Many feared dead after tanker blast in southeast Nigeria Jan 13, 2019 0 527 12345 Warri: Nigerian police on Saturday said many people were feared dead after a petrol tanker veered off the road, caught fire and exploded as people tried to recover fuel. The vehicle crashed in the Odukpani area of the southeastern state of Cross River, at about 5pm on Friday. Local residents rushed to collect the leaking fuel when it caught fire, triggering the blast. Police said the blast could have been sparked by the clashing of steel containers used to scoop up the petrol. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Kerala tops list with 5 out of 10 tourist spots in India Jan 13, 2019 0 314 India rejects Pakistani claim over Chinese mission attack Jan 13, 2019 0 284 Modi makes strong pitch for re-election, takes aim at oppn Jan 13, 2019 0 252 Tripura shutdown cripples life in tribal areas Agartala: A 12-hour shutdown, called by six tribal parties in the tribal areas of Tripura to protest police firing earlier this week injuring six youths agitating against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, crippled .. Delhi air ‘severe’, only rain could bring relief New Delhi: The air in Delhi-NCR turned ‘severe’ on Saturday due to calm winds and high humidity, authorities said, adding only rain could improve the situation to some extent. The overall air quality index (AQI) of Delhi .. New SP-BSP alliance increases pressure on India’s ruling party AFP Lucknow Two regional parties that were former bitter rivals announced an unlikely alliance Saturday to fight Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Hindu nationalist party in a looming general election. The .. Nigeria’s chief justice facing assets charges: Code of Conduct Court Abuja: -Nigeria’s most senior judge has been charged with failing to declare his assets, the Code of Conduct Tribunal said on Saturday. Tribunal spokesman Ibraheem Al-Hassan said the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter .. ANC kicks off S Africa poll campaign with vow to restore democracy Durban: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday launched the ANC’s campaign for legislative elections in May, acknowledging the party’s past mistakes and promising to restore democratic institutions .. Pro-Kabila camp wins DRC legislative poll; recount sought for presidency Kinshasa: Parties supporting outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo president Joseph Kabila won a majority in long-delayed legislative elections, according to a tally of results released Saturday, as the opposition .. 10% upper caste quota bill gets Indian president’s nod IANS New Delhi President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday approved a constitutional amendment that provides 10 per cent reservation to economically weaker general category people in education and government jobs. The .. 2019 polls will be fight between democracy, dictatorship: Cong IANS New Delhi The Congress on Saturday said that 2019 general election will be a fight between “dictatorship and democaracy” and between “empty sermons” of the ruling party and its own “impeccable” record of service ..