Investigation into NNPCL and OVH Energy Deal Stalled as Mele Kyari Fails to Appear+30

The investigation by the committee of the House of Representatives into the acquisition of OVH Energy by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) has been stalled due to the absence of the CEO, Mele Kyari. Representatives were sent by Mr. Kyari and the CEO of the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (MMDPRA), Farouk Ahmed. However, the lawmakers demanded the appearances of Messrs Kyari and Ahmed themselves as the representatives were unable to speak on their behalf. A closed-door meeting will now be held to determine when the CEOs can appear.

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Nigeria and UAE Lift Visa Ban and Resume Flights: A New Era of Economic Opportunities+30

Nigeria and the United Arab Emirate (UAE) have finalized an agreement to lift the visa ban on Nigerian travelers and resume flights by Etihad and Emirates Airlines. President Bola Tinubu's visit to the UAE and his diplomatic efforts have led to the restoration of cordial relations between both countries. The agreement includes significant investments in Nigeria's economy and a joint foreign exchange liquidity program. This development marks the beginning of a new era of economic opportunities for Nigeria.

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Delta State Retirees Reject Alleged Extortion Plan by Local Government Association+30

Delta State retirees, under the Association of Contributory Retirees (ACR), have rejected alleged plans by the Delta State Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) to deduct N4 million from each retiree's pension entitlements. The deduction was proposed as part of a loan repayment plan for the N40 billion debt owed to retired primary school teachers and local government workers in the state. The ACR has called on the state governor to intervene and stop the alleged extortion.

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Armed Forces of Nigeria Kill 814 Terrorists, Arrest Over 1,300 Suspected Criminals+30

Troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) have recorded significant victories in their efforts to combat terrorism and other forms of criminal activities across the country. In the past three months, the AFN has neutralized 814 terrorists, arrested over 1,300 suspected criminals, including kidnappers, armed robbers, and oil thieves. These operations have also led to the recovery of a substantial cache of weapons, ammunition, and various equipment. The AFN remains committed to maintaining strong military pressure on groups undermining national security while encouraging them to surrender and rejoin society for a better life.

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Ambassador Idris Busari Supports Adebayo Adelabu's Transformation Plan for the Power Sector in Nigeria+30

Ambassador Idris Busari, a prominent Lagos business tycoon and media consultant, expresses his support for Adebayo Adelabu as the best choice for the power sector in Nigeria. He believes that Adelabu's transformation plan will bring stable power supply to the country sooner than expected. Busari emphasizes the need for support instead of criticism, as the power sector plays a crucial role in the socio-economic development of Nigeria.

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Current Blackout in Abuja Due to NLC's Warning Strike, says AEDC+30

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has attributed the current blackout in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and its franchise areas to the two-day warning strike of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). The strike has disrupted activities across the nation. AEDC has assured customers of ongoing efforts to minimize the impact of the strike and advised them to take necessary precautions during the blackout. Stay updated through AEDC's official social media handles for further developments.

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Lafarge Africa Invests in Sustainable Operations, Installs New Bag Filter Technology+30

Lafarge Africa Plc has reaffirmed its commitment to environmentally sustainable operations by investing in state-of-the-art technology. The company has installed a new bag filter technology at its Ewekoro plant, complying with Nigerian regulatory standards. Lafarge Africa aims to conduct its business with zero harm to people and minimize its environmental footprint. The company has also implemented measures to reduce fugitive emissions and conducted a social impact assessment to mitigate the environmental impact on local communities.

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Nigerian President Orders Recall of Ambassadors from around the World+30

Nigerian President Bola Tinubu has issued an order for the recall of all Nigerian ambassadors worldwide. This decision comes after a review of the country's diplomatic missions. The recall does not apply to the Nigerian representatives at the United Nations in New York and Geneva.

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Yobe State Emergency Management Agency Seeks Cooperation for Disaster Management+30

The Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has requested cooperation from the Ministry of Information to enhance disaster management in the state. Dr Mohammed Goje, Executive Secretary of NEMA, emphasized the significance of timely information dissemination in mitigating the effects of natural disasters. The Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Abdullahi Bego, assured SEMA of the ministry's support and commitment to keeping the public informed about emergencies.

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The Paradox of Applauding Coup d'Etats: A Reflection on Recent Events in West and Central Africa+30

Recent events in West and Central Africa have witnessed a paradoxical response from citizens who cheer the disruption of democratic systems through coup d'etats. This article delves into the reasons behind this conflicting reaction and the implications it may have on the region's political stability.

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Nigerian Union of Pensioners Threaten Street Protests Over Unpaid Pensions and Neglect+30

The Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP), Lagos State Chapter, has announced their intention to stage street protests to demand unpaid pensions and improved welfare for their members. The union expressed their frustration with the government's neglect and refusal to address their concerns, vowing to take action if their demands are not met within two weeks. The chairman of the group highlighted various issues including inadequate pensions, non-payment of gratuities, and exclusion from decision-making processes. The pensioners called on the governor to take immediate action to address their grievances.

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Niger's Junta Open to Diplomacy to Resolve Conflict with ECOWAS+30

A delegation of Nigerian religious leaders announced on Sunday that the leaders of the junta currently in power in Niger have expressed their willingness to prioritize diplomacy in resolving the ongoing conflict with ECOWAS. The junta has rejected previous mediation offers from ECOWAS, but the recent statement suggests a potential shift towards a negotiated solution rather than military intervention.

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Edo State Implements Law on Local Council Administration, Provides Allowances for Traditional Rulers+30

The Edo State Government has approved the implementation of a 1979 Law on local council administration, granting monthly allowances to traditional rulers in all 18 local government areas. This move aims to enable the traditional rulers to carry out their responsibilities effectively and ensure peace and harmony within their domains.

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The Nigerian Naira Plummets to All-Time Low Despite Policy Reforms+30

The Nigerian naira has reached an all-time low of N925/$1 on the parallel market, indicating the unexpected aftermath of recent foreign exchange policy adjustments. Despite the advantages of a unified exchange rate system, the naira continues to decline, posing challenges for policymakers and raising concerns for the country's economy.

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West African leaders call for diplomacy in Niger crisis+30

West African leaders from the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) have called for diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis in Niger following a military coup in late July. Despite the military's withdrawal of threats, concerns remain about the country's political stability.

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