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Volunteers carry relief goods to residents displaced from floods sheltering in a monastery compound in Madauk town, Bago region, on August 2, 2018. Fears that embankments could burst under fresh rains mounted in flooded southeastern Myanmar, where some 150,000 people have been forced from their homes and a dozen people killed. / AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THU

Myanmar endures worst of Mekong monsoon floods

Monsoon rains have pummelled the Mekong region in recent days with Myanmar bearing the brunt of flooding that has forced 150,000 to flee and threatens to destroy levees shielding thousands of homes.

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Rotimi Amaechi: Why GE pulled out of railway concession, overhaul deal

The federal government Thursday gave reasons why American firm – General Electric (GE), pulled out of a planned $2.7 billion deal to concession and rehabilitate Nigeria’s narrow gauge railway, stating that GE was no longer in the business of transportation and had to hand over its interest in the deal to another firm.
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Minimum wage: NLC condemns threat by governors to sack workers

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has condemned threat by the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), to sack workers if the new national minimum wage of N30,000 is implemented.
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Wheel-barrow pusher jailed 15 months for stealing cell phone

An Upper Area Court, Mararaba, Nasarawa State , on Thursday sentenced a 20-year-old wheel-barrow pusher, Sabiu Musa, to 15 months imprisonment for stealing an Infinix Note3 phone, worth N64,000.

NECO shifts commencement date for November/December examination

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has shifted the commencement date of the 2018 November/ December Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) initially slated to begin on November 15 to November 19.
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Ayogu Eze: I have no case with anti-graft agencies

The All Progressives Congress governorship candidate for the 2019 election in Enugu state, Senator Ayogu Eze, says he has no case with anti-graft agencies.