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For today, May 27 2016


Ese Oruru … it’s a baby girl
The  Baby of the Year? Of course, no; this is May. A royal baby? Again, no. But this is, no doubt, a very important “bundle of joy” whose birth has sparked various emotions. Miss Ese Oruru, the 14-year-old girl, who was allegedly kidnapped and put in the family way by Kano State-born Yunusa Dahiru, alias Yellow, was yesterday delivered of a baby girl in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. READ MORE

EFCC gets 140 convictions in six months
A former court registrar got 10 years for an $8.4 million scam and a secondary school leaver bagged 37 years for defrauding an American of $40million. READ MORE

Oil crisis gets worse as militants step up attacks
Oil giant Chevron’s operations yesterday came under threat after another attack on its facility at the 18-inch Abiteye line in Warri South-West council area of Delta State. READ MORE


Niger Delta militants bomb Chevron’s Escravos pipeline
Another setback hit the nation’s oil production yesterday as the militant group, Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), blew up a facility belonging to Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), the main gas pipeline which provides electricity to the Escravos tank farm in Delta State. READ MORE

Abducted girl, Ese Oruru delivered of baby girl
Rescued 14-year old Ese Oruru has given birth to a baby girl yesterday in Yenagoa.Ese was allegedly abducted in Bayelsa State in August 2015 and taken to Kano State where she was converted to Islam and married out without her parents’ consent. READ MORE

‘One year after, economic policy remains unclear’
While the policy of checking corruption is laudable, the absence of a well-structured, broad-based and synergised blueprint for development is largely responsible for the current economic crisis the nation is undergoing, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has declared. READ MORE


Anyone Invited by EFCC Can’t Come out Clean, Says Magu.

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, on Thursday said there is no one who would “come out clean” after honouring the invitation of the anti-graft agency. READ MORE

Appeal Court Denies IPOB Leader, Kanu Bail
The Court of Appeal in Abuja wednesday affirmed the decision of the Federal High Court denying the bail application by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu. READ MORE

Again, Militants Bomb Chevron Crude Pipeline in Warri
Niger Delta militants again last night bombed Chevron’s crude oil pipeline located at Abiteye in Warri South West Local Government of Delta State, forcing the company to shut in crude oil output from some fields in the western Niger Delta. READ MORE


Oil rallies to $50 but militants rain on Nigeria’s parade
Oil prices scrambled to $50 per barrel yesterday after seven months of fall in prices induced by global supply glut but Nigeria will not be joining the party. Global supply has eased by 4million barrels on account of outages from Nigeria, Libya, Venuzuela and Canada. Michael Wittner, analyst at Société Générale, said: “We expect global… READ MORE

Cyber security threats heighten in financial sector
Financial institutions in Nigeria have been identified as being increasingly at risk of cyber attacks due to a steady increase in financial inclusion across the country, which is generating large amounts of sensitive data and billions of naira in financial assets. Nigerian banks have lost approximately N165 billion to electronic fraud and cyber crime between… READ MORE

Nigerian artworks in record N500m sale at London auction
Nigerian artworks have made history in a London auction garnering N568, 338,750 (£1,159,875) gross realised sale from the works of three renowned artists. The auction for works by some African leading artists, which held at the Bonhams Africa Now – Modern Africa Sale in London on May 25, 2016, witnessed a host of new world… READ MORE

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