Commercial drivers block Kaduna-Abuja highway in protest

Commercial drivers have blocked both lanes of the Kaduna -Abuja highway in protest.

The protest and blockage of the highway have left hundreds of motorists and travelers trapped for hours.

The commercial drivers are protesting after a police officer allegedly shot a commercial driver at a checkpoint near Masari U-Turn. An eyewitness told Channels Television that the incident occurred at about 5:00am after the commercial bus driver refused to give an N1000 bribe to the Police at a checkpoint.

We'll partner EFCC to recover looted funds in Kwara, says governor

•Laments diversion of N2b SME funds
•Understudies Trader-Moni to fight poverty

By Valentine Amanze

British Airways Plane Fills With Smoke on Approach to Valencia

Passengers were forced to disembark from a British Airways flight to Valencia via emergency slides after the cabin filled with smoke shortly before landing, eyewitnesses said.

This footage from Gayle Fitzpatrick shows a member of the crew speaking on a telephone inside the smoke-filled cabin as passengers wait for information.

Multiple people, including Fitzpatrick, complained on Twitter about a lack of communication from airline staff both during and after passengers disembarked.

Group threatens to picket AEDC over blackout

By Ummi Ismaeel,

Imo govt reforms Bureau of Statistics

.Boosts Data Bank
By Valentine Amanze

NCS Niger-Kogi command seizes truck load of N11.9m rice

By Priscilla Campbell,

The Nigeria Customs Service Niger/Kwara/Kogi Command has intercepted another Dangote truck load of rice worth N11, 900, 000 along Minna-Lambata-Suleja axis of the command.

The truck loaded with 700 bags of rice and with registration number XA 297 NAK was seized by the Anti-Smuggling Patrol Team of the command.
It will be recalled that recently, a similar seizure of Dangote truck with Reg. No. DAL 769 XA DSR-1B-019 carrying 520 bags of 50kg rice worth N8, 840, 000 was made.

Nigeria oil union threatens industrial action in Chevron dispute

One of Nigeria's main oil and gas trade unions on Thursday threatened to take industrial action over a staffing dispute with Chevron.

Nigeria, an OPEC member, is Africa's largest oil producer and crude sales make up around 90% of foreign exchange in Africa's largest economy. The dilapidated state of its refineries means the country imports most of its refined fuel.

Nigeria’s largest mobile operator to become a bank

The fledgling mobile money market in Nigeria is about to get a major shake-up.

MTN Nigeria, the country’s largest telecoms operator, has been granted a “super agent” license which allows it set up an agent network through which it can provide financial services.
It’s the first step in MTN’s plans to finally roll out mobile money services in Africa’s largest economy as the company says it has also applied for a payment service bank license, which will allow it “offer a broader and deeper range of financial services.”

Export: Tin Can Customs nets N68.8b in six months

Tin Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday, said it collected total of 150,930.7 metric tonnes of exported goods with Free On Board (FOB) value estimated at N68,887,226,493.00, between January and July 10th 2019.
It will be recalled that the command, during the preceding year of 2018, recorded 118,452.87MTS of export with FOB of N63,109,427.00.
The Command in statement made available to said it collected a total of N179,275,629,170.74 within the period under review.

Imo governor, Ihedioha, signs Executive Order on TSA implementation

.To prioritise financial accountability, probity
By Valentine Amanze