FG warned Nigerian migrants to stay away from Libya or get killed

The Federal Government has warned Nigerians to stay clear of Libya following purported killings of black immigrants in the country. This is coming after videos and pictures of the killing of black immigrants in Libya were circulated online. The warning was given by the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa. Dabiri-Erewa, in …

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The Gambia ‘missing millions’ after Jammeh flies into exile

Media captionHundreds of people celebrated in Banjul as West African troops entered the presidential compound More than $11m (£8.8m) is missing from The Gambia’s state coffers following the departure of long-time leader Yahya Jammeh, an adviser to President Adama Barrow has said. Mai Ahmad Fatty said financial experts were trying to evaluate the exact loss. Luxury cars and other items …

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Bill to mandate government agencies to patronize Nigerian products passes second reading

The House of Representatives has passed through second reading, a bill to mandate consumption of local products by government agencies. Lawmakers argue that the bill will help promote the local economy. Sponsor of the bill and representative of Lokoja/Kogi federal constituency, Buba Jibril, says the legislation seeks to mandate government ministries, departments and agencies to give priority to local manufacturers …

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House of Reps demands release of funds to Judiciary

The House of Representatives has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately make funds available to the judiciary in line with the provisions of the 2016 Appropriation Act. The lawmakers condemned the refusal by the executive to fund the National Judicial Council as an affront to the principles of separation of powers In a motion raised by a lawmaker from Sokoto …

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Morocco offers Gambia president ‘golden retirement’

Morocco has offered The Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh asylum in return for accepting election defeat and stepping down, a local news website reported Tuesday. The small west African country has been plunged into political turmoil since Jammeh disputed president-elect Adama Barrow’s December election victory and refused to cede power. Deputy Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and the North African kingdom’s foreign …

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Gambia’s President Jammeh refuses to leave office as deadline passes

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh is refusing to step down despite the threat of military intervention by neighbouring states. Adama Barrow, who beat him in elections last month, is due to be inaugurated as the new president on Thursday, but Mr Jammeh has ignored the deadline. West African military forces are ready to enforce a transfer of power. Mauritanian President Mohamed …

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Embattled Jameh declares state of emergency in Gambia

Embattled Gambian President Yahya Jammeh Tuesday declared a state of emergency in the country after refusing to hand power to opposition leader Adama Barrow, who won an election last month. State television said the emergency would prevent a power vacuum while the supreme court rules on Jammeh’s petition challenging the election result. That suggests Jammeh will stay in power beyond …

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Kebbi discovers pupils’ names on pensioners’ list

Kebbi State government has discovered names of three Primary Three pupils in its pensioners’ list. The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Umar Babale Yauri, who made the disclosure yesterday in Birnin Kebbi, said the pupils were among those claiming to collect pensions. He pledged that government would weed out ghost pensioners and workers for genuine beneficiaries to get …

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