• ‘Oil revenue may drop further to 25 per cent of budget’

    ‘Oil revenue may drop further to 25 per cent of budget’0

    With Nigeria’s revenue from oil and gas dropping by N425.52billion in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020 to N940.91billion, according to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, operators have noted revenue from the sector is expected to tank further in the course of the year. Speaking during a webinar organised by

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  • UPDATED: India returnee dies of coronavirus in Lagos

    UPDATED: India returnee dies of coronavirus in Lagos0

      A 45-year-old Nigerian who returned from India has died of coronavirus-related complications in Lagos State. Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made this known on his Twitter handle on Tuesday. He said, “No new case of #COVID-19 was confirmed in Lagos on 20th April, 2020. However, #COVID19 related deaths were recorded in Lagos.

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  • UI College of Medicine provost, deputy test positive for COVID-19

    UI College of Medicine provost, deputy test positive for COVID-190

    The provost and deputy provost of the University of Ibadan’s College of Medicine, Professors Oluwabunmi Olapade-Olaopa and Obafunke Denloye respectively have tested positive for coronavirus. NAN reports that Prof. Olapade-Olaopa made this known in a statement released on Sunday. The Public Relations Officer of University College Hospital, Ibadan, Mr Toye Akinrinlola, confirmed this in a

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  • Global spending on robotics, drones to hit $128.7bn

    Global spending on robotics, drones to hit $128.7bn0

    Femi Asu Worldwide spending on robotics systems and drones will increase by 17.1 per cent to reach $128.7bn in 2020, according to a new report by the International Data Corporation. The IDC, in its ‘Worldwide Robotics and Drones Spending Guide,’ forecast that the spending would reach $241.4bn by 2023 with a compound annual growth rate

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  • Australia Endures World Record Breaking Heat

    Australia Endures World Record Breaking Heat0

    Australia on Tuesday endured the hottest day on record, according to preliminary results from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) released on Wednesday. Diana Eadie, a meteorologist with the bureau said that the average maximum temperature across the country was 40.9 degrees Celsius, breaking the previous record of 40.3 degrees set in January 2013. “This heat

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  • Bayelsa loses oil field to Rivers, as court orders correction of map error

    Bayelsa loses oil field to Rivers, as court orders correction of map error0

    Abuja The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Monday, ordered Bayelsa State to hands-over Soku oil field to Rivers State. The court, in a judgement that was delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo, said it was satisfied that the oil field rightfully belonged to Rivers State. It, therefore, directed the National Boundary Commission, NBC,

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