Nearly 700 migrants ‘rescued’ off Libya in two days

Nearly 700 migrants have been rescued off the coast of Libya in the past 48 hours, the conflict-hit nation’s navy said Thursday, with three people attempting to reach Europe drowning. Coastguards on Thursday rescued 142 migrants from across Africa after their inflatable dinghy sank 25 nautical miles off shore, and collected three bodies from the […]

DSS arrests two suspected IS commanders in Abuja

• Detains ex-gov Suswam, ‘recovers arms, ammunition’ • ECOWAS warns of growing terrorism in sub-region The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested two commanders of the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) at Kukuntu village, Gwagwalada, Abuja.According to a statement by the spokesman of the agency, Mr. Tony Opuiyo, in Abuja, yesterday, the suspects, […]

National Assembly under fire over budget alterations

• S’East senators probe slash in Enugu airport allocation • Rights group, Ijaw youths flay lawmakers • Respect separation of powers, Melaye, Fayose warn president Some Nigerians have criticised the National Assembly for changes made to the 2018 budget, signed by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.The president during the event said the legislators “made cuts […]

Audi boss, Rupert Stadler arrested over emission scandal

The Chief Executive Officer of German luxury carmaker, Audi, Rupert Stadler, has been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into an emissions scandal involving Audi and its parent company Volkswagen. Stadler is the highest ranking Volkswagen executive to be arrested in connection to a costly diesel emissions scandal that burst into public view in […]

U.S. deports 34 Nigerians over immigration, other offences

The United States, yesterday, deported 34 Nigerians over alleged immigration and related offences. The deportees arrived at the cargo session of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA), Lagos, aboard a chartered Omni Air International aircraft with Registration Number W342AX. The Spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, Joseph Alabi, confirmed the development, saying: “At about […]