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More than 100 migrants, including at least 20 children, died when two boats sank off the coast of Libya early this month, according to Doctors without Borders (MSF), citing survivors.
The human rights organisation, Amnesty International, in a report released in London on Wednesday blamed the countries of the European Union for the high number of migrant deaths in the Mediterranean so far this summer.
Libyan coastguard has intercepted 156 migrants, including Nigerians, in two separate incidents as they tried to reach Europe by sea, the Navy said.
A Spanish NGO on Tuesday said that the Libyan coastguard left two women and a child to die at sea by Libyans who had come to rescue them.
The group are feared drowned after the inflatable boat they were on sank, a spokesman for Libya's navy General Ayoub Kacem told AFP, citing eyewitness accounts from survivors.
The captain of the German NGO ship Lifeline, accused of breaking international law by picking up migrants off the Libyan coast, will appear in a Maltese court on Monday, a government spokesman told AFP.
The number of illegal migrants leaving Libya for Europe has fallen by 20% so far in 2017, the European naval force charged with stopping people trafficking in the Mediterranean said on Thursday.
Libya's coastguard has rescued almost 550 migrants this week in four separate operations west of the capital Tripoli, navy spokesperson General Ayoub Kacem said on Wednesday.
Gernot Rohr was able to stamp 'mission accomplished' on the second chapter of his managerial reign as Nigeria qualified for their first Africa Cup of Nations since winning the tournament in 2013.
Super Eagles players landed in Asaba, Delta state, at 11:14am on Sunday after picking the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations ticket in the qualifying match against Bafana Bafana of South Africa.
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, former president of Liberia, will deliver the keynote speech at Women in Successful Careers, (WISCAR) 2018 annual leadership and mentoring conference.
Novak Djokovic produced a masterclass on Saturday to crush Kevin Anderson and set up a title decider at the ATP Finals against Alexander Zverev, who ousted Roger Federer after a bizarre incident involving a ball boy.
European champions Portugal became the first team to qualify for the Nations League semi-finals on Saturday after holding Italy to a 0-0 draw at the San Siro.
A 19-year-old, Sunday Owo, has been apprehended with fresh human parts at a healing home, Centre for Psychic Healing and Administration, Awka, Anambra State.
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has reaffirmed the Commission’s commitment and determination to deliver credible elections in Nigeria in 2019, which will embody the concepts of inclusiveness, transparency and accountability, by also ensuring that established rules are fully, fairly and impartially enforced.
Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa has assured the country he will give his best should he be handed the opportunity to start in goal for the Super Eagles against home team South Africa in today’s important 2019 AFCON.
Rotary International president, Barry Rassin, who is on an official visit to Nigeria, presented the award to President Buhari on Thursday at State House, Abuja.
The Kebbi State Government, on Tuesday, approved and released the sum of N2.7 billion for the payment of outstanding gratuity and death benefits of deceased retired civil servants of state, local governments and primary teachers across the state.