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Nigerian Govt Amends Charges in $245 Million Fraud Suit Against Total, Chevron


A Federal High Court on Monday in Lagos granted the Federal Government’s application to amend processes in its suit against Total Nigeria Plc over alleged under-declaration of crude oil exports. The plaintiff, FG, had sued Total Nigeria Plc, alleging that it under-declared the volume of crude oil it shipped out of the country between January 2011 and December 2014. The ...

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Nigeria: Naira Stabilises At N497/$ As Hope of Recovery Imminent


The Naira on Monday stabilised at N497 to a dollar at the open market just as stakeholders expressed hope in its imminent recovery. The Nigerian currency, however, strengthened against the Pounds Sterling, but weakened against the Euro at the open or parallel market as it closed at N595 and N517, respectively; from N597 and N515 posted on Friday. At the ...

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Nigeria: NLC Chief Warns Foreign Oil Firms Against Disrespect of Labour Laws


Leading labour leader, Issa Aremu has urged international oil companies (IOCs) operating in Nigeria to ensure decent work conditions for their workers in tune with the nation’s laws. Aremu was speaking yesterday against the backdrop of the recent three-day warning strike called by the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria ...

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Nigeria: 50 Companies Bid for NNPC’s Boat Supply Contract


At least 50 companies are scrambling to provide sea worthy tug boats on charter time basis for the maritime operational requirements of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Lagos, Warri and Port Harcourt. The public bid opening for the contract, which held at the NNPC Headquarters Abuja, had in attendance representatives of the bidding companies with officials of the ...

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Nigeria’s NNPC proposes changes to increase deepwater oil revenues


Nigeria’s state oil company has proposed legal amendments aimed at enabling the government to increase royalties and other revenues from deepwater oil production. OPEC member Nigeria has been hit hard by a slump in crude oil prices in the last two years, which helped to push the country into recession. And militant attacks in the southern Niger Delta throughout 2016 ...

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Nigeria oil union suspends three-day strike after talks


A Nigerian oil labour union has suspended a nationwide three-day strike over job losses that hit petrol stations and oil tankers, following talks with the government on Wednesday. The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) is one of several labour unions that have criticised oil companies for sacking workers in the last few months. Nigeria has been ...

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Nigeria: W’Bank – Nigeria’s Economy to Rebound, Grow By 1% in 2017


The World Bank has predicted that the Nigerian economy would rebound from recession and grow by one per cent in 2017. The multilateral institution stated this in its January 2017 Global Economic Prospects report. Nigeria’s third quarter 2016 real gross domestic product (GDP) had contracted by 2.26 per cent from -2.06 per cent in the second quarter of this year, ...

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Nigerians to strike over oil sector job losses


A Nigerian oil labour union has begun a nationwide strike involving petrol filling stations and tankers in a protest over job losses, a union official said on Wednesday. Cogent Ojobo, Warri zonal chairman of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), said the industrial action had started. “Filling stations, petrol tankers and all NUPENG members are involved,” ...

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Investors unfazed by Ivory Coast’s two-day mutiny


Soldiers rampaging through Ivory Coast in a two-day mutiny have done little to dent investors’ faith that President Alassane Ouattara will retain control and push ahead with reforms in a country seen as a rare African success story of recent years. Disgruntled soldiers demanding bonuses and wage rises kicked off a revolt on Friday in French-speaking West Africa’s largest economy. ...

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Nigeria Reclaims Africa’s Top Oil Producer Spot

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Nigeria may have reclaimed its position as Africa’s top oil producer which it lost to fellow African oil producer, Angola earlier in March 2016. According to the December 2016 Monthly Oil Market Report (MOMR) of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), crude oil production from Nigeria rose slightly above that of Angola even before the January 2017 planned production ...

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