At least 97 migrants missing off Libya

The Libyan Navy Forces on Thursday said no fewer than 97 migrants were missing after their boat sank off Tripoli, the spokesman for the Libyan navy forces said. “There were 120 African migrants, including 15 women and five children, on board when their rubber boat sank,’’ spokesman Ayoub Qasim told newsmen. However, the Libyan Coastguard……

Aid groups cut death toll from migrant shipwreck off Libya

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), on Friday said five migrants were believed to have died when a rubber boat sank off the coast of Libya. Joel Millman, spokesman for the IOM added that reports earlier this week that many more had been killed were wrong. Millman said that a 16-year old Gambian boy told……

Libya’s oil output down by 252,000 barrels per day due to armed protests

Oil production from the Western Libyan fields of Sharara and Wafa has been blocked by armed protesters, reducing output by 252,000 barrels per day, a source at the National Oil Corporation said on Tuesday. The company declared force majeure (greater force) on loadings of Sharara crude from the Zawiya oil terminal in the west of……

Tragic! 250 drown after rubber boat capsizes in Mediterranean Sea

No less than 250 migrants have been reported drowned in the Mediterranean Sea after two partially submerged rubber dinghies which ferried them were found off the coast of Libya. Coast guards said the vessels would typically carry 120-140 people each who were journeying the high sea to seek new pastures and are believed to have…

155 Nigerians stranded in Libya return home

155 Nigerians stranded in Libya have returned home through the assistance from the International Organisation for Migration on Thursday. The returnees arrived in a chartered Novelle Air flight at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos at around 6:15 and said they were excited to be home. There were also three medical cases among the returnees who were……

5 corpses found, hundreds feared dead as migrant boats sink off Libya: NGO

Five migrants were found dead in the sea off Libya on Thursday after the boats they were travelling in sank, likely carrying hundreds more to their deaths, an aid organisation said. Proactiva Open Arms, one of several groups operating in the area, said it was notified that an inflatable boat was sinking and found another……

Another 180 Nigerians To Return Home From Libya

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, says another set of 180 Nigerians are expected in Nigeria from Libya on Tuesday. Dabiri-Erewa disclosed this when she received the Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons Commission, Alhaja Sadiya Farouk in Abuja on Friday….

Libya to deport180 Nigerians on Tuesday

No fewer than 180 Nigerians are expected to return to Nigeria from Libya on Tuesday. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, made this disclosure on Friday while receiving the Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons Commission, Sadiya Farouk in Abuja. Recall…

Ordeal of A Libya Returnee: I had To Drink Urine

A Returnee among the batch of 171 Nigerians deported from Libya, Gift Peters, while narrating her ordeal said she had to drink urine as meal to survive. The 171 Nigerian deported back to the country on Tuesday. Reports say that the airplane conveying them landed at about 4:18 p.m. at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport,…

Another 171 stranded Nigerians deported from Libya [PHOTOS]

Barely a week after no fewer than 162 Nigerians were brought back by the Federal Government from Libya, another batch of 171 Nigerians were Tuesday deported. They were brought into the country through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos. They landed at the cargo section of the airport at about 4p.m. Breakdown of persons…

74 bodies of migrants found washed up on Libyan coast

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said on Tuesday that 74 bodies of migrants have washed up on the Libyan coast. IFRC spokesperson, Stephen Ryan of the IFRC said the bodies were found by the Libyan Red Crescent on Monday. He said that the circumstances involving the drowning of the……

#Tennis: Nigeria, Others Compete For ITTF World Championships

(VON)    Nigeria and Egypt will lead 14 other African countries to this year’s International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Championships holding in Dusseldorf, Germany. The qualification of the participating teams was based on their attendance of continental tournament held in Agadir, Morocco last year while other African countries that will join Nigeria and Egypt…