Nigeria Customs officers impound two helicopters, hand them over to the Air Force

The Nigeria Customs Service, Murtala Mohammed International Airport Command (MMIA), have intercepted and seized two Civil Models 412 EP of Bell Helicopters and 23 packages containing various accessories, with duty paid value of N9,757,135,240.86. Presenting the seized Helicopters and its accessories to the Nigerian Airforce, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd.), represented… Read More Nigeria Customs officers impound two helicopters, hand them over to the Air Force

Serena Williams defeats Venus to clinch record 23rd Grand Slam title

Serena Williams pushed sentiments aside in an emotion-charged 6-4 6-4 defeat of sister Venus to win the Australian Open on Saturday and a record 23rd grand slam title in the professional era. Tortured by nerves in a tense family affair, Serena had to produce some of her best tennis to overcome Venus who won the… Read More Serena Williams defeats Venus to clinch record 23rd Grand Slam title

Microsoft’s market value tops $500billion since 2000

Microsoft Corp’s market capitalization topped $500 billion for the first time since 2000 on Friday, after the technology giant’s stock rose following another quarter of results that beat Wall Street’s expectations. Shares of the world’s biggest software company rose as much as 2.1 percent to $65.64, an all-time high, in early trading, valuing the company… Read More Microsoft’s market value tops $500billion since 2000

Three soldiers dead as Boko Haram militants storm military base in Borno

Suspected members of Boko Haram have invaded a military camp of ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ in Kamuya village of Buratai ward of Biu Local Government Area of Borno state, where they sacked the soldiers at their duty post, before carting away arms and ammunitions, sources have revealed. Following the attack, three soldiers were feared dead. Kamuya… Read More Three soldiers dead as Boko Haram militants storm military base in Borno

President Trump suspends entry from some countries, refugee program

President Donald Trump on Friday put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily barred visitors from Syria and some other Muslim-majority countries, saying the moves would help protect Americans from terrorist attacks. Civil rights groups condemned the measures as discriminatory. “I’m establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists… Read More President Trump suspends entry from some countries, refugee program

Shell to sell huge part of North Sea assets to Chrysaor in $3billion deal

Royal Dutch Shell is nearing the sale of a large part of its North Sea oil and gas assets to private equity-backed Chrysaor for $3 billion, banking sources said, marking a milestone in its drive to reduce debt after buying BG Group. Chrysaor, a North Sea-focused oil company backed by private equity fund EIG Partners,… Read More Shell to sell huge part of North Sea assets to Chrysaor in $3billion deal

Dozens dead in Somali hotel bomb attack

Ambulance workers in the Somali capital Mogadishu have given the death toll as 28 at a hotel following a bomb attack by militants. They said 43 others, including seven journalists, were injured after bombs exploded at the Dayah hotel. Somali security minister Abdirizak Omar Mohamed earlier said four attackers had been killed by security forces.… Read More Dozens dead in Somali hotel bomb attack

Federal Government orders immediate payment of petrol marketers

In a bid to avert the looming scarcity of petroleum products, especially the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularly called petrol, the Federal Government last night ordered the payment of the N150 billion Petroleum Equalisation Fund owed petroleum marketers. The order followed a meeting between the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Abba Kyari, and… Read More Federal Government orders immediate payment of petrol marketers