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Uganda, Tanzania, oil firms sign accords to build $3.5 billion pipeline

Uganda, Tanzania and oil firms Total and CNOOC on Sunday signed agreements that will kickstart the construction of a $3.5 billion crude pipeline to help ship crude from fields in western Uganda to international markets

JTF: 1,291 attempts to sabotage oil export pipelines foiled

The immediate-past Commander of the Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta, Rear Admiral Akinjide Akinrinade (rtd.), yesterday said the security outfit foiled 1,291 attacks on three crude export pipelines in the past two years.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa suspends MoUs between oil companies, host communities

The Bayelsa Government has announced the suspension of all agreements between international oil firms and their host communities across the state.
An Italian court has declared Shell, Eni and their managers all acquitted in the controversial Malabu scandal. They were all acquitted by the court yesterday.

Malabu scandal: Italian court acquits Shell, Eni managers

An Italian court has declared Shell, Eni and their managers all acquitted in the controversial Malabu scandal. They were all acquitted by the court yesterday.
The recent declaration by the court that N50 stamp duty on teller deposits or electronic transfer of funds is illegal is in order, frontline Lagos Lawyer, Fred Nzeako, has said.

Energy firms’ bank debts rise to N5.94 trillion

The debts owed to Nigerian banks by oil and gas operators as well as power companies in the country rose to N5.94tn at the end of 2020 from N5.25tn in December 2019.

Shell says allegations of involvement in ‘oil theft’ misleading

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) says allegations of involvement in oil theft at its Bonny Crude Export Terminal is misleading.
The new head of Nigeria's state oil company NNPC, Mele Kyari, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Abuja, Nigeria August 7, 2019. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NNPC renegotiates commercial contract terms with major oil firms

Meanwhile, oil companies such as Royal Dutch Shell, ExxonMobil, Total and Eni, are cutting billions in spending after taking hits to their profits, shifting money to renewable fuels and focusing only on the most cost-effective markets.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

PIB: Host communities disagree with minister, demand 10% share

The National President of the Host Community of Nigeria Producing Oil and Gas, Benjamin Tamaranebi, on Sunday insisted that the 2.5 per cent, proposed in the Petroleum Industry Bill, being supported by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, was not acceptable.
Tension broke out at the ongoing public hearing on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) on Wednesday as disagreement amongst members of the host communities led to physical combat

PIB: Host communities clash at public hearing

Tension broke out at the ongoing public hearing on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) on Wednesday as disagreement amongst members of the host communities led to physical combat.
Residents of Sangana and other coastal communities in Akassa Kingdom in Brass local government area of Bayelsa State have cried out over loss of their livelihood occasioned by the alleged continuous leakage of crude oil into the environment from an offshore facility in the area.

Environmentalists, regulators visit spill impacted communities in Bayelsa

Preliminary investigations into the January 16, 2021 oil leak near Funiwa offshore facilities. off the Atlantic coast have commenced with a visit by Bayelsa government officials, regulatory agencies and representatives of impacted communities.

Ijaw leaders approach court to quash fresh oilfields licensing

Three Ijaw leaders have approached the Federal High Court in Yenagoa to halt the process leading to bids for marginal oilfields located in their domains pending the determination of their suit.

Explosion cuts Agip’s output by 30,000 barrels daily – Eni

The Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) on Thursday said the Nov. 20 explosion at its oil field in Bayelsa would adversely impact crude export to the tune of 30,000 barrels daily.

Official: Akwa Ibom to convert solid waste to electricity

Akwa Ibom State government has spoken of plans to convert solid waste being generated in the state to electricity to power its industrial city, Commissioner for Environment and Petroleum Resources, Sir Charles Udoh, has said.
The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, has tasked staff of the National Oil Company to bolster their productivity.

15 oil firms to lift Nigeria’s crude, deliver 14 billion litres of products

The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mr Mele Kyari, who made the disclosure in a statement, said the announcement of winners was consistent with its commitment to transparency and accountability in all its activities.
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MRS, Vitol, Oando, AYM Shafa win NNPC crude-for-fuel contracts

The NNPC has reportedly issued award letters for highly sought-after contracts to exchange crude oil for imported fuel, with some Nigerian oil firms beneficiaries.

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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (fifth from the left) and his colleagues during Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum meeting in Ibadan Oyo State on Monday.

APC: PDP governors’ meeting ‘mere jamboree’

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has described Monday’s meeting of governors of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP as a jamboree and a complete waste of time, accusing the state executives of engaging in name calling and abuses.
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (fifth from the left) and his colleagues during Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum meeting in Ibadan Oyo State on Monday.

PDP governors asks President Buhari to summon Police Council meeting

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum has unanimously has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately summon the meeting of the Nigerian Police Council...
Activities in Kaduna State have been paralysed as the five-day warning strike directed by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over irregular sacking of civil servants began on Monday.

Kaduna strike: Nigerian governors appeal to NLC to exercise restraint

Governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to exercise calm and restraint in its engagement with the Kaduna State government.
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho believes his star man Harry Kane is surrounded by the ideal pieces.

Harry Kane tells Tottenham he wants to leave this summer

The 27-year-old has grown frustrated over the club's inability to compete at the highest level, having seen his side fall out of contention to secure Champions League football for next season.
Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso has revealed his struggles with an auto-immune disease, while claiming that when I eventually die, I want to go where I lived, on a football pitch..

Juventus considering Gennaro Gattuso as Andrea Pirlo’s replacement

Juventus are studying the future and are reportedly considering Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso as a possible alternative to replace Andrea Pirlo.

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Eden Hazard has been branded unprofessional by Thibaut Courtois' father, with the Real Madrid forward told it was not smart for him to be caught laughing with Chelsea players in the wake of a Champions League semi-final defeat.

Eden Hazard named in Belgium squad for Euro 2020

Hazard has struggled for form since swapping Chelsea for Madrid in a €100 million (£86m/$121m) deal back in June 2019, with persistent injury problems preventing him from living up to that hefty price tag.
Jamie Vardy is looking to add to his growing medal collection with Leicester City after helping the Foxes to win their first FA Cup.

Jamie Vardy targets more silverware with Leicester

Jamie Vardy is looking to add to his growing medal collection with Leicester City after helping the Foxes to win their first FA Cup.
Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of all charges in the death of George Floyd, the Black man who was pinned to the pavement with a knee on his neck for more than nine minutes.

Minnesota judge rules aggravated factors in George Floyd murder

A Minnesota judge ruled aggravating factors were involved in the death of George Floyd, opening the possibility of a longer sentence for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, court records revealed on Wednesday.
Edinson Cavani has signed a contract extension at Manchester United that keeps the Uruguay striker at the club until June 2022.

Edinson ​Cavani admits packed Old Trafford inspired Manchester United extension

Manchester United center forward Edinson Cavani cannot wait to play in front of the club's supporters.
Enyimba defender Anayo Iwuala is delighted with his maiden invitation to the Super Eagles.

CAFCC: Enyimba’s Anayo Iwuala out of Sunday’s clash

Sensational winger Anayo Iwuala will miss Sunday’s CAF Confederation Cup quarterfinal clash at Pyramids of Egypt due to accumulation of bookings.