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NPA boss reveals why vessels avoid Eastern ports

– NPA’s managing director, Hadiza Bala-Usman, revealed three key reasons why vessels avoid Eastern ports – According to the NPA boss, insecurity, poor access roads and rail linkages, shallow draft of the channels are the reasons why the ports are avoided – Bala-Usman said this at a meeting with members …

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Nigeria: Loan Approval Delays Work On Ibadan-Kano Rail Line

The commencement of work at the Ibadan to Kano rail line has been stalled after it was approval by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) due to non-availability of a loan expected from China Exim Bank for the project. This was revealed by the minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who explained …

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Tribunal sacks Manager from Senate, orders election rerun within 90 days

Former Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan, candidate of the All Progressives Party (APC) at the Feb. 2019 National Assembly Elections, had approached the tribunal, praying it to invalidate the victory of Manager. Uduaghan, in his petition, alleged that there were widespread electoral malpractices by the PDP and INEC. Justice Onyeabo, in his judgment, …

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Timipre Sylva:A Glorious Dawn

Sam Ekpe An appraisal of the literature on the life and activities of this 55 years young man reveals a life packed full with activities, vigor, dynamism, enthusiasm, foresight and leadership skills. Born on 7th July 1964 in Okpoma, Brass Local Government Area of present day Bayelsa State, he started …

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Market Report: Nigeria’s refineries to receive revamp by 2020

The weekly Market Report is provided by Gladius Commodities of Lagos, Nigeria. Download the full report here. Learn more about Gladius Commodities at www.gladiuscommodities.com. NIGERIA The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Alhaji Mele Kyari, during a facility tour of the Port Harcourt refinery, stated that NNPC …

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Nigeria refinery: total refining capacity of Nigeria in 2018 was 446 mbd

Nigeria’s contribution to Africa’s total refining capacity was 12.6 per cent in 2018. Africa accounts for 3.4 per cent of the total global active refining capacity in 2018, according to a recent report by GlobalData. Refining capacity in Africa increased from 3,423 mbd in 2013 to 3,544 mbd in 2018 …

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Shooting Stars shine at Dapo Abiodun Pre-season Tournament

<!– Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State –> Governor Dapo Abiodun: Sponsor of the tournament. The Shooting Stars FC of Ibadan on Friday once again sustained its bragging right over perennial rivals, Crown FC of Ogbomosho courtesy of a 2-1 victory at the ongoing Gov. Dapo Abiodun Pre-Season tournament. The …

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Flood: Delta sends relief materials to community

Onyekachukwu Meluwa, Warri The Delta State Government has delivered relief materials to the Polobubo (Tsekelewu) community in Warri North Local Government Area of the state. The materials were delivered on Wednesday by government officials led by the co-Chairman of the Delta State Flood Management Committee, Omamofe Pirah. Pirah, who spoke …

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Rotary Club distributes free exercise books to pupils in Delta

To complement parents’ effort as another school calendar commences, Rotary Club of Warri, District 9141, on Friday, distributed free exercise books to some pupils. The pupils, who benefitted from the free books, were those of AldersTown Special Primary School and Merogun Primary School in the heart of Warri, Delta State. …

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