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Nigerian church collapse kills at least 60 worshippers

The roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria, killing at least 60 people. The Reigners Bible Church International in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom state, was still under construction and workers had been rushing to finish it in time for a ceremony to ordain founder Akan Weeks as a bishop.
Hundreds of people, including Governor Udom Emmanuel, were inside when a support beam crashed onto worshippers and the ridges iron roof caved in. Governor Emmanuel and Bishop Weeks escaped unhurt.
Bodies of at least 60 victims have been retrieved but the toll could mount as a crane is removing the debris.The governor’s spokesman, Ekerete Udoh, said the state government will hold an enquiry to investigate if anyone compromised building standards.

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Iran Air said Sunday it had finalized a contract to buy 80 planes from US firm Boeing, the official IRNA news agency reported. “Fifty of the planes are 737 and the other 30 are the long haul 777 that will be delivered to Iran Air in a period of 10 years,” said Farhad Parvaresh, chief executive of the national carrier, who signed the contract with Boeing officials in Tehran. IRNA reported that the contract was worth $16.6 billion (15.7 billion euros). Following an initial agreement in June, the sale of the planes was given final approval by the US government in September. Washington lifted many of its sanctions on Iran under a nuclear deal that came into force in January, but many restrictions have remained in place that mean companies trading with Tehran must receive explicit approval from the White House.
Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in the northeastern Nigerian town of Madagali on Friday, killing 30 people and wounding 57, an army spokesman said.“Based on the report from our men working on the ground, 30 were killed and 57 people were injured,” said Major Badare Akintoye, a spokesman for an army unit based in Mubi, like Madagali a town in Adamawa state. “Security agents have taken over the area to avoid enemies coming in to cause another attack,” he said.
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Baghdad on Sunday for talks with Iraqi leaders on the US-backed military campaign against Islamic State militants in Mosul, the Pentagon said. It said Carter would meet Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the president of the Kurdish region Massoud Barzani, and the commander of the US-led coalition supporting Iraqi forces, US Lieutenant-General Steve Townsend.
A roadside bomb in northern Egypt killed a civilian and injured three policemen on Friday in the second attack on the security forces in a day, security sources said. The latest attack in the Kafr El Sheikh governorate in the Nile Delta followed a bombing in Cairo in which six policemen were killed in an attack claimed by an Islamist militant group. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in northern Egypt.

Wada Na Todo (WNTA) and Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action (YUVA)!

We cordially invite you to the Consultation “Anchoring Sustainable Development Goals  (SDGs) Goal-11 in the Indian Context” on 12 December 2016 at Casurina Hall, India Habitat Centre, Delhi, jointly organized By Youth for Unity And Voluntary Action (Yuva) and Wada Na Todo Abhiyan (WNTA).

The consultation is intended to bring together the eminent personalities from the Civil Society Organizations and and officials from the Government of India to begin a process of anchoring the Sustainable Development Goals  (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda (NUA) in India’s missions, policies and schemes. It also strives to create awareness on the binding nature of the SDGs. Through the consultation we aim to develop and contextualise indicators for the targets listed under SDG 11and develop an accountability mechanism.


  1. Map existing national urban development policies and strategies to commitments under the SDGs.
  2. Assess how we can achieve these goals, especially Goal 11, and unpack its linkages to the New Urban Agenda.
  3. Deliberate if the eradication of poverty and the “leave no one behind” agenda is rooted in India’s current urban policies – question what more needs to be done and what needs to be done differently to realise these goals.
  4. Develop an urban perspective on all other goals within the ideas of right to the city.
  5. Discuss the role of civil society in supporting the achievement of Goal 11 and the New Urban Agenda.

Please also find attached a detailed concept note and schedule with the sessions and panelists for your kind reference.
Wada Na Todo Abhiyan
C-1/E, IInd Floor, Green Park EXt.
New Delhi – 110016.


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