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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.
Stakeholders in the oil and gas industry, Thursday demanded a raise of the oil operating expenditure from 2.5 per cent to 10 per cent for host communities in the new petroleum industry bill (PIB).
A former Head of the Department of Mass Communication, Faculty of Communication and Information Science at the University of Ilorin, Adesina Azeez, has been promoted to the position of a professor.
The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa, has urged Nigerians to take ownership of the renewed fight against the menace of drug abuse in the country.
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brigadier-General Buba Marwa (rtd) has expressed regret that the drugs abuse situation in the country is so bad that criminal elements especially kidnappers and armed bandits now ask for payment of ransoms in drugs.
The federal government has approved the expansion of the existing Free Trade Zones (FTZs), as well as the activation of existing ones to respond to the demands of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Applications have just opened for a new round of a Google-funded scheme to help media organisations in the African region improve their revenues – as tech giants fight it out with Australia about funding news.
As a demonstration of its commitment to job creation and a robust economy, the Federal Government has started arrangements for the establishment of a gold processing cluster in Mopamuro local government area of Kogi State.
The federal government yesterday inaugurated the National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP) in the Southwest Nigeria as part of its efforts to make gas an alternative energy for industrial, transportation and domestic uses.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has directed the National Broadcasting Commission to implement the Broadcasting Code provision that mandates television stations to deploy sign language interpreters on their major news bulletin, for the benefit of persons living with a disability.
The All Progressive Congress (APC) says it is targeting no fewer than 100,000 new registrants per Local Government Area in Enugu State in the ongoing nationwide APC Registration and Revalidation.
The Director General, Voice of Nigeria, VON, Osita Okechukwu, has advised the Federal Government to listen to people calling for the creation of a national livestock commission.
As Nigeria joins in the commemoration of World Day of Social Justice today, the National Association of Seadogs, NAS, Abuja Chapter has tasked the Federal Government to fully implement the Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) Health Protection Regulations in the nation’s correctional facilities and custodial centres.
Former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has stressed that decentralised policing remained the way out of the mounting security challenges facing the country.
The leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Fulani Socio-Cultural Association on Thursday hailed Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, for standing by pastoralists, describing him as an emerging leader.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is to hold talks with UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin on the direction of elite European football.
Authorities in Paris helped suspects in the 1994 Rwanda genocide to escape while under French military protection, according to a diplomatic cable, rekindling Kigali’s allegations France secretly supported Hutu forces behind the killings.
A constitutional crisis might be brewing between the Senate and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over a directive to it by the upper chamber to restore two state constituencies in Delta State in what appeared to be new boundary delineations.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and musician Jay-Z have pledged 500 bitcoin (around $23.3 million) toward ₿trust, an endowment to fund bitcoin development, Dorsey announced on Twitter today.
The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, who held a meeting with the media in Abuja, yesterday, said that existing 119, 973 PUs, created 25 years ago had become grossly inadequate, leading to crisis situations during elections.
In acknowledgment of his stand and support for the Christian faith and exemplary service to humanity, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, has conferred a special award of the Defender of Faith on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
The Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday adjourned the corruption case involving a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is believed to be in the United Kingdom.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said it “doesn’t make sense” for his players to travel for international duty later this month if they have to quarantine on their return and miss games as a result.
Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho may have produced “fabulous technique” for his goal but it was not enough to keep him on the pitch for 90 minutes in the 1-1 away draw against Burnley on Wednesday night.
The Senate Committee on Public Accounts has uncovered how the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) paid N443 billion without appropriation.
The Board of the Musical Copyright Society Nigeria Ltd/Gte (MCSN) has appointed music maestro, Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye, popularly known as King Sunny Ade as the Honourary President of the Society.
The Police in Osun, on Thursday, arraigned a 38-year-old man, Odedoyin Idowu, before an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court for allegedly abducting a 4-year-old boy.
The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lucky Irabor, has urged telecommunications service providers in Nigeria to support the efforts by the military and other security agencies to address insecurity across the country to apprehend perpetrators of crimes across the country.
The Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, in Oyo State said yesterday that it arrested four suspected Kidnappers in the Ibarapa, area of the state.
The Management of the Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, (KSUSTA), Aliero , has announced the indefinitely closure of the institution over the death of a 22-year-old final year Biochemistry student.