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FIFA bans Caribbean FA chief for six years

FIFA suspended Caribbean Football Union president Gordon Derrick from the sport for six years on Tuesday after he was found guilty of several ethics violations.

Safe migration practices cannot be limited to global elite – Guterres

Countries have the right to control migration in their own borders, but the rights of refugees and migrants must be protected, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, told the General Assembly.

Five things to know about hurricane-hit Dominica

The Caribbean island of Dominica, battered by Hurricane Maria Tuesday, was also struck by severe storms in 2015 and 1979.

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 pushes UN reform as world leaders gather for crisis talks

US President Donald Trump makes his debut at the United Nations on Monday, with an address on UN reform as a week of intense diplomacy kicks off, dominated by worries about North Korea, Iran and Myanmar.

US says no change in plan to quit Paris climate deal

The United States has refuted reports that it was softening its stance on the Paris climate accord, insisting that Washington will still withdraw from the agreement unless it can re-enter on more favourable terms.

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.

Hurricane Jose remains a threat in western Atlantic

Overshadowed by Irma, Hurricane Jose has the Atlantic basin, at least temporarily, all to itself. In doing so, it continues to remain a threat, though hopefully that threat will not be realised to any great extent.

Macron promises to rebuild island devastated by Irma

President Emmanuel Macron has promised to rebuild France's Caribbean territories in the wake of Hurricane Irma's widespread destruction.

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.

Millions without power in Florida as deadly Irma ploughs north

Millions of Florida residents were without power Tuesday as the remnants of Hurricane Irma spun northwest into the US mainland, drenching the region and causing rivers to overflow.

Military planes evacuate hurricane-hit tourists to Europe

France and the Netherlands on Monday evacuated tourists from Caribbean holiday islands hit by hurricane Irma in the face of criticism about how long it took for the operation to get underway.

Hurricane Irma kills 10 in Cuba

At least 10 people were killed as Hurricane Irma ripped through Cuba over the weekend, the country’s civil defense organization said Monday.

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Wike seeks Surveyor-General help in retrieving oil wells from Bayelsa

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has urged the Surveyor-General of the Federation to resolve the lingering dispute over oil wells of the state wrongly ceded to Bayelsa state during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

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

Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia state governor, says there are Igbo people in Sambisa forest, a stronghold of the Boko Haram sect in Borno state.

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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.