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Abducted 5 members of maritime workers union, others regain freedom

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The eight Nigerians, among them five members of the Maritime Workers of Nigeria (MWUN), kidnapped by gunmen in Rivers State on Monday have regained their freedom. x The release of the abducted...

Sat Jul 24th, 2021     Read More →

COVID-19: Nigeria records 317 new cases – NCDC

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[FILES] NCDC team. Photo; TWITTER/CHIKWEIThe Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said the country recorded additional 317 COVID-19 cases on July 23, from 187 cases on July 22. The NCDC made...

Sat Jul 24th, 2021     Read More →

NCC lied, Nigeria is ripe for electronic transmission of results, INEC insists

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said contrary to claims by the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), there is enough network coverage across the country to guarantee...

Sat Jul 24th, 2021     Read More →

Landslides kill 36 in India, dozens missing

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India floods Photograph:( AFP )Thirty-six people have been killed in landslides caused by monsoon rains in India, authorities said Friday. As many as 40 other people were missing after the three...

Fri Jul 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Villagers flee fresh floods in central China as typhoon approaches

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Villagers were evacuated over makeshift bridges Friday as floods submerged swathes of central China following a historic deluge which claimed at least 51 lives — while an approaching typhoon...

Fri Jul 23rd, 2021     Read More →

IPMAN says tanker driver’s strike can cause petrol scarcity in Rivers

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[ FILES] petrol tanker PHOTO:Getty ImageMr Joseph Ebele, Chairman, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Rivers chapter has said that the ongoing Petroleum Tanker...

Fri Jul 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Nigeria records 184 new cases, discharges 32 – NCDC

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[ FILES] NCDC Director General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu. PHOTO: TwitterThe Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said the country recorded additional 184 COVID-19 infections as of July 22. The...

Fri Jul 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Senate committee urges FG to concession Eleme-Onne road

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The Senate Committee on Trade and Investment has called on the Federal Government to give out the Eleme-Onne Road in Rivers State to a private investor for reconstruction and management,...

Fri Jul 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Airlines count losses, struggle over disrepair at Lagos, P/Harcourt airports

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Despite a rebound in passenger traffic since flights resumed a year ago, scheduled airlines are struggling to cope with poor aviation infrastructure that has not seen repair or upgrade in several...

Fri Jul 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Buhari’s ambition and the global poverty challenges

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President Muhammadu Buhari has tasked a group of experts to tell him how he can keep his promise to take 100 million out of poverty in ten years. I thought the president was doing quite well on...

Fri Jul 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Cholera: Rivers LG chairman promises to address water shortage

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Mr Erastus Awortu, the Chairman, Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers, says the council administration will address the problem of water shortage to curb the menace of cholera. x He made the...

Thu Jul 22nd, 2021     Read More →

Record rains kill 25 in central China

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At least 25 people have died including a dozen passengers trapped in a flooded subway after torrential rains inundated central China, paralysing several cities and causing millions of dollars in...

Wed Jul 21st, 2021     Read More →

Haiti capital battles arrival of cholera

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Aid groups fought Wednesday to halt the spread of cholera in Haiti’s teeming capital, where makeshift camps crammed with earthquake survivors are ripe ground for the epidemic to take hold. x...

Wed Jul 21st, 2021     Read More →

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases rise by 206, discharge 23, zero death — NCDC

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Nigeria has announced additional 206 new COVID-19 cases in the country as total infections from the virus rise to 169,884 as of July 20, 2021. x The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made...

Wed Jul 21st, 2021     Read More →

Intrigues, suspense as APC plans national convention

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Mala-Buni Intrigue,Suspense. These features becloud the much-awaited conduct of ward congresses by the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). The exercise is expected to begin by July 31, 2021. ...

Wed Jul 21st, 2021     Read More →