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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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Senate passes NFF adoption bill

Amanju Pinnick

The Senate has passed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Bill seeking to legalise the country’s football governing body. This followed the adoption of the report of the NFF establishment bill 2017 by the Senate Committee on Sports and Youth Development. Chairman of the Committee, Senator Obinna Ubah, stated that it had become necessary to repeal the extant laws guiding football in ...

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Manchester United most successful team in England

José-Mourinho

José Mourinho is now walking tall amongst fellow managers in the English Premier League. His team, Manchester United, is the most successful team in England, after picking up two trophies during the 2016/17 season. Mourinho’s side has triumphed in the League Cup and the Europa League, during an otherwise disappointing campaign, taking Manchester United’s tally of major trophies to 41. ...

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Tiger Woods denies arrest on drug influence

Tiger Woods

Golf multiple champion, Tiger Woods, has revealed that alcohol was “not involved” in his arrest while driving in Florida, USA, early on Monday, May 29, 2017. The player, who was charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI), blamed “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medication”. Police records show the 41-year-old golfer was pulled over at about 3.00 local time, about 7.00 ...

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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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Democracy Day: Nigerians asked to be vigilant

Bola-Tinubu

Former Lagos State governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has asked Nigerians to keep and nurture democracy, nor for the sake of democracy but for the sake of the country. “We must remember that should we fall asleep, there are those who would like nothing better than to take it from us,” he said in ...

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Children’s Day: Rescue of 82 Chibok schoolgirls described as significant

Chibok girls

Senator Oluremi Tinubu representing Lagos Central Senatorial District has said the recent rescue of 82 of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls is a proof of the commitment of the Federal Government to the wellbeing of the Nigerian child. On the occasion of this year’s Children’s Day, she said her prayers were with the remainder of the over 200 girls abducted from ...

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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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PIGB: NEITI lauds Senate, urges House for speedy action

Waziri Adio

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has welcomed what it describes as a “bold step” by the Senate to pass the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) on Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Abuja. The decision of the Senate to consider the bill as priority resulting in its passage is not only legendary, but historic given the challenges the bill ...

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Pogba dedicates Europa trophy to Manchester victims

Paul Pogba

World’s most expensive player, Paul Pogba, has dedicated the Europa victory over Ajax to victims of Monday’s attack in the city of Manchester, England. Pogba, who starred for Manchester United, scored one of the two goals that ensured that the British team triumphed over the Dutch side in Stockholm, Sweden on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. He said that his goal ...

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