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The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has insisted that there is no plan to divest the Federal Government’s stakes in joint venture oil assets.

Revised petroleum industry bill may be passed June 2020 – minister

More than 15 months after President Muhammadu Buhari withheld assent to the harmonised Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB), Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipreye Sylva, has given a glimmer of hope that the revised law may be passed by June 2020.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Minister: Federal government has achieved 50 percent 2019 budget performance

The Federal Government has achieved 50 percent budget performance in 2019 with the release of N1.2 trillion capital expenditure.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

GMD: NNPC to begin full rehabilitation of refineries in 2020

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it will begin full rehabilitation of the nations three refineries by January 2020.
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NNPC: Rehabilitation in Port Harcourt refinery still ongoing

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said that the rehabilitation of the two Port Harcourt Refineries were still ongoing.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC signs $50 million refinery overhaul contract with Italian firm

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has again announced plans to revamp the nation’s four refineries to help the country save billions of dollars it expends annually on fuel imports.

Nigeria’s refineries post N114.3 billion loss in 11 months

Nigeria’s refineries posted a cumulative loss of N114.3bn in the first 11 months of 2018, latest industry data have revealed.

Federal government spends N11.52 billion to fix 87km oil pipeline

Federal Government’s oil revenues slashed by N11.52 billion used for the protection and repairs of 87-kilometre Trans Forcados crude oil pipeline in the Niger Delta in 60 days, document shows
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Oil marketers to get N236 billion subsidy claims by Friday

Federal government says oil marketers would be paid N236 billion out of N348 billion approved by the National Assembly as outstanding subsidy claims on December 14
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NNPC: Port Harcourt refinery gets financiers

The Nigerian National petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says that some of the financing companies it approached to revamp the country’s refineries have shown interest in Port Harcourt refinery.

Federal government to build 100,000bpd Brownfield refinery in Port Harcourt, Warri

Efforts to end massive fuel importation were unveiled, on Tuesday, as the Federal Government said it plans to establish a 100,000-barrels-per-day brownfield refinery in Port-Harcourt and Warri, as part of its refinery collocation initiative designed to boost local refining capacity.
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NNPC to establish two additional refineries in Warri, Port Harcourt

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has plans to establish 100,000-barrels-per-day brownfield refineries in Port-Harcourt and Warri to boost local refining of crude oil in the country.

Expert wants more investment on refineries

An oil and gas expert, Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo, on Monday urged the Federal Government to create an enabling environment for investors to build more refineries instead of depots.

President Buhari: Private companies coming back to Nigeria

Elated over Nigeria’s exit from crippling recession, President Muhammadu Buhari has said that foreign private companies were coming back to Nigeria.

Nigeria remains best investment destination – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday reiterated that Nigeria remained the best and most attractive investment destination in Africa.

President Buhari: Our economic agenda has turned Nigeria into an attractive investment destination

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the rise in foreign private investments in the country owing to the success of his administration’s economic agenda.

House of Reps urges federal govt to withhold $1.8 billion ear-marked for turn around...

The House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee investigating the Turn Around Maintenance of the nation’s four refineries on Thursday urged the Federal Government to withhold 1.8 billion dollars earmarked for the exercise.

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It’s disgraceful no Nigerian refinery currently performs up to 50% capacity –

President Muhammadu Buhari says it is disgraceful that no Nigerian refinery currently performs up to 50 percent capacity.

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