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NNPC To Resume Oil Exploration In Nasarawa State – Official

THE Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it is set to immediately resume oil exploration activities in Nasarawa State. Dr Mazadu Bako, the General Manager, Frontier Exploration Services of NNPC, made the disclosure on Monday in Lafia, during a courtesy visit to the Deputy Governor, Mr Silas Agara. Bako said that oil exploration activities in

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Lassa Fever Deaths Rise To 110 In Nigeria

Lassa fever has claimed 110 lives in Nigeria since the beginning of the year, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said Tuesday, in one of the worst outbreaks since 2016. The World Heath Organisation last week said the epidemic had reached record highs with 317 laboratory confirmed cases and 72 people dead. “Since the onset


‘Only 43% of Nigerians are banked’

According to the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Bank Plc, Nnamdi Okonkwo, who lamented the 43 per cent figure, banks must develop innovative solutions that will bring those outside the banking space to embrace financial institutions services and products. Only about 43 per cent of Nigeria’s estimated 180 million people are currently


Stock Market Reopens Bullish With N229 Billion Gains

Transactions on the equity sector of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), yesterday, re-opened in an upbeat note, as most bluechip stocks recorded price appreciation, causing market capitalisation to rise further by N229 billion. Specifically, at the close of trading, the All-Share Index increased by 637.7 points to 43,513.93 points from 42,876.23 points recorded on Friday.


Chibok And Dapchi Girls: The Whoredom Of Karma

By Sufuyan Ojeifo Soldiers (R) drive past a signpost leading to the Government Girls Science and Technical College staff quarters in Dapchi, Nigeria, on February 22, 2018.Anger erupted in a town in remote northeast Nigeria on February 22 after officials fumbled to account for scores of schoolgirls from the college who locals say have been

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Nigeria Must Restructure Now Or Face Disintegration Soon, Says Opadokun

In this interview, political activist, Chief Ayo Opadokun, who as a chieftain of National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), was one of the compatriots that fought the military to a standstill to restore democratic rule in Nigeria, told Niyi Bello (Political Editor) and Seye Olumide, that a new battle to right the wrongs of military incursion in


NIM leader, Jolayemi, calls for Buhari’s Resignation

President Muhammadu Buhari has been called upon to resign with immediate effect in order to prove to Nigerians and the world at large that he is indeed a man of integrity which his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) perfunctorily dressed him up to represent when it hood-winked the nation almost three years ago. In

Chinese J-20 stealth fighter jets fly past during a military parade at the Zhurihe training base in China's northern Inner Mongolia region in July. AFP Contributor/AFP/Getty Images

China Announces Largest Military Spending Increase in 3 Years

China on Monday announced the largest increase in three years to its defense budget, saying it would spend 8.1 percent more than the previous year as the country continues a push to modernize its military and expand its air and naval capabilities. However, the official Xinhua news agency reports that the latest budget — made