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19 Feb
Mineral exploration and exploitation are always governed by certain terms that are agreed upon prior to the commencement of their operations.
4 Jun 2019
As President Muhammadu Buhari begins his second term in office, it is germane to examine how far his ‘change’ agenda in the first term necessitated the formulation of a ‘next level’ proposition. At the inception of his administration in 2015, the president declared his intention to focus on three critical areas, including fighting corruption, tackling…
23 May 2019
It was convivial mood all round yesterday at Aso Rock Villa, as President Muhammadu Buhari held a valedictory, farewell session for his cabinet members, with all the ministers in attendance. The ministers and the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, congratulated Buhari and expressed gratitude that it had been a privilege to have worked with him and…
10 May 2019
As the May 29 inauguration date draws nearer, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday night focused on clearing outstanding memos. A presidency source, who confirmed the development yesterday, noted: “There is nothing special. You know that there will be only two more FEC meetings before the inauguration date. So, we want to clear the backlogs.”…
5 Apr 2019
Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has denied knowledge of reports that oil giant, ExxonMobil, “is set to leave Nigeria.” The minister spoke with correspondents yesterday during the opening of 2019 Nigeria Oil and Gas Opportunity Fair in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, hosted by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB). Kachikwu…
10 Jan 2019
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday approved the establishment of four new private universities in the country. Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu announced the approval to State House correspondents at the end of the council’s first meeting held this year at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Adamu listed the new…
1 Jan 2019
Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has announced that all oil blocks that are due for renewal would be approved by the first quarter of the year. He said the plan follows the early renewal policy that was instituted by the current administration. Though extant regulations stipulated that operators apply six months…
5 Dec 2018
If Nigeria is really committed to developing local capacities and harnessing its economic fortunes, it needs a single local content policy framework for all sectors of the economy. Executive secretary of Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Simbi Wabote, said this yesterday at the eighth Practical Nigerian Content Forum in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. Wabote…
16 Oct 2018
The Federal Government and other major stakeholders have identified challenges militating against Nigeria’s journey to a gas-based economy. They spoke at the Nigerian Gas Association (NGA) 11th International Conference and Exhibition yesterday in Abuja. The Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti…
15 Oct 2018
The Minister of state for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, on Monday said the country was looking beyond the Niger Delta in its effort to find alternative source for gas supply. Kachikwu disclosed this at a breakout session at the ongoing Nigerian Gas Association 11th International Conference and Exhibition in Abuja. The minister was represented…
5 Oct 2018
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, yesterday performed the ground breaking of a 5,000 barrel per day (bpd) capacity modular refinery at Ibegwe Flow Station in Ohaji Local Council of Imo State to boost local content and enhance production of petroleum products. According to him, the facility is to commence production…
6 Sep 2018
Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, will join other speakers to address energy infrastructure deficiency in Sub-Sahara Africa at the Africa oil and gas summit scheduled to hold next month in Nairobi, Kenya. Convener of the summit, Oladeji Olawale, who spoke at a news conference in Lagos yesterday, said the key operators…

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