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Andrew Luck threw a late interception and Cody Parkey hit a game-winning field goal to give the Eagles a 30-27 victory Monday night.

Entering Monday night, Andrew Luck had yet to lose two games in a row. Fortunately for the Philadelphia Eagles, all streaks must come to an end, and Luck's is now dead.

Nick Foles led the Eagles on a game-winning drive, as Cody Parkey kicked a 36-yard field goal as time expired to give Philadelphia a 30-27 victory against the Indianapolis Colts Monday night.

The win moves the Eagles to 2-0, while the Colts fall to 0-2. Here's what we learned Monday night:

1) Andrew Luck is human. Not only did he finally lose two games in a row, but Luck's own costly interception set up the Eagles' game-tying drive late in the fourth.

He certainly wasn't at his best Monday night (he was 20-of-34 for 172 yards, though he did have three touchdowns), but Luck did put the Colts in a position to win when Indianapolis went up 27-20. Then, as Indianapolis was driving to go up by two scores and put the game away, Luck was intercepted and the Eagles took it to a tired Colts defense.

More: Did the refs cost the Colts a win?
2) The Eagles aren't so good at first halves. For the second week in a row, Philadelphia had plenty of offensive trouble scoring in the first half. The Eagles got deep into the Colts' territory plenty of times, but they came up with only six points for a 17-6 halftime deficit.

But who cares about the first half when you can play so well in the second? Once again, the Eagles looked like a completely different team in the second half, tying the game at 20 with 2:44 left in the third quarter with a great run by Darren Sproles.


Then Sproles followed it up with a 51-yard reception to help set up the Eagles' game-tying TD with 3:25 remaining.

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Uju Ifejika, chairman and CEO of the Britannia U Group

                       Catherine Uju Ifejika is one of Africa's few female oil industry bosses

The oil and gas industry is still overwhelmingly male, with surveys showing that the executive boardrooms of petroleum companies are mostly a boys' club.

In Nigeria, a number of well-financed businesswomen are aiming to change the picture there. The Petroleum Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke is a powerful figurehead for them.

"The fact that two of the biggest cabinet positions in Nigeria, petroleum and finance, are held by women, show how far we have come," she told a recent meeting in Vienna, referring to the other prominent female member of the cabinet - Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

"We are there not because we are women. We are there because of our competence as managers."

Yet as surveys make clear, women managers are still in the minority in the world's oil and gas companies. Laura Manson-Smith, a consulting partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, says the representation picture is dismal.

"I was surprised at how low the percentage of female directors was [in oil and gas firms around the globe] - 11%, most of them are in non-executive positions, 1% of executive board seats are held by women."

Amy Jadesimi, managing director of Ladol

                               "'People trust women more," says Ladol's Amy Jadesimi

Nigeria, the world's 14th-largest oil producing country with 2.4 million barrels a day, has taken steps to open up its oil industry to locals, a policy known as "indigenisation."

Now a handful of female entrepreneurs are hoping to build on that, by increasing women's stake in the industry.

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EFCC wanted notice

A Nigerian IT worker is being sought by police for his alleged role in co-ordinating a £25m ($40m) cyber-theft at a bank in Abuja where he worked.

Godswill Oyegwa Uyoyou is being sought by Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

A wanted notice claims he helped conspirators dressed as maintenance staff get into the bank so they could use computers to transfer cash.