Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has directed the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to immediately overhaul the management and activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad
The Bayelsa Chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the state government to pay the three months’ salary arrears to workers to improve their well-being.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has plans to establish 100,000-barrels-per-day brownfield refineries in Port-Harcourt and Warri to boost local refining of crude oil in the country.
Kenya’s Ministry of Health and private sector partners on Tuesday launched a state-of-the-art laboratory to enhance screening of the HIV virus amid quest to eliminate the killer disease by 2030.
France, Spain, Germany, Portugal and Luxembourg have agreed to take some of the 141 migrants on the Aquarius humanitarian ship, the European Commission said on Tuesday.
The Nigeria Army on Tuesday, said it had uncovered a facebook and other social media accounts allegedly used by a faction of the Boko Haram group to recruit new members.
Fifteen thousand eight hundred households receive the Federal Government’s N5,000 monthly grant in Niger, according to Hajia Hadiza Shiru, Head of Conditional Cash Transfer programme in the state.
Shiru disclosed this on Tuesday in Minna, at a two-day enrollment training for cash transfer facilitators in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the training, which had 204 facilitators in attendance, was organised by the CCT National office, Abuja in collaboration with the state unit.
Shiru stated that 133 facilitators from 18 Local Governments were being retrained to correct anomalies noticed in the past, while 71 facilitators from the remaining seven council areas were coming on board for the first time.
She said that the cash programme was one of the components of the National Social Investment Programme designed by the Federal Government to tackle poverty and hunger in the…
Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has directed investigations into the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) following persistent allegations bordering on human rights violations.
Chineme Okafor in Abuja
A brownfield refinery with a production capacity of 100,000 barrels per day (bd) and formerly owned by BP Plc is expected to be relocated from Turkey to Nigeria and co-located alongside the Port Harcourt Refinery, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) disclosed on Tuesday in Abuja.
The NNPC in a statement from its Group General Manager, Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, said the relocation of the refinery was part of the refinery co-location initiative designed by the federal government to boost local refining capacity.
The statement explained that the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, disclosed this development in an interview he granted an in-house newsletter of the corporation – the NNPC News, in which he spoke on efforts by the corporation to help Nigeria end its reliance on imported petroleum products.
“Our co-location initiative aimed at getting private sector investors to bring in brownfield refineries so that they…
Egypt has come to the rescue of Gaza Strip, a Palestinian city suffering crippling shortage of fuel and natural gas due to Israeli’s stoppage of supply.