The museum, according to Ooni and Ogoga, will protect the historical heritage of the town and serve as a veritable ground for learning and research. The hall consists of six compartments thus: historical museum, royal court, brave men of oath, Ikere from another town, pioneers and the town’s legends in history. Olanipekun said the slavery in Libya and other countries will continue unabated if the government fails to identify and empathise with the unemployment youths. What is in Libya that our youths are going for? There are no two Obas in Ikere except Ogoga.
December 11, 2017 09:45 UTC
By Rotimi OjomoyelaAdo-EkitiA Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Wole Olanipekun, has identified leadership failure and wanton neglect of youths by successive governments as being responsible for the sale of some Nigerian migrants to slavery in Libya and other countries. The museum, according to Ooni and Ogoga, will protect the historical heritage of the town and serve as a veritable ground for learning and research. What is in Libya thatour youths are going for? “Libya has just been rescued from a major crisis; they have no human rights protection mechanism, no freedom, because they have always been in military dictatorship. But let me say this, if Nigeria fails to take care of its youths by creating tomorrow for them, we are inadvertently planting a revolution and threat for the future.”
December 11, 2017 09:25 UTC
Falana said in a statement yesterday that Nigeria had herself to blame for the tragedy in Libya, adding that without considering her political and strategic interests in the political crisis in Libya, Nigeria blindly supported the illegal resolution of the United Nations Security Council which authorised the invasion of Libya to effect a regime change. Falana noted that it has been confirmed that the arms and ammunition looted from the armory in Libya were sold to the dreaded Boko Haram sect. By a split decision of 7 to 3 votes the African Court struck out the case for want of locus standi on the part of the Applicant. 001/2013) the Applicant had sought an advisory opinion of the African Court to decide whether the citizens of countries governed by corrupt leaders are entitled to sue their governments before the African Court for the hardship they face due to actions of such leaders. But since Nigeria has not facilitated access to the African Court, the victims of the slave trade in Libya have been left without any legal remedy whatsoever,” he added.
December 11, 2017 03:45 UTC
By Rotimi OjomoyelaAdo-Ekiti—A former President of the Nigerians Bar Association, Mr Wole Olanipekun (SAN), has identified leadership failure and wanton neglect of youths by successive governments in the country as being responsible for the selling of some Nigerian migrants to slavery in Libya and other countries across the world. Olanipekun said that slavery in Libya and other countries will continue unabated if the government fails to identify and empathize with the unemployed youths. Olanipekun said this in Ikere Ekiti at the weekend when the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi commissioned the newly built Hall of Fame at the Palace of Ogoga, Oba Adejimi Adu Alagbado. But today, nobody sympathized or empathized with the youths, they were abandoned in their own fates. “After graduation, no unemployment, nobody attends to them and they thought they have to take the tortuous, winding and dangerous routes to where the greener pasture is.”
December 11, 2017 02:37 UTC
The US-led coalition should brag about its ‘accomplishments’ in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya, instead of over exaggerating its own role in Syria while diminishing Moscow’s achievements in the victory over IS terrorists, Russia’s foreign ministry has said. Brushing aside Russia’s achievements in Syria, a CJTF-OIR representative told Sputnik that terrorists continue to operate in the Deir ez-Zor province. Read more“The US-led coalition, not the Russian Federation or Syrian Regime, is the only force that has made meaningful progress against [Daesh/ISIS],” the spokesman told the news agency. Just before that announcement, French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, also refused to acknowledge Moscow’s role in defeating IS, instead, accusing Russia of “appropriating” the US-led coalition victory. The coalition also impeded Syrian government forces, conducting direct air strikes on their positions in Deir ez-Zor, the ministry said.
December 11, 2017 00:11 UTC
- Advertisement -More victims of forced slavery, who were recently repatriated to Nigeria from Libya, have narrated their ordeal in the hands of human traffickers in the north African country. One of them, who gave his name as Lucky Akoluche, said the traffickers used migrants, including Nigerians, to test the efficacy of their firearms. Akoluche, a 28-year-old man from Ikah North-East Local Government Area of Delta State, told newsmen that the armed traffickers did not value the lives of their victims. When they bought new guns, they used human beings to test the guns. - Advertisement -Akoluche added, “So, my sister assisted me with some money, which I used to travel.
December 10, 2017 23:26 UTC
Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado EkitiA Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Wole Olanipekun, has blamed failure in governance for the mass exodus of Nigerians to Libya and their subsequent sale as slaves. He warned that the sale of Nigerians in Libya and other countries would continue if the government failed to create an enabling environment for job and wealth creation. The hall is consists of a historical museum and royal court, showcasing the portraits of past kings of the town. The museum, according to the Ooni and Ogoga, would preserve the historical heritage of the town and facilitate learning and research. On the fate of Nigerians in Libya, Olanipekun lamented what he described as the wanton neglect of Nigerian youths.
December 10, 2017 23:03 UTC
•Fed Govt urged to accept African Court’s jurisdictionLagos lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) yesterday explained why it will be impossible for aggrieved Nigerians, who are victims of slavery to sue the Libyan government. The senior lawyer said this yesterday in a statement in Lagos titled: “Why Nigerian victims of slavery cannot sue Libya”. Falana said unless government deposits its declaration with the registry of the African Court, it will be impossible for aggrieved Nigerians who are victims of slavery to sue the Libyan government. Falana said in the process of such trips, many of the travellers have been captured and sold into slavery in Libya. He noted that Federal Government has ordered the evacuation of thousands of Nigerian youths held in notorious slave camps in Libya.
December 10, 2017 23:02 UTC
The Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sirraj arrived in Cairo on Saturday and met with the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Sunday. Both Al-Sisi and Al-Sirraj reviewed the recent developments on the political level in Libya, touching upon the ongoing efforts of the UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame to end Libya's crisis, besides discussing cooperation in fighting terrorism, the media office of Al-Sirraj reported. "All Libyan parties must look to the best benefit of their country and to the efforts aiming at regaining stability, security and peace in Libya. They should concentrate on rebuilding Libya's state institutions for the best of the country and the citizens." According to the media office of Al-Sirraj, Egypt agreed to ease residence procedures and review the hurdles posed by visa requirements for Libyans inside Egypt or wishing to travel to it.
December 10, 2017 21:00 UTC
The ambassadors of major European countries to Libya expressed in a joint statement on Sunday deep concern about the human rights violations in Libya, voicing concern toward reported abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law which they said continue to happen across Libya. "The violations are against civilians and internally-displaced persons," the ambassadors said in a joint statement issued by the EU Delegation to Libya and included the voices of over a dozen of western countries, including the United States, Britain, Germany and France. The statement also demanded those suspected of committing, ordering, or failing to prevent such acts of violations on all sides to be fully investigated. The ambassadors also hailed the UN Security Council condemnation of human trafficking in Libya and the claims of slave trade in the country and elsewhere. Ambassadors of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, and the EU Delegation to Libya also signed the joint statement that was released to mark the International Human Rights Day, and the 70th anniversary of the UN General Assembly's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
December 10, 2017 18:22 UTC
Other Nigerian citizens have been brutalized or killed gruesomely in some other African countries. The federal government has just ordered the evacuation of thousands of Nigerian youths held in notorious slave camps in Libya. Without considering her political and strategic interests in the political crisis in Libya, Nigeria blindly supported the illegal resolution of the United Nations Security Council which authorized the invasion of Libya to effect a regime change. Consequently, the lives of the two convicted Nigerian citizens were saved. By a split decision of 7 to 3 votes the African Court struck out the case for want of locus standi on the part of the Applicant.
December 10, 2017 17:37 UTC
The Islamic State (IS) militants abducted three civilians in a Libyan town near former IS affiliates’ stronghold Sirte, a military source told Xinhua on Sunday. Three family members, a father and his two children, were reportedly kidnapped from south of the town of Ageela, which is 100 km east of Sirte, a Mediterranean coastal city in northern Libya. Meanwhile, information from the security authorities of the nearby city of Brega confirmed that a body was found, likely to be one of the abductees, said the source. In December 2015, forces allied with the UN-backed Libyan government defeated the IS affiliates and expelled them from Sirte. The remnant IS fighters fled to southern valleys and mountainous areas ever since.
December 10, 2017 15:11 UTC
Italy Gives Libya 35 Million Euros to Secure Southern BorderThe Italian Minister of Interior Marco Minniti revealed on Saturday that European countries will provide Libya with 35 million euros next week to support southern borders’ security. The vast southern borders of Libya are used as a crossing point for illegal immigrants desperate to reach Europe, due to poor security conditions in the region. “We need more cooperation, particularly in securing the southern Libyan borders through which these immigrants flow.” He explained. Al-Serraj announced on Friday that both the United States and Germany agree to support Libya to secure its southern borders, in order to stop illegal immigration. The post Italy Gives Libya 35 Million Euros to Secure Southern Border appeared first on SIGNAL.
December 10, 2017 11:26 UTC
As EU policies drive migrants away, Libyan authorities push them into dire detention centres. For some who reach Europe, it is worth the riskTwo Nigerian refugees cry and embrace in a detention centre in Surman, Libya in August 2016 (Reuters)TUNIS - For migrants, Libya is known for its perilous journey to Europe. Years later, she resolved to return to Italy for a better life, by land through Libya, with her eyes open. "We have all been horrified by images of African migrants being sold as 'goods' in Libya," declared UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres. In the aftermath of the slavery outcry, leaders at the recent African Union-EU summit in Abidjan vowed to speed up an evacuation of migrants from Libya.
December 10, 2017 10:30 UTC
- Advertisement -The National Association of Seadogs, a humanitarian organisation, has condemned the slave trade in Libya. In a statement, the group said it finds it shocking that despite the abolition of slave trade, the practice is still on-going in Africa. “We find it absolutely shocking that these many years after the abolition of slavery in the West in the 1800s, the heinous practices of slave trade and slaveholding are being perpetrated in Africa against Africans by other Africans, as shown in recent televised reports by the cable news network, CNN! “Nothing about the barbaric treatment of these migrants as shown in the television reports has any place in the modern world. By the same token, we appeal that the governments of other countries whose citizens are trapped in Libya to follow suit and rescue them immediately!
December 10, 2017 08:48 UTC