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Petrol prices in France have dropped again this week, with an official price of €1.4028 per litre of diesel, as crude oil supplies continue to be affected by uncertainty over the new coronavirus epidemic.

Coronavirus: Fuel prices drop in France

Petrol prices in France have dropped again this week, with an official price of €1.4028 per litre of diesel, as crude oil supplies continue to be affected by uncertainty over the new coronavirus epidemic.
Liberia's President George Weah speaks during a news conference at Presidential palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon

Liberia souring on George Weah at two-year mark

Dominic Kpadeh heaves a hammer over his head to crack a half-tonne rock in a northern suburb of Liberia’s capital Monrovia, knowing his hard labour earns him far less than a year ago.

$57 budget 2020 oil benchmark unrealistic – central bank

The $57 oil benchmark adopted by the Federal Government in the 2020 budget may be unrealistic as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has called for its downward review.

Oil rises as data shows surprise drop in US crude inventories

Oil rose on Thursday after industry data showed a surprise drop in U.S. crude inventories, while comments from an OPEC official about lower-than-expected U.S. shale production growth in 2020 also provided some support.

Oil prices gain as market awaits signals on US-China trade talks

Oil prices rose on Tuesday, reversing early losses on hopes that U.S. President Donald Trump may signal progress on trade talks with China in a speech later in the day, Reuters reported.

Border closure: Ogun rice traders laud federal government’s policy, seek price regulation

Some rice traders at Ota in Ogun on Friday attributed the current hike in the price of local rice to unregulated activities of middlemen distributing the commodity across the country.
China is scouring the world for meat to replace the millions of pigs killed by African Swine Fever (ASF), boosting prices, business and profits for European and South American meatpackers as it re-shapes global markets for pork, beef and chicken.

China reshapes global meat markets as swine fever rages

China is scouring the world for meat to replace the millions of pigs killed by African Swine Fever (ASF), boosting prices, business and profits for European and South American meatpackers as it re-shapes global markets for pork, beef and chicken.

Crude oil prices see some profit taking as US, European data approach

Crude oil prices slipped back a little in Asia on Monday, possibly with investors taking some cash off the table ahead of important US and European data.
Tuberculosis

New TB treatment for developing countries to cost $1,040

A newly approved three-drug treatment for tuberculosis will be available in 150 countries, including India and South Africa, priced at 1,040 dollars for a complete regimen, more than twice the cost proposed in the past by advocacy groups for other treatments.

Oil prices fall as hopes of US-China progress wilt

Oil prices fell on Thursday on concerns of lower fuel demand as talks this week between the United States and China, are not expected to help end the trade war between them.

Oil falls a third day as US-China trade tensions may limit demand

Oil prices slipped for a third consecutive session on Wednesday as tensions escalated between the United States and China prior to this week’s trade talks, raising uncertainties for global economic growth and oil demand.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 23, 2019 US President Donald Trump addresses the Turning Point USA’s Teen Student Action Summit 2019 in Washington, DC,. – President Donald Trump suggested dropping nuclear bombs on hurricanes before they made landfall in the United States, Axios reported on August 25, 2019. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

Donald Trump says no rush for war with Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that although it looked like Iran was behind attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia, he did not want to rush into war.
Saudi's Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud

Oil rises as Saudi signals OPEC cuts to continue under new minister

Oil rose on Monday on expectations that Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, will continue to support output cuts by OPEC and other producers to prop up prices under new Energy Minister, Abdulaziz bin Salman.
Fun Seekers were seen on Monday in Abuja trooping into the Genesis and Silverbird Cinemas respectively to see movies and have some fun with families and friends to commemorate the Eid-el-Kabir. 4

Eid-el-Kabir: Fun seekers troop Abuja cinemas

Fun Seekers were seen on Monday in Abuja trooping into the Genesis and Silverbird Cinemas respectively to see movies and have some fun with families and friends to commemorate the Eid-el-Kabir.

Sallah: Prices of rams stable in FCT

Prices of rams in the FCT have remained stable with one day to the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.
Rams

Sallah: Prices of livestock remain stable in Jigawa

Prices of livestock in Dutse, Shuwarin, Sara and Gujungu markets of Jigawa have remained stable, less than one week to Eid-El-Kabir, investigation by newsmen has revealed.
Rams

Ed-el-Kabir festival: Prices of rams rise in Kaduna

Prices of rams have gone sky high in Kaduna as Muslims prepare to celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir festival in eight days’ time.
Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili kicks against central bank’s planned forex restriction for milk

Former Education Minister and Vice-President of the World Bank’s Africa division, Oby Ezekwesili, and other Nigerians expressed concerns about the addition of milk to planned to list of items banned from accessing the official foreign exchange market.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic boxing qualifiers to begin with African event in Senegal

A total of 33 places in the boxing tournament at Tokyo 2020 will be up for grabs at the African Olympic qualifier beginning in Dakar tomorrow.

Expert wants appropriate monetary policy tools to check rising inflation rate

Mr Emmanuel Atama, the Executive Secretary of the National Cooperative Financing Agency of Nigeria (CFAN), has appealed to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to use appropriate monetary policy tools to check rising inflation rate in the country.
Senator Hope Uzodinma as Governor of Imo State

Governor Uzodinma visits President Buhari, seeks refund of N32 billion

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has sought a refund of over N32billion his predecessors spent on Federal Government’s projects, especially on roads in the state.
Singapore, on Tuesday announced its 2020 budget, pledging 5.6 billion Singapore dollars (or 4.02 billion U.S. dollars) to assist businesses and households affected financially by the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: South Korea reports first death; cases soar to 104

South Korea reported its first death from the new coronavirus on Thursday, with 53 new cases of the coronavirus confirmed in a single day to bring the total to 104.
Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled that existing laws criminalising abortion are unconstitutional and ordered them to be amended, paving the way for clearer regulation for reproductive rights.

Thai court says anti-abortion laws unconstitutional

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled that existing laws criminalising abortion are unconstitutional and ordered them to be amended, paving the way for clearer regulation for reproductive rights.