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PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Monday afternoon left Abuja to attend Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia.

President Buhari leaves Abuja to attend Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday afternoon left Abuja to attend Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia.

Stop distracting President Buhari with 2023 – PSC tells politicians

The Presidential Support Committee (PSC) on Sunday told politicians to stop distracting President Muhammadu Buhari with 2023 presidential elections.

Kogi guber: We are coming to nail PDP coffin – Governor El-Rufai

The Governor of Kaduna State Mallam Nasir El-rufai who is the Chairman of the APC Campaign Council for Kogi State Governorship election on November 16 has said that the campaign team by the National Working Committee of the party will move to Kogi State immediately after inauguration in preparation for the Final Burial, Nailing of the Coffin of the PDP in Kogi.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has insisted that there is no plan to divest the Federal Government’s stakes in joint venture oil assets.

Federal government launches ‘Operation White’ to track fuel distribution

The federal government has inaugurated ‘Operation White,’ a critical transparency initiative to be carried out by an 89-man monitoring team for the tracking of movement of petroleum products in and out of the country including importation and distribution.
Melee Kyari

NNPC seals $2.5 billion gas supply deal with NLNG

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has challenged shareholders of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) to work very quickly towards expanding the production capacity of the company beyond Train 7 to take advantage of developments in the global LNG market.
Mr Ben Akabueze, the Director General Budget Office, says the 2020 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari tagged the “Budget of Growth and Job Creation” clearly defines its objectives.

PSC berates PDP for criticising 2020 budget

The Presidential Support Committee (PSC), on Wednesday, took a swipe at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for criticising the 2020 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly, saying the opposition party was only venting its frustration and regret of nonperformance in 16 years.
The Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE, yesterday, expressed optimism in the ability of the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari to steer the corporation to enviable heights.

NNPC: JV oil assets sold to incompetent operators

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Tuesday, disclosed that buyers of the divested assets of its Joint Venture, JV, partners have all failed to make meaningful impacts and contributions to the development of the assets, almost gently years after their sale.
President Muhammadu Buhari and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, have agreed to set up a committee to address the issue compensation to victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, it was learnt on Thursday. 3

President Buhari tasks South Africa to open economy for Nigerian businesses

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday challenged the South African government to take deliberate steps that would open up the country’s economy for more Nigerian businesses.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC chief security officer passes on

The Chief Security Officer (CSO) of the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), DSP Adamu Aso (Rtd.), is dead.
Three hundred persons chained together in Rigasa, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State have been rescued by police officers.

Mothers of freed children protest against police, defend Kaduna slave school

Some parents of the freed 300 male children allegedly chained, tortured and sexually abused at an Islamic school or rehabilitation centre in Kaduna have kicked against the police for putting their children in protective custody.

NNPC transfers stakes in three oil assets to NPDC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, yesterday, signed an agreement with Nigeria Agip Oil Company, NAOC, and Oando, for the transfer of NNPC’s stake in three oil wells, Oil Mining Lease, OML, 61, 62 and 63 to its upstream subsidiary, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has insisted that there is no plan to divest the Federal Government’s stakes in joint venture oil assets.

Minister: OPEC to cut cost of overproduction by 50 percent

The Honourable Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, on the 21st of September said that there will be no Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) cut off oil production by 50 per cent as previously reported rather, there will be a cut for overproduction of the 57,000 barrels per day.
Natalia Molebatsi

Xenophobia: South African poet condemns attacks on Nigerians, others

A renowned South African performance poet, writer and cultural worker, Ms Natalia Molebatsi, has condemned the ongoing xenophobic attacks being perpetrated by her countrymen against citizens of fellow African nations living in the country.
Abubakar Malami

Xenophobia: We need to overhaul immigration service – AGF

The Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami, SAN, has stressed the need to strengthen the country’s immigration service to address illegal cross-border movement.
Guns recovered from robbers

Kingpin of Nasarawa deputy gov’s attackers arrested

The Department of State Services in Kano State has arrested a kidnap kingpin said to have masterminded the recent attack on the Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State, Emmanuel Akabe, where three policemen and a civilian were shot dead.
Leah Sharibu

Presidency: Leah Sharibu is alive, we’re working hard on her release

The Presidency on Saturday assured Nigerians that Leah Sharibu, the Government Girls Science and Technical Secondary School, Dapchi, who was abducted by Boko Haram in February 2018, is still very much alive.

Federal government delegation condoles with NIA chief over sister’s demise

A federal government delegation was in Katsina State on Saturday to condole with a prominent son of the state, Ambassador Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar, the Director General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA) following the death of his sister, Hajiya Fatima Aliyu.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

President Buhari hails Chief Edebiri at 90

A Benin high chief, David Edebiri, the Esogban of Benin Kingdom on Saturday marked his 90th birthday, which according to him was the first time he was marking his birthday.

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