Damaged building collapses three months after Beirut blast

A deserted building that was damaged by the powerful explosion that hit the Beirut Port in August collapsed due to heavy rain on Wednesday, witnesses and police said.

The structure, located in the Medawar area opposite the port, was among several residential buildings declared unfit to live in after the Aug. 4 blast.

The blast killed more than 190 people in the Lebanese capital.

Some 6,000 others were injured and around 300,000 people displaced.

The blast fuelled months of protests against Lebanon’s ruling class.

The government was forced to resign days after the accident, in which nearly 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate stored at the port blew up.

On Tuesday, police warned people living in the area against walking or parking their cars near the badly damaged and unstable buildings for fear that the heavy rain and winds could bring them down.



Money laundering: Dismiss Mompha’s no-case submission, EFCC tells court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has beseeched Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss the no-case submission filed by suspected internet fraudster, Ismail Mustapha, also known as Mompha, who is standing trial over an alleged N32.9 billion fraud.

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FCTA bans #EndSARS protest, street demonstrations in Abuja

The Security Committee of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has banned all street demonstrations, protests and processions in the territory, including the EndSARS protest.

A statement on Thursday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Minister of FCT, Anthony Ogunleye, the decision to ban all street demonstrations was taken at the committee’s meeting on Tuesday.

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Okonjo-Iweala in Aso Rock, holds meeting with Buhari

Former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, is at the presidential villa, Abuja for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

She came into the president’s office accompanied by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo and the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Zubair Dada.

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