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US lawmaker wants North Korea out of the UN

The chairman of the U.S. Senate’s East Asia subcommittee is asking China and 20 other nations on Monday to clamp down on North Korea by cutting ties, closing down diplomatic facilities and working to oust the country from the United Nations.

Somalis protest at Ethiopia embassy in UK over prisoner transfer

Somalians resident in the United Kingdom on Tuesday held a protest outside the Ethiopian embassy in the country demanding that their country’s sovereignty be respected.

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.

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.

Irma lashes Florida, leaving thousands without power

Hurricane Irma began pummeling Florida late on Saturday, threatening almost the entire southeastern US state after cutting a deadly path of destruction through the Caribbean.

Irma weakens to Category 4 hurricane as it heads for Florida

Hurricane Irma weakened slightly to a Category 4 storm early Saturday, according to the US National Hurricane Center, after making landfall hours earlier in Cuba with maximum-strength Category 5 winds.

Looting ‘serious’ in hurricane-hit St Martin – Dutch PM

Looting is a "serious" problem on the Dutch part of the hurricane-hit island of St Martin, with troops seeking to restore order, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday.

Oil rises to $55 as hurricanes damage refineries

Oil-markets on Friday saw Brent crude supported by Saudi Arabia hoping to cut October supplies, while United States crude was curbed by refinery-outages due to Hurricane-Harvey damages, which dented demand.

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.

IMF to help countries deal with Hurricane Irma aftermath

Ms Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has expressed sympathy to countries affected by Hurricane Irma.

Vatican says “there’s possibility” of Pope Francis visiting Russia

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said on Tuesday that there was “positive momentum” behind the idea of Pope Francis visiting Russia, but suggested there was more work to be done if it were to happen.

Angola: The Dos Santos regime’s key moments

President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has ruled Angola since 1979, will not contest the August 23 election, marking a historic change in the oil-rich country.

Trump’s entire Arts Council tenders resignation via Twitter

President Donald Trump was treated to a dose of his pastime as the entire members of his Committee on the Arts and Humanities tendered an open letter of resignation, using the president’s favourite public space: Twitter.

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Man arraigned for stealing 500 bags of cement

A middle aged man, Folorunsho Omoniyi, has been arraigned before an Osogbo Magistrate Court for allegedly stealing 500 bags of cement worth about N2 million.

Niger floods leave thousands homeless

The Interior Ministry in Niger said flooding had killed at least 56 people since the rainy season began in the country in June and left over 185,000 homeless.

UN’s Antonio Guterres warns against North Korea war

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned world leaders against war with North Korea, calling on them to take the threat of "nuclear peril" seriously.

Aviation unions seek involvement in airports concession process

Two unions in the aviation sector have expressed dissatisfaction over their non-involvement in the ongoing plan to concession the Lagos and Abuja airports.

Era of corruption, impunity over – Magu

The Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, on Tuesday described corruption as the single biggest challenge facing Nigeria.

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Fed govt to block IPOB funding sources

The Federal Government says it is aware of sources of funding of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and is taking steps to block them.

Ganduje urges fed govt to probe clashes in Rivers, Abia

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has urged the Federal Government to investigate the Tuesday clashes between soldiers and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in parts of Rivers and Abia states.

Oni decries rising cases of social vices in Nigeria

Chief Segun Oni, the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Ekiti State Governorship Aspirant, has condemned the rising cases of human trafficking, ritual killing and rape in Nigeria.

Gastroenteritis: 18 people die, 198 hospitalised in Kebbi

An outbreak of gastroenteritis has killed 18 people at Dole-Kaina in Dandi Local Government Area of Kebbi State.

Wike condemns attack on Oyigbo, cautions IPOB members

The Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has condemned the attack on residents of Oyigbo by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).