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Workers of the state-oil company Pdvsa holding Iranian and Venezuelan flags greet during the arrival of the Iranian tanker ship “Fortune” at El Palito refinery in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela May 25, 2020.

Iranian fuel reaches Venezuelan stations as prices set to rise

Fuel shipped from Iran began arriving at Venezuela’s gasoline stations on Saturday, just hours before President Nicolas Maduro announced higher prices at the pump that are set to end more than two decades of almost-free gasoline.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti extends coronavirus lockdown by two weeks, makes face mask compulsory

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Monday extended the restriction of movement and curfew imposed in the state by another two weeks.
President Donald Trump speaks April 4 during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House. Patrick Semansky-AP Photo

Donald Trump orders US to help Italy combat coronavirus crisis

United States President Donald Trump ordered his government to give support to coronavirus-hit Italy, in a memorandum published late on Friday.
Lagos State Government Coronavirus (Covid-19) Isolation Centre

Bank thanks doctors, nurses, security operatives, others

According to Akinwuntan, this group of people have continued to put the needs of others first and show sacrificial love to support the country’s effort at containing the scourge, stressing that the Bank remains grateful for their steadfast love for humanity in the execution of their daily task.

IPMAN, others back removal of fuel subsidy

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) and some other stakeholders have supported the removal of fuel subsidy.
Governor Babagana Zulum on Friday struck a deal with 30 Saudi-based clerics to endlessly pray for the return of peace in the state.

Borno announce total lockdown from Tuesday

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has said that, beginning from Tuesday, 31, 2020 the State will lock down activities in order to fight the spread of Coronavirus.
A man shows a wad of the new Zimbabwe two-dollar notes he received from a bank in Harare on November 12, 2019. (Photo by Jekesai NJIKIZANA - AFP)

Zimbabwe inflation soars to 540 per cent

Zimbabwe's annual inflation soared to over 500 per cent in February, the country's statistical agency said Monday, releasing its first consumer price data since June last year.

IMF: Zimbabwe risks ‘deep humanitarian’ crisis

Zimbabwe faces a grim economic outlook this year and is also at risk of an extreme humanitarian crisis, the International Monetary Fund warned Thursday.

NPA: 17 ships discharge petrol, other items at Lagos port

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Friday said that 17 ships at the Lagos ports were discharging petroleum products and food stuff. The NPA made this known in its publication, `Shipping Position’, a copy of...
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has sent a N27.9 billion supplementary budget for 2019 to the State House of Assembly for approval, increasing the initial budget figure of N390 billion to N417.9 billion.

Federal government, Delta partner on methanol fuel production

The Delta State government said it would partner the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology on Methanol fuel production.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Kogi office, has sealed three petrol filling stations for adjusting their pumps to dispense fuel below the approved quantity.

DPR seals five petrol, gas stations in Kogi for cheating

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Kogi office, has sealed three petrol filling stations for adjusting their pumps to dispense fuel below the approved quantity.

NPA: 60 ships with petroleum products, food items expected

Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it is expecting 60 ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods from Dec. 18 to Jan. 17, 2020.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Singapore-flagged container ship Kota Singa is docked at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub, on April 8, 2019. - The Nigerian port is congested with hundreds of ships, idly queueing for days to offload containers with goods. Lagos port congestion is affecting port operations and creating a severe backlog at ports, causing carriers’ containers to be held in port for extra days, as well as creating several miles of truck traffic at roads that links to port gates. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

NPA: 27 ships with petroleum products, food items expected at Lagos port

Twenty-seven ships with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to arrive at the Lagos port complex between Nov. 27 and Christmas eve, newsmen report.
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) | Reuters

OPEC’s share of Indian oil imports in October hits lowest since 2011

OPEC’s share of India’s oil imports fell to 73% in October, its lowest monthly share since at least 2011, tanker data from sources showed, as refiners shipped in fuel from the United States and other suppliers.
Cars block a street during a protest against a rise in gasoline prices, in the central city of Isfahan, Iran, Nov. 16, 2019.

Iran government fuel price hike sparks second day of violent protests

Iranian protesters are on the streets in dozens of towns and cities across the country as anger spreads following a government decision to double the price of fuel. The protests appear to have gained momentum after the top Shi'ite cleric in neighboring Iraq, Ayatollah Ali Sistani, sided with protesters in a Friday prayer sermon delivered by one of his followers.
The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Friday in Abuja pledged to revamp the Principal’s Cup and Headmaster’s Cup competitions in the secondary and primary schools respectively.

Sports ministry budgets N279 million for Abuja, Lagos stadiums

If the 2020 budgetary allocation is properly implemented, there are strong indications of possible return of sporting activities at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos and the Moshood Abiola Stadium Abuja, as the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has set aside a staggering N279 million for the maintenance and upgrade of the facilities at the two edifices in next year’s annual budget.

NNPC raises the alarm over pipeline vandalism

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has raised the alarm on the increasing menace of oil pipeline vandalism which hit a record high of 228 pulverized points in July.
Zimbabwe President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa smiles in the garden of The State House in Harare on August 3, 2018, at the end of a press conference. Mnangagwa defended the landmark election in which he was declared victorious, despite claims from the opposition of vote-rigging. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

Zimbabwe’s leader begs for patience to fix ailing economy

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has acknowledged the economic hardships Zimbabweans are suffering and pleaded for patience to allow his government to fix the country's rapidly deteriorating economy.

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Medical council validates four coronavirus test kits – registrar

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) says it has validated four Rapid Test Kits to determine their suitability for testing SAR-COV-2 infection popularly known as COVID-19 in the country.
Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to mourn the death of Music Legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, a.k.a Majek Fashek.
Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.

Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.