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Buhari Appoints Adesugba as MD, NEPZA

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Adesoji Adesugba as the new Managing Director of Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), a parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment. The President’s approval was given in a letter addressed to the Minister, dated 26th June, 2020 and signed by […]

Fidelity Bank Lauds NNPC, Oilserv; Pledges Support for AKK Gas Project

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Top Nigerian lender, Fidelity Bank Plc, Tuesday commended the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Oilserv, contractors to the $2.8bn Ajaokuta – Kaduna – Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline Project, which was flagged off Tuesday, June 30, 2020, with the ground breaking ceremony at Ajaokuta, Kogi State. Designed in line with the key […]

Air Peace Flight Departs UK With 315 Nigerian Evacuees

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal government has stated that it is conveying about 315 Nigerians who were stranded in the United Kingdom due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. This was announced in the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM),  Twitter handle , stating that the flight departed Heathrow Airport, London at about 5pm […]

Nigeria to Announce New Resumption Date for Local Flights

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government (FG) has hinted that it will announce a new date for resumption of local flights operation next week. Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika gave the hint Thursday in Abuja during the briefing by members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. The Minister who was represented […]

NNPC Produces 218.37Bn Cubic Feet (BCF) of Natural Gas in March

… Records 47 Per cent Decrease in Pipeline Vandalism (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said that 218.37billion Cubic Feet (BCF) of natural gas was produced in March 2020, translating to an average daily production of 7493.65Million Standard Cubic Feet per Day (mmscfd). This was contained in NNPC Monthly Financial and […]

Court Orders Zenith Bank to Refund $8,541 to Customer

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, on Friday ordered Zenith Bank PLC to reverse payment of 8,541 dollars from the account of one of its customers, Mr Ida Gabriel. Delivering judgment, Magistrate Aliyu Shafa, held the defendant (Zenith Bank Plc) was not able to prove to the court that the said […]

Nigeria Suspends Resumption of Domestic Flights

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government (FG) has suspended resumption of domestic flights formerly scheduled for Sunday, June 21. Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, announced the suspension at a Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja Thursday. The Minister who was represented by the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt […]

Dangote Denies Co-Ownership of Suspended Executive Jets Airline

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Dangote has denied allegations that he is a co-owner of Executive Jets Services Ltd, an aviation company whose operating license was recently suspended indefinitely by the Ministry of Aviation after flouting lockdown guidelines for safety when it conveyed an artiste to Abuja for a concert. A statement by Anthony Chiejina, Group Head, […]

Atiku Raises Alarm Over Nigeria’s Rising Debt Profile, Financial Crisis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has lamented the increasing rate of Nigeria’s rising debt profile. The former PDP presidential candidate stated this in a statement via his official Twitter page on Tuesday, stressing that Nigeria is in a financial crisis. He stated: “Nothing has shocked me in my entire life in […]

Airport Reopening: FAAN Asks Passengers to Arrive 3hrs Before Flights

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As plans geared up for the resumption of commercial flights in the country, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has advised passengers to arrive at airports at least three hours before flight time. The agency made this known on Monday through Twitter as it said that early arrival would facilitate efficient checks […]

Firstbank Presents Devices to Lagos State For Students e-Learning

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider has provided presented 20,000 units of e-learning devices to the Lagos State government at the State House in Marina, Lagos. The devices are planned for distribution to school children. With the gesture, the Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the State […]

COVID-19: Petroleum Industry Earmarks Funding for Medical Infrastructure

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Of the N21billion ($58million) pledged in kind as medical intervention by the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry to combat COVID-19 and improve on healthcare delivery in the Country, 53 per cent of the sum pledged has been earmarked for the construction of medical infrastructure across the six geopolitical zones in the country. […]

Transcorp Announces Appointment of Foluke Abdulrazaq as Board Vice Chairman

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp), Nigeria’s leading listed conglomerate, owner of Transcorp Power Limited, one of Nigeria’s largest power producers and the iconic Transcorp Hilton in Abuja, has announced the appointment of Mrs. Foluke K. Abdulrazaq to its Board of Directors, as Vice Chairman. Mrs Abdurazaq brings considerable experience in both […]

AfDB Approves $288.5m For Nigeria to Tackle COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved 288.5 million dollars loan to help Nigeria tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate its impact on people and businesses. The bank’s Communications and External Relations Department made this known in a statement on Saturday. It explained that the loan would bolster […]

Nigerian Lawmakers to Probe Privatisation Of Power Sector

  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The House of Representatives Committee on Power, says the House has concluded plans to investigate all privatisation in the sector to ensure that the challenges being presently faced are resolved. Rep. Magaji Aliyu, Chairman of the Committee said on Friday in Abuja when he led othe members on an oversight function […]

NNPC to Unveil COVID-19 Contacts Tracing App

… Deploys Online Petroleum Products Procurement Solutions (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In line with the Transparency, Accountability and Performance Excellence (TAPE) agenda of the present Leadership of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and the commitment to continually deploy Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for the purposes of operational efficiency and accountability within the corporation’s system, […]

UBA Revamps Kiddies, Teens Accounts

…Customers to Get 13th Month Reward, Scholarships, Other Benefits (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, is set to reward consistent customers with a 13th month cash reward as well as access to scholarships in the upgraded and revamped UBA Kiddies and Teens Accounts. To qualify for these exciting […]

Post Covid-19: Global Leaders at UBA Africa Day Conversations Seek Path to Economic Recovery

 …Say Global Co-Operation Needed to Stem Global Depression (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Global leaders at the second edition of United Bank for Africa (UBA) African Day Conversations, have emphasised the need for meaningful collaborations between governments and the private sector as a panacea for the quick recovery of the economy of the African continent post Covid-19. […]

NNPC Explains Criteria for Employment, Management Promotion

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian National Corporation (NNPC) has explained the parametres for employment as well as career progression in the corporation, using the recently concluded Graduate Trainee employment process as well as top Management promotion exercise executed by the corporation as an illustration. The National Oil company says unblemished academic competence, logical thinking, ability […]

Firstbank Targets One Million Students In Free e-Learning Platform

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – First Bank of Nigeria Limited says it is targeting one million students in free e-learning solutions platform in partnership with Roducate and Lagos State Government. Dr Adesola Adeduntan, the bank’s Chief Executive Officer, stated this on Thursday, in a statement in Lagos. Adeduntan said the gesture was in furtherance of the bank’s […]

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