Apapa-Wharf gridlock may lead to fuel scarcity, NUPENG warns

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has expressed concern over the gridlock being experienced by petroleum tankers and articulated vehicles as a result of the ongoing reconstruction on Apapa-Wharf  road, Lagos. Tokunbo Korodo, the south-west chairman of the union in an interview with NAN in Lagos on Thursday, noted that the gridlock […]

FG moves to stop diversion of explosives

The ministry of mines and steel development has commenced a review of the 1964 explosive act in the bid to curb illegal usage of explosives in the country. Speaking with NAN, Olayinka Oyebode, special assistant on media to Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steel development, said the ministry is working with the office of […]

Nipco offers $16m to take over Mobil

Nipco Plc is offering $16 million to increase its shares in Mobil Oil to 70 percent and comply with takeover rules in Nigeria. Nipco’s investment subsidiary bought 60% of Mobil Oil Nigeria shares from Exxon Mobil Corporation in October, when the latter pulled out of downstream fuel distribution in Nigeria. Nipco, which was founded in 2001 […]

Four senior Nigerian police officers dismissed

The Police Service Commission, PSC, has approved the dismissal of four senior police officers. The dismissed include one Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP, and three Assistant Superintendents of Police, ASP. They were sacked over cases of indiscipline. The Head, Press and Public Relations of the commission, Ikechukwu Ani, made this disclosure in a statement on […]

Nigeria to become 3rd most populous country by 2050 – UN Report

Nigeria is projected to be the world’s third most populous country by the year 2050, according to a report released by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The report, titled ‘World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision’, said with such development, Nigeria would overtake the United States in terms of population just as world […]

South African community withdraws quit order against Nigerians

The Nigeria Union in South Africa said on Thursday that one of the communities that gave Nigerians quit order had rescinded it. The president of the union, Ikechukwu Anyene, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Pretoria that a meeting was held by the union and the community as well as the […]

N255 million bulletproof car scandal: EFCC to grill Stella Oduah

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has invited a senator from Anambra State, Stella Oduah, for questioning over the N255 million car purchase scandal. Ms. Oduah, a former Minister of Aviation, would be grilled about her role in the controversial purchase of bulletproof cars which ridiculed the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan, the […]