• Kano-Deputy-Ggovernor-Dr.-Ganduje

    Kano Govt Sponsors 5,200 Pupils For Common Entrance Exam

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    Kano State Government has sponsored 5,200 pupils for the 2016 National Common Entrance Examinations. A press statement signed by the state’s information commissioner, Comrade Muhammad Garba disclosed that a total of N13million was spent for the registration of the candidates at the sum of N2,500 per pupil, besides N22 million for transport fare and feeding….

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    North Would Have Been In Misery Had Jonathan Won – Masari

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    Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari has said that northern Nigeria would have been in misery had former President Goodluck Jonathan won the 2015 presidential election. Speaking at the 33rd annual symposium in memory of late Malam Aminu Kano held at the Centre for Democratic Research and Training, AKCDRT,  Mambayya House, Kano, Governor Masari described…

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  • Cadbury

    Cadbury Nigeria Boosts Production Capacity By 37%

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    As part of efforts to improve its profitability, Cadbury Nigeria Plc has invested about N10 billion   on a new manufacturing plant to meet surging demand for its prime product. The company commissioned a new ultra-modern manufacturing plant in Lagos, which the management   believed would turn around the profitability of the company. The managing director/chief executive…

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    Oil & Gas Policy Agenda For The Incoming Government

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    Unfortunately, most African and developing economies depend on high value export commodities, such hydrocarbons that decimate the real productive sector of their economy. As evident in Nigeria and in almost all rentier economies, industries built on the back of such commodities are characterised by opacity, runaway corruption and operational and systemic deficiencies. Examples abound of…

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  • PENGASSAN May Have A Point On PPMC But…

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    A few days ago the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, suggested to the Federal Government of Nigeria that in order to solve the perennial problem of petroleum products availability, the subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, in charge of delivering such products nationwide, the Pipelines and Products Marketing…

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  • Rumblings In The Desert- Restructuring Saudi Aramco

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    Last week, it was a toss up whether to discuss changes in Saudi Arabian national oil company, Saudi Aramco, or the Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC), forensic report on the non-remittance of $20 billion into the federation account by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. The two news items hit the headlines about the same time…

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  • This Has To Be The Iceberg

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    In the past week the two major news items on the oil and gas realm in Nigeria and internationally may not be the same. But they underscore the complex and intricate relationship between nation states and those entrusted with the management of their hydrocarbon resources. In Nigeria it was all about the report on the…

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    The Case For Compressed Natural Gas

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    The company car that picked me up at the Simón Bolívar International Airport, Maiquetia, on the outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela, was running on compressed natural gas, or CNG. This was in August 1998. I recall asking the driver why he had a gas cylinder in his car boot next to where I put my bag…

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    Low Oil Price and Way Out for Nigeria

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    As we approach that day in May the montage of policies of the incoming administration of President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari on all sectors of Nigerian life will become less fuzzy. It is easy to deduce that due to the ideological polarity of the incoming and outgoing governments, the changes afoot will be sweeping. One of the…

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    PIB? Which PIB?

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    One of the casualties of the misgovernance of the last few years is the Petroleum Industry Bill, or PIB, as it is now widely known. Work on this governance tool started exactly fifteen years ago this April when the government of then President Olusegun Obasanjo commissioned two committees with parallel but convergent tasks of looking…

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