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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.
Anthony Joshua

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.
Real Madrid’s Welsh forward Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match between RCD Espanyol and Real Madrid CF at the RCDE Stadium in Cornella de Llobregat on January 27, 2019. (Photo by Josep LAGO - AFP)

Gareth Bale back with a bang as 10-man Real Madrid beat Espanyol

Gareth Bale needed just two minutes to mark his return from injury with a goal as 10-man Real Madrid held on for a 4-2 victory over Espanyol on Sunday.
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Frenchman sets sail across Atlantic in a barrel

A 71-year-old Frenchman set sail across the Atlantic on Wednesday in a barrel-shaped orange capsule, hoping to reach the Caribbean within three months thanks to ocean currents alone.

22 migrants missing off Morocco after boat capsizes

Twenty-two migrants have gone missing in the waters off Morocco’s Atlantic coast after their boat capsized, state news agency MAP reported Sunday.

Prince Charles acknowledges UK role in horror of slave trade

Prince Charles acknowledged Britain’s role in the slave trade on Monday calling it an appalling atrocity that had “left an indelible stain on the history of our world’’.

First Bank, Customs, four others qualify for Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League

Six teams from the Enugu and Abuja centres have booked their places in the National Final of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League holding in Lagos.

Zenith Bank splashes N24.6 million on basketball league

Zenith Bank on Wednesday doled out N24.6 million for the sponsorship of 2018 women’s basketball season.
A man walks down the street after Hurricane Michael made landfall on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. - Michael slammed into the Florida coast on October 10 as the most powerful storm to hit the southern US state in more than a century as officials warned it could wreak "unimaginable devastation." Michael made landfall as a Category 4 storm near Mexico Beach, a town about 20 miles (32kms) southeast of Panama City, around 1:00 pm Eastern time (1700 GMT), the National Hurricane Center said. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Hurricane Michael weakens to tropical storm after day of havoc in Florida

Michael weakened to a tropical storm Thursday after wreaking havoc along Florida's Gulf Coast, flooding homes and streets, ripping away roofs and snapping trees and power lines as it roared ashore as a raging Category 4 hurricane.

Hurricane Michael reaches Category 2, threatens southern US

Hurricane Michael strengthened to a Category 2 storm with 100-mile-per-hour winds on Tuesday as Florida's governor warned it could bring "total devastation" to parts of the southern US state.
A picture taken on September 4, 2018 shows a general view of the border and customs checkpoint that allows passage between Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta, which lies on the Strait of Gibraltar, and Morocco. - AFP PHOTO - FADEL SENNA

Spain, Morocco in talks to repatriate migrant minors

Madrid and Rabat are in talks to repatriate thousands of Moroccan minors who arrived in Spain alone without their parents, a Spanish interior ministry spokesman said Friday
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Melania Trump heading to Africa like previous first ladies

When Melania Trump flies to Africa next week on her first extended international journey without the president, she'll be following in the footsteps of her recent predecessors.
This NOAA/RAMMB satellite image taken at 10:00:30 UTC on September 12, 2018, shows Hurricane Florence off the US east coast in the Atantic Ocean. Highways clogged with people fleeing North and South Carolina early Wednesday as monstrous Category 4 Hurricane Florence rumbled toward the eastern US as the biggest storm there in decades. While many coastal residents heeded mandatory evacuation orders, others boarded up homes and businesses and chose to brave the storm, which is forecast to trigger severe flash flooding as it dumps as many as three feet (almost a meter) of rain in some areas. Life-threatening storm surges of up to a staggering 13 feet in some places were also forecast./ AFP PHOTO / NOAA/RAMMB / HO /

US readies for ‘big one” as Hurricane Florence approaches Carolinas

People fleeing North and South Carolina clogged coastal highways early Wednesday as Hurricane Florence, a monster Category 4 storm, bore down on the US east coast for a direct hit in a low-lying region dense with beachfront vacation homes.
German football league boss Christian Seifert

German League boss says Bundesliga won’t follow La Liga with matches abroad

German football league boss Christian Seifert has ruled out any chance of following La Liga's example by staging matches abroad.
Deforestation

NCF: Nigeria has lost 96 percent of its forest

Nigeria has lost 96 per cent of its forest due to deforestation, according to the Director-General, Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano.

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140 IPOB members arraigned for allegedly plotting to overthrow President Buhari

An Enugu East Magistrates Court presided by Magistrate A. N. Chioke has remanded 140 members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) over an alleged treason.

Federal government disburses $22.216 million on Tradermoni, other empowerment schemes

Part of recovered looted funds of late Head of state, Gen. Sani Abacha, was expended on various empowerment initiatives of the government, Senior Special Adviser to the President on Social Investments, Maryam Uwais, disclosed in on Thursday
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on their election victory.

President Buhari congratulates India’s Narendra Modi on election victory

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on their election victory.

N2 billion fraud: Court revokes bail, orders arrest of ex-Governor Aliyu

Justice A. B. Aliyu of the Federal High Court in Minna, Niger State on Thursday revoked the bail granted to the former Niger State Governor Babangida Aliyu and the former state governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Umar Gado Nasko.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC recruitment: Applicants to undergo computer-based test

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has revealed that the third phase of its ongoing recruitment exercise will involve a computer-based test, which comes up on June 1.