FG begins TAM of refineries to meet local production target -NNPC

The  Federal Government on Thursday, said it had begun the overhaul of its refineries starting with the Port Harcourt Refinery to achieve its 2023 target of ensuring that local refineries operate optimally. The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mr Mele Kyari, disclosed this while speaking on ‘Harnessing oil and gas potential for national development.’ He spoke at the Annual Conference of the Association of Energy Correspondents of Nigeria (NAEC) in Lagos. Kyari said that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), had given itself a three-year deadline to review the operations…

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Just In: FG reshuffles perm secs, accounting officers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday reshuffled some Permanent Secretaries and accounting officers in the Federal Civil Service following the restructuring/creation of new ministries by the Federal Government. NAN reports that President Buhari on Wednesday, during the swearing-in of new ministers, announced the creation of five new ministries. The new ministries are Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development; Police Affairs, Special Duties and International Affairs; Aviation; and Power. According to a statement issued on Friday in Abuja by Mrs. Olawunmi Ogunmosunle, Director of Communication, Office of the Head of the…

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Buhari gives greenlight for WebTV, online radio licences

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved licenses for online radio and television stations, as part of reforms in the broadcasting industry. This was revealed in a statement by the Ministry of Information and Culture. The statement was signed by Segun Adeyemi, Special Adviser to the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed. It was revealed that Lai Mohammed disclosed this in Abuja on Friday when he received members of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria, who were on a courtesy visit to his office. He said, “I just want to use this opportunity…

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Seyi Makinde Congratulates New Youth and Sports Minister

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has congratulated the newly-appointed Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare, charging him to bring his wealth of experience to bear in transforming and repositioning the ministry. Governor Makinde urged the Ogbomoso-born minister to be a good ambassador of Oyo State and to showcase the Pacesetter qualities of the State in the new position. The Governor, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, maintained that the government of Oyo State would be looking forward to having a symbiotic…

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Akintoye defeats Tinubu in landslide victory to emerge leader of Yoruba race

…beats him 73 votes to 3 A renowned historian, Professor Banji Akintoye, has defeated the former governor of Lagos state and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to emerge the fourth leader of the Yoruba race. Professor Akintoye was elected on Thursday, August 22, by eminent sons of Yorubaland under the aegis of Assembly of All Yoruba groups Worldwide. Reports has it that the 85-year old historian defeated Tinubu by polling 73 votes, while the APC chieftain scored three votes. Paparazzinig.com gathered that the event…

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Buhari Commissions CBN Centre of Excellence

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday inaugurated the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) centre of excellence at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria. While inaugurating the project, Buhari pledged more funding to the education sector. He commended the apex bank for supporting the federal government’s investments in the education sector as well as other areas of the economy. The president urged the bank to extend such funding support to research to ensure economic development of the country. In his remark, Godwin Emefiele, CBN governor, said the project was borne out of…

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Gana’s Paradigm Shift, Unprecedented Conflict Resolution Management Mechanism Saluted by UNDP

A civil society and anti-corruption organization, Citizens Watch Advocacy Initiative (CWAI), has endorsed the amicable settlement of conflict and dispute resolution mechanism put in place by the management of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on the resolution of over 40,000 cases under the able leadership of Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu. This is coming on the heels of the recent commendation and endorsement by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) which praised the tremendous efforts by the Peace and Conflict Management Department of the NSCDC under the present leadership.…

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What happens when trafficking survivors get home

by Agnes Odhiambo For years, international media have been full of horrifying stories of Nigerian women and girls trafficked to Libya and Europe for sexual and labor exploitation. The world now also knows very well that many refugees and migrants seeking to reach Europe instead find themselves trapped in Libya in slavery-like conditions, and that for women and girls those conditions often involve sexual violence or exploitation. But what happens to women and girls who manage eventually to escape traffickers and return to Nigeria? The story of their struggles after…

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See full list of 80 Nigerians arrested for fraud, money laundering by FBI

The United States (US) Government has released names of 80 Nigerians suspected to have been involved in well coordinated fraud and money laundering in the country.  The United States also narrated the strategies adopted by the alleged fraudsters leading to the swindling of innocent citizens. Valentine Iro, 31, and Chukwudi Christogunus Igbokwe, 38, are named as lead suspects in the case. The United States government released full details and identities of the 80 suspected fraudsters, with many being Nigerians, arrested in the country. A statement released by the States authorities…

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