Desertification Environment Foreign News

Death toll in S/Africa building collapse hits 27

The death toll from a building collapse in South Africa’s coastal city of George has increased to 27, with 25 construction workers still missing, authorities reported on Monday. The multi-story building under construction collapsed at 2:09 p.m. last Monday in the coastal city of George. George City is located about 400 kilometres east of Cape […]

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He was a committed party man –  Agbi 

From Our Correspondent The Deputy National Chairman South of Consolidated APC Grassroots Movement (CAGraM), Dr Stephen Agbi, has commiserated with the family of Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu over his death. TheNewsZenith reports that Akeredolu died in the early hours of Wednesday at the age of 67, after a protracted illness. In a press statement, on Thursday, […]

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MohBad: PDP’s Jandor urges dilligent investigation

 By Our Correspondent Dr Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, gubernatorial candidate of Lagos PDP in the 2023 general elections, has called for diligence in the investigation into the death of an Afrobeats musician, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba. Adediran (a.k.a JANDOR) made the call in a statement issued by Gbenga Ogunleye, Head of Media and Communications for JANDOR4GOVERNOR Campaign Organisation, […]

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Disasters Environment Foreign News

Death toll from Morocco earthquake hits 820

The death toll from a strong earthquake that struck Morocco on Friday night has risen to 820, said the country’s Interior Ministry on Saturday. The earthquake also injured at least 672, according to the latest update from the ministry. A 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit Morocco Friday at 11.11 p.m. local time (2211 GMT) at a depth […]

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General Security

POLAC tragedy: IGP condoles family, set-up inquiry

By Abdulfatah Babatunde  The Inspector General of Police (IGP) has set up a seven-man Panel of Inquiry to investigate the cause of the tragic death of a police cadet at the Nigeria Police Academy (POLAC), Wudil, Kano State. Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, announced this in a statement emailed to TheNewsZenith on Tuesday […]

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Foreign News

Death toll in Johannesburg fire hit 63

No fewer than 63 people died and 43 others sustained injuries, on Thursday when a building in a South African city centre caught fire, an official said. Robert Mulaudzi, spokesperson for the City of Johannesburg Emergency Management Services, said they received information that the five-storey building was on fire at around 1.30 a.m. on Thursday […]

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Foreign News Transportation

Flight Horror: Pilot collapses, dies onboard Boeing 787

A pilot, Ivan Andaur, has collapsed and died in a toilet onboard a Boeing 787 while flying from Miami to Chile. Andaur, 56, was flying flight LA505 from Miami International Airport to Santiago, Chile, on Sunday night, when he fell ill. LATAM Airline, in a statement, said Andaur had been a pilot for 25 years. […]

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General Politics

Omititi, Lagos lawmaker slums, dies in Jos

By Our Correspondent A member of Lagos State House of Assembly (LAHA), AbduSobur Olawale ( popularly called Omititi) has reportedly slum and died on Tuesday in Jos, Plateau State. Omititi was among thousands of supporters of the ruling APC who stormed Jos for the flag off of the Presidential Campaign rally of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed […]

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Foreign News

Death toll rises to 42 in Philippines flash floods

The death toll has risen to 42 and more people were found missing after a strong overnight downpour flooded a number of towns in the Maguindanao province in the southern Philippines, a local official said Friday. Naguib Sinarimbo, interior and local government minister of Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), said 27 people were […]

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