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Buhari May emerge next OPEC President

President Muhammadu Buhari is set to become the next President of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), as Nigeria still retains its seat, an official of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said on Thursday in Abuja. The official, who preferred anonymity, said the exit of the former Minister Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke,

16 Lawmakers Flee Makurdi, Allege Threat To Life

Fifteen lawmakers elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a member from the Labour Party in Benue State House of Assembly, North-central Nigeria, have fled Makurdi, the state capital. The 16 legislators said they absconded Markurdi, on alleged threat to life and monetary inducement by the All Progressives Congress (APC) led State Government. The lawmakers

Workers shut down AIT, Raypower over 17 months unpaid salaries

Scores of workers of Daar Communications Plc, operator of African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower FM Radio, on Wednesday shut down all broadcasting activities at the Benin studio in protest over unpaid salaries. The protesting workers were said to have blocked the main entrance to the station located along the Benin/Lagos bypass. A detachment of