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Governor Fintiri: I will sign executive order to recover looted property

Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa says he will soon sign an executive order for house-to-house search to recover government and private property looted by some hoodlums across the state.
The Director General, Lagos Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has confirmed that 30 adults were injured, 23 buildings and 15 vehicles were also destroyed by the Iju-Ishaga tanker explosion.

30 injured, 23 buildings, 15 vehicles destroyed in Lagos tanker explosion

The Director General, Lagos Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has confirmed that 30 adults were injured, 23 buildings and 15 vehicles were also destroyed by the Iju-Ishaga tanker explosion.
A don, Prof. Leke Oduwaye, on Monday urged Lagos State Government to prosecute owners of buildings blocking drainage right-of -way to guard against flooding.

Residents count losses as flood ravages Kaduna communities

The constant rainfalls have made several communities in Kaduna metropolis and environs suffer damages following a heavy downpour that resulted in flooding which submerged some houses, farmlands and destroyed properties.

Flood destroys property in Kaduna community

Many houses have been submerged in Asikolaye, Kaduna South Local Government Area, destroying property of residents.
National Emergency Management Agency NEMA

Flood: NEMA urges Ekiti residents to obey environmental laws

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has urged Ekiti residents to obey environmental laws of the state to avert the flood predicted to accompany heavy rains in many states including Ekiti.
National Emergency Management Agency NEMA

NEMA: Eight million people prone to flood disaster in Lagos

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Tuesday warned that no fewer than eight million residents of Lagos State were prone to flood disaster.
Adama Barrow of The Gambia

Gambia’s health system near collapse amid pandemic

The Gambia has seen over a 70% rise in coronavirus cases last week, and its health sector is crumbling under the weight of the deadly virus.
Marie Claude Najem, who was heckled by protesters in a damaged Beirut street two days after the explosion, submitted her resignation to Prime Minister Hassan Diab, whose government was set to meet later in the day to discuss the August 4 disaster.

Lebanon justice minister third to quit over Beirut blast

Lebanon’s justice minister quit on Monday in the third cabinet resignation since a deadly blast blamed on state negligence ripped through the capital, a ministry official told AFP.
Lebanon mourned on Thursday the victims of the most powerful blast to hit a country that has already been struck down by an economic crisis, as rescuers searched for those missing since the explosion flattened Beirut port and devastated the city.

Beirut blast: Judge orders detention of top officials

A Beirut judge has ordered the detention of the director of Beirut judge customs and a port director, after the massive blast which ripped through the capital city’s port.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

India coronavirus deaths pass 30,000 as US tops four million cases

India’s death toll from the novel coronavirus overtook France’s on Friday with 30,601 fatalities and nearly 50,000 new cases overnight, official data showed.

Somalia commission to probe killing of seven health workers

Somalia is to set up a regional commission to probe the killing of seven health workers and report publicly within a month.
Migrants rescued in the Atlantic Ocean rest in a tent waiting to be transferred by the police, in the port of Arguineguin on the island of Gran Canaria, Spain, May 26, 2020. REUTERS-Borja Suarez

Wave of migration strains Spain’s Canary Islands amid pandemic

About 80 African migrants packed aboard two fishing boats landed on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria on Tuesday, adding to the hundreds of new arrivals now stuck there while the coronavirus lockdown prevents transfers to the mainland.
‘Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands. It’s clear that hand washing and social distance are the two biggest things to do.’ Vladimir Gerdo-TASS

Old people in U.S. complain of discrimination amid pandemic

On the good days, Bonnie Reed believes that, for the first time in a long time, just about everyone is united for a common cause – to protect society’s most vulnerable citizens against the coronavirus.
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has announced that the state government will give free foods to residents of the state.

Cross River releases N79 million for micro projects

The Cross River State Government has commenced the disbursement of N79 million to activate the implementation of 21 micro projects across some communities in the state as part of multi-sectoral intervention to Covid-19.

Pandemic hits aid work in sub-Saharan Africa

Desperately needed aid for millions of people across sub-Saharan Africa is under threat as the deadly coronavirus pandemic sweeps a continent already facing a volley of crises.
Former England striker Gary Lineker has entered self-isolation after his son George displayed coronavirus symptoms.

Gary Lineker defends Premier League footballers from salary critics

Former Tottenham and England striker Gary Lineker has called for patience amid claims that Premier League footballers are refusing to accept salary cuts during the Covid-19 outbreak.
One of the victims of the fast-spreading coronavirus has reportedly died in Ghana, authorities have confirmed.

As rich nations battle coronavirus, anxiety grows for low-income states

As Europe and the United States struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic, aid groups warn that without measures millions could die in low-income countries and war zones such as Syria and Yemen, where hygiene conditions are already dire.
Rescue team on Thursday, March 19, recovered one more body, a male, from the rubble of the explosion site at Ado Soba, in Abule Ado, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State which occurred last Sunday.

Lagos explosion death toll hits 21

Rescue team on Thursday, March 19, recovered one more body, a male, from the rubble of the explosion site at Ado Soba, in Abule Ado, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State which occurred last Sunday.

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Ondo governor approves second term inauguration committee

Ahead of his inauguration for the second term in office, Ondo State governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Friday approved the setting up of a 25-member committee.
3. At least 27 police stations were incinerated last week in Lagos, after violence erupted across the commercial hub as a fallout of the military shooting of unarmed protesters in Lekki.

#EndSARS: Lagos government directs MDAs to forward list of destroyed properties

Sequel to the recent unrest in Lagos State which resulted in wanton destruction to some government properties, items, and valuables, the state government on Friday directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to send the list of all affected properties, items and other valuables in their domain.
Liberian President George Weah on Friday inaugurated a new national carrier for the West African country, named Lone Star Air, about 30 years after the country’s previous airline went bust.

Liberia launches new national carrier ‘Lone Star Air’

Liberian President George Weah on Friday inaugurated a new national carrier for the West African country, named Lone Star Air, about 30 years after the country’s previous airline went bust.
John Nkengasong, Africa's Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), speaks during an interview with Reuters at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 11, 2020. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

Africa CDC warns of possible second wave of virus infection

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Friday urged the African continent to brace itself for possible second wave COVID-19 infections.
Ms Comfort Lamptey, UN Women Country Representative to Nigeria, gave the commendation during the launch of activities to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the UNSCR 1325 in Abuja.

UN lauds Nigeria for implementing programmes on women

The United Nations (UN) has commended the Federal Government on the implementation of its (UN) Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) 1325 programmes on women, peace and security in Nigeria.