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High heat has been affecting most parts of Nigeria including coastal areas, with temperatures well above 35C [Al Jazeera]

Nigeria suffers severe heatwave with no relief in sight

Nigeria has been in the grip of an intense heatwave over the past few weeks, with meteorologist saying there is no relief in sight until the seasonal rains set in next month.

Governor Dickson sets up panel of inquiry on environmental degradation

The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, Wednesday inaugurated a 10-member state Commission of Inquiry on Environmental Degradation to be chaired by the Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a statement outside 10 Downing Street in London on November 14, 2018, after holding a cabinet meeting where ministers were expected to either back the draft bexit deal or quit. - British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her anguished draft divorce deal with the European Union on Wednesday before rowdy lawmakers and a splintered cabinet that threatens to fall apart. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Britain targets a third of electricity from offshore wind by 2030

Britain plans to generate a third of its electricity from offshore wind farms by 2030 and boost the value of exports of offshore wind services and equipment to 2.6 billion pounds (3.4 billion dollars) a year, the government said on Thursday.

NSE chief urges higher governance standards

The Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Oscar Onyema, has called on African businesses to embrace higher governance standards to facilitate the inflow of funds needed to position the continent to leverage gains of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
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Expert: Poor sanitation, unsafe drinking water major challenges in Africa

A don, Emmanuel Akpabio, has identified unsafe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene as major challenges in developing countries with dire consequences of avoidable deaths and diseases.
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164 UN member-states unanimously adopt Global Migration Compact

A total of 164 UN member-countries attending the two-day Intergovernmental Conference on Migration on Monday in Marrakech, Morocco, unanimously adopted the Global Compact for Migration (GCM).
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Abuja to host Cycling FCT in January

All is now set for Cycling FCT 2019 that will further create cycling infrastructure platforms, entrench cycling as a culture, a way of life that will change lifestyle and improve health in Nigeria, organisers say

Ibe Kachikwu: Three modular refineries to begin operations in 2019

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has said there are strong indications that three out of the 40 planned modular refineries would come on stream by end of 2019.

UNILAG signs MOU on 26th NUGA Games

The management of University of Lagos (Unilag) will on Friday sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the 2019 Nigerian University Games Association (Nuga) Games.

Yemi Kale: NBS to measure level of poverty in Nigeria

The Statistician General of the Federation, Mr Yemi Kale, says the National Bureau of Statistics will commence the Nigeria Living Standard Survey from September 27.
Niger State, the former breadbasket of Nigeria, is commonly known as a resource-rich territory and mining area. [Martin Zinggl|Al Jazeera]

MIREMCO: Mining operators ignoring community agreements’ll be penalised

The Mineral Resources and Environmental Management Committee (MIREMCO) has said henceforth, mining operators operating in any community without a Community Development Agreement (CDA) would be penalised for such unlawful actions.
Senator Ita Solomon Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate),

PIGB: Nigerians should be glad President Buhari withheld assent – Senator Enang

Presidential aide, Sen. Ita Enang, has said that rather than expressing displeasure, Nigerians should be glad that President Muhammadu Buhari withheld assent to the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB).

Oshodi transport terminals ready by October – official

The three terminals under construction at the ongoing Oshodi Transport Interchange will be ready by October this year, the project Manager, Mr Abiodun Otunola, has said.

Maritime University gets NUC’s approval – Presidency

The Presidency on Wednesday said the Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State, has finally been granted approval by the National Universities Commission.

N10.69bn Green Bond to be listed on NSE, FMDQ in January – DMO

Debt Management Office (DMO) on Friday said Federal Government’s maiden N10.69 billion Green Bond, when concluded, would be listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

10 cases of sexual harassment recorded at UN climate talks

As many as 10 participants in the Bonn climate talks filed complaints of sexual harassment during the conference, according to a spokesman for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Senate summons minister Kayode Fayemi over neglect of lead poisoning victims

The Senate on Tuesday summoned the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Kayode Fayemi, to appear before it over the neglect of communities and victims affected by lead poisoning in Zamfara State.

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EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Sri Lankan security personnel walk past debris next to a dead body slumped over a bench following an explosion in St Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, north of the capital Colombo, on April 21, 2019. – A series of eight devastating bomb blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on April 21, killing nearly 160 people, including dozens of foreigners. (Photo by STR / AFP) / GRAPHIC CONTENT

Sri Lanka bomber queued at hotel buffet then unleashed devastation

The suicide bomber waited patiently in a queue for the Easter Sunday breakfast buffet at Sri Lanka’s Cinnamon Grand hotel before setting off explosives strapped to his back.
An inside view of St Anthony's Shrine after the explosion. [Chamila Karunarathne-Anadolu Agency-Getty Images]

Death toll in Sri Lanka blasts rises to 207

The toll in a series of eight blasts in Sri Lanka on Sunday has risen to at least 207, with over 450 people wounded, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said.
Bayern Munich’s Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches (R) jumps for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Bayern Munich vs SV Werder Bremen on April 21, 2019 in Munich. (Photo by Guenter SCHIFFMANN - AFP) -

Renato Sanches wants to leave Bayern Munich

One-time wonderkid Renato Sanches has repeated his desire to leave Bayern Munich after another year in which he has struggled to break into the first team.
Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) and Juventus’ Italian forward Federico Bernardeschi, both with their head covered in foam, joke and celebrate after Juventus secured its 8th consecutive Italian 2018/19 “Scudetto” Serie A championships, after winning the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Fiorentina on April 20, 2019 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. (Photo by Isabella BONOTTO / AFP)

Cristiano Ronaldo the future but Juventus need more to conquer Europe

Massimiliano Allegri insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo was the future of Juventus and the Portuguese superstar said he was “1,000 percent committed to staying” but despite sealing an eighth consecutive Serie A title the Turin giants need to find more if they want to conquer Europe next season.
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Five facts about Queen Elizabeth II as she turns 93

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her birthday on Sunday, marking 93 years in the public glare.