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The Facts on NNPC/MPN Multi-Year Projects in Akwa Ibom State

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Background

In July 2013, Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN), operator of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)/MPN Joint Venture, announced plans to make multi-year social investments with a total value of N26 Billion in Akwa Ibom State. These investments are in addition to the joint venture’s regular annual community development projects.

The social investment package funds both short and long-term projects for MPN’s neighbouring communities, as well as other parts of Akwa Ibom State. Short-term projects include contributions for the Eket-Ibeno road reconstruction and Special Community Projects II in the four communities surrounding MPN’s operations in Qua Iboe Terminal (QIT), as well as four coastal communities.

Long-term projects include contributions to proposed projects such as Ibeno Beach enhancement, upgrade of University of Uyo Engineering faculty and design and construction of Trauma Centre University of Uyo Teaching Hospital.

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What Special Projects II is not:

  1. It is NOT a palliative or compensation for any oil spill

What Special Projects II is:

  1. It is a social investment across our neighbouring and coastal communities
  1. It is an act of goodwill done in good faith
  1. Communities undertook to sustain peaceful atmosphere/conduct

Project Governance and Payments:

  1. Managed by a Steering Committee comprising Akwa Ibom State Government, communities and the JV
  1. Stewarded by indigenous Project Managers
  1. Projects and contractors are nominated by benefitting communities
  1. JV pays project managers on agreed performance milestones

Update on Project/Payment Status:

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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