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Coronavirus Pandemic: International Flights Resume In Lagos After Five Months

International flights finally resumed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos State, after operations were suspended in March 2020, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The first flight from Lebanon, which landed at about 2:30 pm, on Saturday, September 5, 2020, was operated by Middle East Airlines. A visit to the Airport by Channels […]

Mustapha Adib, Lebanon’s New PM-Designate

Mustapha Adib, a little-known diplomat who was nominated to become Lebanon’s new prime minister Monday, August 31 2020, faces the nearly impossible challenge of embodying change after being picked by the political establishment. Adib has been Lebanon’s ambassador to Germany since 2013 and his name only emerged on Sunday to replace Hassan Diab, whose government […]

Lebanon President Hedges Over Eventual Peace With Israel In Interview

Lebanese President Michel Aoun, an ally of Israel’s arch-foe Hezbollah, seemed to leave the door open to eventual peace with the Jewish state, in an interview with French news channel BFMTV. Lebanon has technically been at war with neighbouring Israel for decades, with tensions sporadically flaring in the border area in Lebanon’s south, stronghold of […]

154 Dead, 60 Missing After Beirut Mega-Blast

More than 60 people are still missing in Beirut, four days after a massive explosion at the port left more than 150 people dead, a health ministry official said Saturday, August 8, 2020. “The number of dead is 154, including 25 who have not yet been identified,” the official told AFP. “In addition, we have […]

Sixteen Suspects Detained Over Beirut Blast – Prosecutor

Sixteen staff members at Beirut’s port, the site of a massive explosion, have been detained over the deadly blast that devastated large parts of the city, a military prosecutor said Thursday, August 6, 2020. Lebanese authorities had announced an investigation into Tuesday’s explosion, which they said was triggered by a fire igniting 2,750 tonnes of […]

Lebanon Explosion: Investigating Committee Given Four Days To Find Culprits

The government of Lebanon has given an “investigative committee” four days to determine responsibility for the devastating explosion in Beirut port on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbe told French radio Thursday, August 6, 2020. “This morning, a decision was taken to create an investigative committee which in four days maximum must provide […]

Macron Heads To Lebanon After Deadly Mega-Blast

French President Emmanuel Macron was expected in Lebanon Thursday, August 6, 2020, two days after a monster blast sowed unfathomable destruction in Beirut and brought Paris’s Middle East protege to its knees. The highest-ranking foreign official to visit the country since Tuesday’s tragedy, Macron will visit the site of the blast that obliterated part of […]

Nigerian Lady Rescued From Being Sold In Lebanon Refuses To

A Nigerian lady who was offered for sale at $1,000 in Lebanon, Peace Busari, has refused to return to the country. This was disclosed by the Chairman of Nigerian Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa on Thursday, June 4, 2020. During an interaction with the Lebanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Housasan Diab, the NiDCOM chairman, said the […]

Domestic Worker Commits Suicide In Lebanon

A Filipina domestic worker has committed suicide in a shelter home run by her embassy in Lebanon. According to AFP the embassy, in a statement posted on its Facebook page, said the unnamed lady  “household service worker” arrived on Friday at the shelter and the next day “reportedly jumped from a room she was sharing” […]

50 Trafficked Ladies, 19 Stranded Nigerians Arrive From Lebanon

The Federal Government has disclosed that 50 trafficked ladies and 19 stranded Nigerians arrived in the country from Lebanon on Sunday. This Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, disclosed this via his Twitter handle. The Minister appreciated the Lebanese Government and the Lebanese community in Nigeria for their support in the evacuation process. He tweeted: […]