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PIGB: Senate Approves Unbundling NNPC

by admin - 26 May 2017

The Senate on Thursday passed first tranche of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), titled the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) 2017. The bill, which is expected to take care of the governance aspect of the industry, scaled third reading following presentation of report of Joint Committee on Petroleum...

Politics

Is Coup D’etat Likely to Happen in Nigeria While President Buhari in UK?

Fears of a possible coup d’etat in Nigeria have emerged as President Muhammadu Buhari is in the UK, for the second time since the beginning of 2017, for medical check-ups. Army chief, Buratai, (centre) at a news conference The 74-year-old head of state spent nearly two months on medical leave in London earlier this year. He left again on 7 May, handing over powers to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Buhari’s...

Photo News

Enugu North PDP Zonal Meeting (Photo)

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State (2nd left); senator representing Enugu North Senatorial District, Chuka Utazi (2nd right); and two members of House of Representatives, Pat Asadu (left), and Dennis Agbo, during Enugu North Peoples Democratic Party Zonal Meeting, yesterday Facebook Comments Share...

Power/Mineral Resources

Nigeria Moves to Legalize Illicit Refineries in Niger Delta

Nigeria aims to legalize illicit oil refineries in the turbulent Niger Delta region, the vice-president’s office said on Thursday, hoping to bring peace to the production heartland for the crude on which the country relies. If the refineries are legalized, it could help soothe tensions in the Delta states, where an uneasy peace is now being kept as the government holds talks with local communities,...

Cities/Abuja Districts

FCT: Security Agencies on High Alert over Boko Haram Threat

Security agencies in the Federal Capital Territory have declared their readiness to combat all forms of threat to lives and property in the Territory by intensifying intelligence efforts, surveillance and raiding black spots within and around Abuja. The decision to this effect was taken over the weekend at an emergency meeting of the FCT Security Committee called to review the current security situation...

News

One Million Pupils Served 25m Meals in 2 Years, Says FG

The Presidency has promised to vigorously implement the new executive orders in its determination to significantly transform the business environment in the country. The spokesman to the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Mr Laolu Akande, made this known in a statement he issued on Sunday to give update on the new orders signed last Thursday. He said as part of measures to drive the reforms intended...

Diplomacy

Deportation of 250 Citizens Prompt Nigeria, EU Agreement on Repatriation

Nigeria and European Union (EU) are working to have an agreement that will facilitate the repatriation of Nigerians living illegally in EU countries. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja that the EU also sought to engage with the government in providing vocational training for those who had been repatriated. The EU for now,...

Environment/Health

Ebola: Nigeria Allays Fears, Steps Up Surveillance

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has called on Nigerians not to panic as the Federal Government remains committed to ensuring that Ebola disease is not imported in to the country. The minister made the call on Monday 15th May, 2017, while inspecting thermal screening machines located at the Port Health Stand of Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja. The minister during the inspection The...

Crime/Defence

19 Killed, 50 Wounded in Manchester Bomb Blast

Nineteen people have been killed and more than 50 injured in a suspected terror attack at Manchester Arena. The blast happened at 22:35 BST on Monday following a pop concert by the US singer Ariana Grande. PM Theresa May said her thoughts were with those affected by “what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack”. Paramedics at the scene told the BBC they had treated...

Editorial/Opinion

Resist Restructuring at Your Peril, Nwodo Warns Beneficiaries of Nigerian System

Being a speech entitled “50 Years After Biafra: Reflections and Hopes” presented at the Yar’dua Center, Abuja PROTOCOLS: 1. I am grateful to Shehu Musa Yar Adua Foundation, Ford Foundation and OSIWA – the co-sponsors of this event for your kind invitation. I commend your foresight in convening this conference, the first major conference discussing Biafra outside of Igboland....

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