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ICRC set to concession Lagos lighter terminals

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THE management of the Infrastructure Concession and Regulatory Commission, ICRC is presently working round the clock to complete the concessioning of the phase one and two of the Kirikiri lighter terminals in Lagos.  Director General of the Council, Mallam Aminu Diko disclosed this in Lagos during a tour of some port...

N3.6 TRILLION RAIL CONTRACT BYPASSES FEC APPROVAL

3 years ago /

House of Representatives committee in an interim report has revealed that the N3.6 trillion ($12 billion) standard coastal railway line contract awarded before the 2015 elections did not follow regulations guiding contract award. The government of former President Goodluck Jonathan awarded the contract to the Chinese construction giant, CCECC. The rail...

FG to establish mobile courts on violators of speed limit

3 years ago /

The federal government is establishing two hundred mobile courts to try violators of the speed limit by vehicles as from the first of April, 2016. Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi stated this on Monday in Abuja when speaking with reporters on emergency measures to mitigate...

Bayelsa communities clash with Shell over contract agreement

3 years ago /

Twelve aggrieved oil producing communities in Bayelsa State have threatened to shut down operations of Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, over the company’s handling of its relationship with the host communities, according to a report by Vanguard. In a communique after a meeting attended by all the Community Development Committee, CDC,...

I lose at least $1m every year, serving as a Minister – Ibe Kachikwu

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Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, the current Minister of state for Petroleum Resources, says he loses at least $1 million every year as a result of his decision to serve in the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari. He said this on Sunday, in Abuja when he appeared before the House of Representatives’ Ad-Hoc...

Nigeria air force visits DAAR communication

3 years ago /

The Nigerian air force, NAF says there is need for stronger media collaboration in the fight against boko-haram insurgency in the north east of the country. The just appointed director of public relations and information of the air force, group captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, said this on thursday in abuja during a...

NCAA SUSPENDS BRISTOW

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The Nigerian civil aviation authority (NCAA) has suspended the operation of bristow helicopters limited’s sikorsky s-76c + type,following Wednesday’s crash in Lagos. The helicopter ditched inside the high sea at about 10am on Wednesday with 11 passengers including 2 crewmembers on board.   It is the same sikorsky s-76c + type helicopter also...

House of Rep recommend N50,000 fine for offending road users

3 years ago /

The House of Representatives committee on the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC commenced public hearing on moves to review penalties prescribed for traffic offences on Monday. The committee will also review the non-enforcement of the condition for the establishment, registration and operation of driving schools by the FRSC. The Chairman of the...

 

APC National Chairman calls for the completion of east-west road

3 years ago /

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, John Odigie-Oyegun has called on the minister of Niger Delta affairs, Usani Usani to give priority to the completion of the east-west road project in the Niger Delta region. Odigie-Oyegun made the call on Tuesday when he received the minister at the party’s...

Nigerian Navy intercepts 41 illegal migrants in Calabar

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The Eastern Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy in Calabar Thursday intercepted ship AV Agamba 41 illegal migrants who had come in from Gabon at the Shoreline jetty in the Cross River State capital. Also on board the ship were 183 Nigerians. Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral Atiku...

Lack of role models reasons why youths vandalise pipeline – Chibudom

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Former Deputy Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives Chibudom Nwuche says the involvement of Niger Delta youths in pipeline vandalism arises, to some extent, from the absence of role models for many of them. Chibudom Nwuche is now calling on the federal government and other socializing agents to encourage the emergence...

Nigeria to embrace renewable energy to tackle economic challenges – Ibe kachikwu

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The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Ibe kachikwu says, for Nigeria to overcome its energy challenges, the country must embrace renewable energy. Kachikwu disclosed this on the sidelines of the world future energy summit currently in Abu Dhabi, United...

FRSC to reduce road accidents by 15% in 2016

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The Federal Road Safety Commission in Nigeria says in 2016, it will focus on reducing road traffic accidents by 15 percent and fatality by 25 percent. The Corps Marshal of FRSC, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi stated this while addressing journalists on the 2015 end of year activities and the 2016 Strategic Goals...

Protesting drivers block Okene-Abuja highway after police kill conductor over N100 bribe

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Protest erupted Wednesday night after a police officer allegedly shot a lorry conductor to death at a checkpoint in Ozara village in Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State. A witness, who gave his name as Bashiru, told Premium Times that the incident occurred at about 10pm after a lorry conductor...

Lagos to ban ‘Danfo’ buses from plying Broad Street, Apongbon

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Commercial buses in Lagos State, otherwise known as Danfo, will soon be barred from operating on Broad Street and Apongon.Special Adviser to Governor Akinwumi Ambode on Central Business District (CBD), Agboola Dabiri made the disclosure on Wednesday.“You must have observed that the traffic within Apongbon from Broad Street has been...

NNPC to publish list of petrol receiving petrol stations

3 years ago /

NNPC to publish list of petrol receiving petrol stations The Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has started publishing trucks and the petrol stations receiving fuel in a bid to ensure effective monitoring, according to reports by Vanguard. Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue, Managing Director, PPMC,...

NLC set to protest fuel subsidy removal

3 years ago /

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is set to protest the looming removal of fuel subsidy proposed by the federal government, calling all its state councils and affiliate unions to get ready. This was revealed in a statement by the General Secretary of the NLC, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, on Tuesday, where he...

Navy destroys illegal refineries, stolen oil

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The Nigerian Navy, in an operation executed by high-ranking officers from the Nigerian Naval Ship, NNS DELTA, on Bennet Island and in Kantu community, among other places in the Warri South and the Warri South-West local government areas of the state, has destroyed illegal refineries, as well as 8,000 metric...

FG slashes fuel price by 50 Kobo

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The federal government yesterday reduced the pump price of petrol from N87 to N86.50k per litre with effect from January 1, 2016. The announcement was made yesterday by The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency’s (PPPRA) that there will be a 50 koko reduction in the pump price. Starting from January 1,...

Road crashes reduced by 33 per cent during Christmas—FRSC

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The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), has said that road crashes across the country was reduced by 33 per cent during the Christmas period. This is contained in a statement signed by the Head, Media Relations and Strategy, FRSC, Mr Bisi Kazeem, made available to Newsmen on Monday in Abuja. He said...


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