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Why some NNPC mega stations are shut – NNPC

Nigeria’s state oil firm, NNPC, on Wednesday gave reasons why some of its mega filling stations in Abuja and environs have been out of service for almost two months now. The spokesperson of the corporation, Ndu Ughamadu, told PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone interview that the stations, like most others…

NNPC TOWERS

India largest importer of Nigeria’s crude oil in 2017 – NNPC

India was the largest importer of Nigeria’s crude oil in 2017, a report by the state oil firm, NNPC has shown. The report, which identified Nigeria’s crude destinations all through 2017, showed that India imported over 131 million barrels of Nigeria's crude. The second largest importer of Nigeria’s crude for…

Port Harcourt Refinery

No Nigerian refinery worked up to 50% capacity in 2017 – NNPC

None of Nigeria's four refineries worked up to 50 per cent of their capacity at any time during 2017, official figures from the state oil firm, NNPC show. The NNPC has four major refineries, two in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, which combine to form the Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC)…

President Buhari with APC Governors President Buhari with APC Governors

Governors accuse NNPC of inflating fuel subsidy figures, demand probe from 2015

State governors have alleged an inflation by almost 50 per cent in the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) figures on petrol consumption and demanded a probe of oil subsidy payments from 2015 till date. After a meeting with the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday night, the governors told State house…

Lagos, other African cities, pledge to cut climate emissions to zero by 2050

Lagos state, among other states in Africa, has pledged to deliver its share of emission cuts in order to meet the climate change targets in the Paris Agreement by 2050. The Paris Agreement on Climate change, signed by President Muhammadu Buhari on the 22nd of September, 2016, committed Nigeria to…

Bus

Abuja records highest average fares for bus, air travels in April — NBS

The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has recorded the highest fares for bus journeys within the city, intercity bus journeys and for journeys to specified routes by air, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said. The bureau disclosed this in its Transport Fare Watch report for April 2018, which it…

President Muhammadu Buhari signing

Petroleum Industry Bill yet to reach Buhari — Presidency

The Presidency has said the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) which was harmonised on March 28, is yet to get to the desk of President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement, Wednesday, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Ita Enang, said his findings revealed that the Bill was…

A petrol station used to illustrate the story

Average prices of petrol, diesel fell in April 2018 – NBS

The average price per litre paid by consumers for petrol decreased by 7.3 per cent to N151.4 in April 2018 from N163.4 recorded in March 2018, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said. The average price of petrol however increased by one per cent when compared to the average…

Tankers in Apapa

Marketers, tanker drivers, others speak on Apapa Gridlock

Marketers, tanker drivers and other road users have said the gridlock menace that usually affects operations along the Apapa ports and corridor, has largely reduced. A statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES, Friday, described the gridlock as a festering sore in the operations of the Apapa Ports, businesses in Apapa and…

Babatunde Raji Fashola

Fashola defines ‘Change’ to tanker drivers

In a keynote address to the petroleum tanker driver’s branch of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), the minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, defined what change should mean to petroleum tanker drivers. The address was made on Thursday in Abuja. While explaining the…

10 Africans selected to attend Young Global Leaders’ Training

Ten of the 100 persons selected by the World Economic Forum (WEForum) to join the 2018 Young Global Leaders five-year training are from Africa. According to a statement published on the website of the WEForum, Wednesday, they were nominated because of their ground-breaking work, creative approaches to problems and ability…

Premium Times' Publisher, Dapo Olorunyomi and Judiciary reporter, Evelyn Okakwu after receiving the Torchbearer of Press Freedom Award.

Journalists’ Union speaks of growing climate of fear at press award night

The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Saturday in Abuja gave kudos to over two dozen of its members who, in the course of their job as reporters, had suffered abuse and threats ranging from imprisonment, illegal detention, warrantless arrests, and dangerous assault from state agents and non-state actors. The union…

Food store

#KnowYourFood: Type 2 diabetics and carbohydrates

As one of the world’s most common diseases, diabetes is a disease that should be taken very seriously. Diabetes occurs when the body’s ability to produce or respond to insulin, a hormone which regulates the amount of glucose in the blood, is impaired, resulting in abnormal digestion of carbohydrates and…

National Assembly

Group urges NASS to pass right to food bill

A call for the National Assembly to pass the Right to Food Bill has been made by the Emir of Argungu, Samai'la Mera, alongside members of the Right to Food Coalition (RFC). During an advocacy visit by the coalition of civil society groups promoting the right of every Nigerian to…

A local refinery used to illustrate the story

Nigeria approves 13 modular refineries – Baru

Nigeria has given licenses to 13 firms to establish modular refineries. A total of 35 firms expressed interest to establish the refineries, indicating less than half got the approvals from the department of petroleum resources. This was disclosed by Maikanti Baru, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum…

nigerian-newspapers

World Press Freedom Day: El-Rufai, Ganduje, Sani-Bello, Paradigm want conducive media environment

In commemoration of the World Press Freedom Day, Nigerian state governors and institutions Wednesday pledged commitment to a conducive environment in the country for journalists to play their role as the fourth estate of the realm. In Kaduna, Governor Nasir El-Rufai said he is conscious of the imperative role of…

Volcanic eruption

Hawaii evacuates town due to Volcanic eruption

Hawai’s most active volcano, Kilauea, erupted on Thursday and released lava into a residential area causing the evacuation of hundreds from their homes. CNN reports that the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory indicated that the eruption affected Leilani Estates, a subdivision in the lower East Rift Zone of Kilauea volcano. "Shortly before…

African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) initiative

Nigeria begins sensitisation of citizens on rejected African trade treaty

The Federal Government has begun a campaign to sensitise Nigerians on the implications and opportunities of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) initiative of the African Union (AU). The Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN) in a statement on Wednesday said it kicked off the country-wide campaign in Kano…

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

UPDATED: Contrary to CBN’s claim, fire at headquarters confirmed by fire service

There was fire inside the compound of the Central Bank of Nigeria headquarters on Tuesday, contrary to the claim of the bank, the fire service has said. The bank on Tuesday evening claimed that what observers thought was fire at its headquarters was just smoke. In a statement sent to…

Bridging Gender Knowledge Gap in Wikipedia: Reflections from Nigeria and Egypt. The panel was moderated by Nnenna Nwakanma. Ana Brandusescu and Roseblossom Ozurumba

#IFF2018 (Day 3): Programme kicks off with session on freeing internet space in Africa

Today, Thursday is the last day of the Internet Freedom Forum 2018, which has been on since Tuesday. Since it began, the forum has pointed out, and addressed many issues affecting internet users in Africa. With the aid of experts, the forum addressed issues of internet shutdown, cybercrime laws, fake…

Panelists discussing cybercrime laws and freedom of expression

#IFF2018 (Day 2): PTCIJ launches fact-checking partnership

Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) on Tuesday commenced a partnership with the Paradigm Initiative on Dubawa, its fact-checking arm. The process was initiated at the ongoing Internet Freedom Forum (IFF) in Abuja, which PREMIUM TIMES is a partner. The founder of Paradigm Initiative, Gbenga Sesan, described the partnership…

Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun

Ogun Drum Festival self sustaining – Amosun

The Governor of Ogun State, has said that the recently concluded Drum Festival, hosted by the state, generated a lot of income for both Ogun indigenes and the state government. While speaking to state house correspondents, he said the festival would be self sustaining because of the level of income…

Panelists at Facebook Roundtable on Fake News at the Internet Freedom Forum

#IFF2018: PTCIJ launches fact-checking partnership

Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) is set to launch a partnership with the Paradigm Initiative on Dubawa, its fact-checking arm. The launch will be done at the ongoing Internet Freedom Forum (IFF) in Abuja, which PREMIUM TIMES is a partner. The founder of Paradigm Initiative, Gbenga Sesan, described…

BBNaija Double Wahala

2018 #Big Brother Naija makes billions from voting

The just-concluded third season of the reality TV show, Big Brother Naija “Double Wahala”, may have made billion from viewers. The host of the show, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, revealed that over 170 million votes were cast in the course of the season, 30 million of it coming in the final week.…

African Development Bank

EIB, AfDB to finance Development Bank of Nigeria with $70 million

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have agreed to support the new Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) with $70 million. EIB put in an equity stake of $20 million to finance the bank, while AfDB put in $50 million as equity participation. A statement sent…