29 Killed as plane crashes into busy city in Congo

– At least 29 people were killed Sunday when a small plane crashed after takeoff into a densely populated area of the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. A survivor among the 19 people — 17 passengers and two crew members — who were aboard the plane was taken to hospital along […]

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Police confirm two students drowned in Ekiti river

The Ekiti State Police Command, on Sunday, confirmed the death of two students of Ado Grammar School, Ado-Ekiti, who were drowned in Ureje River, on Friday. The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ado-Ekiti that the corpses of the drowned students had been […]

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Middle aged man drown in Delta State due to Flood

The incident according to a dependable source, occurred on Friday night when residents of the flood-prone community were returning home after the days activities. However, there were conflicting accounts of what actually led to the death of the young man. Community sources, however, said the victim drowned in the overflowing water after the canoe he […]

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Flood renders 500 people homeless in Ondo

For residents of Ayetoro community in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State, it was a day of agony after a torrential rain wreaked havoc in the community. With the effect of the rain taking its toll in the community, which was ravaged by flood, it was gathered that over 500 people have been rendered homeless with over […]

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Astronomers Finds Water for the First Time in an Habitable Planet

Astronomers have for the first time discovered water in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting within the habitable zone of a distant star. The finding makes the world – which is called K2-18b – a plausible candidate in the search for alien life. Within 10 years, new space telescopes might be able to determine whether […]

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Floods in India Kill 33, Displace Thousands

Floods brought by heavy rains and overflowing rivers across large swathes of western and southern India have killed at least 33 people and forced the evacuation of 180,000 from their homes, officials said on Thursday. Seasonal monsoon rains from June to September cause deaths and mass displacement across South Asia every year, but they deliver […]

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Nicki Minaj is set to get married with Kenneth Petty

 Nicki Minaj sooner than later as it’s being reported that the rapper was spotted getting her marriage license earlier today. Just last month Nicki stated on Queen Radio that she and her boyfriend Kenneth Petty had already obtained their marriage license. However, according to TMZ, witnesses saw the rapper and Petty at the Beverly Hills Courthouse standing in line to […]

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How the World celebrated the 50th year anniversary of moon landing

On July 20, 1969, millions of people around the world watched on TV as Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong took his historic step into the pages of history. The Moon landing was also a truly global event. An estimated 650 million people around the world watched the Moon landing on TV, according to NASA. Events were held across the globe […]

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British Airways Faces $299 Million Penalty Over Stolen Customer Data

Britain’s privacy watchdog on Monday announced its intention to fine British Airways, the country’s second-largest airline, nearly £183.4 million ($229.5 million) citing a security weakness in the airline’s website that enabled hackers to harvest the personal information of customers. The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued a notice concerning the proposed fine citing infringements of […]

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Flood sweeps away two teenagers in Delta State

Alibioba Community at Agbor Technical College, Agbor in the Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State was thrown into mourning on Friday as flood killed a pastor’s two sons, Testimony and Godwin aged 15 and 11 years respectively. The flood, occasioned by a torrential rainfall that began around 5pm, was said to have killed […]

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Nigerian Press Organisation says, it has resolved NBC/AIT conflicts

Nigerian Press Organisation, NPO, says, it has resolved the face-off between the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission, NBC, and DAAR Communications Plc., owners of Africa Independent Television, AIT and Ray Power FM. NPO comprises the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria, NPAN, Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria, BON, the Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE and the Nigerian Union of […]

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Brave African Man seen posing with Gorillas

Two gorillas have been photographed posing for a relaxed selfie with the rangers who rescued them as babies.
The image was taken at a gorilla orphanage in Virunga National Park, DR Congo, where the animals were raised after poachers killed their parents.

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Unilever, Coca Cola, Others Forge Alliance on Plastics Recycling

The companies also indicated that collaboration within and across markets will be key to success so the companies decided to launch the Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance to increase those efforts and play their part as companies in finding solutions that work for Africa.

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12,000 Indian farmers commit suicide

About 12,000 farmers in India’s southwestern state of Maharashtra committed suicide between 2015 and 2018, a 91-percent jump compared with 2011-2014.
The new figures were revealed in a report quoting a letter to the National Human Rights Commission by the Maharashtra government.

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Lagos Landlord’s daughter beats tenant to death

The police have launched a manhunt for the daughter of a landlord on Odunsi Street, Bariga, Lagos State, for allegedly killing her father’s tenant.
The fleeing suspect, identified simply as Damilola Martins, reportedly hit the woman with an object during a scuffle in their compound on Wednesday evening.
City Round learnt that the deceased, Mrs Mojisola Olasehinde, and Martin’s mother, who is the wife of the landlord, had been having a running battle over time.

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Nigeria ‘to experience’ lunar eclipse on Monday

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) says Nigeria will join other countries of the world to experience a total lunar eclipse on Monday.
Felix Alle, head, media and public communications of the agency, said this in a statement on Friday.
A lunar eclipse is a celestial incident where the moon appears darkened as it passes into the earth’s shadow. It occurs only when the sun, and the moon are exactly aligned with the earth between the two.

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