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Rising floodwaters overwhelm rescue efforts in Houston

Devastating floods in the southern US city of Houston forced thousands to flee their homes and overwhelmed rescuers who could not keep up with constant calls for help.


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Nigeria at 57 is sick, confused – cleric

As Nigeria marks 57th anniversary of its independence, Archbishop of Lagos Ecclesiastical Province (Anglican Communion), Dr Olusina Fape, says Nigeria at 57 is sick and confused because the leaders and the led are suffering from corruption and selfishness.

Buhari congratulates German chancellor Merkel on election victory

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her victory at the polls.

IPOB: Arewa group condemns northern govs who visited Rivers

The Arewa Initiative for Peaceful Coexistence in Southern Nigeria, AIPCSN, has condemned the five Northern governors who visited the Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, after the clash between the Hausa community and the secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in Oyibo Local Government Area of the state.

Kebbi begins rehabilitation of 37-yr-old waterworks

The Kebbi State Government has commenced the rehabilitation of 37-year-old Dikku Water Works with additional laying of new pipes to supply water across Birnin-Kebbi metropolis.

Greece leaves EU’s deficit sin bin

The EU turned a page on the eurozone debt crisis Monday as it formally removed Greece from its excessive deficit procedure, the bloc's penalty box for overspending by member states.

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Smuggling and proliferation of weapons, implications for national security

The interception of containers loaded with pump action guns recently by Nigeria Customs Service brings to the fore once more the implications of smuggling of dangerous weapons to the country’s National Security. The latest interception is incidentally the fourth of such seizures made this year.

29 Rivers athletes, coaches injured in road accident

No fewer than 29 members of the Rivers State contingent to the National Youth Games in Ilorin sustained varying degree of injuries after their bus crashed into a stationary vehicle while returning to Port Harcourt on Monday.

Jared Kushner used personal email for WH business

Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, used his personal email account on dozens of occasions in his capacity as a senior adviser to the US president to communicate with colleagues in the White House, his lawyer said

Best Western owner alleges assault as AMCON takes over hotel

Akinlade explained that on Friday morning, at about 4.30 am, about 100 mobile policemen invaded his hotel to forceful take over the asset from him. He insisted that AMCON did not follow due process.

South Africa’s tax service to take legal action against KPMG

South Africa’s tax agency said on Monday it will launch legal proceedings against KPMG for reputational damage caused when the auditor released details of a confidential report it had compiled for the tax office.