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Grieving families were on Sunday preparing to bury victims of Tanzania’s devastating ferry disaster, with more than 200 confirmed dead after the crowded boat capsized in Lake Victoria.
Hundreds of solemn people watched Friday as body after body was pulled from a capsized ferry that Tanzanian authorities said was badly overcrowded and upended in the final stretch before reaching shore. The death toll was above 130 but horrified witnesses feared that would rise as a second day of searching neared an end.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday ordered the arrest of the management of a ferry that capsized in Lake Victoria, as the death toll climbed to 131 and rescue workers pressed on with the search to find scores more people feared drowned.
A regional official in Tanzania says the death toll has risen to 86 after a ferry sank on Lake Victoria.
Senior lawyer Femi Falana advises Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to stop sealing up assets belonging to suspects of financial crimes
Lagos APC Senator Solomon Adeola kicks against any attempt to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on the Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2018
At least six Jewish settlers wounded in drive-by shooting in occupied West Bank
Senate President Bukola Saraki says People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has all it takes to win next year’s general elections
Cross River governorship candidate John Owan-Enoh says the party will sweep polls in 2019 general elections in the state
A Kano High Court presided by Justice Ahmed Tijjani Badamasi has ruled that the state House of Assembly does not have the power to investigate or invite or summon the governor over any alleged criminal case.
The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has warned that the negative impact of not assenting to amendments to Nigeria’s Electoral Act as contained in the Electoral Act Amendment Bill (2018) before next year’s general elections will endanger the deepening of the country’s democracy.
No fewer than three political parties that were said to be members of the loose Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, have dissociated themselves from the reported endorsement of Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Defence Headquarters has revealed about 120,000 liters of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) valued at N17 million illegally siphoned from vandalised Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipelines have so far been recovered.
The European Union is set next week to prolong sanctions against Congolese President Joseph Kabila's chosen successor just two weeks before a historic election in the resource-rich Central African country.