Category: National/Politics

Customs Unveils 18 Creeks Patrol Boats to Curb Smuggling

As part of measures to sustain the fight against smuggling, the Nigeria Customs Service unveiled 18 patrol boats to curb the activities of smugglers using the creeks and waterways as safe haven for their illegal trade. The Comptroller General of Customs Col. Hameed Ali during the unveiling of the boats in Port Harcourt on Thursday,…

Soot: Wike Orders LGA Chairmen To Destroy All Illegal Refinery Sites

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has ordered all the 23 Local Government Area Chairmen to hire bulldozers and destroy every identified illegal crude oil bunkering and artisanal refinery sites in Rivers State. The governor has also asked the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Eboka Friday to provide adequate security for the Local Government Area chairmen as…

Dangote Refinery to Reduce Africa’s Petroleum Importation by 36%, says APPO

African Petroleum Producers Organisation (APPO) has said that the establishment of Dangote Oil Refinery will bring about a 36 per cent reduction in the importation of petroleum productions into the continent. Besides, the organisation expressed a belief that the success of Dangote Refinery project could incentivise the rise of similar projects across Africa despite the…

Electoral Bill: Senate Approves Direct, Indirect or Consensus for Party Primaries

The Senate on Wednesday re-amended the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021, passed by the National Assembly on November 18, 2021. The chamber in Clause 84(2) of the report approved direct, indirect primaries or consensus as procedure for the nomination of candidates by political parties for the various elective positions. It also approved the recommended Clause…

Senate Will Expedite Action On Electoral Bill – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has assured that the chamber would expedite action on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill having concluded all consultations on the President’s response. Lawan gave the hint on Tuesday in an address delivered at the start of plenary to welcome Senators back from the Christmas and New Year break. He…

PDP Will Definitely Produce Nigeria’s Next President – Ayu

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyorchia Ayu has urged Nigerians to keep faith with the party that is poised to produce the next president of the country. He maintained that the current inept rule of the All Progressive Congress (APC) led Federal Government, which has pulled the country backwards economically has…

Dangote Advocates Unity, Cooperation among Africans to Get Global Recognition

President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has charged African leaders and citizens to be united in the promotion of the continent’s intrinsic greatness through improved trade relations amongst African countries. Speaking at the formal launch of the Pan-African Payment & Settlement System (PAPSS), which is a centralised payment and settlement infrastructure platform for intra-African trade…

Lagos to Divert Traffic on Dopemu Road, Agege for Three Months

The Lagos State Government has announced the diversion of traffic on Dopemu Road in Agege by 10:00 pm on Friday 21st January, 2022 for the rehabilitation and upgrade of Babajide Sanwo-Olu Road for duration of three months. A statement signed on Sunday by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, explained that, the repair works…

Buhari Assures On Timely Delivery of Sagamu-Benin, Lagos-Ibadan Expressways

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday inaugurated five key projects in Ogun State, assuring Nigerians that two major Federal roads under construction, the Sagamu-Benin Expressway and the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, would be commissioned before the end of 2022. Addressing residents of the State, the President heaped praises on Governor Dapo Abiodun, for delivering visionary and trail-blazing projects…

2021 Recruitment: Police Extends Online Registration by 10 Days

The Nigeria Police Force has extended the online registration in the ongoing 2021 recruitment exercise for interested and eligible Nigerians into the service of the Nigeria Police Force as Police Constables to Saturday, January 22, 2022. The Police Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, who made this known in a statement on Wednesday stated that…