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Oil prices jump, Brent crude hits $70

Oil prices jumped on Friday, with Brent crude futures hitting their highest in more than two weeks as U.S. stock prices rose. Investors covered short bets ahead of a weekend in which the U.S. news programme “60 Minutes” will air an interview with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince. Brent futures rose to more

INEC inaugurated 13 member security sub-committee

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has inaugurated a 13-member security sub-committee for the 2019 general elections in Ebonyi. The sub-committee was inaugurated by Mr Titus Sumba-Lamorde, the Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi Command and chairman of the Inter Agency Consultative on Election Security (IACES), on Friday in Abakaliki. The 13-member sub -committee

Herdsmen: Benue buries Okpokwu 26

Rose Ejembi, Makurdi The 26 dead victims of Fulani herdsmen attack on Omusu-Edumoga, Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State were, on Thursday, buried amid tears. The funeral service which held at the open field of St. Bernard Primary School, Ugwu-Okpoga, headquarters of the local government, was attended by Governor Samuel Ortom,

FG has no money to fix refineries – Kachukwu

The Federal Government has said that it has no money to fix the nation's refineries. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, disclosed this on Wednesday while briefing State House correspondents after the cabinet meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The minister stated that he had given all

Buhari mocks Jonathan over Chibok, vows to rescue Dapchi girls

•Visits Dapchi, meets parents, teachers of missing schoolgirls Jude Johnson The Nigeria  President Muhammadu Buhari has taken another dig at his predecessor, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan over his inability to rescue Chibok girls, vowing not to repeat same mistake with the missing Dapchi girls. Buhari on Wednesday in Damaturu, Yobe State capital explained the

Forensic accounting vital to fraud control-Expert

Babatunde Abiodun  The President, Chartered Institute of Forensic and Investigative Auditors in Nigeria (CIFIA) Mrs. Victoria Enape on Wednesday said forensic accounting was vital to fraud control in any country. Enape made this known during a Public Hearing organised by  Senate Committee on Establishment and Public Service chaired by Sen. Emmanuel Paulker. The

Inflation rate drops to 14.33% in February – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday said the country’s Consumer Price Index which measures inflation rose by 14.33 per cent (year-on-year) in February 2018. The bureau in the report said the 14.33 per cent rate for February is 0.08 percentage points lower than the 15.3 per cent recorded in January. The

Imo INEC uncovers 28,242 uncollected PVCs in Orsu

Stanley Uzoaru,Owerri The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Imo State, Prof. Francis Ezeonu, has revealed that 28,242 registered voters from Orsu Local Government Area of the state have abandoned their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Ezeonu made the revelation, on Tuesday, during a town hall meeting