• 562 Nigerians return from Libya within 3 months – NEMA

    562 Nigerians return from Libya within 3 months – NEMA

    According to reports, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday said that no fewer than 562 Nigerians have returned in batches from Libya in the last three months.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this was contained in the data made available in Lagos by Mr Ekekiel Manzo, NEMA’s Information Officer.

    Manzo said that 167 returned from Libya in June, 241 in August and 154 in October under the Assisted Voluntary Returnee initiative of the International Organisation for Migration […]

  • 154 Nigerians return from Libya

    154 Nigerians return from Libya

    A Libyan Airline aircraft with registration number 5A-LAT on Monday arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport , Lagos, with 154 Nigerians who had been stranded in Libya.

    The spokesperson of the Lagos Airport Police Command, Joseph Alabi, confirmed the return of the Nigerians to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.

    Mr. Alabi said the returnees, comprising 58 males and 96 females , returned voluntarily to the country at about 4.00 p.m.

    “One of them was seriously sick on arrival. His name is […]

  • Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam released from prison in Libya, says Lawyer

    Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam released from prison in Libya, says Lawyer

    Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was sentenced to death last July for alleged war crimes during the Arab Spring revolution that overthrew his father in 2011.

    Mr al-Islam’s lawyer, Karim Khan, told France 24 his client had been set free on 12 April and is “well and safe and in Libya.”

    The release was made “in accordance with [Libyan] law,” he said, suggesting Gaddafi’s second son would not face any future charges.

    Mr Khan said Mr al-Islam was released under an amnesty declared before the […]

  • Amazing: Woman Gives Birth to a Set of Septuplets in…

    Amazing: Woman Gives Birth to a Set of Septuplets in…

    The woman in the central city of Zlitin gave birth to a set of septuplets in Zlitin Hospital, Libya. The Deputy Manager of the hospital Osama Al-Sari said that the septuplets are 6 boys and a girl weighing between 400 to 1100 grams, pointing out that the delivery surgery was carried out by three gynaecologists and one paediatrician.

    “The seven infants are in relatively unstable health conditions up until now because the equipment in the hospital cannot assist such cases, yet […]

  • A Big Disaster: 67 Migrants Drowned, 3,000 Rescued, Including Nigerians After Boats Capsized Off Libya

    A Big Disaster: 67 Migrants Drowned, 3,000 Rescued, Including Nigerians After Boats Capsized Off Libya

    Report gathered that 67 migrants are feared dead off Libya and the coastal town of Zuwara after more than 3,000 people attempted the crossing between Tuesday and Wednesday.

    The crew of the Swedish rescue vessel Poseidon discovered around 52 bodies in the hold of a wooden boat from which around 400 people were rescued some 30 miles north of Libya.

    They were found close to the engine and are believed to have died from inhalation of engine fumes and asphyxia. Originally, rescuers […]

  • So Sad!!! About 50  found dead on refugee boats off Libya

    So Sad!!! About 50 found dead on refugee boats off Libya

    Rescuers have saved about 3,000 refugees but found more than 50 dead on boats near the coast of Libya, according to the Italian coastguard.

    At least 55 bodies were discovered on Wednesday on three overcrowded boats in the Mediterranean Sea, the coastguard said.

    Of them, 51 were found in the hold of a wooden boat found drifting precariously off the Libyan coast by the Poseidon, a Swedish ship mobilised under the European Union’s rescue mission Triton.

    Tens of thousands of people, mainly from […]