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Louisiana bears brunt of Harvey’s remnants

Tropical Depression Harvey, to give it its correct title, is now heading northeastwards, away from Texas and the lowest-lying parts of Louisiana.

Harvey makes second landfall, hitting Louisiana

Five days after slamming into Texas as a major hurricane, Harvey made a second landfall on Wednesday, hitting Louisiana, a state which still bears deep scars from 2005's Hurricane Katrina.

Flood-hit Houston imposes curfew in bid to stop robbery, looting

The US city of Houston has declared a night-time curfew as it battles the impact of Hurricane Harvey.

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Death toll from DRC cholera outbreak at 857

A cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed 857 lives since the start of the year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Wednesday.
Saudi Arabia has launched a high-speed railway connecting Islam’s two holiest cities in a bid to improve traffic congestion for the millions of Muslim pilgrims that visit the country annually. Reuters

Lagos-Abuja 45 minutes rail transport begins soon

Skyway String Transport Technology, a private firm, says its fast light rail service can move passengers from Lagos to Abuja in about 45 minutes.

Maikanti Baru lauds Saudi Arabia for crude oil output cut

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, has commended Saudi Arabia’s recent decision to announce daily crude oil production cut by one million barrels per day from December this year.

Childless couple split after 25 years over husband’s stealing habit

A Badagry Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State, on Thursday, granted a petition filed by a housewife, Yinka Adewole, seeking the dissolution of her 25-year-old marriage over her husband, Temitope’s alleged stealing habit.

Court dismisses suit against Ajaokuta local council

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Thursday dismissed a suit filed by a former staff, Stephen Onwujekwe, against Ajaokuta Local Government Area Council for failure of the claimant to file the suit within the three months stipulated period.