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Italy’s far-right interior minister threatened Sunday to send “back to Libya” nearly 180 people stranded for three days on an Italian coastguard ship if the EU did not step in to resolve another migrant row with Malta.
Another 450 migrants on board two military vessels were stranded at sea on Saturday as Italy and Malta locked horns over whose responsibility it was to offer them safe harbour.
A Spanish NGO said Saturday it had rescued 59 migrants as they tried to cross the Mediterranean from Libya, drawing condemnation from Italy's far-right interior minister who said they were not welcome in his country.
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.
A humanitarian ship that has had about 230 rescued migrants on board for almost a week will enter a Maltese port on Wednesday, ending a standoff with Italy which refused to let the ship dock.
French president Emmanuel Macron announced on Tuesday that France will welcome some of the refugees rescued by the Lifeline ship.
France’s minister for European affairs said international law obliged Italy to let the stranded migrant rescue vessel Lifeline dock in an Italian port and that Rome was in no position to tell Paris how to behave.
EU leaders headed to Brussels for emergency talks Sunday over migration as Italy's new populist cabinet turned away another rescue ship, vowing no longer to shoulder Europe's migrant burden.
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a speedy and comprehensive streamlining of the operations of the Nigerian Police force in and around ports terminals in order to reduce unwholesome delays and inefficiency experienced at Nigerian ports, especially the Apapa ports.
Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, the Chief Medical Director of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, says cancer remains one of the three major causes of morbidity and deaths in the hospital in the last three years.
The Lagos State Management Agency (LASEMA) has said that no one was trapped in the rubbles of the two-storey building that collapsed in Lagos on Monday afternoon.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) will ensure that leadership positions and key committee chairmanship of the 9th National Assembly are retained for its elected members, its chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, has said.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has pledged federal government’s commitment to partnering Contec Global Agro Limited in its organic farming initiative.
The traditional ruler of Egbema Kingdom, HRM King Gold Oro Tiemo, Bini Pete III, the Agadagba of Egbema, has called on the Federal Government to merge towns and villages of Egbema kingdom in Edo State with their other towns and villages in Delta State.
Banned Togolese referee Kokou Hougnimon Fagla has admitted he was asked to manipulate a friendly match but denies agreeing to do so.
The UN Women, in collaboration with African Union, European Union and other partners, are seeking to fast-track efforts to repeal or revise discriminatory laws in 100 countries by 2023.
Spain captain Sergio Ramos scored another “Panenka” penalty kick to give his side a 2-1 home win over Norway on Saturday in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier.
The Kano State Fire Service has said that fire razed an entire building at France Road, adjacent Zenith Bank in Sabon Gari area of the metropolis.