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The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

NEC approves N100 billion for national livestock plan

The National Economic Council (NEC) presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday resolved to pump N100 billion into the National Livestock Transformation Plan.
The Nigerian Navy on Wednesday said it had impounded over 130 vessels, some of which were laden with stolen crude and petroleum products.

Nigerian Navy impounds 130 vessels with stolen crude

The Nigerian Navy on Wednesday said it had impounded over 130 vessels, some of which were laden with stolen crude and petroleum products.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Federal government to establish national donor coordinating unit

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, on Wednesday revealed that the government was set to establish a government-driven national donor coordination mechanism to ensure that external financing is maximised for the good of the country.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Minister: 2020 budget to be submitted to National Assembly this month

The federal government is working towards submitting the 2020 appropriation bill to the National Assembly by the end of this month, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has said.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Oil theft: Soldiers raid hideouts of notorious Delta cartel

Operatives attached to the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army have raided hideouts of a notorious cartel that specialises in illicitly refining petroleum products in Delta State, the Army has said.
NSCDC

NSCDC nabs four alleged illegal oil dealers in Abia

The Abia command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Umuahia has arrested four men for allegedly dealing in illegal petroleum products.
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a request stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from the cabinet list.

Pass all requests for meetings with me through Abba Kyari – President Buhari tells ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday told incoming ministers that all requests for meetings with him should pass through his chief of staff, Abba Kyari.

NEPAL Oil makes foray into aviation sector

NEPAL Oil and Gas Services Limited, has announced its entry into the aviation business with the introduction of its newest subsidiary, NEPAL Fly Limited.

15 ships at Lagos ports with petroleum products

Fifteen ships conveying petroleum products and other commodities have berthed at Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports in Lagos, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has said.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Naval officer, others get N10 million bail each over ‘illegal oil bunkering’

The Federal High Court in Lagos has granted a naval officer, Lieutenant Commander Bola Labinjo, bail for 10 million with one surety.
Melee Kyari

Male Kyari: NNPC not in competition with Dangote

The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Malam Mele Kyari says the corporation is not in contest for market share with the forthcoming Dangote Refinery.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC to demolish illegal structures along pipeline corridor

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Sunday announced that the Army Engineering Corps was set to demolish illegal structures erected along the Port Harcourt-Aba-Enugu-Makurdi oil pipeline corridor.
Enugu, Nigeria

Petroleum dealers shutdown fuel stations in Enugu

Travellers were stranded in Enugu State on Wednesday following the shutdown of all fuel stations including Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation mega stations.
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan has described insinuations that he is a rubber stamp to the Executive as “sentimental and laughable”.

Senate to invite petroleum ministers, NNPC chief, others over state of existing refineries

The Senate on Tuesday resolved to invite the Minister (and Minister of State) for Petroleum Resources and Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kolo Kyari, over the status of refineries in the country.

Three vessel crew members docked for allegedly stealing N8.4 million petrol

Three crew members of a ship, who allegedly stole 8000 litres of petroleum products worth N8.4 million, were yesterday arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate’s Court, sitting in Igbosere.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20197

Senate to probe Ijegun pipeline explosion

The Senate, yesterday, asked its Ad hoc committee probing the recent Rivers State explosion to extend its scope to last week’s pipeline explosion in Ijegun area of Lagos State.

NNPC chief Mele Kyari vows to improve transparency

The new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kolo Kyari, has promised to the fight corruption and improve transparency as he takes over the affairs of the NNPC.
The Port Harcourt’s Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, July 5, 2019 secured final forfeiture of 244 (Two Hundred and Forty Four) vehicles and petroleum products contained in each of the vehicles.

EFCC secures forfeiture of 244 vehicles in Port Harcourt

The Port Harcourt’s Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, July 5, 2019 secured final forfeiture of 244 (Two Hundred and Forty Four) vehicles and petroleum products contained in each of the vehicles.

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The speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, stated this in Abuja, on Friday, while speaking at a press conference. 5

Speaker Gbajabiamila donates drugs worth N60 million to Borno IDPs

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), on Friday in Abuja, donated drugs worth over N60 million to the Borno State Government for onward distribution to the victims of insurgency in the state.
Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

Tribunal dismisses certificate forgery case against Kwara governor

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Kwara State, on Friday, dismissed the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) petition seeking the nullification of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazak’s election.
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NSE market capitalisation increases by N25 billlion

Trading closed positively on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday with the market capitalisation improving by N25 billion.

Lack of funds stalls weightlifters’ participation in world championship

The Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF) says lack of funds has stalled its participation in the ongoing International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships in Pattaya, Thailand.
Barcelona's Spanish coach Ernesto Valverde reacts during the UEFA Champions League football match between PSV Eindhoven and FC Barcelona at Philips stadium in Eindhoven on November 28, 2018. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND - AFP)

Ernesto Valverde backs Lionel Messi to help Barcelona rectify poor away form

Ernesto Valverde believes Barcelona need to be more forceful if they are to rectify their poor away form, although the return of Lionel Messi will be a major boost according to the manager.