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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo: Federal government commits N1.7 trillion to capital investment

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has disclosed that Nigeria requires about $1 trillion investment to modernize and revamp the energy infrastructure in the country.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo: Nigeria requires $1 trillion to modernise energy infrastructure

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, says 1 trillion dollars is required to modernise Nigeria’s energy infrastructure in 29 years.

Labour crisis: Federal government pledges sustainable industrial relation

The Federal Government says it is committed to sustainable industrial relation in addressing the incessant labour crisis in the country.

APC youths back President Buhari over energy commission chief’s reappointment

President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended for the re-appointment of Professor Eli Jidere Bala as the Director General of Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN).

ECN to petition anti-graft agencies over alleged mismanagement of $975 million by director-general

The Staff Union of Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) has vowed to petition anti-graft agencies over alleged mismanagement of $975 million Lake Chad Basin project by the Director General of the commission, Prof. Eli Bala.

Workers protest reappointment of energy commission boss

Members of staff of the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) on Tuesday expressed their displeasure over the reappointment of Eli Bala as the Director-General of the commission.

President Buhari reappoints Boboye Oyeyemi as FRSC chief

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved the renewal of the tenure of the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi.

NLNG receives 85 entries for $100,000 science competition

The Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) says it has received 85 entries from different people to compete in its 2018 edition of the $100,000 Nigeria Prize for Science.

Ogbonnaya Onu: Federal government to boost power generation via renewable energy resources

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, said on Tuesday said that the Federal Government would use renewable energy resources to increase energy generation.

ECN: Nigeria power generation to hit 100,000mw by 2030

The Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) on Monday predicted a growth of up to 100,000 megawatts electricity generation in the country by 2030.The Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) on Monday predicted a growth of up to 100,000 megawatts electricity generation in the country by 2030.

PTDF hosts training of govt agencies on OPEC data management

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) said it has completed arrangements to conduct a two-day training for officials in relevant agencies under the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources, and other key ministries, departments and agencies (MDA’s) on the completion of OPEC Annual Questionnaire for member countries.

We’ll give priority to renewable energy – Minister

Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that the Federal Government will give priority to renewable energy so as to improve the living standards of Nigerians.

TCN seeks $200m loan from AFDB to boost electricity in northeast

The Managing Director of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Usman Mohammed, said it was seeking $200 million loan from the African Development Bank (AFDB) to boost electricity in the northeast.

Fed govt lauded over nuclear power agreement with Russia

Former Director General, Energy Commission of Nigeria, Professor Abubakar Sambo, yesterday, commended the Federal Government over the recent agreement between Nigeria and a Russian company to build two nuclear plants in Nigeria to generate electricity.

Senate to dust-up Stephen Oronsaye report on agencies

Senate is to dust-up Mr. Stephen Oronsaye’s report of Presidential Committee on Rationalisation and Restructuring of Federal Government parastatals, commissions and agencies.

Civil servants shelve strike as fed govt pays arrears

The Association of Civil Servants of Nigeria, an affiliate of the Trade Union Congress, has shelved its planned strike following the commencement of payment of salary arrears on Tuesday by the Federal Government.

Civil servants suspend proposed nationwide strike

Following the one-week ultimatum within which it should settle all the indebtedness to federal officers or risk a three-day nationwide strike, the Federal Government on Tuesday commenced payment of the arrears and allowances of civil servants.

We’ll deploy suitable technologies to promote SMEs – minister

MINISTER of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, on Sunday, stated that the ministry will continue to deploy suitable technologies for the promotion of small, medium enterprises (SMEs) with a view to ensuring economic diversification and sustainable economic growth.

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