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Oil falls after Trump presses OPEC to make up for Iranian sanctions

Oil prices fell on Monday, extending a slump from Friday that ended weeks of rallying, after President Donald Trump demanded that producer club OPEC raise output to soften the impact of U.S. sanctions against Iran.

Brent crude futures were at $71.59 per barrel at 0840 GMT, down 56 cents, or 0.78 percent, from their last close.

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $62.93 per barrel, down 37 cents, or 0.58 percent, from their previous settlement.

Both benchmarks fell around 3 percent in the previous session.

Shell strikes big oil in Blacktip well of Gulf Of Mexico

Royal Dutch Shell's U.S. unit said on Wednesday that it had made one of its biggest oil discoveries in the Blacktip deepwater well in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Blacktip, operated by Shell and co-owned by U.S. oil giant Chevron Corp, Equinor ASA and Repsol, is the company's second material discovery in the Perdido Corridor, Shell's Upstream Director Andy Brown said.

"The Blacktip exploration well has encountered more than 400 feet (122 metres) net oil pay with good reservoir and fluid characteristics," the company said.

Atiku to UK govt: Killing of Briton does not reflect Nigeria’s character

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has told the UK Government not to use the killing of a British aid worker to judge Nigeria’s character.

Atiku while reacting to the killings condemned the atrocious actions of the attackers and the bad image it has portrayed to the international community.

“I want the government and people of the United Kingdom to know that these atrocious actions do not reflect Nigeria’s national character.

Bombs kill more than 200 in Sri Lankan churches, hotels on Easter Sunday

More than 200 people were killed and at least 450 injured in bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the first major attack on the Indian Ocean island since the end of a civil war 10 years ago.

The government declared a curfew in Colombo and blocked access to social media and messaging sites, including Facebook and WhatsApp. It was unclear when the curfew would be lifted.

iger attacks Kansas zoo keeper after 'error' brought two together

A rare Sumatran tiger attacked a worker at the Topeka Zoo in Kansas on Saturday, wounding the back of her head and neck before other staff members were able to coax the animal away with food, officials said.

The zoo keeper was alert and awake when she was rushed to a hospital, where she was listed in stable condition, city of Topeka spokeswoman Molly Hadfield said by phone.

The victim, the primary tiger keeper at the Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center, was in the predator's outdoor habitat when she was attacked, zoo director Brendan Wiley said at a news conference.

Guns stolen as police watch Champions League

Police in Kenya have been left bemused after thieves stole guns and ammunition from an unattended check-post as the officers on duty watched UEFA Champions League matches down the road.

Three rifles and nearly two dozen rounds were pinched from the check-post Tuesday evening in Nandi, in Kenya’s west, while the officers wandered off to watch Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi play in the UEFA quarter-finals on television at a nearby shopping mall.

Death toll hits 200 in battle for Libya’s Tripoli – WHO

At least 205 people have been killed and more than 900 wounded in the battle for control of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday.
Fighting broke out on April 4 when military strongman, Khalifa Haftar, launched an offensive to take Tripoli, the seat of the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA).
Reporting at least 205 people dead and 913 wounded, WHO said that it was keeping medical and surgical teams deployed at field hospitals near the front lines.

Buhari travels to Chad on Saturday for security talks, others

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria will depart Abuja on Saturday for N’Djamena, the capital of Chad Republic.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.
He explained that the purpose of the president’s trip was to participate in the Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, CEN-SAD.

UAE suspends three-month tourist visa offer to Nigerians

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has suspended the issuance of three months tourist visa to Nigerians.
This is coming two days after five Nigerians were arrested for robbing a Bureau de Change operator of Dh2.3 million (N225.4 million) in Sharjai, Dubai.
The suspects were identified as Chimuanya Emmanuel Ozoh, Benjamin Nwachukwu Ajah, Kingsley Ikenna Ngoka, Tochukwu Leonard Alisi and Chile Micah Ndunagu.

UAE police nab five Nigerians for robbing bureau de change

Five Nigerians, who allegedly robbed a bureau de change in the United Arab Emirate (UAE), have been arrested.

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