The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Group Managing Director (GMD), Mele Kyari has said the oil corporation has targeted four months for the completion of the gas-powered electricity facility in Borno State. The GMD made the assertion while on a visit to the Governor of State, Babagana Umara Zulum, saying that the gas plant is to serve as an alternative to the vandalism of on-grid electricity facilities by Boko Haram insurgents. He added that the Federal Government is concerned about the discomfort residents of Borno State have experienced due to lack of electricity, also noting that President Muhammadu Buhari to intensify gas power consumption especially in the domestic market of the country.
The Minister of Power Engr. Sale Mamman has tendered an apology to all Nigerians affected by the power outage currently being experienced across the country. Engr. Mamman who described the situation as unfortunate said the outage is due to gas constraints, maintenance of Jebba Plant, and water shortage management in Shiroro plant. His Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Aaron Artimas, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. The statement reads; “The Ministry of Power is not unaware of the current power outages/shortages bedeviling many parts of the country.
The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has on Thursday said it recorded an increase of N24.19 billion trading surplus in December 2020, compared to the N13. 43 billion surplus in November of the same year. The National oil corporation made this known in its Monthly Financial and Operation Report (MFOR) on Thursday, saying the amount represented about 80.12 per cent trading surplus. The operating revenue of NNPC in December 2020 as compared to November increased by 33.44 per cent or N137 billion, making it N546,65 billion.
The federal government on Thursday, March, 25, revealed that the aviation sector has gulped more than N100 billion in the last five years, which they said was used for airport equipment’s, staff training, emolument, as well as for finishing some projects which were abandoned by the last administration. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika who was represented by the Minister of State for Science and Technology, Barr. Mohammed Abdullahi made this known during the 8th edition of the aviation workers week in Abuja themed; ‘The challenges of COVID-19 pandemic to the Nigerian Aviation industry: The path to recovery.’
The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has declared operations of some Nigerian fintech platforms including Chaka, Trove, Bamboo, and Risevest as illegal, saying the platforms allow Nigerians to trade and invest in stocks listed on the Nigerian foreign stock exchanges without necessary registrations. The commission disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday, explaining that “The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) has been drawn to the existence of several providers of online investment and trading platforms which purportedly facilitate direct access of the investing public in the Federal Republic of Nigeria to securities of foreign companies listed on Securities Exchanges registered in other jurisdictions.
The largest auto parts market in Ibadan, Araromi market at Agodi Gate, has been gutted by fire leaving several shops and properties destroyed. Traders wailed as the fire which started about 11.00 pm on Friday night raged on for many hours. The cause of the fire that destroyed tires, engines, and car materials is yet to be ascertained.
Chairman of the BUA Group, Isyaku Rabiu has announced the establishment of a $100 million Africa Endowment Fund aimed at aiding social development, education, and renewal. In a statement, Rabiu said the Abdul Samad Rabiu Initiative Africa Fund Endowment will mainly focus on health, education, and social development including infrastructure and capacity development. He explained that the initiative will annually commit $50 million to Nigeria and $50 million across other African Nations. The BUA Group Chairman said, “Over the years as a corporate, and through the BUA Foundation, we have been actively involved in corporate philanthropy in various sectors – from health, education, community development, water & sanitation, sports, and even more recently, our work on COVID-19.