Author: Orientalnews Staff

Yemisi Izuora Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited (HEOSL) and its OML 30 Joint Venture Partners, Nigeria National Petroleum Company Exploration and Production Limited (NEPL) and Shoreline Natural Resources Limited (SNRL) have delivered an ultra-modern police station to Evwreni Community Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State.H eritage Energy’s General Manager (GM) for Government, Joint Ventures and External Affairs, Reverend Sola Adebawo,  said the project, was funded in recognition of the importance of security and respect for the rule of law. “This project is in line with goal 16 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal as it is designed…

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Tunde Bakare The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ola Olukoyede has called for more functional and effective ways of strengthening the whistle blowing policy of the government in order to solidify the fight against economic and financial crimes and other acts of corruption. He made the call in Abuja on Thursday, July 11, 2024 while delivering a paper at the Inter-Agency Task Team, IATT, on “Impact of the whistle blowing policy on public sector accountability and transparency”.  He noted that, though the policy, at its launch in 2016, received massive public acclaim resulting in…

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Joyce Onwuka Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, said on Friday that the ascension of Oba Akinloye Owolabi Olakulehin as the 43rd Olubadan of Ibadanland is a testament to the enduring and resilient spirit of Ibadan. The Governor  noted that the coronation of Oba Olakulehin has also put individuals who chose to focus on things that divide Ibadan in their place, as Oba Olakulehin has now taken the crown to Ibadan North-East and Ona-Ara. Makinde stated this at the historic Mapo Hall Grounds, where he presented the staff and instrument of office to Oba Olakulehin, during an elaborate event organised by…

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Tunde Bakare Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court sitting in Calabar has convicted and sentenced six internet fraudsters to six months imprisonment each for criminal impersonation, love scam and identity theft. The convicts are: Chibo Udoka (aka Zxoya Andric, Kelly Rose, Chimata Harry), John Inimfon Okpokpo ( Grace Boar),Emediong Ekerete Bassey (aka Thiwe Ploka), Otu Ginikachi  Samuel (alias Chris Hemsworth), Goodluck John Bassey (aka Tom Jones) and Asogwa Ifebuche Lukas (alias Daniela Crystal). They were charged to court by the Uyo Zonal Directorate of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, on  two-count separate charges, to which…

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Yemisi Izuora The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) has inducted 540 new members in a Special Diamond Jubilee Anniversary Induction organized for Media and Allied Practitioners, held at Sangria Hotel Abuja on 11 July 2024. Also honoured at the ceremony were the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) with the Diamond Award of Excellence in Professional Compliance and its spokesperson, Air Vice Marshal Edward Gabkwet, who received the Diamond Award of Excellence in Professional Service. In his remarks at the ceremony, NIPR President, Mr Ike Neliaku, expressed gratitude to the NAF for its remarkable service to the nation, highlighting that…

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Ken Okeke In line with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s directive for advancing air safety and security in Nigeria, a high-powered Nigerian delegation is currently in Spain for crucial discussions on airspace advancements. The delegation includes the Honourable Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo; Minister of Defence, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hassan Bala Abubakar; and the Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Engr. Farouk Ahmed Umar. Their visit focuses on exploring and implementing cutting-edge technologies to enhance the security and safety of Nigerian airspace. The delegation is engaging with…

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Yemisi Izuora Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX Group) has unveiled NGX Invest, a groundbreaking digital platform designed to streamline Public Offerings and Rights Issues in the Nigerian capital market. The platform, which has received approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), is now live, promising an efficient, convenient, and seamless experience for managing primary market transactions. NGX Invest represents a significant leap forward in improving stakeholder experience within Nigeria’s capital market. Building on the success of the country’s first digital public offering in 2021 – which attracted over 150,000 new retail investors, 75 per cent of whom were female…

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Tunde Bakare Justice K. Dagat of the Federal High Court, sitting in Maiduguri, Borno State, has convicted and sentenced three illegal bureau de change operators to one year imprisonment each. They were arraigned on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, by the Maiduguri Zonal Directorate of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a one-count separate charge for operating illegal bureau de change business.es. The defendants are Buba Ahmadu Aliyu, Mohammed Mustapha, and Muhammad Zarami. The count against Aliyu reads “That you, Buba Ahmadu Aliyu sometime in May 2024, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did carry on, other financial business…

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Yemisi Izuora The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has sold the sum of US$122,671,000.00 (One Hundred and Twenty-Two Million, Six Hundred and Seventy-One Thousand United States Dollars) to 46 authorised dealers in its determination to promote stability and reduce market volatility in the foreign exchange market. A statement signed by the Bank’s Director in charge of Financial Markets, Dr. Omolara Duke, disclosed that of the total sale,  US$67,500,000.00 (Sixty-Seven million, Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars) was sold to 27 Authorised Dealers, while the sum of US$2.5 million (Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars) was bought from one…

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Valentine Okafor At least seven lifeless bodies have been pulled from the rubble of a collapsed school building in central Nigeria’s Plateau state on Friday, a Reuters witness said. The two-story building, belonging to Saint Academy in the Busa Buji community of Jos north district in the state, gave way during school hours around 0730 GMT, raising concerns about student and teacher casualties. So far, five students have been rescued alive. Rescue efforts are underway, with security personnel including soldiers and police at the scene. Building collapses are frequent in Nigeria due to lax regulations and often substandard construction materials

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