Thursday , 18 January 2018

Power Briefing

NNPC to partner women body in promoting study of engineering among female children

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it is ready to collaborate with the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) to encourage female children to study Engineering. Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, stated this Tuesday when the leadership of APWEN paid him a courtesy visit at the NNPC Towers, Abuja. The GMD who commended members …

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DPR starts inquest into Lagos gas plant fire incident

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it has commenced an inquest into the fire incident that claimed two lives in a Second Coming Company, a gas plant in Magodo, Lagos. The Director of the Department, Mr Mordecai Ladan, stated this during the inspection of the just exploded gas plant in Lagos. According to Ladan, all parties involved will be …

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Panic as Niger Delta Avengers threaten to launch new attack on oil, gas firms in Nigeria

There was great panic as the Niger Delta Avengers, yesterday, threatened to launch a new attack on oil and gas companies in Nigeria as part of measures targeted at compelling the Federal Government to restructure the nation. Operators in the industry who spoke with The Daily, www.thedaily-ng.com yesterday, said the planned attack could cripple their operations, reduce output and shoot up prices …

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Kidnappers abduct 2 Americans, 2 Canadians in Nigeria; 2 police killed

Kidnappers have abducted two Americans and two Canadians in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, killing two police officers, a police spokesman said on Wednesday. Kidnappings are rife in Nigeria, where domestic security is weak, though they overwhelmingly target other Nigerians. However, abductions of foreigners are not uncommon. The foreigners were ambushed by unknown gunmen on their way from the …

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Fuel subsidy payment is fraudulent –  Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has alleged that the payment of fuel subsidy without appropriation by the National Assembly was fraudulent. In a statement released yesterday, Saraki indicated that: ‘’Today, the senate debated the interim report of the senate committee on downstream petroleum on the fuel scarcity crisis in the country. “This interim report stirred up a debate on the floor …

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OPEC Secretary General meets with HH Kuwait’s Emir, Deputy Prime Minister, Oil Minister

His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Emir of the State of Kuwait, yesterday received His Excellency Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), for a meeting in Bayan Palace, Kuwait City. In a statement, OPEC disclosed that the Secretary General also met with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State …

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Dogara laments: All is not well… Nigeria is now being painted red with blood

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the House of Representatives, has lamented the killings in various parts of the country. In his address to lawmakers when they resumed from recess on Tuesday, Dogara frowned at the violence in Benue, Taraba, Kaduna, Rivers, Zamfara, and Adamawa states. “Indeed at no time in the recent past has the nation’s peace and unity been so …

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Total export more oil to India as price hits $70 per barrel

Total has sold more Nigerian crude oil to India, and the March Angolan export plan was on track to slip on a barrel-per-day basis, traders said. According to Reuters, spot differentials to dated Brent were under downward pressure due to limited arbitrage and ample oil. It disclosed that a provisional export plan included 42 cargoes, but was still missing Sangos, …

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WAIPEC returns to Lagos February 6-8, 2018

The Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) has revealed that the West African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (WAIPEC) will return to Lagos for its second edition 6-8th February 2018 following hugely positive feedback from the inaugural event which took place at the Eko Convention Centre in February. In a statement sent to The Daily, www.thedaily-ng.com, the organisers disclosed that over 350 delegates …

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Soccer-Leicester through as Iheanacho scores first VAR goal in England

Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho scored the first goal in English football to be awarded using the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) as they reached the FA Cup fourth round with a 2-0 replay victory over third-tier Fleetwood Town on Tuesday. Iheanacho, who had put the hosts ahead in the first half, was initially ruled offside when he deftly chipped the ball over …

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Powering toward a total defeat of malaria

In Sub-Saharan Africa, the line between victory and defeat can be as thin as a mosquito net. Atai Okokon, a pharmacist and champion of public health in her native Nigeria, knows what it takes to win the fight against malaria. But, she also has seen how the disease spreads indiscriminately, even to her own son, Tomiwa. “Malaria doesn’t respect anybody,” …

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