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Crude oil is dispensed into a bottle in this illustration photo June 1, 2017. REUTERS-Thomas White-Illustration

Nigerian government seeks speedy resolution of disputes in oil, gas industry

The Federal Government on Thursday inaugurated an Alternative Dispute Resolution Center (ADRC) to quicken the resolution of disputes in the oil and gas industry in Lagos.

Major petroleum marketers advocate joint action to mitigate effects of petrol price hike

Marketers of petroleum products under the aegis of Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) have called for a joint action of stakeholders in the Nigeria economy to find ways to mitigate adverse effects of the imminent increase in the price of petrol.

DPR to upgrade downstream petroleum sector operations

The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, Tuesday, disclosed that it plans to upgrade operations in the downstream petroleum industry, leveraging on its ongoing automation process.
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Oil marketers fault plan to fix freight rate for petrol

Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) says plans to fix the freight rate for Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) can hinder the downstream sector’s full deregulation.
Mr Kayode Falowe, President, NBCC, made the assertion on Thursday during a webinar organised by the Oil and Gas Group of the NBCC.

NBCC: PIB provides opportunity for growth in oil, gas sector

The Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) on says the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) currently before the National Assembly provides an opportunity for growth in the oil and gas sector.

Fierce competition will keep petrol price moderate – marketers

Against the backdrop of the full deregulation of the nation’s downstream oil sector, major oil marketers have said fierce competition will moderate the pump prices of petrol.

Oil marketers list gains of fuel deregulation to Nigerians

The Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) says the deregulation of the sale of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, will be beneficial to Nigeria and Nigerians in the long run.

MOMAN: Nigeria heading towards full deregulation of petrol

The Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) says Nigeria is gradually heading towards full deregulation of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) which will enable pump price to be determined by market forces.

Nigeria: Fuel subsidy will not return

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, and the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, made the pledge in a letter to the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Mrs Kristalina Georgieva.

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Kaduna state government has said further checks in the wake of the attack by armed bandits on the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi LGA indicated that 39 students are currently unaccounted for.

Parents, mates of abducted Kaduna students protest at National Assembly

Parents of the abducted students of the College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka in Kaduna State, have occupied the National Assembly complex, Abuja, in protest.
The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has shifted the sit-at-home protest earlier scheduled for Sunday, May 30 in commemoration of Biafra Day, to Monday, May 31.

IPOB: Biafra day sit-at-home to hold May 31

The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has shifted the sit-at-home protest earlier scheduled for Sunday, May 30 in commemoration of Biafra Day, to Monday, May 31.
Liverpool have congratulated Steven Gerrard after the Rangers were confirmed Scottish Premiership champions.

Steven Gerrard: No plans to leave Rangers now

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has said he’s happy at Ibrox adding that Jurgen Klopp’s hint is working for him at the moment.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

NLC president berates Kaduna governor for calling workers ‘micro minority’

The President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, has faulted Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, for describing workers as ‘micro minority’.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Nigerian government to commence basic accelerated education programme for disadvantaged children

The federal government has revealed plans to embark on a national rollout of the accelerated basic education programme to enable disadvantaged children between the ages 10 and 18 have access to education.

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President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over a high-level security meeting at the State House over the rising insecurity in the country. In attendance are Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, as well as Secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, Ministers, Service Chiefs, acting Inspector-General of Police and Intelligence chiefs.

May Day: President Buhari promises workers better packages

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured workers of better packages to cushion economic effects of COVID-19 on their resources.President Muhammadu Buhari has assured workers of better packages to cushion economic effects of COVID-19 on their resources.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi governor: No agitation in criminalities

Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi, on Wednesday, declared there was no iota of agitation in the criminalities being perpetrated by bandits across the land, who were currently masquerading as members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra’s Eastern Security Network.
Medics and rescue workers attend to the Lag B'Omer event in Mount Meron, northern Israel, where fatalities were reported among the thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered at the tomb of a 2nd-century sage for annual commemorations that include all-night prayer and dance, at Mount Meron, Israel April 30, 2021 REUTERS/ Stringer

Israel seeks to identify many of 45 dead in crush at religious festival

Israeli medical workers sought on Friday to identify many of the 45 people crushed to death overnight at an overcrowded religious festival, where some of the victimswent unnoticed until the PA system sounded an appeal to disperse.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo government to boost technical, vocational education

The Edo State Universal Basic Education Board has said the state government plans to boost Technical and Vocational Education and Training with the 3,000 teachers, who will be recruited under the Edo Supporting Teachers to Achieve Result teacher recruitment programme.
The army said a military council led by the late president’s 37-year-old son Mahamat Idriss Deby, a four-star general, would replace him [File: Marco Longari/AFP]

Chad’s transitional military leader says country needs massive support

Chad’s transitional military leader Mahamat Idriss Deby said on Tuesday that his country needs massive support from partners to stabilize an economic and financial situation severely impacted by the security situation and the coronavirus pandemic.