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Eastern Naval Command seizes 16,773 bags of smuggled rice

The Eastern Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy has seized 16,320 bags of smuggled rice following the closure of the nation’s land borders.
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.

Federal government to rehabilitate three refineries to produce 360, 000MT of gas by 2023

The Federal Government says it will rehabilitate the Warri, Port Harcourt and Kaduna Refineries to achieve local production of 360,000 Metric Tonnes Per Annum (MTPA) of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) by 2023.
President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday held talks with King Salman in Riyadh, on the sidelines of the second day of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference. 1

President Buhari welcomes Saudi Aramco’s partnership with NNPC to revive its subsidiaries

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Riyadh welcomed the commitment of Saudi energy company, Aramco, and Public Investment Fund (PIF) to explore areas of collaboration for investments in Nigeria, including partnership with the NNPC to revive the nation’s refineries.
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.
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday attended the Extra Ordinary ECOWAS Summit on Counter Terrorism in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. 4

President Buhari condemns attack on Saudi refineries, expresses Nigeria’s solidarity

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria stands in solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, following drone attacks on the country’s refinery plants at Khurais and Abqaiq.
Barrynada Mpigi

Infrastructure: President Buhari has abandoned Rivers – lawmakers

Members of the National Assembly from Rivers State comprising Senators and parliamentarians in the House of Representatives have alleged of total abandonment of their State by the Muhammadu Buhari led federal government.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC targets China to boost crude reserves

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is banking on its blooming strategic partnership with China and new investments in the upstream petroleum sector to actualize the nation’s crude oil reserves and 3,000,000 barrels per day oil production target by 2023.
Abdullahi Halims

Rep: Nigeria’s steel companies will begin full operations within four years

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Steel Development, Rep. Abdullahi Halims (APC-Kogi), has promised that the Ajaokuta Steel Company will begin to function effectively within the next four years.

Dangote dedicates 53% of refinery capacity to petrol

The Dangote Group says upon completion of its refinery, it will dedicate 53 per cent of the capacity to the production of petrol. This translates to dedicating 344,500 barrels of its projected 650,000 barrels per day refining capacity to the production of petrol.

IPMAN urges federal government to fix refineries before deregulation

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) yesterday advised the Federal Government to deregulate the donstream oil sector so as to attract investors and end fuel scarcity.

Oil prices nudge up on Chinese economic data

Oil prices rose slightly on Monday as Chinese industrial output and retail data topped expectations but gains were capped by overall figures showing the country’s slowest quarterly economic growth in decades.
Roseline Konya

Rivers government sets up technical committee to tackle soot

Rivers State government has set up technical committee to implement the recommendations of the scientific committee established to investigate the prevalence of soot, in a move to finally resolve the challenge facing the state.

Warri, Kaduna, Port Harcourt refineries post N8.36 billion deficit

The dismal performance of the country’s three refineries, Warri, Port Harcourt and Kaduna refineries, continued, as the refineries posted operating deficit of N8.36 billion in January 2019, according to data released by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.
President @MBuhari today during Emir of Qatar, @TamimBinHamad’s State Visit to Nigeria. The visit is purely relationship and businesses, Aviation Minister, @hadisirika says.8

President Buhari rallies Qatar on refineries, Lake Chad, others

Investments in sectors like petroleum, power, aviation, agriculture and railways, featured prominently, at the meeting of the two leaders, Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina said in a statement issued at the end of the meeting.
President Buhari receives in Courtesy Visit Labour Leadership led by President of Nigeria Labour Congress Ayuba Wabba in State House on 7th Mar 2019-3

President Buhari rallies Qatar on investments, recharge of Lake Chad

Investments in sectors like petroleum, power, aviation, agriculture, railways, and many others, featured prominently as President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, hosted the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al-thani, at State House, Abuja.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A picture taken on April 8, 2019 shows shipping containers sitting at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub. - The Nigerian port is congested with hundreds of ships, idly queueing for days to offload containers with goods. Lagos port congestion is affecting port operations and creating a severe backlog at ports, causing carriers’ containers to be held in port for extra days, as well as creating several miles of truck traffic at roads that links to port gates. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Ghost ships of Lagos, a haven of crime

The two men in the motorised wooden canoe look around warily as they leave a towering shipwreck in the Lagos lagoon, with the barrels of oil on board barely concealed under rags.
Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote

Dangote refinery will transform Nigeria’s economy, eliminate fuel scarcity – Aliko

The President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, says his refinery will eliminate fuel scarcity and transform Nigeria’s economy for decades when it comes on stream.

DPR cautions depot owners against conniving with illegal refineries operators

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Friday warned depot owners not to connive with operators of illegal refineries to avoid sale of adulterated products to unsuspecting consumers.

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Gambia launches crackdown on protest movement

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Woman docked for allegedly pouring hot water on 12-year-old girl

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