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Oil prices hit $65 amid OPEC cuts

Brent crude oil prices hit 2019 highs above $65 per barrel on Friday, spurred by OPEC-led supply cuts and a partial shutdown of Saudi Arabia’s biggest offshore oil field.
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Nigerian Army gets new spokesman, others

Col. Sagir Musa has been appointed as acting Director, Army Public Relations.

Lai Mohammed: No shortcut to wealth, success

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has admonished Nigerian youths to be focussed and assiduous and shun any kind of shortcut to wealth and success.
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Partial government shutdown over budget impasse grips US capital

An air of chaos enveloped Washington Saturday as the US government kicked off the holidays by partially shutting down, following the failure of leaders to pass a federal spending bill as negotiations stalled over Donald Trump’s demand for money to build a US-Mexico border wall.

Emirates flight to Lagos delayed due to faulty aircraft

Emirates Airlines flight from Dubai to Lagos was Sunday morning aborted again for the second time as another pilot opted out of using the aircraft for the journey

Yuletide: FERMA identifies 353 critical roads for urgent attention

The Federal Roads Maintenance Agency has identified 353 critical roads across the country for urgent attention so as to make road users comfortable throughout the Yuletide period and beyond.

Federal government moves to ensure public building maintenance

Fashola who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power, Works and Housing (Works and Housing Sector), Mohammed Bukar, further said the policy will be a legacy for him if he is able to bequeath such policy to the government at the federal level.

Abom Ibom government renames international airport after Victor Attah

The Akwa Ibom Government has renamed Ibom International Airport after Obong Victor Attah, a former civilian governor who governed the state from 1999 to 2007.

$2.7 billion rail deal: GE withdrew from transport business

The Nigerian Railway Cooperation (NRC) says General Electric (GE) has withdrawn from the $2.7 billion railway concession deal because it has stopped the transportation section of its business, not due to harsh economy policies.

Aviation unions back proposed increase in passenger service charge

Some unions in the aviation sector have backed the proposed increment in the Passenger Service Charge (PSC) by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

Experts: Lack of equipment causes maternal, newborn deaths in Nigeria

A significant number of maternal and newborn deaths in the country have been traced to equipment deficit in health institutions.
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Hadiza Bala-Usman exonerates NPA from lapses in cargo clearance

The Managing Director Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman has said the NPA should not be solely blamed for lapses in cargo clearance in the nation’s seaports, stressing that it takes more than the agency to see cargo out of the ports.

PDP inflicting hardship on Abians – APGA

The Abia State chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has come down hard on the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, accusing the party of inflicting hardship on the people through misrule.

73rd UNGA: Nigeria to focus on security, UN reform

Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama has said that security will top Nigeria’s agenda at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) scheduled to hold from Sept.18 to Oct. 1 in New York.

Arik Air aircraft aborts take-off at Benin Airport

Arik Air aircraft operating from Benin Airport to Lagos Airport on Tuesday aborted take-off when the Pilot-in-Command observed an abnormality during the process.
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UN chief hails ex-President Obasanjo for role in Liberia’s smooth transition

Antonio Guterres, UN secretary-general, has expressed gratitude to former President Olusegun Obasanjo for his mediation role in ensuring smooth political transition in Liberia.
The collapse of a motorway bridge in the Italian city of Genoa that killed 43 people was “absurd and avoidable,’’ Transport Minister, Danilo Toninelli, said in Rome on Monday.

Minister: Genoa bridge tragedy ‘absurd and avoidable’

The collapse of a motorway bridge in the Italian city of Genoa that killed 43 people was “absurd and avoidable,’’ Transport Minister, Danilo Toninelli, said in Rome on Monday.

Nasarawa Assembly approves 5-year single tenure for state university vice-chancellor

Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Tuesday approved a five-year single tenure for Vice-Chancellor for the state-owned University, Keffi and other principal officers of the institution.

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11 killed as suicide bombers, gunman attack worshippers in Maiduguri

Eleven persons have died in an early morning suicide attack on Muslim worshippers in Maiduguri, Borno State.

INEC: There were attempts to sabotage our efforts

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says there were attempts to sabotage the commission during preparations for the elections.

Nigeria Referees Association suspends 18 referees

The Nigeria Referees Association, NRA, has suspended 18 referees from officiating matches in the ongoing 2019 Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL.

Kim Jong Un to arrive in Vietnam on Feb 25 ahead of Donald Trump...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will arrive in Vietnam on February 25 ahead of a planned second summit with President Donald Trump, three sources with direct knowledge of Kim's schedule told the Reuters news agency on Saturday.
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PDC suspects sabotage in postponement of elections

The chairman of People Democratic Change, PDC, Anambra state, Prince Isaac Onuka, has expressed shock at the postponement of the general elections, stating that it’s party suspected sabotage from either inside or outside the agency.