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Rescuers scour storm-hit Texas for victims left in Harvey’s wake

One week after monster storm Harvey slammed into the Gulf Coast, rescue workers on Friday were scouring storm-ravaged southeast Texas for victims trapped in their flooded homes, even as some towns finally found slight relief as waters receded.

Texas flood toll mounts amid chemical blast fears

New proof of the devastation wrought by monster storm Harvey emerged Wednesday as the bodies of six family members were plucked from receding waters in Texas and flooding triggered fears of a chemical explosion near Houston.

One dead in Texas after Harvey wreaks havoc, more floods feared

Hurricane Harvey left a deadly trail of devastation Saturday in Texas, as officials warned of "catastrophic" flooding and said that recovering from the most powerful storm to hit the United States in more than a decade could take years.

Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Texas as category 4

A mammoth storm off the coast of Texas strenghtened to a category four hurricane on Friday as the US state and surrounding areas braced for what officials warned would be a "major disaster".

‘Disaster’ looms as Hurricane Harvey bears down on Texas

Hundreds of thousands of people in Texas and Louisiana were urged Friday to flee the path of Hurricane Harvey as the Gulf Coast braced for the most dangerous storm to hit the US mainland in over a decade.

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US, North Korea in ‘kindergarden fight’ – Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday described the rhetoric between leaders of the United States and North Korea as a “kindergarden fight between children” and urged calm.

Court finds 5 police officers guilty of murder of 2 friends

A Rivers State High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt, has found a five-man patrol team of the Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS) guilty of extra-judicially killing of two friends, Michael Akor and Michael Igwe, in Oyigbo Local Government Area of the State.

Fed govt installs lab to track crude oil theft

The Federal Government has installed a laboratory to track oil theft in the country, saying that crude oil theft would soon be a thing of the past.

UNIBEN fixes new date for post-UTME

The management of University of Benin, UNIBEN, said the 2017 Post-UTME admission screening earlier scheduled for Sept ember14 to 25 will now hold from September 28 to October 10.

Striking workers paralyse govt activities in Kogi

The ongoing indefinite strike by workers in Kogi has stopped all activities at government secretariat in the state, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

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Police arrest 9 rape suspects in Enugu

The Police in Enugu State said they had nabbed nine suspected rapists, specialised in raping female members of a church at the outskirts of Enugu.

Biafra: We will continue our agitation – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said it will continue its agitation in spite of the alleged declaration by the Nigerian Army that it is a terrorist group.

United Labour Congress begins nationwide strike

The United Labour Congress of Nigeria has begun a nationwide strike.

Rio Ferdinand to launch professional boxing career

Rio Ferdinand is launching a new career as a professional boxer, two years after he retired from football.

Minister assures farmers of supply of quality seeds

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, says the ministry is working with the Nigeria Security and Defense Corps (NSCDC) to ensure that quality seeds are supply to farmers by authorised seed dealers.