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Bayelsa guber: No amount of sack by Governor Dickson’ll save PDP – ex-aide

Sacked Special Adviser to Governor Seriki Dickson on Talent Development and Gender Promotion, Mrs Helen Bob – for gross misconduct and indiscipline – has also taken on the PDP leadership in the state, warning that the insistence on picking a running mate from Sagbama in Bayelsa West Senatorial District would make the party lose the November 16 governorship election.
A don, Prof. Leke Oduwaye, on Monday urged Lagos State Government to prosecute owners of buildings blocking drainage right-of -way to guard against flooding.

NIHSA: Edo, Anambra, Kebbi, Kogi, six other states at risk of flooding

River water from six of the eight countries that make up the Niger Basin has arrived Nigeria, increasing the risk of flooding in 10 states, the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency alerted Nigerians on Saturday.
Nicole Guillaume, who was nursing her 2-year-old son while waiting with several hundred other Haitians and Bahamanians at the port of Marsh Harbour, fainted in the heat. Cheryl Diaz Meyer for NPR

Hurricane Dorian: Amid fears of higher death toll, Bahamians vie to leave

Bahamians scrambled to escape the islands hardest-hit by Dorian, which has killed at least 43 people, while the storm wreaked “havoc” farther north in Canada after making landfall near Halifax Saturday.

Aspirant vows to strengthen Bayelsa revenue base if elected

A governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State, Barrister Anthony George-Ikoli, has vowed to strengthen the revenue base of the state if he becomes the next governor.
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech to honor Japan’s architect Arata Isozaki at the Elysee Palace in Paris on May 24, 2019. Isozaki is the laureate of the 2019 Pritzker architecture prize.-br --Francois Mori - POOL - AP - AFP

French leader, G-7 seek roadmap out of US-Iran quagmire

The surprise invitation of Iran’s foreign minister on the sidelines of the G-7 summit offers a “roadmap” to end a US-Iran nuclear impasse and a proposed meeting between the leaders of the two countries, France’s president said Monday.

Three die, 90 missing in Cameroon-bound ferry mishap

Local authorities on Monday, reported that three people had died after a ferry belonging to Cameroon’s shipping company, Achouka, sank off Cameroon’s Atlantic coast.
Clashes broke out on Saturday between several hundred protesters and security forces near the location of the G7 summit in Biarritz, southern France.

G7 protesters throw stones, French police respond with tear gas

Clashes broke out on Saturday between several hundred protesters and security forces near the location of the G7 summit in Biarritz, southern France.
French President Emmanuel Macron hosted his US counterpart Donald Trump for a previously unscheduled lunch Saturday ahead of the official opening of the G7 summit in southwest France.

Emmanuel Macron, Donald Trump break the ice with surprise pre-G7 lunch

French President Emmanuel Macron hosted his US counterpart Donald Trump for a previously unscheduled lunch Saturday ahead of the official opening of the G7 summit in southwest France.
US President Donald Trump and EU leaders exchanged trade war threats Saturday as they arrived in France for a G7 summit of wealthy democracies overshadowed by trans-Atlantic tensions before it had even begun.

Trump’s trade wars overshadow G7 meeting in Biarritz

US President Donald Trump and EU leaders exchanged trade war threats Saturday as they arrived in France for a G7 summit of wealthy democracies overshadowed by trans-Atlantic tensions before it had even begun.
The Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and his wife, Akie, arrive at the airport in Biarritz. Peter de Jong-AP

Protests to greet G7 Summit

The leaders of the G7 club of rich countries meet in southern France on Saturday, with the burning Amazon, diving stock markets and their own stark divisions giving little grounds for optimism.
In a bid to create access to quality education, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has announced the abolition of all forms of fees and levies in public primary and secondary schools across the state.

Rivers government prepares for emergency flood challenges

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers, has directed local council chairmen and relevant agencies in the state to take proactive measures to alleviate the suffering of residents with looming flood challenges.
Residents of flood prone areas of Rivers have been thrown into panic following prediction and warning by the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, that 18 local governments areas of the state will suffer from flooding as the raining season progresses this year.

Stakeholders: Nigerians need to be wary of danger of climate change

Experts and scholars championing environmental sustainability in Nigeria have called on govern-ments and Nigerians to be more proactive and conscious of the danger associated with climate change, even as they noted that the recurrent flooding in Lekki and Victoria Island areas of Lagos is due to effects of climate change.
The Nigerian Navy on Wednesday arrested oil thieves along Bakana creeks, Port Harcourt in Rivers state.

Nigerian Navy arrests 19 suspects, recovers five boats, 168 drums of diesel

Operatives of the Nigerian Navy (NN) on Wednesday arrested 19 suspected oil thieves including two women and recovered five boats laden with 168 drums of 300 litre each of AGO.

Corruption: NNPC recovers $1.6 billion from companies

Dr. Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on Tuesday said the corporation had recovered $1.6 billion from some companies fleecing one of its subsidiaries.
A video grab obtained from drone footage shows the wreckage of a tourist bus that crashed on April 17, 2019 in Canico, on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

Madeira in mourning after 29 German tourists die in bus crash

The Portuguese island of Madeira on Thursday began three days of mourning after 29 German tourists died after their bus spun off the road and tumbled down a slope before crashing into a house.

Senate wants federal government to adequately fund boundary commission

The Senate Committee on States and Local Government Administration has called on the Federal Government to adequately fund the National Boundary Commission in view of its importance in conflict resolution.
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Anthony Joshua signs multi-fight deal with US network

IBF world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has signed a multi-fight deal with US network Showtime as he looks to make a name for himself across the Atlantic.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko gives a speech during a meeting with his supporters in Kiev on January 29, 2019. – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on January 29, 2019 launched an uphill battle for re-election, five years on from a bloody uprising that brought him to power on a promise to tackle corruption. (Photo by GENYA SAVILOV / AFP)

Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko announces re-election bid

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday launched an uphill battle for re-election, five years on from a bloody uprising that brought him to power on a promise to tackle corruption.

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The Eze Igbo of Zamfara, Chief Egbuna Obijiaku, on Saturday commended Gov. Bello Matawalle for tackling the security challenges in the state.

Politicians, Boko Haram planning to ‘destabilise’ Zamfara – governor

The Zamfara State Government said it has obtained ‘credible intelligence reports’ indicating that some politicians in the state “are making clandestine moves to destabilise the state.”

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