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Ghassan Salame

UN envoy wants Libya election by June 2019

The UN envoy for Libya Ghassan Salame has expressed the hope that another attempt to hold an election will take place by June next year.

UN: Libya election to take place in early 2019

United Nations Special Envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame has said he expects elections to take place in the war-wracked country in early 2019.
Chelsea's Ola Aina

Super Eagles’ Ola Aina eager to star in Bafana Bafana match

Nigeria defender, Ola Aina, is looking forward to facing the Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the magnificient FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, next month in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
Francis Uzoho of Nigeria celebrates victory

AFCON: Francis Uzoho warns Super Eagles against South Africa

Super Eagles first choice goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has warned his colleagues not to underrate South Africa in their Group E 2019 Africa Cup of Nation qualifier in Johannesburg next month.
Odion Ighalo

Odion Ighalo: It’s revenge time against South Africa

Changchun Yatai of China striker, Odion Jude Ighalo has expressed optimism that the new found form displayed by the Super Eagles against Libya would be enough to see them defeat South Africa next month.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr

Gernot Rohr: Super Eagles need ‘big fighting spirit’ to beat Libya in Sfax

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says he expects a challenging Africa Cup of Nations qualifier rematch against Libya on Tuesday despite trouncing the north Africans at the weekend.
Odion Ighalo

AFCON: Odion Ighalo scores hat-trick for Super Eagles in 4-0 win over Libya

Samuel Kalu placed the icing on the cake for Nigeria with the fourth goal to put the Super Eagles in commanding position ahead of the reverse tie in Tunisia on Tuesday.
Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr

Gernot Rohr: Super Eagles will not underrate Libya

Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, says his team will play to win and will not underrate the Mediterranean Knights in Saturday’s AFCON qualifier.

Ikechukwu Ezenwa: Super Eagles can’t afford to miss AFCON 2019

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, insists the team is determined to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon after missing the last two editions of the tournament.

Mohammed Sanusi: Super Eagles have quality to beat Libya home and away

General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, is optimistic that the Super Eagles will beat the Mediterranean Knights of Libya over two legs in their 2019 AFCON qualifying double header on Saturday in Uyo and on Tuesday in Sfax Tunisia.

Migrants land in Malta after standoff

The Maltese authorities on Sunday finally took 58 migrants from the Aquarius to Valletta after they had waited for days in rough seas on the rescue ship that can no longer go to port after its flag was pulled.
Ghassan Salame

UN envoy says hard to hold Libya elections in December

The UN envoy to Libya has said that it will be difficult to hold elections as hoped on December 10, following a new wave of fighting in the North African nation.
Fighting between a militia allied with Libya's internationally recognised government fight and two rival groups left some families trapped in their homes [Hani Amara-Reuters]

Death toll from clashes in Libya’s Tripoli climbs to 96

Fighting between rival groups in Libya's capital has killed at least 96 people since August 26, with civilians among the casualties, authorities have said.
Smoke shrouded the headquarters of the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) in Tripoli [Hani Amara-Reuters]

ICRC warns of ‘desperate’ situation as fighting continues in Libya

The International Committee of the Red Cross has called the deteriorating situation in Libya as desperate, citing constant fighting, the collapse of the economy, and the destruction of basic infrastructure.
ADEL AMROUCHE

Libya to ‘host’ Nigeria in Tunisia next month

The Libyan Football Federation has reportedly opted for Tunisia rather than Algeria as the host country for their matchday four 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Nigeria next month.

Italian foreign minister meets Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar in Benghazi

Italy's top diplomat held talks with General Khalifa Haftar, leader of the self-declared Libyan National Army (LNA) in a bid to strengthen ties, the Italian foreign ministry said.
Gernot Rohr

AFCON: Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr targets four points against Libya

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has said he plans to win at least four points off AFCON Group E leaders Libya when both teams clash in a double header next month.

UNHCR: Human traffickers posing as UN staff in Libya

The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has called on Libyan authorities to take action against criminals targeting desperate refugees and migrants.

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PVC stops Katsina Speaker from voting in bye-election

The Speaker of Katsina State House of Assembly, Abubakar Kusada, could not vote during Saturday bye-election for the Ingawa/Kusada/Kankia Federal House of Representatives due to his lack of a Permanent Voters Card.
Coach Gernot Rohr has said the Super Eagles played to beat South Africa today but at the same time they did not want to take too many risks.

Gernot Rohr: Super Eagles didn’t want to take too many risks against South Africa

Coach Gernot Rohr has said the Super Eagles played to beat South Africa today but at the same time they did not want to take too many risks.

2019: Centre cautions politicians against campaigns of deceit, violence

The African United Journalism Awareness Centre, a pro-Journalism and Democracy Non-Government Organisation, on Saturday cautioned politicians to eschew campaign of lies and violence in the interest of the nation.

Audu Ogbeh: Agric mechanization will help feed our growing population

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said farm mechanization is capable of feeding the nation’s growing population.

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Sri Lanka’s largest political party Saturday asked Facebook to protect the identity of its supporters, fearing a crackdown by what it called the “illegal” government.