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President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday held talks with King Salman in Riyadh, on the sidelines of the second day of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference. 1

President Buhari welcomes Saudi Aramco’s partnership with NNPC to revive its subsidiaries

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Riyadh welcomed the commitment of Saudi energy company, Aramco, and Public Investment Fund (PIF) to explore areas of collaboration for investments in Nigeria, including partnership with the NNPC to revive the nation’s refineries.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Timipre Sylva, yesterday disclosed that the federal government plans to conduct oil blocks bid rounds in 2020.

Subsidy to stay in 2020 – minister

The Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has said the country cannot stop the payment of petroleum subsidy.

Federal government to raise daily crude oil production by two million barrels

Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, has said that the Egina FPSO project, once commissioned this month, will increase Nigeria’s daily crude oil production by 200, 000 barrels.

Oil marketers give federal government seven days to pay N800 billion subsidy debts

Oil marketers on Sunday in Lagos issued a seven-day ultimatum, demanding that the Federal Government settle the outstanding debts totalling N800 billion, failing which depots would cease operation across the country.

O’tega Emerhor: President Buhari has done a lot for us in Delta

A leader of the All Progressives Congress in Delta State, Chief O’tega Emerhor, has expressed the conviction that it would be an easy task to sell President Muhammadu Buhari’s candidature in the 2019 presidential election in the state.

Ahmadu Bello University refinery project suffers from funding

The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria is making efforts to establish conventional and standard locally-built refineries in Niger Delta to boost the nation’s refinery capacity, but the project is stalled because of lack of funding.

Delta council poll: APC rejects alleged offer of councillorship positions

The All Progressive Congress, APC, Delta State Chapter, has rejected the alleged offer of chairmanship and councillorship positions to the party in the just concluded Local Government election in the state.

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 6

House of Reps moves to separate attorney-general from minister of justice

The House of Representatives is seeking to separate the office of the Attorney General of the Federation from that of the Minister of Justice, saying the separation will remove political interference in the operations of the Attorney General.
The number of Justices at the Supreme Court’s Bench has been reduced by one with the retirement of Justice Kumai Bayang Aka’ahs.

Justice Kumai Aka’ahs retires from Supreme Court

The number of Justices at the Supreme Court’s Bench has been reduced by one with the retirement of Justice Kumai Bayang Aka’ahs.

Rivers governor dares opponents, donates N20 million at book launch

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State in Abuja on Tuesday dared his political opponents to do their worst as he donated N20m at the launch of a book titled, ‘The Big Interviews’, authored by Eric Osagie, a former Managing Director of The SUN.
There was wild jubilation in Sagamu on Saturday night after Anthony Joshua regained the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles by defeating Andy Ruiz Jr.

Anthony Joshua replies Deontay Wilder, says tactics against Andy Ruiz deliberate

Anthony Joshua has defended his measured and tactful display against Andy Ruiz Jr, which saw him become a two-time heavyweight world champion.

Central bank expects 2.38% GDP growth by Q4

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) expects to achieve 2.38 per cent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate in the fourth quarter of this year.