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Cross River State governor, Prof Ben Ayade, has tasked National Assembly to handle related Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, and other issues related to the bill with circumspection to avoid contentions that are likely to trail its ultimate passage into law.
Pioneer National publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Anietie Okon has expressed concern that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is handling insurgency and banditry in the northeast and north-west with kid gloves.
The New Initiative for Credible Leadership (NICREL) has demanded the resignation of Ahmed Bobboi, Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Equalization Fund Management Board.
Nigeria on Friday recorded 371 new COVID-19 infections in 20 states, health authorities have said.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 708 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total number of infected people in the country to 157,671.
The minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has advised Nigerian women not to regard the N20, 000 special grant given to the rural woman by the federal government as the fabled national cake.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 16 additional COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the total number of deaths from the disease since its outbreak in the country to 1,939.
Following the incessant border clashes between Ariam communities in Ikwuano council area of Abia State and their counterparts in Ini and Obot Akara councils of Akwa Ibom State, the Abia state government has tasked the National Boundary Commission, NBC, to urgently delineate the boundary between the two states.
The deal was witnessed by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Timipre Sylva, Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari; Governor of Akwa Ibom, Mr. Udom Emmanuel; his Jigawa counterpart, Badaru Abubakar and Managing Director of Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Mr. Uche Orji.
The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) says it has introduced a new electronic billing system to make payment of electricity bills easy for customers in four states in its franchise area.
Unidentified gunmen in the early hours of Monday attacked a police station in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria’s South-south.
It was a harvest of tributes for a former Chief of Air Staff, late Air Marshall Nsikak Eduok as his remains were laid to rest in his hometown in Ibesikpo Asutan, Akwa Ibom state on Saturday.
A former Minister of Petroleum, Otuekong Don Etiebet, has thrown his endorsement behind plans by Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel. to build an international worship centre for God in the state. This comes amidst criticism that has trained the project by critics of the government in the state.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced 600 new cases on Friday of the Coronavirus Disease in the country, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 155,076.
As Nigeria marks one year since the index case of COVID-19, the number of active cases has continued to rise. The country recorded 600 fresh infections across 21 states on Friday.
The Accountant General of Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Uwem Andrew Essien, has been absolved of all wrongdoing and given a clean bill of health by the State House of Assembly after investigating allegations of misappropriation levelled against him in an investigative news report.
The Reds put in another flat performance despite the extensive changes, with a late first-half strike from Mario Lemina giving Scott Parker’s side a huge three points in their quest for survival.
Nigeria has abundant gas resources which, if harnessed, will meet the energy demand of over 350 million people and the industrial needs in the West African sub-region.
A Thai prosecutor on Monday indicted 18 activists for their roles in anti-government rallies last year by a protest movement that has brought unprecedented challenges to the royal palace and military-dominated establishment.
Ikpeazu, while receiving the Senate and House of Representatives Joint Committee on Petroleum Industry Bill led by Senator Albert Bassey at Government House, Umuahia, said that Abia oil-producing communities have remained peaceful more than other oil-producing communities in the country, stressing that the peaceful disposition of the communities should serve as a model for the compensation of oil-producing communities.
After reporting its lowest COVID-19 daily infection figure in seven months on Saturday, Nigeria recorded another relatively low number on Sunday with 269 new cases.
For the umpteenth time, concerned Northern elders have described as “appalling” the deteriorating security situation in the country, saying the situation must be addressed urgently, to sustain the nation’s sovereignty.
Leader of the Federal Government delegation to sympathise with the people and government of Zamfara over kidnapped Jangebe schoolgirls, Hadi Sirika, has briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the outcome of their mission to the state.
Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, a leading Nigerian independent energy company listed on both the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE), has announced its audited results for 2020, recording a revenue of $530.5 million.
In 2008 the research topic for my 2nd Masters programme was titled “International Small Arms Regime And The State:” The focus was on Africa and Nigeria.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai has charged the Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA), to redouble its efforts in making Kaduna State the topmost investment destination in Nigeria, by improving its Ease of Doing Business ranking.