Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his election as the next President of France.
In a congratulatory letter to the President-elect, Professor Osinbajo said he received the news of the election of the 39-year old Macron with satisfaction, noting that under successive governments, the relations between Nigeria and France had blossomed.
The acting president expressed optimism that the incoming government will further strengthen the bond of friendship between both countries.
However on a sad note, more than 200 migrants are feared to have died in the Mediterranean Sea over the weekend.
This is according to testimony from survivors, and several bodies, including that of an infant, have washed up on a Libyan beach.
The Italian and Libyan coastguard said about 7, 500 people have been rescued off the coast of Libya since Thursday,
Two groups of survivors told the organisations that hundreds drowned when their rubber boats began to deflate before rescuers arrived.