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One dead, many hospitalized as oil spill shatters Delta communities

The people of Polobubo, Opuama and other riverine communities in Delta State have raised the alarm over a crushing oil spillage that has left a villager dead and several persons hospitalized.
African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank)

Afreximbank disburses $250 million to Nigerian company to acquire 45% stake in oil lease

Afreximbank has disbursed 250 million dollars as part of its support for Trans Niger Oil and Gas Ltd (TNOG) to acquire 45 per cent stake in Oil Mining Lease (OML) 17 onshore oilfield.

Shell dismisses ‘takeover’ of Kidney Island asset by Rivers

Earlier on Wednesday, Kelvin Ebiri, special assistant to the governor of Rivers state on media, said the Island used by Shell as their operational base in Port Harcourt now belongs to the state government following a certificate of purchase registered in Port Harcourt’s lands registry.

OML 11: Rivers government declares possession of Shell base

Rivers State Government on Wednesday declared possession and sealed off oil assets loaded Kidney Island, once the operational base of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in Port Harcourt.

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.

Court restores Abigborodo, Hely Creek fields to Transnational Energy

A Federal High Court in Abuja has set aside the purported reversal of the consent given by the Federal Government for the farm-out agreement between Chevron and Transnational Energy Limited (TEL) on the Abigborodo and Hely Creeks marginal fields in the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 49.

Rivers communities reject ‘oil block divestment’

Host communities of Oil Mining Lease in Rivers State have kicked against the alleged plan by Shell Petroleum Development Company to divest the oil block, threatening to disrupt oil and gas operations in the area.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC: OML 40 explosion damages marine storage vessel

The Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, has reported an explosion at a production facility in Oil Mining Lease 40 involving its partners, Elcrest Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC saves Nigeria $5.04 billion in four court victories

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Wednesday, disclosed that its legal team won four major court cases bordering on disputes surrounding oil wells and export terminals that helped the country saved Nigeria N5.04 billion.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC, PSC partners end dispute over $2.3 billion oil assets’ acquisition

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on Saturday, said it has signed an agreement with its partners in Oil Mining Lease, OML, 130, China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) and South Atlantic Petroleum (SAPETRO), to settle all outstanding fiscal issues surrounding the development of the oil assets which had lingered since 2006.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Official: Edo modular refinery will drive industrial revolution

Edo Government says the ongoing Modular Refinery project at Ologbo in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the state, will on completion, drive the state’s industrial revolution quest.

NIMASA dispatches team to investigate Ondo offshore fire

Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has sent an investigative team to unravel the circumstances surrounding a recent fire incident at a wellhead offshore in Ondo State.
The National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) says it is collaborating with Ghana-based Kofi Annan International Peace and Training Centre (KAIPTC) to strengthen the capacity of its staff.

Official: NOSDRA is investigating cause of fire at coronavirus

The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) on Monday said that the ongoing fire at Ororo oilfield at Oil Mining Lease (OML) 95 is being investigated.
Nigeria has sued an oil exploration production company, ALLIED ENERGY PLC , owned by Texas-based billionaire Kase Luqmon Lawal to demand $35.7million debt.

Nigeria drags Kase Lawal to court over $35 million debt

Nigeria has sued an oil exploration production company, ALLIED ENERGY PLC, owned by Texas-based billionaire Kase Luqmon Lawal to demand $35.7 million debt.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday in Abuja, congratulated Gov. Nyesom Wike of River, over the Supreme Court judgement that affirmed his election.

OML 11: I will protect my people – Rivers governor

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has assured the Ejamah Community and other host communities of Oil Mining Lease (OML) 11 that the Rivers State Government will defend their right in any ensuing legal battle over the oil facility acquired by the Rivers State Government.

Total planning to sell stake in major oil block in Niger Delta

Total is seeking to sell its 12.5 per cent stake in a major deepwater oilfield off the coast of Nigeria, industry and banking sources have said.

NNPC: 14 companies bid for OML 119 redevelopment financing

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has publicly opened bids from 14 companies for the financing and redevelopment of Oil Mining Lease (OML) 119.

NIPC tracks $9.29 billion investment in three months

The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission on Friday said it recorded a total investment commitment of $9.29bn in the third quarter of this year.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NPDC reports fire incident at company’s OML 20 asset

The Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Limited (NPDC), an Upstream Subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has reported a fire incident which occurred at Oil Mining Lease (OML) 20 at Egbema-West, Imo State Monday 7th October 2019.
Nyesom Wike

[email protected]: Rivers governor decries faulty electoral system after 20 years of democracy

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has decried the faulty electoral system in the last 20 years of the nation’s democracy, declaring that it is responsible for the poor leadership selection process.
Nyesom Wike

Rivers government acquires Shell’s 45 per cent stake in OML 11

The Rivers State Government has acquired 45 per cent of Shell Petroleum Development Company’s interest in Oil Mining Lease 11 in Ejama and other communities in Ogoni.
Nyesom Wike

Rivers government acquires Shell’s 45 percent interest in OML 11

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Monday said that the state government had acquired the 45 per cent interest of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria in Oil Mining Lease 11 located in Ejama Ebubu community, Eleme Local Government Area and other communities in Ogoni.

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Two arrested drug traffickers excrete 191 pellets of cocaine, heroin

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