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Leonardo da Vinci painting of Jesus sells for record $450 million

A 500-year-old painting believed to be by Leonardo da Vinci sold for $450.3 million in New York on Wednesday, blazing a new world record for the most expensive work of art sold at auction, Christie’s said.

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US to overtake Saudi as crude oil producer – IEA

The United States is set to overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s number two oil producer this year, as shale companies, attracted by rising prices, ramp up drilling, the International Energy Agency said on Friday.

Jigawa govt employs 330 teachers

The Jigawa Government has presented letters of appointment to 330 newly-recruited Senior Secondary School teachers in the state.

Chinese county bans schoolchildren from mosques

Authorities in a Muslim-majority county in northwest China have banned schoolchildren from going to mosques during their winter holidays, a state-run daily reported Friday, the latest tightening of regulations on religious freedoms.

Osun university students collapse inside lecture room

No fewer than 12 students of the Osun State University, Osogbo campus slumped inside a lecture room on Thursday as a result of leakage of a poisonous substance.

We don’t need National Assembly approval to subsidise petrol – NNPC

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has given reasons for paying ‘subsidy’ on petrol without appropriation from the National Assembly.

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Palestinian killed in fire exchange with Israeli army

A young Palestinian man has been killed in an exchange of fire with the Israeli army near the occupied West Bank town of Jenin.

Seven die, four injured in Bida-Minna road crash

Mr Yusuf Garba, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Niger said on Monday that seven persons died in an accident on the Bida-Minna road.

United Nations appoints minister Kemi Adeosun into pension fund’s investments committee

The United Nations has appointed Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, into the Investments Committee of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF).

Aero Contractors recall 69 redundant workers

The management of Aero Contractors has recalled 69 workers affected in the redundancy exercise carried out in March 2017.

Governor Ortom leads Benue leaders to meet President Buhari over killings

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Monday led some leaders from his state to a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari as part of efforts to restore normalcy to the state that witnessed killings recently.