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The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Timipre Sylva, yesterday disclosed that the federal government plans to conduct oil blocks bid rounds in 2020.

Federal government to conduct fresh oil blocks bid rounds in 2020 – minister

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Timipre Sylva, yesterday disclosed that the federal government plans to conduct oil blocks bid rounds in 2020.

Delta monarch seeks revival of industrial park

The Olu of Warri, Ogiamen Ikenwoli, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to revive the $20 billion Ogidigben Gas Revolution Industrial Park.
The Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli

Olu of Warri urges President Buhari to open up ports facilities in Eastern corridor

The Olu of Warri, His Majesty Ogiamen Ikenwoli, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to open up ports facilities in the Southern and Eastern corridors to help decongest the Lagos ports, which has grounded economic activities in Lagos.
President Buhari at the event

Ministerial list: BYO hails President Buhari for bringing new hands

The Buhari Youth Organisation (BYO), Lagos State Chapter, on Wednesday applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for replacing most of his first-term cabinet members with new hands.
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan has described insinuations that he is a rubber stamp to the Executive as “sentimental and laughable”.

Senate to invite petroleum ministers, NNPC chief, others over state of existing refineries

The Senate on Tuesday resolved to invite the Minister (and Minister of State) for Petroleum Resources and Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kolo Kyari, over the status of refineries in the country.

DPR, LPG retailers clash over clampdown on cooking gas plants, outlets

The Federal Government’s target to deepen the use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), popularly called cooking gas suffered a huge setback recently with the recent clampdown on cooking gas plants and other unapproved outlets by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) over safety concerns.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

Thomas John appointed new NNPC governing board chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr Thomas M A John as Acting Alternate Chairman of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Governing Board. He replaces former Minister of State, Petroleum Resources Dr Ibe Kachikwu.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC to resume oil search in Lake Chad Basin

Two years after it halted oil exploration in the Lake Chad Basin due to Boko Haram attack, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it would resume the search as soon as it received security clearance.

Federal government revokes license of MKO Abiola’s Summit Oil

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has revoked five Oil Mining Licenses (OML) and one Oil Prospecting Licence (OPL) belonging to five companies.
Mr Bank-Anthony Okoroafor, an energy expert, has commended the Federal Government on plans to make available 600,000 gas cylinders in the country as part of effort to drive Liquified Natural Gas (LPG) penetration.

Expert commends federal government on LPG penetration plan

Mr Bank-Anthony Okoroafor, an energy expert, has commended the Federal Government on plans to make available 600,000 gas cylinders in the country as part of effort to drive Liquified Natural Gas (LPG) penetration.
PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI INAUGURATES BOARD MEMBERS OF THE NORTH-EAST DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER STATE HOUSE. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. MAY 8 2019 3

President Buhari, ministers in valedictory FEC session today

President Muhammadu Buhari will preside over the valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday, exactly a week before his inauguration for another four-year tenure.
President Buhari receives in audience Leadership of People's Democratic Movement in State on 18th Jan 2019-3

BMO: PDP’s allegation of N14 trillion sleaze under President Buhari laughable

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of taking opposition to a ridiculous level with its latest claim of wasteful expenditure and stolen funds running into N14 trillion under the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Justice Tanko, Ibe Kachikwu canvass training for judiciary on oil, gas sector

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, and Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), on Monday advocated constant training of judicial officers on oil and gas matters for effective adjudication and development of the sector.

Saudi King okays planned multiple oil investment pact with Nigeria

The King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and the Crown Prince, H.R.H. Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud have endorsed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) being prepared by Nigeria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to enable both countries engage in multiple aspects of oil and gas business.

Ibe Kachikwu: NNPC unlikely to become profitable with huge under recovery cost

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has said that Nigeria’s continuous subsidising of petrol consumption means the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will remain unprofitable in for a long time.

Ibe Kachikwu: I lost 6kg when we tried to remove fuel subsidy in 2016

Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, the minister of state for petroleum, says he lost about six kilogrammes in weight when they tried to remove subsidy on petroleum products in 2016.
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Nigerian Army goes for made in Nigeria gas cylinders

The Nigerian Army has taken delivery of LPG cylinders manufactured by a Nigerian company for the flag off of its LPG Welfare Scheme, aimed at promoting LPG adoption among its officers and men.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) December-2

Ministers lobby for retention in next federal cabinet

Uncertainty now surrounds the constitution of the next federal cabinet by President Muhammadu Buhari who sources say is keeping All Progressives Congress (APC) governors, ministers, associates and loyalists guessing on who are likely to be part of his team.

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N’Golo Kante has left Chelsea’s pre-season training base in Japan and returned to England for treatment on a knee injury.

Chelsea criticises France over handling of N’Golo Kante

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has criticised France for their handling of injured midfielder N’Golo Kante during the international break, describing the situation as “not a laughing matter”.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

Niger Delta leaders back President Buhari on audit of NDDC

Leaders of the Niger Delta region, yesterday, said they are in support of the call for a forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC by President Muhammadu Buhari stating that it is the best decision taken by the federal government in the development of the region.
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Victor Moses seeks Fenerbahce return against Denizlispor

Victor Moses has announced his return to training with Fenerbahce and will be hoping to make a return to action against Denizlispor in a Turkish Super Ligue match on Sunday.
The Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Police parade fake officer, others in Abuja

The FCT Police Command on Friday paraded an alleged fake Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Mr John Tarsoo, for extorting the public.
CHAN Eagles striker, Ibrahim Sunusi has stated that the return leg of their African Nations Championship qualifier against Togo in Lagos will make a fascinating start if they are able to score an early goal today.

Ibrahim Sunusi: CHAN Eagles need early goal to boost confidence

CHAN Eagles striker Ibrahim Sunusi has stated that the return leg of their African Nations Championship qualifier against Togo in Lagos will make a fascinating start if they are able to score an early goal today.