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CCTV exposes officers of Nigerian Civil Defence Corps extort millions of naira from independent oil marketers in Rivers

By Advocatenewsng.com. THE Rivers State chapter of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has accused some officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps of extorting its members in the state. The extortion is ongoing despite the disbandment of the anti-vandal unit of the Rivers State Command of the Corps. The state governor, Nyesom Wike, had accused personnel of the Corps of aiding and abetting vandals and oil thieves to carry out illegal activities in the…

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With old management, Buhari says new NNPC now free from institutional regulations

President Buhari of Nigeria. By Advocatenewsng.com. PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday officially unveiled the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited and declared that the new entity was henceforth free from institutional regulations, while still retaining the Corporation’s old management that has alleged mismanaged the company and put Nigeria into petroleum energy crisis over the years without any palpable solution till date. . Buhari, who made this public at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, stated that the oil firm would conduct itself…

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UNN breaks energy jinx, produces own electricity from refuse

University of Nigeria, Nsukka Campus. By Editor, Power & Petroleum Resources. The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) on Tuesday set the record of electricity generation by using organic waste to install 100KVA Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) gasification plant for its Nsukka Campus. Professor Benjamin Ozumba, UNN Vice-Chancellor, who expressed happiness over the project during its inauguration, said the university would no longer be a customer to Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC). He said the project was first of its…

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EKDC to cut power supply to Ikoyi, environs, Sunday

  The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has announced a five-hour outage in Ikoyi and environs from 10.00am to 3.00pm on Sunday. Mr Godwin Idemudia, the EKEDC General Manager, Corporate Communications, said in a statement on Saturday that the outage would enable the company to carry out maintenance work. According to the general manager, the maintenance work will be carried out on the company’s 33KVA Bus Section 11 at the Fowler Injection Substation. “We solicit understanding from all our…

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