Trump orders King Salman jack up oil output by 2mbpd

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Saudi Arabia’s King Salman had agreed to his request to ramp up oil production, a week after OPEC already announced an output rise. “Just spoke to King Salman of Saudi Arabia and explained to him that, because of the turmoil & dysfunction in Iran and Venezuela, I am asking that Saudi Arabia increase oil production, maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels, to make up the difference,” Trump announced in an early morning tweet. “Prices too high! He has agreed!” Trump has repeatedly lashed…

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Drake’s Scorpion album breaks streaming records

Drake has smashed streaming records with his new album “Scorpion,” with Apple Music and Spotify both reporting unprecedented listenership in its first day in 92 countries. Apple Music said on Instagram that the Canadian hip-hop superstar’s fifth studio album was streamed 170 million times in the 24 hours since its release Friday. #Scorpion x Apple Music The most streams in a single day, on any streaming service. @champagnepapi #drake A post shared by Apple Music (@applemusic) on Jun 30, 2018 at 11:32am PDT https://instagram.com/p/Bkn2OITAAa7/?utm_source=ig_embed The worldwide figure is the highest…

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Wizkid booked for 3 years

Nigerian pop singer and songwriter Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, has been booked for shows for the next three years. The ‘Soco’ crooner made the announcement on his Twitter handle @wizkidayo, where he wrote, “booked for three years”. Wizkid has released several hit tracks this year including ‘Soco’, ‘Fake Love’, ‘Manya’ and ‘Nowo’. ‘Soco’, in which he featured Ceeza Mili, Spotless and Terri, is a fast-paced Afro-beat tune that has grown to become the most favourite song for the ‘Shaku Shaku’ dance. In February 2014, Wizkid became the first…

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Kukah: Nigeria’s Elusive Quest for National Cohesion

Text of the Convocation Lecture delivered  by Rev Dr Matthew Hassan Kukah, Bishop of the Sokoto Diocese at the University of Jos Multipurpose Auditorium, 22 June 2018. The full title was:Broken Truths: Nigeria’s Elusive Quest for National Cohesion Introduction: The Truth of our Nigerian Story? Let me start with a conceptual clarification regarding the title and topic of this lecture. Not unexpectedly, my first reaction is to ask what is a broken truth? What does an unbroken truth look like? When we speak of truth, we immediately recall the trial…

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INEC not aware of vacancies in NASS

The Independent National Election (INEC) said it was awaiting formal communication on the existing vacancies in the National Assembly (NASS). INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this during an interaction with political editors of media organisations on Saturday in Lagos. Yakubu said that the commission had five bye-elections to conduct, to fill the existing vacancies, but it was still awaiting official communication from the National Assembly to declare the seats vacant. He said while the law compelled INEC to conduct bye-elections within stipulated time, it was the presiding officers of the…

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I can make Shekau surrender: Goni, ex-Boko Haram commander

A 32 year-old former Boko Haram Commander, Rawana Goni, has appealed to the Nigerian military authorities to allow him make a phone call to the elusive leader, Abubakar Shekau and at least 137 other terrorists to make them surrender. Goni, who is undergoing rehabilitation at a military detention camp in Maiduguri, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). The former Boko Haram commander is an indigene of Bama in Borno state. He surrendered to the military in Cameroon after escaping from Sambisa Forest eight months…

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Macron to visit Fela’s Afrika Shrine Tuesday

French leader Emmanuel Macron will on Tuesday visit the Afrika Shrine, a nightclub in Lagos founded by Nigerian music legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Macron will  become the first “real president” to enter the club synonymous with marijuana smoke, sexy backup dancers and protest music. And he is not a stranger to Nigeria. He trained as a senior civil servant at the French Embassy in Lagos in 2004, seven years after Fela died. Late Fela Anikulapo Kuti, afrobeat king The  Afrika Shrine located in the teeming Lagos district of Ikeja replaced…

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Councillor donates writing materials to 3 school in Patani, frowns at staff negligence of duties

From Grandball Joel The councilor representing Uduophori Ward 15, at Patani Local Government Council, Hon. Oghenevwegba Okoro has described the continuous absence of Ege Primary school staff as worrisome in community. Speaking while distributing education materials worth thousands of naira to pupils of Ege primary school 1/2 and New Bethel school, Okoro said, “the staff of Ege primary school 1, should turn a new leave towards by ensuring that they are in school to teach the future leaders of the nation. “Staff of the school should know that the future of…

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