Saraki emerges Senate President
Senator Ahmed Lawan(Borno), who emerged the consensus candidate of the All Progressives Congress, was not nominated.
Inauguration: Police lock out journalists, workers from N’Assembly
Ahead of the inauguration of the 8th Legislature of the National Assembly today (Tuesday) in Abuja, the Police have condoned off the National Assembly complex, barring no fewer than 2,000 people from gaining entry into the complex.
Those denied entry by the overzealous police operatives include journalists, who will cover the inauguration, and essential duty workers.
President Muhammadu Buhari will proclaim the 8th National Assembly at a ceremony, starting by 10am today.
10 die in China floods
Heavy rainfall has plagued eight provinces and one municipality in south China since Sunday, causing 10 deaths and leaving four missing, said the Ministry of Civil Affairs Tuesday.
Downpour has triggered floods, landslides and hail storms in Zhejiang, Anhui, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Chongqing, Sichuan and Guizhou, said a ministry press release.
Among the victims, five drowned, two were struck by falling rocks and two were buried under landslides. The last was killed in the collapse of a building, according to the ministry.
In Guizhou Province, where torrential rain has left four people dead and four others missing, more than 10,000 residents have been relocated and nearly 6,700 are in need of basic necessities, according to statistics from the provincial civil affairs department.
Affecting nearly 370,000 people in 30 counties, the disaster has inflicted direct economic loss of nearly 300 million yuan (48.3 million U.S. dollars), by toppling more than 300 rooms and damaging 17,000 hectares of farmland.
Downpour has also affected 553,900 residents in seven cities and prefectures in Hunan Province, according to the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters.
posted by Henry Uwalaka @ 11:14 am 09/06/2015