• Few bad lawyers should not lead to total condemnation, NBA tells Obasanjo

    Few bad lawyers should not lead to total condemnation, NBA tells Obasanjo

    It was gathered that the Nigeria Bar Association on Thursday told former President Olusegun Obasanjo that the presence of a few bad eggs in the legal profession should not lead to total condemnation of all members of the profession.

    It said it was aware that the profession currently parades some unscrupulous members and that everything was being done to fish them out and bring them to justice.

    NBA’s reaction was to the lecture delivered on Wednesday by the former President during which […]

  • Nigeria’s total debt stock is N16.3 trillion – Minister

    Nigeria’s total debt stock is N16.3 trillion – Minister

    Nigeria’s total national debt stock for both the Federal Government and the States stood at N16.3 trillion as at June 30, this year.

    The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, who disclosed this said it is made of foreign liabilities of N3.2 trillion and domestic liabilities of N13.1 trillion.

    According to the Media Aide to the Minister, James Akpandem, it was necessary to correct a misconception carried in the media regarding the Minister’s response to the country’s debt status […]

  • Customs advocates total ban on rice imports by 2017

    Customs advocates total ban on rice imports by 2017

    According to reports, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) is advocating a total ban on rice imports with effect from 2017 to encourage local producers, says the Service Public Relations Officer, Mr. Wale Adeniyi.

    This is contained in a statement signed by Adeniyi, on Sunday in Abuja.

    He said that the service was disturbed by various reports indicating that customs had reversed the ban on rice importation through the land borders.

    Adeniyi said that the reports were attributed to a press interview purportedly granted […]

  • Total, Chevron lose bid to stall FG’s suit over alleged $391.1m fraud

    Total, Chevron lose bid to stall FG’s suit over alleged $391.1m fraud

    Two multinational oil companies, Total E&P Nigeria Plc and Chevron Nigeria Limited, have lost out in their bid to stall a suit instituted by the Federal Government accusing the companies of short-changing Nigeria to the tune of $245,258,640 by allegedly shipping barrels of crude oil out of the country without making due remittance to the government.

    This was sequel to the dismissal of the preliminary objections filed by the two companies against the suit yesterday by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun-Ishola of a […]

  • Illegal oil export: Court orders Chevron, Total to defend allegations

    Illegal oil export: Court orders Chevron, Total to defend allegations

    A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered multinational oil companies, Total E&P Nigeria Plc and Chevron Nigeria Limited, to defend the allegation by the Federal Government that they under-declared the volume of crude oil they shipped out of the country between January 2011 and December 2014.

    The Federal Government accused Total E&P Nigeria Plc of short-changing the government to the tune of $245,258,640 by allegedly shipping several barrels of crude oil out of the country without making due remittance to […]

  • Nigeria demands $635m from Total, Agip over undeclared cargoes

    Nigeria demands $635m from Total, Agip over undeclared cargoes

    Cash strapped Nigeria’s Federal Government is demanding $635million from two multinational oil companies, Agip and Total, for undeclared crude oil shipped out of the country between 2011 and 2014.

    Two cases have been filed at the Federal High court in Lagos by senior lawyer and Senior advocate of Nigeria, Professor Fabian Ajogwu, who had handled several cases for the Federal Government on aviation, defence, energy, and financial services.

    Hearing will begin next week before Justice Olatoregun Isola.

    And there are indications that Ajogwu […]

  • Kogi government launches ‘Operation Total Freedom’ on crime

    Kogi government launches ‘Operation Total Freedom’ on crime

    A combined team of security personnel trained for a special assignment has been established by the Kogi State government.

    The operation tagged ‘Operation Total Freedom’ is an effort introduced by Governor Yahaya Bello’s administration, to ensure a secured environment for the people and investors willing to do business in the state.

    The security personnel have been dispatched to their various location in the 21 local government areas of Kogi State in north-central Nigeria.

    The Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, Navy Commander […]

  • Uganda grants 8 oil production licenses to Total, Tullow

    Uganda grants 8 oil production licenses to Total, Tullow

    Uganda’s government has issued eight oil production licenses to two foreign companies, moving the East African country closer to becoming a producer of crude.

    Five of the licenses were granted to Britain’s Tullow Oil while France’s Total was given three, after years of regulatory delays and tax disputes.

    Representatives of the oil companies and Uganda’s government signed agreements in the capital, Kampala, on Tuesday.

    Each license is good for 25 years and can be renewed for an additional five years.

    The China National Offshore […]

  • Total opens pipeline to Alaoji power plant, invests $5bn

    Total opens pipeline to Alaoji power plant, invests $5bn

    Total Nigeria, a subsidiary of the French multi-national oil and Gas Company has said it will start supplying gas via its Northern Option Pipeline (NOPL) to Alaoji power plant, to help strengthen the country’s weak power supply.

    The company’s managing director, Nicolas Terraz, said that the company will commence delivery towards the end of this month.

    Terraz added that this particular delivery was one of the gas company’s huge bouquets of projects that are aimed at uplifting and developing the socio-economics of […]

  • Lagos begins total enforcement of ban on street trading

    Lagos begins total enforcement of ban on street trading

    Following the directive by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos on the enforcement of Law against hawking in the state, most streets and highways at the weekend appeared deserted by traders for fear of being arrested.

    Already, the Lagos State Taskforce on Environment and Special Offences, has vowed to commence a total enforcement on street trading across the state as directed by the governor today.

    Ambode at the weekend, directed law enforcement agencies to commence a total enforcement against street trading and street […]

  • Total’s Ofon EPC creates 3,000 jobs for Nigerians

    Total’s Ofon EPC creates 3,000 jobs for Nigerians

    Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited has said that its Engineering, Procurement and Construction, EPC, contract for its 65,000 barrels per day Ofon 2 oilfield project, undertaken by Nigerdock, created over 3,000 jobs for Nigerians and recorded 3.2 million man-hours without Lost Time Incident, LTI.

    In a statement after the commissioning and load-out ceremony for the facilities at the Snake Island Integrated Free Zone, the company also disclosed that the project saw the completion of more than five million man-hours overall, […]