Governors May Challenge Petroleum Industry Act In Court

GOVERNORS MAY CHALLENGE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY ACT IN COURT The 36 State Governors will likely go to court to challenge the Petroleum Industry Act, due to their misgivings with some sections of the Act. According to reports, the governors had argued that the Petroleum Industry Act would deny the states their fair share from the Federation Account because it favoured the …

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Still Waiting For Start Of Eastern Railway Corridor

STILL WAITING FOR START OF EASTERN RAILWAY CORRIDOR BY DONS EZE On March 9, 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari performed the ground breaking ceremony of Eastern Railway Corridor rehabilitation in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, amidst mixed reactions stemming from the fact that the Eastern Railway corridor was to run on the obsolete narrow gauge track, while the Western Railway corridor and …

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Tinubu Loyalists Kick Against Christian Candidate In 2023

TINUBU LOYALISTS KICK AGAINST CHRISTIAN CANDIDATE IN 2023 Ahead of the 2023 general election, the Presidency in concert with the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are said to be considering a Christian from the Southern part of Nigeria as their presidential flagbearer. However, the proposal has not gone down well with loyalists of …

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2023: Five APC Power Blocks Battle For The Party

2023: FIVE APC POWER BLOCKS BATTLE FOR THE PARTY AT least five power blocs in the All Progressives Congress (APC) are reportedly digging in ferociously to fully control the structures of the party ahead of the February 18, 2023 presidential election. Findings showed that serving governors, their predecessors, senators and other major stakeholders in the party are involved in the …

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Banditry: Katsina State Residents To Bear Arms

BANDITRY: KATSINA STATE RESIDENTS TO BEAR ARMS Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has urged residents of the state in areas prone to activities of bandits to acquire weapons and defend themselves. Masari noted that it is morally wrong for people to submit cheaply to the bandits without any attempt to defend themselves, according to a statement by his Media …

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Prosecute ‘Repentant’ Boko Haram Terrorists – ACF

PROSECUTE ‘REPENTANT’ BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS – ACF The Pan-Northern socio-political organisation, Arewa Consultative Forum, has kicked against the reintegration of repentant Boko Haram insurgents into the society. The National Chairman of the group, Chief Audu Ogbeh, said the repentant Boko Haram members should be prosecuted for the crimes committed against Nigerians. Ogbeh, a former Minister of Agriculture, said this in …

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Former Senate President Reveals How He Used His Position To Influence EFCC

FORMER SENATE PRESIDENT REVEALS HOW HE USED HIS POSITION TO INFLUENCE EFCC Former Senate President, Chief Ken Nnamani, has left many Nigerians stunned following his open confession on how he prevailed on a one-time chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu to drop corruption charges against his kinsman, Mr. Chinyeaka Ohaa. In a trending video, the …

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Nigerian Presidency Must Rotate – Cleric

NIGERIAN PRESIDENCY MUST ROTATE – CLERIC The Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, His eminence, Reverend Samuel Uche has expressed concern over the non-adherence to the principles of federal character as enshrined in the constitution of Nigeria. The Methodist prelate opined that every geopolitical zone of the country must have a share of the presidency to reflect the federal …

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Sit-At-Home: Umahi Orders Sack Of Absentee Workers

SIT-AT-HOME: UMAHI ORDERS SACK OF ABSENTEE WORKERS Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has ordered the immediate dismissal of civil servants who were absent from work under the guise of the sit-at-home directive of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). He also threatened that any shop or store locked will also lose the right of occupancy of such a store. Umahi …

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Niger Delta Group Attacks Buhari Over Petroleum Industry Act

NIGER DELTA GROUP ATTACKS BUHARI OVER PETROLEUM INDUSTRY ACT The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has lambasted the President, Muhammadu Buhari, for assenting to the Petroleum Industry Bill without the amendment of some controversial sections, adding that the move was a way to siphon oil money from Southern Nigeria to the North. he group led by elder statesman, Chief Edwin …

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Nnamdi Kanu Meets With Family Members

NNAMDI KANU MEETS WITH FAMILY MEMBERS Department of State Services, DSS, on Monday granted Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, access to his family. Kanu met with his brother, Emmanuel Kanu who was in the company of his legal team at the DSS headquarters in Abuja. The meeting was confirmed by Kanu’s lead counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, …

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300 Christian Pilgrims Airlifted From Enugu Airport

300 CHRISTIAN PILGRIMS AIRLIFTED FROM ENUGU AIRPORT Three hundred Christian Pilgrims were on Sunday night, August 15, airlifted from the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, to the Kingdom of Jordan for this year’s pilgrimage. The Pilgrims were from Lagos, Benue and Enugu States. Addressing the Pilgrims before their departure, the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission(NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, urged …

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Buhari Signs Petroleum Industry Bill

BUHARI SIGNS PETROLEUM INDUSTRY BILL President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, signed the Petroleum Industry Bill 2021 into law. Working from home in five days quarantine as required by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 after returning from London on Friday August 13, the President assented to the Bill in his determination to fulfill his constitutional duty. The ceremonial part of …

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Why Secondus, And Not Firstus?

WHY SECONDUS, AND NOT FIRSTUS? BY DONS EZE I very much like the people of Niger Delta region of Nigeria and the names many of them bear, which very often are English names. These names are unique, perculiar, and identifiable. For instance, whenever you hear names like “Fyneface,” “Fynecountry,” “Handsome”, “Green,” “Goodhead,” “Whitehead,” “Manager,” “Heineken”, “Whiskey,” “Godknows,” “Godsave”, “Godswill”, “Godsgrace,” …

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IPOB Reviews Monday Sit-At-Home Order – Emma Powerful

IPOB REVIEWS MONDAY SIT-AT-HOME ORDER – EMMA POWERFUL In a press release made available to the media, by the media and Publicity Secretary of the indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Emma Powerful said the group is reviewing the weekly sit at home order in Southeastern Nigeria. The press statement reads in part “the leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra …

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