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Albni advocates sack of minister over comments on recovery of $62b from IOCs

THE Accountable Leadership for Better Nigeria Initiative, Albni, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources over his comments on “why FG can’t recover $62 Billion from International Oil Companies”.

Police nab 18-year-old over tithes, offerings theft

The Police have arrested 18-year-old Elikor Ehud in Ejigbo for allegedly stealing tithes and offerings belonging to Chosen Vine Ministry, Furniture Avenue.

APC’s criticism of Iwo Road interchange project smacks of insensitivity – Oyo PDP

THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State says the criticism of the planned expansion of Iwo-Road interchange in Ibadan with N8 billion by the All Progressives Congress (APC) is a demonstration of the party’s insensitivity to the plight of commuters in the axis.

A statement issued on Sunday in Ibadan by Mr Akeem Olatunji, the state PDP Publicity Secretary, also accused APC of showing disregard for the state economy which, it said, had been bleeding owing to loss of several man-hours due to perennial traffic congestion at the interchange.

Makinde’s N8b Iwo-Road interchange expansion project misplaced priority – Oyo APC

THE All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State has raised the alarm over plans by the Gov. Seyi Makinde-led administration to spend N8 billion naira on a proposed reconstruction of the popular Iwo Road interchange in Ibadan, the state capital.

The APC in a statement issued by its Assistant Publicity Secretary, Mr Ayobami Adejumo, and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Ibadan, described the planned reconstruction as a misplaced priority and an attempt to squander government resources.

Africa's biggest oil producer, Nigeria, can't beat fuel-imports addiction

Africa’s biggest oil producer is trying to get its refineries working in an attempt to wean itself off imported fuel. Yet again.

Over the past 12 years, Nigeria tried and failed four times to crank up its aging and unprofitable crude-processing plants. Now the state-run energy company is giving it another shot -- a move that, if successful, could end the nation’s reliance on fuel imports. However, the country’s recent track record means there’s skepticism about the latest effort.

Onitsha inferno: Obi assures traders of support

Peter Obi, vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. has sympathised with Ochanga and Upper Iweka traders and all those affected by the recent inferno that gutted their shops.

Obi, who led other PDP members in both the National Assembly and State House of Assembly on a visit to the burnt sites on Saturday, assured those affected that he, as well as other Nigerians, will stand by them both through material support and prayers at this their difficult times.

Obi meets Archibishop at Onitsha (photo)

The Vice Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Mr. Peter Obi (left), exchanging pleasantries with Archbishop Valerian Okeke (right) after mass at Immaculate Heart Parish, Fegge, Onitsha, yesterday.

I'll not allow thugs return to Edo streets, vows Obaseki

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has said his administration will sustain its stand to keep thugs off the streets in the state, as part of the commitment to attract investors to the state.

Obaseki said this during a courtesy visit by members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), who were led by the Union's National President, Alhaji Ibikunle Tajudeen, at Government House, in Benin City.

Miyetti Allah constitutes 15-member committee to fish out criminal members

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) Nasarawara chapter has constituted a 15-man committee to fish out criminal elements among its members.

Its chairman, Mohammed Hussaini, disclosed this during a meeting with Fulanis on Saturday in Keana Local Government Area of the state.

Border closure: IMF backs Nigeria, urges speedy resolution of issue

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has backed Nigeria’s closure of its borders with some neighbouring countries over issues bordering on illegal trade.

Mr Abebe Selassie, the Director of the African Department at the IMF, gave the position at a media briefing on the sidelines of the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings in Washington.

He was responding to a question on weather the closure negates the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).

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