Former Nigerian Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), Martin Uhomoibhi yesterday disclosed that 602,000 Nigerians migrated to European countries in 2016 through the desert of which 27,000 died on their way. Uhomoibhi stated this during a courtesy visit of the European Union (EU) Ambassador to Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Michael Arrion to Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu at government house, Birnin-Kebbi. The Guardian Nigeria
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Israel’s intelligence and transportation minister has called on Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to invite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Riyadh to establish full diplomatic relations. Source Aljazeera
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Court is considering an appeal by the Trump administration to allow the president’s order restricting travel to the US from six Muslim-majority countries Source The Guardian