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  •  Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress APC in Abia convened a unification meeting collapsing the two factions under the Chairmanship of Dr Kingsley Ononogbu The meeting took place on Saturday at the country home of Chief Emeka Atuma a former member of the House of Representatives at Ntalakwu in Ikwuano Local Government Area of the hellip
    Abia APC factions reconcile, collapse under one leadership
     Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress APC in Abia convened a unification meeting collapsing the two factions under the Chairmanship of Dr Kingsley Ononogbu The meeting took place on Saturday at the country home of Chief Emeka Atuma a former member of the House of Representatives at Ntalakwu in Ikwuano Local Government Area of the hellip
    Abia APC factions reconcile, collapse under one leadership
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    Abia APC factions reconcile, collapse under one leadership

    Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia  convened a unification meeting, collapsing the two factions under the Chairmanship of Dr Kingsley Ononogbu.The meeting took place on Saturday at the country home of Chief Emeka Atuma, a former member of the House of Representatives, at Ntalakwu in Ikwuano Local Government Area of the state.In a six-point communique issued at the end of the meeting, the stakeholders resolved that “APC is a one united party” with Onunogbu as the Chairman and Chief Ikechi Emenike as Leader.The communique stated that they also resolved to “remain under one united Abia APC”, with Emenike as “the only Governorship Candidate for 2023 general elections in Abia”. It added that the meeting further resolved that all the chieftains of the party should work to achieve genuine reconciliation and unification of all the party members.According to the communique, it was resolved that all the party faithful should work with the unity of purpose to ensure electoral victory for the party at all levels in 2023.The resolution was signed by 15 chieftains of the party, including Emenike, Atuma, Ononogbu, Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Rep. Nkiru Onyejeocha, and Spokesman of the house, Rep. Benjamin Kalu.Others were the former state Chairman of the party, Chief Donatus Nwankpa, former Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, a member of APC National Working Committee, Chief Friday Nwosu, three APC lawmakers in the state, amongst others.The meeting also set up a 12-member Reconciliation Committee, with Sen. Chris Adighije and Onyejeocha as Chairman and Secretary, respectively.Emenike, who read out the membership of the committee, said it had the mandate to reconcile every member back into the fold, ahead of the general elections.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Abia APC got enmeshed in leadership crisis in 2014, ahead of the 2015 general elections.Since then, the party had conducted its activities, including parallel  congresses, under two factional leaderships.While one faction was loyal to Nwankpa, the other faction that produced Ononogbu in January was loyal to Emenike.

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  •  The management of Nigerian Railway Corporation NRC has cautioned Nigerians against a fictitious website inviting unsuspecting general public to question and answer quiz that attracts monetary benefit The Deputy Director Public Relations Department of NRC Malam Yakub Mahmood made this known in a statement issued on Saturday in Lagos The statement said the purported online hellip
    NRC cautions Nigerians against fake website
     The management of Nigerian Railway Corporation NRC has cautioned Nigerians against a fictitious website inviting unsuspecting general public to question and answer quiz that attracts monetary benefit The Deputy Director Public Relations Department of NRC Malam Yakub Mahmood made this known in a statement issued on Saturday in Lagos The statement said the purported online hellip
    NRC cautions Nigerians against fake website
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    NRC cautions Nigerians against fake website

    The management of Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has cautioned Nigerians against a fictitious website inviting unsuspecting general public to question and answer quiz that attracts monetary benefit.The Deputy Director, Public Relations Department of NRC, Malam Yakub  Mahmood, made this known in a statement issued on Saturday in Lagos.The statement said the purported online platform was completely false, hence baseless and unfounded, without credible source.It said: “This website with the link http:..php is completely a scam website.“This stock in trade is to defraud innocent people and tarnish the reputable corporate image of the organisation.“NRC hereby refutes that the fake website publication, orchestrated by scammers and fraudsters is to defraud unsuspecting members of the public as there is no question-and-answer quiz been conducted online by the NRC.”The NRC advised the general public to be wary, conscious and observant in order not to fall prey to unscrupulous internet fraudsters masquerading with fictitious websites.

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  •  The Kogi Community and Social Development Agency CSDA on Saturday inaugurated N14 8 million water and education projects for Gboloko community in Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi The sum is for the drilling of a borehole to assuage the perennial water scarcity in the community and the completion and furnishings of a stalled examination hellip
    Agency inaugurstes N14.8m water, education projects in Kogi
     The Kogi Community and Social Development Agency CSDA on Saturday inaugurated N14 8 million water and education projects for Gboloko community in Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi The sum is for the drilling of a borehole to assuage the perennial water scarcity in the community and the completion and furnishings of a stalled examination hellip
    Agency inaugurstes N14.8m water, education projects in Kogi
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    Agency inaugurstes N14.8m water, education projects in Kogi

    The Kogi Community and Social Development Agency (CSDA) on Saturday inaugurated N14. 8 million water and education projects for Gboloko community in Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi.

    The sum is for the drilling of a borehole to assuage the perennial water scarcity in the community and the completion and furnishings of a stalled examination hall for Gboloko Community Secondary School.

    Chief Momoh Dauda, General Manager of the agency, disclosed this at the inauguration of the community micro projects in Gboloko

    Dauda explained that the two projects were part of the 45 basic service infrastructure interventions across communities in the 21 local government areas of the state being supported by Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES).

    He further disclosed that the borehole would require N6.8 million while the completion and furnishing of the examination hall for the school would take N7.99 million totalling N14.8 million for both projects expected to be completed in two months.

    “As we present the cheque for N14.8 million to you as handlers of these two important projects, you must avoid diverting the funds.

    “The very contracts documents we just signed here today are legal bonds and covenant between the community and the agency and must be followed to the letter.

    “This is because the intervention is aimed at ameliorating the hardships being faced by the community nembers in accessing clean and safe drinking water anld at the same time create environment conducive for learning,” he said.

    According to him, the community is the first to benefit from the NG-CARES for the year and urged the Community Project Management Committee (CPMC) and sub-committee members to make judicious use of the project funds with proper book keeping.

    Dauda said that with the inauguration by signing commitment documents, “we expect quick commencement of work on the projects for their completion within the stipulated time frame”.

    Dauda commended Gov. Yahaya Bello of the state for his unalloyed support for the agency.

    Responding, the Etsu Bassa-Nge, retired Brig.-Gen. Abuh Alih, commended the agency for choosing the community as first beneficiary of the N-CARES Basic Service infrastructure interventions in the state.

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  •  Patrick Teyei came from the bench and scored at the death to give Abubakar Bukola Saraki ABS FC of Ilorin a 1 0 win over visiting Mighty Jets of Jos on Saturday in Ilorin The 20212022 Nigeria National League NNL match day 15 encounter was played at the Kwara Stadium Complex Ilorin The hellip
    NNL: Saraki boys stop Jets from flying in Ilorin
     Patrick Teyei came from the bench and scored at the death to give Abubakar Bukola Saraki ABS FC of Ilorin a 1 0 win over visiting Mighty Jets of Jos on Saturday in Ilorin The 20212022 Nigeria National League NNL match day 15 encounter was played at the Kwara Stadium Complex Ilorin The hellip
    NNL: Saraki boys stop Jets from flying in Ilorin
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    NNL: Saraki boys stop Jets from flying in Ilorin

    Patrick Teyei came from the bench and scored at the death to give Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) FC of Ilorin a 1-0 win over visiting Mighty Jets of Jos, on Saturday in Ilorin.

     

    The 20212022 Nigeria National League (NNL) match day 15 encounter was played at the Kwara Stadium Complex, Ilorin.

     

     

    The 1-0 victory means ABS FC returned to winning ways after two draws at home and two away draws.

     

    The hosts started the match more determined with the visitors playing with more caution, thereby limiting their chances of going forward.

     

    ABS were wasteful in front of goal as they missed too many scoring opportunities to allow Mighty Jets to settle in the game.

     

    Mighty Jets’ Gabriel Eric released a powerful at the ABS goal in the 17th minute but Abdullahi Boje’s finger tips parried the effort against the bar to make a vital save.

     

    Jamiu Onikoko should have put ABS ahead in the 25th minute but he instead nodded wide to leave the home fans and bench in anguish.

     

    Chima Obinta of ABS forced the Mighty Jets’ goalkeeper to a great save in the 34th minute to leave him injured from the vital save.

     

    With five minutes into the restart, Onikoko again failed to convert a goal scoring opportunity as ABS poor show in front of goal continued.

     

    Mighty Jets were a man short in the 60th minute when L. Shittu was sent off for a second bookable offence.

     

    After the red card, the hosts stepped up their game and dominated the encounter that was already leaving thei frustrated before the goal.

     

     

    Teyei received a pass from Godwin John, pretended as if he wanted to pass but chose to shoot straight into the net with a fine bending effort to give the hosts a win after four games.

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  •  Dr Mohammad Barkindo Secretary General Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC has underscored the vital role that cooperation and multilateralism could play in the future of OPEC and energy industry Barkindo made this known on Saturday at the Sixth edition of Iraq Energy Forum in Baghdad Iraq being organised by the Iraq Energy Institute and hellip
    Iraq Energy Forum: Barkindo underscores role of multilateralism in energy industry
     Dr Mohammad Barkindo Secretary General Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC has underscored the vital role that cooperation and multilateralism could play in the future of OPEC and energy industry Barkindo made this known on Saturday at the Sixth edition of Iraq Energy Forum in Baghdad Iraq being organised by the Iraq Energy Institute and hellip
    Iraq Energy Forum: Barkindo underscores role of multilateralism in energy industry
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    Iraq Energy Forum: Barkindo underscores role of multilateralism in energy industry

    Dr Mohammad Barkindo, Secretary-General, Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), has underscored the vital role that cooperation and multilateralism could play in the future of OPEC and energy industry.

    Barkindo made this known on Saturday at the Sixth edition of Iraq Energy Forum in Baghdad, Iraq, being organised by the Iraq Energy Institute and the Iraqi Government.

    The event is holding from June 18 to June 20, with the theme “Global Energy Security in Times of Conflict and Uncertain Economic Recovery.”

    “At OPEC, we believe that multilateralism should be at the heart of our energy, climate and sustainable development future.

    “OPEC and its Member Countries have been directly involved in the evolution of the multilateral United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

    “UNFCCC whose core elements are particularly equity, common-but-differentiated responsibilities and national circumstances, must remain central to all processes moving forward,” he stated.

    He said it is important to recognise that there was no one-size-fits for all pathways, rather there was need to take an all-options approach, an all solutions approach, and an all-technologies approach.

    He said there was no doubt that the oil and gas industry could leverage its resources and expertise to help unlock a low-emissions future.

    This, he said, would be through its role as a powerful innovator in developing clean and more efficient technological solutions to help reduce emissions.

    Underlining the importance of sustainable investment in the oil industry to ensure that supply met demand, he said that a total investment of US$ 11.8 trillion was required through 2045, referencing OPEC’s World Oil Outlook 2021.

    Barkindo thanked the organisers for the invitation to participate in the leading energy gathering, highlighting its timeliness and importance given recent industry developments.

    “Since I attended the first iteration of this event in 2016, this Forum has gone from strength to strength to become an influential event, not only for Iraq, but for the entire Middle East region.

    “It continues to attract leading energy figures from across the global industry. The unity, peace, stability, economic growth and prosperity of Iraq and its people is of a fundamental importance to OPEC,’’ he said.

    Following the opening ceremony, the organisers presented the secretary-general with the prestigious Iraq Energy Award from the Iraq Energy Institute.

    The award was in recognition of his many years of achievements and dedication to OPEC, its Member Countries and the global energy industry.

    Barkindo also participated in a plenary session, titled ‘Global Energy Security and the Pursuit of Stable Markets’.

    It focused on recent energy market trends, OPEC’s role in energy security, prospects for the oil and gas industry, and the Declaration of Cooperation.

    Ali Allawi, Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister of Economic Affairs and Minister of Finance, was among the session’s participants.

    In its sixth iteration, the forum, which is the country’s energy and economic flagship event, provided a platform for lively discussion and interactive exchange between a wide range of industry stakeholders.

    The American University of Iraq in Baghdad (AUIB), a co-organiser of the Iraq Energy Forum 2022, also appointed the secretary-general as an Honorary Professor.

    Iraq will also host the launch of OPEC’s history book, titled “OPEC 60 years and beyond: A story of courage, cooperation and commitment” in the Al-Shaab Hall in Baghdad, on Sunday, June 19. (

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