Friday, 14 August 2015

IS THERE HOPE FOR NIGERIAN GRADUATE ENGINEERS??

Actually, there is!!!



Port Harcourt Refinery has commenced Production...
Efforts by the Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, to sustain the steady supply and distribution of petroleum products across the Country received an extra boost on Monday with the news that the Port Harcourt Refinery Company has restreamed and commenced supply of petroleum products to its depot in Aba, Abia State. Nigeria has three refineries. one in Warri, one in Kaduna and the other in POrt-Harcourt.

The Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Engr. Austen Oniwon disclosed this during a courtesy visit to the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mallam Sanusi Lamido in his office.

Engr. Oniwon said that for the first time in a long while the nation’s three Refineries (in Warri, Kaduna and Port Harcourt) are operating simultaneously and contributing effectively towards the nation’s desire to increase local refining capacity.

The news of the coming on stream of the Port Harcourt Refinery was bolstered with the announcement that the Corporation has recovered some of its important product pipelines.

``We are gradually moving towards the full recovery of some of our vital products pipelines which were seriously damaged at the height of youth militancy and pipeline vandalism. Today, we have recovered the Port Harcourt—Aba product line which conveys products from the Port Harcourt Refinery to the Aba depot. And I can tell you that we have started pumping products to Aba and they have indeed received diesel from Port Harcourt Refinery,’’ Oniwon stated.

He informed that the Corporation was working towards the restoration of the Aba-Enugu-Yola product line to extend the supply of petroleum products from the Port Harcourt Refinery to the Enugu and Yola depots.

Similarly the NNPC Group Managing Director stated that the Corporation has also recovered the Warri- Benin line which has been out for three years due to incessant vandalism. ``The next phase is to restore the Benin-Ore-Suleja line to ensure that products from Warri get to the desired destination,’’ he said.

In the North, the Group Managing Director  announced that products from Kaduna Refinery are being conveyed through pipeline directly to Kano while efforts are being made to activate the Kaduna-Jos- Maiduguri line.

He noted that the recovery of the pipelines have reduced the cost of haulage as products from these refineries are being transported through pipelines as primarily designed.

The NNPC helmsman added that 60% of petroleum products are transported through the pipelines saying that with the stability being enjoyed in the Niger Delta region occasioned by the post amnesty program of the federal Government, the good old days are back in the Oil and Gas industry.

Engr. Oniwon noted that for the downstream sector to grow the economy and attract investors there was every need for the Federal Government to commence the full implementation of the deregulation policy without further delay.

He argued that except the Federal Government is pragmatic by ensuring the removal of fuel subsidy, the downstream sector will continue to generate imbalance for the economy.

The NNPC helmsman expressed the readiness of the Corporation to reposition all its business frontiers in order to sustain the revenue accruing to the Federal Government coffers through the Oil and Gas sector.

Responding, the Governor of the CBN, Mallam Sanusi Lamido said that there was no alternative to deregulation. He observed that except the Federal Government implement the policy immediately; the country may be heading for domestic financial crisis.

“Oil is the main source of revenue to the Federal Government and we cannot afford to be paying huge amounts on fuel subsidy. Every year, we offer bond to offset debt owed as a result of fuel subsidy. This subsidy regime is simply too expensive for us to maintain as a country,” Lamido opined.



yeah, but I still think we should diversify our economy!









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11-year-old girl delivered of baby girl after being denied abortion

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Asuncion (Paraguay) – An 11-year-old girl was delivered of a baby girl on Friday in Asuncion, Paraguay, in a case that sparked outrage from numerous observers.
The family’s lawyer, Elizabeth Torales, told the press at the Reina Sofia hospital that the child mother was delivered of the baby through Cesarean Section and that both the mother and the baby were well.
She said that the baby would remain in hospital for a few days and her mother and grandmother had applied for custody.
Torales said the horrifying details surrounding the young girl’s pregnancy were clouding the future.
She noted that when the case first broke out earlier this year, it was widely reported that the girl had been raped by her stepfather when she was 10.
The lawyer said the man had since been charged and the case was pending in court.
Torales said the 11-year-old’s mother was facing charges of negligence, which would most likely impact her bid for custody of the newborn.
She, however, said the worse news yet came after the government turned down a petition by the mother on behalf of the pregnant girl for an abortion.
Paraguay takes stringent line on abortion, ruling it out in all cases except when the mother’s life is in danger.
Meanwhile, Amnesty International had released a statement following the birth and expressed relief that the mother and the child were healthy, but slammed the government.
It said “the fact she did not die does not excuse the human rights violations she suffered.’’
A doctor from Reina Sofia hospital complained that teenage pregnancy is rampant in Paraguay.
He said that two 12-year-old girls were also awaiting delivery at the hospital.
- See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/08/11-year-old-girl-delivered-of-baby-girl-after-being-denied-abortion/#sthash.NG25Hf1Y.dpuf







You are here : Home » News » 11-year-old girl delivered of baby girl after being denied abortion






11-year-old girl delivered of baby girl after being denied abortion

on   /   in News 1:32 pm   /   Comments
Asuncion (Paraguay) – An 11-year-old girl was delivered of a baby girl on Friday in Asuncion, Paraguay, in a case that sparked outrage from numerous observers.
The family’s lawyer, Elizabeth Torales, told the press at the Reina Sofia hospital that the child mother was delivered of the baby through Cesarean Section and that both the mother and the baby were well.
She said that the baby would remain in hospital for a few days and her mother and grandmother had applied for custody.
Torales said the horrifying details surrounding the young girl’s pregnancy were clouding the future.
She noted that when the case first broke out earlier this year, it was widely reported that the girl had been raped by her stepfather when she was 10.
The lawyer said the man had since been charged and the case was pending in court.
Torales said the 11-year-old’s mother was facing charges of negligence, which would most likely impact her bid for custody of the newborn.
She, however, said the worse news yet came after the government turned down a petition by the mother on behalf of the pregnant girl for an abortion.
Paraguay takes stringent line on abortion, ruling it out in all cases except when the mother’s life is in danger.
Meanwhile, Amnesty International had released a statement following the birth and expressed relief that the mother and the child were healthy, but slammed the government.
It said “the fact she did not die does not excuse the human rights violations she suffered.’’
A doctor from Reina Sofia hospital complained that teenage pregnancy is rampant in Paraguay.
He said that two 12-year-old girls were also awaiting delivery at the hospital.
- See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/08/11-year-old-girl-delivered-of-baby-girl-after-being-denied-abortion/#sthash.NG25Hf1Y.dpuf

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