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This handout picture taken and released on March 18, 2019, by the Mission Aviation Fellowship shows people on a roof surrounded by flooding in an area affected by Cyclone Idai in Beira. – A cyclone that ripped across Mozambique and Zimbabwe has killed at least 162 people with scores more missing and caused “massive and horrifying” destruction in the Mozambican city of Beira, authorities and the Red Cross said on March 18, 2019. Cyclone Idai tore into the centre of Mozambique on the night of March 14 before barreling on to neighbouring Zimbabwe, bringing flash floods and ferocious winds, and washing away roads and houses. The Red Cross said 90 percent of Beira and its surrounds are “damaged or destroyed”. (Photo by Rick Emenaket / Mission Aviation Fellowship / AFP)

Rescuers race to save marooned after killer Mozambique storm

Rescue workers in Mozambique were racing against time to pluck people off trees and rooftops Tuesday after a monster storm reaped a feared harvest of more than 1,000 lives before smashing into Zimbabwe.
Ekiti State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda, Esq

Ekiti government condemns rate of sexual offence, to reveal offenders’ identity

The Ekiti State government has raised concern over the increasing reports of sexual abuse of women and children.

30 Kwara communities protest six-month power blackout

No fewer than thirty communities in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital on Monday staged a peaceful protest over power blackout being experienced in the affected communities over the last six months.
President Buhari receives in audience Leadership of People's Democratic Movement in State on 18th Jan 2019-3

MASSOB accuses President Buhari of winning re-election through dubious, corrupt means

The leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) at the weekend accused President Muhammadu Buhari of securing power in the just-concluded Presidential election in the country through dubious and corrupt means.
Nasir El-Rufai

Kaduna imposes curfew on troubled Kajuru local council

The Kaduna State Government has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on the troubled Kajuru Local Government Area.

Federal government targets N4.6 billion revenue from maritime operations

The Federal Government is working towards generating over N4.6 billion ($15 million) annually from the huge potentials in the maritime industry, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, has said.
President Buhari receives in audience Former Governor of Ogun State Eremu Olusegun Osoba and Ogun APC Gubernatorial Candidate Mr Dapo Abiodun in State House on 28th Dec 2018-1

Ogun election: Pensioners rally support for APC candidate

Pensioners in Ogun State on Thursday vowed to support the governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Dapo Abiodun, in the March 9 election.

Death toll in Kaduna killing rises to 130 as police arrests 11 suspects

Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai on Tuesday said about 130 persons died in Kajuru villages attack and not 60 as he previously announced.

Police appeal for calm after Ebonyi attacks

Awosola Awotunde, the Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi on Monday in Abakaliki appealed for calm from residents of the state over attacks by suspected political thugs in some communities in the state.

66 killed in attacks on 8 Kaduna hamlets

No fewer than 66 people were reportedly killed in eight settlements near Maro Gida village of Kajuru LGA of Kaduna State Thursday night. Among the victims are 22 children and 12 women, while four wounded persons were said to have been rescued by security agents who were alerted on the attacks.
INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu

HURIWA: INEC under Mahmood Yakubu a disappointment

HURIWA in the statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, described the decision as the clearest sign that the current hierarchy of INEC is programmed to deliver a choreographed and highly manipulated electoral process, which is predetermined by the “Chairman and his cohorts” to favour the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

FAO: Hunger in Africa continues to rise

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says hunger in Africa has continued to rise with 237 million people affected in sub-Saharan Africa, straining global and continental hunger eradication efforts.

Bauchi government to disburse N1 billion interest-free loans to traders

The Bauchi State government has inaugurated a committee to manage the disbursement of interest free loans of N1 billion to traders across the 20 local government areas of the state.

NOA warns against fake election results

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Gombe State has called on the general public to avoid spreading fake election results to ensure peace during and after the general elections.

Soldiers kill four Boko Haram fighters in Borno border town

The military command in Maiduguri, Borno State, has said that four Boko Haram insurgents were, on Saturday, killed by Nigerian troops during a gun battle.
This recent undated handout picture provided by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and received by AFP on February 3, 2019 shows floodwaters as they rush over the Aplins Weir in Townsville after days of torrential rain. Once in a century floods have turned streets into rivers and forced thousands to abandon their homes in northeast Australia, with authorities warning of further downpours over the next few days. Handout / QUEENSLAND FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES / AFP

‘Once-in-a-century’ floods hit northeast Australia

Once-in-a-century floods have turned streets into rivers and forced thousands to abandon their homes in northeast Australia, with authorities warning of tornadoes and more rain over the next few days.
Borehole - Water

Jigawa local council spends N4 million on borehole rehabilitation

Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa has spent N4 million on the rehabilitation of boreholes in 10 wards across the council area.
Pope Francis arrives for the weekly general audience in Paul VI hall on December 12, 2018 at the Vatican. (Photo by Tiziana FABI - AFP)

Pope Francis: Clergy celibacy rule could be changed, but only in remote areas

The Catholic Church’s long-standing rule on priestly Celibacy might be amended, but only in exceptional cases concerning remote Communities, Pope Francis said on Monday.

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The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the Feb. 23 election to come to terms with his loss at the election.

Tribunal: Witness faults results of presidential election claimed by Atiku Ababakar, PDP

A witness invited by the petitioners before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has disagreed with the results of the last presidential election in Katsina State as claimed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last presidential election, Atiku Abubakar.
Barcelona have agreed to sell left-back Marc Cucurella to Getafe just a day after they brought him back from Eibar.

Barcelona sell Marc Cucurella to Getafe just hours after re-signing him from Eibar

Barcelona have agreed to sell left-back Marc Cucurella to Getafe just a day after they brought him back from Eibar.
Nasir El-Rufai

Governor El-Rufai seeks assembly’s approval of N81.68 billion supplementary budget

The Kaduna State House of Assembly has began deliberations on the N81.68 billion supplementary budget forwarded to it by Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai.

Operation Lafiya Dole gets new commander as Naf redeploys senior officers in fresh shakeup

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has appointed new Branch Chiefs, redeployed two Air Officers Commanding (AOCs) and other senior officers.

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman sentenced to life in prison

The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been sentenced to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, a humbling end for a drug lord once notorious for his ability to kill, bribe or tunnel his way out of trouble.