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Oil prices at four-year high after OPEC rebuffs Trump

Oil prices jumped more than 2 percent to a four-year high on Monday after Saudi Arabia and Russia ruled out any immediate increase in production despite calls by U.S. President Donald Trump for action to raise global supply.

Benchmark Brent crude hit its highest since November 2014 at $80.94 per barrel, up $2.14 or 2.7 percent, before easing to around $80.75 by 1150 GMT. U.S. light crude was $1.25 higher at $72.03.

Two arrested as police foil bank robbery in Lagos

Police in Lagos yesterday disclosed that they had arrested two suspects, who attempted to rob a bank located on the Ikotun-Isolo Road area of Ejigbo.
Detectives, who foiled the bank robbery, were drafted from Ejigbo Divisional Police Headquarters. The policemen were able to grab two members of the gang.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Chike Oti, said that investigation was ongoing as the two suspects were assisting them to arrest the remaining two members of the gang.

Nigeria Air: Foreign investors, international community won’t take Nigeria serious again –Peter Obi

Former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has expressed shock over the sudden suspension of plans by the Federal Government to float a new national carrier to be known as Nigeria Air.

Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, who unveiled the airline with fanfare on July 16 at the Farnborough International Air Show, United Kingdom, announced the suspension of the project via his Twitter handles on Wednesday afternoon. He said the decision was taken by the Federal Executive Council and gave no reasons.

My priority is to make Nigeria best place of doing business – Enelamah

By Valentine Amanze

Anglican Church decries money, individualistic tendencies as major hindrances to Nigeria's politics

By Umar Shehu

The recently assented to, "Not too young to rule bill" by President Muhammed Buhari may face some challenges in its execution because " Nigeria's politics is driven by personalities and money".

  Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh,  the Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of Anglican church in Nigeria at the opening of the Standing Committee meeting holding at the St Peters' Cathedral Church, Diocese of Minna, Niger state on Wednesday.

Traditional institution requires recognition by Nigerian constitution, says Chiroman Bauchi

By Rita Michael

Bauchi

A prominent traditional ruler, the Chiroman Bauchi, Alhaji Nuru Adamnu Jumba, has said that traditional institution required a recognition by the Constitution of the country but not the provision of specific roles to play.

  According to the monarch, the provision of specific for the traditional rulers in the constitution is akin to demoralizing the institution.

Flood: NSCDC deploys disaster officers to states

By Valentine Amanze

Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader, is in London – Orji Kalu

.Explains crisis within APC

By Ummi Ismaeel,

Minna

The leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is safe and currently in London.

  The former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, disclosed this when he visited former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), in Minna, Niger State, to drum support for a second-tenure for President Muhammadu Buhari.

 Though, he did not give details, it was believed that Kalu was countering the impression that the IPOB leader was in the custody of Nigerian military.

Obi, Cardinal Arinze meet (Photo)

Anambra State former Governor, Mr. Peter Obi (left), with Francis Cardinal Arinze (right), after the requiem mass for Chief Casmir Okeke at Blessed Iwene Tansi Catholic Church, Umudioka, recently.

Obaseki pleads presidential pardon for former old Bendel Governor, Alli

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, said his administration is championing a plea for Presidential Pardon for the first Executive Governor of old Bendel State, late Prof. Ambrose Folorunsho Alli.

Obaseki disclosed this during the 29th Memorial Day Celebrations held in Late Prof. Alli's honour at the St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Emaudo, Ekpoma,  Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State.

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