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OPL 245: A most popular oil block

The Petroleum Act 1969 (as amended) grants powers to the Ministry of Petroleum, acting through the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to administer the licensing of oil blocks in the country.

2019: Nigeria’s emerging political leaders

A strong indication of both the quality and failure of politics in Nigeria, as the people look forward to the next general elections in 2019, is the manner in which virtually “every” Nigerian believes that he or she is good enough to be President of Nigeria.

Donald Trump, Barack Obama, others mourn Barbara Bush, wife, mother of US President

U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania, former Presidents and first ladies Barack Obama and Michelle, and Bill Clinton and Hillary were among dignitaries that have mourned former First Lady Barbara Bush.

Minister: 730 Niger Delta youths to be trained in 2018

No fewer than 730 youths from the Niger Delta region would be trained in various skill acquisition programme of the Federal Government in 2018.

President Buhari: Political commitment needed to revive Lake Chad Basin

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja stressed the need for political commitment towards reviving the Lake Chad Basin.

The more things change…

kidnap of 105 female students of Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, was Chibok all over again. As it was in April 2014 so it is in February 2018. The president has changed, the service chiefs have changed and the crime scene has changed — but the details are so alike.

Cleric advises monarch to shun politics

A renowned cleric, Ade Adeniji, has urged traditional rulers in the country to shun politics and acts that could lead to their dethronement or banishment by political office holders.

Generals Abdulsalami, Obasanjo, Gowon in Council of State

The third Council of State meeting under President Muhammadu Buhari is currently underway inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa.

2019: Generals Obasanjo, Babangida can’t determine President Buhari’s second term ambition – Ikponmwen

Former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army, Brig- Gen. Idada Ikponmwen (retd), yesterday, said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Gen. Ibrahim Babangida lack the moral justification to ask President Muhammadu Buhari not to run for second term.

Jigawa Assembly passes N138.6bn 2018 Appropriation Bill

The Jigawa State House of Assembly yesterday evening deliberated and passed the 2018 Appropriation bill of‎ N138.6 billion to law.

The president Nigeria badly needs

Nigerians were created for elections. We live for elections. We breathe elections. As one election is rounding off, we are already discussing the next one.

How ex-Presidents Obasanjo, Jonathan used police to persecute opponents – Senate

Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Thursday, accused former Presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, of using the Police to harass perceived political opponents.

Daura residents jubilate over Buhari’s return

Residents of Daura in Katsina State are in an upbeat mood over reports of President Muhammadu Buhari’s return to Nigeria after his medical vacation abroad.

President, govs, ministers are the cause of Nigeria’s problems – Obi

The immediate past governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, has blamed the failure of Nigeria’s past and current Presidents, Governors, and Ministers for the problems rocking the nation.

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Police arrest cattle rustlers, recover 32 cows, 26 sheep in Niger

Two suspected cattle rustlers terrorising Eregi Fulani Camp in Katcha Local Government Area of Niger state, have been arrested by the state Police Command.

Brighton sign Nigeria’s Leon Balogun on free transfer

Brighton have completed the signing of Nigeria international defender Leon Balogun on a free transfer.

Sony buys EMI Music Publishing in $1.9 billion deal

Japanese entertainment giant Sony on Tuesday unveiled a $1.9-billion deal to buy industry titan EMI Music Publishing, which has the rights to songs by the likes of Queen and Pharrell Williams.

N400 million fraud: EFCC wants Olisa Metuh tried in absentia

The EFCC on Tuesday asked the Federal High Court Abuja to proceed with the ongoing trial of a former PDP Spokesman, Olisa Metuh, in his absence.

Prophet: 2019 polls will be tougher than 2015

The General Overseer of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry (CMDM)‎, Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin, on Tuesday in Kano prophesied that the 2019 presidential election will be tougher than what was experienced in 2015, calling on Nigerians to earnestly pray for peace and unity in the country.