Nigerian Govt Shifts Northern Oil Search to Nasarawa

[Premium Times] The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s quest to find oil in the northern part of the country shifted to the inland basins with the commencement of exploration activities in the Benue Trough.

[Premium Times] The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation's quest to find oil in the northern part of the country shifted to the inland basins with the commencement of exploration activities in the Benue Trough.

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The Rise and Rise of Aruna Quadri

[Guardian] There is much to be excited about in the steady growth of Aruna Quadri into a major player on the International Table Tennis circuit.The 29-year-old, just this month, created an admirable record: becoming the first Nigerian player to win an …

[Guardian] There is much to be excited about in the steady growth of Aruna Quadri into a major player on the International Table Tennis circuit.The 29-year-old, just this month, created an admirable record: becoming the first Nigerian player to win an International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour title with victory in the Polish Open. That achievement also makes him the first African player to win such a title outside of Africa's shores. The message is clear: this is without a doubt one to watch.

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Lawmakers Express Disgust Over State of Nigerian Airports

[Premium Times] The members of the National Assembly’s joint committee on aviation on Thursday expressed worry over the deplorable state of some airports in Nigeria, particularly the Enugu and Port Harcourt International airports.

[Premium Times] The members of the National Assembly's joint committee on aviation on Thursday expressed worry over the deplorable state of some airports in Nigeria, particularly the Enugu and Port Harcourt International airports.

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Missing Person Sought After By Police

[SAPS] Olifantshoek police request the assistance of the public to locate the 26-year-old Rebecca Mbango. Rebecca was reported missing on 21 September 2017. She is 1.6 meter tall, with black hair.

[SAPS] Olifantshoek police request the assistance of the public to locate the 26-year-old Rebecca Mbango. Rebecca was reported missing on 21 September 2017. She is 1.6 meter tall, with black hair.

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In Cross River, Embers of PDP National Crisis Still Glow

[Guardian] Calabar -Although the tussle over the control of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) machinery between Senators Ali Modu Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi has been resolved in favour of the latter, effects of the crisis that almost consumed the major…

[Guardian] Calabar -Although the tussle over the control of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) machinery between Senators Ali Modu Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi has been resolved in favour of the latter, effects of the crisis that almost consumed the major opposition platform still linger in Cross River State branch of the party.

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‘Downstream Sector Poses Major Challenge in Oil, Gas Industry’

[Guardian] The Director, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Mordecai Ladan, has said that the downstream sector of the oil and gas industry was facing major challenges in process safety, stating that there was need for discussions and improvement.

[Guardian] The Director, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Mordecai Ladan, has said that the downstream sector of the oil and gas industry was facing major challenges in process safety, stating that there was need for discussions and improvement.

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UNHCR – Refugee Leaders From Chad Visit Darfur to Assess Return Prospects

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Darfur -After more than a decade in exile, Sudanese refugees begin to look more seriously at returning to Darfur; 25 Sudanese refugee leaders are returning to their home villages for the first time this week on go-and-see vis…

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Darfur -After more than a decade in exile, Sudanese refugees begin to look more seriously at returning to Darfur; 25 Sudanese refugee leaders are returning to their home villages for the first time this week on go-and-see visits organised by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and its government counterparts in Chad and Sudan.

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Farmers Lament High Cost of Sesame Harvest

[Radio Dabanga] El Gedaref -Farmers in Sudan’s largely agricultural El Gedaref state have complained about the high cost of this year’s sesame harvest. They cite a lack of manpower and trained technicians to operate the harvesters, and complain of the …

[Radio Dabanga] El Gedaref -Farmers in Sudan's largely agricultural El Gedaref state have complained about the high cost of this year's sesame harvest. They cite a lack of manpower and trained technicians to operate the harvesters, and complain of the high prices asked for jute sacks.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Drop in Mobile Money Agent Outlets Worries Stakeholders

[Guardian] The number of Mobile money agent networks has continued to witness drop in the past one year and stakeholders are not happy about it.According to IMF Data: Eight Annual Financial Access Survey Report, 2017 for Nigeria, mobile money agent out…

[Guardian] The number of Mobile money agent networks has continued to witness drop in the past one year and stakeholders are not happy about it.According to IMF Data: Eight Annual Financial Access Survey Report, 2017 for Nigeria, mobile money agent outlets available for 100,000 adults to use is 17.53 as at the end of 2016 down from 20.82 outlets available for 100,000 adults in 2015.

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