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Friends of the Earth accused France on Monday of planting a ticking climate bomb in Mozambique, where French oil giant Total is developing a mega-project to exploit natural gas.

NGO accuses France of starting Mozambique ‘climate bomb’

Friends of the Earth accused France on Monday of planting a "ticking climate bomb" in Mozambique, where French oil giant Total is developing a mega-project to exploit natural gas.
The number of active oil rigs in the country fell by 23.8 per cent to 16 in April amid the coronavirus-induced collapse in prices and demand for crude.

Nigeria’s active oil rigs fall by 24 percent

The number of active oil rigs in the country fell by 23.8 per cent to 16 in April amid the coronavirus-induced collapse in prices and demand for crude.
This was made known by the Secretary to State Government, SSG, Mr Emmanuel Ekuwem during the routine covid-19 press briefing held in Government House, Uyo on Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Akwa Ibom announces pay cut for political office holders

The Akwa Ibom State government said it is slashing the salaries of its political appointees by 20 per cent because of the economic downturn in Nigeria.

Akwa Ibom rejects 10 vehicles donated by ExxonMobil

Akwa Ibom State Government has rejected ten vehicles donated by ExxonMobil to aid contact tracing of suspected COVID-19 patients in the state.
Akwa Ibom Governor Udom Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom governor commends ExxonMobil’s donations

Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has commended ExxonMobil for donating equipment and items worth millions of naira to curb the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic in the state.

ExxonMobil presents ambulances, other items to support coronavirus response

Mobil Producing Nigeria, an ExxonMobil affiliate, and operator of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation/Mobil Producing Nigeria Joint Venture has presented two ambulances, 20 additional vehicles and medical supplies to various state governments and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, to assist in the nation’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

PDP hails governors’ response to pandemic

The South South zone of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has lauded governors in the oil rich region for putting up robust strategy in combating the spread of COVID-19 in the area.
ConocoPhillips, Alaska’s largest oil producer announced Thursday it will cut production by 100,000 barrels in June.

ConocoPhillips cuts Alaska oil production

ConocoPhillips, Alaska’s largest oil producer announced Thursday it will cut production by 100,000 barrels in June.
The committee is chaired by Prof. Akpan H. Ekpo, a former Director General of the West African Institute for Financial & Economic Management (WAIFEM), with Prof. Emmanuel Onwioduokit, HOD of Economics at the University of Uyo as Secretary.

Akwa Ibom names Prof. Akpan Ekpo, Stan Ekeh, 18 others in post coronavirus economic...

With Nigeria and the rest of the world still coming to grips with the COVID-19 pandemic which has hobbled global economies, the Akwa Ibom State Government is already looking ahead to repositioning its economy for a post COVID-19 world.
Virtually all oil and gas projects and licensing rounds are on hold in Equatorial Guinea as the country braces for an extended oil downturn because of the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s hydrocarbons minister said on Monday.

Virtually all Equatorial Guinea oil business on hold – minister

Virtually all oil and gas projects and licensing rounds are on hold in Equatorial Guinea as the country braces for an extended oil downturn because of the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s hydrocarbons minister said on Monday.
Nyesom Wike

Rivers governor signs executive order to check sabotage of borders closure

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, yesterday, signed the third Rivers State Government’s Executive Order for a Task Force to check reported sabotage by federal security agents enforcing closure of Rivers borders to prevent Coronavirus spread.

PENGASSAN suspends nationwide strike

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, has said that it called off its planned nationwide industrial action billed to begin 12 midnight on Sunday 19th April 2020 due to the release of 21 staff of ExxonMobil by the Rivers State government.
Senator Godswill Akpabio

How Senator Akpabio frustrated my constituency from being recognised as oil-producing – ex-lawmaker

A former member of the House of Representatives, Robinson Uwak, said Godswill Akpabio frustrated his effort to get his federal constituency in Akwa Ibom recognised as an oil-producing area when Akpabio was the governor of the state.
A research conducted by a United Kingdom based oil and gas consultancy firm, Wood Mackenzie, indicated that rising production cost and uncertainty in the country’s energy sector could lead to a 35 percent decline in oil output over 10 years.

Nigeria risks losing $2.7 billion to delays in deepwater oil field projects

There are indications that Nigeria may lose $2.7 billion revenue from three deep offshore fields due to changes in tax and royalty laws as well as other uncertainties in the petroleum industry.

NOGIG: Chevron begins defence of football title against NLNG

Preliminaries of the football event of the 2020 Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Games will kick-off on Monday January 27 at the Legacy Pitch, National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, with the defending champions, ExxonMobil taking on NLNG in the opening match.
Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has sued for a more mutually beneficial relationship between ExxonMobil, the host communities and the state government.

Governor Emmanuel charges Exxonmobil on stronger collaboration

Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has sued for a more mutually beneficial relationship between ExxonMobil, the host communities and the state government.

US advises all Americans to leave Iraq

The US embassy in Baghdad has urged all US citizens to leave Iraq immediately, after the US killed Iranian military general and hardliner Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in a Friday airstrike.
Abubakar Malami

Federal government alleges cheating on oil profits, seeks $62 billion from five firms

The Federal Government says it expects about $62bn from multinational energy conglomerates that include Royal Dutch Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron, Total and Eni, citing a 2018 Supreme Court ruling it says enables it to review and adjust oil production revenue sharing agreements, Reuters has reported.

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Ondo guber: APC generates N258 million from sales of forms

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has generated N258.7 million from the sales of expression of interest and nomination forms to aspirants ahead of July 20, governorship primaries in Ondo state.

Okada riders protest incessant extortion, arrest by police in Lagos

Hundreds of commercial motorcyclists, popularly known as ‘Okada,’ on Thursday marched through the streets of Ikorodu, Lagos State, protesting against incessant arrest, extortion and seizure of their motorcycles by the police.

Minister: How airports will operate when opened

With less than five days to commencement of domestic flights in Nigeria, preparations are in place to ensure that safety measures are adhered to during operations.
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, says the idea of random testing for COVID-19 in the state is a waste of government resources.

Akwa Ibom lifts ban on burial, weddings from July 4

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has lifted the ban on burials and wedding ceremonies in the state beginning from Saturday, July 4, 2020.
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Jose Mourinho: Referees are now in the office, not pitch

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