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Saudi Arabia walks oil policy tightrope between Biden and Putin

Saudi Arabia walks oil policy tightrope between Biden and Putin

Reuters Saudi Arabia’s push for swifter oil production hikes by OPEC+, which were agreed in June, involved behind-the-scenes diplomacy to ensure Russia backed the move that followed U.S. appeals for more supply, two sources familiar with the discussions said. The OPEC+ group of oil producers made a larger-than-expected output rise when its ministers met on […]

Germany triggers gas alarm stage, accuses Russia of ‘economic attack’

Germany triggers gas alarm stage, accuses Russia of ‘economic attack’

Reuters Germany triggered the “alarm stage” of its emergency gas plan on Thursday in response to falling Russian supplies but stopped short of allowing utilities to pass on soaring energy costs to customers in Europe’s largest economy. The measure is the latest escalation in a standoff between Europe and Moscow since the Russian invasion of […]

Ukraine, U.S.-China relations dominate Asia security meeting

Ukraine, U.S.-China relations dominate Asia security meeting

By Chen Lin The war in Ukraine and China’s increasingly tense relationship with the United States featured in nearly every session of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, which ended on Sunday after three days of discussions. Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe, who gave one of the featured speeches on the meeting’s final day, said it […]

Israel signs historic trade deal with UAE, its biggest with any Arab country

Israel signs historic trade deal with UAE, its biggest with any Arab country

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Israel and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday penned a multi-billion dollar free trade agreement, the latest product of the two countries’ historic normalization deal in 2020 known as the Abraham Accords. With a stated target of increasing annual bilateral trade to more than $10 billion over the next five […]

APC, PDP DELEGATES: Confusion rages over Buhari’s assent to Electoral Act Amendment Bill

APC, PDP DELEGATES: Confusion rages over Buhari’s assent to Electoral Act Amendment Bill

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru There were conflicting stories, yesterday, on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill waiting for President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent.  It was earlier reported that Buhari may have appended his signature to the piece of legislation. Some online platforms, yesterday, published a story claiming that the President had signed the bill which was transmitted to […]

Erdogan says Turkey doesn’t support Sweden, Finland joining NATO

Erdogan says Turkey doesn’t support Sweden, Finland joining NATO

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has thrown Sweden and Finland’s potential NATO membership into doubt, just as both countries are on the cusp of applying to join the alliance in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “We are following the developments regarding Sweden and Finland, but we don’t hold positive views,” Erdogan told press […]

Ukraine war likely to impact heavily on Africa – UN experts

Ukraine war likely to impact heavily on Africa – UN experts

COVID-19 has ‘pushed back’ democracy in Africa and the war in Ukraine has introduced significant and worrying new risks likely to heavily impact Africa, UN development experts warned on Friday. According to the experts, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will effect food security on the continent, both through availability and pricing of imported food, along with […]

2023: We must tread path of equity by zoning next presidency to South – Southern Govs declare

2023: We must tread path of equity by zoning next presidency to South – Southern Govs declare

— Equity dictates we take a stand, time to stop keeping members guessing Dayo Johnson Akure The Southern governors have insisted that the leadership of the All Progressives Congress must tread the path of equity by zoning the presidency to the Southern part of the country. Chairman of the Southern Governor’s Forum and Ondo state […]

2023 PRESIDENCY: Where are the women?

2023 PRESIDENCY: Where are the women?

•Female aspirants speak By Clifford Ndujihe, Politics Editor EXACTLY 48 days to the conclusion of primaries for the 2023 elections by political parties, only six female aspirants have joined the race to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, next year. According to the timetable of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, political parties are expected to conduct […]

2023: Tinubu, Osinbajo divide South-West governors

2023: Tinubu, Osinbajo divide South-West governors

By Clifford Ndujihe, Politics Editor, Dayo Johnson, Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Shina Abubakar, Rotimi Ojomoyela & Ademola Adegbite AHEAD of the presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, governors elected on the platform of the party are divided over the aspirations of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Supporters of the duo were […]

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