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Escravos Pipeline Fire update: Gas Supply to Power Plants Remains Intact – NNPC

Escravos Pipeline Fire update: Gas Supply to Power Plants Remains Intact – NNPC

Economy
NNPC Group Managing Director, Maikanti Baru, said this in Friday while directing that an alternative pipeline be re-streamed immediately to ensure gas supply to power plants in parts of the country is not disrupted. Already, gas supply into the network via alternative sources has been ramped up ahead of ongoing repair works on the affected segment. The strategic Escravos to Lagos Pipeline System was affected by a fire at a segment along Egbokodo-Omadino, in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State in the early hours of Thursday. Apart from being the main source of gas supply to some crucial power plants, ELPS also feeds the West Africa Gas Pipeline System.
Buhari Asks Benue Leaders To Accommodate Their Countrymen ‘In The Name Of God’

Buhari Asks Benue Leaders To Accommodate Their Countrymen ‘In The Name Of God’

Politics
The President, who asked the people to accommodate their countrymen, also assured them that all the perpetrators of violence in Benue would be made to face the wrath of the law. He made the appeal on Monday while receiving a delegation of political leaders, traditional rulers and elders of the state led by Governor Samuel Ortom, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. “Your Excellency, the governor, and all the leaders here, I am appealing to you to try to restrain your people,” President Buhari said in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina. “I assure you that the Police, the Department of State Security and other security agencies had been directed to ensure that all those behind the mayhem get punished. “I ask you in the name of God
Buhari Meets Benue Leaders

Buhari Meets Benue Leaders

Security
Other Benue leaders at the meeting with President Buhari are Fmr. Senate President David Mark, Minister of Agriculture Audu Ogbeh, George Akume, and Barnabas Gemade. Governor Ortom denied arming militia in his state but rather said that the state has no land for colonies as proposed by the Federal Government. The Benue leaders discussed with the Federal Government on ways to end the crisis in the state.
Federal High Court Order The Nigerian Police To Unseal Peace Corps Office

Federal High Court Order The Nigerian Police To Unseal Peace Corps Office

Security
In a Ruling on Monday, Justice Tsoho ordered the Police and other security agencies laying siege at the premises of the Peace Corps headquarters to vacate as well as hand over possession of the office to the organization.  The court gave the order following a ruling on a motion on notice filed by the National commandant of peace Corps of Nigeria, Dickson Akoh, and the Incorporated Trustees of the organisation Seeking the unsealing and vacation of the peace corps national headquarters by the police and other security agencies Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the same Federal High Court had on November 9, 2017 ordered the police to unseal the headquarters of Peace Corps in a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by Akoh and 49 others, challenging their unlawful arrest and detention b
Fayose Charges Teachers To Give Their Best In 2018

Fayose Charges Teachers To Give Their Best In 2018

Education
The governor said this in Ado Ekiti, the state capital during an interactive session with public primary and secondary school teachers at the government house. Gov. Fayose who spoke to newsmen at the end of the meeting said his administration will do everything humanly possible to find solutions to some of the issues raised by the teachers. Training and retraining of teachers in the state, the Ekiti governor assured the teachers of his administration’s commitment to capacity building. Speaking on behalf of the teachers, the chairman of the Nigerian Union Of Teachers, Comrade Olusegun Olugbesan urged the governor to beef up the prompt payment of teachers’ salaries. AIT’s Yemi Adebayo reports that governor Fayose also charged teachers in the state to work round the clock and
Benue Killings: Osinbajo Never Ignored Ortom’s Warning – Presidency

Benue Killings: Osinbajo Never Ignored Ortom’s Warning – Presidency

Security
Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande, said this in a statement signed by him on Monday. According to the statement, Governor Ortom had written to Professor Osinbajo who was Acting President on June 7, 2017, to protest a report in which the leadership of Miyetti Allah purportedly stated that it was opposed to the anti-open grazing law in Benue and that they would mobilise to resist the law. Meanwhile, the Miyetti Allah had written to the vice president on June 5, 2017, on the same law to protest several sections of the law. The governor had also called for the arrest of the leadership of Miyetti Allah for allegedly using words such as “wicked, obnoxious and repressive,” to describe the grazing law, and describing them as “ut
APC Is Afraid Of Going Into Election, Says PDP

APC Is Afraid Of Going Into Election, Says PDP

Politics
The party said this on Sunday in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan. “We all know that the APC is mortally afraid of going into any election, particularly at the grassroots, as Nigerians across board are bitter with them for their deceit and the wrecking of our once robust economy,” the statement said. “Nigerians are also at pains over the poor welfare direction of the ruling party which has resulted in the penetrating hardship now being suffered under the APC controlled Federal Government misrule. The APC is petrified because Nigerians have renewed their interest in the PDP as the only genuine people-oriented party.” PDP believes its victory in the Osun senatorial bye-election, as well as the recent local council polls in Ekiti and De
No Going Back On Government’s Decision To Sack More Than 36,000 Workers In The State;Nasir El-Rufai

No Going Back On Government’s Decision To Sack More Than 36,000 Workers In The State;Nasir El-Rufai

Education
Governor El Rufai has also denied reports that he ordered the police to disrupt a protest match staged by the Nigerian Labour Congress on Thursday in Kaduna to kick against the action of the state Government. Speaking to state House correspondents after attending Friday's Juma'at service at the Presidential villa mosque, Governor EL Rufai said he recognises the right of every individual or group to protest so long as such an action carried out in line with the laws of the land. The Kaduna state Chief executive disclosed that workers affected by the latest retrenchment exercise will paid their entitlements. More than twenty one thousand teachers are affected in the sack of over thirty six thousand workers in Kaduna State The affected teachers were said to have failed a com...
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