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January 4, 2012

The much talked about subsidy is like a man living in Lagos, but flying to Abuja to buy his recharge cards

The objectives of the IMF/ World bank and the developing nations run on parallel lines and they can never meet! Failure to understand this simple fact is the reason why we keep trying to understand or justify the removal of fuel subsidy or better put corruption/inefficiency/incompetence subsidy!!

December 17, 2011

The Russian Prime Minister claims the US government masterminded ex-Libyan leader's killing

The Russian prime minister, Vladimir Putin, has accused the United States of masterminding the murder of ex-Libyan leader, Col. Moammar Gadhafi.

Putin mounted an extraordinary personal attack on Senator John McCain in a lengthy TV question-and-answer session, alleging that the Libyan dictator's death had been meticulously planned and executed by Washington.

"Who did this?" he asked rhetorically when discussing Gadhafi's death.

December 16, 2011

International Criminal Court says the great number of witness accounts and video taken show that the Libyan leader was beaten and abused by his captors

The ICC suspects the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was a war crime. The international court’s chief prosecutor says there were strong indications he was killed in custody.

­"The death of Muammar Gaddafi is one of the issues to be clarified – what happened – because there are serious suspicions that it was a war crime," Luis Moreno Ocampo said on Thursday.

December 16, 2011

International Criminal Court says the great number of witness accounts and video taken show that the Libyan leader was beaten and abused by his captors

The ICC suspects the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was a war crime. The international court’s chief prosecutor says there were strong indications he was killed in custody.

­"The death of Muammar Gaddafi is one of the issues to be clarified – what happened – because there are serious suspicions that it was a war crime," Luis Moreno Ocampo said on Thursday.

December 13, 2011

NTC chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil on Monday called for patience

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday to show their frustration with leaders who came to power after Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown.

In the biggest demonstration in Benghazi since the revolt against Gaddafi started in the city, between 20,000 and 30,000 protesters filled the central Shajara square and nearby Abdel Nasser Street, a witness told Reuters.

December 12, 2011

115 returnees arrive at the Abuja Airport during the weekend

115 Nigerians, who were previously stranded in Libya, arrived Abuja during the weekend following their evacuation by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

December 12, 2011

115 returnees arrive at the Abuja Airport during the weekend

115 Nigerians, who were previously stranded in Libya, arrived Abuja during the weekend following their evacuation by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

December 11, 2011

The returnees spend one month travelling through the desert in their quest to leave troubled Libya

The fourth batch of 75 Nigerian returnees from Libya  arrived in Maiduguri on Friday after travelling from Tripoli through the desert for one month.

The returnees came  in three commercial buses belonging to a Cameroonian company, Touristique Express, accompanied by officials of International Organisation for Migration  based in Chad.

They were handed over to officials of the National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA) in Borno State.

December 11, 2011

The returnees spend one month travelling through the desert in their quest to leave troubled Libya

The fourth batch of 75 Nigerian returnees from Libya  arrived in Maiduguri on Friday after travelling from Tripoli through the desert for one month.

The returnees came  in three commercial buses belonging to a Cameroonian company, Touristique Express, accompanied by officials of International Organisation for Migration  based in Chad.

They were handed over to officials of the National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA) in Borno State.

December 11, 2011

The South African leader in Nigeria urges African countries to discard Western economic models

South African President, Mr. Jacob Zuma Saturday in Abuja dismissed Western economic models and asked African leaders to discard such economic theories.

He said the economic crisis facing the West has put a question mark on the paradigm and approaches, which a few years ago were celebrated as “dogma to be worshipped.”

December 11, 2011

The South African leader in Nigeria urges African countries to discard Western economic models

South African President, Mr. Jacob Zuma Saturday in Abuja dismissed Western economic models and asked African leaders to discard such economic theories.

He said the economic crisis facing the West has put a question mark on the paradigm and approaches, which a few years ago were celebrated as “dogma to be worshipped.”

November 30, 2011

The ICC opened an investigation last month into killings, rapes and other abuses committed during a four-month conflict in Ivory Coast

Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, facing an arrest warrant by the International Criminal Court, was transferred to The Hague on Wednesday, where he would be the first former head of state to be tried by the ICC since its inception in 2002.

The ICC, the world's first permanent war crimes court which is also pursuing Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir and investigating alleged crimes in Kenya, Libya and Central African Republic, has so far declined to comment on the warrant.

November 28, 2011

The returnees from the troubled African country were all transported to their various home states

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Sunday completed the transportation of Nigerian returnees from Libya, who arrived at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja during the weekend, to their respective home states.

November 28, 2011

The returnees from the troubled African country were all transported to their various home states

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Sunday completed the transportation of Nigerian returnees from Libya, who arrived at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja during the weekend, to their respective home states.

November 25, 2011

Despite the cessation of hostilities in the North African country, Nigerians sheltered in camps are being brought home

The federal government said on Friday that it had evacuated additional 177 Nigerians from Libya in spite of the rebuilding of that country.

The move became necessary following the need to protect Nigerians sheltered in various camps across Libya. 

November 23, 2011

 

The information ministry says such reports are misleading and can cause damage

 

The federal government has urged Nigerians and the international community to disregard media reports alleging that Saadi Gaddafi, one of the sons of late former Libyan leader, Moammar Gaddafi, was residing somewhere in Nigeria.

November 23, 2011

 

The information ministry says such reports are misleading and can cause damage

 

The federal government has urged Nigerians and the international community to disregard media reports alleging that Saadi Gaddafi, one of the sons of late former Libyan leader, Moammar Gaddafi, was residing somewhere in Nigeria.

November 20, 2011

Saif al-Islam was once regarded as his father's most likely successor

Saif al-Islam, son of the former Libyan leader, Mummar al-Gadhafi has been captured by Zintan troops in Libya's southern desert.

The 39-year-old British-educated al-Islam, who was once regarded as likely to rule Libya, was taken without a struggle, as he tried to flee to Niger Republic, officials said.

His captors, the Zintan fighters, said they planned to keep him in Zintan until they could hand him over to authorities.

November 20, 2011

Saif al-Islam was once regarded as his father's most likely successor

Saif al-Islam, son of the former Libyan leader, Mummar al-Gadhafi has been captured by Zintan troops in Libya's southern desert.

The 39-year-old British-educated al-Islam, who was once regarded as likely to rule Libya, was taken without a struggle, as he tried to flee to Niger Republic, officials said.

His captors, the Zintan fighters, said they planned to keep him in Zintan until they could hand him over to authorities.

November 20, 2011

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, doctor of the London School of Economics, one-time reformer turned scourge of the rebels against his dictator father, was now a prisoner, bundled aboard an old Libyan air force transport plane near the oil-drilling outpost of Obari, deep in the Sahara desert.

The chic black sweater and jeans were gone. So too the combat khaki T-shirt of his televised last stand in Tripoli. Designer stubble had become bushy black beard after months on the run.

But the rimless glasses, framing those piercing eyes above that straight fine nose, gave him away despite the flowing nomad robes held close across his face.

November 19, 2011

Says they could overthrow the incoming government if it fails to meet their demands

A commander of Libyan former rebels has warned that his men could overthrow the incoming government if it fails to meet their demands for representation.

The credibility of the threat, made by Tripoli militia leader Abdullah Naker in a Reuters interview, was hard to assess in a city where the balance of forces, three months after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, is obscure and fluid.

November 17, 2011

So it came to pass that while our government so sternly rejected Col. Gaddafi and helped to cause his downfall, he remained a ‘titled’ and honoured man in our official records.

‘Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, the leader of Libya who defied a United Nations flight ban by flying to Niger and Nigeria earlier this week, was honored with Nigeria's highest medal today, the state radio reported. Colonel Qaddafi was given the medal of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by the military ruler Gen. Sani Abacha at a state banquet in Abuja on Friday night’. 

November 12, 2011

The incoming Prime Minister of the country has promised to disarm the militia and set up a national army

In the ongoing struggle for supremacy between various groups of militia in Libya, two people were killed in fighting which broke out outside Tripoli on Friday.

According to fighters from the town of Zawiyah, clashes erupted overnight after a rival militia set up roadblocks and started confiscating their weapons and smashing cars.

November 12, 2011

The incoming Prime Minister of the country has promised to disarm the militia and set up a national army

In the ongoing struggle for supremacy between various groups of militia in Libya, two people were killed in fighting which broke out outside Tripoli on Friday.

According to fighters from the town of Zawiyah, clashes erupted overnight after a rival militia set up roadblocks and started confiscating their weapons and smashing cars.