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Oil price jumps above $65

Brent crude oil prices jumped above $65 per barrel after the shutdown of the Forties North Sea pipeline knocked out significant supplies from a market that was already tightening due to OPEC-led production cuts. Brent crude futures on Tuesday, the international benchmark for oil prices, were at $ 65.07 dollars …

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President Buhari to participate in ‘One Planet Summit’ in Paris; Mourns Emir of Katagum

President Muhammadu Buhari will participate alongside over 50 world leaders in the One Planet Summit in Paris, France on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. The summit, jointly organised by the United Nations, the World Bank Group, and the French Government in partnership with non-governmental organisations concerned about reversing the negative effects …

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Airtel announces return of Touching Lives CSR initiative ….Calls on Nigerians to nominate beneficiaries by dialling 367

Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has announced the commencement of the fourth edition of its award-winning and flagship Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, Airtel Touching Lives. Airtel Touching Lives, which is aimed at promoting the culture of giving amongst Nigerians, seeks to uplift the downtrodden and offer useful support …

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President Buhari commissions two manufacturing plants in Kano; Says govt’s trade, investment policies yielding results

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday said that current changes to trade and investment policies by the government since it took office in May 2015 will help the nation to diversify the economy, attract more foreign investments and speed up the country’s industrialization. Speaking at the commissioning of two newly-established agro-based industries, …

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Mercedes-Benz hits, passes two million vehicles sales mark before year end; ‘We are pleased to celebrate this global accomplishment’ – Mirko Plath, MD/CEO Weststar

This November, Mercedes-Benz delivered 195,698 vehicles to its customers, thus achieving the 57th record month in succession with a 7.2% increase. This adds up to a sale of 2,095,810 units since the beginning of the year 2017. This represents not only the best-ever figure for the period of January to …

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Re-assessing Nigeria, WTO on the benefits scale By Prince Adetokunbo Kayode

When WTO officially commenced activities on 1 January 1995 under the Marrakesh Agreement, signed by 123 nations on 15 April 1994, that singular act replaced the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which commenced in 1948. As the largest international economic organization in the world, the WTO regulate trade …

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