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ECONOMY

NPA 25-year Port Master Plan will replace obsolete business laws –...

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is committed to concluding the 25-year Port Master Plan. The Managing Director of NPA, Ms Hadiza Usman, said this at...

Nigeria to pay $1,181bn on fixed interest on $1 billion Eurobond

WITH the euphoria over recent success recorded in the $1 billion Eurobond offered by Nigeria in the international market yet to settle, it has...

Eurobond is part of Nigeria’s funding strategy for 2016 capital expenditure...

Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, in this interview with selected journalists speaks on the prospects of the $1billion Eurobond by the federal government...

MARKETS & FINANCE

Emerging market debt investors brace for ‘Trump slump’

President’s actions will have knock-on effect for corporate borrowers globally On the face of it, 2017 has the potential to be a tricky year for...

World stocks lose momentum after record-breaking week

By Helen Reid | LONDON Global equity markets were set to end the week on a softer footing on Friday, after setting record highs in...

Pound drops most in two weeks as retail sales unexpectedly fall

The pound dropped by the most in more than two weeks as a report showed retail sales unexpectedly fell for a third month in...

OIL & GAS

Lagos oilfield investors’ cash call dispute deepens

’Femi Asu The cash call dispute among the joint venture partners on the Aje oil field,...

How NNPC maintained pump price of petrol amid forex crisis — Officials

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has for months paid to maintain the retail pump price...

Europe’s refiners cash in despite OPEC oil cuts

* Oil from Nigeria, Libya and Kazakhstan gives a boost * Margins average 50 percent higher...

W. Africa Crude-Strong demand for Angola’s April crude

LONDON Feb 17 (Reuters) - Initial demand for Angola's April-loading cargoes was strong, with buying...

Oil prices slip as high stocks overshadow OPEC cuts

By Libby George | LONDON Oil slipped on Friday, pressured by growing global stocks, while expectations...

COMPANIES

TECH & SCIENCE

Scientists develop batteries that last more than decade

SCIENTISTS have developed a re-chargeable battery that could be cheaper and last for more than...

Samsung chief Lee arrested as South Korean corruption probe deepens

By Hyunjoo Jin and Joyce Lee | SEOUL Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested...

Verizon Said to Near Yahoo Deal at Lower Price After Hacks

Tentative deal said to cut $4.8 billion fee by $250 million Parties said to...

NiRA, centre sign MoU to develop latest Internet protocol for growth

In efforts to increase the adoption of IPv6 in the country, the Nigeria Internet Registration...

Samsung chief faces probe for bribery

Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee appeared at the South Korean special prosecutor’s office for questioning...

POLITICS

HEALTH & FITNESS

Sex positions to try if he has a big manhood

It can be a rude shock for a woman to discover for the first time that her man has an impossibly big manhood. Those who...

11,000 birds killed as Bird flu hits Nigeria’s North East State

The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) in Plateau, said on Monday that avian influenza or bird flu, has resurfaced in the state, killing more...

Weight of men, women matters when they are trying to conceive – Study

A new study has suggested that the weight of men and women matters when they are trying to conceive. As opposed to previous studies where...

WORLD

West Africa’s medium-term growth outlook favourable – IMF

An International Monetary Fund, (IMF), report said that the medium-term growth outlook for West African countries is favorable but remains subject to significant downside...

My husband will rule Zimbabwe until he is 100 yrs old...

Grace, the wife of Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Mugabe, has stated that her husband would win even as a corpse in the next year’s poll. Mugabe,...

Eight people flee U.S. border patrol to seek asylum in Canada

Christinne Muschi Eight asylum-seekers, including four children, barely made it across the Canadian border on Friday as a U.S. border patrol officer tried to stop...

TheBackPage

Muhammadu Buhari’s Questionable Health by John Campbell

On January 19, President Muhammadu Buhari departed Nigeria for London for ten days of vacation...

Managing Big Data’s Big Risks by Ernest Davis

NEW YORK – In the last 15 years, we have witnessed an explosion in the...

Learning from Bill Gates by Bjørn Lomborg

NEW YORK – Everyone – from elected officials and bureaucrats to voters and taxpayers –...

Powering Africa’s Future by Alpha Condé

CONAKRY – When G20 leaders meet later this year in Hamburg, investment in Africa’s future...

Restoring Faith in Globalization by Carl Bildt

MUNICH – I must confess that I am a firm believer in the benefits of...