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Brent crude oil prices rose on Monday, lifted by a plunge in the dollar that could spur demand just as attacks on Nigerian oil infrastructure tighten supplies, but signs of recovering U.S. output capped gains.

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, at the weekend condemned the mob killing of a Christian woman trader in the country's Muslim-dominated north and pleaded for more religious tolerance.

Bridget Abahime, 74, an ethnic Igbo trader and wife of a pastor, was "mobbed and extra-judicially murdered" on Thursday at a market in Kano, Nigeria's largest northern city, police said.

Thirty soldiers from Niger and two from Nigeria were killed in a Boko Haram attack by "hundreds of assailants" on Friday on the southeastern town of Bosso close to the border with Nigeria, the Niger defense ministry said on Saturday.

 

A former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mohammed Barkindo, is the new Secretary-General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

He succeeded Libya’s Abdalla El-Badri, who had completed full terms.

By Uche Nwosu

 

In our warped sense of falsehood, we tend to think that we are still relevant in the chess game of politics in our individual states. But in reality, we are totally off from the benchmark of political realism and that makes us to be alien to the realities on ground.

 

Kolawole Olaniyan, the legal adviser of the International Secretariat of Amnesty International in London, has criticized former president Olusegun Obasanjo for insulting Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos.

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Ekiti APC’s Shamelessness Is Legendary – Fayose’s Aide

Special Assistant to Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, Nigeria on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a party populated by shameless people, saying; “the party display of shamelessness, especially in Ekiti State, is legend

Ikpeazu Congratulates Muslims On Eid-el Maulud

 Abia State governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu,  has  congratulated  the Abia State Muslim community in Nigeria and wished them a peaceful and joyous el-del-Maulud, which marks the birth of Prophet Muhammed.

Chelsea and Mourinho Part Ways

Premier League team Chelsea has fired high-profile manager Jose Mourinho, according to several English media reports.

Iran Calls on Nigeria to Stop Crackdown on Shiia Musilims

Following last Saturday’s violent clash between the Nigerian Army and members of the Muslim sect, Shiite, in Zaria, Kaduna State, Iran has called on Nigerian authorities to respect religious figures and sites.

Court Grants Nnamdi Kanu Unconditional Bail

A Federal High Court in Abuja has released the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mr Nnamdi Kanu on bail.

Justice Adeniyi Ademola admitted him to bail unconditionally while ruling in an application filed and argued by his lawyer Vincent Obeta.

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