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Andrew Lloyd-Webber joins legal action against UK government

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Theatre impresario Andrew Lloyd-Webber on Thursday joined legal action against the UK government ultimately aimed at bringing back crowds to theatres and cinema halls. x He joined senior figures...

Thu Jun 24th, 2021     Read More →

NSCDC arrests driver, 2 others with truck loaded with adulterated gasoline

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The Plateau Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested a driver and two others with a truck containing 45,000 litres of adulterated Automated Gasoline Oil (AGO)....

Wed Jun 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Portugal fears a fourth wave from the Delta variant

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Portugal fears a fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic may take hold with the highly contagious Delta variant now accounting for more than 60 percent of new cases in the capital. x Lisbon is...

Wed Jun 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Buhari to get NDDC 'forensic audit' report July

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Barring any last-minute changes, President Mohammadu Buhari will next month receive the much-awaited report of the ongoing forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NNDC). x...

Wed Jun 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Allow bandits to guard our forests for peace to reign, Sheikh Gumi says

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Islamic cleric Sheikh Gumi has declared that Nigeria is fighting a tribal war, calling for amnesty for bandits if they must quit their criminal acts. x He specifically urged farmers across the...

Wed Jun 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Final forensic audit report of NDDC ready by July—Akpabio

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Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, says the final report of a forensic audit of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) will be ready by the end of July. x Akpabio, who fielded...

Wed Jun 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Yinka Odumakin, samurai of the struggle

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Odumakin “Yinka could not have died now. That was not the plan. Yinka had only achieved 1% of what he planned to do. This was not our understanding…” That was the outpouring of...

Wed Jun 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Again, court orders FG to pay Rivers, Akwa Ibom $3.3b oil revenue

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A day after a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja ordered the Federal Government to pay $951 million to the Bayelsa State government as arrears of the 13 per cent derivative sum due to the state,...

Wed Jun 23rd, 2021     Read More →

HURIWA demands sack of NSA, Gumi’s arrest

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Emmanuel Onwubiko Advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack his National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana...

Wed Jun 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Police nab 62-year-old for child trafficking in Delta

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The Special Squad of Delta State Police Command has arrested a 62-year-old woman, Vera Olunwa and one Gloria Ugbebor, in connection with alleged kidnap of a 12-year-old girl in Niger...

Wed Jun 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Leveraging marginal fields for improved national reserves, local content

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Sarki Auwalu Nigeria’s marginal fields sub-sector has been the cornerstone of the country’s upstream local content development strategy since early 2000, and previous rounds gave...

Wed Jun 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Time to review war-risk insurance on Nigeria-bound cargoes

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Director-General, NIMASA, Bashir Jamoh There has been a significant reduction in the rate of piracy on Nigeria’s maritime environment since February 2021, when the Nigerian Maritime...

Wed Jun 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Buhari inaugurates steering committee on poverty reduction, establishes Private Equity Fund

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja inaugurated the National Steering Committee (NSC) of the National Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy (NPRGS). The committee has Vice-President...

Tue Jun 22nd, 2021     Read More →

Merkel urges better EU coordination on virus travel rules

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday ahead of this week’s EU summit that she hoped for better coordination on pandemic travel rules among the bloc’s 27 member states. x In...

Tue Jun 22nd, 2021     Read More →

UK borrowing sinks in May on easing lockdown: data

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UK government borrowing sank in May as the easing Covid lockdown boosted the economy and tax revenues, but remains elevated on costly pandemic support, official data showed Tuesday. x Public...

Tue Jun 22nd, 2021     Read More →