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NNPC to Reinvigorate Exploratory Activities in Seven Inland Basins

… As Gov. Gaidam Applauds Baru on Reforms As part of strategies to shore up the nation’s reserve base, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), will reinvigorate exploratory activities in the seven hydrocarbon basins in the country. NNPC Group Managing Director,...

Female participation has grown 36% from 24% in 2015 – Vir, TEF boss

.As foundation invests $10m in funding in 2 years By Enianke Adebayo Female participation at the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Programme has grown to 36 percent from the initial 24 percent in two years, Parminder Vir, Chief Executive Officer, TEF...

Nigeria 84th on global hunger index, trails Cameroon, Senegal

Global hunger has fallen more than a quarter since 2000, but conflict and climate shocks are beginning to reverse these gains, an annual global hunger index said on Thursday. Nigeria has a serious hunger problem and ranks 84th out of...

World Bank Report: Over 20,000 girls married off illegally each day

At least 20,000 girls around the world are married off illegally each day, with child marriage often deeply rooted in tradition despite being outlawed in a growing number of countries, according to new analysis released on Wednesday by the World...

Emirates flight diverted after child passenger dies

A Munich-bound flight from Dubai had to make an emergency landing after a child passenger onboard died, Per Second News gathered. The plane was diverted to Kuwait on Tuesday, Oct. 10 after the child died. No explanation was given as to...

Count Me Out: Osinbajo refuses to be considered for 2019 presidential bid

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday said he had not given any thought to contesting the country's next presidential election in 2019.   Asked at the FT Africa Summit in London if he had considered running, Osinbajo said he hadn't thought...

Guinness announces exciting partnership with football legend Thierry Henry

In a thrilling first for football fans across Africa, Guinness is announcing a major new partnership with legendary footballer, Thierry Henry; an international football icon of the highest calibre. As part of its Made of Black programme, Guinness will...

Lionel Richie Concerned With His Daughter’s Relationship With Scott Disick

The former frontman for The Commodores said he is “in shock,” to put it mildly. “I’m scared to death, are you kidding me? Have I been in shock?! I’m the dad, come on,” he told US Weekly while promoting ABC’s...

Dickson, Wike Truce And Jonathan’s Leadership Failure

By Dr. Cletusakwaya Last week delivered drama aplenty in the country. There were very interesting and, occasionally, distressing news items. We had the appointment of a young and dishy-looking woman, Mrs Zainab Ahmad as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank...

UBA kicks off 4th annual essay competition

UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa Plc, is calling on all Senior High School students in Ghana to participate in the 2017 edition of the National Essay Competition (NEC). Launched in 2014...
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Most Americans want Trump removed from office by Senate – CNN Poll

  A majority of Americans want the Senate to convict and remove President Donald Trump from office, according to a...
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Lalong is governor of Plateau, rules Supreme Court 

Nigeria's Apex Court has ruled that the March 9, 2019 election of Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state was in order.  The court, in a...

$1.1bn Malabu Oil fraud: FG files charges against Adoke, Etete, Shell, others

  A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Mohammed Adoke has been charged to court over alleged $1.1 billion fraud in the Malabu oil...

Slow, epileptic internet in Nigeria: Submarine cable damaged

     ...cripples communication, banks, business transactions Nigerian internet subscribers have continued to experience hitches and ceaseless downtime including banks, financial institutions, and the mass...

Lagos pipeline fire : Death toll rises to 5 as 39 vehicles consumed

  Causality figure in Sunday's  Abule Egba, Lagos  pipeline fire has increased from two to five. The fire followed an explosion from a ruptured the pipelines...