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No life lost in Niger state pipeline explosion-NSCDC

•Three persons injured, suspects arrested •Cause of explosion still uncertain Jude Johnson The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has confirmed that no life was lost in the twin fuel pipeline explosion that rocked Niger State on Sunday, July 8, 2018. The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of NSCDC, Niger State Command, Ibrahim

FG has no money to fix refineries – Kachukwu

The Federal Government has said that it has no money to fix the nation's refineries. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, disclosed this on Wednesday while briefing State House correspondents after the cabinet meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The minister stated that he had given all

NNPC shocked: 2,201 petrol stations in Nigeria’s border towns

There are 2,201 petrol stations in Nigeria’s porous border towns and coastal frontiers, with a combined fuel tank capacity of 144.9 million litres. The shock discovery has made the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to  sound the alarm bells that an unprecedented cross-border smuggling of petrol to neighbouring countries is ongoing, 

Extra income from oil to go to infrastructure – Buhari

Income accruing to the country from rising oil prices in the international market will be spent on infrastructural development, President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged. Receiving a delegation from Eni, led by the Chief Upstream Officer, Mr Antonio Vella, the President said extra funds outside the provision of year 2018 budget “will

NNPC: Explosion hits major gas pipeline

An explosion ruptured a major Nigerian gas pipeline on Thursday, the state oil firm said in a statement, days after the same line was repaired following damage from a fire that shut it down earlier this month. The Escarvos-Lagos Pipeline was hit by an explosion along Egbokodo-Omadino in the Warri region

Nigeria Loses Almost Half Its Power Output After Pipeline Fire

A fire at a Nigerian pipeline interrupted gas supplies to companies generating more than 3,000 megawatts in Africa’s most populous nation, the government said. The fire at the Escravos-Lagos pipeline owned by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. in the southern Edo state required a shutdown of the pipeline supplying gas to

HURIWA condemns extreme corruption in NNPC

Babatunde Opalana  A pro-transparency and non-governmental organization – Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria (HURIWA) has condemned what it called the unending patterns of an extreme epidemic of corruption and lack of accountability in the hierarchy of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The Rights group said the lack of action on

$26bn oil war: Osinbajo disowns Baru on jumbo contracts

Denies approving the multi-billion contracts Only signed financing arrangements  Jude Johnson    The Vice President has denied ever approving any of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) controversial contracts worth up to $26 billion, while in the Acting President capacity. This is coming against the backdrop of revelation by the Group Managing Director

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