The House of Representatives (HOR), decided on Tuesday to elect a new governor for the Central Bank of Libya next week. At their meeting headed by Aqila Saleh in Tobruk, at least fifty members of the HOR discussed the amendment of the constitutional declaration and the adoption of practical measures to implement Ghassan Salame's action plan. The Spokesperson for the HOR, Abdullah Bliheeq, stressed that the HOR decided to suspend the meeting until next week to discuss other matters, the most important being the amendment of the constitutional declaration to include the action plan of the UN envoy.
December 13, 2017 13:18 UTC
The Chairman of the Presidential Council, Fayez Sarraj, said that banning the Libyan Investment Authority to properly manage Libya’s assets is causing annual losses estimated at one billion dollars, describing these losses as unfair and a waste of the resources of the Libyan people. Sarraj said that his talks in Washington recently touched on Libya's right to manage its frozen assets, adding that he had found a great deal of understanding from US officials who promised to communicate with their counterparts in the Security Council to discuss lifting the freezing on the country’s assets.
December 13, 2017 13:07 UTC
The head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Sarraj, arrived in the Turkish city of Istanbul to attend the emergency meeting of the summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Tuesday. The meeting, which was called for by the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was set to discuss the US recognition of Jerusalem as “the capital of Israel.”Sarraj had completed his visit to Egypt, during which he met the Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah Sisi and a number of Egyptian officials, including a meeting with the Sheikh of Al-Azhar, Ahmed al-Tayeb.
December 13, 2017 12:56 UTC
A general view of Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam, as it undergoes construction, is seen during a media tour along the river Nile in Benishangul Gumuz Region, Guba Woreda, in Ethiopia March 31, 2015. In Ethiopia, all forms of media have sold stories and analyses based on Egyptian opposition to the dam. Though Ethiopians have always loved their country, there have been lingering grievances and bitterness that the land was unable to feed its loving people. The Arabs hate Ethiopians so much they have a saying—'If you find a Habashi and a snake together, kill the Habashi first.' The truth that there is misunderstanding among the people and the elites with respect to the Nile quest and popular thinking.
December 13, 2017 12:45 UTC
They landed at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos MMIA, aboard Nouvelair airline Airbus A320 with Registration number TS-INA. One of the 387 returnees, Festus Ogbonaya from Imo State said he expended a total of N1.1m on the journey. He said, “I left Nigeria in September 2017 by land but at Sabratha, we were waylaid and tortured but I called my people at home who sent me N200,000 to bail myself. The Arabs are wicked and are in collaborations with some Nigerians to torture many of us. My escape was by God’s grace because many of us died on the way,”Another returnee Sarah Sunday 25, said she left Nigeria two years ago and spent over N850,000 on the journey.
December 13, 2017 09:33 UTC
- Advertisement -Presidential elections in Libya may be held in mid-2018, Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Foreign Minister Mohamed Siala said Wednesday at the Valdai Club panel discussion in Russia. “We believe that presidential elections will be held in the middle of 2018,” Siala said. “There are a lot of rumors that Tripoli is not safe… It is about time that the Russian embassy starts to practice from Tripoli,” Siala said. “We have heard from the Russian Foreign Minister [Sergey Lavrov] that Russia is very experienced in regulating the Syrian conflict. “After receiving such a request, the Russian leadership will be able to make the decision [on involvement in the crisis settlement].
December 13, 2017 09:33 UTC
- Advertisement -Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Alhaji Mustapha Maihajja, has urged states to facilitate the rehabilitation of their indigenes who voluntarily returned from Libya. He made the call Tuesday night in Lagos while receiving 142 Nigerians who voluntarily returned from Libya. The director-general, who noted that Edo and Osun had keyed into such the rehabilitation programme, called on more states to emulate them by offering assistance to the returnees from their states. - Advertisement -Maihajja thanked the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU) for facilitating the repatriation of the returnees and also providing assistance for their rehabilitation. The first batch of 245 returnees had earlier arrived at about 8.25p.m at the airport aboard an Afriqiyah Airbus 330-300 aircraft with registration Number 5A-ONR.
December 13, 2017 09:11 UTC
The F-35 continues to face some developmental challenges and questions about cost, but a number of allies are already receiving it. Super Hornet — Boeing, U.S. The Super Hornet is a newer, larger and much more modern variant of the CF-18s that Canada operates, and is primarily used by the U.S. Navy and Australia. It was first flown in the 1990s; proponents note that, unlike the F-35, it has a proven track record. Now, because of its older technology and uncertain production future, and the aforementioned trade dispute, the Super Hornet could be in for a tough battle in what promises to be a lengthy competition.
December 13, 2017 00:00 UTC
There are a few telltale signs that a nation has lost her own dignity and prestige on the world stage. This must indeed be a troubling moment for Akin Oyebode, professor of International Law and Jurisprudence and one of Nigeria’s truly progressive scholars who turned 70 last Saturday. It is, therefore, impossible to read and digest his “International Law and Politics: An African Perspective” and not feel the awesome presence of a truly authentic African thinker. On a personal note, this writer had the privilege of being taught International Law by Professor Oyebode (doubling as the HOD of the Law Faculty) at the University of Lagos for his Master’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy many years ago. Oyebode’s forte in International Law is treaty.
December 12, 2017 23:15 UTC
U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday brought federal charges against the suspect in Monday's attempted suicide bombing in one of New York City's busiest commuter hubs, accusing him of supporting a foreign terrorist organization. New York officials on Tuesday also filed state charges against Ullah, as investigators in his home country questioned his wife. The federal charges, which are expected to take precedence over the state charges, carry a maximum sentence of life in prison. On the morning of the attack, Ullah posted on his Facebook page, "Trump you failed to protect your nation." Ullah told investigators he built the bomb at his Brooklyn home one week before the attack, filling the pipe with metal screws to maximize damage.
December 12, 2017 22:40 UTC
A new round of Libyan talks will commence next week, Russia announced Tuesday as its Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his Libyan counterpart Mohammad Sayala that his country backs up holding a national dialogue conference to end Libya's limbo. Lavrov added in the joint presser in Moscow that the national dialogue is paramount for the country's way out of the crisis. He also explained that Russia has kept the same distance towards all Libyan parties and communicated with all Libyan political and tribal parties to help solve the crisis. He also touched upon the arrest of Russian sailors in Libya, saying Sayala had promised the case of detaining the Russian vessel by Libyan coastguards will soon be resolved. Libyan authorities released all of the crew members except the captain and chief captain assistant, however the Russian FM said the issue will soon be over.
December 12, 2017 21:11 UTC
Alhaji Mustapha Maihajja, Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has commended Nigerians who voluntarily returned from Libya for their courage to face a fresh start in the country. TheNewsGuru reports that Maihajja made the commendation on Tuesday while receiving 245 more Nigerians who voluntarily returned from the volatile North African country. Maihajja, who was represented by Southwest Zonal Coordinator of the agency, Alhaji Suleiman Yakubu, noted that some others were still stuck in Libya for lack of courage to face a new beginning in Nigeria. “The Federal government is making everything possible to ensure that every Nigerian will be proud of being a Nigerian. One of the returnees, Endurance Omeyo from Uromi in Edo State, said he went to Libya in 2016, and unfortunately came back with one of his legs amputated.
December 12, 2017 21:11 UTC
- Advertisement -Alhaji Mustapha Maihajja, Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has commended Nigerians who voluntarily returned from Libya for their courage to face a fresh start in the country. Maihajja made the commendation on Tuesday while receiving 245 more Nigerians who voluntarily returned from the volatile North African country. Maihajja, who was represented by Southwest Zonal Coordinator of the agency, Alhaji Suleiman Yakubu, noted that some others were still stuck in Libya for lack of courage to face a new beginning in Nigeria. One of the returnees, Endurance Omeyo from Uromi in Edo State, said he went to Libya in 2016, and unfortunately came back with one of his legs amputated. “That is why I went to Libya to cross the sea and go to Italy, but unfortunately, I couldn’t make it as we were arrested while on the sea.
December 12, 2017 21:11 UTC
The commander of the self-styled army in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar agreed with the Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano that nothing can replace elections for a better future for Libya, according to Italy's news agency Aki. Both Haftar and Alfano came to terms Monday in Rome regarding the fact that the upcoming December 17 is the anniversary and not the end of the Libyan Political Agreement signed in Morocco's Skhirat two years ago. In contradiction to their idol's statements, Haftar's loyalists stormed several polling locations in eastern Libya and tore up the polling registration numbers of each electoral division they encountered, pronouncing Haftar as the sole military leader of Libya without going to elections. Alfano said, according to the sources cited by Aki. Alfano and Haftar also agreed to support Ghassan Salame's efforts, with Haftar wanting the Italian FM to hail his forces' role in defending Libyans against "terrorism" and his own role as a leader amid the current thought-shattered and inactive politicians.
December 12, 2017 20:26 UTC
The group, whose campaign kicked off on Monday, December 11, have visited Oba, Oliha, Aduwawa, Ikpoba Hill and New Benin Markets in Benin City, the Edo State capital. There is organ trafficking in Libya and elsewhere, where they kill and sell off the essential organs of your sons and daughters. “The Edo State Government is transforming the state into an investment hub, and many people are being engaged, while many other opportunities exist for many more young people. Recall that the state government intensified campaign against human trafficking with the setting up of the Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force as well as the sending of a bill to the House of Assembly for a law to back the campaign. “This is coming at a time Edo people have reached a consensus on the risks associated with illegal migration and human trafficking.
December 12, 2017 19:30 UTC