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Minister: Modular Refineries, Another Buhari Administration Success Story

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described the coming into being of modular refineries in the country as the result of the enabling environment created by the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The Minister stated this in Ibigwe in Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State on Tuesday during a media tour of the Waltersmith Modular Refinery and Petro-Chemical Company Limited, which is due for commissioning next month. “We can show Nigerians that while every government has been talking about modular refineries, no government has…

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Shell MD Says Energy Players Need To Collaborate For Local Content

The Managing Director, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd., (SNEPCo), Mr Bayo Ojulari, says collaboration amongst indigenous players in the energy sector will increase their local content participation. Ojulari said this while speaking at the 12th Edition of annual PSRG-RICHARDSON Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Forum held virtually in Yenagoa on Wednesday. The forum, which held as a Webinar due to health protocols induced by the COVID-19 pandemic, had the theme entitled: ”Nigerian Content Development: Facing the Future”. He said that industry players and companies ready to be creative…

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Police Foil Kidnap Attempt Of Medical Doctor In Bayelsa

The Anti Kidnapping unit of the Bayelsa State Police Command has foiled the attempted kidnap of a medical doctor working at the General Hospital Odi, Kolokuma/ Opukuma Local Government Area of the state. A statement issued on Wednesday in Yenagoa by SP Asimin Butswat, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Bayelsa Police Command, said that the attempted kidnap occurred on September 10. According to him, credible intelligence revealed that some suspected kidnappers conspired among themselves, went to the doctors’ quarters at the General Hospital Odi, and attempted to kidnap…

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Tricycle Operators Protest Killing Of Colleague By Task Force

Commercial tricycle operators in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on Tuesday staged a protest against alleged killing of their colleague by members of a task force set up by the state ministry of transport. The deceased, simply identified as Mike, was said to have been arrested on Monday by the task force over an allegation that he did not have a unified sticker. He was said to have been taken to the Bayelsa Transport Company premises in Swali area of Yenagoa where he reportedly died in the hands of the task force…

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Electoral Malpractice: 3 Varsity Dons Indicted, 3 INEC Officials Sacked In A’Ibom

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Akwa Ibom State, Mr Mike Igini, has said that three university lecturers had been confirmed to have been involved in electoral malpractice during the 2019 general elections. Igini, who addressed newsmen at the INEC office in Uyo, said that three officials of the electoral body had also been sacked over alleged involvement in electoral malpractices. According to him, the three university teachers will soon be charged to court. Igini, however, did not mention the names of the institutions and the areas where the malpractice…

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Group Lauds Gov Wike For Approving N472m To Renovate Abandoned Port Harcourt Zoo 

The Nigerian Association of Zoological Gardens and Wildlife Parks (NAZAP) has commended Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers State for approving N472m for the renovation of the abandoned Port Harcourt Zoo. The association made the commendation in a letter dated September 10 and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Owerri on Sunday. The letter, which was addressed to the governor, was jointly signed by the association’s National President, Mr Francis Abioye, Secretary, Mr Sakiru Raji, and Public Relations Officer, Vitalis Ortese. The group, however, urged the governor…

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Medical Women, CSO’s Protest Over Kidnapping In Calabar

The Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN), Cross River Chapter and other women organisations on Tuesday embarked on a peaceful protest against kidnapping in the state. The other women groups include International Federation of Women Lawyers, Holy Child Old Girls Association, Nigerian Women of Journalists and Presbyterian Women. The peaceful protest, which was organised by the Medical Women Association in the state, went round major routes in Calabar metropolis. Speaking, Dr Bassey Nakanda, President of MWAN in the state, said the protest was to draw the attention of the state…

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Physiotherapist Harps On Health Consciousness, Warns Against Self Medication

The Medical Director with Menthand Physiotherapy and wellness Clinic, Dr Adesokan Oluwatobi, has urged Nigerians to be cautious towards presenting non communicable related diseases and to avoid self-medications. Oluwatobi gave the advice on Tuesday during a medical outreach to commemorate the Physiotherapy Day held Apo Legislative Quarters, Abuja. The theme is: ‘Physiotherapy is key to your recovery from COVID-19’ with the sub theme: ‘Not neglecting other ailment and comorbidity’. He said ongoing reports show that following the recent COVID-19 pandemic, a large number of people have neglected hospitals, resorting to…

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SPDC Dismisses Angiama 45,000 Barrel Oil Spill Report, Says NOSDRA Admits Error

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) has dismissed a report that it spilled 45,000 barrels of oil from an incident at its facility in Nun River in Angiama area of Bayelsa State in March 2020. SPDC’s Media Relations Manager, Bamidele Odugbesan, said in a statement that; “The outcome of the government regulator-led Joint Investigation Visit (JIV) into the spill incident of 27th March 2020 was published in a report that is available on the publicly accessible SPDC spill website and the volume of oil spilled from the regrettable…

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NLC Suspends Planned Protest In Rivers, Govt Agrees To Demands

The organised labour on Tuesday suspended its planned protest in Port Harcourt, Rivers State over a lingering industrial dispute, which led to the sealing of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) secretariat. NLC President, Mr Ayuba Wabba, who addressed journalists after a six-hour meeting with the state government, said that the organised labour agreed to resolve contending issues after signing a Collective Bargaining Agreement. Recall that Rivers State government on Sunday had said it would be illegal for the NLC to hold a protest following Wabba’s threat that workers would rally…

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