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Iraq: 16 migrants rescued, 2 dead in capsized boat.

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Two women died and sixteen other mainly Iraqi migrants, including eight children, were rescued on Monday after their boat capsized off the southwestern Turkish coast, the coastguard said.

The coastguard intervened to rescue the migrants after they were alerted early morning.



They rescued 15 Iraqis and one Syrian, the coastguard said in a statement, adding that the bodies of the two women were found.

The migrants said 19 people were on board the boat initially and the search to find another missing woman continued, the coastguard said.

The boat had been on its way to Greece, according to state-run news agency Anadolu.

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Turkey is the world’s largest refugee-hosting country with over three million Syrians and up to 300,000 Iraqis. It is also one of the transit countries used by those fleeing war and poverty to try and get to Europe.

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CAF Sidelines Nigerian Centre Referees for 2019 AFCON

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Out of the Twenty-seven centre referees penciled down for the 2019 African Cup of Nations, countries like Burundi, Mali, Zambia and Sudan are represented on the list, but no Nigerian referee was selected for the big occasions.

However, only one assistant referee from Nigeria named Baba Adel was listed among the twenty-nine assistant referees selected by the African Football Governing Body.

The competition will be held from 21 June to 19 July 2019, as per the decision of the CAF Executive Committee on 20 July 2017.

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Nigerian Govt Seeks U.S.$1 Billion Loan for Power Sector Again.

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Apart from the accumulation of 2.74 trillion Naira the Nigerian government under the watch of President Olusegun Obasanjo, President Umar Yaradua and Goodluck Jonathan have differently spent on the development of the Power sector, Federal government have commenced discussion with the World Bank with the hope of taking a $1 billion loan.

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed made this disclosure at the press briefing marking the end of the 2019 Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, IMF, in Washington DC, USA, yesterday.

Meanwhile, The Federal Government have allegedly spent another 900 billion Naira within the last four years through the ministry of Power and Steel, under the watch of Babatunde Fashola.

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