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House of Reps to probe loss of N7.6 trillion oil revenue to IOCs

The House of Representatives on Thursday resolved to investigate the loss of $21 billion, about N7.6 trillion crude oil revenue to international oil companies (IOCs) operating in the country.

Police not a job to make money – PSC chief Mike Okiro

The Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC) and former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mike Mbama Okiro (rtd), yesterday charged the new Cadet Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASPs) who passed out at the Police Staff College, Jos, Plateau State, at the weekend to embrace diligence, hard work and commitment to duty as they prepare to face the challenges of their new office.

SARS has been bastardised but it cannot be scrapped – Mike Okiro

Mike Okiro, chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), says although the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) has been bastardised, it cannot be scrapped.

Nigeria lost N7.6 trillion to faulty pacts with oil coys – Ibe Kachikwu

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, yesterday disclosed that Nigeria lost about $21billion (N7.6 trillion) to International Oil Companies (IOCs) operating in the country as a result of non-implementation of the Production Sharing Contract (PSC) Act of 1993.

Addax/NNPC to invest $3.5bn in onshore, offshore operations

Addax Petroleum Development Limited, in collaboration with the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, plans to investment about $3-5 billion to optimize its operations in Nigeria and increase production from its existing assets, both onshore and offshore, part of which includes its current drilling activities in the Njaba field in the oil mining lease, OML 124.

Federal govt earned $7 billion from Addax Petroleum since 2009 – firm

Addax Petroleum Development (Nigeria) Limited, which operates Production Sharing Contract (PSC) with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) PSC has produced 425 million barrels of crude oil and generated over $7 billion in revenue to the Nigerian government since 2009 when SINOPEC took over the company.

Police HQ refute corruption allegations against IGP Ibrahim Idris

Lafia had served as Chief of Criminal Intelligence of the Nigeria Police Unit until he was re-deployed to Police College Kano where he was suspended for allegedly deserting his duty post for 34days without permission.

Court orders immediate recall of suspended PSC whistleblower

The National Industrial Court (NIC) sitting in Abuja has ordered the Police Service Commission (PSC) to immediately recall a suspended whistleblower, Mr Aaron Kaase, back to work.

Inadequate pipeline infrastructure our major challenge to domestic gas devt – DPR ‎

The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, has once again blamed the little or no development in the domestic gas supply to inadequate gas pipeline infrastructure in the country.

Police sanction 16 personnel for professional misconduct

The Nigeria Police Force said it had sanctioned 16 of its personnel for professional misconduct across the country, from July to September, 2017.

Catalan parliament declares independence from Spain

The Catalan parliament has voted to declare independence from Spain.

President Buhari approves payment of pension to retired Biafran police officers

The police officers who served in the defunct Biafran Police during the 30 months Civil War may heave a sigh of relief as President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of pension to those who were granted presidential pardon in 2000.

Fed govt begins payment of pensions to civil war soldiers, police officers

Seventeen years after they were granted presidential pardon, the Pensions Transition Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), on Wednesday, disclosed of plans to commence the payment of pension benefits to soldiers, paramilitary officers and policemen affected by the Nigerian civil war (1967-1970).

Ten senior policemen transferred out of Lagos command

The Police Service Commission (PSC), under the chairmanship of Sir Mike Okiro, yesterday, approved and released a signal, detailing the immediate transfer of 10 senior policemen out of Lagos State Police Command.


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Archbishop Kaigama urges federal govt to invest in farming, cattle rearing

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