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Power generation hits 7000MW – Babatunde Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has announced that Nigeria’s power generation jerked from 2600MW to 7000MW between 2015 to 2017.

Shell Nigeria lifts force majeure on Bonny Light crude

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, has lifted force majeure on the exports of Bonny Light crude oil, one month after it was declared.

Electricity consumers in Ikorodu decry high bills

Some electricity consumers living around Odogunyan Military Barracks in Ikorodu have condemned the high electricity charges they received in August and September.

Balanced oil market in sight – OPEC scribe Mohammed Barkindo

OPEC Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo said on Thursday there is no doubt that in the wake of efforts by global oil producers to curb production, the crude market is rebalancing, and doing so at an accelerating pace.

Fed govt orders NNPC to stimulate economic growth through gas supply

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, yesterday, said it has been mandated by the Federal Government to make meaningful efforts in stimulating the country’s economic growth and development.

House of Reps probes TCN’s $1.5bn, $500m foreign loans

The House of Representatives has queried loans totalling $1.5bn taken from foreign creditors by the Transmission Company of Nigeria.

Electrical engineer urges fed govt to adequately fund energy sector

Mr Abraham Gado, an Electrical Engineer to Kuje General Hospital, has called on the Federal Government to adequately fund the energy sector to boost the nation’s electricity generation capacity.

Oil price rises towards $59.00

Oil prices rose on Wednesday, lifted by a fall in U.S. crude inventories and concerns that tensions in the Middle East could disrupt supplies.

Nigerians won’t experience fuel scarcity during Christmas – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured that Nigerians will not experience scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, during the yuletide season because it had stored over two billion litres to ensure a hitch-free movement.

United Labour Congress lauds NNPC’s plan to rehabilitate refineries

The United Labour Congress (ULC) on Tuesday commended the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on its plan to carry out complete overhaul-Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) of Warri and Kaduna refineries for optimal production.

Eko DisCo explains cause of outage in Orile, Surulere

The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Tuesday attributed the power outage in Orile and Surulere areas of Lagos to a multiple fault on 11 KV feeder covering the area.

Ontario Oil denies fraudulent ‎sales of petroleum products

The management of Ontario Oil and Gas Limited has denied any fraudulent transactions of refined petroleum product as alleged by a Bank.

NERC fines Ibadan DisCO N50m over misuse of loan

The Commission had, vide its Order 173, directed IEDC to recover the sum of N5.7bn being the balance of the inappropriate loan of N6bn granted by the utility to IEDMG, the core investor in Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company plc.

Senate summons NNPC chief Maikanti Baru, Shell over controversial contract

The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions has summoned the Group Managing Director, GMD, of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru, and Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, over the revocation and re-award of Oil Mining Licence (OML) 13 allegedly without due process.

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Kogi govt debunks alleged monkey pox vaccination rumour

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North Korea readies missile launch ahead of United States-South Korea drill

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