Fire destroys Sokoto old market

Goods worth millions of naira were on Friday night destroyed by fire at a section of the Sokoto old market, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. NAN reports that dozens of shops containing assorted food stuff, cooking oil, detergents and other household items were consumed by the inferno. A similar incident occurred on July 24, 2016 at the textile section of the market. The Head of Operations, Sokoto State Fire Service, Mr Mustapha Mohammed, told NAN that “the inferno started at around 9pm yesterday night”. “But we were able…

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Building bridges, live theatre resonates with Kakadu

    After years of very successful performances in Nigeria and Switzerland, the awardwinning “Kakadu” the Musical returns to the theatre stage this April for Lagos@50 celebration, before heading to the Nelson Mandela Theatre, Johannesburg, as part of the Africa Day Celebrations from the 7 to 18, June 2017. Since its premiere in May 2013, Kakadu, has not only redefined live theatre but also stimulated interest in the production of several other musicals, such that it has become a reference. Written by Uche Nwokedi SAN, who is also the Executive…

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Crude swap racket: NNPC recoups $202m from AITEO

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has recouped $202 million as outstanding payment on crude for product swap from Aiteo Group. The corporation, which confirmed this yesterday, stated that it would continue to go public on recovery process for product under-deliveries in the $184 million crude swap racket, which rocked the corporation up till August 2014 when the crude swap contracts were cancelled. Stating that the rigorous recovery efforts were in line with the ongoing reforms in the industry, the NNPC, in a statement by its Group General Manager, Group…

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