When truck drivers ‘confronted’ FRSC

October 20, 2021 Tajudeen Kareem 0

For every service organisation, feedback from the receiving public is germane. It helps in fine-tuning policies, programmes and operational modalities. This was the tthrust of a recent parley between road users and FRSC. Writes …… Drivers of petrol tankers and trucks, who have often resisted penalties for sundry offences, had an opportunity to confront officials of Federal Road Safety Commission Read More

Sanwo-Olu, Uduaghan, Kyari, others for The Witness Newspaper foundation launch

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Witness, a credible Nigerian newspaper in digital and print formats, is set to launch a non-governmental organization, ‘The Witness Newspaper Foundation’, in commemoration of its fourth year anniversary. The event is billed to hold on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, at the prestigious Lagos Continental Hotel (formerly Intercontinental Hotel), Victoria Island, Lagos. A statement on Monday by the managing director of the newspaper, Read More

FG to pay more on subsidies as oil price rises

October 6, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Amidst dwindling resources, the federal government may have to pay more in oil subsidies as the rise in oil prices in the global market means a larger chunk of oil revenue will have to go into subsidy payment. According to data from oil price, the international oil benchmark, Brent crude, increased 1.51 percent or $1.86 to $82.77 per barrel, while Read More

PIA: Senate confirms NURC board, DPR ceases to exist

October 6, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Days for continued existence of Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) as one of the regulatory agencies in the petroleum sector are numbered with confirmation of the appointment of board members of the Nigerian Upstream Regulatory Commission (NURC) by the Senate Wednesday. President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan said DPR ceases to exist once the approved board of NURC swings into Read More

Fresh recruitment: NNPC breaks silence

October 4, 2021 NNPC 0

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on Sunday, gave the red light signal to warn Nigerians against the activities of some fraudsters using the social media to circulate information that it is recruiting staff. Garba Deen Muhammad, spokesman of the group, in a statement, while urging the public not to fall to the antic, said whenever such exercise would be conducted Read More

NNPC records crude oil, gas sales of $219.75m in May

September 20, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it recorded a total crude oil and gas export sales of $219.75m in May 2021, representing 180.29% increase on sales from the previous month of April 2021. This is contained in the May 2021 edition of the NNPC Monthly Financial and Operations Report (MFOR), according to a press release by the Group General Read More

VAT war portends danger for Nigerian business community, OPS argues

September 20, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The Nigerian Organized Private Sector (OPS) has said the consequences of the current VAT ‘war’ between the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and some state governments, portends grave danger for the business community and the fragile economic recovery being witnessed in Nigeria if the issue is not resolved amicably. Rivers State has since enacted a VAT law which mandates all Read More

NNPC Set to Collaborate with NGX on financing opportunities

September 8, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has expressed its willingness to partner with Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited on financing options in the near term. The company made this statement during a courtesy visit To NNPC by the Management of NGX led by the Chairman, NGX, Mr. Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud. Mahmoud said “As an Exchange, we are always interested in developing strong Read More

Seplat, Orjiako win global awards for outstanding performance

August 25, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Seplat Energy Plc and its Board Chairman, Dr. ABC Orjiako have emerged winners at the Energy & Corporate Africa Leadership Award Night/Dinner held last week at the Hilton Post Oak, Houston, Texas, Unite States for outstanding indigenous performance. The award was the climax of the Annual Sub-Saharan Africa Oil/Gas Conference that started from 12th August to 13th August with the Read More

PIA: After historic passage, what next?

August 20, 2021 BENJAMIN UMUTEME 0

… It’ll attract investments says Buhari … Promote transparency in sector – NNPC … May lead to revenue shortfall – FIRS  ‘…Good start for host communities but …’ … Groups allege bias; say it’s provocative After over a decade of wait, the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) was finally passed by the National Assembly and signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari, Read More

Muhammadu Buhari’s imprints on the Nigerian oil and gas sector by Salisu Na’inna Dambatta

August 18, 2021 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

The signing of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 16th, 2021, after it was passed by the National Assembly, has added yet another Buhari signature on the Nigerian Oil and Gas sector.  Equally, the Presidential assent which turned the Bill into Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) of the National Assembly has placed Muhammadu Buhari Read More

Breaking: NNPC, CMEC, GE sign contract for 50mw Maiduguri emergency power project

August 18, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

A significant step towards redeeming the pledge by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to intervene in the perennial electric power supply challenge in Maiduguri, Borno state, was taken Tuesday with the execution of the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) and Equipment Procurement contracts for a 50Megawatts (MW) Emergency Power Project in Maiduguri. The project which is an integral part Read More

Customs blames NNPC for increasing cross-border smuggling of fuel

August 18, 2021 David Agba 0

The Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Hameed Ali, has blamed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for the high rate of smuggling of fuel across the country’s land borders. He said he had on many occasions proposed to the NNPC to establish petroleum retail outlets in neighbouring countries to curtail smuggling of fuel but that the state oil company Read More

NNPC promotes, redeploys senior management staff

August 10, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

In a bid to strengthen and reposition the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) towards attaining global excellence and profitability, management of the corporation has announced the promotion and redeployment of some staff to fill key vacant positions. In a statement released by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru on Monday, Mr. Billy Okoye has been Read More

NNPC records ₦43.57bn trading surplus in April

August 8, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced a trading surplus of ₦43.57 billion in April 2021 representing a 23.64% increase over the ₦35.24 billion surplus it recorded in March 2021. This was contained in the April 2021 edition of the NNPC Monthly Financial and Operations Report (MFOR), made available to journalists Sunday in Abuja. Trading surplus or trading deficit Read More

NNPC to develop comprehensive divestment policy for IOCs

August 3, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has plans develop a comprehensive divestment policy for International Oil Companies ( IOCs) operating in the country to protect strategic national interest. Mr Mele Kyari, the Group Managing Director, NNPC disclosed this in Lagos during the 2021 Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition (NAICE). The conference has Read More

Buni: The governor-general for Yobe and APC

July 13, 2021 Hayatu Hussaini 0

Today, it may seem surprising to some to see that the Yobe state government has recorded a wide range of accomplishments, ranging from the health sector to education and infrastructure. It is noteworthy, however, to commend Governor Mai Mala Buni’s leadership for these accomplishments. Although, there were legitimate concerns as to how the governor would combine running a state and Read More

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NNPC to award rehabilitation contract for Warri, Kaduna refineries July

June 30, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has concluded plans to award rehabilitation contracts for the 110,000 barrels a day, b/d Kaduna and the 125,000 b/d Warri refineries by the end of July. Group Managing Director of the Corporation,Mele Kyari said that NNPC aims to sign engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for the facilities within the next three weeks. The Read More

NNPC reveals how FG’ll finance stake in Dangote Refinery

June 29, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Mele Kyari, said the government corporation will borrow to fund its stake acquisition in Dangote Refinery. It can be recalled that last month, NNPC announced plans to acquire a 20 percent minority equity stake in Africa’s biggest oil refining facility, Dangote Refinery, Lagos, to help further ensure an undisrupted supply Read More

Fuel smuggling across borders cost FG N4bn in May-NNPC

June 23, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Activities of fuel smugglers across Nigeria’s borders to neighbouring countries may have cost the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) whooping N4bn going by the current retail price of PMS in the country. Speaking recently at a stakeholders meeting organised by the NNPC on how to stop smuggling in the country, GMD of the corporation, Mele Kyari disclosed that smuggling across Read More

NNPC restates commitment to sustainable environment

June 6, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it remains committed to the promotion of a sustainable environment across its operations, stressing that its energy transition programme and support for carbon neutral projects are proof of that commitment. The Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Mallam Mele Kyari, stated this at an event organised by the Group Health, Safety, and Environment Read More

FG to unveil policy on artisanal refineries

June 3, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The federal government has said a policy on the operations of artisanal refineries in the country would soon be unveiled. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Eta Enang, explained that the policy would guide the ownership as well as regulate the operations of artisanal refineries in the country. “We are still working on the Read More

Chevron Nigeria commits to ecosystem restoration

June 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

Chevron Nigeria Limited on Thursday reiterated its commitment to the restoration of the environment. Chevron is the operator of the joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and CNL.. The statement by the oil major comes on the heel of the World Environment Day scheduled to hold on June 5. The event is celebrated to promote environmental awareness Read More