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Two corps members die in ghastly motor accident

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Two yet to be identified National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members have died in a ghastly motor accident that occurred along Katsina – Kankara road in Katsina State.

The victims are a male from Anambra and a female from Akwa Ibom state, Channels Television reports.

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It was reported that the deceased corps members were travelling along with other colleagues in a vehicle with the inscription ‘Corpers For Christ’ to attend a wedding at a Catholic Church in Funtua when the accident happened.

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According to an eyewitness, the driver of the vehicle with the inscription “Corpers For Christ” tried applying brakes but the bus swerved and hit a nearby tree.

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Greece to ask EU to intervene in gas row with Turkey

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 Greece says it will ask for an emergency meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council to take a stand on a row with Turkey over gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean.

The statement from Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ office on Tuesday came after he met Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias to talk about the situation.

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Tensions have been mounting between Greece and fellow NATO neighbour Turkey over Ankara’s exploration of potential gas fields in the eastern Mediterranean.

Turkey said it had sent three research vessels to the contested area and plans to keep them there until Aug. 23, a move Greece has described as a provocation.

Ankara returned to the drilling plans following a suspension in July to open the possibility of a negotiated solution.

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It accused Greece of signing a pirates’ agreement with Egypt to outline an exclusive economic zone for oil and gas drilling.

Athens claims Turkey’s search in the region is illegal. The EU has also condemned the Turkish actions and asked Ankara to cease them.

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DISCO urges tenants to verify electricity bill before renting apartment

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The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) on Tuesday urged potential tenants to always verify electricity bill status before renting apartments in Kano, Katsina and Jigawa States.

KEDCO gave the advice in a statement signed by its Head, Corporate Communications, Alhaji Ibrahim Shawai, and issued to newsmen on Tuesday in Kano.

He said that the advice was necessitated by the huge unpaid electricity bills by out-going tenants in the Kano Franchise area.

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“It has been observed that many tenants pay a percentage of their bills while some even refused to pay or skip payments.

“This has sadly accumulated huge unpaid debts which are often left unpaid when such tenants are packing from those houses.

“It is unfair to heap the huge outstanding electricity bills on people that did not enjoy the services, customers must take responsibility for their bills in the overall interest of the power sector.

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“This has become imperative in view of the observations made by the field staff of KEDCO and the need for incoming tenants to avoid inheriting bills of services that were never rendered to them,” he said.

Shawai enjoined customers to cultivate the habit of paying their bills in full to avoid leaving behind huge bills which might create issues for intending tenants, KEDCO, and landlords.

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He also called on all landlords to be involved in the electricity bill status of their properties to avoid any challenge with KEDCO.

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Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung volcano erupts, covers sky in thick smoke (Video)

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A volcano in Indonesia erupted on Monday sending a towering column of ash more than 3 miles into the sky and raining down on nearby villages.

Mount Sinabung, located on Indonesia’s Sumatra Island, has been active since 2010 and had a spike in activity in recent days, including a pair of smaller eruptions over the weekend.

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Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center said there were no reports of deaths or injuries from the eruption but that lava flows were possible.

“People living nearby are advised to be on alert for the potential appearance of lava,” the agency said.

Residents in nearby villages were advised to stay at least 3.1 miles from the crater’s mouth.

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