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Senate Probes NNPC Over $396m Spent On Refineries’ Maintenance

The Senate has resolved to probe the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) over the sum of $396 million expended on Turn-Around Maintenance of refineries in the country between 2013 and 2015. Accordingly, the Upper Chamber mandated the Committee on Petroleum Downstream, Upstream and Gas to carry out investigation on the Turn-Around Maintenance expenditures and the current state of the refineries as well as convoke a stakeholders conference with the aim of finding ways to revamp them. The decision to investigate spendings on maintenance of refineries by the Corporation was reached…

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Sanwo-Olu Seeks Synergy With LGs To Deliver Smart City

…Swears In Bolanle Bada As New Chairman Of Ikosi-Isheri LCDA Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday charged Local Government administrators to collaborate more with the State Government to deliver democratic dividends to the residents, adding that there must be a synergy between the two arms of Government for his administration to achieve its vision of a Greater Lagos. The Governor stated this during the swearing in ceremony of the new Chairman of Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area, Princess Sammy Abolanle Bada, at the Lagos House in Ikeja. The…

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Makinde: Amotekun To Complement Police Efforts, Assures IGP

…Says Leaders Need More Prayers From Religious Leaders … Amend Constitution To Conduct Elections In November—C/S Church Spiritual Head Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde said on Thursday that the South-West security initiative, Operation Amotekun was shaping up well. The Governor made the declaration while attending the 80th Annual General Conference of Cherubim and Seraphim Unification Church of Nigeria, held at Ashi, Orita Bashorun, Ibadan. He equally reiterated the determination of his administration to ensure a peaceful, safe and secure Oyo State. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr.…

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Court Grants Ex-AGF Adoke N50m Bail

An Abuja High Court has granted former Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Mohammed Adoke bail in the sum of N50m and one surety. According to the ruling on Thursday, the surety must be a Nigerian citizen with landed property within the jurisdiction of the court. The surety must also appear with the defendant throughout the period of trial. Mr Adoke was asked to deposit his international passport with the Registrar of the court. Justice Idris Kutigi who gave the ruling also granted bail to the second defendant, Aliyu Abubakar…

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Presidency: Buhari’s Comments On Insecurity

It has become compelling to react to a mischievous slant being given by both the traditional and social media to the comments of President Muhammadu Buhari on the security challenges in some parts of the country. In a statement the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina explained what President Buhari said on security situation in the country at the event: “On Monday, while hosting Eminent and Respected Citizens of Niger State at State House, Abuja, the President had said: “I was taken aback by what is…

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WHO Declares Outbreak Of Coronavirus Global Emergency

The new coronavirus has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread outside China. “The main reason for this declaration is not what is happening in China but what is happening in other countries,” said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The concern is that it could spread to countries with weaker health systems. At least 213 people have died from the virus in China. The WHO said there had been 98 cases in 18 other countries, but no deaths. Most cases have…

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NCC Activates 112 Toll-Free Emergency Telephone Number

……..In 18 States The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta has said the Commission has activated its 112 toll-free Emergency Telephone Number at Emergency Communication Centres (ECCs) in 18 States. He disclosed this at the ‘2020 Forum of Spokesperson of Security and Response Agencies (FOSSRA) Meeting’, on Wednesday, in Abuja. Prof. Danbatta said the states with functional ECCs include Kastina, Ogun, Kano, Plateau, Anambra, Enugu, Kaduna, Benue, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Oyo, Edo, Ondo, Ekiti, Kwara, Adamawa and Imo, with the Federal…

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No, I Won’t Inherit Anybody’s Enemy

If Nigeria should die (which we don’t pray for), then hatred killed her. Done in by hateful hearts and lying tongues. People who hate others for no just cause, and they want to recruit you into the hatred binge. But I have news for them: I won’t inherit anybody’s enemy. Never! These people, filled with bile and malevolence, in the gall of bitterness and bondage of iniquity, are everywhere; worship houses, homes, offices, in the media (social media particularly), on talkshows, phone-in programs, the academia, anywhere and everywhere. They hate…

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Borno Gov Zulum Swears In Non-Indigenes Among 26 Advisers 

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Wednesday swore-in chief Kesta Ogualili from Anambra state and Alhaji Yusuf Alao from Oyo and 24 others as his special advisers. Ogualili, a Nigerian of Ibo tribe hails from Dunukofia local government, while Alao a Nigerian from Yoruba tribe, is from Ogbomosho local government area. Zulum had on January 9, appointed both men who as professionals, have lived in Borno state for many years and have been active in supporting the APC. The appointment contained additional 24 persons. Advisers are ranked next to…

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Dangote Farms Commissions N2.8bn Tomatoes Nursery  For Seedlings

… To Provide Seedlings For Farmers In a bid to make Nigeria self-sufficient in tomato production, Dangote Tomatoes Processing Limited, owned by the younger brother of Africa’s richest man, Sani Dangote, has unveiled a N2.8 billion greenhouse nursery in Kano to supply the best quality tomato seedlings to Nigerian farmers. Speaking on the project in Lagos, Sani Dangote said the nursery is designed to use the automated Pat Moose planting technology, the first of its kind in Nigeria and has the capacity to process 350 million tonnes of hybrid tomato…

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