We are in support of deregulation, says IPMAN ….urges FG not to scrap PEF

Members of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN has reiterated their supports to federal government over the deregulation policy of the oil and Gas sector of the economy.The association maintained that the FG’s deregulation policy was in the interest of investors and consumers. The National President of IPMAN,Elder Chinedu Okonkwo made this known at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday. IPMAN President said the association was fully ready to partner with the federal government and other stakeholders on oil and gas revolution policy for the betterment of…

AbdulRazaq meets Timipre Silva over Ibadan-Ilorin-Jebba gas pipeline, other projects

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Wednesday visited the Minister of State for Petroleum Timipre Sylva in Abuja, the Nigerian capital city, to discuss various areas of collaboration between the state and the ministry. “Chief among the issues the Governor discussed with the Honourable Minister is the ongoing preparation for seismic data acquisition in Edu and Pategi parts of Kwara State, which is an extension of similar preparatory works in the neighbouring Niger State,” Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Rafiu Ajakaye said in a statement on Thursday. AbdulRazaq also…

Why FG shut down all Refineries

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC),Mele Kyari, said the four oil refineries in the country have been shut down in Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna. Kyari said this on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme on Wednesday. He explained that all four refineries were functioning below capacity and it had thus become necessary to stop them from operating all together. Responding to a question, the NNPC boss said, “First, all the four refineries in three locations are shut down and it was a deliberate decision for two reasons.…

PPMC announces new prices for petrol, diesel, kerosene

The downstream subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Petroleum Products Marketing Company, has fixed the ex-depot price of premium motor spirit, known as petrol, at N138.62 per litre. PPMC disclosed this in a memo signed by its Manager, Sales, Mohammed Bello, in Abuja on Tuesday. The ex-depot price is the price at which depot owners sell the commodity to retail outlets. It said that the new price would come into effect from August 5. The PPMC also put the ex-coastal price of the commodity, which is the price at…

Ifetedo, Garage-Olode, others agog as Oyetola set to restore electricity after 10 years of darkness

Jubilation erupted in Ifetedo, Garage-Olode, Omifunfun, Aayeoba, Egbejoda, Araromi Oke-Odo and their adjourning communities in Ife-South Local Government Area of the State of Osun, Tuesday, as the State government unveiled plans to restore the electricity to their communities. The communities have been without electricity for over 10 years. However, Commissioner for Water Resources and Energy, Dr. Amidu Tadese Raheem, on Tuesday said government has approved the procurement and installation of 33KVA Feeder Line that would supply electricity to the affected areas. Welcoming the government’s officials who were on sensitisation meeting…

Senate appoints NYSC to technical working group on Mambilla power project

The Senate Committee on Local Content has inaugurated a Technical Working Group to secure local content workforce for the Mambilla Hydro-Electric Power Project with the National Youth Service Corps among stakeholders appointed on to the committee. The inauguration took place today at the National Assembly Complex, and was attended by members of the Senate Committee and Chief Executives of relevant Government Agencies, including the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim. Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Content, Senator Teslim Folarin, who presided over the ceremony, noted that the 3050…

Gov Sani-Bello joins President Buhari virtually to flag off construction phase of Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano pipeline 

Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has joined President Muhammadu Buhari in a virtual flag off, of the Construction phase of the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline project. The event which took place through video conferencing was coordinated at the Aso Rock Villa Abuja and the Governors of Kogi, Kaduna and kano also participated simultaneously. The pipeline, which is expected to be completed within 24 months, is a section of the Trans-Nigeria Gas Pipeline (TNGP) with the capacity to transport 2.2 billion cubic feet of gas per day. The pipeline will…

Benefits of AKK Gas pipeline project by President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday affirmed the Nigerian government’s commitment to ensure timely delivery of the landmark Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Gas (AKK) pipeline project within budgetary allocation and specifications. Speaking at the virtual flag-off ceremony of the project at the Ajaokuta, Kogi State and Rigachikun, Kaduna State camp sites simultaneously, President Buhari said the project was very dear to the people of Nigeria and must succeed. The President, therefore, directed the NNPC and partners to remain focused, noting that the AKK project is part of the delivery of the present administration’s Next…

Senate President tasks power sector C’ttee to review 2013 privatisation deal ….as Investigative Public Hearing on Power begins

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Monday charged the Senate Committee on Power to look at what has happened to the agreement signed in 2013 on the privatisation of power sector. Lawan gave the charge while declaring open an Investigative Public Hearing by the Senate Committee on Power. The public hearing was on “Power Sector Recovery Plan and the impact of COVID-19 Pandemic.” Lawan said the overall expectation of the Nigerian government and the citizens was that the power sector, after privatisation, would be far better but lamented that…

JUST IN : Immediate past NNPC Boss, Maikanti Baru is dead

The immediate past Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC),Dr Maikanti Baru,is dead. He was 60 years old as at the time of his death, and only two months away from his 61st birthday. This was disclosed by Mele Kyari, the current GMD of the state-run oil company. “My brother, my friend and my mentor, Dr Maikanti Kachalla Baru, immediate past GMD of NNPC died late last night,” Kyari said. “He was of exemplary character and disposition. May Allah forgive him and have mercy upon him.” Baru…