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BUA, Axens of France sign deal for 200,000bpd refinery

BUA Group, one of Africa’s leading foods, mining and infrastructure conglomerates, yesterday, signed an agreement with Axens of France for the supply of process technologies for its upcoming 10 million tonnes per annum mega-refinery and petrochemicals facility. The installation, which is to be sited in Akwa Ibom, is another higher capacity refinery to be sited […]

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Depots embargo payment on petrol for marketers

…envisage N150 per litre price hike Sept official price delayed Fuel marketers, yesterday, heightened expectation of a marginal increase that could raise the retail price of premium motor spirit PMS) also known as petrol to N150 per litre for the month of September as they began to profiteer over delay in official price advisory for […]

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Artificial pancreas can control diabetes in kids

Scientists in the United States (U.S.) have found that the artificial pancreas system is safe and effective at managing blood sugar levels in kids as young as age six with type 1 diabetes. According to a result of the new study published in the ‘New England Journal of Medicine,’ compared to the control group, those […]

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Taking the House’s probes to logical end

Last week, the House of Representatives and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) engaged in hot exchange over the suspension of probes in the parliament by its leadership. In the past few weeks, the Nigerian polity has been heated by fireworks emanating from the House between its members and some members of the executive over allegations […]

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Recess: Reps not totally shut down –Gbajabiamila

…says oversight function still ongoing   The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has corrected the impression that the House totally shut down its activities during its six weeks annual recess.   According to Gbajabiamila, the leadership of the House decided to suspend pubic and investigative hearings for the three weeks […]

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Concessioning: Aviation unions shut down FAAN, protest

All offices of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in Lagos were yesterday shut by unions in the aviation industry in a peaceful protest over the proposed concession of the four major airports in the country.   As early as 6a.m. the security officers manning the different gates into the FAAN headquarters and other […]

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Kalu meets IBB, Abdulsalami, Emir in Minna

    Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, yesterday visited former Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida and ex-Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, in Minna, State.   The visit was against the backdrop of the recovery of former leaders from illness. Kalu described Niger State as his second home. The former governor, […]

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NLC vows to resist airports’ concessioning

  …says policy’ll enslave Nigerian workers   Aviation unions protest   The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has vowed to, once again, resist any attempt by the  Federal Government to concession major airports in the country to private individuals or groups.   The airports being considered by government to allow private investors manage are the Nnamdi  […]

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PTF warns states against schools’ reopening

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has warned unprepared state governments against reopening of schools to avoid fatalities as experienced in some countries.   Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, in his remarks yesterday at a briefing in Abuja, equally cautioned against fatigue in the […]

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Nigeria’s active mobile subscriptions hit 198.9m

Active subscriptions for mobile telecommunications services in Nigeria across the networks of MTN, Globacom, Airtel, and 9mobile rose to 198.9 million in July. This was disclosed by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in its latest industry data released yesterday. The number of active mobile subscriptions in the preceding month stood at 195.9 million. This showed […]

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