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Solid minerals sector generated N69.2b in 2015, says NEITI

Waziri Adio

Nigeria earned N69.2 billion from the solid minerals sector in 2015, an increase of 24% on the N55.8 billion earned from the sector in 2014. This disclosure is contained in the latest independent audit report of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) released on Sunday, November 19, 2017 following the approval of the report by the National Stakeholders Working ...

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Two Nigerians win Shell global entrepreneurship prize

Igo Weli Shell

Two Nigerian business owners, Mr. Precious Adeho and Mrs.Ngozi Deborah Atalor, have emerged winners in the 2017 Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators competition, a global contest open to beneficiaries of Shell LiveWIRE, and aimed at rewarding shining cases of innovation in businesses supported by the programme. The two Nigerians won the Merit prize along with four others in the same category, while businesses from the ...

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Eminent journalists, high profile Nollywood artists for induction as FRSC Celebrity Marshals

Boboye Oyeyemi

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Celebrity Marshals Unit has released a list of top media and entertainment personalities to be inducted as new members in 2017. This was contained in a press release by the Coordinator of the Unit, Chris Kehinde Nwandu, in Abuja. Some of the new celebrity marshals include AIT’s anchor person of Focus Nigeria, Gbenga Aruleba; ...

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Abuja chamber lauds VP’s economic planning, development efforts

Yemi Osinbajo

The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has commended Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), for the conclusions reached at the recent National Economic Council (NEC) meeting, saying they are critical first steps towards harmonising economic planning and development among the various levels of government. Making the commendation, the incoming President of the Chamber, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode (SAN), described ...

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I don’t know Kanu’s whereabouts, says lawyer

Nnamdi Kanu

Lead counsel to the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 told the Federal High Court that he had no information about his client’s whereabouts. Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, who came to court with other lawyers in his team, immediately after announcing his appearance, declared that he was appearing for Kanu who “is presently ...

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Court orders interim attachment of firm’s funds to EFCC

Federal High Court

The Federal High Court, Lagos has ordered the interim attachment of funds allegedly belonging to an oil company, Ontario Oil and Gas, over alleged fraudulent sale of refined petroleum. The trial judge, Hadiza Shagari, made the order, following an ex parte application filled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeking attachment of the funds. The commission, in the ...

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Court awards N10.3m damages against Lagos hotel

National Industrial Court

The National Industrial Court (NIC) in Lagos has awarded the sum of N10.3 million against Lagos Travel Inn over a disabling injury suffered by one of its employees, Mr Emmanuel Abah, in the course of his duties. Justice J. D Peters held that the NIC was a court of law and also of equity, which is governed by the rule ...

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Evans’ suspected accomplice sues Police over continued detention

Evans kidnapper

Mr Emeka Arinze, a suspected accomplice of alleged Kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike also known as Evans, on Monday, October 16, 2017 sued the Police before a Federal High Court, Lagos seeking his immediate release from detention. Arinze, in the suit, filed on his behalf by Mr. Ogedi Ogu is claiming the sum of N100 million and a public apology from ...

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Go and defend yourselves, court tells Akpobolokemi, others

Federal High Court

Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court, Lagos has dismissed the “no case” submission filed by the embattled former director general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi, and others. The court instead held that they should go and defend themselves in the alleged N2.6 billion fraud leveled against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ...

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Shell donates labs, ICT centre to Ogun community school

Shell Gas

The Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG) has donated an ultra-modern ICT Centre and science laboratories to African Church Community Secondary School in Ewupe, a community hosting the company’s facilities in Ota area of Ogun State. The donation was the second phase of SNG’s intervention in the school to bring it to a competitive standard. The company had in 2016 donated a ...

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