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Hurricanes push Swiss Re into red in first nine months

Swiss reinsurance giant Swiss Re said Thursday that hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and the Mexican earthquakes pushed it deeply into the red in the first nine months of this year.

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.

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 hits lower Florida Keys – US forecasters

Hurricane Irma's eyewall slammed into the lower Florida Keys Sunday, lashing the island chain with fearsome wind gusts, the US National Hurricane Center said.

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.

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Bayelsa govt orders compulsory measles vaccination

The Bayelsa State Government has ordered a compulsory 13-days aggressive measles immunisation for children between the ages of 9 months and five years.

Five people killed in Dagestan church shooting

Five women were shot dead in an apparent radical Islamist attack on an Orthodox church in the North Caucasus region of Dagestan on Sunday, officials and local media said.

God will not let Nigerians down – Cleric

Mr Christian Chigbundu, President, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Agege Stake, on Sunday urged Nigerians to have faith in God in the midst of challenges facing the the country.

Cardinal Onaiyekan: Politics not for miserable people seeking a way out of poverty

John Cardinal Onaiyekan, former President, Christian Association of Nigeria, has said that politics was “not for miserable people seeking a way to get out of poverty”.

Benjamin Netanyahu: Iran is the world’s greatest threat

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel would act against Iran if needed, not just its allies in the Middle East, reiterating that Tehran was the world’s greatest threat.

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NITDA begins registration, licensing of IT contractors

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) says it is set to register and issue licence to indigenous Information Technology (IT) contractors and service providers.

Bayelsa govt orders compulsory measles vaccination

The Bayelsa State Government has ordered a compulsory 13-days aggressive measles immunisation for children between the ages of 9 months and five years.

US-Turkish relations at ‘crisis point’ – Rex Tillerson

The US secretary of state has acknowledged that his country's relationship with Turkey is "at a bit of a crisis point", as his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, demanded that the US "turn words into actions" to resolve their differences in dealing with the Syrian crisis.

Neymar not Real Madrid’s only focus in Champions League tie – Marcelo

Real Madrid left-back Marcelo said it would be a "mistake" if his side just focused on trying to stop Neymar in Wednesday's Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain because the Ligue 1 side have quality players throughout their team.

NAF revives quarterly regimental dinner in Lagos

The Nigerian Air Force, Lagos Logistics Command, on Thursday revived its quarterly regimental dinner to foster comradeship among officers.