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Oil prices rose on Tuesday to their highest this month as a growing consensus emerged in the market that OPEC would overcome internal disputes and scepticism to strike a deal that materially reduces crude output.

The Bakassi block, a two-storey building of the female hostel at the Yaba College of Technology in Lagos, has been gutted by fire.

The fire, according to the Lagos State Fire Service, began 5:20am on Wednesday from an electric panel and was on till about 7:00am.

A Texas middle school teacher who was impregnated by a 13-year-old student could face up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Suffering has become the other name for weekend banking in Mbaise, Imo State.

 At the popular Ahiara-Junction in Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area, Imo State, our correspondent spoke to frustrated customers at United Bank for Africa (UBA), and Keystone Bank, who lamented poor services and their inability to withdraw money from the banks with their ATM cards.

A Supreme Court judge in Nigeria has been charged in court in the capital Abuja with corruption and money-laundering.

Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, who was allegedly found with several passports, pleaded not guilty to 15 counts of fraud.

He appeared along with seven other judges, who all denied the charges.

 

The trial of former Aviation Minister, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, over a N4.9 bilion fraud charge could not proceed at the Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday, November 14, 2016.

This is because he is still in Kuje prison trying to perfect the conditions for his bail granted by a Federal High Court in Abuja on five-count charge of diversion of N26 million.

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EgyptAir jet lands in Uzbekistan after hoax bomb threat

 

An EgyptAir plane that was forced to land in Uzbekistan due to a hoax bomb threat has been cleared to resume its journey from Cairo to Beijing.

All 118 passengers and 17 crew on board the Airbus A330-220 were evacuated at Urgench International Airport.

How monkey caused Kenya nationwide blackout

A single monkey caused a nationwide blackout in Kenya after falling on to a crucial piece of equipment.

The monkey fell on a transformer at the Gitaru hydroelectric power station on Tuesday, electricity provider, KenGen, stated.

Man Utd signs Villarreal defender, Bailly, for £30m

Manchester United Football Club has completed the signing of Villarreal defender, Eric Bailly, subject to a work permit.

The 22-year-old Ivory Coast international, joins for about £30m on a four-year deal.

Imo deputy governor condemns murder of Igbo woman in Kano

 

Imo State Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, has called for immediate arrest of those behind the gruesome murder of the late Mrs. Bridget Agbaheme in Kano.

 Madumere's call was contained in a press release signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Uche Onwuchekwa.

APC, Kogi governor preach peace at Ramadan

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday joined Muslims across the country in rejoicing over the beginning of the Holy Month of Ramadan in which the Holy Qur’an revealed as a blessing and mercy to all mankind.

Buhari departs for London over ill health

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed for London and will be out of the country for 10 days for medical purposes.

How pastor defiled 24 boys in Ebonyi

Police in Ebonyi State have arrested an Anglican Church Pastor, Paul Morah, for allegedly defiling over 24 boys in Enyibichiri Ikwo Local Government Area of the state.

Morah reportedly  hails from Orji River in Enugu State but was in Ebonyi for pastoral mission.

Group counsels Buhari on protection of Niger Delta

The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the Niger Delta is not reduced to a state of anarchy and turmoil leading to unmitigated disaster for the rest of Nigeria.

National Assembly and challenge of morality

By Edward T. Dibiana

 

With over 360 days into the life of Nigeria’s current legislature, the narrative remains the same. The image of the federal parliament appears not to have significantly benefited from recent developments in this important arm of the country's government.

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