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Nigeria: Think-Tank Flays NCAA, FAAN Over Failed Abuja Runway

By Wole Oyebade The dust raised by the Federal Government’s plan to close the Abuja Airport for runway repairs may just not settle yet, as more stakeholders blamed the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) for negligence. The think-tank of the industry, Aviation Round Table (ART), carpeted the NCAA […]

Nigeria: Customs Agents Accuse Terminal Operators, Shipping Firms of Economic Sabotage

By Eromosele Abiodun The Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has accused shipping companies and terminal operators of sabotaging the Nigerian economy by charging fees that are unjustifiable thereby increasing the cost of doing business at the nation’s ports in favour of other countries. National President of ANLCA, Olayiwola Shittu stated this when the […]

Nigeria: Court Orders Forfeiture of Malabu Oil Bloc to Govt

By Tobi Soniyi, Alexander Enumah and Akinwale Akintunde Abuja and Lagos — Without hearing from other parties involved in the sale of Oil Prospecting Licence (OPL) 245 by Malabu Oil and Gas Limited to Shell and Agip in 2011, a Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the interim forfeiture of the oil block to […]

Nigeria: Dickson – Bayelsa Got N9.7 Billion As December Allocation

By Emmanuel Addeh Yenagoa — Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, yesterday declared a receipt of N9.7 billion from the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) for the month of December, 2016. The governor said the declaration was line with his administration’s policy of transparency, prudence and accountability. During the breakdown, Dickson explained that the state […]

Nigeria: High Court Blocks Nigeria Oil Spill Case Against Shell

A British court has blocked pollution claims against Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell by many residents of Nigeria’s Niger Delta region demanding action over decades of oil spills there. Members of the Ogale and Bille communities, who say thousands of lives have been devastated by environmental disasters from the global company, had applied for the case […]

Nigeria: Road Authorities to Commence Enforcement of Speed Limiting Device

By Mohammed Aminu Sokoto — The Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC), Sokoto Sector Command, yesterday said the enforcement of the speed limiting device would commence on Febuary 1, 2017 in the state. This was contained in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the command of the corps, Mr. Aliyu Kanya, and made […]

Nigeria: Dana, Imo Partner to Launch Air Service

By Chinedu Eze Dana Air, has signed an agreement with the Imo state government to launch flight service, called Imo Air. Speaking during the launch of the service at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri, the governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha said “This is a 10-year partnership between Dana Air and the Imo […]

Nigeria: NPA, Customs Collaborate to Unveil Single Window At Ports

By Eromosele Abiodun To promote trade, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) are collaborating to introduce the much-awaited Single Window (SW) platform at the ports. Speaking during her courtesy visit to the Comptroller General of Customs (CGC) Col Hameed Ali (rtd.), in Abuja yesterday, the Managing Director, NPA, Ms Hadiza […]

Nigeria: Sokoto Gets Forum On Child Rights

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has inaugurated a 17-man Advocacy and Community Engagement Forum to promote child rights, survival, development and protection. The inter-agency forum has Deputy Governor Ahmed Aliyu as chairman, while the Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Alhaji Mainasara Ahmed, will serve as secretary. Inaugurating […]

Nigeria: Saraki Writes Foreword for Dino Melaye’s New Book

By Anayo Okolie The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has shown full solidarity for the fight against corruption in the country as he endorsed a foreword for a new book titled: ‘Antidotes for Corruption: The Nigeria Story’ written by Senator Dino Melaye. The book which is memoirs of Senator Dino Melaye, traces the senator’s roots, from […]

Nigeria: ‘He Is My Only Child’ – Mother of Boko Haram Militant Struggles Without Her Son

By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani Maiduguri — More than a year after she was taken from Boko Haram by the Nigerian army, Falta still has mixed feelings about her freedom. While she does not miss life in the Sambisa forest – a vast former game reserve in northeast Nigeria and the jihadists’ final stronghold – Falta […]

Nigeria: NIWA Moves to Concession Four River Ports

The Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Boss Mustapha has said that the agency is inching closer to the final concession of the Onitsha, Lokoja, Baro and Oguta River ports. Mustapha, who stated this during a tour of the area offices under his jurisdiction, confirmed the receipt of certificate of compliance from […]

Nigeria: Lagos Provides N1 Billion Intervention Fund for 705 SMEs

By Gboyega Akinsanmi The Lagos State Government yesterday granted N1 billion to 705 small and medium enterprises to expand their businesses as part of the N25 billion Employment Trust Fund (ETF) meant to generate employment. The state government also promised to create at 600,000 jobs through its N25 billion employment trust fund, which the state […]

Nigeria: Malabu Fraud – Why Govt Retrieved OPL 245 From Shell, Eni

By Idris Akinbajo Nineteen years after it was first awarded to a controversial firm, OPL 245 has reverted back to the federal government. The block, considered the richest in Africa, is estimated to contain over 9 billion barrels of crude and even larger volume of gas reserves. For comparison, at Nigeria’s current OPEC oil output […]