BUSINESS GIST

Over 50 feared abducted in Kaduna community

Bandits have reportedly abducted no fewer than 50 persons in an attack on Damari community of Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna State. Birnin-Gwari...
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Snowden gets Russian citizenship — 9 years after leak of US...

According to the BBC, Snowden was granted Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin on Monday. Also, in what appeared to be a Twitter post on...

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WORKS & HOUSING

Trans-Saharan Highway: Ministers of member countries agree to create economic corridor

ALGIERS-Ministers of public works and Equipment of member countries of the Trans-Saharan Highway project agreed to speed up the creation of an economic corridor...

Agric budgets hit N874.83bn, food imports gulp N7.81tn

The Federal Government budgeted about N874.83bn for the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development from 2016 to 2021, whereas the imports of agricultural...

OIL & GAS

Fuel importation will end by 2023 — NNPC boss

The Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, Mele Kyari, has said that the country would stop importing petroleum products...

SPORTS

WHO, UNICEF Laments over sustained decline childhood vaccinations

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) raised alarm over sustained decline in childhood vaccinations in approximately 30 years...