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Libya's new Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh, speaks during a news conference in Tripoli, Libya February 25, 2021. REUTERS-Hazem Ahmed

Libya’s new premier to visit Turkey, hold talks with Recep Erdogan on Monday

Libyan Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh and a delegation of ministers will make their first visit to Turkey on Monday since taking office last month, the Turkish presidency said on Sunday.
French President Emmanuel Macron, tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is seen on a screen as he attends by video conference a round table for the National Humanitarian Conference (NHC) at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Paris, France, December 17, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/Pool

France to reopen embassy in Libya after nearly seven years

France will reopen its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli next Monday to show its support for the North African country's new unity government, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday after meeting the head of the interim presidency council.
Former Blackwater head Erik Prince

UN: Libya arms embargo ‘totally ineffective’

The arms embargo imposed on Libya since 2011 is "totally ineffective," say UN experts in a stark report released on Tuesday which underscores "extensive, blatant" violations by actors including its own member states.

Libyan MPs arrive at Sirte to debate unity government

Scores of Libyan parliament members from both sides of the divided country arrived in the frontline city of Sirte on Sunday for a session this week to debate a proposed unity government
Libya's new Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh, speaks during a news conference in Tripoli, Libya February 25, 2021. REUTERS-Hazem Ahmed

Libyan premier-designate proposes unity government plan

Libya’s designated prime minister, chosen via a U.N.-facilitated process last month, said on Thursday he had proposed a governing plan to the country’s divided parliament as part of a peace process.
Gunmen opened fire on the motorcade of Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha in the capital Tripoli on Sunday but he escaped unharmed, a source close to Bashagha said.

Libyan interior minister escapes shooting attack on motorcade in Tripoli

Gunmen opened fire on the motorcade of Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha in the capital Tripoli on Sunday but he escaped unharmed, a source close to Bashagha said.
Erik Prince, the former head of the security contractor Blackwater Worldwide and a prominent supporter of former President Donald J. Trump, violated a United Nations arms embargo on Libya.

UN: Donald Trump ally Erik Prince violated Libya arms embargo

Private security contractor Erik Prince, a close ally of former US President Donald Trump, violated a United Nations arms embargo on Libya, UN investigators have found in a report detailed by US media.
Participants at Libya’s UN-sponsored peace talks have approved a list of candidates seeking to lead a transitional government, the United Nations said.

Libyans meet in Geneva to select transitional leaders

Libyan delegates meet Monday for UN-backed talks in Geneva to choose a new temporary executive to lead the war-scarred country through a transition until scheduled December elections.
Participants at Libya’s UN-sponsored peace talks have approved a list of candidates seeking to lead a transitional government, the United Nations said.

UN announces candidates for new Libyan transitional government

Participants at Libya’s UN-sponsored peace talks have approved a list of candidates seeking to lead a transitional government, the United Nations said.

Libya camps agree to open candidacy process for key state posts

Representatives from rival Libyan camps said a candidacy process would open on Tuesday for key institutional appointments, after a new round of talks in Morocco on ending nearly a decade of conflict.
This image grab taken from a video published by the War Information Division of military strongman Khalifa Haftar’s self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA) on April 28, 2020 shows Haftar giving a speech, saying he had “a popular mandate” to govern the country, declaring a key 2015 political deal over and vowing to press his assault to seize Tripoli. – In a speech on his Libya al-Hadath TV channel, Haftar said his self-styled Libyan “army” was “proud to be mandated with the historic task” of leading Libya. He did not make clear whether an elected parliament in the country’s east, a signatory to the deal, backed his move — or what its future role would be. Haftar has so far drawn his legitimacy from the administration based in the country’s east, and last April his forces launched an assault to seize the capital Tripoli, in the west, from the Government of National Accord. (Photo by – / LNA War Information Division / AFP) /

Libya finds more mass graves in city Khalifa Haftar forces held

Forensics teams in Libya have discovered 10 more bodies in mass graves in a once militia-controlled town outside the capital Tripoli, the Government of National Accord said on Thursday.
A whopping 1.27 billion dinars or about US$284 million was devoted to the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020, the Libyan Central Bank (LCB) announced on Wednesday.

Libya spends US$284 million in 2020 to fight against coronavirus

A whopping 1.27 billion dinars or about US$284 million was devoted to the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020, the Libyan Central Bank (LCB) announced on Wednesday.
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar warned that any attempt by Khalifa Haftar and his personnel to attack Turkish forces in Libya would be met with force.

Turkey warns Libya’s Haftar against attacks on its forces

Turkey’s defense minister said the forces of Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar would be viewed as a “legitimate target” if they attacked Turkish troops in the area.
Turkey has condemned the interception of one of its ships by eastern-based Libyan forces in the Mediterranean Sea, saying it must be allowed to resume its journey while warning of reprisals.

Turkey condemns seizure of vessel by east Libyan forces

Turkey has condemned the interception of one of its ships by eastern-based Libyan forces in the Mediterranean Sea, saying it must be allowed to resume its journey while warning of reprisals.Turkey has condemned the interception of one of its ships by eastern-based Libyan forces in the Mediterranean Sea, saying it must be allowed to resume its journey while warning of reprisals.
The interim head of the UN’s Libya mission voiced optimism ahead of talks aimed at preparing for elections in the war-torn North African country.

UN Libya envoy voices optimism ahead of talks in Tunisia

The UNSMIL-led dialogue, set to open on Monday in the capital of neighbouring Tunisia, follows months of relative calm in Libya, which tumbled into chaos following the toppling of longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

UN-backed Libyan premier to hand over power by end of October

Fayez al-Serraj, the prime minister of Libya’s internationally recognised government, said on Wednesday he intended to hand over power by the end of October.
An urgent meeting of the Arab League Council at the level of foreign ministers would be held soon to discuss the recent developments in Libya, the Arab League announced on Friday.

Arab ministers to hold urgent videoconference meeting over Libya

An urgent meeting of the Arab League Council at the level of foreign ministers would be held soon to discuss the recent developments in Libya, the Arab League announced on Friday.
Maltese authorities have seized counterfeit Libyan money worth $1.1 billion that was printed by a Russian firm and worsen the north African country’s economic problems, the US State Department said.

US: Malta seizes $1 billion in counterfeit Libyan money

Maltese authorities have seized counterfeit Libyan money worth $1.1 billion that was printed by a Russian firm and worsen the north African country’s economic problems, the US State Department said.
Libya militia troops

Libya clashes resume with 35 dead, thousands displaced

Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar pushed on with his assault on Tripoli on Monday, defying international calls for a ceasefire days into a battle that has left dozens dead.
Libya militia troops

Libyan militias capture Khalifa Haftar’s forces marching on Tripoli

Militias in western Libya fought forces under rival army commander Khalifa Haftar on Friday, capturing 100 of his soldiers and waging an airstrike on one of his positions a day after he declared an offensive to seize Tripoli, the capital of the oil-rich nation.
The African Union (AU) has proposed a global conference in July to try to resolve the Libya conflict with the aim of holding elections in October.

14 Tunisian workers kidnapped in Libya

Militiamen have kidnapped a group of Tunisian workers near the Libyan capital and are demanding the release of a comrade held in Tunisia, a rights activist said on Saturday.

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.

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A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Ogun: Traditional council disowns ‘monarch’ caught in romance scandal

The Kemta Traditional Council of Chiefs has disowned the “Olu of Orile Kemta”, Ogun State, Adetokunbo Tejuoso, who was arrested recently by police for an alleged romance scam, saying the man is neither an oba nor a chief in the council.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

How gunmen killed seven policemen in Rivers

Facts have emerged on how the unidentified gunmen prevailed over the curfew imposed on Rivers State and killed about seven men and officers of the Nigeria Police in the state.
Moses Simon is among the nominees for Nantes' Player of the Month award for February.

Ligue 1: Moses Simon grabs assist in Nantes’ derby win over Bordeaux

Moses Simon provided an assist as Nantes defeated Girondis Bordeaux 3-0 in the Atlantic derby at Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau on Saturday afternoon.

APC calls for postponement of Oyo council election

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Oyo State has called for the postponement of the May 22, LG election in the state.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Pep Guardiola were honoured at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai, the duo named player and coach of the century respectively.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic face off in battle for Champions spot

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U.S. Pharmaceutical company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said a new production site in Marburg, Germany, expected to become operational by the end of next month, will be able to make as many as 750 million doses per year.

Pfizer to supply 4.5 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to South Africa by June

Pfizer Inc will ship 4.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to South Africa by June, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said in a statement on Sunday.
A foremost Nigerian-born US cardiologist and essayist, Dr Nowa Austin Omoigui, is dead.

Renowned cardiologist Nowa Omoigui passes on at 62

He was for many years a columnist and essayist for Nigerian publications contributing mostly politics and governance in Nigeria, aside his full time vocation as a medical doctor.
A fire incident occurred at the headquarters of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in Abuja on Monday, officials said.

FIRS to deduct tax from defaulters’ bank accounts, other assets

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) says it will begin to deduct tax liabilities from defaulters’ bank accounts.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC arrests 30 ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Kwara

Operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arrested 30 internet fraud suspects, also known as Yahoo-Yahoo Boys, in Ilorin, Kwara State.
The Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC) has issued new reporting guidelines to enable firms respond to prudential considerations in various sectors.

New FRC boss vows to enforce accounting standards in SEC, CBN, PenCom, others

The newly appointed Executive Secretary/Chief Executive, Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN), Alhaji Shuaibu Ahmed, Thursday said he is committed to the enforcement of accounting standards, supervision and collaboration with regulatory supervisory bodies including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the National Pension Commission (PenCom).