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Operation Karamin Goro, Antonio Conte: Your Friday briefing

Cape Town set to reach out to the bottled water industry

The Voëlvlei dam project has been sped up to help Cape Town cope with the drought. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks/GroundUp

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Good morning, Here are yesterday’s top stories, and a look ahead – Click on any title to read the complete story.

Following three weeks of consultations and meetings across the Niger Delta region, the group, in resolutions adopted in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, yesterday, also gave Fulani herdsmen one months to the vacate the region or face dire consequences.

Signatories to the resolution included, but not limited to John Duku (Niger Delta Watchdogsand Convener, Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators; Ekpo Ekpo (Niger Delta Volunteers), Osarolor Nedam (Niger Delta Warriors) and Simply Benjamin (Bakassi Strike Force).

Zuma asked to declare national disaster as day Zero looms

Voëlvlei Dam (file photo). Photo: Ashraf Hendricks/GroundUp

South African National Bottled Water Association (Sanbwa) chairperson John Weaver said that some of their members have donated water to afflicted areas in the past and have sold water at a cost.

“This cost could be dramatically reduced were government to allow for an emergency water category that, for example, allowed bottlers to omit labels.

The Aziz Ansari furore isn’t the end of #MeToo. It’s just the beginning

‘Women do not cope well with male discomfort.’ Aziz Ansari in Master of None. Photo: K.C. Bailey/Netflix/Netflix

Strap yourselves in, kids: it’s about to get bumpy. The cautionary tale of Aziz Ansari has split the room. The comedian has become an emblem of something – whether that’s aggressor, hypocrite, bad shag or wronged man only Netflix can decide. Whatever your stance, it’s hard to deny the heterosexual boat has truly been rocked. Men are scared. What are the rules? Where are the lines? Who’s even in charge here? Women are getting cold feet: “The movement’s getting out of hand”, “She went too far with this”, and the real kicker – “What an insult to real survivors”.

Chelsea are drifting and Conte's era seem to be coming to an end

Claudio Ranieri believes his compatriot Antonio Conte is not yearning for a return to Italy, although the Chelsea manager may have expected to make more signings in the summer transfer window. Photo:

Antonio Conte’s reign at Chelsea, or at least the meaningful part of it, began with a half-time switch to a back three at the Emirates, and it feels a lot like it has ended with the same. The Champions League could yet save a drifting season – memories of that win away against Atlético have not entirely faded – but it was the feel of Wednesday night that was so damning. When, after all, was the last time anybody was out-tacticked by Arsène Wenger?


The Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, has warned residents to stop drinking ‘raw garri’ as three persons were confirmed dead in the state as a result of Lassa fever.

The killer disease is rapidly spreading across many parts of the country.

Seven cases of Lassa fever patients were also confirmed in the state.

Mr. Okorocha, who gave the confirmation in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES through his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, advised indigenes of the state to stop drinking raw garri (cassava flakes) as well as avoid crowded areas.


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At a time when there are vociferous calls for “restructuring”, “true federalism”, “actualization of Biafra” and accompanying unconstitutional hate-inducing ultimatums; added to the already incredible challenges of bad or poor governance, as illustrated by the humongous cases of corruption and the executive-legislative imbroglio over budgetary appropriation and its implementation; it is pertinently apt to pose such questions as: “what future for Nigeria?” and what is the role of key stakeholders, such as the youth, in shaping the future? A lot of the agitations and counter agitations are being made by people who classify themselves, or a being classified as “youth”, in various groupings of dubious conceptualization.  Are they, really, the youth? Who are the youth, and what should be their appropriate role for the future of our country?

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