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315 illegal migrants intercepted at Mediterranean sea

The Libyan Coast Guard picked up a total of 315 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday who were trying to reach Europe in three inflatable boats, a spokesman said.

Group demands release of Nigerians detained in Libya

A non-governmental oragnisation (NGO), Migration Enlightenment Project Nigeria (MEPN), has called on the Libyan government to immediately release Nigerians who are being detained at its various camps.

Nigerian migrants rescued after Libya cell video goes viral

Nigerian migrants held in Libya were rescued after releasing a video from their cell that went viral on social media and caught the attention of authorities.

24 Nigerian migrants trapped in Libya vow to reach Europe

Twenty four Nigerian migrants detained in one of Libya’s slave camps have snubbed the repatriation efforts of the Federal Government, insisting they must reach Europe, their final destination.
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Presidency: 116 Nigerians in Libya slave camps to be repatriated soon

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, says that 116 of the Nigerian migrants trapped in Libya slave camps would be repatriated home soon.
Smoke and flame rise from an oil storage tank that was set on fire amid fighting between rival factions at Ras Lanuf terminal, Libya in this handout picture released on June 18, 2018. The National Oil Corporation. Handout via Reuters

Libya state oil company shuts terminal after attack

Libya's state oil company said on Tuesday that it has halted crude exports at its Zawiya terminal due to falling production after an attack in which four workers were kidnapped.
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Video: Over 50 Nigerian migrants rescued on way to Italy

No fewer than 50 Nigerian migrants were among the hundreds of migrants rescued today in the Mediterranean by Libya’s coastguard and an international charity, Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

Libya coastguard rescues 441 migrants from drifting boats

Libya's coastguard rescued 441 migrants in two separate operations as their boats drifted off the western coast, the navy and a doctor said on Tuesday.

How 20 Nigerian migrants were sold for N260,000 in Libya – returnee

Nigerian returnees from Libya have continued to recount the harrowing ordeal they experienced while in the country, including a day when 20 of them were sold for just $730 (N260,000).

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Tanzania launches 300-man force to fight poaching, trafficking

Tanzanian Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Saturday presided over the inauguration of the paramilitary group tasked with combating poaching and illegal trafficking of wildlife organs and products.
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AFCON: Muhammadu Buhari hails Super Eagles for qualification

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles on their qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations following their 1-1 draw against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Adekunle Gold to perform for three straight nights at Terra Kulture

For three consecutive nights in December, urban highlife and alternative, Adekunle Gold, will hold sway at Terra Kulture.