Louisiana governor declares state of emergency for flood-hit New Orleans
11 August 2017 | 8:00 am
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency in New Orleans where flood pumps failed over the weekend, threatening the city haunted by Hurricane Katrina.
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Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has called for the scrapping of senate to cut cost of governance.
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Ondo state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has been received with mammoth crowd in Akure, after the judgment of the Court of Appeal.
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Niger state governor has promised to ensure the safe return of Kidnapped students by the bandits.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, a state investigation has found. US President Joe Biden and other fellow Democrats are calling for him to step down.
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Salima Mazari, a female district governor in male-dominated Afghanistan, is on a mission: recruiting men to fight the Taliban. Life has changed little in many areas the insurgents have captured, but in Charkint, the ruggedly remote district of mountains and valleys that Mazari governs, about an hour south of Mazar-i-Sharif in Balkh province, the stakes are higher.
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The governor of Nigeria's Katsina State has told locals to arm themselves against would-be attackers, saying security wasn't only the government's responsibility. Aminu Masari has blamed residents for giving in too easily to attackers amid ongoing kidnappings and raids by armed gangs.
29 Aug 2021
On a long ribbon of land between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, industrial pollution puts the area's mostly African-American residents at nearly 50 times the risk of cancer than the United States average, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Then "Cancer Alley," as it's known, began making headlines for a different reason last spring: one of its parishes -- Louisiana's equivalent of US counties -- was hit with the highest rate of Covid-19 related deaths in the country.
5 Sep 2021
The storm has damaged buildings and caused massive power outages. President Joe Biden has promised federal assistance in the Gulf Coast region for "as long as it takes."
30 Aug 2021
Olympic athlete and transgender reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner meets with California voters two weeks before the election against incumbent Democrat Gavin Newsom. "I love a good fight", says the Republican candidate who promises to "lower taxes, less regulations, build a pro-business environment".
30 Aug 2021
Hurricane Ida hit the US coast after escalating into a Category 4 storm. Residents and officials are now facing what Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has warned could be the worst storm since the 1850s.
31 Aug 2021
Residents carry out rescue missions in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida made landfall, killing two and stranding many in rising floodwaters. Ida, which has been downgraded to a tropical depression, knocked out power for all of New Orleans, with more than a million properties across Louisiana without power, according to an outage tracker.
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"Even the morning after, we’re still uncovering the true depth of the loss," New York Governor Kathy Hochul says during a news conference a day after remnants of Hurricane Ida slammed New York City.
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