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Michael weakened to a tropical storm Thursday after wreaking havoc along Florida's Gulf Coast, flooding homes and streets, ripping away roofs and snapping trees and power lines as it roared ashore as a raging Category 4 hurricane.
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.
U.S. President Donald Trump claimed on Thursday that the death toll from hurricanes that lashed Puerto Rico in 2017 was cooked up by opposition Democrats to hurt him politically.
Fierce hurricanes, heat waves, floods and wildfires ravaged the planet in 2017, as scientists said the role of climate change in causing or worsening certain natural disasters has grown increasingly clear.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for a one billion dollars donor contributions to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to fund life-saving works in Nigeria and other countries.
Swiss reinsurance giant Swiss Re said Thursday that hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and the Mexican earthquakes pushed it deeply into the red in the first nine months of this year.
Total insured market losses from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and two earthquakes in Mexico this year came to around $95 billion, reinsurance group Swiss Re announced Friday.
Britain and Ireland braced Sunday for a lashing from Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean, after it dumped heavy rains on Portugal’s Azores islands.
President Donald Trump on Sunday defended US efforts to bring relief to storm-battered Puerto Rico, even as one island official said Trump was trying to gloss over "things that are not going well."
The Federal Government has directed evacuation of Nigerians in some countries in the Caribbean Islands especially in Commonwealth of Dominica after the devastating effects of hurricane in the area.
US President Donald Trump has announced plans to travel to Puerto Rico as critics charge him with failing to respond adequately to the humanitarian crisis facing the island's 3.4 million residents.
Hurricane Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm early on Monday as it marched up the US state of Florida's northwestern coast, with its eye located about 40km northeast of the vulnerable Tampa area.
Hurricane Irma is closing in on the Florida Keys, as thousands of people nervously wait to find out whether their homes will be spared or savaged by the furious storm.
Venus Williams pondered 20 years of success and setbacks since reaching her first US Open final on Tuesday after moving one victory shy of another New York hard courts championship match.
Nigeria’s downstream sector records a yearly income of 56 billion dollars, Mr Abayomi Awobokun, Chief Executive Officer, Enyo Retail and Supply Limited, has said.
Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman has suggested Arsene Wenger could be the ideal replacement for Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea.
A member of the National Assembly representing Langtang South/Langtang North Federal Constituency of Plateau State, Hon Beni Lar, has cried out that her constituency is under siege of political thugs ahead of the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections holding on Saturday.
A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and strong ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, Engr. Kailani Muhammad, has said that, the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is desperate to be president of Nigeria.
Suspected herdsmen on Wednesday killed 16 persons and injured two others during an invasion of Ebete community in Usha council ward of Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State.
The National Bureau of Statistics on Friday released the Consumer Price Index which measures inflation. The index dropped to 11.37 per cent in January 2019.
Ekiti State Governor Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday assured workers of his administration’s commitment to regular payment workers’ salary for effective and efficient service delivery.
Ex–international Raphael Ndukwe has charged coach Gernot Rohr to give more opportunities to players who didn’t play the qualification matches to the AFCON as the team gets set for the tournament holding in Egypt in the month of June.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kano State says it will commence distribution of sensitive materials across the 44 local government areas of the state on Wednesday.
The trial of the Founder of DAAR Communications Plc., Raymond Dokpesi, was on Wednesday stalled at the Federal High Court, Abuja, due to absence of his counsel, Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN).