Federal Government postpones planned fuel subsidy removal till further notice

…APC commends FG The Minister of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, Zainab Ahmed, yesterday announced that the Federal Government has postponed the planned removal of subsidy on petroleum products till further notice. Ahmed stated this at a meeting held at the National Assembly Complex, in Abuja, the Federal capital. The meeting, which was convened at the instance of the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, had in attendance the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva and the Group Managing Director of the. NNPC Ltd, Mele Kyari, among others.…

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“My refinery will kick off before this September” – Aliko Ɗangote

President of Ɗangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Ɗangote, has said the Dangote Refinery and Fertiliser projects will come on stream before the end of the third quarter of this year. He disclosed this when the President of the African Development Bank, (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, led a delegation of the bank to the project site in Lagos. “The refinery will commence operation by the third quarter of 2022. On the mechanical completion, we are almost finished but we have started hydro testing, almost 70% gone, hopefully before the end of Q3…

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Fuel subsidy: Anxiety, as TUC directs State councils, affiliates to prepare for strike

Following the decision of the Federal Government to remove the subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit, otherwise known as petrol, with effect from June, the Trade Union Congress, (TUC), has directed its State councils and affiliates to commence mobilisation for industrial actions against the planned removal. Recall that the union had insisted that the government must revitalise the refineries, establish new ones, including modular refineries, ensure effective policing of the nation’s borders to stem the smuggling of petroleum products, among other things. These were the resolutions of the TUC National Executive…

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“Be fair in assessing my government” – Buhari to Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians to be fair in assessing him on the campaign promises he made ahead of the 2019 elections. The president expressed the assurance that his administration was doing everything possible to hand over a better Nigeria than the one he inherited. Speaking in Kafanchan, as part of activities of his two-day visit to Kaduna to commission projects executed by Governor El-Rufai, he enjoined Nigerians to be fair in their assessment of what his government has so far achieved. President Buhari while at the Emir…

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State Visit: President Buhari commissions several urban renewal projects in Kaduna

…Recounts narrow escape from bomber at Kawo market President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, inaugurated several urban renewal projects executed by Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i and commissioned within the metropolis as well as Kafanchan municipal, during his 2-day official visit to the State. While commissioning the remodeled Murtala Square in Kaduna, the President congratulated the State governor for his commitment and success towards changing the face of the State. According to him, he has lived in Kaduna all his life but can hardly find his way around as a result of…

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Electoral Act Amendment: NASS re-amends Bill, rescinds decision on direct primaries, as Senate, Reps. differ on consensus option

The National Assembly has re-amended the Electoral Act (amendment) Bill yesterday, approving both direct and indirect primaries for political parties for elective positions. Both Chambers made the re-amendment in separate plenary sessions. In the Senate, the lawmakers also added the consensus clause for the nomination of candidates by political parties. In a statement, the upper chamber equally noted that “a political party that adopts the direct primaries procedure shall ensure that all aspirants are given equal opportunity of being voted for by members of the party”. In a statement, the…

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“We won’t release 2023 election timetable until Electoral Bill is signed into law” ― INEC Chairman

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), has said it will not release the 2023 general election timetable until the Electoral Act (amendment) Bill is signed into law. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this yesterday in Abuja, during the Commission’s first quarterly consultative meeting with political parties. He said; “On the Electoral Amendment Bill currently before the National Assembly, the Commission is encouraged by the Senate President’s assurance to give priority attention to the Bill when the National Assembly reconvenes from its recess today, and the commitment by the President…

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Electoral Act: CSOs give Buhari, NASS ultimatum to pass Amendment Bill into law

…’Override Buhari’s veto or delete areas of complaints’ – PDP tells lawmakers A coalition of leading Civil Society Organisations, (CSOs), working for the perfection of the electoral system in Nigeria have urged the legislature and President Muhammadu Buhari to conclude the process of the Electoral Act (amendment) Bill by January, 31. The CSOs, who made their appeal yesterday in Abuja, during a news conference, also said that any further delay on the conclusion of the Electoral Act amendment process was inimical to the preparations for Ekiti and Osun States off-cycle…

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2023 Presidency: Arewa remains the Kingmaker with its population but… Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide

As the race for 2023 heats up for who succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide says the northern Nigeria remains the kingmaker and decider with its large population, but the group is pleading with Arewa to cede the presidency to the Igbos. Secretary General of the Ohaneaeze Ndigbo Worldwide Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro made this declaration in Kaduna Monday while interfacing with the leadership of Arewa Consultative Youth Forum led by Yerima Shettima. Isiguzoro said the body came to interface with the North and meet with stakeholders as against…

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2023 Presidency: “I’m sure I will emerge victorious eventually ” – Bola Tinubu

…As crowd chants: ‘You’re our next president!’ during Asiwaju’s visit to Kano The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has boasted that despite the challenges in his way ahead of the 2023 presidential election, he is sure of victory in the end. The APC’s National Leader made this remark of certainty on Saturday, after he visited Rashidi Ladoja, a former governor of Oyo State. Tinubu said he is confident based on the positive reactions and support he is getting from critical stakeholders and allies,…

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