline countries led by Italy.

UN: Facebook, WhatsApp media of choice for human traffickers

A United Nations migration official called Thursday for Facebook to police its site and its WhatsApp messaging subsidiary for use by abusive human smugglers.

UN calls on social media giants to control platforms used to lure African migrants

The U.N. migration agency called on social media giants on Friday to control their platforms that it said are being used by smugglers to lure West African migrants to Libya where they face detention, torture and slavery.

Traffickers using Facebook to broadcast migrants’ abuse, torture – UN

Traffickers are using Facebook to broadcast the abuse and torture of migrants in order to extort ransom money from their families, the UN migration agency said on Friday.

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Labour legislator quits party in protest over ‘anti-Semitism’

A ninth British legislator has quit the opposition Labour Party, accusing it of having a "culture of extremism, anti-Semitism and intolerance" under Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Real Madrid Lorenzo Sanz

Former Real Madrid chief says club nearly signed Lionel Messi and Thierry Henry

Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz claims the Spanish club nearly signed Lionel Messi and Thierry Henry only for both deals to fall through at the last minute.
Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) took to their Twitter handle to congratulate Nigeria's Flying Eagles for picking one of the four 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup tickets after defeating Niger by a lone goal at the ongoing U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.

Flying Eagles to know World Cup opponents on Sunday

Nigeria’s U20 squad will know their group phase opponents at this summer’s FIFA U20 World Cup finals in Poland after the draw ceremony to be held inside the Gdynia Sports Arena on Sunday.

JAMB closes sale of UTME registration forms

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has closed the sale of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) forms.

Former Ekiti commissioner escapes assassination

A former commissioner in the first term of Governor Kayode Fayemi in Ekiti State, Mrs Funke Owoseeni, on Thursday escaped death by a whisker as suspected assassins besieged her house located at Ijesa Isu in Ikole Local Government area of the state.