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Pope to visit Peru region hard hit by floods

Pope Francis was set Saturday to hold a huge outdoor mass in a coastal region of Peru struggling to rebuild in the wake of devastating floods last year.

Pope Francis arrives Peru for four-day visit

Pope Francis arrived Thursday in Peru on the final leg of his South American trip, where he will meet indigenous people and hear firsthand how the country’s gold rush is destroying large areas of their Amazon homeland.

Hoodlums attack churches in Chile three days ahead of Pope’s visit

Vandals in Santiago attacked three churches before dawn on Friday, throwing homemade bombs that caused minor damage and leaving notes threatening Pope Francis just three days ahead of the pontiff’s visit to Chile next week, police said.

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Rivers civil servants to get promotion arrears

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Tuesday assured civil servants of his government’s readiness to pay their promotion areas.

Kaduna government warns of flash floods in five councils

Kaduna State Government has warned of an imminent flood in five local government areas of the state.

Biafra: Police arrest, detain over 50 MASSOB members in Imo

Over 50 members of Igbo separatist group Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB) celebrating ‘Biafra Day’ have been detained at the Imo State Police headquarters, Owerri, following their arrested by the authorities.

Governor Bello warns contractors handling projects in Kogi

Kogi State Governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello, has warned contractors handling projects across the state to expedite work in order to deliver on their contractual agreements.

Senate invasion: I won’t answer your questions – Senator Omo-Agege tells panel

The embattled lawmaker, Ovie Omo-Agege, on Tuesday told an investigative panel he would not comment on the subject he was invited for.