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Job security of our members top priority – NUPENG president

April 18, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The newly elected President of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Prince Williams Apkoreha, has declared that the issue of job security of the union members will be his top priority. Though, Apkoreha said the challenges before his new executive are enormous, he promised to use all resources at his disposal to protect the job of his Read More

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NUPENG elects Akporeha president

April 11, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), has elected Prince Williams Apkoreha as the president to run the affairs of the union for the next four years. Apkoreha took over from Comrade Igwe Achese, who piloted the affairs of the union in the last eight years. The new president, who was the immediate past National Treasurer of Read More

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No reservation against 5% fuel levy in PIGB- NUPENG, PENGASSAN

April 4, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), have said they have no reservations against the five percent fuel levy in the harmonised Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) recently passed by the National Assembly. The harmonised version of the PIGB includes a five per cent fuel Read More

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Kaduna rolls out the drums to celebrate its 100th anniversary

December 23, 2017 Blueprint 1

Dignitaries from within and outside Nigeria, residents of Kaduna from all walks of life and guests across the country were in Kaduna last week to celebrate the city’s 100 year anniversary. As ABDULRAHEEM AOUDU reports, 15,000 spectators witnessed the ceremony which featured 3,500 horses and 11 emirates displaying the rich mosaic of the north, where sonorous music, dexterous dance steps Read More

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What workers expect from minimum wage committee

November 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday inaugurated a 30-member committee to negotiate a new minimum wage for workers. In this report , MOSES JOHN speaks with the nation’s workers on their expectation Minimum wage Act The National Minimum wage law stipulates that it shall be reviewed every five years. The current national minimum wage of N18000 was signed into law by Read More

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Minimum wage: Pepple, Ngige, Wabba, 27 others for inauguration today

November 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Moses John Abuja A former Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Ama Pepple, Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, and 27 others eminent Nigerians will today be inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari, as members of National Minimum Wage Committee, to negotiate a new minimum wage Read More

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Osinbajo declares Niger investment summit open today

August 14, 2017 Blueprint 0

Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, will today pay a oneday offi cial visit to Niger state. A statement issued He will be joined by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, immediate past military head of state, General Abdulsalami Alhaji Abubakar and Governor Abubakar Sani Bello to fl ag off Niger State Investment Summit holding in Minna, the Niger state capital. Th e Read More

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Oil: $47 as production-cap talks for Nigeria, Libya persists

July 12, 2017 Blueprint 0

Stories by Patrick Andrew Abuja Despite growing talks that the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) could pressure Nigeria and Libya to cut down on oil production in line with the quota system, the organisation in collaboration with non-OPEC members introduced to curb glut and stabilise prices, oil recovered yesterday to stand at about $47. Nigeria and Libya were Read More

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Ahmed: Agitation for economic, political power resonate

May 31, 2017 Blueprint 0

For the people of Kwara state, this year’s democracy day is a twin celebration. The state is marking the 50 years of its creation and also second year anniversary of the administration of Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed. Created on the 27th of May, 1967, alongside 11 others by the military administration of General Yakubu Gowon(rtd), Kwara state has so for been Read More

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Senate scraps NNPC, passes PIB

May 26, 2017 Blueprint 1

 Establishes 3 new agencies  APC, NUPENG, PENGASSAN hail passage By Taiye Odewale, Moses John and Bode Olagoke, Abuja After nine years of failed attempts, the Senate yesterday passed into law the controversial Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) 2017, with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation being a major victim as it was split into two new commercial entities. And in self-appreciation, Read More

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NUPENG suspends strike

January 12, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Moses John Abuja The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) yesterday suspended its 3-day warning strike, which commenced yesterday, ‎following a resolution reached with government, IOCs, and other stakeholders in the industry. The union embarked on the ‎warning strike over casualisation, job security issue, non-implementation of collective agreements in the oil and gas sector and the Read More

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Fuel scarcity looms as NUPENG strikes tomorrow

January 10, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Patrick Andrew Abuja The nation is likely to experience a return to the dark days of long queues at filling stations, as the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), yesterday reiterated its planned warning strike scheduled to commence tomorrow, January 11. This was confirmed in Lagos by the South-West Zonal Chairman of the union, Alhaji Tokunbo Read More

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PENGASSAN tasks FG, NASS on partnering stakeholders

December 21, 2016 Blueprint 0

Oil workers have called on the federal government and the National Assembly to ensure that stakeholders in the oil and gas industry are engaged in the process of the implementation of the new Joint Venture (JV) cash call, the passage of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) and the amendment of the Nigeria Liquid and Natural Gas (NLNG) Act. The Read More

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Oil unions seek inclusion of members’ interests in PIB

December 8, 2016 Blueprint 0

By Moses John Abuja Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Workers (NUPENG) have called for the inclusion on workers’ interest in the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB). The unions made the call in a memorandum submitted to the Joint Senate Committee on PIGB at a Read More

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NUPENG, PENGASSAN threaten strike over sack of 3,000 members

October 27, 2016 Blueprint 0

By Dave Agba Abuja Two leading unions in the oil industry, Nigeria Union of Petroleum and National Gas  (NUPENG) and Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) have raised the alarm over the sacking of 3, 000 of its members and subsequently issued a 21-day ultimatum to the federal government to put a stop to it. The Read More

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Non-passage of PIB threatens oil industry – NUPENG

October 25, 2016 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), yesterday urged the National Assembly to accelerate the passage of Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), to woo foreign investors. NUPENG Chairman in the South-west, Tokunbo Korodo, made the plea in a chat with the media in Lagos. According to him, non-passage of PIB is a threat to investment in the oil Read More

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My dream is to take Nupe movies to promised land – Yisa

July 18, 2016 Blueprint 0

Naomi Yisa is a fast-rising Nupe artiste into Nupe films and musicals. Aside filmmaking, Yisa works in the Tourism Corporation under the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism in Minna, Niger state. In this interview with ABDULLAHI MUHAMMAD, Yisa speaks about Nupewood, its leadership and her resolve to move the industry to its promised land. How did you get into Read More

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Oil and Gas industry’s many changes under Buhari

May 27, 2016 Blueprint 0

For most Nigerians, they have never seen an administration under which so much happened in the ministry of petroleum resources in a short period as seen in the present one. MUSA ADAMU writes.    It is an administration that has defied all known traditions in the sector thus far. This began early enough with the appointment of the Group Managing Director Read More

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Fuel price hike: Between NLC/TUC and NUPENG/PENGASSAN

May 18, 2016 Blueprint 0

Each time government increases pump prices of petroleum products, Labour and its allies hit the street to protest for days, struggling masses lament, government announces a downward adjustment in the price and labour calls off the protest. The question is, will labour even get the half measure this time? MUSA ADAMU asks The decision by the federal government to liberalise Read More

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Nupe film industry is currently heading for the rocks – Yikangi

February 9, 2015 Blueprint 0

Jibrin Baba Jibrin, aka Yikangi, is renowned Nupewood actor, comedian and director and is currently the Head Film Unit, Niger State Book Development Agency. In this interview with ABDULLAHI MOHAMMAD, this ace comedian lets loose his musings about the current state of Nupewood film industry, the prospects and the challenges as well as his sojourn into acting and other professions. Read More

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I have a penchant for giving back to the society — Marwan Nupe

December 3, 2014 Blueprint 0

Alhaji Nma Abubakar Mohammed (Marwan Nupe), aka 212, is a director in the Federal Ministry of Police Affairs.   In this chat with ABDULLAHI  MUHAMMAD, he speaks on his career, his youth empowerment programme and myriad of issues. Can we get to know more about your background generally sir? My name is Alhaji Nma Abubakar Mohammed, Marwan Nupe, I was born Read More

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NUPENG’s anti-people war cry

March 18, 2014 Blueprint 0

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG), has declared war on the Nigerian people. It has vowed to cripple the economy if the federal government sells its moribund, cash-guzzling refineries. NUPENG, an amalgam of tanker drivers and other blue collar workers in the nation’s kleptocratic oil and gas industry, is no mean enemy of the Nigerian people. The Read More