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Muhammadu Buhari ‘the dead’ and his body double

The notorious rumour in circulation on Nigerian streets sounds every bit like a citation from a James Hadley Chase. Chase had a pleasant notoriety with his crime fiction novels that hold you spellbound. With a gloating slide to it, the rumour is trending, with celebrated gusto, about the “death” of the man Nigerians elected into office in May, 2015.

Hurricane Michael reaches Category 2, threatens southern US

Hurricane Michael strengthened to a Category 2 storm with 100-mile-per-hour winds on Tuesday as Florida's governor warned it could bring "total devastation" to parts of the southern US state.

Nigeria urges states with nuclear weapons to dismantle, renounce them

Nigeria has urged nuclear weapons capable States to dismantle and renounce them to avoid catastrophic consequences on humanity.

UN urges nuclear-test ban to prevent ‘catastrophic impact’

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for nuclear test ban to prevent “catastrophic impact” on humanity and eliminate nuclear weapons across the world.

Antonio Guterres: Fears of nuclear war still with us

The fears of nuclear war are still with humanity, 73 years since the catastrophic Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombs in August 1945, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says.

Antonio Guterres: Fears of nuclear war still with us

The fears of nuclear war are still with humanity, 73 years since the catastrophic Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombs in August 1945, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, stated this at the commemoration of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan.
A man protects himself from the rain with an umbrella in Tokyo on July 28, 2018, as the country braces for Typhoon Jongdari. A powerful typhoon hurtled towards Japan on July 28, prompting local authorities to issue early evacuation orders, with western areas recently devastated by floods and landslides in the storm's crosshairs. Martin BUREAU / AFP

Typhoon slams into Japan, approaches disaster-hit regions

A powerful typhoon slammed into central Japan early Sunday, prompting local authorities to issue evacuation orders, with western areas recently devastated by floods and landslides in the storm's crosshairs.
Disaster-hit Japan braces for powerful typhoon Jongdari

Disaster-hit Japan braces for powerful typhoon

A powerful typhoon hurtled towards Japan on Saturday, prompting local authorities to issue early evacuation orders, with western areas recently devastated by floods and landslides in the storm's crosshairs.
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Five killed, thousands taken to hospital as heat wave hits Japan

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, temperature topped 35 Celsius degrees at 186 of its 927 monitoring points, including areas in Hiroshima and Okayama which have just been hit by a record torrential rain from July 5.
Japan - The whereabouts of 92 people are unknown [Kyodo via Reuters]

Japan rescuers go house to house as flood toll hits 156

Hopes of finding survivors were fading on Tuesday as rescue workers carried out house-to-house searches after days of deadly floods and landslides that have claimed 156 lives in Japan’s worst weather-related disaster for decades.
Rescue operations continue at a collapsed house on July 8, 2018 in Kumano, Hiroshima, Japan - Getty Images

Japan struggles to deliver relief to victims of worst floods in decades

Japan struggled on Tuesday to restore utilities after its worst weather disaster in 36 years killed 155 people, with survivors facing health risks from broiling temperatures and a lack of water, while rescuers kept up a grim search for victims.
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57 dead as Japan scrambles to rescue Japan flood victims

The death toll from record rains that have devastated parts of Japan rose Sunday to at least 57, officials said, as rescue workers and troops struggled in the mud and water to save lives.
Japan - The whereabouts of 92 people are unknown [Kyodo via Reuters]

Japan floods death toll rises as premier warns of ‘race against time’

Nearly 80 people are believed to be dead in Japan after three days of torrential rain that prompted rivers to burst their banks.
An aerial view of the flooded Asakura City, Fukuoka prefecture. At least 15 people are dead after huge floods swept away houses in southern Japan. STR-AFP-Getty Images

Twenty dead as record Japan rains prompt mass evacuations

The death toll from record downpours in Japan jumped to at least 20, with more than 1.9 million people ordered to evacuate on Saturday, as heavy rain continued to strike large areas in the west of the country.
The relief of the discovery of hidden Christians (Oura Cathedral)

Japan Christian sites added to UNESCO World Heritage List

A dozen Christian locations in parts of southern Japan where members of the faith were once brutally persecuted were selected for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage list on Saturday.

Bayern Munich and Japanese FA unveil partnership deal

German champions Bayern Munich and the Japan Football Association (JFA) on Monday announced a partnership agreement with a focus on youth talent and the exchange of training knowledge.

IPOB urged to listen to Ohanaeze’s advise on Biafra agitation

The Buhari Support Organisation has called on Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to adopt Political Diplomacy and carefully listen to the wise counsel of President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo worldwide, Chief John Nnia Nwodo.

Biafra: Listen to Ohanaeze, adopt political diplomacy – BSO tells IPOB

The Buhari Support Organisation, BSO, on Sunday advised the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to adopt political diplomacy rather than get confrontational.

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The US military has said it killed 62 al-Shabab fighters in six air raids on Saturday and Sunday in the vicinity of Gandarsh in Somalia's south-central Banaadir province.

US army says 62 al-Shabab fighters killed in Somalia air strikes

The US military has said it killed 62 al-Shabab fighters in six air raids on Saturday and Sunday in the vicinity of Gandarsh in Somalia's south-central Banaadir province.

Simi, Ahmed Musa, others win at 2018 The Future Awards

Alternative music star Simisola Ogunleye aka Simi, actress, Zainab Balogun, internet comedian, Mark Angel and footballer, Ahmed Musa, won prizes at the 2018 ‘The Future Awards’.

CAF: No decision on 2021 Nations Cup hosts

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has confirmed that no decision has been taken to force Ivory Coast to host the 2023 Nations Cup rather than 2021.
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UAE promises boost for Osun economy as Gboyega Oyetola meets envoy

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the weekend offered to partner Osun State to boost the state’s economy.
Afropop sensation, Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid pulled a show stopping sold-out show in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Wizkid thrills Abuja revellers in sold-out concert

Afropop sensation Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid pulled a show stopping sold-out show in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).