Shell reports $18bn loss as global oil and gas prices collapse

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Energy giant hit by massive change in fortunes as Covid-19 crisis forces writedown in asset values

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Northern governors condemn Boko Haram attack on Gov. Zulum’s convoy

2 min read Northern Governors Forum (NGF), has condemned Wednesday’s attack on the convoy of Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno, describing the act as callous and reprehensible. The Chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong, made the condemnation in a statement  by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham. He said the attack on the governor’s convoy…

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Pa Ayo Fasanmi dies at 94, for burial August 4

2 min read One of the prominent leaders of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Pa Ayo Fasanmi, is dead. He was aged 94 years. He died on Wednesday at Osogbo, Osun State capital. Fasanmi was among core loyalists of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Publicity Secretary, Afenifere (Ilosiwaju Yoruba), Chief Akin Fasae, confirmed the passing on of the leader. He said Baba lived…

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Young children carry higher levels of coronavirus: study

2 min read Children under the age of five have between 10 to 100 times greater levels of genetic material of the coronavirus in their noses compared to older children and adults, a study in JAMA Pediatrics said Thursday. Its authors wrote this meant that young children might be important drivers of COVID-19 transmission within communities — a suggestion at odds with the…

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