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PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI INAUGURATES BOARD MEMBERS OF THE NORTH-EAST DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER STATE HOUSE. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. MAY 8 2019 3

President Buhari, ministers in valedictory FEC session today

President Muhammadu Buhari will preside over the valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday, exactly a week before his inauguration for another four-year tenure.

Martin Onovo faults IMF’s recommendations on fuel subsidy

Chief Martin Onovo, a petroleum sector technocrat and versatile politician, has taken a look at the recommendation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for Nigeria to remove of fuel subsidy, and stated that the organisation’s counsel to the country in the last 40 years has consistently failed.
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Edo lauds petroleum marketers for stable supply, price of petrol

The Edo State Government has commended petroleum marketers in the state for abiding by the directive to ensure Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) does not sell above the approved N145 per litre, noting that their sustained collaboration has led to hitch-free distribution of the product across the state.
President @MBuhari today during Emir of Qatar, @TamimBinHamad’s State Visit to Nigeria. The visit is purely relationship and businesses, Aviation Minister, @hadisirika says.8

President Buhari rallies Qatar on refineries, Lake Chad, others

Investments in sectors like petroleum, power, aviation, agriculture and railways, featured prominently, at the meeting of the two leaders, Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina said in a statement issued at the end of the meeting.
President Buhari receives in Courtesy Visit Labour Leadership led by President of Nigeria Labour Congress Ayuba Wabba in State House on 7th Mar 2019-3

President Buhari rallies Qatar on investments, recharge of Lake Chad

Investments in sectors like petroleum, power, aviation, agriculture, railways, and many others, featured prominently as President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, hosted the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al-thani, at State House, Abuja.

Central bank: Economic activities expand faster in March

For the first time in 2019, economic activities grew faster as the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors continued to expand in the month of March.
Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says he will remain in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to fight injustice.

Zamfara elections: Senator Marafa pushes for constitution of Appeal Court panel

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), Kabiru Garba Marafa, has written the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa, over the delay in the constitution of the appeal panel on Zamfara All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries’ tussle.
Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote

Dangote increases cement export to $600 million annually, targets $4.6 billion investment in consumables

President of Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote, has disclosed plans of the company to increase cement exports to $600million.

CBN: Nigeria records 57.1 PMI points as at February

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said the Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) stood at 57.1 index points as at February, indicating an expansion in the manufacturing sector for 23 consecutive months.

Election postponement: IPMAN directs members to reduce fuel pump price

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), has directed its members nationwide to reduce petroleum pump price from N145 per litre to N140.
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Senator Marafa tackles Governor Yari over election postponement

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa (APC, Zamfara), has alleged that, Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state, should be held responsible for the sabotage that led to the postponement of the country’s general elections.
Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says he will remain in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to fight injustice.

Senator Marafa: INEC’s final position on Zamfara APC primaries true democracy

The chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum (downstream), Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa, has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for maintaining its earlier position on the rejection of Zamfara All Progressive Party (APC) candidates.

CBN: PMI stands at 61.1 index points as at December 2019

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said the Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) stood at 61.1 index points as at December 2018, indicating an expansion in the manufacturing sector for 21 consecutive months.
President Muhammadu Buhari and the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said Nigerians will not regret voting him and the APC back to power in 2019.

Muhammadu Buhari: We’ll go tougher on corruption from 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari vowed Friday to go tougher on corruption if he is re-elected in the February 16, 2019 election.

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.

House of Reps summons NNPC, finance minister over alleged unbudgeted subsidy payments

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, have been summoned to appear before a House of Representatives joint committee next Thursday to explain their roles in an alleged unbudgeted funds being paid as fuel subsidy.

IPMAN: We will not join planned strike

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has said that it would not be a party to the planned strike by other oil marketers.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court adjourns hearing of federal government’s $69 million suit

The Federal High Court, Lagos, has adjourned until Feb.13, 2019, a $69 million suit filed by the Federal Government against Chevron Petroleum Nigeria, seeking to recover oil revenue.

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