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OML 25: SPDC, Belema signs dispute closure agreement

Oil drilling in Niger Delta By Edith Ike-Eboh The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) with its joint venture partners, Shell Production Development Company (SPDC) and Belema OIL, have resolved the dispute on the operation of Oil Mining Lease (OML) 25. The group at the signing of the dispute closure agreement in Abuja, on Tuesday agreed …

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Gatefield, Oliver’s Burgers launch campaign against “Shisha” consumption

Campaign on dangers of consuming Shisha By Emmaunel Afonne Gatefield, a Public Strategy Firm in collaboration with an Abuja’s leading Burger restaurant, Oliver’s Burger  in Abuja launched a campaign on the dangers of Shisha consumption in the country. Shisha smoking – also called hookah, narghile, waterpipe, or hubble bubble smoking – is a way of …

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10,000 Nigerian girls forced into prostitution in Burkina Faso – Ambassador 

The Nigerian Ambassador to Burkina Faso, Ramatu Ahmed says no fewer than 10,000 Nigerian girls are forced into prostitution in Burkina Faso. Ahmed disclosed this in an Interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN)  in Ouagadougou on Monday She said the  victims of sex-trade were mainly underage girls kept in appalling conditions in Ouagadougou …

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Hong Kong: Clashes break out after mass protesters defy Police ban (Video)

Hong Kong protesters Clashes between men wearing white shirts and pro-democracy protesters broke out at several Hong Kong metro stations on the night of Sept. 15, capping off the city’s 15th weekend of unrest that saw police fire tear gas and water cannons at the demonstrators.   Videos posted online show a group of unmasked men wearing white shirts …

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Man encounters organ weakness after handshake in Enugu, police intervene

Ebere Amaraizu, Enugu Police Spokesman By Stanley Nwanosike The Police Command in Enugu State is investigating a complaint of alleged weakness of male genital organ by Mr Sunday Ebubechukwu, after a handshake with a suspect identified as Anayo. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed this in a statement made available to News …

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Street protest will not change our leaders – CharlyBoy

Charlyboy: the convener of the protest By Joshua Olomu Charles Oputa, a.k.a “Charlyboy”,  convener of  ‘OurMumuDonDo Movement’, on Friday said street protest by Nigerians over national issues cannot change political leaders at all levels. Charlyboy made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. He said that successive Nigerian political leaders had …

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NYCN commends Obiano for appointing Nduanya, 4 youths

Deputy National President of NYCN, Mr Innocent Nduanya appointed SA by Gov. Willie Obiano Youth Groups under the aegis of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) have commended Gov. Willie Obiano for appointing five youths into key positions in his administration. Speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Friday, Kenny Anwujuola, Public Relations Officer of …

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How Public, private partnerships drive agricultural devt

Farmers in Nigeria By Itohan Abara-Laserian Dr Adetunji Oredipe, Task Leader of the World Bank Assisted Agro-Processing, Productivity, Enhancement and Livelihood Support (APPEALS) Project says there are potentials embedded in public and private partnerships to drive agricultural development. Oredipe said this during the Lagos State Agricultural Stakeholders Engagement, held in Lagos. He said that the …

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Ganduje to increase education funding to tackle out-of- school children challenge

Gov. Ganduje of Kano State By Muhammad Nur Tijani Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on Thursday said that the state government would increase the funding of education to tackle increasing number of out-of-school children. Ganduje said during the official flag-off of free and compulsory basic and secondary education in Kano, that the government would …

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Nigeria assures OPEC on Crude oil production cut target

  OPEC headquarters in Vienna By Edith Ike-Eboh Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, says that Nigeria will cut down on its crude oil production to comply with the targets set by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Slyva gave the assurance at the 16th Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC),  meeting in …

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