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One dies, seven injured in Ogun auto crash

A yet-to-be-identified commercial bus driver has died after he lost control of his Toyota bus with number plate AKD 101 XS while driving on the Sagamu/Ijebu-Ode Expressway in Ogun State, in the early hours of Thursday.

No compensation for owners of dead Ondo cows

There would be no compensation for owners of the 36 dead cows in Ijare town, a stakeholders meeting comprising traditional rulers in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State, Miyetti Allah and representatives of security operatives has resolved.

Kano: No plans to dethrone Emir Sanusi

The Kano State Government, on Friday, dismissed as false, allegations that it is planning to depose the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Ex-AGF: Why former President Jonathan refused to sack 3 Northern governors over Boko Haram

The real reason why the former president, Goodluck Jonathan, declared a state of emergency in the three northern states of Adamawa, Yobe and Borno State without removing the governors and the local government chairman has now been made public by the former Attorney General, Mohammed Adoke.
Aminu Waziri Tambuwal

I will collaborate more with UN agencies – Sokoto governor

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Monday pledged to increase governmental collaborations with United Nations (UN) agencies on enhancing peoples’ lives and environmental development in the state.
Eight people are known to have died although it was not immediately clear how many people were at the hotel (Reuters)

Eight killed in Ukraine hotel fire

Eight people were killed and ten were injured in a hotel fire in Ukraine’s port city of Odessa early Saturday, emergency services said.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Stakeholders: Kogi fast degenerating into violence

Kogi State All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders have the Federal Government to address the challenges facing the state.

Three children dead after pleasure boat capsizes in France

The victims — two girls ages 9 and 13, and a 7-year-old boy — were on the fishing promenade speedboat traveling through the English Channel when it ran into trouble near Agon-Coutainville in Normandy, France, around 3:30 p.m. Monday, The Sun reported.

Police seal off presidential aide’s office

The police have sealed off the Abuja office of a senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, as well as the Chairman, Special Presidential Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public Property, Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla.
Indian officials say at least 42 people have been killed in landslides and flooding caused by heavy rains.

At least 42 killed in Indian landslides, flooding

Indian officials say at least 42 people have been killed in landslides and flooding caused by heavy rains.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) says it is working in synergy with the marine police and other agencies to provide safety on the waterways within the Lekki axis of the state.

LASEMA, others strategise to tackle emergency promptly

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and other emergency stakeholders have strategised to ensure disaster were effectively tackled promptly to avoid casualty during emergency.
Edo State House of Assembly

Lawyers fault Senate decision on Edo Assembly crisis

Some legal experts on Wednesday faulted the move by the Senate to take over the Edo State House of Assembly describing it as illegal and unconstitutional.
At least 36 people have died in a landslide that struck a village in southwest China, with 15 others still missing days after the disaster hit, according to state broadcaster CCTV.

Death toll in southwest China landslide rises to 36

At least 36 people have died in a landslide that struck a village in southwest China, with 15 others still missing days after the disaster hit, according to state broadcaster CCTV.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has already set his sight on the team’s round of 16 game, putting behind his team’s surprise 2-0 defeat to Madagascar in Sunday’s last Group B game of the Africa cup of Nation at the Alexandria Stadium, Egypt.

Afcon: Super Eagles shun dinner after losing to Madagascar

Super Eagles players shunned dinner for an emergency meeting as they returned to their hotel following their 2-0 defeat at the hands of Madagascar in their final Group B game of the Africa Cup of Nations at the Alexandria Stadium on Sunday.

Protesters block Anambra government house over land, arrests

The people of Ntoko Community in Awka South local government area of Anambra State on Tuesday blocked the Government House gate to protest illegal acquisition of their land and alleged arrest of some of them by Chief Austin Ndigwe.
Seni Sulyman, VP Global Operations, Andela

Seni Sulyman: Education in Africa in a state of emergency

Mr Seni Sulyman, Vice President, Global Operations, Andela, says education in Africa is in a statement of emergency.
Facebook

Sri Lanka restores Facebook and YouTube access after nine-day blackout

The Sri Lankan government has ended a blackout of social media sites that was imposed after the bombings in the country earlier this month, The New York Times reports.
A fallen tree is pictured on April 25, 2019 in Moroni after tropical storm Kenneth hit Comoros before heading to recently cyclone-ravaged Mozambique. – Cyclone Kenneth passed the Indian Ocean archipelago nation Comoros today but its effects, including high winds and heavy rains, were still being felt, the country’s Meteorological Office wrote on Facebook. (Photo by Ibrahim YOUSSOUF / AFP)

Mozambique braces for cyclone Kenneth

Mozambique was bracing for a powerful cyclone to make landfall on Thursday, just one month after another cyclone devastated the country and neighbouring Zimbabwe leaving more than 1,000 dead.

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Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau asks Borno residents to ‘repent and seek God’s face’

Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect, has asked the people of Borno state to repent and seek the face of God.
Oriol Junqueras was vice president of Catalonia until he was removed in October 2017

Catalan leader jailed for 13 years over independence referendum

Spain's Supreme Court has sentenced Catalonia's former deputy leader to 13 years in prison over his role in a banned 2017 independence referendum.

ECOWAS court orders federal government to pay N10 million to soldier dismissed for losing...

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has ordered the Nigerian government to pay a soldier, Barnabas Eli, N10 million as compensation following his dismissal from the Nigerian Army for the loss of his rifle in 2012.

APC chairmen, SGF hold meeting over ultimatum

There was anxiety on Sunday as state chairmen of the All Progressives Congress met behind closed-doors in Abuja over their grievances with the national leadership of the party.
Idi Barde Gubana, the deputy governor of Yobe State, has announced a sustained support at all levels of immunisation in the state.

Yobe pledges support for immunisation programmes

Idi Barde Gubana, the deputy governor of Yobe State, has announced a sustained support at all levels of immunisation in the state.