Oil prices near $50 amid tension in the Gulf

Oil prices edged higher on a weaker dollar and diplomatic tensions in the Gulf on Friday. Benchmark Brent crude futures were up 24 cents at 49.54 dollars a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures traded at 47.09 dollars a barrel, up 17 cents. Investors were also taking positions ahead of a meeting between OPEC and non-OPEC members More...

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By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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Kenya: Court sentences three men to death for stripping, assaulting woman

Three men have been sentenced to death for stripping and sexually assaulting a woman they believed dressed too provocatively. The men are Edward Gitau, Nicholas Mwangi and Meshak Mwangi, According to DAILY MAIL, More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, July 16th, 2017
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US begins crackdown on Nigerians, others, with expired visas

The Donald Trump-led government of the United States (US) has sanctioned a crackdown on visitors with visa overstays. Top on the list are Nigeria, Brazil, Venezuela, China and Colombia. They are regarded as countries More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, June 17th, 2017
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Nigerian govt reacts as two South African communities ask Nigerians to leave

The Nigerian mission in South Africa on Friday said it had waded into issues surrounding the alleged quit order given to Nigerians by two communities in that country. Martin Cobham, Nigeria’s Acting High Commissioner More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, May 26th, 2017
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FG plans to shut down five foreign missions

The federal government has concluded arrangements to shut down five of its foreign missions. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, made disclosure on Thursday during a briefing on the achievements More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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S’Africa deports 90 Nigerians

A total of 90 Nigerians were, on Friday, deported by the South African government to Nigeria. The victims were sent back home for allegedly committing immigration-related offences in the country. According to DSP More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, May 11th, 2017
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Two Nigerians shot dead in South Africa

  Two Nigerians have been shot dead in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Mike Ibitoye, Chairman of the Nigeria Union in South Africa, disclosed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) via telephone from More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
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How I came about the idea to assassinate Donald Trump – Michael Sandford

A 21-year-old Briton, Michael Sandford recently jailed after his failed plot to assassinate the president of United States, Donald Trump, on Tuesday disclosed that screaming voices in his head instructed him to More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, May 6th, 2017
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Airline flies passenger 3,000 miles in wrong direction

  The United Airlines has been forced to apologise after accidentally flying a passenger 3,000 miles in the wrong direction. The passenger, Lucie Bahetoukilae, who speaks no English, was intending to catch More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
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Senate seeks information on status of Nigeria-UK Prisoner Transfer Agreement

The Senate on Tuesday directed its Committees on Judiciary, Human Rights and Foreign Affairs to investigate the current status of the prisoner repatriation agreement between Nigeria and the United Kingdom. The More...