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China shuts down ports, railways, trains as typhoon In-Fa gets closer

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China shut down ports and railways on Saturday in anticipation of Typhoon In-Fa; which would be the sixth typhoon to hit this year.

 

According to the provincial meteorological department; In-Fa is currently located about 395 km southeast of Xiangshan County in Zhejiang, with a maximum wind force of 144 km per hour.

 

The typhoon is expected to make landfall in the eastern or northeastern coastal areas of Zhejiang province, south of Shanghai; between the afternoon and night on Sunday.

 

The storm had sustained winds of 155 kph (95 mph) with gusts up to 191 kph (120 mph); as it moved northwest away from Taiwan; the meteorological department said.

 

Chinese authorities have issued a level III alert, the third-highest, for the typhoon.

 

The airport in the provincial capital of Hangzhou; southwest of Shanghai, cancelled 90% of flights on Sunday and was expected to cancel more on Monday; the newspaper Zhejiang Daily reported on its website.

 

 

 

Large container ships were evacuated from Yangshan Port in Shanghai; fearing strong winds would reach 89 to 102 kph.

 

Train service in parts of the Yangtze River Delta region around Shanghai will also be suspended from Saturday to Thursday, Xinhua said.

 

AFP reported that authorities in Shanghai have closed many parks and museums as a precaution and cautioned people to stay indoors.

 

The Chinese province of Henan witnessed unprecedented flooding this week following a torrential rain, in which 58 people have died; more than 495,000 people have been evacuated, and millions had been trapped without access to food and water.

 

State media warned that In-Fa could bring with it even more torrential downpour in inundated parts of the province.

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‘Nothing Must Happen To Him’ Nigerians Warn As Chiwetalu Agu Rocks Biafra Flag Outfit

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Nigerians on social media have expressed concerns about veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu after photos of him posing with a Biafra flag outfit surfaced online.

The actor who seemed to have joined the league of celebrities pledging their support for the restoration of the independent state of Biafra, in the Old Eastern Region of Nigeria was pictured rocking a Biafra outfit.

However, the photos of the 65-year-old actor in half of a yellow sun outfit has stirred reactions as fans genuinely fear for his safety warning the authorities that nothing should happen to him for expressing his God-given human right.



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See reactions the photos generated below;

@weighbunny wrote; “Chaii. My heart skipped, I think say na another thing…It is well with him”

@____f.o.e wrote; “Now his safety is in danger.”

dumebiblog wrote; ‘‘Embrace who you are”

uwakautos wrote; ”Nothing must happened to this man oo”

oneheart_but_two wrote; “The best I’ve seen today.”

majorchuks wrote; “Odogwu” 

oluwatobi_official wrote; ‘Make una no put this man for trouble oo’

i_am_dollypee wrote; ‘Ki won lo yin baba oni baba lorun’

Biafra, officially the Republic of Biafra, was a secessionist state in West Africa that separated from Nigeria and existed from May 1967 to January 1970.

Over the years, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have continued to advocate for the secession of the Igbo-populated Southeast zone, by demanding a referendum from the federal government and going public with calls for the creation of a sovereign Biafra nation.


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Why I Want To Be Next APC National Chairman – Ali Modu Sheriff

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A former Governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has revealed why he wants to become the next national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Naija News reports that the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee led by Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni is yet to fix a date for the national convention where new National Working Committee (NWC) members would be elected.

Speaking on Wednesday in Abakaliki, when he visited Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state, Sheriff said he wants to unite the party if allowed to be the APC national chairman.



He stated that as a former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he has all the experience needed to succeed.

The former governor disclosed that he was in the state to consult with the governor because of his influence in the South East and among his colleagues.

Sheriff commended Umahi for his “giant strides” across all sectors in the state and urged him to keep up the good work.

He added that the APC is proud of his achievements in the state, adding that the two strongest states in the Southeast are APC states.

“You are very influential in APC and your fellow governors and leaders across the country rate you highly for your infrastructural strides, among other achievements.

“The only two strongest states in Southeastern Nigeria are APC states. With what I have seen, I can now tell people to visit Ebonyi State, this is because you have made APC governors proud,” he said.

Speaking further, Sheriff said the next president can come from any part of the country, adding that Buhari should be supported to complete his tenure.

“It is, however, not the time to talk about the next president because an incumbent is still in office and should be supported to accomplish his goals,” he said.


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Akwa Ibom: Emmanuel Signs Anti-Open Grazing Bill into Law

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Following the resolution of the Southern Governors Forum against the open grazing of cattle, Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has signed the Anti-Open Grazing Bill into law.

Recall that the state House of Assembly has passed the bill into law on Tuesday during its plenary, presided over by the Speaker, Aniekan Bassey.

The assembly, however, allowed the establishment of ranches and livestock administration in the state, after it adopted the recommendations of the Joint House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lands and Housing.


During the signing at Exco Chambers Government House on Wednesday in Uyo, Governor Emmanuel said the open rearing and grazing of livestock has been banned in the state.

The governor added that a task force will be set up to monitor enforcement as defaulters will pay a fine of N10 million naira as stipulated in the bill.

Emmanuel stated that the bill will promote modern techniques of animal husbandry, promote job opportunities and expand the value chain in livestock business as well as promote international best practices in the state.

The governor added that the bill will promote the production of high quality livestock in the state as well as promote international best practices.

He further said that the bill will promote the growth of livestock farming and prevent the destruction of farms, crops settlements and homes caused by open rearing across the state.

Naija News reports that the signing was witnessed by the Deputy Governor, Speaker State House of Assembly, Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, State Executive Council Members.

Others who witnessed the assent include Chairmen of Boards and Commissions, Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Extra-Ministerial Departments.


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