Nigeria gains $22m from Bonny Light crude in December

PHOTO:AFP • World Bank sees oil prices surging in 2017 • Global crude oil balances expected to tighten through 2018 The price of Nigeria’s Bonny Light crude oil was the second highest in December among members of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Counties (OPEC), rising from $42.20 in November to $53.91 per barrel. This […]

Lawyer sues Buhari, others over prosecution of judges

PHOTO: Channelstv Human rights activist and lawyer, Chief Malcolm Omirhobo has sued President Muhammadu Buhari and others at the Federal High Court, Abuja, praying for an order to stop the trial of judicial officers accused of corruption by the Department of State Security Service (DSS). The lawyer said that the constitutional power to investigate, discipline […]

Muslim world loses faith in US values as Trump visa ban bites

US President Donald Trump Families split, a father unable to reach his son’s wedding and officials warning of a “gift to extremists” — President Donald Trump’s visa ban on seven Muslim countries has triggered shock and confusion. “There is mass hysteria among the Iranian-American community — that’s no exaggeration,” said Saam Borhani, an attorney in […]

New wave of robots set to deliver the goods

Henry Harris-Burland explains the operation of the Starship Technologies delivery robot on January 26, 2017 at the Washington Auto Show in Washington, DC. The robots of the future will be coming soon, rolling along at lumbering pace, with those goods you just ordered. The six-wheeled, knee-high robots from startup Starship Technologies are part of a […]

Emirates changes flight crews after Trump travel ban

AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACAD Dubai carrier Emirates said it has adjusted its crews for flights to the United States following President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The new president faced mass protests and global outrage over the controversial bar on travellers from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan […]

Snails provide fast-acting therapeutic insulin

University of Utah, United States, researchers have found that the structure of an insulin molecule produced by predatory cone snails may be an improvement over current fast-acting therapeutic insulin. Exposure to commonly used insecticide associated with diabetes University of Utah, United States, researchers have found that the structure of an insulin molecule produced by predatory […]

Gabon 2017: Egypt beat Morocco to end Renard dream

Egypt’s players celebrate a goal during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final football match between Egypt and Morocco in Port-Gentil on January 29, 2017. Justin TALLIS / AFP Mahmoud Kahraba scrambled in the winner in the 88th minute as Egypt beat Herve Renard’s Morocco 1-0 on Sunday to reach the semi-finals of the Africa […]