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Dozens feared dead in Niger boat accident

Forty-three people, most of them from Benin, are missing after an overloaded boat sank in the Niger River, a local official said Thursday.
Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, pauses for reporters as he and other senior bipartisan House and Senate negotiators try to strike a border security compromise in hope of avoiding another government shutdown, at the Capitol in in Washington, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

US lawmakers announce tentative deal on wall, shutdown

US lawmakers announced late Monday an agreement in principle to avoid another government shutdown, with nearly $1.4 billion in money for construction of a wall on the border with Mexico, as President Donald Trump pushed his politically explosive crusade at a rally in the frontier city of El Paso.

Paris sues Airbnb for $14 million over illegal advertisements

The City of Paris is suing Airbnb for publishing 1,000 illegal rentals adverts, which could cost the American rental website more than 12.5 million euros ($14 million), the mayor of Paris told a newspaper in an interview published on Sunday.

Andy Burnham: Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany is a giant of a man

Vincent Kompany will be remembered by fans throughout football for the way he conducts himself on and off the pitch, according to the Mayor of Manchester Andy Burnham.
Tlaxiaco Mayor Alejandro Aparicio Santiago

Gunmen kill mayor on first day in office

A local mayor in Mexico, Alejandro Aparicio Santiago, has been gunned down on his first day of office on New Year’s Day.

Police arrest suspected killers of contractor in Enugu

The Police Command in Enugu State, says it has arrested six suspected gunmen that killed a popular road contractor, “Johnbull’’, in the outskirt of c metropolis.
Four people were wounded and two killed in a shooting at a Tallahassee yoga studio. Photograph- Steve Cannon-AP

Two die, several injured in US yoga studio shooting

A gunman killed two people and injured several others at a yoga studio in Florida’s state capital Tallahassee on Friday before apparently taking his own life, the local police chief said.

Donald Trump, wife Melania to visit storm-ravaged Florida Panhandle

Unites States President, Donald Trump, and First Lady, Melania, will visit Florida’s storm-ravaged Panhandle on Monday, the White House announced.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State

Nyesom Wike orders reconstruction of burnt Port Harcourt market

Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has directed the immediate reconstruction of the burnt Fruit and Vegetable Market in Port Harcourt.

Nyesom Wike, Rotimi Amaechi visit victims of fire outbreak

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has met with traders at the burnt Fruit and Vegetable Market, D/Line, Port Harcourt, where he directed the Special Adviser on Special Projects to immediately re-design the market and commence reconstruction processes.
Sadiq Khan

Fresh push for second Brexit vote faces race against time

Britain’s main anti-Brexit party ramped up calls Tuesday for a second referendum — but time could be running out as Britain approaches the last six months before leaving the EU.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis believes the mayor of Naples should fund renovations to the Stadio San Paolo.

Napoli president criticises Naples mayor for ‘terrible management’ in ad

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis took out a full-page advertisement in Italian newspapers on Sunday to criticise the mayor of Naples after he said he would never listen to him again.

Suspected rebels attack Eastern Congo, abduct 15

Suspected rebels kidnapped 15 people after an attack on the North-Eastern City of Beni in Congo, the Mayor said on Saturday.
Nollywood actor Chinedu Ikedieze

Nollywood actor Chinedu Ikedieze honoured in US

Nollywood actor, Chinedu Ikedieze a.k.a Aki, has added another feather to his cap with the honorarium as a distinguished visitor to the city of Miami, Florida.

London mayor approves Donald Trump baby balloon protest

London mayor Sadiq Khan has given the green light for a giant Trump Baby balloon to be flown close to the UK Parliament during U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to London on Friday, July 13, it was reported Friday.
Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili (Tanauan City's Hope-Facebook)

Philippine Mayor Antonio Halili assassinated during ceremony

A Philippine mayor who paraded suspected drug dealers through the streets of his city, but also alleged to have drug ties himself, was shot dead while attending a weekly flag-raising ceremony.

Three killed in London after being hit by train

Three people died in south London after being hit by a train, police said Monday, amid reports they may have been graffiti artists.

Governor Dickson, Houston mayor to collaborate on industrialisation of Bayelsa

The Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner, has pledged to collaborate with Governor Seriake Dickson on the industrialization of Bayelsa State in Nigeria.

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Nigeria’s downstream sector records $56 billion revenue yearly

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.
Arsene Wenger

David Seaman: Arsene Wenger would be ‘great’ as Chelsea boss

Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman has suggested Arsene Wenger could be the ideal replacement for Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea.
Beni Lar

Beni Lar: My constituency under siege

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.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Kailani Muhammad: Atiku Abubakar is desperate to be president

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 kill 16, injure two in Benue

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.