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Nigeria struggles to find crude buyers as Angolan grades firm a touch

New York, May 30 (Naija247news.com) - U.S. grades into refineries in northwest Europe and the Mediterranean continued to undermine the Nigerian market. While Angolan cargoes were gradually clearing on Wednesday, helping nudge crude differentials higher, while unfavourable arbitrages and an influx of * State...

134 infected as Cholera outbreak kills 12 in northeast Nigeria

ABUJA, May 23 - A cholera outbreak has killed 12 people and may have infected at least 134 others in the northeast Nigerian state of Adamawa, a medical official said on Wednesday. “So far 12 people have died from the disease and there are...

Nigerian oppositions call for President Buhari’s resignation over strange illness

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is under pressure to disclose the state of his health after he embarked on a fourth medical trip to London. Nigeria's opposition party, People's Democractic Party (PDP), said it was time for the president to reveal his medical condition. PDP spokesman Kola...

Buhari arrives Lagos as travelers, commuters, groan over restriction of movement

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Lagos State on a two-day working visit. The President was received on Thursday morning by the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, as well as the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, among other government officials. On his arrival, he would...

JUST IN: Boko Haram video purportedly shows some kidnapped Chibok girls

LAGOS (Reuters) - Militant Islamist group Boko Haram released a video on Monday purportedly showing some of the remaining girls who were kidnapped from the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok in 2014. Of the some 270 girls who were originally abducted from their school, about...

Scores killed as train derails in Washington

An Amtrak passenger train derailed on Monday during its inaugural run along a faster route through Washington state, sending part of the train crashing down onto a major highway and killing an unknown number of passengers, authorities said. The derailment caused “multiple fatalities,” Ed Troyer,...

Jacob Zuma’s ex-wife kicks, demands recount of ANC vote after losing

South Africa’s ANC delayed the announcement of the results of its presidential election on Monday after President Jacob Zuma's ex-wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s team demanded a recount of the votes after she lost, News24 online news service said, citing three sources. Sometimes referred to by her...

BREAKING: Osinbajo meets with President Buhari in London

ABUJA, July 11 ( - Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was in London on Tuesday, spending an hour at the country's High Commission where President Muhammadu Buhari has spent much of the past two months on medical leave. A Reuters reporter saw Osinbajo arrive at...

Nigeria’s Buhari not returning this weekend -presidency sources

ABUJA, June 10  - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will not return home from medical leave in Britain at the weekend, presidency sources said on Saturday, having previously told Reuters the ailing leader would be returning by then. Buhari's doctors said they will need to carry...

Military corruption weakening Nigeria’s fight against Boko Haram: Transparency Int’l

LAGOS - Military corruption is weakening Nigeria's efforts to battle the Islamist insurgency of Boko Haram, the watchdog Transparency International said on Thursday. Its report underlines the difficulty of achieving two key promises of President Muhammadu Buhari's 2015 election campaign: tackling endemic corruption and...
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