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Abuja-Kaduna rail travelers safe – NRC assures

Abuja-Kaduna rail service By Lucy Ogalue The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), says it has intensified efforts to ensure the safety of trains and passengers that travel via the Abuja-Kaduna Train Service(AKTS). Mr Paschal Nnorli, Manager, AKTS, NRC, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Tuesday in Abuja, said that the 1955 …

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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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Facebook blocks Netanyahu’s chatbox for election violation

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at Facebook (FB.O) on Tuesday after the social network blocked a “chatbot” from his right-wing Likud party’s account for violating election day rules. “They took a 100 kg hammer and brought it down on a fly, because it is a Likud fly,” Netanyahu said …

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Xenophobia: S/Africa finally allows Air Peace to evacuate 2nd batch of Nigerians

Air Peace flights By Fortune Abang South African authorities have granted landing permit to Air Peace Flight B777 to enable it to evacuate some 320 Nigerians escaping from xenophobia in that country, a Nigerian consular officer has confirmed. Nigeria’s Consul- General in Johannesburg, Mr Godwin Adama, made the confirmation in a telephone interview with News …

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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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UNGA: Nigeria’s Muhammad-Bande takes over as president

Ambassador Muhammad-Bande: declares interest in UNGA Presidency By Harison Arubu Ms Maria Espinosa, the President of the 73rd UN General Assembly, on Monday handed over to Nigeria’s Muhammad-Bande, who will lead the 74th session of the assembly in the next one year. The ceremony, held inside the General Assembly Hall of the UN headquarters in …

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Shell deploys cameras to track spills, crude theft

  Shell Worker By Edeki Igafe The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) says it has deployed state-of-the-art high definition cameras for quick detection and response to crude oil theft and spills from its facilities. Mr Igo Weli, SPDC General Manager, External Relations disclosed this at a workshop on Monday tagged: “2019 Pipelines …

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