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Daily Crude Output Threatened By Fire On Critical Pipeline in Delta

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Nigeria’s daily crude oil output is about to be 240,000 barrels per day short as the second largest export pipeline network; the Trans-Forcados Pipeline (TFP) went on flame late Sunday.

The Nation could not immediately ascertain the cause of the fire, it was however gathered that the mysterious fire started at about midnight, around Yeye community in Burutu council area of Delta state.

Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited (HEOSL) is the joint venture operator of the Trans-Forcados Pipeline. The export facility conveys about 14% of Nigeria’s total daily output, carrying crude from about 7 oil blocks across the oil-rich region.

According to the chairman of Yeye community, Pastor Philip Fianka, who broke the news of the fire in a text message at about 12:42am, the fire broke out around the Chanomi axis of the community.

“Happening now, there is a severe fire outbreak on Trans-Forcados Pipeline (TFP), Chanomi axis, Yeye community”, the alarm text message said.

Efforts to get Fianka to say more about the incident were unsuccessful as his two mobile telephone lines were unreachable as at the time of filing this report.


Also confirming the development, renowned environmental activist, Comrade Sheriff Mulade said he had been informed of the fire outbreak, but was yet to lay hands on details of it, adding that he would reach back as soon as he had more valuable information.

Confirming the development to The Nation in Warri in a message on Monday morning, the General Manager, Community Relations of Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited (HEOSL), Mr Sylvester Okoh, said the fire occurred at a crude oil spill site along the pipeline

“At about 2300hrs on 19 May 2019, a fire incident was reported at the crude oil spill site along the TF pipeline around Yeye Community. It was gathered that the fire occurred due to excessive heat from a pumping machine which was being used to transfer crude oil from the spill site into a barge .

“The fire was reported to have destroyed some equipment at the scene. The houseboat and gunboats were safely relocated from the scene of the fire incident”, he explained

 

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Liverpool striker leaves Anfield for new club ahead of Chelsea clash

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Liverpool have confirmed that their striker, Taiwo Awoniyi, has left the club to join Union Berlin on loan ahead of the Reds’ Premier League clash with Chelsea on Sunday evening at the Stamford Bridge.

Awoniyi had previously signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool in the summer of 2018, having moved to Anfield three years earlier.

Liverpool stated this in a statement via the club’s official website on Saturday night.

The statement read in part: “Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi has joined Bundesliga side Union Berlin on loan for 2020-21.


“The 23-year-old is set to spend the duration of the season in Germany after a switch was agreed between the clubs on Saturday.

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“It represents a second successive campaign in the Bundesliga for the Nigerian, who made 12 appearances in the division for FSV Mainz 05 last term and scored one goal.”

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COVID-19: FG commences assessment of States for schools reopening

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The Federal Government has commenced stakeholders’ meeting across the six geopolitical zones of the country to review laid down guidelines and protocols for the reopenings of the nation’s educational institutions.

The State Minister for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba made this know in Kano while presiding over the North West School Protocols Guidelines Stakeholders’ meetings.

He said he was in Kano to assess the readiness of the schools vis-a-vis the full maintenance of COVID-19 protocols before going ahead to actualize the dreams of full reopening.

Speaking earlier, the Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje described the Federal Government’s policies and programmes in education as veritable tool to national development.

According to him, the progress recorded and measures taken by the Buhari administration in reopening of schools in the country should be commended.

“I wish to acknowledge the commitment of the Federal Government in the education sector, particularly at this time when schools are about to be reopened,” he said.


The Governor represented by his Deputy, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna thanked the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba who paid him a visit in his office.

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He said the State Government is committed to prioritizing the education sector in view of its importance, adding that as part of compliance with the COVID-19 protocols for ensuring of safety and protection of the teaching staff and the students, fumigation exercise has been conducted, with PPE’s provided to the schools across the State.

The Governor also explained that recently his administration released the sum of N880 million for the renovation of some schools across the State.

The Minister later praised the efforts of the Kano State Government for its laudable initiatives in promoting education, which he described as worthy of emulation by other States.

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#Live – EdoDecides2020: With 4 LG results yet to be announced, Obaseki still leads, INEC resumes remaining collation… Full details

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is about now resuming collation of remaining result after gubernatorial election on Saturday.

So far, 13 local government areas have been declared and Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party is still leading.

See results below


EDO 2020: INEC confirmed Results

  1. Ikpoba Okhia – APC 18,218 | PDP – 41,036
  2. Uhunmwonde – APC 5, 972 | PDP – 10,022
  3. Egor – APC 10,202 | PDP – 27, 621
  4. Igueben – APC 5, 199 | PDP – 7, 870
  5. Esan North-Esan – APC 6, 556 | PDP – 13, 579
  6. 6 . Owan-East – APC 19, 295 | PDP – 14, 762
  7. Owan-West – APC 11,193 | PDP – 11, 485
  8. Esan Central – APC 6, 719 | PDP – 10, 694
  9. Ovia North-East – APC 9, 907 | PDP – 16, 987
  10. Esan South-East – APC 9 237 | PDP – 10, 565
  11. Estako- West – APC 26, 140 | PDP – 17, 959
  12. Oredo – APC 18, 365 | PDP – 43, 498
  13. Ikpoba Okhia – APC 18,218 | PDP – 41,036
  14. Esan-West – APC 7, 189 | PDP – 17, 434.

A total of election results announced so far:

APC – 156,240

PDP – 236,735

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