Nigeria’s Ex-Minister Dies In His Sleep

‘Like a dream, this is how it all ended,’ friends, family penned emotional tribute for Bayo lawal   Former Minister of Youth and Sports and one-time Military Administrator of Benue State, Air Vice Marshal Bayo Lawal (rtd) is dead. AVM Lawal, NAF/156 died in his sleep in the early hours of Sunday, June 23 at his home. Air Commodore Sani Zakari (rtd), the Sergeant At Arms at the National Assembly who confirmed the death to Vanguard stated that the daughter of the former minister, Mrs. Yinka Enahoro confirmed it noting…

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Green Industrial Vision Complimentary To Oil, Gas Investment Drive – Tinubu

. President Receives Standard Chartered Bank executives President Bola Tinubu says Nigeria remains committed to a balanced approach to energy transition and still requires substantial investments in the oil and gas sector to meet the energy demands and economic needs of its population. Speaking at a meeting on Monday in Abuja with the Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered Bank, Mr. Bill Winters, the President called for a just energy transition that supports vulnerable communities across the nation. Highlighting the importance of balancing the mutually beneficial shift to green industrial…

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Gov Plots To Dethrone Sultan of Sokoto As Bickering Worsens

‘Do not touch Sultan Abubakar,’ MURIC warns as Sokoto Governor deposes 15 traditional rulers   The cold war and sour relationship between the Sokoto state governor, Ahmed Aliyu, and the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, have degenerated with the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) declaring the plot of an impending dethronement of the Sultan by the governor. The sultan is regarded as the leader of Muslim faithful in Nigeria asides being a first class monarch in Sokoto state. Kano Orders Demolition Of Bayero Palace MURIC, made what it described as the…

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Dangote Fingers NMDPRA As Dirty Diesel, Substandard Jet Fuel Flood Nigeria

. Africa’s richest man accuses IOCs of plot to sabotage $20bn oil refinery   Vice President, Oil and Gas at Dangote Industries Limited (DIL), Devakumar Edwin, has accused International Oil Companies (IOCs) in Nigeria of doing everything to frustrate the survival of Dangote Oil Refinery and Petrochemicals. Edwin said the IOCs are deliberately and wilfully frustrating the refinery’s efforts to buy local crude by jerking up high premium price above the market price, thereby forcing it to import crude from countries as far as United States, with its attendant high…

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‘£35k Each,’ 100 Churches For Sale in Scotland

Church of Scotland has lost a million members since 2001 and the majority of Scots now say they have no religion,” Read-for-yourself statement of the Church’s spokesman on what he described as a “painful” move   The Church of Scotland is selling 100 historic buildings to free up funds after a drastic decline in the number of worshippers and ministers. Churches, plots of land and former council houses, some dating back to the 1700s, have been listed for sale at prices ranging from £35,000 in what the Church has described…

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Aiteo Shuts In 50k bopd OML 29 Production, Blames Oil Leaks

Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company (AEEPCO), operator of the NNPC / Aiteo Joint Venture on OML 29, confirms it has detected an oil leak at its Nembe swamp facility in OML 29, Nembe Kingdom, Bayelsa State. AITEO in a statement said the leak was reported on Monday, June 17, 2024, during routine operations. “AEEPCO’s Oil Spill and Emergency Response Team was immediately activated and all production from OML 29 shut down.This is a precautionary measure while mobilizing additional resources to contain the spill”, the company said Nembe production is…

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We’d Have Run Away If We Knew What We Were Going Into, Dangote Bares It All

  ‘It was very, very, very tough… I feel proud as an African that I’ve been able to prove that it can be done and we have done it.” . ‘PMS will flow from refinery by the third week of July,’ Aliko explains how Africa Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA agreement can work     Aliko Dangote On CNN So, if Aliko Dangote, President and Chief Executive of Dangote Industries Limited, and Africa’s richest man, says, in retrospect, that had he known the grand scope of what he was getting…

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‘Nigerians Should Pay Old Rates For DStv, GOtv,’ MultiChoice Bows to Pressure

‘No more 25% Hike,’ Full list of how much Nigerians will now pay on subscriptions   MultiChoice, the parent company of DStv and GOtv, has recently announced a return to its previous subscription rates following a legal mandate. The decision comes after a court ruling deemed the earlier price hikes unjustified, leading to significant subscriber losses, particularly in Nigeria. The company had raised its prices in response to economic challenges, including high inflation and currency devaluation. However, the move faced backlash, resulting in over a million subscribers discontinuing their services.…

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FATHERS OBEY…, By Dorcas Sanni Ojelabi

“When the mother transits perhaps the highest that can happen to the children is to die from food starvation or maltreatment from new step mothers but with the death of a father, children born into glory are stripped off their powers into a life of penury.”   On a bright sunny morning in the month of June while bathing my less than two months old baby, an unknown number was trying to reach me on my mobile phone. I couldn’t answer immediately because my hands were still wet but the…

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Tinubu Sacks BPE Director General, Announces Replacement

  Ayodeji Ariyo Gbeleyi: All you need to know about the ICAN, CITN fellow newly appointed as the helmsman for the Bureau of Public Enterprises   President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Ayodeji Ariyo Gbeleyi as the Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, revealed this in a statement on Saturday. According to Ngelale: “Mr. Gbeleyi is a renowned financial expert and award-winning chartered accountant. READ ALSO: ‘With Immediate Effect,’ Tinubu Sacks BPE, FCCPC CEOs, Gives…

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