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Presidential aide, Sen. Ita Enang, has said that rather than expressing displeasure, Nigerians should be glad that President Muhammadu Buhari withheld assent to the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB).
The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has debunked the sensational headlines reported in some newspapers last week to the effect that the Board has queried the infrastructural development in the rail sector and delayed passage of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB).
The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has described as ‘disappointing’ the refusal by President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the Petroleum Industry and Governance Bill (PIGB) sent to him by the National Assembly, urging him to re-think his decision in the national interest.
The Presidency on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari declined assent to the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill for several reasons, including some provisions being in divergence with present administration’s policy.
Following the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to assent his signature to the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB), a former Group Executive Director (GED) Engineering and Technology, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Godswill Ihetu, has blamed the Senate for removing the powers of the Minister to allocate oil bloc on discretions.
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to have a rethink on his decision not to give his assent to the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill.
Group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Maikanti Baru has sought for clarification on the funding structure for the proposed Nigerian Petroleum Asset Management Company (NPAMC) in the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB).
The organised labour has called on the Federal Government to immediately review the privatisation of the power sector and revoke the licences of Electricity Generation Companies, GENCOs and Electricity Distribution Companies, DISCOs, to tackle the worsening power situation in the country.
Some cross section of environmental experts and professionals in the upstream and downstream sector, on Thursday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to quickly assent to the Petroleum Industry and Governance Bill (PIGB).
A former Director of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and Lead Consultant to the National Assembly on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Mr. Osten Olorunsola, has disclosed that oil and gas companies operating in the country shut down producing fields for up to 180 days yearly as a result of the operational challenges in the Niger Delta.
The Senate on Tuesday said it would revisit calls for State Police and design framework for mopping up 350 million light weapons suspected to be in circulation within Nigeria.
The National Assembly on Friday said it had finally transmitted the final harmonised copy of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent, making it the second time it has claimed to do so in about one month even though the presidency denied receiving the bill at the first occasion.
Stakeholders in the oil and gas industry have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sign into law the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill passed by the National Assembly.
The Budget was increased by the legislature by N508 billion, from N8.61 trillion proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari in Appropriation Bill presented to the assembly in November, 2017.
World football-ruling body, FIFA yesterday named Messrs Luca Piazza and Solomon Mudege as its Observers to Thursday’s elections into the Nigeria Football Federation Executive Committee 2018-2022.
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Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance (2015-2018), Kemi Adeosun threw in her letter of resignation on Friday, September 14, to bring to a temporary closure, the public outcry and the embarrassment that her possession of a fake National Youth Service Corps Exemption Certificate had generated since July when it was first reported.
HBO’s record-breaking fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” stormed back onto the Emmys stage on Monday, winning the coveted best drama series prize on a night full of surprises, including an on-air marriage proposal that stunned the audience.
No fewer than 6.3 million children under the age of 15 died from mostly preventable causes in 2017, a group of UN agencies said in a new mortality estimates study.
Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) said on Thursday it had signed U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka as its next brand ambassador.
The Kwara State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed, has described information dissemination as critical to national development and integration.
The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Ibok-Ete Ibas, has enjoined personnel of the Nigerian Navy, not to take laws into their hands and desist from acts that could bring the service to disrepute.
A 28-year-old man, Mr Nurudeen Lliyasu, has climbed a telecommunication mast in Abuja, to protest the poor economy in the country.
The Police Command in Nasarawa State on Friday confirmed the killing of eight people by unidentified gunmen in Sofiyo village of Toto Local Government Area of the state.