Shell $2.3bn Assets’ Sale in Nigeria suffers Setback

No likelihood of any client raising the estimated $2.3 billion needed to purchase the Shell assets, says GTBank   The inability of Nigerian lenders to raised enough dollars for intending buyers of oil assets planned to be put on offer by Shell has stalled the exrcise. Royal Dutch Shell is planning to sell off its onshore and shallow water assets, being managed by its Nigerian unit, the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC). Platforms Africa reports that Dollar Scarcity has worsened buyers’ apathy for the sale of the assets. READ ALSO:…

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Caleb Varsity appoints Mayokun Olumeru Registrar as Folake Okor bows out

Caleb University has appointed Mr. Mayokun Olumeru, as the Acting Registrar. He succeeds Mrs Folake Okor, who bowed out gracefully after completing her two tenures as Registrar. Platforms Africa reports that Olumeru, a seasoned technocrat with high work ethics, whose appointment took effect Friday September 10 2021, was hitherto the Deputy Registrar, Strategic Management Services (DR, SMS) for Caleb University. READ ALSO: Secondary School Pupil Commits Suicide After Boyfriend’s ‘betrayal’ +PHOTOS Caleb University secures NUC’s approval to commence Law Program Why We Donated Medical Centre, Ambulance To Caleb Varsity –…

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EXCLUSIVE: Oil firms, others fret as Nigeria, Rivers’ Tax crisis worsens

Governor threatens shut down of company-defaulters of orders to pay to Rivers state, says Lagos collected N46.4bn in June, got N9.3bn, Kano collected N2.8bn, received N2.8bn   The cold war between the Nigerian government and oil-rich Rivers state has set jitters down the spines of business concerns, including oil marketing and supporting services firms, who are alredy caught in the web of the crisis, Platforms Africa exclusively reports. The fastest growing Pan-Africa newspapaer (Platforms Africa) with cutting-edge reportage of energy, shows  that the crisis, which has now dove-tailwd into a…

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Colonel Dialo, Guinea ex-President Conde’s trusted Ally who overthrew him

By some accounts he is a brilliant commander, while others say his credentials are dubious   Colonel Mamady Doumbouya A.K.A. Dialo took over power after military coup in Guinea, detaining president Alpha Conde, his kinsman who he entrusted with many military operations. Little, Platforms Africa reports, is known about Col Doumbouya’s early life, except that he is from the Malinké community like President Condé and hails from Guinea’s eastern Kankan region. READ ALSO:President’s Fate unclear as Coup Attempt rocks Guinea capital, Conakry Real Reason I Sold My 2 Daughters for…

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10 things you may not know about Ifedayo Adetiba, new DG, Nigeria CDC

From Ilorin through The Netherlands to London, here is Platforms Africa closeup on Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa, an associate Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, who took over flag of Nigeria’s war against COVID-19 and other diseases from Chikwe Ihekweazu   Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa as the new Director General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Platforms Africa reports that Adetifa will take over from Chikwe Ihekweazu, who has been given an appointment at the World Health Organisation (WHO). READ ALSO:COVID-19 vaccine, a ploy to…

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BBNaija Sex: You’re lucky I’m married, I would have done more — Tega

Big Brother Naija married housemate, Tega, has advised her fellow housemates to be more “content” driven in the reality show. Tega and a fellow housemate Boma were seen in a viral video making out barely 24 hours after they kissed. READ ALSO: Outrage as Sex Video of BBNaija Married Woman Housemate, Tega with Boma goes viral BBNaija: If Boma tells Pere that we had sex, he is stupid, Tega thunders Real Reason BBNaija Housemate, Kay Vee, Developed Mental Health issues Speaking to Saskay and Jay Paul, Tega advised them to…

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NCC mulls hearing on Registration of Telephone Subscribers Regulations, others

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has concluded plans to hold a Public Hearing on its Draft Registration of Telephone Subscribers Regulations, SIM Replacement Guidelines, and The Spectrum Trading Guidelines. The Public Hearing is targeted at getting relevant inputs on the issues from the public for effective regulation of the sector. In the Public Notice obtained from The Daily, www.thedaily-ng.com, the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, stated: “Public Inquiries on the Draft Registration of Telephone Subscribers Regulations, SIM Replacement Guidelines and The Spectrum Trading…

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No Nigerian Researcher Signifies Interest to Access $50m R&D funds – NCDMB

Oil minister, Timipre Sylva, to launch $50m interventions at NCDMB 2021 R&D fair – Wabote   Nigerian researchers are yet to access the $50 million earmarked by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) for Research and Development (R&D). Executive Secretary of the NCDMB, Simbi Wabote, a civil engineer, who declared this in Lagos during a press conference to herald the 2021 R&D fair, maintained that the minister of state for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, would officially launch the $50 million R&D fund at the fair slated for…

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5 Lies In circulation About The Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry Act, 2021

1. NNPC is being privatized? No, NNPC is not privatized. NNPC is only becoming a limited liability company subject to CAMA, to be named NNPC Ltd (C will also now mean Company, not corporation). The share is still 100% government owned. A major difference is, prior to PIA, NNPC had its own law: NNPC Act 1977, which guided it. Now, NNPC Ltd will be subject to law guiding other companies in Nigeria. PIA repeals (abolishes in layman’s term) the NNPC Act. NNPC Ltd will run like a company with full…

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Oil King: Meet Tsola Emiko, 21st Olu Of Warri Crowned Aug. 21st, Year 2021

NAPIMS through Shell to Sahara Energy, Warri through Kwara to Ohio, here is Platforms Africa’s summary of the career and educational sojourn of the new King of a Nigerian popular oil Kingdom.   Prince Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko was on Saturday crowned the 21st Olu of Warri, an oil-rich ancient kingdom in present day Delta State, Niger Delta region of Nigeria. NAPIMS through Shell to Sahara Energy; Warri through Kwara to the Ohio in the United States, Platforms Africa offers a summary of career and educational sojourn of the new King of…

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