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Group Managing Director NNPC Maikanti Baru has said about 700,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil were deferred in 2016 due to pipeline sabotage. He said this in Abuja on Wednesday in a statement by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu. Baru said the sabotage brought Nigeria’s production down to
The Nigerian Army says it is not directly involved in ongoing operation to restore law and order in Oyibo Local Government Area of Rivers State. Spokesman of the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, said this in Port Harcourt on Thursday. Iliyasu said the army only assisted the police on

Naira weakens to 367/dollar

The naira weakened to 367 per United States dollar at the parallel market on Wednesday, after closing flat at 365/dollar in the past one week. This was despite a $250m injection into the foreign exchange market by the Central Bank of Nigeria on Monday. A breakdown of Monday’s intervention indicated that the wholesale sector was

Melaye Appeals Court Judgement On Recall Process

The lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial district, Senator Dino Melaye, has filed an appeal against the court judgement that granted the continuation of his recall exercise. This comes two days after Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court in Abuja ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to continue with the process of recalling
The EFCC, on Wednesday confirmed that plans were in place to extradite a former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Several Nigerians have called for her extradition from the UK, after different corruption allegations were levelled against her. Properties worth billions of Naira linked to her have since been forfeited to the federal government, many permanently. Speaking

Resident Doctors Suspend Strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended the strike action it embarked upon a week ago, after hours of a secret meeting with the Minister of Health. The group’s president elect, Chinaka Ugochukwu, announced the suspension in Abuja. He also gave assurances that details about the decisions will be made public by the
The Nigerian Army says it is saddened by news of an attack on journalists by some persons suspected to be military personnel in Umuahia on Tuesday morning. According to the spokesman of the Nigerian Army 14 Brigade, Ohafia, Major Oyegoke Gbadamosi, the military high command will investigate the cause of the incident. Journalists allege that
Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo says progress, peace and development can only be achieved through positive dialogue and interaction between the people and government. Speaking at a town hall meeting in Igbokoda, Ondo State, Osinbajo stated that the sum of six hundred million naira has been paid to provide electricity for oil producing communities
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has revealed plans on issues which Nigeria will be presenting during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) set to hold in New York, next week. Onyeama said in Abuja that terrorism and repatriation of stolen funds will form the core of the country’s agenda at the UNGA, adding
Barely one week after over nineteen people were killed in Ancha village, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau state by suspected Fulani herdsmen, fresh reactions are trailing the incident with many residents calling on the state Governor, Simon Lalong to stop further attacks in the state. Correspondent JAMES ABRAHAM reports that a cross section of