Day: November 16, 2017

Oil markets edged up on Thursday as expectations that OPEC will extend production cuts at a meeting at the end of this month outweighed rising U.S. crude production and inventories. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were at $62.06 per barrel up 19 cents, or 0.3 per cent, from their last close. […]

Nigeria’s cabinet has approved the sum of 458 million naira for the engagement of consultants to conduct pilot laboratories as part of the implementation strategy for the country’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, ERGP. This was one of the decisions taken at Wednesday’s FEC meeting presided by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa […]

On this day in 1945, theUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, was founded in Paris, France. UNESCO is a specialized agency of the United Nations. Its declared purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educational, scientific, and cultural reforms in order to increase universal respect for justice, […]

Hundreds of people led by Co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls Group, Oby Ezekwesili, on Thursday marched to the Presidential villa in protest of UNIMAID lecturers yet to be released by Boko Haram terrorists. The protesters were seen demanding for justice for the kidnapped UNIMAID Lecturers and 16 women in the hands of terrorist […]

The Nigerian Senate has resolved to begin work on the 2018 Appropriation Bill next Wednesday. The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, made the announcement on Thursday, during the plenary session. He asked lawmakers interested in participating in the debates scheduled to hold on Wednesday and Thursday to begin registration on Monday, adding that copies of the […]

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has inducted two commissioners into the State Executive Council. The Commissioner for Ministry of Labour, Productivity and Manpower Planning is Ibanga Akpabio, while Professor Victor Inoka is assigned the Ministry of Education to replace Paul Udofia. At the swearing-in ceremony which took place on Wednesday at the Government House […]

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday modified its orders made on October 17 directing the 19 commercial banks in the country to freeze all accounts without Bank Verification Numbers. Following a compromise reached between the lawyers to the Federal Government and 19 commercial banks during Wednesday’s proceedings, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba “revised” the earlier […]

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has trained four new fighter pilots to join in the ongoing fight against insurgency in the North East. The fighter pilots, who graduated from the 403 Flying Training School (403 FTS) Kano, after completing the Basic Flying Course in the United Kingdom, are also to join their counterparts […]

The no love lost between the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume ( APC Borno South),yesterday, affected attempt made by the latter for the Senate to observe another minute silence for  late Senator   Isiaka Adeleke  who died in April this year. Ndume had on  his first day in Senate  after  the […]

On this day in 1930, a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, critic and human rights activist, Albert Chinụalụmọgụ Achebe, popularly known as Chinua Achebe, was born in Anambra State, South-East Nigeria. His first novel Things Fall Apart which was first published in1958, and often considered his best, is the most widely read book in modern African […]

Pensioners under the auspices of Federal Concerned Pensioners of Nigeria have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to constituted an Independent Committee of Enquiry, to look into issues of the former Chairman of Pension Reforms Task Team Abdulrasheed Maina. Speaking during a press conference after a rally held by the group in Lagos, the Chairman of […]

Post-mortem examinations on the bodies of 26 teenage migrant girls found dead in the Mediterranean in early November confirmed they almost all drowned at sea, Italian news agencies reported Wednesday. The loss of the girls — believed to be Nigerians aged 14 to 18 — has been described by the Nigerian foreign ministry as “a […]

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