A Searchlight on Shell and Social Investment in Nigeria

In 2019, Shell’s Nigerian businesses – SPDC, SNEPCo and SNG – said they made direct social investments of $40 million in Nigeria, making the country the largest concentration of social investment spending in the Shell Group. These investments were in Access to affordable healthcare; Supporting education; Enterprise support; Accelerating access to energy; and Assistance and safety. Aside from this, the company said in The Nigeria Briefing Notes, community-driven programmes since 2006 worth $252 million while the numbers of Mobile Health Ouitreach Beneficiaries since the start has hit 667,000. This is…

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A Must-Do Action for Male, Female After Sex, Even The Virtual Kind during COVID-19 – Doctor

An Argentine official has given some on-air sex education for onanistic lovers in the time of the coronavirus, underscoring how the pandemic and lockdown in response to it are shaking up every aspect of people’s lives. Jose Barletta, a doctor with the country’s health ministry, said in a televised broadcast that people needed to wash their hands after sex – whether it was in person or, as is increasingly the case, over digital channels. “It’s more important than ever to wash your hands after having sexual relations, after masturbation, or…

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All Eyes on Shell’s Oil Spill response, prevention in Nigeria

  Asides $360 million contributed for Ogoni Clean-up by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Joint Ventures (JV) in two years, the SPDC declared that it is working to eliminate spills from operational activities, remediate past spills and prevent spills caused by sabotage. Here is a comprehensive report by Shell on actions taken so far. – Platforms Africa  Oil spillage is an issue in the Niger Delta due to sabotage of oil facilities by vandals, oil theft and illicit refining by some unscrupulous elements in the region. Commendably, in 2019, the…

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African Youths demand Inclusion in policy formulation, entrepreneurship investment

  The African Youths Circle has demanded the inclusion of youths in entrepreneurship and policy formulation by government across the continent. The group particularly wanted the government across nations of Africa to do more in the area of youth empowerments, arguing that the time is ripe for Africa to have good leadership and also include Youths in conversations regarding policies, entrepreneurship support.   These demands, a statement sent to Platforms Africa read, were contained in a communiqué issued at the end of a two-day all African Youth conference facilitated by…

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NUC approves 5 new entry, PhD programs for Caleb University

  The National University Commission (NUC) has approved five new entry and PhD programs for Caleb University Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Nosa Owens-Ibie, who declared this during an interactive session with journalists at the main campus of the institution in Imota, Lagos Nigeria, maintained that all the progrmas being run by the Ivory Tower have also been long accredited by the NUC. “Asides from the fact that all of our programs are fully accredited, we now have five new entry and PhD programs. “One of them is Architecture.…

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Salvation Message Adeboye wants all Christians to read, all RCCG members to share

  Let all my children all over the World listen to this message, let everyone read this message. General Overseer of Nigeria’s largest Church in numbers of branches and, arguably, members’ population, the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye admonished all members and Christians alike. Here is the message presented on Day 2 Of RCCG 2020 Convention on Excitement About Salvation. Give him the least opportunity and Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God will use part of it to win…

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Ilaje Development Summit Group hails Gov. Akeredolu’s choice of Ilaje son as running mate

  The Ilaje Development Summit Group (IDSG) has hailed the Governor of Ondo State, Southwest Nigeria, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu (Aketi) on his choice of a distinguished Ilaje son, Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa, as his running mate in the forthcoming governorship election in the State. The group, which said this in a statement issued by its Executive Administrator, Reverend Sola Adebawo, maintained that this “represents a clear recognition of both the obvious capacity of our brother and son to perform in this huge role, and a strong indication of an acknowledgment…

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Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy, Bristow Helicopters sacks 100 pilots, engineers

    Barely 24 hours after Air Peace announced the sack of about 75 Pilots from its operations, Aviation giant, Virgin Atlantic Airways, has filed for bankruptcy while helicopters Service provider, Bristow Helicopters, also fired over 100 pilots and aeronautical engineers in its operations. In what is termed as a big trouble for aviation industry, Virgin Atlantic filed for the bankruptcy protection for its United States business, as it tries to nail down a £1.2 billion ($1.6 billion) rescue plan announced last month. The Bristow Helicopters, on the other hand,…

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Nigeria’s Kwara State Dep Gov, Wife test Positive for COVID-19

  Deputy Governor of Nigeria’s Kwara State who doubles as Chairman of the State Technical Committee on COVID-19, Kayode Alabi, and his wife, Her Excellency Mrs. Abieyuwa Alabi, underwent test after they showed slight symptoms of the virus. The results of their test are positive, a statement by the spokesman for Kwara Task Force on COVID-19, Rafiu Ajakaye, read. “The second couple are very stable and in high spirit, and are now undergoing standard management protocols supervised by the government’s medical team,” Ajakaye who is the Chief Press Secretary to…

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NNPC loses second ex-GMD in 3 months as Joseph Dawha dies

    Former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC), Engineer Joseph Dawha, is dead. Dawah is the second ex-GMD of the Corporation to die in the last three months. One of his successors, Maikanti Baru died earlier this year. Dawha replaced Andrew Yakubu as GMD in 2014. Group Managing Director of the corporation, Mallam Mele Kyari, who announced his death in his Twitter handle, extolled the virtues of the late NNPC boss. “The NNPC family regrets to announce the passing away of Dr Joseph Thalama Dawha, GMD…

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