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Libya, Algeria discuss security cooperation

Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah met with Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum in Tripoli to discuss security cooperation between the two countries.

BREAKING: Chadian leader Idriss Derby killed

Chadian rebels have reportedly killed the Chad's President Idris Derby. Army spokesman General Azem Bermandoa Agouna said in a statement read out on state television...

Morocco, France discuss bilateral ties, regional issues

Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita and his French counterpart Jean Yves Le Drian on Thursday discussed issues aimed at strengthening bilateral ties between the two countries.

NDLEA seizes N564m heroin, arrests suspect at Abuja airport

A drug trafficker, Goodluck Odeh, has been intercepted at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, NAIA in possession of two kg of heroin with a street value of N564 million.

NAPTIP arraigns 28-year-old man for trafficking 30 women to Libya

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano, on Tuesday ordered that a 28-year-old man, Abubakar Suleiman, who pleaded guilty to trafficking 30 women to Libya, be remanded, pending sentencing.

Libya’s instability, major problem for Nigeria – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that as far as Libya remains unstable, illegal arms and ammunition will continue to flow into Nigeria and the Sahel region of the African continent.

Tunisian President to visit Libya as part of country’s support for democracy

Tunisia’s leader Kais Saied will pay an official visit to neighbouring Libya as part of his country’s support for democracy after a new Libyan government was recently approved, Tunisia’s presidency said on Tuesday.

Libya appoints first female as foreign minister

The first female appointee as a Libyan foreign minister, Najla el-Mangoush, will be sworn in on Monday, as part of the new unity government.

UN Assembly chief welcomes approval of Libya’s interim govt

President of the United Nations General Assembly, Amb. Volkan Bozkir, has ‘warmly welcomed’ the approval of Libya’s interim unity government.

6 years after, Egyptian embassy resumes in Libya

An Egyptian delegation will arrive in Libya’s capital on Monday to take part in the resumption of the work of the Egyptian Embassy in Tripoli after a six-year halt, a spokesperson of the Government of National Accord, GNA, told Sputnik.

UN welcomes Libyan interim govt, calls for election preparation

The United Nations UN, Security Council has welcomed Libya’s new transitional government and called for the interim authority to push ahead with preparing for elections.

82 illegal immigrants rescued off Libyan coast – Navy

The Libyan navy said on Monday that it rescued 82 illegal immigrants off the coast of Khoms city, some 120 km east of the capital Tripoli.

Buhari shocked as terrorists kill 70 in Niger

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of 70 people in Zaroumdareye, a border town between Niger Republic and Mali by militants, describing the...

Libya generates US$700.4 million in oil revenues in November

Libya’s crude oil, gas and condensate export revenues for the month of November totalled US$700.4 million, up 204 per cent from October, the Libyan...

Libyan justice ministry lifts travel ban on Gadhafi family

Libya’s Justice Ministry of the Government of National Accord, GNA, has welcomed the decision of the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee to temporarily lift the travel ban on Safia Farkash al-Barassi, wife of the late Libyan leader, Muammar Gadhafi, her daughter, Aicha, and her son, Mohamed, in accordance with Security Council resolution 1970 of 2011.

UAE suspends visas to 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries

The United Arab Emirates, UAE, has stopped issuing new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Turkey, Syria and Somalia, Aljazeera...

Alleged sodomy: NAPTIP arrests teacher for assaulting 2 boys in Kano

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, has arrested a 35-year-old teacher, Ibrahim Mohammed, of Unguwar Kadawa Quarters Kano for allegedly sodomising two under-aged boys.

Armed group shut down Libya’s Sharara oilfield, days after restarting

An armed group has shut down Libya’s giant Sharara oilfield days after it restarted following a long blockade, the National Oil Corporation, NOC, and a field engineer said on Tuesday.

Presidency blames Libya over ‘growing’ insecurity in Nigeria

A Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has attributed the growing insecurity to the Libyan crisis which, according to him, let to the proliferation of small arms into the country.

U.S., U.K., France, others welcome Libya truce

France, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States have welcomed the truce agreed by Libya’s main warring parties during...

German NGO rescues 40 migrants off Libya

German non-governmental organization (NGO) Sea-Eye said on Wednesday it rescued 40 migrants from a dinghy some 55 kilometres off the coast of Libya. Two women,...

NEMA receives 171 Nigerians from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA on Friday received another batch of 171 stranded Nigerians from Libya. Alhaji Idris Muhammed, Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office of...

Buhari pledges support for Libya’s security, political stability

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged Nigeria’s continued support for Libya’s quest to regain political and security stability.

Oil hits five-month high above $71 on Libyan supply threat

Oil hit a five-month high above 71 dollars a barrel on Tuesday, supported by concern that violence in Libya could further tighten supply already squeezed by OPEC cuts and U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela.

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