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Oil drops for sixth straight week as Omicron jolts markets

Oil drops for sixth straight week as Omicron jolts markets

Oil slid for a sixth straight week, marking the longest stretch of weekly declines since 2018, as the omicron variant jolts markets and OPEC+ continues to hike supply. West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 2.8% this week. The spread of [...]

December 4, 2021 Business, Economy, Oil & Gas
Ekiti 2022: APC’s lethargic outing, PDP’s crowded race

Ekiti 2022: APC’s lethargic outing, PDP’s crowded race

In about two months, political parties interested in the 2022 governorship election in Ekiti State are expected to conclude their primaries.  In All Progressives Congress (APC), aspirants jostling to replace incumbent Governor Kayode Fayemi are yet to publicly declare. The [...]

December 4, 2021 Government and politics
Zamfara residents cry out as bandits block local roads

Zamfara residents cry out as bandits block local roads

Residents of Shinkafi local government area in Zamfara State have cried out to the government over constant blockade of their roads by bandits. The two main exit routes from the local government headquarters have been blocked by bandits since Tuesday. [...]

December 4, 2021 Security
Senate Paid N1.7billion For Cars Without Receipts

Senate Paid N1.7billion For Cars Without Receipts

Civil society organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has decried the misappropriation of funds by lawmakers of the upper chamber of Nigeria’s National Assembly as revealed by the Auditor-General of the Federation’s report. Taking to its Twitter handle on [...]

December 4, 2021 Law
Terrorists Attack Kaduna Village, Kill 2, Abduct About 50

Terrorists Attack Kaduna Village, Kill 2

Two peasants were killed and not fewer than 50 abducted when terrorists attacked the Unguwan Gimbiya community on the outskirts of Kaduna.  A clergy who craved anonymity, said: ” the bandits struck in the early hours of today ( Friday), [...]

December 4, 2021 Security
Libyan court reinstates Saif Gaddafi as presidential candidate

Libyan court reinstates Saif Gaddafi as presidential candidate

The son of Libya’s longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi has been given the go-ahead to run in the country’s upcoming presidential election, his lawyer said, a week after being disqualified for what Libyan authorities said were war crimes committed during the [...]

December 3, 2021 Africa, Government and politics
‘Nigeria, others should cautiously decommission fossil fuels’

‘Nigeria should cautiously decommission fossil fuels’

Despite the gradual transition to renewable energy, African countries have been warned of the impending economic challenges that may arise from the urgency in decommissioning fossil fuels by 2050. Speaking at the 12th edition of PwC Nigeria’s yearly power and [...]

December 3, 2021 Business, Economy, Oil & Gas
Jailbreak: Nigerian govt releases photos of wanted inmates

Nigerian govt releases photos of wanted inmates

The Ministry of Interior, Thursday, published the photos of prison inmates who escaped from Jos Medium Security Custodial Centre on Sunday. Some 262 inmates escaped from the facility on November 28, but the interior ministry said 10 of them have [...]

December 3, 2021 Government and politics, Law
Delta Independent Power Project Is A Fraud

Delta Independent Power Project Is A Fraud

Delta State Coalition of Civil Societies has described the state’s newly inaugurated Independent Power Project (IPP), located in Asaba, the state capital, as a ‘fraud and conduit for government officials to loot the state treasury’. The coalition described the project [...]

December 3, 2021 Law
Anambra Airport Cleared For Flight Operations

Anambra Airport Cleared For Flight Operations

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has issued authority to Anambra state government to open. Anambra International Cargo And Passenger Airport for commercial operations with effect from 2nd December, 2021. In a letter dated 1st December, 2021, addressed to Governor [...]

December 3, 2021 Transportation
Ethiopian gov’t retook string of towns from Tigray forces

Ethiopian gov’t retook string of towns from Tigray forces

The Ethiopian government says its forces recaptured Shewa Robit, a town some 220km (135 miles) from the capital Addis Ababa, which was claimed last week by fighters from the northern Tigray region. Government spokesman Legesse Tulu said on Wednesday Shewa [...]

December 2, 2021 Military
Subsidy removal won’t spike inflation, says World Bank

Subsidy removal won’t spike inflation, says World Bank

World Bank Country Director for Nigeria, Shubham Chaudhuri, yesterday, spoke extensively on the planned removal of subsidy on Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS), lingering foreign exchange crisis, rising sovereign debts and other macroeconomic issues, suggesting that the removal of subsidy may [...]

December 2, 2021 Economy
29 dead, about 14 persons unaccounted for in Kano boat mishap

29 dead, about 14 unaccounted for in Kano boat mishap

At least 29 people including Islamiyya school children have been confirmed dead in Tuesday boat mishap in Bagwai River in Bagwai Local Government Area of Kano state. The boat had about 50 passengers aboard including Islamic school children going to [...]

December 2, 2021 Incidents
ISWAP Abducts Borno Government Officials

ISWAP Abducts Borno Government Officials

Terrorists working for the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) have abducted at least five officials of the Borno State Government. The victims were said to be supervising the construction of Chibok-Damboa road when they were forcefully taken away [...]

December 2, 2021 Crime
President Buhari To Attend Expo 2020 Dubai

President Buhari To Attend Expo 2020 Dubai

President Muhammadu Buhari departs Abuja today Wednesday to attend EXPO 2020 Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). EXPO 2020 Dubai, with the theme, “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, creates the environment for Nigeria to join over 190 countries to [...]

December 2, 2021 Foreign relations
Map: Tracking global Omicron travel restrictions

Map: Tracking global Omicron travel restrictions

About 30 countries have closed their borders to some nations and others have imposed stricter measures to curb the spread of the Omicron variant. The newly detected coronavirus variant has prompted countries to tighten their borders just as many were beginning to reopen [...]

December 1, 2021 Africa
Ngige moves to resolve Anambra APC crisis

Ngige moves to resolve Anambra APC crisis

Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, has intervened in the crisis rocking the Anambra State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and expressed the hope that the crisis emanates from June 2021 governorship primary will be resolved [...]

December 1, 2021 Government and politics
NDLEA destroys illicit drugs valued at N50 billion in Abuja

NDLEA destroys illicit drugs valued at N50 billion in Abuja

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Wednesday, destroyed illicit drugs and psychoactive substances valued at over N50 billion. The destruction was done in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. According to the agency, the destroyed items which weighed over 200,000 kilogrammes were [...]

December 1, 2021 Law
Family Seeks Justice As Lagos Policeman Shoots Woman

Family Seeks Justice As Lagos Policeman Shoots Woman

A young woman has been shot in Ikorodu, Lagos by a trigger-happy police officer who, along with his colleagues, was in a heated argument with some commercial tricycle riders over their demand for bribes.  According to a statement issued by [...]

December 1, 2021 Human rights
Buhari Opposed Removal Of Fuel Subsidy In 2011

Buhari Opposed Removal Of Fuel Subsidy In 2011

Presidential Candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, in the 2011 elections, General Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday, declared that the party is completely opposed to the removal of fuel subsidy by the Federal Government. He made the disclosure just as [...]

December 1, 2021 Government and politics
More than 20 killed in attack on DR Congo displaced persons camp

More than 20 killed in attack on displaced persons camp

At least 22 civilians have been killed in an attack on a camp for internally displaced people in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, an aid worker and civil rights leader have said. Red Cross coordinator Mambo Bapu [...]

November 30, 2021 Security
Lawyer backs political solution on Kanu, Igboho

Lawyer backs political solution on Kanu, Igboho

A Constitutional lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor, has declared that political solution to resolve the cases of separatist agitators: Mazi Nnamdi Kanu of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Sunday Igboho is rational and the best way to go. He made [...]

November 30, 2021 Government and politics, Law
Kaduna begins four-day working week

Kaduna begins four-day working week

The Kaduna State will begin a transition to a four-day working week from December 1, the state government has announced. The government said, in the interim, it will permit public servants to work from home on Fridays. Eventually, the new measure will [...]

November 30, 2021 Employment
Gunmen Abduct Two Policemen, Attack Lawmaker In Ebonyi

Gunmen Abduct Two Policemen, Attack Lawmaker In Ebonyi

The lawmaker, representing Ohaukwu North constituency in the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Chinedu Awo, has been attacked by gunmen on his way to his hometown Effium Community in the Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state. The Ebonyi State [...]

November 30, 2021 Crime, Security
Twitter Has Agreed To All Fg’s Demands – Keyamo

Twitter Has Agreed To All Fg’s Demands – Keyamo

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has stated that the microblogging website, Twitter, has agreed to all the demands laid down by the Federal Government of Nigeria. Twitter was banned indefinitely in Nigeria after the website [...]

November 30, 2021 Government and politics
South Africa slams ‘unjustified’ travel bans

South Africa slams ‘unjustified’ travel bans

“Unjustified”, “draconian” and “counterproductive” – these are just some of words used by South Africa’s health minister as he criticised countries around the world that decided to restrict travel from the country and its neighbours in an attempt to contain [...]

November 27, 2021 Africa
Educator harps on child safety in schools

Educator harps on child safety in schools

An educationist and proprietor of Christ Our Banner International Schools (COBIS), Mrs Christianah Ada Omoijiade, has urged governments at all level in the country to ensure the safety of students and teachers in the northern parts of country. She made [...]

November 27, 2021 Education
Kaduna restores telecommunications networks

Kaduna restores telecommunications networks

The Kaduna State Government has announced the restoration of telecommunications services that were earlier suspended in some part of the state. The government had, on September 30, shut down the networks towards checking the activities of bandits. Kaduna had joined [...]

November 27, 2021 Telecomms
Declaring Bandits As Terrorists Will Cause More Problems

Declaring Bandits As Terrorists Will Cause More Problems

Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Ahmad Gumi has said designating bandits as terrorists will result in more violence in the country.  He also said it cannot solve the insecurity problems, adding that banditry is a part of socio-economic challenges confronting Nigeria.  Gumi [...]

November 27, 2021 Security
Man Arrested With 8 Explosives In Lagos

Man Arrested With 8 Explosives In Lagos

Police intelligence at SCID Panti, Yaba, have commenced an extensive investigation to know the motive behind a 24-year old man, who was caught with 8 pieces of 600mm mortar bomb explosives in Lagos State. P.M.EXPRESS reports that disaster may have [...]

November 27, 2021 General