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NATIONAL PARK

CG of National Park Service Hosts Editorial Board Members of SI Magazine

The Conservator General (CG) of National Park Service, l. M. Goni, yesterday July 12, 2018 received the Editorial Board members of Search Inwards (SI) Magazine at its headquarters in Abuja on a courtesy visit. In her remarks, the founder and Editor-in-Chief of SI Magazine, Hajiya Khadijah Abdullahi-Iya, who led the team said they were at the service headquarters to identify and seek for collaboration with the service in the area of publicity to create awareness on the activities of the Park service. She added that conservation and environmental issues are under-reported compared to other sectors in the country. The CG ...
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MOSOP Urges Buhari To End Military Occupation In Ogoni

Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has condemned the activities of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to end military occupation of Ogoni farmlands. MOSOP also condemned alleged continual violation of the rights of Ogoni people by Nigerian soldiers attached to Shell and insisted that the multinational oil firm and the military want the natives to die in droves. Publicity Secretary of MOSOP, Fegalo Nsuke, in a statement issued yesterday, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, claimed that Ogoni women and farmers were harassed and prevented from accessing their farmlands. Nsuke said: “MOSOP ...
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Power Sector Loss Rises By 13% In 1week As Inadequate Gas Persists

The nation’s power sector lost a total of N10.7 billion in the first week of July 2018, showing an increase of 13 per cent compared with N9.3 billion recorded in the last week of June 2018. A report obtained by Vanguard from the office of the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, attributed the development to insufficient gas supply as well as poor distribution and transmission infrastructure. It stated: “On July 11, 2018, average power sent out was 3,935MWh/hour (up by 111.85MWh/h from the previous day). 2, 046.3MW was not generated due to non-availability of gas. “115MW was not generated due to ...
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For Nigerians To Be Free Citizens Of This Country Nigeria Must Be Restructured – Clark

Chief E. K. Clark, former Minister of Information, Senator of the Second Republic, National leader and convener of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF has said that for Nigerians to be free citizens of this country Nigeria must be restructured. Clark made this known in a goodwill message he ought to have presented at the Middle Belt mega-rally in Makurdi, Benue State on Monday but could not as their flight to Makurdi was allegedly aborted by the Nigerian Air Force, which denied the flight landing rights in the Benue State capital. E.K.-Clark Clark in the goodwill message titled: ‘The Liberty Of ...
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Dutch Firm Plans 400 Hectares Textile Park In Nigeria

A Dutch firm, Vlisco yesterday expressed readiness to invest on 400 hectares of land for the establishment of a textile park in the country. The representative of Vlisco Mr. David Suddens stated this on the sidelines of President Muhammadu Buhari’s official Visit to The Hague, Netherlands where he met with Chief Executive Officers of Dutch companies. This was contained in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on media and publicity, Chief Femi Adesina. Adesina in the statement said Mr. Hein Schumacher of FrieslandCampina described Nigeria as “a most important country to us,” adding that the conglomerate would ...
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PTDF To Deepen Capacity; Sponsors Nigerians To Germany, France, China

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund, PTDF, yesterday, disclosed that its decision to sponsor Nigerians to Germany, France and China was aimed at deepening capacity in the Nigerian petroleum industry. Dr. Bello Aliyu Gusau Executive Secretary Speaking at the induction programme for its 2018/2019 Overseas Scholarship Scheme, OSS, scholars in the MSc and PhD category, Executive Secretary of the PTDF, Mr. Bello Gusau, said the programme would ensure that in the near future, Nigerians take over all operations in the country’s petroleum industry. Gusau noted that the process of mobilizing the successful candidates to the three countries would begin this week, ...
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Great Benefits Await Nigeria In ACFTA Membership —Osinbajo

Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has given further indication that Nigeria will soon sign on to the African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA) as he praised the likely benefits of the agreement on Monday, Nigerian Tribune reports. Speaking at the 8th Presidential Quarterly Business Forum with focus on the Export Sector and a brief on the ACFTA, in Abuja, he stressed the advantage accruable to the country in the agreement. Nigeria had been reluctant to sign the agreement even though most African countries have done so. His remark followed President Muhammadu Buhari signal last week that consultations on the possibility of ...
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2019: Nigerians must elect a credible leader, say Bakare, Abiola, others

Lagos—AS the 2019 elections draw nearer, Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, yesterday, urged the media to play prominent roles towards enthroning a credible leader that will take Nigeria out of the socio-economic and political doldrums. Dr. Doyin Abiola, the wife of late Chief M.K.O Abiola, charged Nigerians not to allow what happened during the annulment of June 12, 1993, presidential election happen again. The duo spoke, yesterday, during the presentation of three books by international journalist and publisher of Ovation Magazine, Chief Dele Momodu, in Lagos. Lamenting the death of M.K.O. Abiola, the winner of ...
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APC govt intimidating judges ahead of elections — Obasanjo

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has accused the government of President Muhammadu Buhari of intimidating judges to do the bidding of ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, on election matters. Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo Obasanjo, who had been critical of Buhari for some time, also alleged that anti-graft agencies were being used to clamp down on the opposition. He spoke in Abuja at a colloquium to mark the 70th birthday of Mrs Josephine Anenih, former Minister for Women Affairs and Social Development. He said: “Some institutions created for normal administration and dispensation of justice, like EFCC, Independent Corrupt Practices and other ...
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Buhari Signs Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit Bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) Bill passed by the National Assembly last year. Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, disclosed this to State House correspondents in Abuja on Wednesday. He explained that the NFIU is the Nigerian arm of the global Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) which has been domiciled in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as an autonomous unit operating in the African Region. The unit has the duty to ensure a country’s compliance with international standards on matters bordering on money laundering ...
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