Two dead in suspected IS suicide bomb attack on Libya oil company
Suicide bombers suspected of being from the Islamic State group stormed the headquarters of Libya's National Oil Company on Monday and killed at least two people, officials said.
Kebbi shifts focus to other agro commodities
Still basking in the euphoria of the success recorded in rice production, which stands at 3.56million mt, the Kebbi State government is shifting to other agro commodities, for which the state has competitive advantage. Currently, the state is exporting to neighbouring countries-Niger, Benin Republic and Libya, and generating about N150b from sale of paddy. The…
Deadly clashes resume near Libya's capital
Violent clashes resumed late Thursday afternoon between rival militias south of the Libyan capital, just hours after a truce was announced to end fighting that has killed almost 30 people since Monday. The fighting broke out on Monday in suburbs south of Tripoli and continued into Wednesday evening after a truce collapsed, despite an appeal…
IS claims deadly Libya checkpoint attack
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Saturday for a deadly attack earlier this week on a checkpoint in western Libya, as Libyan authorities announced the arrest of the suspected perpetrators.
Migrants’ return to Libya by Italian boat could breach international law
A rescue operation in which an Italian towboat rescued 180 migrants and returned them to Libya this week may have been in breach of international law, the UN said on Tuesday.
‘NAPTIP convicted 359 human traffickers in 15 years, rescued 3,500 from Libya
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) yesterday said it had prosecuted and convicted 359 persons for human trafficking offences and rescued over 3,500 Nigerians from Libya in its 15 years of existence. Director-General of the agency, Dame Julie Okah-Donli, who disclosed this in Abuja during a press conference to mark…
At least seven dead in migrant shipwreck off Libya
At least seven migrants including two children died when their boat ran into trouble Tuesday off the coast of Libya, the coastguard said, the latest victims of the perilous voyage to Europe.
Spain NGO ship saves 59 migrants, Italy refuses access
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.
Lifeline migrant ship captain faces Maltese court Monday
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 boat with 230 migrants aboard was allowed to dock in Malta on Wednesday after being stranded in the Mediterranean for…
Nearly 1,000 migrants rescued off Libya coast: navy
Libya's coastguard has rescued nearly 1,000 migrants who were on boats in distress in the Mediterranean on their way to Europe, the navy said on Monday.
At least 60 dead after migrant boat sinks
At least 60 migrants died in the Mediterranean sea when their rubber dinghy sank last week, according to survivor testimonies gathered by a rights group in Sicily.