NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [19 JULY, 2018].

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Buhari govt confused, incompetent to stem killings, says Obasanjo
Thu, 19 Jul 2018

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has again attacked the Federal Government, stating that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is incompetent and incapable of addressing the killings and poverty in the country.

He argued that the administration was confused and had reached the end of its tether while the nation was being left perilously to drift.

Instead of proffering solutions, the former leader said the government had been wringing its hands and “giving one unrighteous and unacceptable justification after the other.”

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Obasanjo said this in a letter read on his behalf at a one-day national summit on insecurity and killings in Nigeria convened by the Northern Elders Forum, Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Pan Niger Delta Forum on Wednesday in Abuja.

The ex-President, who was represented by a former governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, noted that Buhari was, by his action and inaction, doing a lot of harm to the nation’s commonwealth and heritage.

In the letter which was addressed to the NEF Chairman, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, the retired general recalled the discussion he had with the elder statesman about the danger to the nation’s democracy when he hosted him (Ango) in Abeokuta some weeks ago.

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Obasanjo said, “When you kindly paid me a visit a couple of weeks ago, we deliberated on the danger to our democracy, our common identity, our commonality of purpose, our dream and our unity in diversity.

“We lamented the harm that the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, by his action and inaction, has done and is doing to our commonwealth and our common heritage.”

The Owu chief added that the nation had never been so divided along religious and regional lines as being witnessed today.

“The obvious indication is that the government is seemingly confused and has got to the end of its tether and the nation is being left divisively and perilously to drift.

“Earlier last week, I noted in a speech some undesirable elements being allowed and being introduced to our democracy by this administration. If these are not stopped, they could be the death knell of our democracy,” he stressed.

The elder statesman, however, expressed hope that in spite of the unfortunate situation created by the government, his consultations with people had given him hope.

“People are not ready to give up in despair and leave their fate and their present and future in the hands of inept leadership for their lives to be ruined. I see common concern across the nation irrespective of tribe, religion, language and social standing that the situation should be retrieved and the nation should be saved,” he stated.

The former President admonished the elders to continue with the dialogue which he said was necessary to clear misgivings, misunderstanding, misperception, misrepresentation, erroneous beliefs and outdated ideas and concepts.

‘Only visionary leaders can save Nigeria’

Other speakers at the summit including Abdullahi, Ohanaeze President, Chief John Nwodo, PANDEF leader, Chief Edwin Clark and the Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, called for measures to address the security and economic situation in the country.

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Clark noted that Nigerians were living in poverty, corruption and inequity, adding that state governors who hitherto had no class had created one for themselves.

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Thugs set Melayes completed constituency project ablaze
Thu, 19 Jul 2018

Suspected thugs, on Wednesday, set ablaze the constituency project that was to be inaugurated by the Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye.

The projects include the Government Girls Secondary School, Sarkin-Noma, in Lokoja, the state capital and LGEA Primary School, Lokogoma, also in Lokoja.

While that of Sarkin-Noma was burnt, that of LGEA had its windows, ceiling fans, and classrooms’s blackboards damaged.

Both facilities are parts of the projects located across the seven local governments slated for inauguration on Wednesday.

Senator Dino Melaye was said to be on his way to the inauguration when the news was broken to him and he was said to be disappointed but vowed to still go ahead with the inauguration.

Meanwhile, the Kogi State Government condemned in strong terms the burning of Melaye’s constituency project.

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The Director General, Media and Publicity to the state governor, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, who spoke on behalf of the government during an assessment tour of the burnt facility, also said the state government had directed security operatives to fish out the arsonists.

Fanwo said, “The government condemns the incident. Education is the leading thematic area of the state government and so we will not allow any elements to derail it.

“Irrespective of who is doing the project, the fund is from the government. So whether it is the executive or legislative, such projects should rather be applauded and not destroyed.”

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Robbery suspects charmed SARS operatives to escape from custody
Thu, 19 Jul 2018

The two robbery suspects, Bukola Adeoye and Rotimi Adeyeye, who allegedly escaped from the custody of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Ondo State Police Command, Akure were alleged to have charmed the officers on duty to escape.

PUNCH Metro had reported that suspects were arrested for robbery in Akure some weeks ago and were kept in the custody of SARS, but later escaped with handcuffs.

A girlfriend of one of the suspects, Loveth Ogbu, who was arrested by the police, told our correspondent at the command headquarters, Akure, on Wednesday that she never knew her boyfriend was a robber.

Ogbu was paraded alongside five other robbery suspects who were alleged to be members of Adeyeye and Adeoye’s gang.

Ogbu, a beer parlour operator, said she used to live with Adeyeye in Akure and when she asked her boyfriend what he did for a living, he threatened to kill her if she told anybody.

She said, “I am Rotimi’s (Adeyeye) girlfriend. We lived together in the Ijoka area of Akure. I did not know that he was an armed robber until he was arrested by policemen. The policemen told me that he and his friend, Bukola ( Adeoye ) were armed robbers.

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“When they were in police custody, his elder brother, Barrister, gave two of them juju (charm) to use on the policemen on duty. He also helped them to remove the handcuffs after they escaped.

“They used the juju on the policemen at the SARS so that they could escape. The policemen on duty were hypnotised, so they were able to escape.”

However, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Gbenga Adeyanju , who paraded the suspects, said Adeyeye and Adeoye, after escaping from the SARS custody, moved to Ore in the Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State, “where they continued their criminal activities.”

He further stated that it was Adeyeye’s lover, Ogbu that assisted the police to know the whereabouts of the two robbery suspects.

The commissioner explained that when they went to the hideout, the suspects engaged policemen in a shootout and Adeoye was shot, while Adeyeye escaped again.

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2019 polls funds: PDP, senators oppose Buharis request for virement
Thu, 19 Jul 2018

The Peoples Democratic Party has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of seeking what it described as surreptitious ploys to frustrate the conduct of the 2019 general elections.

Buhari, in a letter he wrote to the National Assembly on Tuesday, requested a total virement of N228.8bn, largely allocated to new projects “inserted” in the 2018 budget by the National Assembly to offset part of the proposed cost of funding the 2019 general elections.

Election funding is to gulp N242.4bn. The total cost for the inserted projects in the 2018 budget is N578.3bn.

However, the President wants the N228.8bn vired from the money, an indication that many of the projects would suffer the fate of lack of funding and execution.

Condemning Buhari, Nigeria’s main opposition party, the PDP, alleged that the President was frustrating the 2019 elections because he had allegedly been told that he would lose his re-election bid.

The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, asked Nigerians and the international community to note that “this request is a deliberate plot to inject disagreements in the polity, cause confusion in the electoral system and set the stage for a political crisis capable of frustrating the conduct of the elections.”

Ologbondiyan added that Buhari ought to know that the request was against the Constitution.

He said, “Mr President is aware that his request is in no way in consonant with constitutional provisions and extant rules guiding legislative virement of funds already meant for constituency development projects, yet he sent same to the National Assembly.

“If Mr President meant well for the nation and had no ulterior motives, he should have sent a fresh supplementary budget to the National Assembly for whatever amount he seeks for INEC, instead of seeking for a controversial virement.”

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He, therefore, asked the President to follow the rules and immediately submit a fresh supplementary budget or seek other legitimate ways and means, which he said must be devoid of bottlenecks, to finance the election.

Also, senators, who spoke to The PUNCH in separate interviews on Wednesday, opposed the President’s request for virement.

The lawmakers said they would kick against it during consideration at the Senate. The lawmakers who spoke were drawn from different political parties and geopolitical zones.

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Katsina flooding: Another corpse recovered in Niger Republic
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Olaide Oyelude, Katsina Another corpse of a victim of Sunday overnight flooding at Jibiya, Katsina State has been found in the neighbouring Niger Republic. The Executive Secretary of Katsina state Emergency Agency, Dr Aminu Waziri, made the disclosure Wednesday evening in a telephone interview. He said the corpse which was that of a woman, was []
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FG cancels FEC meeting again, silent on reason
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Federal Government on Wednesday put off the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council. The meeting holds every Wednesday at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the meeting while Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo steps in whenever the President is not available. As of Wednesday, Buhari []
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Police parade suspected Chibok girls abductors, others
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Kayode Idowu, Maiduguri Four years after the 276 schoolgirls were abducted from their hostel at the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents, the Police on Wednesday paraded eight men allegedly involved in the crime. The eight persons were paraded alongside 14 others for alleged terrorism. Parading the suspects before journalists, the []
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APC lawmakers reject adjournment, to resume duties
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The All Progressives Congress members in the Ekiti State House of Assembly have threatened to resume legislative work despite the adjournment till October 8. Describing the long adjournment as illegal and not in the interest of the people, the three members said they would resume legislative duties. The APC Assembly members []
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We have facts on how election was rigged PDP
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
John Alechenu and Olusola Fabiyi The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has said that it has what it called facts on how the last Saturdays governorship election was allegedly rigged in Ekiti State. It said members of its National Working Committee met in Abuja on Tuesday, where they received and reviewed all facts []
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Adeboye visits Plateau IDPs
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Friday Olokor, Jos The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God on Wednesday donated relief materials to the Internally Displaced Persons in the Barkin-Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State. They were displaced following attacks and killings by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Relief materials and assorted food items donated to the displaced included 31 []
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LASG warns revenue collectors against corruption
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Sesan Olufowobi The Lagos State Government on Wednesday warned local government revenue collection officers against corruption, saying anyone caught diverting money would be punished. The Chairman, Local Government Service Commission, Babatunde Rotinwa, gave the warning at the inauguration of 2018 Certificate Course in Local Government Administration at the Public Service Staff Development Centre, Magodo. Rotinwa []
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Buhari’s team, APC offer opposition parties N50m ‘ADC
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
John Alechenu, Abuja The African Democratic Congress has alleged that the All Progressives Congress and the President Muhammadu Buhari team are offering opposition parties N50m to compromise them. The National Chairman of the ADC, Ralphs Nwosu, said this in his welcome address at a meeting with a team of officials of the National Democratic Institute []
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2019: Saraki, Secondus, Lamido, Baraje, others in secret talks
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Success Nwogu, Ilorin The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki; the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus; and a presidential aspirant of the PDP, Alhaji Sule Lamido, on Wednesday, held a private meeting in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, had on Tuesday said it was premature for []
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Osun APC chiefs allege plot to manipulate gov primary
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Femi Makinde, Osogbo One of the governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress in Osun State, Mr Kunle Adegoke, has accused the Osun State Government of planning to manipulate the party’s governorship primary election in favour of the Chief of Staff to the governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola. The aspirant, who is a Lagos-based lawyer, rejected []
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Fulani not responsible for killings, says Islamic scholar
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Armstrong Bakam Bauchi An Islamic scholar in Bauchi, Sheikh Dahiru Usman, has said it is wrong to accuse the Fulani of the killings in some parts of the country. Dahiru, who was fielding questions from newsmen on Wednesday in Bauchi, also said the killings had no religious coloration. He said, Fulani are not new and []
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APC postpones Osun primary
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Femi Makinde, Osogbo The All Progressives Congress has announced the postponement of its governorship primary for Osun State slated to hold on Thursday, July 19. The Director of Media and Strategy of the APC in Osun State, Mr Kunle Oyatomi, said this in a telephone interview with our correspondent in Osogbo on Wednesday. He said, []
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APC postpones Osun primary
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Femi Makinde, Osogbo The All Progressives Congress has announced the postponement of its governorship primary for Osun State slated to hold on Thursday, July 19. The Director of Media and Strategy of the APC in Osun State, Mr Kunle Oyatomi, said this in a telephone interview with our correspondent in Osogbo on Wednesday. He said, []
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Fayemi receives certificate of return from INEC
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The Ekiti State Governor-elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Wednesday, received his Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission. The National Commissioner in charge of Oyo, Ekiti and Osun states, Prince Adedeji Soyebi, presented the certificate to him at a ceremony held at the states INEC office in Ado-Ekiti, the []
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Issa Aremu declares bid for Kwara governorship
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Success Nwogu, Ilorin A prominent labour leader, Issa Aremu, on Wednesday, declared to contest the Kwara State Governor seat on the platform of the Labour Party during the 2019 general elections. He lamented what he referred to as the lack of development and bad governance in the state. Speaking in Ilorin on the sidelines of []
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Reps probe award of pipeline surveillance contracts by Agip
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
John Ameh, Abuja The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, resolved to investigate the alleged award of pipeline surveillance contracts in Bayelsa State by the Nigerian Agip Oil Company in breach of the Presidential Amnesty Programme agreement. It also passed a separate resolution to probe the sale of mint naira notes in many locations across the []
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It’s tough to evaluate monetary value of criminal cases ‘ Fashola
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Oladimeji Ramon The convener of ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards, Lere Fashola, says the difficulty in evaluating the monetary value of criminal cases is one reason the award, which celebrates outstanding Nigerian law firms and practitioners, keeps its focus on commercial law practitioners. He explained that the sole aim of the award is to reward lawyers []
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INEC laments vote-buying in election
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission has expressed displeasure over the open buying of votes in the recently concluded Ekiti State governorship election won by the All Progressives Congress. This was contained in a communiqu issued after a meeting of Resident Electoral Commissioners from all the states and the Federal Capital Territory. According []
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African judiciary workers commit to effective justice delivery
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja Judiciary workers from various African countries, under the aegis of Confederation of African Judiciary Workers Union, have resolved to advocate the entrenchment of the principle of separation of powers, judiciary reforms and contribute to the effective justice delivery in their various countries. This is contained in a communiqu jointly signed by the []
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Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Ade Adesomoju and Godwin Isenyo A former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu, is dead, the incumbent CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, confirmed it on Wednesday. Katsina-Alu, born on August 28, 1941, was aged 76. The deceased, who hailed from Ushongo in Benue State, was the CJN from December 30, 2009, to August 28, 2011. []
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PDP loses case, to pay Modu-Sheriff wasted cost
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Oladimeji Ramon The Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday lost its bid to relist an appeal it filed to challenge the decision of the Federal High Court in Lagos which validated the Adebayo Dayo-led PDP executives in Ogun State. The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal dismissed PDP’s application to relist the appeal and awarded []
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Buhari urged to check capital flight through external auditing
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Chartered Institute of Forensic and Investigative Auditors of Nigeria has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the bill establishing the body into law in order to check capital flight resulting from payments to foreign forensic auditors by different Ministries, Departments and Agencies. At a press briefing in Abuja on Wednesday, the []
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World Bank earmarks $4m for Kwara health sector
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Success Nwogu, Ilorin The World Bank has earmarked the sum of $4m to strengthen health care service delivery in Kwara State. The Head of World Banks Health in Africa Initiative, Prof. Khama Rogo, disclosed this during the inauguration of the Kwara Health Insurance scheme in Ilorin, capital of the state on Wednesday. Rogo, who is []
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Ortom is not leaving APC ‘ Official
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Suleiman Wambai, North-Central National Vice Chairman of All Progressives Congress, said Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State is not leaving the party. Wambaitold newsmen on Wednesday in Lafia that thegovernor has not officially written to the party about his intention to leave He said that despite the lack of any form of communication by the []
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Buhari expects more foreign investments from Holland
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday rounded off his official visit to the Netherlands with a meeting with members of staff of the Nigerian Embassy and their family members before departing for Abuja. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President thanked the members []
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Illegal deductions: CBN returns N65bn to bank customers
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Theophilus Onojeghen, Warri The Central Bank of Nigeria says it has recovered over N65bn from commercial banks in the country for wrongful deductions and charges from customers’ deposits and other transactions in the last six years. The Acting Director, Corporate Communications, CBN, Mr Isaac Okorafor, stated this on Wednesday on the sidelines of a two-day []
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Oyo poly workers begin indefinite strike
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The academic and non-academic staff of Ibarapa Polytechnic on Wednesday began an indefinite strike to protest the non-payment of their salaries by the Oyo State Government. The workers, under the aegis of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics and Non-Academic Staff Union, said that apart from the non-payment of their salaries, they []
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Benue APC publicity secretary resigns from party
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
The Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Benue State, Mr. Agbo Terkula, has resigned both his membership of the party and the position he occupied. In a letter of resignation dated Wednesday, July, 2018, addressed to the state chairman of the party, Terkula claimed that the APC-controlled Federal Government did not represent the []
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FG unveils new national carrier, Nigeria Air, targets 81 routes
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Okechukwu Nnodim and Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Federal Government on Wednesday unveiled the branding and livery for the new national carrier, Nigeria Air, and stated that the airline would be inaugurated at the end of this year. According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Aviation in Abuja, the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator []
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Male infertility: An ignored possibility (2)
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Oladapo Ashiru Sperm testing is not without its attending issues. For example, sperm count that is below average can result from testing a sperm sample that was taken too soon after the last ejaculation or after an illness or stressful event. Also, testing a sample that did not contain all of the ejaculated semen, due []
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DoctorNow wins PharmAccess Innovative Healthcare Service Provider award
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Innovative healthcare social media technology application, DoctorNow, has won the PharmAccess Innovative Healthcare Service Provider of the Year award. The award is one of the categories in the recently concluded 2018 Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Awards event. An elated Olumoyowa Kolade, who spoke on the ingenuity DoctorNow has brought to healthcare delivery service in Nigeria, said, []
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Nigeria loses N72bn to gas flaring in three months
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Femi Asu Oil and gas companies operating in the country flared a total of 85.81 billion standard cubic feet of natural gas in the first three months of the year, causing the country an estimated loss of N72.41bn. Data obtained by our correspondent from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation showed that 31.68 billion scf of []
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Delayed LNG projects eroding Nigerias market share Abazie
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
The Chairman, Strides Group, Moritz Abazie, in this interview with FEMI ASU, says the delay in taking final investment decisions on various Liquefied Natural Gas projects has started eroding the nations market share in the global market There has been steady increase in prices of crude oil in recent months. How has this impacted on []
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Senate okays N348bn subsidy payment to oil marketers
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate has approved the payment of subsidy claims totalling N348bn to oil marketing companies based on a request by President Muhammadu Buhari. The approval was made at the plenary on Wednesday following the adoption of the interim report by the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) on ‘Promissory Note Programme and Bond []
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NPSC chair: Lagos lawmaker hails Smiths appointment
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe The senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Gbenga Ashafa, has hailed the appointment of a former Inspector General of Police, Musiliu Smith, as the chairman of the Nigeria Police Service Commission. Ashafa said Smith would bring about the necessary reforms needed to transform the police. Ashafa, according to a statement on Wednesday, stated []
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Shun Ponzi schemes, SEC warns Nigerians
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt The Securities and Exchange Commission has warned Nigerians to shun fraudsters and Ponzi scheme managers that attract unsuspecting customers with huge, but unrealistic returns. The Acting Director-General, SEC, Ms Mary Uduk, urged Nigerians to stay away from fake financial experts who would promise to double their money within a short time. []
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Is Nigerias economy still vulnerable to oil price shocks
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Mr. Shina Amao (Chairman, Stallion Energy Resources Limited) I am very optimistic about the future of oil and gas in Nigeria and I will tell you why. Number one reason is that we have a dynamic human resource of highly skilled energy professionals and thats very good. The second reason is that we have oil []
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US companies invest $1.3bn in Nigeria
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Ife Ogunfuwa United States of America’s companies operating in Nigeria invested $1.3bn in the economy in 2017, a survey by the American Business Council has shown. The investment, according to the council, generated over N2.6tn revenue for the 74 American companies that participated in the survey. These are contained in the economic survey of the []
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Eating fish during pregnancy may outweigh mercury risk
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Dayo Ojerinde A new study has noted that pregnant women who form the habit of eating fish every week stand the chance of benefitting the brains of their future children and reducing the latters risk of having early symptoms of autism. Scientists in Spain followed about 2,000 mothers and their children, beginning in the mothers []
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Senate probes Kachikwu, DPR over oil lease renewal
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate has resolved to investigate Nigeria’s imminent loss of $10bn to illegal discounts and rebates granted by Federal Government officials in the process of oil and gas lease renewal. Adopting a motion moved at the plenary on Wednesday titled: ‘Irregularities in the Ongoing Oil and Gas Lease Renewal and Massive Loss []
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LASG seeks support for SMEs development
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Sesan Olufowobi The Lagos State Government has said the activities of Nigerian Small and Medium Enterprises need to be projected to attract the business world. The government noted that the interest of investors in SMEs would provide relief for the country from overdependence on exportation of crude oil. The Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, []
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Wema Bank grows half-year profit to N1.83bn
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Feyisayo Popoola Wema Bank Plc has reported a profit before tax of N1.83bn for the first half of the year. The bank said in a statement on Wednesday that its profit before tax grew by 27.44 per cent to N1.83bn in the first half of 2018 from N1.43bn in the same period of 2017. It []
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PIGB’ll enforce drilling of oil blocks ‘ Ex-DPR director
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Petroleum Industry Governance Bill will help to enforce the effective drilling of oil blocks in Nigeria and reduce the number of blocks that are not operating in the oil and gas sector, a former Director, Department of Petroleum Resources, Osten Olorunsola, has said. According to him, the PIGB has a philosophy []
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Cameroons anglophone crisis hits palm oil, cocoa production
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
The crisis in anglophone Cameroon is damaging the Southwest Regions economy, with palm oil plantations closing and the cocoa trade tumbling, an NGO report said Wednesday. The Southwest Region faces almost daily clashes between the army and separatists in a conflict that originated mainly in Cameroons second anglophone area, the Northwest Region. The state-run palm []
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British man plots to kill Prime Minister Theresa May
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
A British man was found guilty on Wednesday of a plot to kill Prime Minister Theresa May. He was caught by first detonating an explosive device to get into her Downing Street Office and then using a knife or a gun to attack her. Naaimur Rahman, 20, of North London, was convicted at the Old []
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