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Monday, February 28, 2011

Around 500 Nigerians arrive from Libya

Around 500 Nigerians arrive from Libya
ABUJA (AFP) – Around 500 Nigerians arrived in Abuja Sunday from strife-torn Libya, a foreign ministry spokesman said.
"The first batch of 499 arrived at about 1:00 am today. Out of the 499, 17 of them are people standing on death row that have been pardoned by the Libyan government," Damian Agwu told AFP.
He said the evacuation programme would continue.
Some 50,000 Nigerians are to be evacuated from Libya, officials say, as countries across the globe scramble to get their citizens out of the oil-rich North African state where veteran leader Moamer Kadhafi is fighting for survival in the face of a popular revolt