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OPEC Pegs Nigeria’s Crude Oil Production at 1.5 Million Barrels Per Day, As Petroleum Ministry’s Perm Sec, Amb. Aduda, Emerges Alternate Chair of Organisation’s Board of Governors

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OPEC Pegs Nigeria’s Crude Oil Production at 1.5 Million Barrels Per Day, As Petroleum Ministry’s Perm Sec, Amb. Aduda, Emerges Alternate Chair of Organisation’s Board of Governors

By: Michael Mike

Nigeria’s crude oil production for 2024 has been pegged at 1.5 Million Barrels Per Day.

The above is one of the major outcomes of the 36th OPEC and Non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting, which ended in Austria, Vienna, on Thursday.

Oluwakemi Ogunmakinwa, Deputy Director and Head of the Press and Public Relations Unit in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, reports that during the meeting,which had in attendance the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary,Amb.Gabriel Aduda,significant strides were made towards maintaining a stable and balanced oil market by member States of the Organisation.

According to information made available to the public by the Ministry,participating countries at the meeting emphasized commitment to the Declaration of Co-operation and reaffirmed their dedication to the framework established since the inception of the Declaration of Co-operation on December 10,2016.

This commitment, which the participating countries have consistently endorsed in several meetings, including the 35th OPEC and Non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting held on June 4 earlier in the year,has been further strengthened through the Charter of Co-operation the countries ratified on July 2,2019.

Going further, the release also revealed that the 36th OPEC and Non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting also addressed crucial aspects of the Organisation’s operational mandate, including the completion of assessments by independent sources on the 2024 projected production levels for Angola, Congo as well as Nigeria.

The assessments, the release emphasized, concluded production estimates for Angola at 1.11 Million Barrels Per Day;277 Thousand Barrels Per Day for Congo and 1.5 Million Barrels Per Day for Nigeria. These figures the release noted were in alignment with prior decisions set forth at the 35th OPEC and Non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting earlier held in June.

Part of the highlights of the 36th OPEC and Non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting was the warm reception accorded the Brazilian Minister of Mines and Energy, Alexandre Silveira de Oliveira. Brazil had earlier announced its forthcoming inclusion in the OPEC+ Charter of Co-operation with effect from January 2024.

The 37th OPEC and Non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting, the release also informed,has been scheduled for Vienna, Austria on June 1,2024.

Meanwhile, in a related development, OPEC Governor of Nigeria and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Amb. Gabriel Aduda has emerged the Alternate Chairman of OPEC Board of Governors for the year 2024.This was a major decision of the 187th meeting of the Conference of OPEC members during which Libya’s Mohammed Oun was also announced Chairman of the Board for the incoming year.

The release also stated that the gathering used the opportunity to dispell all speculations of discord among OPEC countries with regard to the acceptance or otherwise of the 2024 crude oil production quotas aimed at fortifying market dynamics, fostering stability as well as sustainable growth within the industry.

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Yobe: Emir of Fika charges Journalists on fair reportage

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Yobe: Emir of Fika charges Journalists on fair reportage

By: Yahaya Wakili

His Royal Highness, the Emir of Fika. Chairman Yobe State Council of Chiefs and the National Convener of the Council of the Traditional Leaders of Africa, Alhaji Dr Muhammadu Ibn Abali Muhammad Idrissa, CFR, have implored the journalists in the state to be fair and just in all their reporting.

His Royal Highness disclosed this in a unique receipt organized by the correspondent chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Yobe State, at his palace in Potiskum.

“We must command journalists in Yobe State and in Nigeria in general, and you are a very important part of this society, and you have been playing your role, which sometimes is very ropey and sometimes is not easy, because you have to be critical of government activities.” he said.

“We are happy with you and your remarkable achievements in Yobe State, in particular, about the reporting of government activities on what is happening.

He charged the journalists to redouble their efforts and also said the truth: be equitable, be fair, so that is not always to be praising the government. When you are supposed to say the truth, say the truth, and he also urged them to be very fair and make remarkable achievements in Yobe State in your activities.

His royal father also implores the journalists to be fair and just in all their reporting so that when the government is wrongly saying it, when they are rightly saying it, I think you have been doing that.

“I think you have been doing well. We need to tell the government that we are living on a time bomb, and if it is exploited, we are all going to suffer. We have to appreciate the youth. 65% of the time, wherever you go, you see youth who are on drugs out of frustration.

Speaking earlier, the chairman of the correspondent’s chapel, Alhaji Ahmed I. Abba, ensured His Royal Highness that we are here to serve this state, and we sacrifice all we have for the state and for the palace.

“This palace has been home for us; we really appreciate your royal highness and the members of the palace; this is a unique reception we have never had anywhere; we will forever live to remember the reception we always have in this palace.” The chairman added.

He also assures his royal father that when he needs our support, we are ready to be available for your royal highness. He also sympathizes with the palace with the recent accident that just happened in Fika, as well as the recent accident that just happened in the same schools within the emirate.

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Nigeria Commiserates with Tanzania Over the Pssing of Former President Ali Hassan Nwinyi

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Nigeria Commiserates with Tanzania Over the Pssing of Former President Ali Hassan Nwinyi

By: Michael Mike

The Federal Government of Nigeria has commiserated with the Government and People of the United Republic of Tanzania over the passing of former President Ali Hassan Mwinyi.

The former President died on Thursday. He would be remembered as
an African Elder Statesman, who was an astute and influential politician that contributed significantly to laying the foundation for Tanzania’s economic development.

A statement signed by the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Francisca Omayuli on Friday said: “Nigeria stands with Tanzania in this period of grief. May the soul of the departed former President rest in peace and may God grant the bereaved family, the Government and the good people of the United Republic of Tanzania the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”

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Youth are vital to sustainable peace, better Nigeria-Prof Usman to Youths

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Youth are vital to sustainable peace, better Nigeria-Prof Usman to Youths

By: Ladi Dapson

The Borno state government has charged the youths to take the lead in peace building,conflicts management and learn how to be tolerant in respective of faiths and ethicity coloration.

The State Commissioner for Information and Internal Security, Prof Usman Tar made this known during an inaugurating of 100 awardees of yoths as Peace Advocates in Borno State held in Maiduguri.

He urged the youths to take the advantages of their population in Nigeria just like the way China took the advantage of their population and bring some innovation to boast their economy.

“Today we inaugurating the young peace Ambassadors that we will be going into the society tricking down the capacity of peace building and tolerance that we have thought them.

“The outcome of this excise is that we now have critical young mind that will serve as ambassadors of peace go out and target specific community as well as teach the art of peace, conflict resolution, conflict management, peace building, and diplomacy.

“So that the society will be more tolerant, more engaging and society will learn to leave side by side with people of all faiths and tendency,”he said.

Earlier, the Founder of Peace Ambassadors Center for Humanitarian Aid and Empowerment, Amb. Ahmed Shehu said youths are critical stakeholders in peace processes, urging the people in the community to identify the youths in their community and give them the necessary support.

“As a civil society, we thought we have to play our role towards ensuring we have a stable society.

“What we observed in these efforts is that a critical element is missing. This is the youth groups and we thought why can’t we come up with an initiative where we build the capacity of the youth and make them youth advocates and unleash them to the society for peacebuilding.

“We carefully selected young people and voices across all sectors, from the media, CSOs and academia. Our dream is you would go back to the community and change the narratives,”Ahmed said.

He was awarded for a responsible media practice and promoting of a culture of peace.

One of recipients of the Peace Advocate Award and Social Media Influencer, Aliyu Mohammed Tong applauded the Peace Ambassadors Center for Humanitarian Aid and Empowerment and partners for finding them worthy of this award after a series of trainings and community engagements.

“As we accepted the award we equally took it as a challenge to positively make an impact in our various communities by stepping down the knowledge we gained on reintegration and sustainable peace.”Aliyu thanked.

Some of the recipients include Mohammed Usman, General Manager of Al-Ansar Radio; Usaman Mohammed, Report with Yerwa Express News; Umaru Kirawa, Correspondent of Newscentral Africa, Zainab Yetunde Adam, Reporter with NTA amongst.

The project was funded by the British Council in partnership with the Borno State Ministry for information and Internal Security and implemented by Peace Ambassadors Centre for Humanitarian Aid and Empowerment.

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