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Death Toll From Pakistan Heatwave Hits 450


The heatwave which started in Pakistan on Saturday and has killed over 120 as at Sunday/Monday morning has now killed at least 330 people more. The total number of death now recorded according to AFP is now 450. May the Lord step into their boat. SOURCE

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BREAKING: Goodluck Jonathan Loses Son


Ariwera Jonathan son of the immediate former President of Nigeria Just passed away in London on Monday Evening after a brief illness according to a reliable source, it was said that Ariwera has been sick for some while now, According to our source, the Jonathan’s family is in an emotional ...

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Sell 11 presidential jets, Ben Bruce tells Buhari


Ben Bruce, a Senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial district, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sell all 11 presidential jets, saying the cost of maintaining the jets is not justified. There were reports last week that the president had ordered the sale of 9 presidential jets from the fleet to ...

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EU donates N4bn to Boko Haram victims


The European Commission has provided €21m (about N4.7bn) to help the people in Nigeria and neighbouring countries that are affected by the Boko Haram insurgency. In a statement on Saturday, the EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, while on a visit to Nigeria, said, “More than ...

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MISSING GHANAIAN: Police arrested, sent me to prison


A 21-year-old Ghanaian, Etroo Mensah, who was declared missing after the police raided the Ikota, Ajah area of Lagos three months ago, has been found. Our correspondent learnt that Etroo, who came back home at about 2pm last Wednesday, had been arraigned in court by the police, and was remanded ...

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75-year-old leaves home in Kwara, found in Ogun


The police in Ogun State have found a 75-year-old woman, Janet Agbana, who got missing in Kwara State. She was found in the Ibafo area of the state. PUNCH Metro learnt that efforts by the police to reunite the septuagenarian, who seemed to be suffering from memory loss, with her ...

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Charleston church to reopen after deadly shooting


An historic church in Charleston, South Carolina, where nine black people were killed when a white man opened fire during a Bible study, will reopen on Sunday. Arriving from around the US on Saturday to pay respects to those killed, mourners created makeshift memorials as a small step toward healing ...

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France urges Israel, Palestine to resume talks


French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has urged Israel and Palestine to return to the negotiating table quickly, warning that the stalemate in the peace process risked setting the conflict “ablaze.” US-led efforts to broker a so-called two-state solution collapsed in April 2014 and leaders on both sides have since been ...

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Kogi, Akwa Ibom to host Nigeria’s nuclear power plants


The federal government has selected Kogi and Akwa Ibom States as sites for Nigeria’s planned nuclear power plants, as the authorities seek to end decades of electricity blackouts that have blighted the nation’s growth. Russia’s state-owned Rosatom, which has been in talks with Nigeria over the nuclear plants, confirmed at ...

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Ahmed Mansour, a senior Al Jazeera Arabic TV journalist, was detained at a Berlin airport at the request of the Egyptian authorities. Mansour was arrested at Berlin’s Tegel airport at 1320 GMT on Saturday as he tried to board a Qatar Airways flight from Berlin to Doha. In a phone ...

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Former President,Goodluck Jonathan left N7trillion deficit, says Joda


Ahmed Joda, the grand old veteran bureaucrat who chaired the transition committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken about the various challenges his committee faced in completing its assignment, principal of which was that the Jonathan administration withheld vital information about the state of Nigeria. Joda cited the ...

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Chad bans Islamic veil after Boko Haram attacks, divides Muslims


N’Djamena (AFP) – Chad’s decision to ban women from wearing the Islamic veil, which came two days after bloody suicide bombings hit the capital, has divided Muslims but the government defends it as part of an anti-terror strategy. “Wearing the burqa must stop immediately from today,” Prime Minister Kalzeube Pahimi ...

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