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NNPC chief Maikanti Baru orders assessment of Escarvos to Lagos gas pipeline fire, restoration...

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, has ordered an immediate assessment of the damage caused by a fire on the Escarvos to Lagos Pipeline (ELP), a natural gas pipeline which supplies gas from Escravos region of the Niger Delta area to Lagos.

Petrol scarcity: Presidency summons stakeholders

Presidency on Tuesday in Abuja summoned critical stakeholders in the nation’s oil sector and the leadership of security agencies in the country to end the scarcity of petrol in the country.

Senate declares new fuel subsidy regime illegal

The Senate yesterday described the introduction of the N26 subsidy on the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol, as completely illegal and unwarranted.

Why we subsidise petrol – NNPC chief

The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, yesterday said the corporation was subsidising fuel because government was not favourably disposed to having the pump price exceed the N145 per litre.

I can fix fuel crisis – Tam David-West

Former Minister of Petroleum, Prof Tam David-West, has said he can fix the nagging fuel scarcity across the country if given the responsibility.

NNPC plans power plants in Ajaokuta, Abuja, others

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, plans to build power plants with combined capacity of 4600 megawatts in Abuja, Kaduna and Kano States.

How $9.7m, ‎£74,000 was found in former NNPC chief Andrew Yakubu’s house – witness

A prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of the former Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Andrew Yakubu, yesterday gave detailed account of how the sum of $9.7 million and ‎£74,000 kept in a fireproof safe was recovered from his house (Yakubu).

Oando conceived Lagos midstream jetty to save Nigeria $50 million annually

Across Africa, the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model has become increasingly critical as both a funding and operational mechanism for social and economic infrastructures

NNPC, Agip to add extra 480mw of electricity to national grid by 2019 –...

The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru, has said the joint venture between the NNPC and the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) will add an extra 480 megawatts (MW) to the federal government’s power generation aspiration.

Governor Fayose alleges corruption in President Buhari’s government

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has alleged that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was corrupt, describing the scale of corruption in the government as ‘rotten and scandalous’.

President Buhari’s govt rotten, covered with scandalous corruption – Governor Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has described the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government as one that is rotten and covered with scandalous corruption, saying; “within the last one month, Nigerians have been confronted with messy revelations that gave credence to my earlier position that President Buhari is the life patron of corruption in Nigeria.”

Arewa CF urges President Buhari to call Ibe Kachikwu, NNPC chief Maikanti Baru to...

Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to call Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, and Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, to order over their public exchanges on the running of the country’s petroleum affairs.

PANDEF faults Presidency’s handling of Kachikwu-Baru feud

Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, yesterday, criticized the Presidency over the manner it handled the rift between the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Kachikwu and Group Managing Director, GMD, of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru.

Medical directors want health insurance scheme expanded

The Guild of Medical Directors (GMD) on Sunday called on Federal Government to seek ways to expand the coverage of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

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Governor Dankwambo’s 2015 campaign chief Saidu Kumo quits PDP

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Aberdeen moss Derek McInnes hails Chidiebere Nwakali’s performance in friendly

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Firm files N200 million suit against Access Bank

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House of Reps probes alleged disappearance of $44 million from NIA

The House of Representatives on Tuesday resolved to probe the reported disappearance of $44 million from the coffers of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).