Why Nasarawa’s future is in oil and gas, says Gov Sule

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has expressed confidence that the future of the state lies in oil and gas, essentially because of the miraculous discovery of commercial quantity of hydrocarbons in parts of the state.   Engineer Sule disclosed this while playing host to elders of the Alago nation who were on a courtesy call at the Government House, on Wednesday.   According to the Governor, Nasarawa State is blessed when it comes to the area of oil and gas, following the discovery that the initial discovery of hydrocarbons…

Niger Gov lauds Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited

The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has commended the Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited for the tremendous role it is playing in the pursue of excellence and professionalism in the power and energy sector.   The Governor disclosed this at the official presentation of three International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Certificates to Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited held at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.   Governor Sani Bello who was represented by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane further revealed that Mainstream Energy, the operator of Kainji and…

Seplat targets 5m Trees yearly to reduce Carbon Emission

The Chief Executive Officer, Seplat Energy, Mr. Roger Johnson has said the energy company will plant 5 million trees yearly to reduce carbon emission and produce cleaner energy.   Roger stated this while speaking at the launch of Seplat Tree4Life Launch in Abuja ,he said Nigeria needed lots of energy and job opportunities considering her population and as such must ensure energy accessibility and affordability.   Roger noted that with Seplat aim of carbon emissions reduction, energy poverty must be eradicated poverty in Nigeria and this is what Seplat aim…

Gov Sani Bello calls for more investment on skills development  ….   commissions Women Development Skills Acquisition Centre

Niger state Governor ,Abubakar Sani Bello has stressed the need for government at all levels to invest more on developing skills in the society considering the increasing population of the country.   Governor Sani Bello stated this at the commissioning and handing over of a Multi purpose Women Development Skills Acquisition Centre constructed by the Total Energies in collaboration with Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC as part of their Corporate Social Responsibilities. The Governor who noted the long standing and mutually beneficial relationship existing between the state government and the…

Senate investigates how defunct DPR illegally awarded OML 46 to Halkin Oil, despite Buhari’s directives

The Nigerian Senate is investigating how OML 46 was illegally awarded to Halkin Exploration and Production Company Limited, by the defunct Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), in contravention of Presidential directive. The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, while interfacing with the groups involved at a public hearing on Tuesday, 22nd March, 2022, was informed that, after the revocation of the oil field, the presidency intervened, considered the numerous petitions from the various marginal owners and directed that the fields be rewarded on discretionary basis with preference to…

JOS Disco urges Customers to embrace MAP meters

The Managing Director, Jos Electricity Distribution Plc, Alhaji MammanLafia Umar, has called on customers of the company to take advantage of the Meters Access Providers (MAP) programme of the company to be metered.   The Managing Director made the call yesterday at the customer’s consultative forum, Otukpo, Benue State. Alhaji Umar who was represented by the Otukpo Regional Manager, Mr Joseph Kwaghgba, urged customers to embrace the policy to be metered saying that the company desired to meter all her customers.   “You will recall that under the phase zero…

Energy crisis in Nigeria and the attendant economic losses By Aliyu Ilias

Energy plays the most crucial role in economic progress, growth, and development, as well as poverty eradication. Uninterrupted energy supply is not a problem for many countries in Africa except Nigeria which has the dam and gas to produce it but has leaders whose business is to service their pocket at the expense of the Nigeria citizens, present and future economic growth crucially depends on the long-term availability of energy from sources that are affordable, accessible, and environmentally friendly. 2022 energy crisis has surpassed the preceding years of president Muhammad…

CDS meets Oil Producing states Govs ,Other stakeholders over ,Security of Hyro-carbon Infrastructure.

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General LEO Irabor, has solicited sustainable collaboration among all stakeholders in the value chain of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. He made this remark in Abuja on Friday 18 February 2022 during a meeting with the Governors of oil and gas producing states, heads of security agencies, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited as well as CEOs of the Upstream and Downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. The meeting, which was mandated by President Muhammadu…

Senate summons NLNG over refusal to pay compensation to 73 communities  …..   gives one-week ultimatum   

The Senate has given the management of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited a one-week ultimatum to appear before its committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions or face the consequences for failing to do so. The summons was issued on Wednesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, when the chamber considered a report by the Ethics Committee on the refusal by NLNG to pay compensation for lands acquired from seventy-three (73) host communities in Rivers State. The report was against the backdrop of a petition received from one Chief…

NEC recommends N302 pump price by February

The federal government may increase the pump price of petrol to N302 per litre in February 2022 as part of the recommendation of the National Economic Council (NEC) in November 2021. According to an exclusive report by the cable,  it is a part of the government’s plan to fully deregulate the PMS prices, eliminating monthly subsidy payments with provisions to ensure fair competition in the market. Petrol price is currently between N162 and N165 per litre in Nigeria. The recommendations were put forward by the NEC ad-hoc committee interfacing with…