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I did not err in accessing loans for capital projects in Rivers – Wike; backs continuation of Amnesty programme

Governor Nyesom Wike has defended his government’s decision to take out a bank loan to fund capital projects in the state, maintaining that nothing will deter him ‘from ensuring that the state remains on track despite the economic cash crunch besetting the country.’ While speaking at the Nigerian Bar Association …

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PDP condemns APC’s ‘growing authoritarianism’; urges independence of INEC ahead Kogi, Bayelsa polls

Rising from its one-day National Conference in Abuja, Thursday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned what it described as ‘growing authoritarianism’ of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government, which it said, has been characterized by ‘gross violation of human rights, constitutional infractions, invasion of a governor’s lodge and …

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My mission at petroleum ministry remains to cut costs, block leakages, discover more oil and gas —  Kachikwu

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachiwkwu, Wednesday, stated the ministry under his tenure would focus on boosting revenue generation through the discovery of more oil and gas in the country. Kachikwu who made the disclosure while fielding questions from newsmen shortly after his formal inauguration, at …

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Kachikwu to re-evaluate appointees in petroleum ministry; says FG needs N413 bn for subsidy payments

Newly-inaugurated Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, is set to reassess and re-evaluate the positions of head of parastatals recently appointed into the petroleum ministry by the last administration. The erstwhile Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), who gave the hint while addressing …

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Dokpesi’s apology, a personal opinion – PDP

National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, said the apology credited to the party’s National Conference Committee Chairman, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, remained his personal opinion. Metuh made this remark when he spoke with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday. He said Dokpesi’s statement did not in any …

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