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Why Irma wasn’t as catastrophic in Florida as feared

Hurricane Irma was supposed to be a monster storm, immense and record-breaking in size as it charged toward Florida packing a punch that could a state that is home to some 20 million people.

Texas flood: Beware of scammers – FBI warns donors

Two US agencies, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation have warned potential donors wishing to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey that unscrupulous scammers may set up shop in the storm’s wake.

Rescuers scour storm-hit Texas for victims left in Harvey’s wake

One week after monster storm Harvey slammed into the Gulf Coast, rescue workers on Friday were scouring storm-ravaged southeast Texas for victims trapped in their flooded homes, even as some towns finally found slight relief as waters receded.

Dollar builds on gains as US data overshadow North Korea woes

The dollar extended its gains on Thursday as strong US growth and jobs data helped traders move past North Korea's missile test but oil struggled as deadly storm Harvey batters the Gulf Coast.

Asian markets rebound after North Korea-fuelled losses

Asian traders returned to buying Wednesday, reversing the previous day’s losses as Donald Trump’s measured response to North Korea’s missile launch and upbeat US data restored a semblance of calm to markets.

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.

‘Disaster’ looms as Hurricane Harvey bears down on Texas

Hundreds of thousands of people in Texas and Louisiana were urged Friday to flee the path of Hurricane Harvey as the Gulf Coast braced for the most dangerous storm to hit the US mainland in over a decade.

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Osun mourns playwright Akinwumi Ishola

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10 Kogi PDP lawmakers, others defect to APC

Ten members of Kogi State House of Assembly, who were elected under the platform of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and hundreds others, on Saturday, defected the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

Cameroon knock Nigeria’s Flamingoes out of U-17 Women’s World Cup

Nigeria U-17 women’s team the Flamingoes have crashed out of this year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay after playing 1-1 away draw in the second-leg play-off round of the African qualifiers against Cameroon on Sunday.

Governor Ikpeazu has performed – Uche Secondus

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, has said the Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has performed in the delivery of democracy dividend.

President Buhari congratulates Oba Tejuoso at 80

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday congratulated the Osile of Oke Ona of Egbaland, Oba Adedapo Tejuoso, as he marks his 80th birthday tomorrow (Monday).

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World Cup: Anambra official advises coach Gernot Rohr to resist players’ imposition

The Anambra State Director of Sports, Joseph Umudu, has urged the Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, not to be pressured into selecting unfit players for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Bayern Munich lucky to beat Wolfsburg – Jupp Heynckes

Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes felt for Wolfsburg after Robert Lewandowski scored a dramatic stoppage-time penalty to snatch a 2-1 victory at the Volkswagen Arena.

600 million new jobs needed for youths by 2030 – UN envoy

Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, United Nations Youth Envoy, has said that to accommodate unemployed youths all over the world, 600 million new jobs are needed to meet the target 2030.

Students with carry-overs masterminded protest in Benue State University – VC

The students protest that forced management to close down the Benue State University, Makurdi was masterminded by students with carry-overs, according to its Vice Chancellor, Prof. Msugh Kembe.

Police engage herdsmen in gun duel, kill one, recover AK47 rifle

The Benue State Police Command has revealed that its personnel recently engaged some herdsmen in a gun duel in Ayilamo, Logo Local Government Area of the state, where one of the cattle headers was killed in the process.