Despite NNPC’s claims, petrol queues return in Abuja, Lagos

Long queues at filling stations by consumers of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol resumed at the weekend in Lagos and Abuja. The development contradicted the assurance from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) that it has enough products to bring the nation to normalcy in the supply of petrol. A visit to some filling stations More...

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By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Delta invites Avengers over plans to attack oil facilities

The Delta State government has invited leaders of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) for talks over its threat to resume attack on oil facilities in the Niger Delta. Last week, the NDA renewed call for restructuring More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
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CBN raises alarm over fake Emefiele Twitter handles

The Central Bank of Nigeria on Tuesday raised the alarm over what it called a fake Twitter handles linked to the CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele. The apex financial regulatory body said that the Twitter handles More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
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FG moves to block leakages, orders contractors to show TIN before payment

The Federal Government has ordered vendors of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to display their Tax Identification Numbers (TINs) on their invoices before payments are effected. The directive was handed More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 8th, 2018
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Fuel Scarcity: PDP raises alarm over FG’s plan to begin new fuel subsidy plan

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday raised the alarm over the on-going proposal by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government to begin a fresh subsidy plan in an attempt to end the current More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, January 5th, 2018
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Falana advises FG to reject IPMAN’s pressure on fuel price hike

Lagos lawyer and member of the inner bar, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), on Thursday advised the Federal Government to reject pressure by the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN)  to increase More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 4th, 2018
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Fuel Scarcity: Why NNPC ‘ll sell petrol directly to marketers for now—FG

The Federal Government on Wednesday disclosed that the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will, henceforth, sell petroleum products directly to marketers in order to arrest the fuel scarcity crisis and More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 4th, 2018
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Why nationwide blackout has not been stemmed—TCN

Efforts by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to restore electricity failed on Wednesday following a second system collapse of transmission network at exactly 14.19 hours. According to TCN, the second system More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 4th, 2018
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Appeal Court declares Okoronkwo IPMAN president

An Appeal Court sitting in Abuja has declared Elder Chinedu Okoronkwo as the President of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN). A statement issued after the National Executive Meeting More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
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Nationwide blackout regrettable, challenge ‘ll soon be over—FG

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Wednesday regretted the nationwide blackout, assuring that it is a phase that would soon pass away. Fashola said the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN More...