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Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, the mouthpiece of traditional rulers, leaders and stakeholders of the coastal states of Niger Delta, Friday, warned the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, which has allegedly sidelined South-South, South-West and South-East from its top management positions, to stop insulting the people of the oil/gas-rich region.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Sunday, disclosed that the oil and gas industry coalition against the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, that it is spearheading, has donated medical consumables, equipment and an ambulance to the Kano State Government, to support the state’s fight against the pandemic.
The International Oil Companies, IOCs, indigenous oil companies and servicing firms have further scaled down their operations as the price of Bonny Light, Nigeria’s premium oil grade has fallen from $23.42 to $22.20 per barrel in the global market.
The 5-man Rivers State Inter-ministerial Committee on Enlightenment and Awareness Creation on coronavirus says in continuation of its aggressive campaign, it will activate all its social media platforms, and carry out sensitisation to car parks and markets.
The Rivers State Government has closed down the biggest weekly market in the state, popularly known as the Oil Mill market with effect from today, Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
Nigeria would continue to operate below 5,000 megawatts (Mw), as long as the Federal Government fails to explore the opportunities for electricity generation, the Chief Executive Officer, Power Cam Nigeria Limited, Mr Biodun Ogunleye, has said.
Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has sued for a more mutually beneficial relationship between ExxonMobil, the host communities and the state government.
Militants and other interest groups in Niger Delta have said that the breakdown of talks between the Federal Government and Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, after the regional body successfully prevailed on agitators to cease hostilities in 2016 , was counterproductive and a huge threat to peace in the oil-rich region.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday assured investors who are willing and ready to invest into the Nigerian economy of adequate protection and support.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said the Ninth National Assembly will do things differently to break the jinx with the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) next year.
The Senate has called on the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to publish facts, if any, to substantiate their allegations on the payment of N1billion monthly consultancy fee to a company linked to the Chairman of the Senate Committee on the agency, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi.
The National Assembly has said it is set to invite Federal Government officials and 17 local and international oil companies over the alleged indebtedness to the Niger Delta Development Commission to the tune of N72bn and $73m.
The Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Dr Gbene Joi Nunieh, says the Commission has suspended the monthly payment of N1 billion to a consultant that collects money from International Oil Companies, IOCs, on its behalf.
A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), the Accountable Leadership For Better Nigeria Initiative, ALBNI, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to relieve the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, of his duties over claims by the latter that debt owed the federal government by the International Oil Companies, IOCs, would be difficult to recover legitimately.
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, says the federal government has proposed N2.3 trillion to boost the mining and other sectors of the economy in post COVID-19 rescue operations.
The Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Lamido Yuguda, has stated that the capital market has a lot of potentials for growth and development of Nigeria post COVID-19 and beyond.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has mourned the death of immediate past National Vice Chairman (North West), Inuwa Abdulkadir.
The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajuiba, says the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations will take place between August and September.
Overland Airways on Monday announced the resumption of its flight services with effect from July 15, 2020, following the lifting of the Federal Government’s suspension of flight operations in the country imposed as part of efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
Barcelona coach, Quique Setien, defended his decision not to play Antoine Griezmann until injury-time for Tuesday night’s 2-2 draw with Atletico Madrid.
Super Eagles forward Henry Onyekuru will return to his parent club AS Monaco after his loan spell with Turkish side Galatasaray.
The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has stated that it will ‘explore its rights of appeal’ within the constitutional 90 days to appeal the judgement of Federal High Court (FHC) Abuja which on Wednesday nullified the impeachment of Engineer Ibrahim Gusau as the president of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).
The Strike Force of the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), in Zone ‘A’, said it has raised a Debit Notes (DN) worth more than N1.104 billion from importers of cargo that pays lesser Customs duties into the Federal Government coffers from the six area commands of the service in the South West.
Juventus coach, Maurizio Sarri, still believes that playing at home continues to offer an advantage in spite of matches currently being played without fans because of the COVID-19 pandemic.