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Governor-Elect, Agbu Kefas Intervenes In Taraba State University Crisis

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By Oluwatosin Alex

The Governor-elect of Taraba state, Agbu Kefas has intervened in the crisis that led to the indefinite strike action by the ASUU chapter of Taraba state university.

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The union had embarked on the strike to press home its demands and the state government’s rebuttal of claims that it does not owe workers’ salaries.

The Union said the strike action is hinged on the government’s failure to pay earned academic allowances, promotion arrears, fractional salaries to staff, and unsettled staff pension and gratuity scheme.

The governor-elect, Agbu Kefas has met with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Taraba chapter to seek for a solution to the crisis that has stopped academic activities in the prestigious institution.

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Agbu Kefas during his meeting with the leaders acknowledged their grievances and pains over the years while urging them to consider the future of the students who are greatly affected by the crisis.

He pleaded with the leadership to call-off the strike with a promise that the demands of the union would be met by his government.

In their response, they appreciated the Governor-elect for wading into the crisis and his commitment to restoring hope in the education sector of the state. They promised to consider his request while assuring him of their support in his administration.

One of the agendas of Agbu Kefas in moving Taraba state forward is revamping the education sector; his timely intervention in the Taraba State University crisis has further confirmed his commitment to serve the people of Taraba.

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Nigeria Launches New Fiscal Incentives to Revitalise Oil & Gas Sector, Aiming to Attract $10 Billion Investment

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Nigeria Launches New Fiscal Incentives to Revitalise Oil & Gas Sector, Aiming to Attract $10 Billion Investment

Nigeria Launches New Fiscal Incentives to Revitalise Oil & Gas Sector, Aiming to Attract $10 Billion Investment

 

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… as FG endorses consolidated guidelines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That Today, in a move to further revitalise the oil and gas industry’s contribution to the Nigerian Economy, Wale Edun, OFR, Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, presided over a signing ceremony at the Federal Ministry of Finance headquarters in Abuja endorsing the Consolidated Guidelines for the implementation of Fiscal Incentives for the Oil & Gas Sector – a cornerstone of the Presidential Directive aimed at enhancing the Nigerian oil & gas sector’s global competitiveness whilst stimulating economic growth.

 

 

 

 

Nigeria Launches New Fiscal Incentives to Revitalise Oil & Gas Sector, Aiming to Attract $10 Billion Investment

 

 

 

 

 

As disclosed during the signing, the Presidential Directives were developed and coordinated by the Special Adviser to the President on Energy, Mrs. Olu Verheijen to ensure a competitive framework for the Nigerian oil & gas industry. These Consolidated guidelines for the fiscal incentives are based on extensive collaboration across Finance and Petroleum Ministries and involved several key regulatory bodies including the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), and the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA).

 

According to Mrs. Verheijen, these new measures have been designed to deliver a competitive Internal Rate of Return (IRR) for Oil & Gas Projects and attract over $10 billion in new investments within the next 12-18 months. They also underscore Nigeria’s commitment to reaching its long term oil production target of 4 million barrels per day whilst enhancing the reliability of gas supply for to boost export earnings and fuel Nigeria’s industrialization.

 

Mrs. Verheijen disclosed that among the guidelines signed were the NUPRC Guideline on Hydrocarbon Liquids Content in a Non-Associated Gas (NAG) Field, essential for accurately categorising and quantifying the hydrocarbon liquid content in these fields. Additional guidelines focused on the applicability of tax credits and allowances for Non-Associated Gas Greenfield Development and the Midstream Capital and Gas Utilization Allowance, providing taxpayers with clarity on the computation of these benefits.

 

HM Edun, in his remarks, thanked President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for signing the directive in February 2024 to engender growth in the Nigerian oil and gas sector, which had stagnated for over the last decade. He also emphasised the potential of the guidelines, saying, “The idea is to create an atmosphere conducive to international competitiveness such that investment comes in. And in this case, we know it’s foreign direct investment”.

 

The signing ceremony was attended by various stakeholders, including NNPC Limited, Oil Producers Trade Section (OPTS) and the Independent Petroleum Producers Group (IPPG), further highlighting Nigeria’s unified approach toward reinvigorating its oil and gas sector.

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JUST IN: Government Shuts Down Lead British School Over Student’s Bully (VIDEO)

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Sahara Weekly Reports That The Federal Government has reportedly shut down Lead British School following the bully of a student named Namitira in the Abuja-based institution.

 

 

 

JUST IN: Government Shuts Down Lead British School Over Student’s Bully (VIDEO)

 

 

 

 

Two videos showing the student reportedly named Namtira being manhandled went viral on social media on Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In one of the videos, the victim was seen being slapped repeatedly by another female student while asking “Who broke my heart?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In another video, the victim was seen sitting next to a male classmate who was heard saying “I spoilt her relationship”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Furthermore, the minister of women affairs has visited the school to address the situation. In a follow up video recorded this morning, the culprit was seen being slapped by a woman who is said to be the victim’s aunty.

 

 

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Meet the Nigerian prophet that prophesied the climatic disaster in Dubai and Oman

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By Collins Nkwocha

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The prophetic Hall of Fame, prophet Godwin Ikuru of Jehovah Eye Salvation Ministry, Lagos has established himself as a global prophet, giving accurate and precise prophecies to nations, individuals,continents and organisations.

 

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Nigerians will never forget how he enunciated that Tinubu was going to rule Nigeria,a lot of people and prophets made him their enemies and even threatened to him because of that,but God will always fulfil the words of his prophets as Tinubu finally emerged the president despite all the antagonism.

On the 31st of December when this great prophet was dishing out his prophecies for the year 2024,he said categorically and emphatically that the Asian countries will experience a lot of climatic disasters this year.Oman had a very heavy rain that killed 18 people,it included at least nine schoolchildren and their drivers whose vehicle was washed away by the floodwaters.

UAE witnessed the heaviest recorded rainfall in history,this is really alarming as the rainfall caused a lot of havoc.Only the prophetic Hall of fame, prophet Godwin Ikuru saw all these coming.

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