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Oil spill disasters in the past 50 years

Concerns are growing over an oil slick off China’s east coast after an Iranian tanker, the Sanchi, exploded and sank a week ago following a collision at sea.

Relegation-threatened Bordeaux sack coach Jocelyn Gourvennec

Relegation-threatened French Ligue 1 side Bordeaux have fired their coach Jocelyn Gourvennec, the Atlantic coast side club said on Thursday.

Donald Trump administration bars oil drilling off Florida after governor’s plea

President Donald Trump’s administration will not allow drilling for oil and gas off the coast of Florida after a plea from the state governor, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, said.

FIFA appoints normalisation committee to run Mali FA

FIFA has appointed a normalisation committee to run the affairs of the Malian Football Association (Femafoot).

Hurricanes, heat waves, fires ravaged planet in 2017

Fierce hurricanes, heat waves, floods and wildfires ravaged the planet in 2017, as scientists said the role of climate change in causing or worsening certain natural disasters has grown increasingly clear.

Restructuring Nigeria is inevitable – Senator Ekweremadu

Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, says restructuring Nigeria is inevitable for all-inclusive advantages it will confer on federating units and enhancement of national unity.

EU to consider steps to increase military mobility

The European Union would consider how it could make the movement of military equipment and personnel easy within Europe, the European Commission said on Friday.

UN says 2017 among 3 hottest on record

UN says year 2017 is among the three hottest years on record in a new sign of man-made climate change that is aggravating “extraordinary weather” such as hurricanes, droughts and floods.

Hurricanes push Swiss Re into red in first nine months

Swiss reinsurance giant Swiss Re said Thursday that hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and the Mexican earthquakes pushed it deeply into the red in the first nine months of this year.

Olauda Equiano: Google celebrates 272nd birthday of Nigerian slave

The latest Google’s Doodle celebrated one of the most prominent Black anti-slavery activist, the first Black political leader and lobbyist in 18th century Britain. A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepage that is intended to celebrate holidays, events, achievements and people.

Ireland closes schools as major storm approaches

Schools were closed Monday as Ireland braced for an "unprecedented storm", with authorities warning that violent winds, rain and storm surges could pose a risk to life.

30 killed as wildfires rage in Portugal and Spain

At least 27 people have died in fires which have ravaged forests in northern and central Portugal over the past 24 hours, rescuers said Monday, as three people were killed in Spain in blazes sparked by arsonists and fanned by Hurricane Ophelia.

Russian premier Dmitri Medvedev talks up Morocco gas projects

Russia and Morocco hope to co-operate more closely in the energy sector, Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev said on Wednesday during a visit to Rabat.

Brazil revives African ties, eyes expanding market

Agricultural powerhouse Brazil aims to revive ties with Africa after a lull and sees a vast export market for food and manufactured goods in a continent whose population is surging, its foreign minister said.

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Egypt presidential hopeful calls for neutrality in elections

Egypt's former military chief of staff, who announced he would run for president in March elections, has called on state institutions to maintain neutrality toward all candidates.

Arab lawmakers ejected after interrupting Mike Pence’s speech in Israel’s parliament – reports

Arab members of the Knesset, who were interrupting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s speech in Israel’s parliament, have been ushered from the building, local media reported on Monday.

Court orders CBN, 3 other banks to disclose ABU’s credit balance

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Monday ordered four banks to within 14 days disclose the balance standing of all accounts operated by the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria.

Governor Dankwambo’s 2015 campaign chief Saidu Kumo quits PDP

Sen. Saidu Umar Kumo, one-time National Secretary of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and Director-General, Dankwambo 2015 Campaign Organisation, has announced his resignation as a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Jonny Evans could leave for £3m if West Brom are relegated

West Brom risk losing captain Jonny Evans for £3m in the summer if they fail to stay in the Premier League.

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Police parade mother of four for impersonating Aisha Buhari

The Police Command of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja has paraded a suspected female fraudster, Aisha Muhammed Bello, for impersonating the Office of the Firt Lady.

Barcelona midfielder Rafinha to join Inter Milan on loan – father

Rafinha's father has confirmed the Barcelona midfielder is set to join Inter Milan on loan until the end of the season.

Aberdeen moss Derek McInnes hails Chidiebere Nwakali’s performance in friendly

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has expressed satisfaction with Nigerian midfielder Chidiebere Nwakali’s performance in training since joining the Scottish Premier league club on loan from Manchester City.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange ‘a nuisance’ to Ecuador – President Moreno

Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno has described WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as an “inherited problem” that has created “more than a nuisance” for his government.

Benue killings: Miyetti Allah rejects VP Yemi Osinbajo-led panel

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has rejected Vice President Yemi Osinbajo-led panel that should find lasting solution to clashes between herders and their host communities mainly in Benue and Taraba.