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Nigerian govt approves new environment policy

Nigerian govt approves new environment policy

The Nigerian government has approved a new environment policy which seeks to capture some of the emerging issues in environment matters. According to Premium Times, this was revealed, Wednesday, by the Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, presided by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja “We took a memo ...

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Baywood invests over $70m in equipment and operational capacity

equipment and operational capacity

“An indigenous integrated oil and gas technical service firm, Baywood Continental Limited (BCL), has invested over $70 million in equipment and operational capacity. Its President  and Chief Executive Officer, Emperor Chris Baywood Ibe, told reporters in Lagos that the 28-year-old company had been positioned  to offer seamless and world-class service to clients this year. He said: “BCL has made massive ...

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Organisation commends Amaechi for transforming transportation sector

Transportation sector

Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi was commended by the Mission for Rescue of Nigeria Socio-Cultural Environment (MIRENSCE),  for making efforts at transforming Nigeria’s transportation sector. PM News reports that MIRENSCE gave the commendation in Abuja on Wednesday in a statement by its National President, Amb. Sokari Afiesimama. According to PM news, Afiesimama said since his appointment as minister, Amaechi ...

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Cameroon-Nigeria border bridge: Nigerian govt to construct at $47 million

Nigerian-Cameroon bridge

On Wednesday the Nigerian Government  approved the construction of the Cameroon-Nigeria border link bridge. It is part of its efforts to strengthen the bilateral ties between Nigeria and Cameroon. According to Premium Times, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, who briefed State House Correspondents shortly after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, presided by Acting ...

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Suspected land grabbers attack Ekiti varsity students

land grabbers

Suspected land grabbers have allegedly attacked some Ekiti State University students living in satellite towns in Iworoko-Ekiti in Irepodun-Ifelodun Local Government Area. According to Punch , a yet-to-identified female was said to have been almost strangled to death as 50 cell phones of the students were alleged to have been snatched by the hoodlums who were bent on forcefully taking over ...

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Senator Musiliu Obanikoro sues EFCC over seizure of property and demands apology

Musiliu Obanikoro

Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, a former Minister of State for Defence, has sued the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the Federal High Court, Lagos over the seizure and detention of his property. According to The Guardian, The ex-minister and his family are seeking a court’s declaration that the forceful seizure of their personal effects constitutes a gross violation of ...

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WAIPEC reveals Africa’s oil, gas potential at forum


According to The Guardian, the awaiting inaugural West African International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition (WAIPEC) opened doors to delegates and visitors today (February 22) with a two-day first-class conference programme and exhibition, specifically developed to provide real value and insight for delegates and visitors from across the industry. The Guardian also reports the conference programme, according to the organisers, is ...

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Bayelsa State Governor urged to annul land deal with fulani herdsmen

Fulani herdsmen

Prof. Kimse Okoko, former President of the Ijaw National Congress (INC), has warned of an imminent danger in Bayelsa State, except Governor Seriake Dickson annuls a land deal with the Fulani herdsmen. According to The Guardian Okoko told journalists in Port Harcourt yesterday, that the 1200 hectares of land that he allocated to them was defective because 75 per cent ...

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Landlord files contempt charge against taskforce on land grabbers

Land grabbers

“A Lagos landlord, Engr. Babatope Bejide has filed a contempt
proceeding before a Lagos High Court, Igbosere seeking to commit to prison, the chairman of the Lagos land grabbers’Committee, Mr. Jide Bakare. The plaintiff has raise form 48, which is the notice of consequences of disobedience to court order, warning that Bakare stands the risk of being comitted to Prison if ...

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Fourth Mainland bridge construction to start this year

Fourth mainland bridge

The Fourth mainland bridge construction is said to start this year. Mr Steve, the state commissioner for Information and Strategy, gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).  The Guardian reports that the commissioner, however, did not mention any specific time of the year for the commencement of the project. According to The Guardian, he ...

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