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NOGIG: Chevron begins defence of football title against NLNG

Preliminaries of the football event of the 2020 Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Games will kick-off on Monday January 27 at the Legacy Pitch, National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, with the defending champions, ExxonMobil taking on NLNG in the opening match.
CAF, Africa’s football governing body, has sent birthday greetings to former Super Eagles left-back Elderson Echiejile who turns 32 on Monday.

CAF celebrates ex-Super Eagles star Elderson Uwa Echiejile at 32

CAF, Africa’s football governing body, has sent birthday greetings to former Super Eagles left-back Elderson Echiejile who turns 32 on Monday.

US advises all Americans to leave Iraq

The US embassy in Baghdad has urged all US citizens to leave Iraq immediately, after the US killed Iranian military general and hardliner Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in a Friday airstrike.
The state government, through the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development had recently given a three-day ultimatum to motorists and traders using the Ojoo Interchange for commercial activities to relocate to the permanent space.

Oyo government begins evacuation of illegal motor parks

In its bid to actualize its commitment to free flow traffic and reduce accidents at the Ojoo Interchange in Ibadan, the Oyo State Government has begun evacuation of traders and motorists at the interchange to the provided space at Abatakan Motor Park, behind Total filling station, Ojoo, under Akinyele Local government.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 5

Senate invites NNPC, LNG over Brass project

The Senate on Tuesday invited the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Brass LNG to brief the Committee on Gas on the extent of implementation of the LNG project in Brass Island, Bayelsa State.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

LNG: AfDB supports Mozambique with $400 million

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group on Thursday approved a long-term Senior Loan of $400 million to support the building of an integrated Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant, including a liquefaction facility in Mozambique.
Ghana Black Meteors scored three minutes from full time to hold Cameroon to a 1-1 draw at the Cairo International Stadium as both sides shared spoils in the Group A Match Day 1 of the ongoing Total U-23 Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019.

U-23 AFCON: Ghana scores late to hold Cameroon

Ghana Black Meteors scored three minutes from full time to hold Cameroon to a 1-1 draw at the Cairo International Stadium as both sides shared spoils in the Group A Match Day 1 of the ongoing Total U-23 Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019.
Montreal Impact striking sensation Orji Okwonkwo is eagerly being expected at the national U-23 camp in Abuja as the Olympic Eagles brace up for the forthcoming Total U-23 Africa Cup of nations to be hosted by Egypt between November 8 and 22.

Orji Okwonkwo: Hard work‘ll earn Nigeria Tokyo Olympics ticket

Bustling Montreal Impact striker Orji Okwonkwo has said hard work and luck will earn the Olympic Eagles one of the continental’s three tickets to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Football Tournament as the 2019 Total CAF U-23 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) gets underway in Egypt today.

Total planning to sell stake in major oil block in Niger Delta

Total is seeking to sell its 12.5 per cent stake in a major deepwater oilfield off the coast of Nigeria, industry and banking sources have said.
TS Galaxy face an uphill battle against Nigeria’s Enyimba in the return leg of the Playoff of the Total CAF Confederation Cup.

CafCC: TS Galaxy declare war on Enyimba ahead of return leg

TS Galaxy face an uphill battle against Nigeria’s Enyimba in the return leg of the Playoff of the Total CAF Confederation Cup.

Seven banks fail CBN’s stress test

The financial stability report signed by CBN Director, Financial Policy and Regulation Department, Kelvin Amugo, showed that in the less than 30-day period analysis, seven banks were not adequately funded, while in the 31 to 90-day period, nine banks had funding gaps.
In a bid to create access to quality education, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has announced the abolition of all forms of fees and levies in public primary and secondary schools across the state.

US-based Ogoni groups warn Rivers governor against acquisition of OML 11 from Shell

The National Union of Ogoni Students International USA, Ogoni Lives Matter INTL USA and Movement For The Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) USA, have warned Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State over his alleged plan to acquire 45% shares of OML 11 from Shell Oil Plc.
Melee Kyari

NNPC seals $2.5 billion gas supply deal with NLNG

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has challenged shareholders of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) to work very quickly towards expanding the production capacity of the company beyond Train 7 to take advantage of developments in the global LNG market.
Abubakar Malami

Federal government alleges cheating on oil profits, seeks $62 billion from five firms

The Federal Government says it expects about $62bn from multinational energy conglomerates that include Royal Dutch Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron, Total and Eni, citing a 2018 Supreme Court ruling it says enables it to review and adjust oil production revenue sharing agreements, Reuters has reported.
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Iran says Chinese state oil firm withdraws from $5bn deal

China's state oil company has pulled out of a $5bn deal to develop a portion of Iran's massive offshore natural gas field, the Islamic Republic's oil minister said on Sunday, an agreement from which France's Total SA earlier withdrew over US sanctions.
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NSE: Market indices extend growth by 0.35 per cent

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market indices ended trading on Friday with a growth of 0.35 per cent.

Federal government begins inspection of weights and measures of oil pump in Bayelsa

The Weights and Measures Department, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, has commenced inspection on filling stations in Bayelsa State.

NSE elects new executives

The Nigerian Society of Engineers, Victoria Island Branch has elected new executives that will run the affairs of the society for the next two years.

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Initial information suggests the suspect and one or more of the victims knew each other, police have said. Reuters

Police: Gunman kills six in Germany attack

Six people were killed and two seriously wounded in a shooting in southwestern Germany, police said on Friday.

Undergraduate jailed for 13 years in Ondo

A Federal High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State capital, on Friday, sentenced a final year student of Achievers University, Owo, Fisayo Adetoro, to 13 years imprisonment and a fine of N1m over impersonation, forgery and money laundering.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.

Frank Lampard unsure about Tammy Abraham ankle injury

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari: It might take time, but we‘ll remedy things in North East

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the European Union (EU) that though it might take a bit longer, the nation will surely put the issues associated with the troubles in the North East in order and move ahead.
YINKA ODUMAKIN

Afenifere warns Police not to cover up Oko Oloyun murder

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Friday, warned the Nigeria Police not to cover up the murder of renowned alternative therapist, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, populary known as Okooloyun.