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The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) is set to commence a comprehensive audit and survey of downstream oil and gas logistic facilities, with a view to identifying the infrastructure gap in the sector

PPPRA: Previous administrations spent N8.9 trillion on subsidy in 10 years

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, yesterday, disclosed that N8.9 trillion was spent on fuel subsidy by the Federal Government, mainly by previous administrations, between 2006 and 2015.
Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

PTF warns against neglect of virus protocols

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has warned against perceived neglect of the non-pharmaceutical protocols and other measures aimed at tackling the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

PTF: Nigerian states under-testing for virus

The Federal Government has said only 12 out of 36 States are testing for COVID-19 despite support from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the Coalition against COVID-19 (CACOVID), the World Bank and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and other bodies.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday presided over a virtual meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria’s recovery from pandemic fallouts must be innovative

Vice President Yemi Osibanjo has stressed the need to harness and deploy technology and innovation to address emerging challenges crucial to Nigeria’s recovery from the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe

Senator Abaribe: My life is full of coincidences

Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abia South, said Monday that his life has been full of coincidences in the cause of fighting for what is right.

NGO to empower 500,000 vulnerable Nigerians

Community Excellence and Development Initiative (CEDI), a non-governmental organisation, on Monday said it remained committed to empowering 500,000 vulnerable Nigerians amidst COVID-19 pandemic.
The Director General of the Institute, Dr. Bakut T. Bakut, made the call on Monday 21st September, 2020 in Awka, Anambra State at the occasion to mark 2020 World Peace Day celebration.

World Peace Day: IPCR calls for adherence to coronavirus protocols

The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has called on the general public to adhere strictly to the NCDC protocols on COVID-19 with a view to preventing the spread of the pandemic in the country.
The President of Nigerian Traders Union in Ghana, Chukwuemeka Levi Nnaji, Monday accused the Ghanaian government of inconsistent speech and words on the closure of over 160 Nigerian shops.

Nigerian traders decry Ghanaian government’s refusal to open locked shops

The Nigeria Union of Traders Association in Ghana (NUTAG), on Monday decried Ghanaian authorities’ refusal to open shops owned by Nigerians, even after several meetings between top officials of both governments.

Nigerian health workers accuse government of using faceless groups to harass them

Health Workers under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Unions and Assembly of Health Care Professionals, JOHESU, on Sunday announced the suspension of the seven days warning strike they embarked on.
The new head of Nigeria's state oil company NNPC, Mele Kyari, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Abuja, Nigeria August 7, 2019. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Petrol subsidy removed because of fraud – NNPC chief

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mele Kyari, said the Federal Government removed subsidy on petrol because of fraud.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.4

Survival Fund: Nigerian government releases registration schedule as portal opens Monday

As the portal for the registration of prospective beneficiaries for the Survival Fund opens on Monday, the Federal Government has released the timetable for categories of businesses to register.

Nigerian health workers suspends strike

The Joint Health Sector Unions and Assembly of Healthcare Professionals (JOHESU) has suspended its seven-day-old warning strike.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

Edo election: BSO commend President Buhari for providing level playing field

The Buhari Support Organisation (BSO), has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for providing a level playing field for contestants in the just-concluded Edo governorship election.
Efe Ajagba could not enhance his claims for a future fight with Anthony Joshua as he laboured to a points victory over Jonathan Rice in Las Vegas.

NIDCOM chief hails Ernest Ezeajughi’s re-election as UK council mayor, Efe Ajagba’s US boxing...

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), has congratulated Nigerian-born scientist, Ernest Ezeajughi, who was elected to serve a second term as the Mayor of Brent.

Edo election: PDP commends President Buhari, INEC, Edo people

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its innovations for credible governorship election in Edo on Saturday.
Governor Godwin Obaseki

Edo election: Godwin Obaseki’s victor, triumph of democracy – PDP governors

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have described the Governor Godwin Obaseki’s victory in Saturday’s election as a triumph of democracy and rejection of imposition of candidates.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu

Edo election:Governor Obaseki expecting Pastor Ize-Iyamu’s phone call – aide

Special Adviser to Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, has said that candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Osagie Ize-Iyamu, is set to concede defeat and congratulate the governor on his triumph in Saturday’s gubernatorial poll, any moment from now.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

SERAP warns President Buhari over ‘proposed bill will render EFCC a toothless bulldog’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to “urgently instruct Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation to withdraw the proposed executive bill to amend the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] Act, which if passed and signed into law will severely undermine the commission’s independence, and render it a ‘toothless bulldog or toothless tiger’.”

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NSE market indicators resume week with 0.01% growth

The market indicators of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) resumed transactions for the week on Monday with a marginal growth of 0.01 per cent, amid cautious trading.
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NPA: 20 ships discharging petrol other items at Lagos port

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Monday said that 20 ships at the Lagos ports were discharging petroleum products and food stuff.
The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) is set to commence a comprehensive audit and survey of downstream oil and gas logistic facilities, with a view to identifying the infrastructure gap in the sector

PPPRA: Previous administrations spent N8.9 trillion on subsidy in 10 years

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, yesterday, disclosed that N8.9 trillion was spent on fuel subsidy by the Federal Government, mainly by previous administrations, between 2006 and 2015.
Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

PTF warns against neglect of virus protocols

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has warned against perceived neglect of the non-pharmaceutical protocols and other measures aimed at tackling the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has expressed his administration’s commitment to the development of the education sector as the key to high-level human capital development needed for emancipation of the people.

Kogi governor sacks revenue board

The board of Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS) has been sacked with immediate effect.