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07/09/2017 09:08

Oil rises towards $55 after Harvey fallout

Oil prices rose yesterday as strong global refining margins and the reopening of United States Gulf Coast refineries provided a more bullish outlook after sharp drops due to Storm Harvey. Brent had gained 82 cents to 54.20 dollars a barrel by 1215 GMT.   U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI)...
19/08/2017 11:51

NABJ recognizes journalists for superior news coverage of black issues

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) bestowed more than 100 awards at its 42nd Annual Convention and Career Fair from Aug. 9-13 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NABJ inducted four veteran journalists into its 2017 Hall of Fame on Friday and announced the winners of the NABJ Salute to...
16/08/2017 12:56

Osinbajo assigns portfolios to new ministers

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has assigned portfolios to the two ministers who were sworn in three weeks ago.   Stephen Ocheni and Suleiman Hassan were sworn in in May, several weeks after they were confirmed by the Senate, due to President Muhammadu Buhari’s absence.   Ocheni will...
15/08/2017 16:22

Breaking: Again Boko Haram attacks two communities in Adamawa

Suspected members of the Islamist Boko Haram sect, Monday night, attacked two communities, Nyibango and Muduhu, both in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa state sending residents to flight for dear life.   Recall that few days ago, a similar attack was launched in a neighbouring Mildu...
15/08/2017 15:43

Sokoto House of Assembly impeaches Deputy Leader

The Sokoto State House of Assembly says it has impeached its Deputy Leader, Alhaji Kabiru Ibrahim (APC- Kware), following a no-confidence vote passed by members.   The Speaker, Alhaji Salihu Maidaji, announced the decision of the House at a plenary on Tuesday that the removal was endorsed by...
15/08/2017 10:48

18 secondary school students nominated for US exchange programme

The United States, U.S. Embassy has nominated 18 secondary school students from Nigeria to participate in the 2017 Youth Exchange Study (YES) scheme for one year academic programme in different schools in the U.S.   The Charge d’Affairs, U.S. Embassy, Mr David Young, stated this at the...
15/08/2017 10:31

FG gives autonomy to states to produce power

The Federal Government has given State governments autonomy to produce own power so as to ensure improved power supply in the country. It said this is because nothing in the Electricity Power Sector Reforms Act EPSRA deter States from doing such. Speaking at the 18th monthly power sector...
15/08/2017 10:21

Eko Atlantic City taking shape in Lagos

Call it the triumph man over nature and the Eko Atlantic, an entire new coastal city being built on Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, to solve the chronic shortage of real estate in the world’s fastest-growing megacity, will thrill you. It has become a focal point for investors capitalising on...
14/08/2017 15:06

Kabiru Adjoto emerges new Edo Speaker

A lawmaker representing Akoko-Edo I State Constituency, Kabiru Adjoto, has been elected the new Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly.   He replaced Justin Okonoboh who was removed Monday morning.   Adjoto would be the fourth Speaker to preside over the Assembly since...
14/08/2017 12:11

18 killed in Burkina Faso terror attack

At least 18 people have been killed and several others wounded in a “terrorist attack” in the centre of the Burkina Faso capital, Ouagadougou.   Gunmen opened fire on customers seated outside a restaurant, witnesses told the BBC.   One Turkish citizen died but other nationalities are yet...

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