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9 energy firms get $2.6m USAID grant to power rural clinics in Africa

By Busayo Onijala Lagos, Sept. 22, 2020 U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through Power Africa, on Tuesday awarded $2.6 million (N1.2 billion) grant to nine energy companies to electrify 288 rural health facilities without reliable access to power. Naija247news reports that Power Africa...

DPR reinforces revenue collection channels

By Solomon Asowata Lagos, Sept. 22, 2020 The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it will continue to use its regulatory instruments to enhance revenue collection for the Federal Government. DPR’s Director, Mr Sarki Auwalu made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday in...

Local Content: Don’t scare investors, Ajumogobia tells NASS

By Naomi Sharang Abuja, Sept. 17, 2020 Mr Odein Ajumogobia, former Minister of State for Petroleum, has urged members of the National Assembly not to scare investors from Nigeria with stringent provisions in the planned legislations on local content. Ajumogobia gave the advice on Thursday in...

Buhari blazed trail in modular refinery delivery- Lai Mohammed

By Rotimi Ijikanmi Ohaji-Egbema (Imo), Sept. 16, 2020 The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday said while previous administrations talked about modular refineries, only President Muhammadu Buhari’s government ensured their establishment. The minister stated this at the pre-commissioning inspection of the...

Fuel subsidy removal will earn Nigeria ₦1trn annually, create jobs – Sylva

By Deji Abdulwahab Abuja, Sept. 10, 2020 (NAN) Mr Timipre Sylva, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources says the Federal Government’s decision to fully remove subsidy from petrol will earn the country ₦1trn annually and create massive jobs. Sylva, who said this on Thursday, while...

AKK gas pipeline: NNPC followed due process in procurement – BPP

By Edith Ike-Eboh Abuja, Sept. 9, 2020 Alhaji Maman Ahmadu, the Director-General, Bureau of Public procurement (BPP) says Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) followed due process in procurement of the Ajaokuta, Kaduna, Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project contract. Ahmadu made the clarification when NNPC delegation led...

Edo Modular refinery begins production Sept

By Nefishetu Yakubu Benin, Sept. 8, 2020 The management of the multi-million naira Edo Modular Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited says the project is 99 per cent completed and will commence operation end of September. Segun Okeni, Head Quality, Health and Safety/ Community Relations of the...

North American Kariya Energy eyes oil and gas assets in big African economies

Kariya Energy’s technical and financial strength puts it in a position to bring Canadian and American ingenuity into the growing oil and natural gas market in Africa HOUSTON, United States of America, September 7, 2020/ -- Kariya Energy announced today that it will enter into...

Nigeria’s BUA selects France’s Axens for 200,000 bpd refinery project

ABUJA, Sept 1 - Nigerian conglomerate BUA Group has selected France’s Axens for a multibillion-dollar 200,000 barrel per day (bpd) refinery and petrochemicals plant in Nigeria, the French company said in a statement on Tuesday. Axens, which makes systems to convert oil and biomass to...

NDDC pays 197 stranded UK scholarship students N2.28bn

By Desmond Ejibas Port Harcourt, Aug. 31, 2020 The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), says it has paid over 5.910 million U.S dollars (about N2.28 billion) for tuition and stipends owed stranded scholarship students in the United Kingdom. Mr Charles Odili, NDDC Director of Corporate Affairs,...
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