Godfrey AKON

NNPC wants effective university-industry partnership

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has advocated increased synergy between Nigerian universities and the oil and gas industry to harness the gains of the Nigerian content agenda in the sector.

Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, stated this at the 23rd, 24th and [...]

Fri, 18 May 2018

SHORT STORY Don’t desire to walk when you have wings to fly

Once upon a time, there lived a generous and kind-hearted king. He was fond of birds and animals, and had a huge bird sanctuary in his kingdom. He disliked harming the animals and birds. He did not kill them even for meat.

In appreciation of his generosity and kindness towards birds, the king w [...]

Fri, 18 May 2018

Nigeria’s university population rises to two million

Student population in Nigerian universities has risen to 2 million, representing about 1 per cent of the total population of the country.


Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, Prof Abubakar Rasheed, disclosed this in Abuja at a 2-day retreat for [...]

Wed, 09 May 2018

NNPC retail holds 14% of petroleum products in Nigeria

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has said its downstream subsidiary, the NNPC Retail Limited, now holds 14 per cent of the market share of petroleum products retail business in Nigeria.

Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, made this disclosure at the 1st [...]

Wed, 09 May 2018

2019 presidency: Soyode declares, vows to create equal opportunity

Owner and Chief Executive of Ben Television, London, Mr. Alistair Soyode, has formally declared for presidential office in 2019 with a promise tocreate an enabling environment where all Nigerians will have equal opportunity.


Speaking at a well-attended rally in Abuja, Soyo [...]

Tue, 08 May 2018

NNPC announces policies to end gas flaring

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has announced a three-point smart strategy to end gas flaring in the nations oil and gas industry.


A statement by the Corporation said its Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, disclosed this while delivering the lea [...]

Sun, 06 May 2018

UNICEF cash programme boosts girl-child enrolments in Sokoto, Niger

A cash transfer programme, CTP, initiated by the United Nations Children Fund, UNCEF, in 2014, has improved girl-child enrolment in Sokoto and Niger states by 32.4 per cent and 29.4 per cent respectively.

UNICEF’s Chief of Education in Nigeria, Mr Terry Durnnian, who disclosed this at the [...]

Sat, 05 May 2018

WAEC confirms arrest of fraud syndicate, denies leakages

Authorities of the West African Examination Council, WAEC, have confirmed the arrest and parade of a syndicate specialised in carrying out massive examination fraud across the country, by a detachment of the Nigerian Police.

The Council, in a statement, said the individuals paraded by the polic [...]

Tue, 01 May 2018


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