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MOMAN, Other Downstream Players Hail FG, Pledge Support For Deregulation

…As Kyari Assures Of Resolution Of Forex Issues Stakeholders in the Downstream Sector of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry, including the Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), have lauded the Federal Government for the courage to tackle the challenges in the Downstream Sector frontally. In a statement, the Corporation’s spokesman, Dr. Kennie Obateru, explained that the stakeholders gave the commendation at a Downstream stakeholders’ meeting which held at the NNPC Towers, Abuja. Speaking at the meeting, the President of MOMAN, Mr. Tunji Oyebanji, said the Federal Government has…

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UBA Launches New Online Entertainment Platform, ‘Red Radio’

……….Opening with Exclusive Wizkid Interview. Pan- African financial institution, United Bank for Africa, (UBA Plc), continues to lead in innovation with the launch of its dynamic and creative Online Radio channel – RED Radio. RED Radio, powered by UBA is a lifestyle web platform that has been set up to inform, educate, entertain and to bring to the fore, the best of Africa. Much like its sister platform, REDTV, RED Radio is expected to showcase the best in lifestyle, entertainment, music, news, comedy and fashion. Speaking on the launch of…

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US Executes First Black Man Since Resumption Of Federal Death Penalty – Witness

The United States has executed the seventh inmate and first Black man since the resumption of the federal death penalty, a media witness on the scene said. Inmate Christopher Vialva, 40, was executed Thursday afternoon for killing two youth ministers in the state of Texas in 2000. Time of death was 6:42 p.m. 10:42 p.m. GMT, WHTI correspondent Alia Blackburn said in a tweet. Vialva’s lawyer claimed that racial bias had a role in his sentence. Hours before the execution, the US Supreme Court denied Vialva’s request for a stay.…

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Tiv/Jukun Conflicts: Taraba Gov Urges Fleeing Communities To Return Home

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has called on the people of Chonku village who had fled to Wukari town in the wake of the Tiv/Jukun crisis to return home and resume their normal activities, saying peace has returned to the area. Gov Ishaku who made the call while laying the foundation of a Military and Police base at the Chonku village said that the government would establish a security base on the border between Taraba and Benue State. He said the base would provide security to the village which…

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Opposition Accuses Gambian President Of Plotting To Extend Tenure

Gambia’s opposition leader has blamed the government for the rejection of a draft constitution that would have limited presidential terms. Parliament rejected the draft constitution on Tuesday. A clause that prevented President Adama Barrow from resetting the clock to make him eligible for two more terms appears to have been the biggest sticking point. The United Democratic Party (UDP) leader, Ousainou Darboe, said the rejection of the draft was not a good sign for democracy. The next general elections are scheduled for next year. Mr Darboe vowed to reintroduce the…

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Anglican Primate Wants FG To Cushion Effects Of Hike In Petrol, Electricity Tariff

Primate, Church of Nigeria, Most Rev. Henry Ndukuba, has called on the Federal Government to urgently come up with palliatives to cushion the effects of the hike in petrol prices and electricity trarrif on citizens. Ndukuba, who made the call at the 13th General Synod of the Church in Abuja, stressed that the hike would worsen the economic hardship on Nigerians and increase the poverty level in the country. While lamenting the negative effects of COVID-19 on the citizenry, Ndukuba expressed regret that most of the small and medium scale enterprises had…

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Business Slider 

COVID 19: FG Considers Tax Holiday For Maritime Sector 

In a bid to stimulate investment and boost activities in the maritime industry, amid the downturn induced by COVID-19, the Federal Ministry of Transportation is seeking a package of tax incentives for the sector. Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, who conveyed the Ministry’s position to the Honourable Minister of Finance, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, in Abuja, reiterated the commitment of the Honorable Minister of Transportation, Rt. Honourable Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi towards ensuring the growth of maritime in Nigeria. He said many governments around the…

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All On, Auxano Sign $1.5m Deal For Solar Panel Assembly Plant Expansion   

Shell-funded impact investment company All On is pleased to announce a $1.5m investment in Auxano Solar Nigeria Limited to scale its operations over the next five years. “This investment would guarantee the expansion of Auxano’s solar panel assembly capacity by over 50 percent and is a great win for local content,” said All On Programs and Investments Manager, Afolabi Akinrogunde. “Auxano’s growth as the first private assembler of solar panels is a success story that ought to inspire other players in the renewable energy sector in Nigeria.” All On’s contribution…

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Minister Advocates Return Of State Sports Festivals To Enhance Athletes’ Competitiveness

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Tuesday in Abuja urged all state governments to ensure a return of the state sports festivals. Dare, while receiving Daniel Igali, the Bayelsa Commissioner of Youths and Sports who paid him a courtesy visit, said the state sports festivals would enhance the competitive level of Nigerian athletes. He lamented the fact that most states have in the last 15 years completely stopped holding their sports festivals. “If the sports festival is done as expected, it will increase the competitiveness of our…

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Lawan: AfCFTA Must Be Backed By Adequate Policies, Robust Implementation

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said for the African Continental Free Trade Agreement to yield expected results, same must be backed by requisite legal frameworks, right policies, and robust implementation. Lawan made this known when he received a visiting delegation from the African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat, led by its newly elected Secretary General, Wamkele Keabetswe Mene, on Tuesday in Abuja. The Senate President who was represented by the Deputy Senate Leader, Ajayi Boroffice, said the intent behind Nigeria’s decision to sign the agreement on July 7th,…

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