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Ministerial List: How Fashola Signifies a Saving Grace

By Johnson Eze Raji Fashola The reappointment of immediate past Power, Works and Housing minister and former Lagos State governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola, may never have come to many as a surprise. This is obviously so in view of his antecedents, which evidently point to his habit of success as highlighted in this piece. He […]

Nigeria Remains Committed To OPEC Production Agreement -Kyari

Kyari, NNPC GMD Nigeria says it remains committed to production adjustments agreement under the Declaration of Cooperation (DoC) reached between member countries of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Non-OPEC Countries. Nigeria’s representatives on the OPEC Economic Commission Board and Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Malam Mele Kyari, made this […]

NNPC And China Boost Partnership In Crude Production

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and China National Offshore Oil Corporation have restated their commitment to work together to improve the petroleum industry in both countries. Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mele Kyari, disclosed this when the Executive Vice President of CNOOC, Mr Lu Yan Ji, paid him a visit in Abuja, on Thursday. Spokesperson […]

Senate Names Chairpersons for Standing Committees

By Sunday Ochai Ahmad Lawan, President of the Senate The Nigerian Senate yesterday named the chairpersons for the Senate’s 69 standing committees. The announcement was made by the Senate Presiden, Sen Ahmad Lawan in plenary shortly after the lawmakers unanimously voted to embark on the Senate’s annual recess. As expected, some senators loyal to the […]

Police Recruitment: 80,724 candidates Shortlisted for aptitude test

Musiliu Smith, Chairman PSC The Police Service Commission says that 80,724 candidates have been shortlisted nationwide for aptitude test for recruitment into the Constable cadre of Police. A statement by the Head of Press and Public Relations in the commission, Ikechukwu Ani, in Abuja on Tuesday said the aptitude test had been slated for August […]

There’s No Secret Account In NNPC –Kyari

Mallam Mele Kyari, GMD of NNPC The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari says the corporation has no secret accounts that breaches the Treasury Single Account (TSA). Kyari disclosed this when he received the Chairman and members of the special Presidential Investigative Panel for the Recovery of […]

Bogoro, Institutional Reforms and Paradigm Shift at TETFUND

By Omoba Kenneth Aigbegbele, Prof Suleiman Bogoro, Executive Secretary, TETFUND The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) is an interventionist agency of the Federal Government charged with the responsibility and mandate of supporting public tertiary educational institutions with essential physical infrastructure for teaching and learning, instructional materials and equipment, grants for research and publication and academic […]

BREAKING: House of Representatives names committee chairpersons

By Sunday Ochai   Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker, House of Representatives The House of Representatives has named chairpersons for the various house standing committees. This Speaker of the House, Rt Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila made the announcement in Thursday plenary. The standing committees were also increased from 96 to 109. The decision to increase the committees was […]

Gana’s Agro-Rangers Initiative: A Stitch in Time

Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, CG, NSCDC As a result of the initiative by the Commandant-General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu few years ago and the implementation to the letter by the management of NSCDC and other sister security agencies in the North, cattle rustling has been a thing of […]