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Just In: Buhari Reconstitutes NNPC Board

Just In: Buhari Reconstitutes NNPC Board

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), after the expiration of the term of the board members appointed in 2016. Members of the new Board are: Mohammed Lawal (North West), Tajudeen Umar (North East), Adamu Mahmood Attah (North Central), Senator Magnus Abe (South South), Dr Stephen Dike (South East), and ... Read More »

How oil thieves ripped Nigeria of $48.42 worth of crude oil in 2 months, N7bn worth of petroleum products in 4 months – NNPC GMD

How oil thieves ripped Nigeria of $48.42 worth of crude oil in 2 months, N7bn worth of petroleum products in 4 months – NNPC GMD

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, has revealed how Nigeria lost 2.9 million barrels of crude oil estimated at $48.42 million to oil thieves and vandals between January and February 2020. Following this, the GMD said the Federal Government is putting up functional security measures to control the trend in ... Read More »

Count us out of decision by DISCOS to stop their Forensic Audit through court action- BPE DG

Count us out of decision by DISCOS to stop their Forensic Audit through court action- BPE DG

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Bureau of Public Enterprises is not opposed to the planned forensic audit of the power companies in Nigeria by the Federal Government and therefore, not part of the decision by the eleven (11) Power Distribution Companies (Discos) to seek court process to restrain the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) from interfering in their (Discos’) corporate ... Read More »

Prophet’s Mosque to open to public in stages from Sunday

Prophet’s Mosque to open to public in stages from Sunday

  RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced that the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah will gradually open to the public starting Sunday. Mosques across the Kingdom, except for those in Makkah, will open their doors to worshippers on Sunday as part of an ease in the curfew restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Saudi minister of Islamic affairs announced on Friday ... Read More »

Ex NNPC GMD, Maikanti Baru, Dies At 60

Ex NNPC GMD, Maikanti Baru, Dies At 60

The immediate past Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru is dead. He died on Friday night at age 60. The current GMD of the NNPC, Mele Kyari announced the death on Saturday morning via a tweet. Kyari tweeted: “My brother, my friend and my mentor, Dr Maikanti Kachalla Baru, immediate past GMD of NNPC died late ... Read More »

We Have Moved On And Put The Office Saga Behind Us – NIDCOM

We Have Moved On And Put The Office Saga Behind Us – NIDCOM

“We look forward to the release of all our equipment which include over 140 work stations, computers , printers , a fully equipped call centre, amongst others.” *Abike Dabiri-Erewa, NIDCOM Boss* Press Statement OFFICE COMPLEX: WE HAVE MOVED ON AND PUT THE OFFICE SAGA BEHIND US- NIDCOM ABUJA, MAY 29, 2020: In reaction to a statement by the Nigerian Communications Commission ... Read More »

Buhari writes for Newsweek on Post-Coronavirus, Africa’s Manufacturing Movement

Buhari writes for Newsweek on Post-Coronavirus, Africa’s Manufacturing Movement

President Muhammadu Buhari writes for Newsweek POST-CORONAVIRUS, AFRICA’S MANUFACTURING MOMENT – BY MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA Across the world, as countries and economies slowly reopen, Africa lags behind. We were last to experience the coronavirus—and we expect to be the final continent to flatten the curve. Some may say it is too early, that the crisis still ... Read More »

Gov Abiodun presents updates on Ogun COVID-19 containment strategies, facilities, lockdown relaxation modalities

Gov Abiodun presents updates on Ogun COVID-19 containment strategies, facilities, lockdown relaxation modalities

Good people of Ogun State, highlighted below are updates on our COVID-19 containment strategies, facilities, and lockdown relaxation modalities: 1. Let me present available statistics within the last one week (21st – 27th May, 2020). Ogun State experienced a 32% increase in confirmed cases, with 59 new reported cases, bringing the total number to 242. While it is remarkable that ... Read More »

Lions Club identifies with FG in fight against COVID-19, donates Three Million Naira

Lions Club identifies with FG in fight against COVID-19, donates Three Million Naira

Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has expressed appreciation to the Lions Club International (Multiple District 404 Nigeria) which identified with the Federal Government in its fight against COVID-19 by donating N3million to support the Ministry. Dr. Ehanire said though the visiting Lions called the donation of N3 Million their “Widow’s mite”, “which is large” to him and the Management ... Read More »

FG worried over rising COVID-19 deaths associated with HIV, diabetes

FG worried over rising COVID-19 deaths associated with HIV, diabetes

The Federal Government has expressed concern over the rate of deaths from COVID-19 which are associated with other ailments such as hypertension, diabetes, HIV and other diseases. This was made known by the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 Press Briefing on Thursday, 28th of May, 2020. Dr. Osagie Ehanire said: “We have ... Read More »

NIDCOM: Again, NCC absolves Pantami of involvement in office space allocation process

NIDCOM: Again, NCC absolves Pantami of involvement in office space allocation process

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has, again, clarified that the  Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, was never involved in the process of offer of office allocation to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) at the NCC’s Communications and Digital Economy Complex located at Mbora District, Abuja, as the public is being made to believe. ... Read More »

May 29: PDP Salutes Own Governors, Hails Achievements

May 29: PDP Salutes Own Governors, Hails Achievements

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated state governors elected on the platform of the party on the  occasion of May 29 Inauguration Day, describing them as leading drivers of national development. The party said it is proud of the commitment and success so far recorded by PDP governors, particularly in the delivery of good governance ... Read More »

Court fixes June 3 to hear substantive suit filed by 31 deregistered political parties

Court fixes June 3 to hear substantive suit filed by 31 deregistered political parties

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has again adjourned until fixed June 3 to hear a suit filed by 31 political parties against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Justice Anwuli Chikere, on Friday, gave the new date following the court’s inability to sit as scheduled. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that INEC had, on Feb. 6, deregistered 74 ... Read More »

President Buhari’s Strides In Five Years, By Presidency

President Buhari’s Strides In Five Years, By Presidency

PRESIDENT BUHARI’S STRIDES IN FIVE YEARS, BY PRESIDENCY May 29, 2020, marks the end of the first year of the second four-year term of the Muhammadu Buhari administration, and the fifth year of the government in office. Between May 29, 2015, when it was inaugurated for the first term, and now, the Buhari administration has made salutary impact in almost ... Read More »

COVID-19: Global Solidarity Only Hope For Mankind, Buhari Declares At UN Backed High-Level Meeting

COVID-19: Global Solidarity Only Hope For Mankind, Buhari Declares At UN Backed High-Level Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday said global solidarity was the hope for humanity, and called on developed countries and international financial institutions to cancel the debts of ”needy countries” especially in Africa to enable them reverse the devastations of COVID-19 to the human race. President Buhari renewed the appeal for debt cancellation for African counties in a virtual meeting tagged ”High-Level ... Read More »

Abike Dabiri : Season of falsehood, smear campaigns and ridiculous tactics – By Uwa Suleiman

Abike Dabiri : Season of falsehood, smear campaigns and ridiculous tactics – By Uwa Suleiman

The tendency for misplaced aggression especially when there is a dearth of intellect and decorum can be tragic. One of my favourite quotes of all time, by Hilary Clinton effectively captures the topic of discourse: When they begin to attack you personally, then you know they have no single intellectual or political argument left. Dabiri- Erewa* The trending attack on ... Read More »

Ndidi tipped as future Super Eagles captain

Ndidi tipped as future Super Eagles captain

Leicester City’s midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been tipped as the future captain of the national team by prominent former Nigerian internationals following his recent stellar performances for both club and country. Ndidi, who was vice captain for the national U-17 team in his early days, has been one of the mainstays of his English Premier League side likewise the national ... Read More »

DAPO ABIODUN: An Omowulabi Governor at 60 – By Tunde Oladunjoye

DAPO ABIODUN: An Omowulabi Governor at 60 – By Tunde Oladunjoye

When Prince Dapo Abiodun was, on the occasion of his 59th birthday, sworn-in as the Governor of Ogun State on May 29, 2019, he made some solemn pledges in his inauguration speech. In the seventh paragraph of the speech delivered before a mammoth crowd at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta, the new governor said: “You will always find in me, ... Read More »

COVID-19: PTF to conclude assessment in 70 hours

COVID-19: PTF to conclude assessment in 70 hours

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, says the team will conclude its assessment on the impact of measures put in place for the easing of lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the country within the next 70 hours, NAN reports. Chairman of the taskforce, Mr Boss Mustapha, who is also Secretary to the Government of the ... Read More »