The Great Knysna Fire Was Not Caused By Climate Change

[Daily Maverick] The faithful are quick to blame natural disasters on the sins of man. True to form, the ruins of Knysna were still burning when the Mail & Guardian’s environmental reporter, Sipho Kings, blamed climate change. “This is the new normal,” he wrote. Of course, that’s nonsense, and it’s pretty distasteful to boot.

[Daily Maverick] The faithful are quick to blame natural disasters on the sins of man. True to form, the ruins of Knysna were still burning when the Mail & Guardian's environmental reporter, Sipho Kings, blamed climate change. "This is the new normal," he wrote. Of course, that's nonsense, and it's pretty distasteful to boot.

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Govt Peace Moves Crashes Pipeline Vandalism By 12% – NNPC

[Daily Trust] The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has recorded 12.77 per cent reduction in downstream pipeline vandalism following the extensive engagement with oil and gas community stakeholders embarked upon by the federal gove…

[Daily Trust] The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has recorded 12.77 per cent reduction in downstream pipeline vandalism following the extensive engagement with oil and gas community stakeholders embarked upon by the federal government and the corporation.

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Prosecutors Once Again Dismiss Oromo Party Leader’s Objections

[Addis Standard] Federal prosecutors have today submitted their objections against the statement from Dr. Merera Gudina. Last month, Dr. Merera’ lawyers have submitted a letter requesting for the criminal charges against him to be separated from the te…

[Addis Standard] Federal prosecutors have today submitted their objections against the statement from Dr. Merera Gudina. Last month, Dr. Merera' lawyers have submitted a letter requesting for the criminal charges against him to be separated from the terrorism charges against the two foreign based media organizations OMN and ESAT, in the same file. Today, the court received the written objection from the prosecutors and adjourned the next hearing to give its verdict to July 07.

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5 Gov Aspirants Tackle Obiano for Allegedly Playing Politics in Church

[Vanguard] Five governorship aspirants in the November 18, 2017 governorship election in Anambra State, Senator Andy Uba, Chief Osita Chidoka, Prince Tony Nwoye, Chief Oseloka Obaze and Chief Zeribe Ezeanuna, weekend tackled Governor Willie Obiano for …

[Vanguard] Five governorship aspirants in the November 18, 2017 governorship election in Anambra State, Senator Andy Uba, Chief Osita Chidoka, Prince Tony Nwoye, Chief Oseloka Obaze and Chief Zeribe Ezeanuna, weekend tackled Governor Willie Obiano for allegedly playing politics in the church and declaring that there is no vacancy in the governorship seat of Anambra State.

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Ex-Militants Give Bank 15-Day Ultimatum Over Frozen N12 Billion

[Vanguard] Abuja -Some ex-militants, who invested in the controversial Virtual Currency Scheme, has given a major commercial bank in Nigeria a 15-day ultimatum to release the N12 billion belonging to them and other Nigerians frozen in the bank.

[Vanguard] Abuja -Some ex-militants, who invested in the controversial Virtual Currency Scheme, has given a major commercial bank in Nigeria a 15-day ultimatum to release the N12 billion belonging to them and other Nigerians frozen in the bank.

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Residents in Danger As Delta Community Turns Toxic Waste Dumpsite

[Vanguard] Warri -Residents of Egbeleku, Okpe Local Government Area, Delta State, now live in dangers following alleged compromise by the community leaders and an unidentified firm to dump suspected toxic waste in the community.

[Vanguard] Warri -Residents of Egbeleku, Okpe Local Government Area, Delta State, now live in dangers following alleged compromise by the community leaders and an unidentified firm to dump suspected toxic waste in the community.

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Wike, Abe Disagree Over Rivers APC Crisis

[Leadership] Rivers State governor, Chief Nyesom Wike and the senator representing Rivers South-East district in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, have disagreed on the current leadership crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC)…

[Leadership] Rivers State governor, Chief Nyesom Wike and the senator representing Rivers South-East district in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, have disagreed on the current leadership crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

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Herdsmen Scare Sends Jitters to Delta Community

[Vanguard] APPREHENSION has enveloped Onicha-Ukwani community, Ndokwa West Local Government Area, Delta State, following alleged threats of attack on its indigenes by suspected herdsmen.

[Vanguard] APPREHENSION has enveloped Onicha-Ukwani community, Ndokwa West Local Government Area, Delta State, following alleged threats of attack on its indigenes by suspected herdsmen.

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Rivers – Amaechi, Abe Battle for APC’s Soul

[Vanguard] Past reports of mutterings in the upper echelons of the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC last weekend overflowed with state party leader, Chibuke Amaechi on the spot over alleged moves to derail the purported govern…

[Vanguard] Past reports of mutterings in the upper echelons of the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC last weekend overflowed with state party leader, Chibuke Amaechi on the spot over alleged moves to derail the purported governorship plans of his loyalist, Magnus Abe.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria