ILLEGAL REFINERIES: REPS CALL FOR REVIEW OF MODULAR REFINERIES LICENSES

The House of Representatives on Tuesday urged the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Regulatory Authority to review existing licenses for modular refineries in order to curb illegal refineries in the Niger Delta region. The House advised that new licenses be granted for the establishment of modular refineries as part of measures…

EIGHT RESCUED AS SOLDIERS ENGAGE BANDITS IN KADUNA COMMUNITY

About eight persons have been rescued by soldiers who engaged bandits in a gun battle in Unguwar Musa in Maranban Rido, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. A community leader in the area, Chief Joseph Sauri Garba, said the gun battle started around 12 am and lasted for several…

OPEC: OIL PRICES UNDER PRESSURE AS COUNTRIES IMPOSE MOBILITY RESTRICTIONS OVER OMICRON

Oil prices came under further downward pressure in December 2021, after some countries introduced stricter mobility restrictions, as a result of the spread COVID-19 Omicron variant, the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has stated. It also maintained the global GDP growth forecast for both 2021 and 2022 which…

(UPDATED): MAJOR FIRE DISASTER AVERTED AS TANKER GOES UP IN FLAMES IN IBADAN FILLING STATION

A major fire disaster was averted on Tuesday as a fuel tankerwent up in flames at a popular filling station, SAO, in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The filling station, located at Falana area, Challenge, Ibadan, was almost razed when a tanker offloading its content exploded, causing part of the…

FG LAMENTS POOR MANAGEMENT OF FUNDS IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

Federal Government has lamented that poor management of funds allocated to the tertiary institutions, especially Polytechnics and Colleges of Education has been the major challenge of the sub-sector. Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who said this while inaugurating the Governing Councils of new eight (8) Federal Polytechnics and six…

LAGOS GOVT TO RESCUE OVER TWO MILLION OUT-OF-SCHOOL CHILDREN THROUGH EKOEXCEL

Executive Chairman, Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB), Hon Wahab Alawiye-King, said the agency has since its inception in 2019, rescued a lot of children from engaging in various social vices in the state through its EkoExcel Programme, disclosing that the state had over two millions out-of-school children it…

FG LAMENTS POOR MANAGEMENT OF FUNDS IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

Federal Government has lamented that poor management of funds allocated to the tertiary institutions, especially Polytechnics and Colleges of Education has been the major challenge of the sub-sector. Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who said this while inaugurating the Governing Councils of new eight (8) Federal Polytechnics and six…

LIRS ANNOUNCES JANUARY 31 DEADLINE FOR FILING OF ANNUAL TAX RETURNS

The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) has announced January 31 as the deadline for filing of annual income tax returns by employers of labour. In a press statement signed by Monsurat Amasa, Head, Corporate Communications, LIRS, the service said failure to comply with the directive would attract penalties and…

PHOTOS: BANKS, SCHOOLS, MARKETS SHUT IN EBONYI OVER IPOB SIT-AT-HOME ORDER

Economic activities and others were on Tuesday grounded in Ebonyi State as banks, schools, markets, shops, filling stations were shut. This is following the sit-at-home home order declared by Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) over the ongoing trial of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, by the federal government. Some of…