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he Niger state Task Force on forest exploitation on Wednesday auctioned 500 bags of charcoal confiscated from dealers of the commodity in the state, according to Alhaji Ahmed Matane, Secretary to the State Government. Matane, who was at the auction in Minna, warned that government would not hesitate to deal...
 Prof. Imo Ekpoh, Dean Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Calabar on Wednesday disclosed that Nigeria cannot solve its environmental challenges without solving the challenges of poverty and ignorance. Ekpoh said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar. The prof. of climatology noted that as...
The Borno State Government says it has initiated process to restock the Sanda Kyarimi Zoo in Maiduguri, to encourage zoological development and attract visitors. Mr Solomon Jidiayi, Head of Wildlife, Borno State Ministry of Environment, stated this while reaponding to questions during a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) survey on...
Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria last week donated a 220-capacity set of auditoriums, eight lecture rooms, one e-classroom and 14 staff offices to the Maritime University of Nigeria. Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has described the phase one of infrastructure projects donated to the Nigerian Maritime University...
Power supply in Nigeria comes majorly from seven power generation plants that produce 59 per cent of the total electricity supplied across the country, the World Bank has said. According to the bank, Nigeria’s power sector had been operationally inefficient and this was further exacerbated by high losses and lack...
A huge iceberg, the world's largest, has broken off from an ice shelf in Antarctica and is floating through the Weddell Sea, the European Space Agency said. Called A-76 and roughly the shape of Manhattan but more than 70 times bigger, it was picked up on satellite images and is...
The Transmission Company of Nigeria says it has restored bulk power to all the 330 Kilo Volt (Transmission Stations across the entire grid by 5:54pm on Wednesday. TCN’s General Manager Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. The country experienced a national grid collapse...
The House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream) has threatened to summon President Muhammadu Buhari over the circumstances surrounding the revocation and re-award of Oil Mining Leases (OML). The Chairman of the Committee, Musa Sarki Adar, on Thursday, issued the threat during his discussions with the Minister of State...
Electricity tariff will likely go up soon as the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) announced plans to conclude the Extraordinary Tariff Review process for the country’s 11 electricity distribution companies. The review, which is a minor one, began in the first quarter of 2020 and has remained inconclusive. This disclosure is...
Oando Foundation and the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) through a project tagged ‘Clean Our World’ (COW) engaged in the clean-up of a community in the Ilasamaja area of Lagos State on Thursday, 15th April 2021. The activities were also supported by Lagos-Isolo Lions Club 404 B-1 led by their President,...
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has revealed that a total of N101.69 billion was spent on overhead expenses from January to December last year. The refineries are the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company, Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC), and Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC). The refineries have a combined...
On Thursday, being April 22, The gas advancement and commercialization program of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) got a lift with the execution of the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 143 Gas Development Agreement (GDA) by the NNPC and its accomplice, Sterling Oil Exploration and Production Company (SEEPCO). According to...
Apple Inc (AAPL) and its partners have launched a 200-million-dollar “Restore Fund” to accelerate natural solutions to climate change, the company said in a statement. Launched with Conservation International and Goldman Sachs, the fund aims to remove at least one million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually from the atmosphere. That...
Gov. Hope Uzodimma of Imo has applauded the Shell Petroleum Development Company’s (SPDC) policy on the patronage of indigenous contractors for project execution. A statement issued by SPDC’s Media Relations Manager, Mr Bamidele Odugbesan, on Tuesday in Yenoga, quoted the governor as commending Shell for its commitment to human capital and...
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC),  Lagos Command has smashed a Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) syndicate at Baruwa town, Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State. The command also arrested two members of the syndicate and detained a 60,000-litre truck laden with the commodity after overpowering the...
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it impounded 37,100 litres of diesel at an illegal depot in Ore, Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State. The Commandant of the corps in the state, Edenabu Eweka, made this known in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer...
The Managing Director of Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG), Engr. Tony Attah has said the large deposit of gas resources in Nigeria would amount to nothing if the gas is not developed and utilised urgently to meet the nation’s energy needs.   Engr. Attah said this at the pre-summit conference of the...