Newly Recruited NNPC Graduate Trainees Assume Duty on Monday

NNPC petroleum tanker

More than 1,000 graduate trainees recently recruited by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) are to assume duty Monday 4 May, 2020, a release by the corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, has stated. The trainees are to assume duty first, virtually while the corporation monitors the COVID -19 situation and the Federal Government’s directives to determine a date of physical assumption of duty. The release said the option of virtual assumption of duty was necessitated by the need to comply with extant protocol on…

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[LIST]: $750m World Bank Grant: Kaduna gets highest, 12 states miss out

Kaduna governor; kaduna state receive world bank grant

A press statement today by the Ministry of Finance, Budget, and National Planning says the federal government disburses N43.42 billion to 24 states. According to the statement, the disbursement is from a $750 World Bank grant for Nigerian states. And, it aims to strengthen states’ fiscal management. The Bank’s States Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) Programme is a channel for achieving this objective. Furthermore, SFTAS Programme was established by the Federal Government with a concessional loan of USD750 million to support States. Accordingly, States are to receive $700 million…

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World Bank Grant: FG disburses N43.42b to 24 states

President Buhari and EU delegates on covid-19

The Federal Government, FG disburses the sum of N43.42 billion (USD120.6 million) as performance-based grants to 24 eligible States on the basis of the results achieved in 2018 under the performance-based grant component of the World Bank-Assisted States Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) Programme-for-Results, which is wholly-financed with a loan amount of USD750 million from the International Development Association (IDA), a member of the World Bank Group. This was contained in a press release by the Ministry of Finance, Budget & National Planning signed by Mr Hassan Dodo, Director,…

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COVID-19 Oil & Gas Intervention: Kano Receives Package

NNPC donating covid19 relief items to kono

… As Industry Moves to Build Permanent Medical Infrastructure Nationwide  Despite the supply chain constraints involved in simultaneous nationwide delivery and distribution of medical items at this period, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)-led Oil and Gas Industry coalition is determined to extend the Industry intervention to all states of the federation, with Abuja, Rivers, and states in the South West have benefitted from the initiative. Hon. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, a weekend in Kano, disclosed this while presenting medical consumables, equipment, and an ambulance…

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Nigeria Posts $434.85million Crude Oil Export Sales in January

Fuel subsidy removal in Nigeria controversy

… As Vandalism of NNPC Pipelines Spikes Nigeria recorded crude oil and gas export sale of $434.85million in January, 2020, an increase of 94.30 per cent pitched against the December 2019 figures, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s (NNPC) Monthly Financial and Operations Report, released today, in Abuja has stated. The statement by the corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, said the month’s crude oil export sales contributed $336.65million (77.42 per cent) of the dollar transactions for the period, compared to the $136.36million sales in the…

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A brief on Earth Day and Nigeria

Deserted image of southern Nigeria COP26 FOREST

Every April 22nd marks Earth day. It is a day for calling on world leaders and individuals to act on improving the earth’s health. This year’s event is the fiftieth and it happens in a time of global health pandemic. Earth Day in Nigeria should be day citizens and government alike use in renewing commitment to a healthy environment. A look at the origin of Earth Day advocacy shows high significance to Nigeria. In 1970, some angry environmentalists in the United States staged a protest against oil spills in California.…

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Abba Kyari dies of COVID-19

Abba Kyari dies of COVID-19

The Chief of Staff to President Mohammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari is dead of coronavirus. Announcing his death on Twitter, Mr. Femi Adesina, special adviser on media and publicity to the president disclosed this late Friday night. Recall, on March 24, 2020, Mallam Kyari tested positive for coronavirus. After testing positive, Nigerians expressed mixed reactions on the former chief of staff status. Some like Kemi Oluloyo, a social media influencer, and an investigative journalist believed he was dead. While others see the situation differently. Nigerians react to Abba Kyari death…

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COVID-19: Buhari praises EU for donating N21bn

President Buhari and EU delegates on covid-19

President Mohammadu Buhari praises the European Union, EU for donating the sum of N21 billion (50 million Euros) to support Nigeria’s efforts at controlling the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Receiving the Union delegation to the country, led by Amb Ketil Karlsen, President Buhari praises EU for the donation and says it would go a long way in supporting Nigeria’s efforts at controlling and containing the virus to prevent community spread, as well as revitalise the national health care systems. The President used the occasion to express sincere condolences of…

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COVID-19 palliative: FG distributes 70,000 tonnes of grain to Nigerians – Buhari

Federal government of Nigeria grain for distribution

President Mohammadu Buhari has said that 70,000 tonnes of grain are being released from the National Strategic Grain Reserves for distribution to those in most need. The president made this known on his Twitter handle: @MBuhari on Saturday saying more multiple measures from the federal government to assist Nigerian cope with COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions are underway. He admonished Nigerians to observe medical experts’ advice on constant washing of hands, practicing social distancing and using hand sanitizer. Mr Buhari tweeted that there was no vaccine that can cure the virus…

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Dangote assures of victory over COVID-19 Pandemic

Dangote assuring Nigerians victory over COVID-19

Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chairman Dangote Industries Limited has assured Nigerians and Africans of victory over the coronavirus pandemic. The assurance was detailed in a goodwill message on the occasion of his 63rd birthday issued by the Chief Corporate Communications Officer, Dangote Group, Mr Anthony Chiejina on Friday in Lagos. The foremost entrepreneur commended the efforts of the organized private sector, which through the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) initiative had raised over N21 billion to support government efforts to tackle the pandemic in Nigeria. Dangote also lauded the efforts of the…

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