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200 migrants from Nigeria, others die in Mediterranean – IOM

It was a tragic start to New Year for migrants from Nigeria and other countries as hundreds of them crossing to Italy and Spain were feared dead in the Mediterranean Sea, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has said.

Fifteen dead as refugee boat capsizes in Black Sea

At least 21 refugees and migrants drowned on Friday and up to nine others were missing after a Europe-bound boat sunk off Turkey's Black Sea coast, the Turkish coast guard said.

US deploys warships for hurricane-hit Texas

The Pentagon has identified two warships, hundreds of vehicles, dozens of aircraft and more than 400 troops that could be made available to respond to emergencies for hurricane relief in the next 24 hours in the Hurricane Harvey-ravaged Texas.

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.

Trump signs memo banning transgender troops

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a memo effectively barring transgender people from joining the US military, but left the fate of those already serving up to the Pentagon.

North Korea’s talk of revenge is no threat – Guam gov

Gov. Eddie Calvo of Guam said on Wednesday North Korea’s warning of a possible missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory was no threat.


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Russia issued a mocking reaction to the surprise sacking of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, with a foreign ministry spokeswoman asking if the finger of blame was already being pointed at Moscow.

Senator Alasoadura: PIGB to be presented for President Buhari’s assent by March 30

Senator Omotayo Alasoadura, chairman, senate committee on upstream, says the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) will be harmonised and presented for presidential assent by March 30.

Kano denies rumour of Boko Haram attacks on schools

Kano state government has dispelled rumours making the rounds, especially on social media platforms over an alleged security threat in form of invasion and kidnapping of students in boarding schools in the state.

Nigeria’s inflation drops for the 13th month

Annual inflation in Nigeria stood at 14.33 per cent in February, slowing for the 13th month in a row.

Ehanire Osagie: Federal govt committed to ending medical tourism

The Minister of State for Health, Dr Ehanire Osagie, says the Federal Government is committed to improved standard of health facilities in the country to discourage patients from medical tourism.