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Texas gov deploys 3,000 more troops as Harvey floods continue to rise

Governor Greg Abbott of Texas said he is deploying 3,000 National Guard troops in flood-stricken Houston as weather forecasters are saying the remnants of Hurricane Harvey is causing “catastrophic flooding” in South-eastern Texas.

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WAFU semi-final: Nigeria lose to Ghana on penalties

Nigeria has failed to reach the finals of the maiden West African Football Union Women’s Cup after losing 5-4 on penalties to Ghana.

Yobe senators clash over missing school girls

Two senators representing Yobe State, Ahmed Lawan (Yobe North) and Mohammed Hassan (Yobe South), Thursday clashed over the missing secondary school girls from the state.

Ibe Kachikwu: Petrol queues may not disappear soon

The queues for Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, in some parts of the country may not go away soon, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, said on Thursday.

US condemns Dapchi schoolgirls’ abduction

The United States of America has strongly condemned the abduction of scores of schoolgirls of Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe, by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.

Commonwealth Games: 37 athletes to represent Nigeria in Australia

Thirty-seven athletes have been selected by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) to represent the country at the 2018 Commonwealth Games holding in April at Gold Coast in Australia.

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NNRC: No clear policies in award of oil, gas licenses

The Nigerian Natural Resource Charter, NNRC, has disclosed that there are currently no clear policies in the award of oil and gas licenses in the Nigerian petroleum industry, stating that the decisions to award or deny licenses are determined by the prevailing socio-political environment.

Police in Rivers arrest 20 suspects in five months – CP

The Police Command in Rivers said it arrested 20 suspects in connection with various crimes in the last five months in the state.

Shell: 90% of oil spills caused by theft, sabotage

Osagie Okunbor, Chairman, LCCI-OPTS/Chairman, Shell Companies in Nigeria has said that well over 90 percent of what oil spills in the Nigeria is as a result of theft and sabotage to facilities.

Philippines’ Duterte attends wake of Filipino maid found in Kuwait freezer

President Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines on Thursday attended the wake of a Filipino domestic helper whose death prompted him to declare a ban on citizens working in Kuwait.

Osun Assembly rejects independent candidature

The Osun State House of Assembly has unanimously rejected the proposed constitutional amendment to allow for independent candidature during elections in the country.