Emergency services in western Japan were “racing against time” on Tuesday to rescue people stranded by devastating floods and landslides that have killed at least 50 people, with more torrential rain forecast. Japan’s Meteorological Agency issued its second-highest emergency warning for heavy rain and landslides over vast swathes of the country’s southwest and said “risks …

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Festus Keyamo, SAN, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, has given reasons for allocating slots of the proposed 774,000 jobs to politicians. Keyamo’s explanation was contained in a letter addressed to the Chairman, Senate Committee on Labour, Employment and Productivity, and the Chairman, House of Representatives’ Committee on Labour, Employment and Productivity, a copy …

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The ordeal of Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, got worse on Monday evening when he was thrown into a cell at the Force Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters in Area 10, Federal Capital Territory, shortly after being interrogated by an interagency panel inside Aso Rock Villa, Nigeria’s seat of power. Magu’s arrest earlier …

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Panama’s former president Ricardo Martinelli must face corruption charges just eight months after he was acquitted of spying on political foes, one of his lawyers said on Wednesday. “They charged him,” his lawyer Ronier Ortiz told reporters outside the public prosecutor’s office in the capital Panama City. According to local media, Martinelli has been linked …

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In line with its commitment to driving online and digital service experiences amidst increasing COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, The Elevation Church (TEC), has taken one of its popular programmes online. According to reports, TEC, a non-denominational assembly headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, will hold its ever-popular free annual mid-year gathering, Accelerate Conference, online across all the …

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A one-year-old boy was killed and his mother wounded in a Chicago drive-by shooting that has stunned authorities accustomed to rampant gun violence in America’s third-largest city. The 22-year-old mother was driving home on Saturday afternoon when the attacker pulled up next to her car and fired around eight shots, striking the infant in the …

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At least 10 Nigerian soldiers were killed on saturday evening when Boko Haram terrorists struck in Damboa Community in Borno State on saturday evening. The soldiers were on patrol when they were attacked and killed some metres from Damboa town. According to a resident of the community who spoke with Saharareporters, Lt Malgwi and nine …

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The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) says it has shut-down a Chinese restaurant known for exclusive and discriminatory service in Lagos. The FCCPC Director-General Mr Babatunde Irukera, who stated this in Abuja explained that any facility shut-down in this manner would undergo due processes to certify its capacity to uphold consumer rights before …

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The family of Professor Ekundayo E. Balogun announces the passing away of its matriarch, Mrs. Ebunoluwa Kofoworola Balogun, on June 24, 2020 in Houston, Texas, at the age of 81. The deceased’s son-in-law, Professor Oluyinka Olutoye who was widely celebrated in 2016 for successfully leading a team of 21 doctors to conduct a surgery on …

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Edo State governor and standard flag bearer of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Godwin Obaseki, has said his present deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, will be his running mate in the September 19 governorship election. Obaseki said he and his deputy are grateful to the PDP for offering them the umbrella when the All Progressives …

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