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Nigeria’s Oando sells 60 pct of downstream business to Vitol

LAGOS, June 30 (Reuters) Nigeria’s Oando has agreed to sell a 60 percent stake in its downstream business to Vitol and Helios Investment Partners for $276 million, the energy company said on Tuesday. Oando, which is shifting away from being a marketer of refined petroleum products into an oil and gas explorer, completed the acquisition of ConocoPhillips’s upstream oil and ...

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Breaking news: Victor Essiet of Mandators Fame Kidnapped

  Victor Essiet of the Mandators Fame has been Kidnapped in Nsit Ubiom area of Akwa Ibom state. He was abducted, yesterday, while returning to Uyo from his elder brother’s (Tony Essiet) wake keep, who died last month.   Details later.  

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What Saraki did to become Senate president

  Speaking out for the first time since his election as Senate President, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki talked on how he foiled a plot to abduct him before Tuesday, June 9. Saraki also disclosed to journalists in Abuja how he crammed his six-footer frame into a small car and hid in the National Assembly Car Park for an least four hours ...

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Why FG revoked ABC transport license

The federal government, through the Courier Regulatory Department (CRD) of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST), has revoked the operational licenses of ABC Transport Courier Service and nine others for various offences ranging from unethical practices to non-renewal of licenses. Announcing the revocation shortly after it clamped down on four other courier companies in Lagos and Ilorin in Kwara State for ...

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Anambra traders lock down state over Boko Haram

Reports just in say that hundreds of traders in Anambra state on Saturday June 27, shut down all markets in the state in protest of Federal Government’s alleged plans to relocate Boko Haram suspects to Prisons in Anambra state. The traders under the union of Amalgamated Market Traders Association of Anambra (AMATAS) are carrying out a peaceful demonstration in collaboration ...

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Tunisia launches security clampdown after Sousse attack

(BBC)Tunisia’s Prime Minister Habib Essid has announced a clampdown on security after an attack on a holiday resort in which 38 people were killed. He said army reservists would be deployed to archaeological sites and resorts.

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See what Ihejirika said about Amnesty International

The former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika (Rtd) has described as baseless and worrisome, allegations by the Amnesty International (AI) against the Nigerian military in its engagements against the Boko Haram terrorist group. Ihejirika stated this on Friday at the occasion of National Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria Lecture and the award presentation to him by ...

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