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FG earmarks $1bn to fight oil theft, pipeline vandals, others
President Goodluck Jonathan has revealed that the Federal Government has earmarked one billion U.S Dollars for the implementation of a comprehensive programme to check crude oil theft, the vandalism of oil and gas infrastructure, and the apprehension and prosecution of crude oil thieves. He made this disclosure when he met.....
Fuel scarcity looms over power tussle in IPMAN
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria on Friday warned that the tussle for power in the association by a group led by one of its expelled members might lead to disruption in the supply of fuel across the country if the development persisted. Although the association called on its.....
FG names preferred bidders for seven power plants
The Federal Government on Friday named successful bidders for seven out of the 10 power plants built under the National Integration Power Projects by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited. At the end of the exercise, the government is expected to rake in $4.253bn from the sales. Governor Emmanuel.....
NBA pulls out of National Conference
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has announced its withdrawal from the on-going National Conference in Abuja over the allocation of one slot to the association. NBA president Okey Wali (SAN), who made this known at a news conference in Abuja yesterday, said the association will be unable to make desirous.....
Full Text of President Jonathan's declaration speech
Jona-Decla Address by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR On the Occasion of His Declaration of Intent to Run for the 2015 Presidential Elections under the Platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)Eagle Square, Abuja  1.Four years ago, precisely September 18, 2010; I stood in this Eagle Square, to offer myself for.....
Confab: I won’t support break up –Ahamba
One of the delegates to the National Conference and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Chief Mike Ahamba (SAN),  has said that he would not support any discussion that borders on the division of the country. This is just as the Mbaise nation has called for more devolution.....
We’re determined to win confidence of Nigerians –Progressives govs
Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha has declared that the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) was determined to overhaul the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administrative system, which he noted has stagnated development, and only paid lip service to the problems of insecurity and worsening poverty. PGF is the umbrella body of the.....
Jonathan orders cancellation of Immigration recruitment
President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday, directed the immediate cancellation of the immigration recruitment exercise that led to the death of more than twenty applicants and scores of others injured. NIGERIA, Abuja : Job-seekers applying for work at the Nigerian immigration department scramble as their exam papers fly in the air, on.....
Remarks by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR At the Inauguration of the National Conference Monday, 17th March, 2014 PROTOCOLS 1. I am delighted to welcome you all to the inauguration of this historic National Conference which promises to be another significant landmark in our efforts to strengthen national.....
NIS tragedy: Jonathan summons Interior Minister, Immigration Comptroller-General
President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday in Abuja summoned the Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, and the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), David Parradang. The development was ostensibly as a result of the death on Saturday of some applicants seeking employment into the service. Moro and Parradang had earlier.....
I don’t Owe PDP, Party Owes Me Debt Of Gratitude, Says Atiku
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said his erstwhile political party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) owes him a debt of gratitude and that indeed he owes nothing to the ruling party. National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Mr. Olisa Metuh, had recently said that Atiku owes a debt of gratitude.....
Nigeria earns $50bn from gas exportation in 15 years
— Nigeria has earned over $50 billion as proceeds from exportation of liquefied natural gas in the last 15 years, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria LNG Limited, Mr. Babs Omotowa, has said. Omotowa, who disclosed this at the celebration of Nigeria’s milestone 3000th LNG Export Cargo, weekend,.....

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