Posts by Fatima Yahaya

A-Court hands-off Ondo PDP governorship ticket dispute

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has adjourned sine-die (indefinitely), further proceeding on the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ondo State. In a ruling on Friday, a three-man Special Panel of the appellate court led by Justice

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Buhari signs 8 Bills into law

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday assented to 8 bills passed by the National Assembly into law. His special adviser on National Assembly matters (senate), senator Ita Enang made the disclosure while briefing State House Correspondents at the presidential villa, Abuja.

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Federation account: FG recovers N4.2bn from collecting banks

The Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) yesterday said it had recovered N4.2 billion in remittances from collecting banks into the federation account. Mr Shettima Gana, the commission’s acting Chairman, said this while inducting the lead consultants and other

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APC denies executive, legislative rift over ambassadorial list rejection

Following last Tuesday’s decision of the Senate to reject the non-career ambassadorial list sent to it by the Presidency, the All Progressives Congress, APC, has denied reports of a face-off between the lawmakers and President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement

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Senate commences work on Buhari’s plan to fund NYSC, Amnesty

The Senate has commenced work on President Muhammadu Buhari’s bid to remove N180.83 billion from the 2016 budget to fund the Amnesty and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programmes. The Senate, on Wednesday in Abuja, directed its committees on

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Baru Pledges Support for Nigerian Gas Association

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru on Thursday pledged the support of the NNPC to help the Nigerian Gas Association achieve its objectives of ensuring that the country derives maximum benefit from its

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ASUU: LASU, ATBU join strike

Lecturers of the Lagos State University (LASU) on Wednesday complied with the one-week nationwide warning strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). This is even as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) chapter of the Abubakar

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NNPC, Police Pledge Collaboration to Curb Attacks on Oil and Gas Facilities

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have pledged towork more closely together to tackle the incessant attacks on oil and gas facilities across the country. The two agencies made this commitment on Wednesday when

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INVITATION FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR THE SELECTION OF AN INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT TO ORGANISE THE NIGERIA INTERNATIONAL OIL AND GAS SUMMIT (NIOGS), ABUJA NIGERIA

  FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES (MPR) IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (NNPC)     INVITATION FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR THE SELECTION OF AN INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT TO ORGANISE THE NIGERIA INTERNATIONAL OIL

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Niger Delta militants frustrating government’s dialogue option – Presidency

The Presidency has regretted that despite the Federal Government’s good faith in pursuing dialogue with the Niger Delta stakeholders, the militant groups have not reciprocated the government’s good gesture in finding peaceful and lasting solution to the crisis in the oil-producing

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NNPC DISMISSES PURPORTED PLAN TO HIKE PUMP PRICE OF PETROL

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said it is not empowered statutorily to tinker with the pricing template of petroleum products as erroneously reported in some national dailies. In a press statement on Monday, NNPC stated that the price

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Nigeria, Niger Republic Strengthen Collaboration on Chad Basin, Benue Trough Exploratory Activities

….. As NNPC Says Amnesty Programme Key to Lasting Peace in Niger Delta The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is to collaborate with the Republic of Niger in the area of sharing of geological data to further boost the ongoing

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NNPC SEEKS $51 BN INVESTMENT IN GAS SECTOR

……. SAYS STRATEGIC SYNERGIES EXIST TO DELIVER 3.4 BSCFD BY 2020 The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said about $51 billion investment opportunities exist today in the midstream and downstream gas sector to achieve the growth phase in the

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Buhari, Jonathan, Jega meet in Abuja tomorrow

Perhaps for the first time, President Muhammadu Buhari and the immediate past Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Attahiru Jega, will meet under one roof after the election midwife by Jega. The point of convergence of the trio

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Customs seizes 117,034 bags of rice

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), impounded  117,034 (50kg) bags of rice with duty paid value of N774,282,300 in the first three quarters of this year, the Comptroller-General, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), has said. Speaking at a press conference jointly organised

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Dickson to militants: Niger Delta survival, economy depend on peace

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Seriake Dickson has urged militants and other criminal elements to stop scaring investors and visitors in the Niger Delta region. Dickson insisted that the survival and economy of the region depended heavily on peace

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FG spends N720.5bn to drag Nigeria out of recession

Nigeria has spent 720.5 billion naira ($2.4 billion) on capital expenditure this year to help drag Africa’s biggest economy out of recession, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Saturday. “I believe that this recession will not last. Several hundreds of thousands

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Sacked banker’s wife gives birth to triplets in Kano

The wife of a sacked 40-year-old bank worker, Mr. Luke Anyaechie, on Thursday, was delivered of a set of female triplets via caesarean section at a private hospital in Sabon Gari, Kano. In an interview with SUNDAY PUNCH shortly after

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My wife rescued promptly as directed by Buhari — Emefiele

The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has confirmed the release of his wife who was kidnapped on Friday. Margaret Emefiele, who was abducted by unknown gunmen, was rescued by security operatives at Ugoneki near Benin

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