Wabote, Inoyo lauds Nigerian businesses over in-country capacities, capabilities

By Thompson ABISOLA The executive secretary of Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) Engr. SImbi Wabote and the vice chairman, ExxonMobil affiliates in Nigeria, Udom Inoyo, have lauded Nigerian businesses for their contribution to in-country capacities and capabilities. “Nigerian businesses are taking up the challenge to grow their outfits and thereby contribute to in-country capacities and capabilities”, Simbi Wabote executive secretary, NCDMB said in his keynote address during the official opening of Global Process & Pipeline Services Limited (GPPS) operations base and corporate office in Port Harcourt adding that…

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Shell signs gas supply agreement for Aba power project

By Thompson ABISOLA The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) and its joint partners have signed a gas supply and aggregation agreement that will support the 140 Megawatts Aba Integrated Power Project in Abia State. The agreement, signed on Friday in Abuja, was between SPDC, Geometric Power Aba Limited (GPAL); and Gas Aggregation Company of Nigeria (GACN). By the agreement, SPDC will supply gas from the SPDC joint venture gas plant in Imo River traversing Abia and Rivers States to the power producer, Geometric Power Aba Limited (GPAL) via…

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Oil marketers give FG 7-day ultimatum to pay N800 bn in cash

…… As marketers compel workers to stay at home from December 1 due to non-payment of salaries By Thompson ABISOLA Inability of the Federal Government to pay outstanding debts of over N800 billion, oil marketers has issued a 7-day ultimatum notice to government to settle all outstanding debts including  forex differentials and interest rate component owed marketers in cash. The marketers, under the aegis of Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association (DAPPMA) and to Independent Petroleum Products Importers (IPPIs) said that failure to meet the deadline will…

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Nigeria needs over $3trn infrastructural investment in next 20 years – Okwuosa

By Giwa SHILE Dr  Emeka Okwuosa, the Chairman, Oilserv Group says Nigeria needs to invest over three trillion dollars in infrastructure over the next 20 years for positive impacts in various sectors of the economy, Okwuosa was quoted in a statement on Sunday to have said while delivering paper titled, “Infrastructural Development: A Key to Economic Growth and Development In Nigeria” at the 48th convocation of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. In the statement signed by the media consultant of Oilserve, Dr Ngozi Anyaegbunam, he said the investment would also…

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Nigeria’s Moses Peter emerges 2018 Africa scrabble champion

By Meletus EZE Moses Peter, the captain of Nigeria’s senior scrabble team, on Sunday emerged the 2018 African scrabble champion at the 13th African Scrabble Championship in Kiriyangi, Kenya. The team’s coach, Anthony Ikolo, said on Sunday in Abuja that Peter emerged champion with two more games to play at the championship. According to him,  Nigeria once again dominated the African scrabble scene after retaining both the individual and country trophies for the 12th consecutive time. “Peter proved beyond reasonable doubt why he is the world’s second best player after winning the African…

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PDP Presidential Campaigns will be issue-based – Spokesman

By Aliyu DANALADI The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said its North-West Presidential Zonal Rally scheduled for Monday in Sokoto, would focus on issues that would pave way for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s victory at the polls. Director, Media and Publicity, PDP Presidential Campaign Council, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan,  said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Ologbondiyan said the campaign would also address the concerns, plights, fears and aspirations of citizens in the geo-political zone. He said the decision to stay within the purview of issues that concerned citizens and the nation was in line with…

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NASS: Union fixes Tuesday to protest unpaid salaries, allowances

By Elizabeth ADENUGA National Assembly staff under the aegis of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), had fixed Dec.4 to stage a protest over unpaid salaries and allowances. The union’s Secretary-General Mr Suleiman Haruna, , announced this in a statement in Abuja. Haurna said the first phase of the protest would take place between Dec. 4 and Dec. 8. The association said the move had become necessary following nonchalant attitude of the national assembly leadership to toward their demands. He explained that the action would be a blend of protest…

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Buhari reacts to cloning allegation, promises to celebrate 76th birthday on Dec. 17

By Olaleke ASHAFA President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed as wicked the cloning allegation against him, saying ‘‘It’s real me, I assure you. I will soon celebrate my 76th birthday and I will still go strong’’. The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, said the president said this when he responded to a question at an interactive session with the Nigerian Community in Krakow, Poland. A Nigerian, living in Poland at the interactive session, had wanted to know if he…

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Atiku appoints 3 youths, a woman as aides, kicks off campaign in Sokoto

By Aliyu DANLADI The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has appointed three youths and a woman as his aides. The Media Adviser to the former Vice President Mr Paul Ibe, disclosed this in a statement to newsmen on Sunday in Abuja. The new appointees are: Dr Ahmed Adamu, Special Assistant (Youth and Strategy); Aliyu Bin Abbas, Special Assistant (Youth Support Groups); Phrank Shuaibu, Special Assistant (Public Communications); and Mrs Funmi Lamuye, Special Assistant (South-West). Adamu, 33, is an academician, petroleum economist and leadership and development expert, who hails…

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Daniel, Solomon, others visit late Fasehun’s family in Lagos

By Thompson ABISOLA A former Governor of Ogun, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, on Sunday said he was saddened by the demise of the Late Dr Frederick Fasehun, especially with the time it occurred. Daniel, who is also the Deputy Chairman, South, PDP Presidential Campaign Council, expressed his feeling during a condolence visit to the Lagos home of the late Fasehun. Fasehun, founder and leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) died at about 1am, Saturday at the intensive care unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital Ikeja (LASUTH). He was…

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