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Boko Haram: CSOs score Nigerian troops high after tour of liberated communities

Following a thorough tour of liberated communities in the North-East, the Coalition for Human Rights and Rights Monitoring Group has praised the Nigerian Army for restoring peace to the region. The group, consisting of 10 civil society organisations revealed in a press conference on Monday that it undertook a 10-day assessment to gather first-hand information […]

UK economy facing ‘heightened risk of recession’

The UK’s economy may have tipped into recession following a downturn in the dominant service sector, according to closely-watched figures. The IHS Markit/CPS purchasing managers’ index for services fell to a six-month low of 49.5 in September. The 50 level divides growth from expansion. It suggests the economy shrank 0.1% in the three months to September, […]

Oil prices soar after attacks on Saudi facilities

Oil prices ended nearly 15% higher on Monday, with the Brent benchmark seeing its biggest jump in about 30 years. The rise came after two attacks on Saudi Arabian facilities on Saturday knocked out about 5% of global supply. Brent crude initially surged 20% at the start of trading, but eased back to end at […]

British Airways pilots begin two-day strike over pay

British Airways pilots have begun a two-day strike in an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions. Tens of thousands of passengers have been told not to go to airports, with the airline cancelling some 1,700 flights due to the disruption. The pilots’ union Balpa said BA management’s cost-cuts and “dumbing down” of the brand had […]

Nigeria, Cameroun strengthen collaboration on smes development, seamless trading

By Raphael Jov, Abuja Nigeria through the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency (SMEDAN) and the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has commenced the strengthening of ties with the Republic of Cameroon on the development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in both countries. The initiative is also to facilitate a seamless exchange of goods […]