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Niger government approves N145 million to determine quantity of crude oil deposit

The Niger Government on Thursday said that it had approved N145 million for a consultation into determining the quantity of hydro-carbon (crude oil) deposit in the state.

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Chy Schwimmer: Pilgrimage sites’ll boost Nigeria’s economy

President, Association of Virtuous Women in Pilgrimage and Tourism of Nigeria (AVWOPAT), Dr. Chy Schwimmer, has said that pilgrimage sites that are strategically positioned across Nigeria could boost the country’s economy.
Fire fighters posted this image from the scene of the incident at Beverley Airfield, near Levan in Humberside, last night. ( Twitter-Driffield Fire Station )

Police: Two killed in light Aircraft crash in East England

A light plane has crashed in the East of England leaving both the pilot and a passenger killed, Humberside Police said on Thursday.
Portuguese shepherd Fernando Moura, 49, milks a goat near Loriga, at Serra da Estrela mountain, in center Portugal on September 21, 2018. - Hoping to contain wildfires that threaten its mountains each year, Portugal's government has hired goats to munch through undergrowth and create natural, cost-effective fire barriers. For the next five years, goats have one mission -- to roam across the slopes of the central Serra da Estrela range and clear around 50 hectares (123.5 acres) of scrubland to create the natural firewalls. (Photo by Francisco LEONG / AFP)

Goat brigades help battle Portugal’s deadly wildfires

Fernando Moura and his herd may not look like heroes but the Portuguese farmer and his 370 goats are the latest recruits in the country's battle against summer forest fires.
This handout picture released by the Spanish Ministry of the Presidency on October 10, 2018 shows wreckages of cars and debris laying on a flooded street in Sant Llorenc des Cardassar, on the Spanish Balearic island of Majorca, on October 10, 2018. - At least nine people died, including two British nationals, and six others were missing in devastating flash floods on the Spanish holiday island of Majorca, authorities said. (Photo by Fernando CALVO / Spanish Ministry of the Presidency / AFP) /

Five-year-old among three still missing in deadly Majorca floods

Hundreds of rescue workers searched desperately Thursday for a five-year-old boy and two Germans still missing on Spain's holiday island of Majorca after flash floods tore through streets and swept away cars, killing 10 people.

Aiteo Cup: Gbenga Ogunbote happy with Rangers progress to final

Enugu Rangers head coach, Gbenga Ogunbote, is relieved to see his side book a place in the final of the Aiteo Federation Cup following Wednesday’s 4-2 semi-final win against Nasarawa United.