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Australian authorities are planning to evacuate thousands more people on Monday from flood-affected suburbs in Sydney’s west.

Australia to evacuate thousands as Sydney faces worst floods in 60 years

Australian authorities are planning to evacuate thousands more people on Monday from flood-affected suburbs in Sydney’s west.
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Facebook blocks news content in Australia

Facebook has blocked Australian users from sharing or viewing news content on the platform, causing much alarm over public access to key information.
Rescuers search for survivors at a collapsed building in Mamuju in Western Sulawesi on Friday after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake [Firdaus- AFP]

Quake aftershock rocks Indonesia as search continues

An aftershock hit Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, on Saturday, as rescue workers searched for people trapped under rubble after an earthquake killed about 45 people, injured hundreds and sent thousands fleeing in terror.
Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

Speaker: House of Reps would legislate on comprehensive reforms in Aviation sector

Nigeria’s Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila on Tuesday said the House would legislative for the comprehensive reform of the Aviation sector as it is a critical component of the nations economic growth.
Livestock and native animals that could not escape were destroyed by the fires, and as the Australian climate heats scientists say more extreme fires can be expected [Saeed Khan-AFP]

Australia faces more fires, drought as climate continues to heat

Australia’s climate is expected become hotter and drier, increasing the risk of drought and extreme weather events such as the bushfires that devastated swathes of southeastern Australia in the last southern hemisphere summer, according to the latest climate report from the country’s weather bureau.

Firefighter dies while battling inferno

A volunteer firefighter died Monday while fighting bushfires that are raging across eastern Australia, the Rural Fire Service reported.
Firefighters try to protect homes along the Old Hume Highway near the town of Tahmoor. Three firefighters were hospitalised after being ‘enveloped’ by fire and 20 structures are estimated to have been lost. Dean Lewins-EPA

State of emergency declared as bushfires rage in Australia

A state of emergency was declared in Australia’s most populated region on Thursday as an unprecedented heatwave fanned out-of-control bushfires, destroying homes and smothering huge areas with toxic smoke.
An unprecedented number of out of control bushfires have threatened vast areas in the Australian states of New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland, authorities have said.

Death toll in Australia bushfires rises to four

The death toll from devastating bushfires in eastern Australia has risen to four after a man’s body was discovered in a scorched area of bushland, police said Thursday.

Four dead after strong quake rocks eastern Indonesia

Four people have died after a strong earthquake struck Indonesia’s remote Maluku islands Thursday, destroying homes and triggering landslides that buried at least one of the victims.
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Climate change: NiMet signs MoU with IBB university

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has formally signed of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Abuja with the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU), Lapai, Niger, to promote activities relating to meteorology/climatology and climate change in Nigeria.
Indonesian officials say the death toll could rise further after a tsunami hit Sunda Strait [Fauzy Chaniago-AP Photo]

Experts: Indonesian tsunami almost impossible to predict

At least 222 people have been killed and over 800 injured following a powerful tsunami that hit the Sunda Strait in Indonesia on Saturday evening, sending waves crashing into the islands of Sumatra and Java with no warning.
Cars were rolled over after the tsunami hit Sunda Strait, in Anyer, Banten [EPA-EFE-BNPB]

Indonesia tsunami kills scores, hundreds injured

At least 62 people have been killed and hundreds injured after a volcano-triggered tsunami hit both sides of Indonesia's Sunda Strait on Saturday, sending a wall of water crashing some 20 metres inland and sweeping away hundreds of homes and hotels, officials and witnesses have 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.

One killed, over 1,000 buildings damaged after strong quake hit Indonesia

A powerful quake has left one person dead, about 1,100 houses, buildings and public facilities destroyed in Indonesia, an official said on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks walk in Tunis, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, Tunisia, April 29, 2021. Picture taken April 29, 2021. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi/File Photo

Tunisia announces one-week coronavirus lockdown from Sunday

Tunisia will impose a COVID-19 lockdown for one week from Sunday, Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi said on Friday, ahead of next week’s Eid al-Fitr holiday when families and friends traditionally gather.
Mikel Arteta says he has had to adapt his tactical approach much more than he expected since taking over as Arsenal boss, due to the composition of his squad.

Popular Nigerian pastor wants Arsenal boss sacked after Europa League exit

General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has called for the sack of Mikel Arteta, following Arsenal’s exit in the semi-finals of the Europa League.

ABSU kidnap: Only one student left with hoodlums – official

After search and rescue efforts for the kidnapped Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU) students, the state government has confirmed that only one student is left with the hoodlums.
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Lagos council poll: New APC nomination fee outrageous – group

The new nomination guidelines for Lagos local government poll aspirants by the All Progressives Congress (APC) is drawing criticisms from different quarters. One of such criticisms is coming from the Lagos4Lagos movement, a group within the party.
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South Africa losing cultural landmarks like Apartheid Museum to coronavirus

A pair of boxing gloves worn by Nelson Mandela at the height of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa lie under a thick layer of dust in a darkened room, the silence broken only by the thud of moths nose-diving onto the glass display case.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he delivers a speech to supporters following the announcement of exit polls in Israel's general election at his Likud party headquarters in Jerusalem March 24, 2021. REUTERS-Ammar Awad

Israeli premier’s two main rivals seek chance to form government after he fails

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's two main political rivals each asked the president on Wednesday for the chance to try to form a government, after Netanyahu failed to meet an overnight deadline to assemble a coalition.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

May Day: Benue governor assures workers of steady welfare

Gov. Samuel Ortom has assured Benue State workers of steady welfare in spite of continuous dwindling resources in the country and other challenges facing the state.
Hansi Flick gave a vague response on his future at Bayern Munich amid links with the Germany job following their Champions League elimination on Tuesday night.

Oliver Bierhoff: Hansi Flick would be an excellent national coach

Hansi Flick "would make an excellent national coach", according to German Football Association (DFB) national team director Oliver Bierhoff, who has described the outgoing Bayern Munich boss as someone who "brings people together".
The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says, it will test run the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge line early February.

Kaduna: SEMA raises alarm over vandalism of rail tracks

The Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency has expressed concern over vandalism of rail tracks in Kaduna and called for measures to stop the unpatriotic act.
PANDEF’s National Publicity Secretary Ken Robinson gave the advice in a statement he issued on Friday in Warri, Delta.

PANDEF: Nigeria may collapse under insecurity

The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has raised the alarm that Nigeria’s collapse is inevitable if the spate of insecurity across the country continues unabated.