EXXONMOBIL SECURITY WORKERS PROTEST LEGITIMATE : FEMI FALANA

AS NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE. The Counsel to the aggrieved security workers of ExxonMobil, Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN has described the ongoing pickets at the companies offices as legitimate while negotiations between the workers and ExxonMobil continue. Speaking on Tvplus Africa, the legal luminary said “We got a judgement from the supreme court on the 20th of April 2018. The judgement has not been complied with, hence the workers embarked on the protest with a view to enforcing the judgement, which is legitimate, otherwise we didn’t really need…

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EXXONMOBIL MUST OBEY SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT : SECURITY WORKERS

It is day 32 of the pickets of ExxonMobil offices across Nigeria by the aggrieved workers who were laid off by the company.  The trouble began 18 years ago when Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited attempted to transfer its security workers whom they employed at various times to the Nigerian Police. The security personnel had responded to adverts placed in newspapers. They were shortlisted, passed aptitude tests and were given letters of appointment after medical screening. They were later sent for a 3 month Basic Guard Training at the Police Training…

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37 YOUTH CORP MEMBERS SURVIVE CRASH ON LAGOS/SHAGAMU EXPRESS WAY

A white Coaster bus conveying 37 National Youth Service Corp Members from Shagamu to Sango Otta in Ogun State, crashed at Panco, 15.16Hrs on Monday afternoon. According to the Public Education Officer of the Ogun State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission FRSC, Florence Okpe, there was no casualty, but 19 of the Corp members, (9 males and 10 females sustained injuries and were taken to the FRSC Accident Emergency Clinic for evaluation and treatment while four of the victims with severe injuries were referred to Olabisi Onabanjo…

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THE DECISION TO SACK DAURA UNANIMOUS – PRESIDENCY

Nigeria’s Presidency has said that there is no rift between Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari on the decision to sack Lawal Daura, the Director-General ofthe Department of Security Services, DSS. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this yesterday, while fielding questions from State House correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja. The meeting was chaired by the acting President. “What we will like to say for the umpteenth time is that the presidency is one. Whenever the President…

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NDLEA SEIZES 3 TONNES OF ILLICIT DRUGS IN LAGOS. ARRESTS 166 SUSPECTS

The Lagos State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has seized over 3 tonnes of illicit drugs worth millions of naira in Lagos. Alhaji Sule Aliyu, the Lagos State commander who made the disclosure on Tuesday, said the seizure was made between January and July 2018 and 166 suspects were arrested in connection with the drugs which include Cannabis Sativa, Tramadol, Cocaine, Exol, Raphynol and Heroine. According to him, Cannabis Sativa, otherwise known as Igbo amounted to 1596.317 kilogrammes, Tramadol, with the total of 995.750 kilogrammes. Others…

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OSINBAJO DENIES CALLING AGITATORS ‘POLITICAL JOBBERS’, SAYS DEBATE ON RESTRUCTURING IS IMPORTANT

Nigeria’s Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has distanced himself from reports linking him to a statement that those calling for the restructuring of the country are political jobbers. Many analysts in the electronic media who had wondered whether the acting president, a thoroughbred professor could ever have made such a statement, can now heave a sigh of relief. According to Mr Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicicy, in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, the assertion was linked to the acting president…

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TINUBU AT 65, COMMENDS BUHARI ADMINISTRATION, POINTS THE WAY FOWARD

The former governor of Lagos State and National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who turns 65 today, gave a powerful speech at the 9th Colloquium to mark his birthday on Tuesday in Lagos. Titled “Use What We Make, Make What We Use,” Tinubu presented what looked like his vision for the Nigeria of our dreams, the dawn of a new era or a roadmap. With the benefit of hindsight and foresight, he kept the audience spellbound. For the records, here is the full text of…

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NIGERIA WILL SOON GET OUT OF RECESSION –KEMI ADEOSUN, FINANCE MINISTER

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has assured Nigerians that the country will soon be out of the economic recession. She expressed her optimism at the 9th Annual Bola Ahmed Tinubu Colloquium to mark the 65th birthday of the former governor and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), at Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos on Tuesday March 28. The Minister revealed that the Federal Government recently released N1trillion for Capital Expenditure to make the economy productive, among other measures being taken to bring about multiple streams of revenue.…

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PRESIDENT BUHARI THANKS BRITAIN FOR SUPPORT IN DEGRADING BOKO HARAM.

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed appreciation to the British Government “for the very effective materials and logistical support to Nigeria” in the fight against Boko Haram. The statement was made available by Femi Adesina, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity. According to the President, in spite of “isolated attacks against soft targets,” the British assistance helped in flushing “Boko Haram out of their hide-out base and severely degraded their capacity to mount a serious attack on Nigerian assets.” President Buhari’s appreciation was contained in a formal letter he wrote to…

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NIGERIA UNVEILS VISA ON ARRIVAL FOR FOREIGN INVESTORS

A liberalised online Visas On Arrival (VOA) facility to the public, especially foreign investors willing to invest in Nigeria has been announced by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) The Controller-General of the NIS, Mr Muhammad Babandede, who made the announcement on Thursday in Abuja said the measure was part of the resolution of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) aimed at attracting foreign investors to the country .”As a critical member of PEBEC, The NIS has automated its visas application and processing services at all entry points. This is…

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