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L-R- Senator Adolphous Igbeke, Dr Obiora Okonkwo (Dikeora) and Vice President of Ochanja Central Market Chief Nwabueze Umeh when Okonkwo visited the market to commiserate with victims of the fire incident

Obiora Okonkwo donates cash to victims, ambulance to Ochanja market

The founder of Pro-Value Humanity Foundation, Dr Obiora Okonkwo (Dikeora), has donated cash to the injured victims of Onitsha fuel tanker fire disaster in Onitsha, Anambra State.

Flood: Badagry residents count losses in homes, churches, farmlands

Residents of some communities in Badagry area of Lagos State have continued counting their losses due to flooding after many hours of weekend rainfall which destroyed homes, churches, shops and farmlands.

Xenophobia: SERAP asks African Commission to sue South Africa, seeks $10 billion for victims

The organization also urged the commission to “seek in the case to the African Court, punitive damages and adequate compensation of $10 billion (USD) on behalf of hundreds of Nigerian victims and their families. This amount will sufficiently take into account individual harm suffered by victims.”

Xenophobia: What President Buhari’s special envoy told South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Envoy to South Africa expressed “concern at recent events in South Africa” during a meeting with President Cyril Ramaphosa, the latter’s spokesperson has said.

South Africa police say two charred bodies found in Johannesburg store

South African police on Wednesday said they found two charred bodies in a shop in the Johannesburg township of Alexandra, bringing the death toll from xenophobic attacks to seven.g

South Africa arrests 90 for xenophobic attacks, looting

No fewer than 90 persons have been arrested in connection with the xenophobic attacks on foreigners, especially Nigerians in South Africa, the government has stated.
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.

Flood destroys worship centres, farmlands, houses in Abuja

Ten houses, two worship centres, farmlands, shops and assorted property worth millions of naira have been destroyed by flood in Gudaba community of Kuje area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), newsmen report.
Flood covers Galadimawa in FCT as farmer gets trapped on tree top

Flood destroys worship centres, farmlands, houses in Kuje

Ten houses, two worship centres, farmlands, shops and assorted property worth millions of naira have been destroyed by flood in Gudaba community of Kuje area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
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Bayelsa council polls: Apathy, boycott characterise process

Voter apathy and boycott by the dominant opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) characterised the local government elections in Bayelsa on Saturday.
Sudanese demonstrators gather near the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 15, 2019. – Sudanese protest organisers called on their supporters to mobilise outside the army headquarters, saying there was an attempt to “disperse the sit-in” where thousands have camped out for 10 days. (Photo by AHMED MUSTAFA / AFP)

Troops deploy as Sudan braces for mass protest

Troops were deployed on Sunday in Sudan's capital ahead of a planned mass protest against the country's ruling generals, amid international calls for restraint to prevent a new crackdown on demonstrators.

Outrage as flood sacks residents from Lagos community

Several residents of Jimoh Akinremi area of Akowonjo in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State have been sacked from their homes after one week of downpour.

Senator Okorocha: Governor Ihedioha is after my family with thugs

Former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has accused the task force on recovery of government properties of making bold their threat to mob his family for allegedly withholding some government properties in their possession.
Muslim men in front of a mosque in Kiniyama, Sri Lanka, after a mob attacked it. Dinuka Liyanawatte-Reuters

Sri Lanka vows to go tough on anti-Muslim rioters

The Sri Lankan Police has vowed to use maximum force against violent protesters who have continued to attack mosques and the Muslims in the country.

Early morning fire razes 13 shops in Lagos market

An early morning infeno on Wednesday consumed no fewer than 13 shops located at the Agbara Market, along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway in Lagos.
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Bandits kill 17, abduct two women in Katsina

Bandits have again invaded Yar Center, in the outskirts of Sherere community in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State, killing 17 persons while dozens sustained varying degrees of injuries and numerous houses set ablaze.

Suspected cultists vandalise, loot property worth millions in Calabar

Suspected cultists in Calabar South local government area of Cross River State have vandalised and looted property estimated at several millions of naira in the city.

Rainstorm destroys over 500 houses in Ondo

Residents of Ikare Akoko, Ugbe Akoko and Supare Akoko in Akoko North-East and Akoko South West Local Government Areas of Ondo State have called on the state government to assist them following the destruction of their houses by rainstorm.

31 shops, mosque burnt in Kaduna market fire

Traders in foodstuff at the Kaduna Central Market, Bakin Dogo, were on Wednesday left in shock and confusion by an early morning fire outbreak that consumed 31 shops along Birnin Kudu Road in the market.

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Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by flood in the state to proceed on three weeks’ holiday from Monday.

Ondo denies unconditional release of monarch from prison

Ondo State Government has denied a report that the embattled monarch of Ayetoro town in Ilaje Local Government of the state, Olorunmbe Ojagbohunmi, had been released from the prison unconditionally.
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EFCC chief laments widening corrupt practices in Nigeria

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday lamented the widening scourge of corrupt practices pervading the country.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti pensioners hail governor for improved welfare in one year

Pensioners in Ekiti State have described the first year of Governor Kayode Fayemi in office as a “huge blessing to them” in terms of better welfare package.

Nigeria Police poorest paid in Africa – ex-PSC chief

Former Chairman of Police Service Commission, Chief Simon Okeke, has described the nation’s police officers as the poorest paid in Africa amidst risks taken in the line of duties.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC confirms arrest of Instagram celebrity

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of a popular Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as ‘Mompha.’