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Buhari nominates 40-year-old Bawa as EFCC boss, Senate wants to confirm

Buhari nominates 40-year-old Bawa as EFCC boss, Senate wants to confirm The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has asked the Senate to confirm forty-year-old Abdulrasheed Bawa as the chairperson of the country’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Femi Adesina, the president’s special adviser on media and publicity, said in a statement on Tuesday that President Buhari had communicated the request in a letter to Ahmad Lawan, the president of the Senate. “The President stated that he was acting in accordance with paragraph 2 (3) of Part 1, CAP E1 of the EFCC Act 2004,” the statement read in part. “Bawa is a trained EFCC investigator with extensive experience in investigating and prosecuting cases of pre-fraud, official corruption,

The world’s largest BHP miner reports the best profit in the first half in seven years

The world’s largest BHP miner reports the best profit in the first half in seven years BHP Group on Tuesday reported its best profit in the first half in seven years and declared an interim record dividend as China’s strong appetite for iron ore to support its infrastructure boosted prices. China’s reliance on commodity-intensive stimulus measures to sustain economic growth has pushed the prices of the steelmaking component to multi-year highs, while the COVID-19 vaccination pressure has brightened the outlook for world trade this year. The world’s largest listed miner said in a statement that it expects a continuation of strong Chinese demand in 2021, and recovery in the rest of the world’s global crude steel production.

Oil prices climb past $ 63 while Deep Freeze closes US oil wells

Oil prices climb past $ 63 while Deep Freeze closes US oil wells Oil prices rose on Tuesday as cold front wells and refineries in Texas, the largest land-producing state in the United States, the world’s largest oil producer, closed. Prices also rose as the Houthi group, which is in line with Yemen in Iran, said it had hit Saudi Arabian airports with drones, making it worrying the world’s largest oil exporter, and on optimism for a global economic recovery amid accelerated Covid-19 vaccination.

South Africa’s health workers hope for vaccine Johnson & Johnson Covid-19

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MARK RALSTON / Getty Images South Africa’s health workers hope for vaccine Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Healthcare workers in South Africa are eagerly awaiting the first push of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine amid a coronavirus variant that is spreading rapidly across the country. The Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine has not been approved for general use anywhere in the world. But South Africa has bought nine million doses and 80,000 are being delivered this week to start the vaccination.

January inflation rates in Nigeria peak at four years

January inflation rates in Nigeria peak at four years The annual inflation rate in Nigeria climbed straight to 16.47% for a 17th month in January 2021, according to figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics in Nigeria. It was the highest inflation rate since April 2017, as food inflation peaked at more than 12 years at 20.57%, coupled with pandemic disruptions, uncertainty in food-producing states, dollar deficits as well as persistent restrictions on imports of certain food items. despite the reopening of the country’s borders. Consumer prices rose by 1.49% monthly, down from a 1.61% increase in the previous month.

Harry and Meghan are going to talk to Oprah in the first interview since they left the Royal Duties

Harry and Meghan are going to talk to Oprah in the first interview since they left the Royal Duties Prince Harry and Meghan will give their first interview since retiring from the royal service when they speak to Oprah Winfrey next month. The announcement comes a day after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed they were expecting their second child. CBS said the interview would air on March 7. The American broadcaster said in a statement: “Winfrey will speak to Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, in a wide-ranging interview, and discuss everything, from entering life as a royal, marriage, mother, philanthropic works to how she handles intense public pressure in life. 

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