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Sierra Leone mudslide: UN steps up effort to aid displaced families

UN agencies are stepping up efforts to aid displaced families affected by the deadly flooding and landslides in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, and surrounding areas.

109 children die in Sierra Leone mudslide

As UN agencies step up efforts to aid displaced families affected by the deadly mudslides fin Sierra Leon’s capital, Freetown and surrounding areas. reports say 109 children have been killed in the disaster.

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US Secretary of Defense James Mattis hosts an enhanced honor cordon welcoming German Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen at the Pentagon on June 20, 2018 in Washington,DC. | AFP PHOTO | Nicholas Kamm

US cutting counterterror forces in Africa

The Pentagon is reducing its counterterrorism forces in Africa and studying whether to make similar moves elsewhere in the world as part of a broad effort to shift American military focus toward what it calls threats from Russia and China.

NIPOST revokes licences of 30 courier companies

The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has revoked the licences of 30-courier companies in the country.
Kelechi Iheanacho (middle) against South Africa in June 2017.

AFCON: 17,000 tickets sold for Bafana Bafana vs Super Eagles

Officials have said that after a slow start ticket sales have picked up and at the last count at least 17,000 tickets for tomorrow’s 2019 AFCON qualifier between home team South Africa and the Super Eagles.

PenCom recovers N14.7 billion unremitted contributions

National Pension Commission (PenCom) is working out a modality for contributors to use part of their funds as mortgage.
The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

NLC dares governors over N30,000 minimum wage

The organised labour has rejected the governors’ claim that states cannot pay N30,000 minimum wage if it is eventually approved.