*14 people die of cholera in Borno (Vanguard)* News of President Buhari’s trip to U.S. is fake – Lai Mohammed (PremiumTimes)  

*14 people die of cholera in Borno (Vanguard)* News of President Buhari’s trip to U.S. is fake – Lai Mohammed (PremiumTimes)   


14 people die of cholera in Borno (Vanguard)

Fourteen people have died of cholera in northeast Nigeria, with most of the victims living in a camp for people displaced by Boko Haram violence, the health ministry said Saturday.

“Up to September 1, 14 deaths have been reported,” the health ministry said in a statement, adding that “the total number of suspected cholera cases stands at 186.” Read more

News of President Buhari’s trip to U.S. is fake – Lai Mohammed (PremiumTimes)

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has urged Nigerians to disregard the fake news being circulated via a parody Twitter account and an old NTA news video that President

Muhammadu Buhari is travelling or has travelled to the U.S. Read more

Emir Sanusi to political leaders at Sallah: Caution your followers against violence (NTA)

The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi,  has called on political leaders to caution their followers against acts of violence. Sanusi made the call on Sunday during the traditional Hawan Nasarawa at the Government House in Kano. ‎‎

“I am calling on political leaders to caution their followers against‎ political violence and thuggery,” he said. He also urged the government to create ‎employment for youths in the country in order to reduce the economic hardship being faced in the country. Read more

JUTH: Stop sacking resident doctors, court orders CMD (Tribune)

National Industrial Court presided over by Honourable Justice Waziri Abalin has ordered the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the Jos University Teaching Hospital, JUTH, Professor Edmund Banwat to desist from sacking resident doctors in the health institution.

Justice Waziri Abali also ordered the Chief Medical Director and the hospital to fully comply with the circular issued by the Federal Ministry of Health regarding the Residency Training Programme of the doctors. Read more

Why yam is costly – Farmers (PMNews)

Most yam farmers and sellers in Benin have observed that the cost of the produce is not connected with the recent approval given by the Federal Government for yam export.

In separate interviews on Sunday in Benin, they noted that beside the high cost of farm implements such as cutlass and pesticides, high cost of labour has contributed to the prevailing market price of the produce. Read more

Pastor Adeboye celebrates wife, says ‘for love, I can kill for her’ (Tribune)

Septuagenarian General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, has declared that he can kill anyone who tampers with his beloved wife, Pastor (Mrs) Foluke Adeboye, for love. Read more

Kenya opposition leader says he will not share power (Reuters)

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Sunday that his coalition will not share power, two days after the Supreme Court annulled last month’s presidential election and ordered a new poll within 60 days.

“We will not share power,” Odinga, speaking in Kiswahili outside a church in Nairobi, said. “We will not divide the loaf,” a well-known local reference to power. Read more

Gang of migrants clash with French riot police (DailyMail)

Three police officers were injured during clashes with migrants trying to get on board UK-bound lorries struck in traffic jams in Calais.

Violence broke out after the French blamed the British for failing to open enough vehicle lanes at the end of the holiday season. Read more

A Christmas Carol play inspired by social media and M1 service stations (Guardian)

Charles Dickens’s extraordinary invention of names is among the great delights of his tales. Long after Scrooge became a synonym for a miser, a forthcoming adaptation of A Christmas Carol by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) will introduce a host of new Dickensian names for 21st-century audiences, including a Herr Uber, a Mrs Snapchat and a Mr Tinder. Read more

Woman dies and two men hospitalised after taking MDMA in London (Guardian)

Police have issued a warning over ecstasy after a woman died and two men were hospitalised after taking MDMA pills at two London nightclubs. All three were Vietnamese nationals in south London.

The 22-year-old woman died in King’s College Hospital on 28 August after being taken ill at a house in Knight’s Hill, Lambeth. Police have established she had taken drugs with some friends at Crystals nightclub in Lewisham on the night of 27 into 28 August. Read more

Texas governor says Harvey damage could climb to $180 billion (Reuters)

Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday estimated damage from Hurricane Harvey at $150 billion to $180 billion, calling it more costly than epic hurricanes Katrina or Sandy and fuelling a debate over how to pay for the disaster. Read more

JetBlue burned my butt with hot tea: lawsuit (Metro)

A Manhattan woman is putting JetBlue on the legal hot seat after the airline torched her keister with hot tea, then treated her “like a child” when she begged for help, she claims in a lawsuit.

Michelle Lavin, 25, suffered second-and third-degree burns on her butt during a “torturous” five hour, 40 minute flight to Las Vegas, but says what burned her more was the way the flight crew dismissed her suffering. Read more

George Clooney: ‘There’s a dark cloud hanging over our country’ (PageSix)

George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” has a timely subplot — based both on present times and a 1957 incident — about racism in white America. That subplot, however, resounded deeply during the Venice Film Festival press conference for the film, which stars Matt Damon and Julianne Moore.

“I was watching a lot of speeches on the campaign trail about building fences and scapegoating minorities and I started looking around at other times in our history when we’ve unfortunately fallen back into these things,” said Clooney, talking about how the pic germinated. Read more

Donald Trump refuses to rule out MILITARY ASSAULT on North Korea (StarSunday)

The US President was quizzed by reporters as he left church following Pyongyang’s detonation of a hydrogen bomb five-times more powerful than the weapon dropped on Hiroshima.

Trump simply said “we’ll see” when asked if the US would take military action on North Korea.

He has previously promised “fire and fury” and warned Kim Jong-un the US military is “locked and loaded” in needed to tackle North Korea. Read more

Cornwall floods leave motorists trapped in vehicles (BBC)

Overnight rainfall caused water to reach heights of 4ft (121cm) in some places on Sunday.

A flood alert was issued by the Environment Agency, who said the main areas of concern were the rivers Camel, Allen and Bodmin Town Leat. Read more

North Korea says it has developed ‘advanced hydrogen bomb’ (RT)

North Korea has developed a new, more advanced hydrogen nuke that is small enough to be fitted on a new intercontinental ballistic missile, state media KCNA has claimed.

According to the KCNA report, North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Institute has created a “more developed nuke,” bringing about a “signal turn” in the country’s nuclear arsenal. Kim Jong-un, the country’s leader, inspected the new weapon during his visit to the nuclear facility. Read more

Hamilton wins in Italy to take Formula One championship lead (Ogssians)

Lewis Hamilton won the Italian Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday with a dominant drive that sent the Briton clear at the top of the Formula One world championship for the first time in a year.

The triple champion, who started the race from a record 69th career pole position, led Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas to a runaway one-two finish in front of the massed ranks of red-shirted Ferrari fans. Read more

Bradley Lowery: Charity football match at Everton’s Goodison Park (BBC)

TV stars and former footballers have taken part in a celebrity charity match in memory of Bradley Lowery.

Two teams, led by Everton legend Peter Reid and model Katie Price, went head-to-head at Goodison Park. Read more

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Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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