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Dangote accuses IOCs of plotting failure of its refinery

Dangote accuses IOCs of plotting failure of its refinery

The Vice President, Oil and Gas, at Dangote Industries Limited, Devakumar Edwin, has accused International Oil Companies, IOCs, in Nigeria of doing everything to frustrate the survival of Dangote Oil Refinery and Petrochemicals.
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Why assent to 2010 budget delayed

Why assent to 2010 budget delayed

By Daniel Idonor ABUJA—THERE were strong indications that there are no immediate plans by the Acting President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, to sign into law the 2010 Appropriation Act recently passed by the National Assembly and sent to the presidency for assent. This is because of what officials say are sharp but critical alteration orchestrated by […]

2011 polls: Onovo deploys DIGs to zones

2011 polls: Onovo deploys DIGs to zones

By Emma Nnadozie & Albert Akpor LAGOS — AHEAD of 2011 general election, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Ogbonna Onovo, has deployed all the Deputy Inspectors-General of Police, DIGs, to all the various geo-political zones across the country. Sources from the Force Headquarters Abuja, say the deployment was aimed at acquainting the senior police officers […]

Controversy over Emodi’s sack deepens

Controversy over Emodi’s sack deepens

By Kayode Matthew ENUGU—The controversy trailing the two contradicting judgments of the Enugu Court of Appeal on the occupancy of the Anambra North Senatorial seat has deepened with an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, denying claims that he certified the results of one of the disputants. Chief Alphonsus Igbeke, the All Nigeria […]

Fajemirokun ventures into upstream sector

Fajemirokun ventures into upstream sector

By Kunle Adekoya LAGOS — One of Nigeria’s leading industrialists, Chief Dele Fajemirokun, is set to move into the upstream oil and gas sector of the nation’s economy. The business entrepreneur, who recently celebrated his 60th birthday in Nice, France, disclosed this exclusively in Lagos to newsmen. Fajemirokun, who recently got appointed as a director […]

JAMB to conduct 2011 UTME online

JAMB to conduct 2011 UTME online

The Federal Government said yesterday that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, would conduct next year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, online nationwide.

Shell loses appeal to forfeit Bonny Terminal land

Shell loses appeal to forfeit Bonny Terminal land

THE Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, weekend, re-affirmed a Rivers State High Court order, which ordered Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, SPDC, to forfeit land on which its oil tank farm and the biggest oil terminal in Africa, Bonny Terminal, is situated, to the owners, the Bonny people.

Yar’Adua: Invoke Section 144, group tells EXCOF

Yar’Adua: Invoke Section 144, group tells EXCOF

Acting President Goodluck Jonathan and members of the new Executive Council of the Federation, EXCOF, have been called upon to immediately invoke Section 144 of the 1999 Constitution to ensure that the ailing President Umaru Yar’Adua was gracefully eased out of office, so he could focus on his health for the nation to focus on good governance and dividends of democracy.

Bayelsa drags EFCC to court

Bayelsa drags EFCC to court

Bayelsa State government has instituted legal action against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before a Federal High Court in Yenagoa to restrain the anti-graft agency from investigating allegations of massive fraud and looting of public funds.

2011: Edo PDP kicks off campaign

2011: Edo PDP kicks off campaign

THE Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State, yesterday, kicked off its sensitization campaign ahead the 2011 general elections, describing the former Chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih, as a “god father ordained by God.”