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NNPC Pledges to Boost Gas Delivery to Domestic Market

NNPC Pledges to Boost Gas Delivery to Domestic Market

… As FG Inaugurates Gas Transportation Network Code to Boost Gas Penetration The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has restated its commitment to working with relevant partners and stakeholders in the Oil and Gas Sector to boost delivery of gas to the domestic market.  ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE reports The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, made the commitment ... Read More »

JAMB asks higher institutions to start 2020/2021 admission processes

JAMB asks higher institutions to start 2020/2021 admission processes

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, yesterday gave heads of tertiary institutions the green light to begin the 2020/2021 post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, screening on September 7. The board explained that the shift in the date of admission was meant to allow pupils sitting for the 2020 Ordinary Level examinations conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), ... Read More »

Zero fatality recorded in Oyo’s Covid-19 isolation centres since inception – Task Force

Zero fatality recorded in Oyo’s Covid-19 isolation centres since inception – Task Force

…2yr-old, 95yr-old, among recoveries …We undertake comprehensive assessment – Prof. Alonge The Oyo State Task Force on COVID-19, said on Monday, that Isolation Centres run by the state has recorded zero fatality since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the state, in March 2020. This feat, the Task Force noted, is due to the holistic approach adopted by medical personnel managing ... Read More »

Makinde sacks Works Commissioner, swaps two others

Makinde sacks Works Commissioner, swaps two others

…As Gov appreciates his contributions Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has relieved the Commissioner for Works, Infrastructure and Transport, Professor Raphael Afonja, of his appointment. The governor, in a letter dated August 10, 2020 and signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun, said the termination takes immediate effect. A statement by the Chief Press ... Read More »

JAMB to review commencement date for 2020 admissions

JAMB to review commencement date for 2020 admissions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said it is considering a new date for the launch of the 2020 admissions process. In a statement yesterday, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, the spokesperson of the board, said that JAMB will meet all heads of tertiary institutions on August 10 to discuss the possibility of shifting the commencement of admissions to a ... Read More »

Water Ministry charged to be proactive to Lake Chad Basins

Water Ministry charged to be proactive to Lake Chad Basins

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources has been charged to give proactive attention to the Lake Chad Basins with a view to strengthening the river basins in the northeast region for maximum efficiency. Issuing the charge was the Northern Governors Forum, which members gathered in Maiduguri, Borno State, Saturday,  August 8, for the second random meeting. The forum asked the ... Read More »

NNPC Signs Pact with Partners to Resolve OML 130 Dispute

NNPC Signs Pact with Partners to Resolve OML 130 Dispute

…Says Resolution Will Immediately Unlock about $510million of Gas Revenue BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE In its bid to meet the target of revving up production to 3million barrels per day and unlock gas revenues to the tune of about $225 million in the short term and $510million in the long run for the Federation,  the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) ... Read More »

Jigawa, Kano Water Users Commend Buhari, Adamu on resuscitation of abandoned water Projects in domain

Jigawa, Kano Water Users Commend Buhari, Adamu on resuscitation of abandoned water Projects in domain

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE Village Heads and members of Water Users Association in Jigawa and Kano States have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for facilitating the resuscitation of their water projects over 17 years after they were abandoned by previous governments. They particularly lauded the Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, who, they said, was a willing tool in the ... Read More »

NNPC Records 43 Per cent Drop in Oil Pipeline Vandalism in May

NNPC Records 43 Per cent Drop in Oil Pipeline Vandalism in May

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has recorded an encouraging 43 per cent drop in cases of willful damage of its oil pipeline infrastructure by suspected oil thieves in May, 2020. The corporation, in a release by its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, explained that details of the report contained in ... Read More »

APC UK Optimistic of Diezani’s Prosecution by British Government

APC UK Optimistic of Diezani’s Prosecution by British Government

The All Progressives Congress (APC), UK chapter, says it has received favourable response from the British Government to prosecute former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke and other Nigerians suspected of fraud, bribery and corruption offences, living in the United Kingdom. According to a statement signed by Mr Jacob Ogunseye, the APC UK Publicity Secretary, issued on Tuesday in Abuja, the assurance ... Read More »

NIPOST Chair draws FIRS’ Ire over Stamp Duties Administration

NIPOST Chair draws FIRS’ Ire over Stamp Duties Administration

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE As Revenue Agency Threatens Prosecution for Misappropriation The Chairperson of the Board of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST), Mrs Maimuna Abubakar, has drawn the ire of the nation’s income powerhouse, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), over her claim accusing the revenue agency and the National Assembly of stealing the NIPOST’s idea on stamp duties administration. ... Read More »

Amazing Impact of Taxation to Nigeria’s Economy, By FIRS Chair

Amazing Impact of Taxation to Nigeria’s Economy, By FIRS Chair

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The amazing impact of taxation to Nigeria’s economy cannot be over emphasized, especially in the face of the ongoing global Covid-19 pandemic which has thrown up new ways of doing things, Executive Chairman, FIRS, Mr. Muhammad Nami, has stressed. Mr. Nami noted this today, in Abuja, while fielding questions during a live appearance on the popular ... Read More »

NNPC Mourns Passing of Former GMD, Dawha

NNPC Mourns Passing of Former GMD, Dawha

BY  ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced the demise of its former Group Managing Director (GMD), Dr. Joseph Thlama Dawha after a brief illness. The corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, stated this in a release today. The release said NNPC Group Managing Director, Mallam Mele Kyari, expressed shock over ... Read More »

CBN to offer cotton farming loan facility to 15,000 farmers in Jigawa

CBN to offer cotton farming loan facility to 15,000 farmers in Jigawa

BY SHEHU MUSA, Dutse. About 15,000 farmers in Jigawa State are to benefit from Federal Government Cotton Production Program of the Central Bank of Nigeria, the state Chairman Jigawa Chapter of the National Association of Cotton Farmers, Alh. Lawal Musa Kazaure has revealed. Last year about 40,000 farmers were registered for the program out of which 30,000 scaled through and ... Read More »

NNPC Denies Theft of 48m Barrels of Crude Oil

NNPC Denies Theft of 48m Barrels of Crude Oil

…To sue blackmailers and purveyors of falsehood By Demola Abimboye The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has categorically denied that its officials stole and sold 48 million barrels of crude oil worth about $2.5billion. The allegation was made earlier in the week by some online news papers. In a release signed by Chief Afe Babalola of Afe Babalola & Co, ... Read More »

Sallah: FIRS extends deadline for tax filing by one week

Sallah: FIRS extends deadline for tax filing by one week

…Felicitate with Nigerians on Eid-el Kabir celebration The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has extended the deadline for filing of returns in some tax categories by one week. Mr Abdullahi Ismaila Ahmad, Director, Communications and Liaison Department of the service, made this known in a statement in Abuja today. Ahmad said the gesture was in the spirit of the festivities ... Read More »

Power projects: FG set to pay N8.64bn counterpart fund

Power projects: FG set to pay N8.64bn counterpart fund

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, yesterday approved the payment of €15.21m (N6,940,081,465.20) offshore and N1.71bn onshore as part of Nigeria’s counterpart funding for the power deal with Siemens AG, signed by the Nigerian and German governments in 2019. The total amount approved is N8,648,081,465.2. This was one of the decisions taken at the virtual FEC meeting presided over by President ... Read More »

Civil Societies, Communities To Monitor Projects In Kwara – Gov.

Civil Societies, Communities To Monitor Projects In Kwara – Gov.

By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin Civic groups and communities in Kwara State will henceforth be monitoring government projects to ensure good quality of works done before payments. The governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq at the weekend proposed the development which he tagged ‘social audit’. He said the civic groups and communities monitoring these projects thereafter issue independent reports that would form the basis ... Read More »

President Buhari approves establishment of Nigerian Youth Investment Fund

President Buhari approves establishment of Nigerian Youth Investment Fund

In a move that underscores his absolute confidence in the innovative skills, talents and industry of the Nigerian youth, President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday led the Federal Executive Council to approve the establishment of the Nigeria Youth Investment Fund, NYIF, to the tune of N75 billion for 3 years. The Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) is for innovative ideas, skills ... Read More »

N145.8m Fraud: EFCC Presents More Witnesses Against FIRS Official

N145.8m Fraud: EFCC Presents More Witnesses Against FIRS Official

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has presented additional two prosecution witnesses in the trial of Emmanuela Eteta Ita and Surestart School Ltd, before Justice F.O.G. Ogunbanjo of the Federal High Court, Abuja. The EFCC is prosecuting Ita, former Head of Stakeholders Unit of the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) and Surestart School Ltd, on ... Read More »