[WORLD NEWS] NINETEEN DEAD, MORE THAN 3,000 IN NEED OF RESCUE, AFTER LAOS DAM COLLAPSE

NINETEEN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED DEAD AND MORE THAN 3,000 NEED TO BE RESCUED, AFTER A DAM COLLAPSED IN A REMOTE PART OF LAND-LOCKED, LAOS. THE DISTRICT GOVERNOR, BOUNHOM PHOMMA.SANE, TODAY, DISCLOSED THAT ABOUT 19 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN “FOUND DEAD”, 2,851 HAVE BEEN SAVED AND MORE THAN 3,000 REQUIRE RESCUE. HE ADDED THAT RESCUERS WILL CONTINUE TO SEARCH FLOODWATERS TODAY FOR SURVIVORS.

"[WORLD NEWS] NINETEEN DEAD, MORE THAN 3,000 IN NEED OF RESCUE, AFTER LAOS DAM COLLAPSE"

[WORLD NEWS] EUROPEAN COMMISSION OFFERS 6,000 EUROS TO TAKE IN A MIGRANT

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION HAS OFFERED TO BEAR THE COST OF TAKING IN MIGRANTS FROM BOATS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN, SEEKING TO ENTICE MORE GOVERNMENTS TO ACCEPT THE BURDEN AFTER ITALY’S NEW GOVERNMENT CLOSED ITS PORTS TO RESCUE VESSELS. EUROPEAN COMMISSION SPOKESPERSON, NATASHA BERTHAUD, IN A PROPOSAL ON TUESDAY, SAYS THE COMMISSION WILL PAY 6,000 EUROS FOR EACH MIGRANT TAKEN IN BY EU MEMBER STATES, AS WELL AS FUND THE COST OF HUNDREDS OF PERSONNEL TO PROCESS…

"[WORLD NEWS] EUROPEAN COMMISSION OFFERS 6,000 EUROS TO TAKE IN A MIGRANT"

[WORLD NEWS] DR CONGO DECLARES EBOLA EPIDEMIC OVER

THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC) HAS OFFICIALLY DECLARED THE END OF AN OUTBREAK OF EBOLA, AFTER A 10-WEEK RE-EMERGENCE OF THE DISEASE WHICH CLAIMED 33 LIVES. HEALTH MINISTER , OLY ILUNGA, MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT IN A STATEMENT ON TUESDAY, FOLLOWING AN OBSERVATION PERIOD OF 42 DAYS DURING WHICH NO NEW CONFIRMED CASES HAVE BEEN OBSERVED. THE OUTBREAK WHICH IS THE NINTH IN THE DRC SINCE 1976, BEGAN IN THE REMOTE NORTHWESTERN AREA OF BIKORO,…

"[WORLD NEWS] DR CONGO DECLARES EBOLA EPIDEMIC OVER"

[WORLD NEWS] EGYPTIAN SECURITY FORCES KILL 13 SUSPECTED MILITANTS IN SHOOTOUT IN SINAI

EGYPTIAN SECURITY FORCES HAVE KILLED 13 SUSPECTED MILITANTS IN A SHOOTOUT IN AL-ARISH, THE CAPITAL OF NORTH SINAI PROVINCE ON TUESDAY. THE SUSPECTS WERE KILLED AFTER OPENING FIRE ON SECURITY FORCES WHO APPROACHED THEM IN A HOUSE UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN AL-ARISH, WHICH THEY USED AS A HIDEOUT. IT CAN BE RECALLED THAT THE GOVERNMENT IN FEBRUARY, LAUNCHED AN OPERATION AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS WHO HAVE WAGED YEARS OF ATTACKS ON SECURITY FORCES AND CIVILIANS, KILLING…

"[WORLD NEWS] EGYPTIAN SECURITY FORCES KILL 13 SUSPECTED MILITANTS IN SHOOTOUT IN SINAI"

[NEWS] LAGOS–IBADAN RAILWAY TO BE EXTENDED

THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORTATION, CHIBUIKE AMAECHI, HAS SAID  THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL EXTEND THE LAGOS – IBADAN RAILWAY PROJECT TO THE APAPA SEAPORT FOR EFFECTIVE MOVEMENT OF GOODS THROUGH THE RAIL LINE.   AMAECHI, WHO STATED THIS WHILE INSPECTING THE PROJECT IN LAGOS, SAID THIS WILL REQUIRE THE DEMOLITION AND EXPANSION OF THE EXISTING STATION IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE ACTIVITIES AT THE APAPA SEAPORT.   HE EXPLAINED THAT THE IDEA IS TO PULL DOWN THE…

"[NEWS] LAGOS–IBADAN RAILWAY TO BE EXTENDED"

[NEWS] GOVERNOR AMBODE EXTENDS OPERATION CONERNING APAPA GRIDLOCK TO 48 HOURS

THE LAGOS STATE GOVERNOR, AKINWUNMI AMBODE, HAS EXTEND THE OPERATION OF THE JOINT TASK FORCE SET UP BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT TO REMOVE ALL CONTAINERISED TRUCKS AND TANKERS PARKED ALONG THE OSHODI-APAPA EXPRESSWAY.   SPEAKING WITH REPORTERS AFTER INSPECTING THE PROGRESS OF THE OPERATION IN COMPANY OF THE HEADS OF SECURITY AGENCIES AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS, THE STATE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORTATION LADI LAWANSON, SAID IT WAS GRATIFYING TO REPORT THAT THE TASK FORCE WAS ABLE TO…

"[NEWS] GOVERNOR AMBODE EXTENDS OPERATION CONERNING APAPA GRIDLOCK TO 48 HOURS"

[E-NEWS] ALEXIS OHANIAN, TOOK HIS WIFE TO VENICE ON AN IMPROMPTU GETAWAY DINNER

  ALEXIS OHANIAN, HUSBAND TO WORLD TENNIS STAR SERENA WILLIAMS TREATED HER TO AN IMPROMPTU GETAWAY DINNER IN VENICE ITALY OVER THE WEEKEND, THOUSANDS OF MILES AWAY FROM THEIR HOME IN THE US JUST BECAUSE SHE MENTIONED THAT SHE WAS CRAVING ITALIAN FOOD. THE REDDIT CO-FOUNDER ORGANISED THE ROMANTIC TRIP FOR THE 36-YEAR-OLD TENNIS STAR OVER THE WEEKEND JUST SO HER CRAVINGS COULD BE FULFILLED. THIER 10-MONTH DAUGHTER OLYMPIA WAS ALSO PART OF THE TRIP.…

"[E-NEWS] ALEXIS OHANIAN, TOOK HIS WIFE TO VENICE ON AN IMPROMPTU GETAWAY DINNER"

[BUSINESS NEWS] NIGERIA MAY NOT HAVE STABLE POWER SUPPLY IN FIVE-YEARS- ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTORS

THE ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTORS, ANED, SAYS NIGERIA MAY NOT HAVE STABLE POWER SUPPLY IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS EXCEPT THE CHALLENGES CONFRONTING THE SECTOR ARE ADDRESSED. THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY OF ANED, SUNDAY ODUNTAN, DISCLOSED THIS AT A NEWS CONFERENCE IN LAGOS ON TUESDAY, SAYING THERE ARE CHALLENGES PREVENTING POWER SECTOR EFFICIENCY AND THEY INCLUDE LIQUIDITY GAP OF N1.3 TRILLION, LACK OF IMPROVED GENERATION DUE TO MISMATCHED ELECTRICITY PRICING. HE CRITICIZED…

"[BUSINESS NEWS] NIGERIA MAY NOT HAVE STABLE POWER SUPPLY IN FIVE-YEARS- ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTORS"

[BUSINESS NEWS] TOBACCO CONTROL: NIGERIAN GOVT TO COLLABORATE WITH FILM BOARD

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAYS IT WILL COLLABORATE WITH THE NATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO CENSORSHIP BOARD FOR EFFECTIVE CONTROL OF THE USE OF TOBACCO IN THE COUNTRY. NATIONAL COORDINATOR, NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL DIVISION, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HEALTH, NNENNA EZEIGWE, SAID THIS WHILE SPEAKING AT A ONE-DAY TRAINING IN KEFFI, NASARAWA STATE, ON TUESDAY. REPRESENTED BY A BRANCH HEAD OF TOBACCO CONTROL UNIT, MALAU TOMA, EZEIGWE, EMPHASISED THE NEED TO MONITOR AND CHECK ONLINE ADVERTISEMENT COMPANIES AS…

"[BUSINESS NEWS] TOBACCO CONTROL: NIGERIAN GOVT TO COLLABORATE WITH FILM BOARD"

[E-NEWS] PUSHA-T MARRIES VIRGINIA WILLIAMS WITH PHARRELL AS HIS BEST MAN

  PUSHA-T MARRIED HIS LONGTIME GIRLFRIEND VIRGINIA WILLIAMS ON SATURDAY IN A WEDDING COMPLETE WITH A FEW BIG-NAME CELEBRITIES. THE TWO TIED THE KNOT AT THE CAVALIER HOTEL IN VIRGINIA BEACH. PUSHA-T’S LONGTIME FRIEND AND COLLABORATOR PHARRELL STOOD AS THE RAPPER’S BEST MAN, THE PROGRAM FROM THE WEDDING, FEATURED ART OF ALL THE PEOPLE IN PUSHA-T’S RELATIVELY SMALL WEDDING PARTY. HIS BROTHER WAS THE OFFICIANT FOR THE CEREMONY. OF COURSE, G.O.O.D. MUSIC TEAMMATE KANYE WEST…

"[E-NEWS] PUSHA-T MARRIES VIRGINIA WILLIAMS WITH PHARRELL AS HIS BEST MAN"