Groups disagree over calls for Kachikwu’s resignation
A coalition of civil society organisations, Citizens Action to Take Back Nigeria (CATBAN), has called for the resignation of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, over the claim about his university degree.
Kachikwu, Baru advocate gas economy for Nigeria
Dr Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporate (NNPC) and Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu...
Kachikwu, Utomi, others shun APC primaries
The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress, APC deepened on Sunday as three of the four governorship aspirants have opted out while asking for a postponement as delegate lists remained elusive to them. This was disclosed by one of the aspirants, Prof Pat Utomi who addressed journalists in Asaba, just as efforts by journalists to…
Delta: Kachikwu donates relief materials to flood victims
Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, over the weekend donated one million naira, 50 bags of rice and other food items to internally displaced persons, at the Berger Yard temporary shelter, in Asaba.
PIGB rejection as fatal blow to oil sector reforms
The news, early this week, that President Muhammadu Buhari has refused to assent to the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) and has returned it to the Senate, struck me like a thunderbolt, not because it shattered my professional forecast that the bill will come into force before the end of this administration, but because it…
Understanding the proposed Katsina refinery
The fact that the proposed new refinery in Katsina State is private-sector driven makes it acceptable under a new thinking that the private sector should be involved in running refineries in Nigeria, especially, against the backdrop that the monopoly of refinery business in Nigeria through the corruptible state-owned NNPC has not worked.
FG denies alleged plans to sell NLNG
The Federal Government on Tuesday, denied that there were plans to sell the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG).
Kachikwu, global industry experts to meet at Future Energy conference
Over 300 high-level delegates from over 50 countries, including over 30 government ministers and 1,500 global industry attendees are among those to meet for the Future Energy Africa 2018 3-day power-packed conference and exhibition dedicated to advancing future oil, gas and energy solutions for the continent. Oil The Event, powered by the Department of Energy,…
No headquarters’ relocation order to oil firms, says presidency
The Federal Government has not ordered international oil companies (IOCs) to relocate their head offices to Niger Delta, according to a source in the presidency.The clarification follows reports in the media that the government may have resolved to have the headquarters of the oil majors in the oil-rich region.