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Irma weakens to Category 1 storm but still poses threat

Hurricane Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm early on Monday as it marched up the US state of Florida's northwestern coast, with its eye located about 40km northeast of the vulnerable Tampa area.

Hurricane Irma hits lower Florida Keys – US forecasters

Hurricane Irma's eyewall slammed into the lower Florida Keys Sunday, lashing the island chain with fearsome wind gusts, the US National Hurricane Center said.

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Catholic Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins

Archbishop Martins: Nigerians should hold INEC responsible for postponement of elections

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Adewale Martins, says Nigerians should hold the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) responsible for the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
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EU flags come down in Brexit Britain

At a flag-making workshop in northern England, orders for Union Jacks are flying off the production line while the EU’s blue-and-yellow standard is proving less and less popular.

Donald Trump breaches Nobel Peace Prize rules by revealing sponsor

President Donald Trump has breached the rules of the Nobel Peace Prize committee by revealing his sponsor, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Simon Kolawole

INEC’s bolt from the blue

The postponement of the 2019 general election by one week — even if by one day — is yet another spectacular testament to the pathological incompetence ruining our country. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) told us a million times that it was ready for the elections.

Federal government, power firms disagree on stranded 2,000MW

Electricity distribution companies do not believe that there are about 2,000 megawatts of electricity that are stranded in the Nigerian power sector.