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Hurricane Maria wreaks devastation in Dominica

Hurricane Maria smashed into the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Tuesday (Sep 19), with its prime minister describing devastating damage as winds and rain from the powerful storm also hit territories still reeling from Irma.

Hurricane Maria bears down on battered Caribbean

Hurricane Maria strengthened Monday as it blasted towards the eastern Caribbean, a region already struggling to recover from megastorm Irma.

Trump to visit hurricane-hit Florida as agents probe nursing home deaths

President Donald Trump is to visit storm-ravaged Florida on Thursday as authorities investigate the deaths of eight residents of a nursing home that lost power when Hurricane Irma whipped through the region.

Europe steps up response to Hurricane Irma

European countries are boosting relief efforts in their Caribbean territories devastated by Hurricane Irma, amid criticism over the response.

Ronaldo ‘delighted’ to be staying at Real – Perez

Cristiano Ronaldo, hounded by allegations of tax evasion in Spain, is "delighted" to be staying at Real Madrid, according to club president Florentino Perez, who called claims that the Portuguese striker might leave the country exaggerated.

Britain sends £12m, ship to assist Irma victims

Britain is sending a military vessel to assist victims of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean and is assigning £12 million ($15.7 million, 13 million euros) in aid, the government said Thursday.

Hurricane Irma hits Caribbean islands

Hurricane Irma slammed into the Caribbean islands of Saint Barthelemy and Saint Martin on Wednesday, the French weather office said, adding that it had caused major flooding in low-lying areas.

Ousted Pakistani premier challenges dismissal

Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has challenged his disqualification from office, requesting a review of the verdict which saw him dismissed for failing to declare his wealth on a parliamentary declaration.

Cristiano Ronaldo tells Spanish court he wants to return to England

The Real Madrid forward appeared in court last Monday to deny he had evaded about £13m in tax by using three off-shore companies based in the British Virgin Islands.

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Fed govt pledges better funding of road projects nationwide – Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, said the Federal Government would henceforth ensure better funding of the various ongoing road projects across the country.

Togo’s opposition boycotts constitutional reform vote

Togo's opposition stayed away from parliament on Tuesday, blocking the passage of the government's bill for political reform and forcing a referendum.

Fed govt inaugurates capital market investments and securities tribunal

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, Tuesday inaugurated the fourth Investments and Securities Tribunal (IST) to enhance effectiveness and efficiency in handling the rising number of the new cases of operational misconduct in the capital market.

There are Igbo in Sambisa forest – Ikpeazu

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Szczesny replaces Buffon as Juventus look for perfect five

Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny will replace skipper Gianluigi Buffon as champions Juventus look to make it five Serie A wins out of five against Fiorentina on Wednesday.

IPOB: Northern govs commend Wike’s move in restoring peace

The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, has commended the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, for taking urgent steps in protecting the lives of Nigerians in the state.

Nigerian inflation slows for 7th month in August to 16.01 pct

Annual inflation in Nigeria slowed for a seventh month in August, easing to 16.01 percent, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Friday.

Kano anti-graft agency boss urges youths to shun corruption

Mr Muhiyi Rimin-Gado, the Executive Chairman of Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has called on youths in the country to shun corruption and make integrity their watch word.

South-East govs proscribe IPOB activities, urge Buhari to withdraw army

The South-East Governors Forum, at a meeting in Enugu on Friday, proscribed the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra in the five states of the region.