Stock markets have fallen after a sharp decline in Chinese shares, while oil and gold prices have increased as tensions rise in the Middle East.

Trading in China's main stock markets ended early on Monday after the indexes tumbled 7%.

Europe's main stock markets followed Asia lower, with the FTSE 100 sinking 2.4% and Germany's Dax index down 4.3%.


By Rita Michael, Bauchi

The Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar, has assured that  all major towns in the state will be connected to national grid of electricity.


A gang of armed robbers got the shock of their lives on Christmas Eve when they broke into a branch of an old generation bank in Ondo State.

The Sun reports that the suspects, Ebibo Winoh, Michael Mipera, Thank god Sugha and Idowu Sobijoh, were shocked when they opened the bank’s vault and found it empty.

It was a glorious return to favour for Chelsea's Nigerian midfielder, John Obi Mikel, during Sunday's 3-0 defeat of Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

After enduring a torrid time on the Blues' bench under former coach Jose Mourinho, the 28-year-old has now gotten the nod of new coach, Guus Hiddink, and he is repaying the confidence with important performances like Sunday's.


Former Chairman of Osun State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Pastor Seun Adeoye, has emerged as the Presiding Bishop-Designate of Sufficient Grace and Truth Ministry (SGTM).


Fire has gutted Abdulkadir Abdullahi Kure Ultra Modern Market in Minna, the capital of Niger State, on Sunday.

Properties worth billions of Naira were destroyed including cash. 50 shops were completely burnt down.


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