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The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Osogbo field Office, has sealed 15 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) skid stations for operating without valid licences.

Fuel marketers bewail extortion by DPR officials, threaten strike

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) Suleja/Abuja Unit, on Sunday, threatened to embark on a strike action over alleged extortion by officials of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR).
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Osogbo field Office, has sealed 15 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) skid stations for operating without valid licences.

DPR shuts ‘adulterated’ kerosene outlet in Calabar

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Cross River has sealed a retail outlet, Chizioba Ventures, for allegedly selling adulterated kerosene.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

Senate hails NNPC’s drive towards profitability

The senate has commended the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for its efforts towards attaining profitability and stamping out corruption from its system.

DPR to open mini gas distribution centres across all local council areas

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it is planning to launch liquified natural gas (LNG) micro-distribution centres across the 774 local government areas (LGAs).
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NEITI seals pact with NNPC, DPR on contract transparency

In a move towards deepening transparency, the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has secured the trust of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to ensure that the terms of all contracts signed in the petroleum sector are open and totally accessible to Nigerians as required by the global Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Ogun explosions: Senate urges clampdown on illegal gas retailers

The Senate has urged the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to clamp down on illegal roadside retailers of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).

DPR awards marginal oilfields to 50% of shortlisted firms

Nigeria has awarded the rights to develop marginal oilfields to 50% of the 161 firms shortlisted after they met all the conditions, the petroleum regulator said on Tuesday.
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NNPC plans N126 billion deduction from June remittance to FAAC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has served notice to the Federation Account and Allocation Committee (FAAC) that it will deduct about N126 billion from its remittance to the Federation Account at the next meeting scheduled for June.

DPR set to issue award letters to marginal field bid winners

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), yesterday, announced that it had concluded arrangements to issue award letters to successful investors in the 2020 marginal field bid round programme.

DPR: First crude production from marginal fields expected in 2022

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it is expecting the first production of crude from some of the recently awarded 57 marginal oilfields in January 2022.

DPR’s oil, gas alternative resolution centre begins operation

The Oil and Gas Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre (ADRC) set up by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has begun sitting to reduce the number of cases that get to the regular courts.

DPR pledges commitment to oil sector investments

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has said it will continue to guarantee investments, enable participation and authorise activities in the Nigeria oil and gas industry.

Addax/Sinopec: Group faults President Buhari on restoration of OMLs

An oil industry group, Oil Industry Indigenous Capacity Action Committee, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s order for the restoration of an earlier cancelled Oil Mining Licences (OMLs) 123, 124, 126 and 137 to Addax/Sinopec.

DPR commits to cost reduction, support for industry trainers

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) Wednesday said it will continue to embark on its current cost-cutting measures in the oil and gas industry to cushion the impact of the uncertainty in the international crude oil market.
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, said yesterday that the commission arrested more than 400 young Nigerians for internet related fraud in the first three months of 2021.

EFCC floats chemical laboratory to fight illegal oil bunkering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to establish a fully-integrated Chemical Laboratory in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, to combat the scourge of illegal oil bunkering in the South South zone.
Magnus Abe

Senator Abe: DPR right to revoke Addax oil licences

A former senator and board member of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Magnus Abe, has denied any involvement in an alleged $650 million oil scam.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

President Buhari returns ownership of four oil blocks to NNPC

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the restoration of the leases on OMLs 123, 124, 126 and 137 to the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) which is in production sharing contract with Addax Petroleum, a company wholly owned by Government of the People’s Republic of China on the blocks.

Oil industry trainers lose $2 billion in one year

Oil and gas training organisations in Nigeria lost about $2 billion between March 2020 and March 2021, due to the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses across the world.

DPR set to handover Addax Assets to new owners, sets up evaluation panel

Following the federal government’s revocation of the Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) on four assets belonging to Addax Petroleum Exploration Nigeria Limited (APENL), the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has announced the kick-off of processes that will lead to the handing over of the facilities to new owners.

Coronavirus: DPR recommends antigen-based tests for oil and gas workers

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has approved the use of Antigen-based Rapid Diagnostic Tests (Ag-RDTs) for offshore workers in Nigeria’s Oil and Gas Industry.

DPR: We will sustain uninterrupted petroleum products supply

The Bauchi office of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it will continue to ensure the availability of petroleum products across the 500 existing filling stations in the state.

DPR: We’ve accurate record of crude production

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Friday debunked claims that the exact volume of crude oil produced in the country was not known.

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‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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Bandits invaded the Federal Government Girls College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State on Thursday afternoon, kidnapped many students and killed some policemen.

Bandits attack unity school in Kebbi, abduct students

Bandits invaded the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State on Thursday afternoon, kidnapped many students and killed some policemen.
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Google drops engineering residency after protests over ‘inequities’

Alphabet Inc’s Google plans to shut down a long-running program aimed at entry-level engineers from underrepresented backgrounds after participants said it enforced “systemic pay inequities,” according to internal correspondence seen by Reuters.
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Akwa Ibom: NDLEA arrests 244, secures 21 convictions in 1 year

No fewer than 244 suspects have been arrested and a total of 21 convicted for drug related offences between July 2020 and June 2021, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Akwa Ibom State has disclosed.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Nigerian senate probes government’s economic recovery plan

The senate has directed six of its committees to probe the federal government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP).
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Delta Assembly fixes date to to screen 15 commissioner-nominees

The nominees have been directed to submit 25 copies of their CV to the office of the Clerk of the House of Assembly on or before June 21, and to appear for screening on Tuesday June 22, 2021.