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NEPZA to Partner Institute to Reposition Multi-billion-Naira Precious Stones Industry

In a bid to reposition the country’s jewelries and gemological industry, the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) has said that it is on the verge of convincing the Ministry of Solid Minerals and the Gemological Institute of Nigeria to jointly adopt the free trade zone model to customise the exploration, refining, production and the marketing of variety of expensive ...

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60 Communities Benefit from NPDC Scholarship Scheme in Edo, Delta

No fewer than 60 communities across Edo and Delta are benefitting from the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company Limited (NPDC) annual scholarship scheme organised for its host communities. Mr Dahiru Abubakar, Manager, Community Relations Department, NPDC, made this known on Saturday during the conduct of the year 2020/2021 scholarship examination organised by NPDC in Warri, Delta. Represented by the team Lead ...

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Subsidy Removal: Golden Opportunity to Adopt Carbon Freee, Dividend Policy – CCI

The Citizens’ Climate International (CCI), an NGO, says the proposed fuel subsidy removal by the Federal Government will avail Nigeria opportunity to adopt Carbon Fee and Dividend Policy. Mr David Terungwa, Africa Regional Coordinator of the organisation, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Terunguwa said that CCI is a U.S. based non-profit ...

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Loaded 33,000 Litres Fuel Tanker Falls in Apongbon, Lagos Island

A tanker loaded with 33,000 litres of Aitomated Gas Oil (AGO) Popularly knowns as diesel has fallen at Apongbon area, a densely populated area of Lagos Island. Platforms Africa reports that the truck was moving from Mainland, inward Island. While the incident set jitters down the spines of some residents, others, however, besieged the accident spot and started scooping the ...

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Bayelsa Wades into Conflict Between Shell and Host Community Over Power Supply

Bayelsa State government on Monday directed the Managing Director of the State Electricity Company, Mr Olice Kemenanabo, to immediately connect Otuasega community to the national grid. The deputy governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, gave the directive as the government waded into a crisis between Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and its Otuasega host community. Otuasega community in Ogbia Local Government Area of ...

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Shell Ordered to Halt Wild Coast Seismic Blasting in South Africa

Shell will have to call a halt to its seismic survey along the ecologically sensitive Wild Coast after the high court in Makhanda, South Africa, on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, interdicted it from proceeding. Shell has been order to stop its seismic survey by the high court in Makhanda.Judge Gerald Bloem on Tuesday morning interdicted Shell from continuing with the ...

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Bayelsa Spill: Leak Impossible without Interference, Experts Insist

Experts involved in the killing of the Santa Barbara Wellhead in Nembe, Bayelsa State, have argued that only deliberate interference with the equipment could have enabled a disruption to its normal functions. The spillage, which has now been stopped, the engineers stated, could only have resulted in that type of outcome because the device was tampered with. Specifically, they concluded ...

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Shell Appeals Judgement Stopping Gas Flare In Delta Community

…………Hearing Slated For January 20th……… Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited has filed an appeal challenging the judgement of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin, Edo State, which ordered stoppage to continued flaring of gas in Iwhrekan community in Delta State. Iwhrekan community is one of the host communities to West Africa’s biggest gas plant, Otorogu Gas Plant, ...

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NNPC Says Lagos Pipeline Explosion will not Disrupt Supply of Petroleum Products

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Ltd. says Friday’s pipeline fire in Iyana-Odo/Baruwa axis of Lagos State will not disrupt the supply of petroleum products across the country. Malam Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director, NNPC Ltd., gave the assurance when he visited the scene of the incident. Kyari said the fire incident was as a result of power line collapse ...

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Diri Disagrees with NOSDRA on Nembe oil Spill Investigation

GOVERNOR Douye Diri of Bayelsa State, has expressed dissatisfaction with comments credited to the Director-General of National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency, NOSDRA, Mr. Idris Musa, on the legality of the state’s technical committee on the recent oil spill in Nembe Local Government Area of the state. The NOSDRA D-G was quoted to have said that the committee was ...

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