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NNPCL Discovers 112 Illegal Oil Refineries In Niger Delta

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited has discovered 122 illegal oil refining in the last seven days in the Niger Delta region. According to a documentary released by the NNPCL on Tuesday, the firm said a filling station was sealed for selling illegally refined fuel to motorists in Akwa Ibom State. The report noted that 65 illegal pipeline connections were uncovered and removed within the past week in Rivers and other states in the oil-rich Niger Delta.

Fed Govt Distributes Food Relief To 37,000 Vulnerable Homes in Borno

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The Federal Government has provided food relief to 37,000 vulnerable Homes in Borno State, aimed at cushioning the effect of high food costs. The Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Zubaida Umar, presented 37,000 bags of assorted food commodities to Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, in Maiduguri on Monday.

FG Promises To Publish Lagos-Calabar Highway ESIA In Next 3 Months

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The Federal Government has said that the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) report will be ready and made public in the next three months. The Minister of Work, Sen. David Umahi, disclosed this to members of the public during the stakeholders’ engagement meeting about the project in Lagos, this weekend. Umahi said the ESIA for the 700km Lagos-Calabar Coastal Road was being prepared, adding that the social aspect of the report was being addressed by the stakeholders’ engagement.

Labour Rejects FG’s ₦60,000 Minimum Wage Offer, Shifts To ₦494,000

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The Organised Labour has once again rejected a new minimum wage proposal from the Federal Government. The government had initially proposed ₦48,000 and ₦54,000 last week, both of which were rejected by labour, however, the union shifted its position from its previous stance of ₦497,000 to ₦494,000.

FG: Tomato Scarcity, Price Increase Caused By Farm Infestation

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The Federal Government (FG) through the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Abubakar Kyari has said the scarcity of tomatoes and its associated increase in price in some parts of the country is caused as a result of farm infestation as stated in a post from his official X (formerly Twitter) page. He said, “A significant number of our tomato farms have been affected by a severe infestation known as Tomato Ebola or Tomato Leaf Miner. This has drastically reduced the availability of tomatoes and contributed to rising costs.

The Federal Government has pledged to offer more assistance to local airline operators to create an enabling environment and ease of operations. Mr Festus Keyamo, Minister of Aviation and Aerospace, made this known when he presented his master card at the ministerial news briefing on the administration of President Bola Tinubu’s sectoral update. According to him, the government will support and empower all local airline operators, as it did with Air Peace, to enable them to compete with other international airlines.

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The Federal Government has pledged to offer more assistance to local airline operators to create an enabling environment and ease of operations. Mr Festus Keyamo, Minister of Aviation and Aerospace, made this known when he presented his master card at the ministerial news briefing on the administration of President Bola Tinubu’s sectoral update. According to him, the government will support and empower all local airline operators, as it did with Air Peace, to enable them to compete with other international airlines.

CBN Retrenches 200 Staff In Restructuring Exercise

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has retrenched approximately 200 employees across various departments in a bank-wide restructuring exercise. This latest round of job cuts impacted several departments including: Human Resources; Development Finance; Trade and Exchange (including a prominent director, Dr. Hassan Mahmud); Financial Policy and Regulation and Procurement and Support Services (all service coordinators in the PSSD who predominantly can be found in the state branches were laid-off on Friday). 

Minister Of Agriculture Proposes New National Policy On Apiculture

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The Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Security, Senator Sabi Abdullahi has hinted at a new national policy to revitalize the apiculture subsector to achieve its potential. This is just as the Minister lamented the untapped honey industry which he said the inclusion of the youth will help drive the industry which will contribute massively to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

FG, Labour To Continue Wage Negotiation

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The Tripartite Committee on Minimum Wage will continue sittings to further negotiate a reasonable minimum wage for workers on Tuesday, May 23.