NNPC plans growth in domestic gas utilization

nnpc facility in rivers state

In keeping with the objectives of the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Accord, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is focusing on growing the nation’s domestic gas utilization for balanced economic growth. Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, disclosed this Tuesday at the BusinessDay Energy Series Summit which held virtually with the theme: “Nigeria at 60: Harnessing Nigeria’s Energy for the Future”. A press release by the Corporation’s spokesman, Dr. Kennie Obateru, quoted the GMD as restating NNPC’s commitment to the aggressive implementation of the…

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World Bank executes 741 projects with Zamfara gov’t

ZAmfara map showing the covering of 741 projects

The Zamfara Agency for Community and Social Development (CSDP) said yesterday that it executed in 11 years, about 741 projects in the state. Specifically, these projects are in 262 communities across the 14 local government areas of the state. The General Manager of the agency Garba Muhammad, disclosed this to newsmen in Gusau. He said the projects worth N2 billion and their execution occurred under the World Bank intervention. Muhammad said that group-based societies also benefitted from the projects executed between 2009 and 2020. He said the projects cut across…

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COVID-19: US donates $2.1m to three Nigerian States

US covid-19 donation to Nigerian three states

The United States Government, through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has donated $2.1 million to Nigeria to conduct a household survey to determine the extent of COVID-19 transmission in the states of Gombe, Enugu, and Nasarawa. A press release issued by the US Embassy in Nigeria on Friday announced the monetary support. The survey is designed to increase the current understanding of COVID-19 transmission and burden in these three states and inform COVID-19 response efforts of the Government of Nigeria and its partners. The release read…

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Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan: An overview

Image analyzing Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan principles

This post highlights the Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan, NESP designed to cushion the adverse effects of COVID-19. Instructively, The Economic Sustainability Committee, ESC developed the Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan. Chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the ESC comprised several Cabinet Ministers as well as the Group Managing Director of the NNPC and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Terms of Reference Economic Sustainability Committee include: Development of a Plan that responds robustly and appropriately to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic; Identification of fiscal measures to…

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Local Content: NNPC advocates capacity upgrade

NNPC GMD addressing participants at local content

In order to achieve the target of reducing the cost of oil production in Nigeria on a sustainable basis, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says indigenous companies operating in the nation’s oil and gas sector must upscale their capacity for global competitiveness.   The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, stated this recently at a virtual stakeholders consultative summit organized by the Senate Committee on Local Content.  A press release by NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, quoted the NNPC GMD as saying that there was…

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Provost laudsTETFund projects

Prof Bogoro of TETFund addressing media on research in Nigeria

The provost of the Federal College of Education, Kontagora, Niger State, Professor Faruk Rashid Haruna, has described the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund projects as a viable and reliable federal government agency that supports institutions of higher learning to grow and develop. He made the remarks over the weekend at the college in Kontagora while showcasing some 10 projects, estimated at over N1 billion, executed and completed by his administration through TETFund’s intervention. Professor Haruna noted that without TETFund’s interventions at the FCE, Kontagora, some of the projects embarked upon…

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Survival Fund Registration: All you need to know

Image describing Nigeria Survival Fund registration

As the portal for registration of prospective beneficiaries of Nigeria Survival Fund opens, registration for Payroll Support Scheme commences today. Consequently, the website for Payroll registration opens today, Monday from 10 pm, September 21.  The Survival Fund is one of the programmes in the Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan, NESP. Objectively, the plan came into being in other to cushion the socio-economic hardship unleashed by the COVID-19 outbreak. Also, its implementation is for one year, which has started with this registration. Additionally, the worth the MSMEs Survival Fund is N60 billion, which part of…

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270 whales stranded on sandbar off Australia’s Tasmania

270 Some whales on the coast of Australian city

Marine biologists were planning the rescue of around 270 whales stranded on a sandbar off the remote west coast of the Australian island of Tasmania on Monday. Government scientists said it appeared that at least 25 of the animals, believed to be pilot whales, had already died. Pilot whales are a species of oceanic dolphin that grows 7 metres (23 ft) long and can weigh up to 3 tonnes. “While strandings are not uncommon in Tasmania, and while strandings of this scale aren’t (unprecedented), we certainly haven’t had one for…

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Farmers kidnapping: Replace forest with Agric. Production, AFAN urges

AFAN president lamenting the kidnapping of 40 farmers

Following the recent kidnapped of 40 farmers in Zamfara State, the All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN President Arc Kabir Ibrahim has admonished governments to take a queue from Brazil by converting Wild Forests in the North West, Nigeria to Agricultural Production sites. Kabir made the call in a statement signed by himself and made available to newsmen, where he lamented the unfortunate abduction of 40 farmers from Gobirawan Cali community in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State and said the ugly incident sends the wrong signal to farmers…

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SDG Moment: Buhari reinstates commitment to poverty reduction

Buhari addressing SDG Moment virtually from aso villa

Buhari addresses the maiden edition of SDG Moment virtually. President Mohammadu Buhari has reiterated that his administration will do all in its power to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty line. The president said this in a virtual address to the world leaders at the maiden edition of SDG Moment on Friday. Specifically, Nigeria poverty line means people who are living on less than $1 in a day. Moreover, Nigeria has the highest number of poor people in the World. However, Mr Buhari stated that achieving Sustainable Development Goals…

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