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BREAKING: Niger Delta Avengers blow up oil pipeline again

BREAKING: Niger Delta Avengers blow up oil pipeline again Militants suspected to be members of the Niger Delta Avengers have blown up an underground Chevron crude oil trunk line. The trunk line is located along the Seria Creek near Abiteye, a few kilometres away from the company’s multi-billion dollars Tank Farm in Escravos, Warri South West local government area of Delta State. The PUNCH gathered that the incident, which occurred midnight, was noticed by workers in the production department when they observed drop in production pressure. A top Chevron management officer and a security source both separately confirmed the...

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Fresh N2.23 Trillion Fraud Uncovered In NNPC

Fresh N2.23 Trillion Fraud Uncovered In NNPC Nigeria oil and gas as well as the solid minerals sectors Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative NEITI audit report for 2013 has been published. The Minister of Solid Minerals and Chairman of the NEITI Board, Kayode Fayemi, said the audit, which focused on all aspects of the extractive industries, showed that total revenue flows into the Federation Account from the oil and gas sector in 2013 was about $58.07 billion. The figure represented about eight per cent decline when compared to the $62.9 billion realised in 2012. Mr. Fayemi said the decline...

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One Year After, Buhari Delivers On Security

On year after, Buhari delivers on security By Chukwudi Enekwechi It is natural that after one year in office, many Nigerians will evaluate President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in the various sectors. It is also common knowledge that he premised his ascendancy to the presidency on three key planks of security, economy and corruption. For the purpose of this piece, let me dwell on the issue of security. The reason is not far-fetched in view of the fact that all other factors are dependent on a secured environment to thrive. Therefore, in evaluating President Buhari’s achievements in this sector, it is important we recall where we were, prior to his assumption of office. The county was literarily on edge based on the terrorist activities of Boko Haram. The three North East states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe were completely under siege. Though the marauding activities of Boko Haram were mainly in the North East, the negative impact reverberated throughout the nation. Hence we all became victims, notwithstanding how distant the incident occurred. President Buhari in his wisdom realised that a nation beset with rampant insecurity can hardly advance on other fronts, hence he started tackling the problem headlong on his assumption of office. Prior to his coming, Boko Haram was conquering territories, attacking communities and military formations without let or hindrance. There were also isolated attacks in Abuja, Kano, Kaduna...

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BREAKING NEWS: Court jails ex-NIMASA boss, Omatseye for five years

BREAKING NEWS: Court jails ex-NIMASA boss, Omatseye for five years. A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has sentenced a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration Safety Agency, Mr. Raymond Omatseye, to five years in prison for a N1.5bn contract scam. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had arraigned for engaging in contract splitting and bid rigging estimated at over N1.5bn while he was the DG of NIMASA. The offence, according to the EFCC, contravened Section 58(4) (d) of the Public Procurement Act, 2007. Omatseye was also charged with money laundering contrary to Sections 14(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2004....

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Real Reason Buhari Is After Me-Tompolo

Real Reason Buhari Is After Me-Tompolo Government Ekpemupolo, the Niger Delta militant declared wanted by the Nigerian authorities, has attributed his problems with the current government to Ayiri Emami, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State. In a statement signed by him, Tompolo also blamed the rift between him and Emami for the continuous military siege on his hometown, Gbaramatu, and environs, which he said is being carried out on the pretext of looking for members of the Niger Delta Avengers. By Sahara Reporters May 16, 2016 Government Ekpemupolo, the Niger Delta militant declared wanted...

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