Black Ladder


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Britain's Savannah Petroleum acquires majority stake in Nigeria's Seven Energy International

BRITISH fossil fuel giant Savannah Petroleum has announced the completion of the acquisition of a majority stake in Nigerian oil and gas exploration company Seven Energy International for an undisclosed amount.



Godswill Akpabio says he will not stand in rescheduled Akwa Ibom senatorial elections

NIGER Delta affairs minister Senator Godswill Akpabio has said he will not stand in the rescheduled Akwa Ibom Northwest Senatorial District elections if the Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) does not replace the resident electoral commissioner.



European Council president says Britain will become a second rate global player after Brexit

OUTGOING European Council president Donald Tusk has warned that Britain will become a second rate player in global affairs once it leaves the European Union (EU) as it will lack the clout to negotiate with the big boys like the US and China.



Tonto Dikeh expressed delight that Pastor Fatoyinbo won his case against Busola Dakolo

CONTROVERSIAL Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh has expressed delight at the recent victory Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (Coza) founder Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo secured in an Abuja high court which cleared him of rape allegations.



Victor Moses could return to Chelsea in January as Fernebache look to offload him

FORMER Super Eagles winger Victor Moses is due to return to Chelsea during the January transfer window as Turkish giants Fernebahce have decided to send him back to his parent club due to a loss of form.



If every one of Nigeria's 774 local government areas was given the Ohafia treatment we could double our GDP overnight

By Ayo Akinfe


[1] In 2011, President Goodluck Jonathan commissioned the 14th Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Ohafia, Abia State. Now known as the Goodluck Jonathan Barracks, the facility is the third largest military installation in Nigeria and has radically altered the economy of the area



Nasarawa hospital sacks 10 staff for selling its blood bank supplies to private clients

MANAGERS at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital in the Nasarawa State capital Lafia  has dismissed 10 of its staff for stealing and selling blood meant for patients to private hospitals and clients.



Senators discuss bill seeking to establish South East Development Commission across Igboland

NIGERIA'S senate has debated a bill seeking to establish a South East Development Commission (SEDC) which hopes to create a body similar to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in Igboland.




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