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President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned Ibigwe modular refinery with an assurance that Nigeria will soon become a net exporter of petroleum products, as the country moves towards realising its refinery roadmap.
A new chapter will be added to Nigeria’s oil industry history on Tuesday, 24 November, when President Muhammadu Buhari will commission the Waltersmith 5,000 barrels per day modular refinery at Ibigwe, Ohaji/Egbema local government area of Imo State. This will no doubt boost the image of the Muhammadu Buhari government which has always been a butt of attacks for importing fuel, despite the country’s huge hydrocarbon deposits.
A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Kingsley Uju-Chima (APC-Imo), has urged politicians of South East extraction to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to enhance their reckoning in zoning the 2023 presidency to the region.
The Bishop of Ohaji/Egbema Anglican Diocese in Imo State, Rt Revd Chidi Oparaojiaku, has described the EndSARS protest by the Nigerian youths as God’s plan of rebuilding the country.
The leader of the team and Head of Imo-Abia Operations Office, Mr Evans Ugoh, said that on the spot assessment revealed that farmlands and other economic crops were washed away by flood in various communities in Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta LGA.
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 221 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak in the country.
Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, yesterday announced that he has forfeited his security vote to enable him meet up with the economic challenges in Imo, especially the payment of salaries and pension in the state.
Ahead of this Saturday’s Okigwe North rerun election in Imo state, political momentum yesterday heightened in the area.
He said: “I have known Governor Uzodinma for many years. He is astute, tenacious and has the capacity to restore the lost glory of Imo. He is also kind hearted and charismatic and I’m sure he will run an all inclusive government.I implore well-meaning Imolites not to relent in offering useful advice that will help the governor.”
Senator Hope Uzodinma and Professor Placid Njoku were on Wednesday around 8pm sworn into office as Governor and Deputy Governor of Imo State respectively.
Former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, on Thursday lambasted the Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha over his alleged indictment for fraud.
Oil minister reiterates federal government’s commitment to completion of Waltersmith modular refinery
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, said the federal government would continue to support effort to ensure the take off of Waltersmith modular refinery by May 2020.
In one of the raids on suspected criminals’ den in Gindin Dutse Village and Rijana Forest of Birnin Gwari and Kachia LGAs of Kaduna State, five bandits said to be terrorising the area were neutralised while a 12-year-old boy, Rabe Abubakar, was rescued by troops.
The Nigerian Army says its troops have continued to raid the hideouts of criminal insurgents, bandits, kidnappers and other criminal elements nationwide with remarkable successes.
The personal assistant to Nigerian-born Leicester City player, Kelechi Iheanacho, on Saturday died in a ghastly motor accident.
The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, Wednesday had his first interactive meeting with members of the Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes, following his assumption of office.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) which measures inflation further increased by 18.17 per cent in March compared to 17.33 per cent in the preceding month.
The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has called on bureaux de change (BDCs) directors to improve on their corporate governance responsibilities and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has reassured of government’s determination to rescue Chibok girls from their abductors, insisting that contrary to beliefs in some quarters that no action was being taken by the federal administration, it was determined to get the girls out of captivity.
The Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Musiliu Smith, has called for proper and close monitoring of police investigative units to stem atrocities committed by officers as he decried the unit’s proliferation.
Subject to the ratification by the General Manager of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Yussuf Alli, Kenya’s Emmanuel Naibei has emerged as the new champion of the World Athletics Silver Label race.
Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez is considering leaving Atletico Madrid in the summer transfer window to return to his former club Liverpool, according to reports in Spain.
The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, adjourned plenary until April 20 to honour two of its colleagues that died during its Easter recess.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is insensitive for two young people who protested against President Muhammadu Buhari in Kogi state to have been subjected to whipping.
Myanmar security forces killed over 80 anti-coup protesters in Bago town on Thursday night and Friday, near the main city of Yangon, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) monitoring group and a domestic news outlet said.