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Appeal Court upholds conviction of foreigners for oil theft

oil installation

An Appeal Court, Lagos Division on Monday, July 17, 2017 upheld judgment of a Federal High Court, in Lagos, which had earlier sentenced nine foreigners to five years’ imprisonment for theft of crude oil from Nigeria. The convicts are Axel Jabone, Zahirul Islam, Juanito Infantado, Suarin Alave, Gatila Gadayan, Islam Shahinul, Islam Rafiqul, Shaikh Nomany and Rolando Comendador. The three-man ...

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Electricity hike suit for retrial

Electrical installations

The Court of Appeal in Lagos has ordered the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court to re-assign a suit on electricity tariff to a new judge for adjudication. The appeal court held that Justice Mohammed Idris, who heard the case, violated the appellant’s right to fair hearing and thereby committed “a grave error”. Activist-lawyer Toluwani Adebiyi sued the Nigerian ...

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Federal varsity, France in post-graduate studies partnership

Mr. Denys Gauer

The French ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Denys Gauer has reinstated the support of the French government to the partnership between Campus France, Abuja and the Federal University Ndfu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State. The French ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Denys Gauer has reinstated the support of the French government to the partnership between Campus France, Abuja and the Federal University Ndfu-Alike ...

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Groups petition Ngige on BATN, workers’ face-off

Dr. Chris Ngige

A coalition of civil society groups on the platform of the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) has written to Labour & Employment Minister, Dr. Chris Ngige, demanding his intervention in the alleged anti-labour practices reported in British American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN) factory in Ibadan, Oyo State. A handful of ex-BATN workers had in a press briefing in Lagos last year ...

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Federal varsity reviews government’s economic recovery plan

FUNAI

Over the last years the Nigerian economy has been in doldrums, leaving behind tales of inflation, unemployment, poverty and the likes. To stem the ugly tide and return the country on the part of economic prosperity, the administration of President Mohammadu Buhari launched the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP). The strategic importance of the Plan to the country in ...

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NEITI makes clarifications on non-remittance of crude oil proceeds, NLNG dividends

Waziri Adio

The Nigeria Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has said that there are misrepresentations and inaccuracies in some sections of the media arising from publications based on its recent presentation at a public hearing organised by the House of Representatives. The House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee had invited NEITI to its public hearing held on the Thursday, June 8, 2017 ...

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Group asks court to order government to provide free, pre-paid meters to all Nigerians

Babatunde-Fashola

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sued the Federal Government and the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, over “their collective failure, refusal and/or negligence toenforce their own directives to electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) to provide free pre-paid meters to all Nigerians and end the use of patently illegal, arbitrary, unfair and discriminatory estimated billing across the ...

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Nigeria earned $590bn from petroleum sector in 15 years, says transparency agency

Waziri Adio

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has called for closer partnership with the civil society to enable it implement remedial issues contained in its reports of the oil and gas industry. The Executive Secretary of NEITI, Waziri Adio, made the call in Abuja at a special workshop by Publish What You Pay, a leading civil society organisation working in ...

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The Eagle Online is back

Dotun Oladipo

The Eagle Online, a web-based newspaper published by Premium Eagle Media Limited, took a break to enable it change its host and put in place a new theme, both of which have been fully accomplished. Some of those who have visited the news website since it was reactivated have described it as reader friendly and fast on both handheld devices ...

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Shell inducts top-performing students into mentorship programme

Shell-students

Beneficiaries of The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Joint Venture undergraduate scholarship who have consistently earned excellent grades have been inducted into a new mentorship programme aimed at grooming them for entry into the oil and gas industry and motivating them to maintain their top academic performance. “Our ‘Shell Meet Scholars’ programme is an extension of our joint venture’s education initiative for ...

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