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East Texas Residents Are Warned River Levels Could Rise To 82 Feet As The Army Is Forced To Open Reservoir Floodgates After Harvey's Trail Of Destruction Leaves 38 Dead And Destroys 48,700 Homes

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Residents are being warned to 'get out or die' as waters in a
nearby reservoir rise in an east Texas county and Harvey
continues to move northeast towards Louisiana, bringing more
rain and floods as people continue to evacuate and fill
already overcrowded shelters.
Officials in Tyler County, where river levels were expected to
rise to 82ft, told residents bleakly that if they did not leave,
their chances of rescue were slim.
'Anyone who chooses not to heed this directive cannot expect
to be rescued and should write their social security numbers
in permanent marker on their arm so their bodies can be
identified.'The loss of life and property is certain. Get out or die!' an
ominous late night post on the county's emergency
department's Facebook page.There have been two explosions at the Arkema Inc. chemical
plant in Crosby, Texas, which flooded earlier in the week,
releasing toxic substances in to the area which have already
sent one police officer to hospita…

S-East govs to engage Kanu on IPOB’s ‘absolute’ demands

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Says Kanu not a common criminal
MASSOB tackles Uwazuruike over attack on Nwodo

By Ben Agande, Vincent Ujumadu, Dennis Agbo & Luminous
Jannamike
KADUNA— Former governor of Kaduna State, Col. Abubakar
Umar (retd) has warned the Federal Government not to re-
arrest the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB,
Nnamdi Kanu, saying doing so would be “dangerous and
politically unwise.”
MEETING: From left, Anambra State Deputy Governor, Nkem Okeke; Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State; Governor
David Umahi of Ebonyi State; IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu;
Prof Ben Nwabueze and President of Igbo Youth Movement,
Elliot Uko, shortly after IPOB leader’s meeting with South
East Governors in Enugu, yesterday. Photo: Dennis Agbo.
This came as governors of South-East geopolitical zone have resolved to engage the leader and members of IPOB on what the they said was the agitators “absolute demands.” This is even as the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, yesterday, to…

Nwoye Commends Buhari, Apc For Allowing Level Playing Ground

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APC candidate Dr. Tony Nwoye has praised what he has
described as the level playing ground guaranteed by
President Muhammadu Buhari and the party leadership
during the governorship primaries.
Nwoye
Dr. Nwoye who emerged as the APC candidate in the
primaries last weekend also commended his colleagues for
good sportsmanship even as he affirmed that the victory
belonged to the people of the state.
Dr. Nwoye, a medical doctor and member of the House of
Representatives in the statement said:
“I want to specially thank our dear President Muhammadu
Buhari for insisting on a level playing ground for this
election, it has shown clearly that the APC is a party that
believe in rule of law.
“To my National Chairman, the indefatigable Chief John
Oyegun, you are truly the Chairman of Chairmen. Without
your stand and that of the members of the NWC, Anambra
would not be celebrating APC today. You have made our
Party the most attractive.
“Every election is a hard-fought battle, and this one was no
ex…

LADIES; How To Stop Him From Walking All Over You

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By Bunmi Sofola
Keep it simple: Resist the urge to over explain. Simple
responses such as “Sorry,
I can’t this time.” “I’m afraid I’m busy that day” are most
effective. The more details you offer, the more there will be
to argue about. The other person may try to change your
mind or decide that your excuse isn’t good enough. (“You
mean cleaning your closets is more important than I am?”)
When in doubt buy time; there’s no law saying you must
always answer at that moment. Say a co-worker ask you to
head up the fund raising drive for a company-sponsored
charity. Tell her, “let me think about it, and I’ll get back to
you.”
Then consider the best way to say no.
Expand your definition of, “I have plans.” Many people feel
they can’t turn down an invitation unless they have another
engagement on the calendar. But if you’ve scheduled some
“ me” time for yourself, that is an engagement. So, don’t be
afraid to say” sorry, I have plan” .
Make it a policy: Make your ‘no’ sound less personal by
r…

Nigeria Vs Cameroon: Can These Eagles Seize This One Chance To Russia?

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By Jude Opara, Abuja
Come September 1, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will be
hosting their arch rivals, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon
in a high octane Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the
Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom
State.
The match will indeed determine whether Nigeria will be
making her sixth appearance at the World Cup or not.
Currently, dictating the pace in Group B of the qualifier with
maximum six points, the Super Eagles know that a victory
over Cameroon will leave them with just one more victory
to fly to Russia next year. On the other hand, a defeat will
not only hand Cameroon a five points boost, but it will as
well dampen the morale of the Eagles ahead of the return
leg of the twin header in Yaoundé on September 4.
Many analysts are apprehensive over the ability of the Super
Eagles to defeat Cameroon, who are currently the African
champions given the rather lack lustre performance of the
team against South Africa in the African Cup of N…

Pop Star Justin Bieber’s Testicle Puts Nurse In Trouble

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The female nurse terminated after being accused of illegally
accessing pop star Justin medical record when he was
taken in for twisted testicle, is crying for justice.
Justin Bieber

Her employer accused her of accessing Bieber’s medical file to confirm rumour that he had sexually transmitted infection. The former employee at Northwell Health in Long Island has sued, claiming wrongful termination based on alleged incident involving the pop star’s medical records. Bieber visited Northwell Health in Long Island in May, fearing he had twisted a testicle playing soccer. Now, New York employment attorney David H. Rosenberg tells Billboard that his client Kelly Lombardo, a former staffer at Northwell, was fired over accusations that she illegally accessed Bieber’s medical file during the May 18, 2017 visit. On the day in question, according to Rosenberg and an administrative action filed Tuesday (Aug. 29) with the New York Division of Human Rights, Lombardo heard a rumour that Bieber was in for a sexually tra…

Herdsmen Again Invade Falae Farm In Ondo

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By Dayo Johnson Akure NO fewer than six herdsmen again invaded the farm of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Chief Olu Falae in Akure, the Ondo state capital and destroyed his farm.

Timely intervention of police who were deployed by the state police command prevented the loss of lives. However reports had it that over N5m worth of maize were destroyed by the cow that grazed on the farm located at llado in Akure North area of Ondo state. Source explained that the policemen drafted to the farm had to shoot into the air to drive away the herdsmen and their cows in the middle of the night. The personal Assistant to Chief Falae, Moshood Raji confirmed the destruction of the farm by the herdsmen. Meanwhile, the four people that were kidnapped on Monday by some unknown gunmen on Ikare-Owo Expressway have been released The four persons were kidnapped on Oba/Ose area of the state while travelling in a commercial vehicle to Akure from Ikare, the headquarters of the Akoko One of the occup…

Amechi Amuegbunam Jailed In Texas For $3.7m Fraud

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BY: Adekunle 
A Nigerian, Amechi Colvis Amuegbunam, in the U.S. on a student visa has been sentenced in Dallas, Texas by U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade to 46 months in prison and ordered to pay $615,555.12 in restitution. Amuegbunam, 30, who said he was from Lagos,was jailed for his role in what has become known as a “Business Email Compromise” (BEC) scheme, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas. The Nigerian pleaded guilty in March 2017 to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. He has been in custody since the time of his arrest in August 2015.

Strike: Govt Negotiating Team’ll Present ASUU’s Demands to FEC today—Ngige

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By : ohnbosco Agbakwuru & Joseph Erunke
Why we boycotted meeting with FG —ASUU ABUJA —MINISTER of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris
Ngige, yesterday, said the demands of striking Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, presented in a new letter to government dated August 28,2017, would be submitted to the Federal Executive Council, FEC, at its meeting today, in Abuja. Ngige, while giving update on the aborted meeting of government with ASUU, yesterday, in his office, confirmed the receipt of ASUU’s letter and the need to present the letter to Federal Executive Council, FEC, today. He said:”The government, as you know, has made an offer to ASUU through the Ministry of Education and late yesterday (Monday), ASUU got back to us with their counter offer. Dr Chris Nwabueze Ngige
“By then, this meeting had been scheduled and the government’s side needed to deliberate on their counter offer before we can have a reconciliation meeting to further discuss areas of disagreement. “That is the position right now…

Dogara Mourns Sen. Kanti Bello’s Death

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BY Nwafor Polycarp  The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has expressed sadness at the demise of Sen. Kanti Bello. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Turaki Hassan, on Tuesday in Abuja, the speaker described the loss of the elder statesman as painful. Dogara said that the deceased lived a life of service to the country and embodied patriotic and democratic ideals. “Alhaji Kanti Bello was a grassroots politician who served the country meritoriously in many capacities including that of distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. “He left behind a legacy of patriotism and service. “I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to his immediate family, the people and government of Katsina State, and indeed the entire country over the loss of such a great Nigerian,’’ he said. The deceased was the former General Manager of Katsina Steel Rolling Mills, where he served for over 10 years. He was also an APC chieftain and represented Kats…

Harzard's Younger Brother Kylian Hazard Has Join Chelsea

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Chelsea have completed the signing of Kylian Hazard, theyounger brother of Eden.We have today signed Kylian Hazard, who joins upwith our development squad...
Chelsea FC@ChelseaFCThe 22-year-old, a younger brother of Eden, is an attackingmidfielder who started his professional career in his nativeBelgium, first with White Star Brussels and then Zulte-Waregem. He joined Ujpest in the summer of 2015 andplayed 42 times for them.Kylian is the third of his siblings to move to StamfordBridge, with Thorgan Hazard having spent three years onChelsea’s books before joining Borussia Monchengladbachin 2015.He joined Ujpest from Zulte Waregem in 2015 but a kneeinjury saw him miss the majority of the 2016-17 season.He joins the Chelsea development squad who are home toSunderland on Saturday 9 September.

Good Luck Jonathan Blast Army Chief, You Are Jobless For Monitoring Social Media

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Immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan has taken a swipe at the President Muhammadu Buhari administration following his move to curb hate speech in the country.
By doing this, Jonathan shared a picture of a quote he made on Facebook in 2014.
The former President said in the quote, “I am the most abused and insulted President in the world but when I leave office, you will all remember me for the total ‘freedom’ you enjoyed under me.”
This came in apparent response to Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo’s earlier statement that the Federal Government would treat hate speech as terrorism.
Also, the Nigerian Army had during the week, said it would be monitoring social media posts.
However, while some of Jonathan’s followers applauded him for the post, others called him out for allegedly allowing corruption to thrive while he was on seat.

38 Senior Army Officers Petition Buhari over Wrongful Dismissal

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soldiers of the Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA) celebrate while standing in trenches in Lelo, outside Malakal, northern South Sudan, on October 16, 2016. Heavy fighting broke out on Ocotober 14 between SPLA (Government) and opposition forces in Wajwok and Lalo villages, outside Malakal. SPLA commanders claim they succeeded to keep their positions and assure their forces just responded "on self defence". / AFP PHOTO / Albert Gonzalez FarranALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN/AFP/Getty Images

Thirty-eight senior army officers have petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over what they described as wrongful dismissal from the Nigerian Army and accused the Minister of Defence, Brig-General Mansur Dan Ali (rtd), Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Yusuf Buratai of victimisation of innocent senior officers.

The retired officers alleged that Ali, Olonisakin and Bruatai abused their offices with impunity by maliciously punishing innocen…

Anambra Guber: Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu Drums Support For Obiano, Condemns Call For Election Boycott

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WRITTEN BY EJIKE ABANA
Governor Willie Obiano has continued to garner more support as more groups declare their determination to mobilize for him.

Inaugurating the Akpokuedike Fan Club, yesterday at Professor Dora Akunyili Women's Development Centre, Awka, state Deputy Governor, Dr. Nkem Okeke who spoke unbehalf of Governor Obiano, assured of continued delivery of good governance to State citizenry.
While expressing satisfaction at the level of support already garnered by Governor Obiano, Deputy Governor, Okeke noted that the Governor's commitment to leadership is responsible for such goodwill, saying that it's not out of place as they are exercising their right to a better life, as it is no longer just a matter of party affiliation, but about Governor Obiano's character and commitment to leadership.
Dr Okeke who assured of working with the Fan Club at the right time to mobilize people for the election to ensure Governor Obiano's return, stressed that i…

VCs, ASUU reject 120 cut-off mark for varsity admission

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•‘It’s FG’s ploy to destroy public varsities’ Olufemi Atoyebi and Folashade Adebayo SOME Vice-Chancellors and the Academic Staff Union of Universities have rejected the decision of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board to peg admission cut-off mark at 120 for universities and 100 for polytechnics, monotechnics and colleges of education.
ASUU said the action, which it described as a “sad policy decision,” was in tandem “with the dream of the present government to destroy public universities in the country.” Most of the vice-chancellors our correspondents interviewed on the issue maintained that they would not lower admission standards in their respective varsities. The vice-chancellors stated that the decision would add no value to the nation’s university system. For instance, in a statement issued by the Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, on the issue and released by his Media Assistant, Mr. Sunday Saanu, on Thursday,  the premier university stated tha…