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Senate Presidency: Senator Lawan unveils legislative agenda

Front line runner for the position of Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, on Friday, unveiled his agenda for the Ninth Senate if elected Senate President.

Shell: We won’t return to Ogoni

Multinational oil giant, Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited (SPDC), has declared that despite pressure from some quarters, it has no intention to resume oil and gas exploration activities in Ogoniland of Rivers State.
Foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama

Nigeria, Angola to strengthen sub-regional security

Nigeria and Republic of Angola have agreed to work together to enhance peace, stability and security in Africa particularly in the West and Central Africa sub region.
The Jigawa Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is to depoy 285 of its staff to ensure free flow of traffic and carry out rescue operations in the state during the Eid-El-Kabir break.

FRSC deploys newly promoted senior officers

Following the recently concluded promotion exercise conducted by the Federal Road Safety Commission where 36 senior officers were promoted to their next rank, the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has approved the posting of the newly promoted officers and others to different formations of the Corps across the country.

Official: Shell spends N41.1 billion on projects in Niger Delta in 13 years

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) on Wednesday said it had disbursed N41.1 billion to fund 37 cluster development projects in Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers and Abia states in 13 years.

Shell: How we’ve supported infrastructure growth in Rivers

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) says out of the over N41billion disbursed for community projects in Niger Delta, about N15billion went to Rivers State under the Global Memorandum of Understanding.

NITDA: eNigeria 2018 confab will accelerate access to digital products

As Nigeria strives to increase its digital presence in the global economy, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) says the 2018 eNigeria conference will accelerate access to digital products.

Shell offers free healthcare to 610,000 in Niger-Delta

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) says no fewer than 610,000 people in Niger Delta have so far benefitted from its free health interventions in the past eight years.

Shell spends N202 million on projects in Rivers communities

Shell Petroleum Development Company Joint Venture said it spent N202 million on projects in its host communities in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers.

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The Benue State House of Assembly, on Thursday, elected principal officers who will steer the affairs of the House in the next four years.

Benue Assembly elects principal officers

The Benue State House of Assembly, on Thursday, elected principal officers who will steer the affairs of the House in the next four years.
PoS machines and poor connectivity

EFCC expresses worry over use of POS machines

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday expressed concern over what it called the errant use of Point of Sale (POS) machines in the country.
Najila Trindade

Brazilian police file defamation complaint against Neymar’s rape accuser

Brazilian police said on Thursday they had filed a defamation suit against the woman who has accused football star Neymar of rape after she insinuated the force was corrupt.

PDP leaders, lawmakers meet over National Assembly minority positions

Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party currently are holding a meeting to strategise on who will be the minority leaders, minority whips and Chairman, PDP Caucus of the National Assembly.

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir charged with corruption

Sudan’s ex-president Omar al-Bashir was on Thursday formally charged with corruption, following the completion of an investigation by state prosecutors.