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By Felix Onuah ABUJA, July 31 (Reuters) – Prominent community leaders in Nigeria’s restive Niger Delta oil hub threatened on Monday to pull out of peace talks with the government unless their demands were met by Nov. 1. They told a news conference in Abuja the federal government had failed to implement promises to drag […]

ABUJA, July 25 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s acting president will meet again with community leaders from the Niger Delta oil heartlands next week, his spokesman said on Tuesday, in a bid to shore up a fragile truce between militants and the government there. With Africa’s biggest economy mired in recession, delegations including Acting President Yemi Osinbajo […]

By Paul Carsten and Tife Owolabi KINGDOM OF GBARAMATU, Nigeria, July 9 (Reuters) – The Nigerian government’s efforts to secure peace in the oil heartlands of the Niger Delta are empty promises, community leaders say, threatening a return to violence that would derail any broader recovery in the crude-dependent economy. With Africa’s biggest economy mired in […]

YENAGOA, Nigeria June 29 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s state oil company said on Thursday it had agreed a joint venture to cover the more than $700 million cost of developing new oil fields in its southern Niger Delta energy hub. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said it had a tripartite agreement with local energy firm First […]

Nigeria’s crude oil exports are set to surpass two million barrels per day (bpd) in August, the highest in 17 months, as the country’s oil and gas industry nears a full recovery from attacks by the Niger Delta militants that crippled production in 2016. It is expected that if the ramp-up in Nigeria’s production is […]

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Suspected oil rebels attacked a gas pipeline in Nigeria’s restive south, breaking a fragile truce between them and the government, an oil company spokesman told AFP Tuesday. The attack on a pipeline operated by the Nigerian Gas Company Limited, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), took place on Saturday near Sanomi creek, […]

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YENAGOA, Nigeria May 17 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s refineries processed 10 million barrels of crude oil in the first quarter, more than they did for the whole of 2015, after talks with militants reduced attacks on facilities, the head of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said. OPEC member Nigeria has a refining capacity of 445,000 […]

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The Federal government, Wednesday, said it has witnessed no pipeline vandalism arising from militant activities in the Niger Delta in the past three months. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, made this known at the ongoing Oil Technology Conference 2017 holding in Houston, Texas, United States. A statement by the Director of […]

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ABUJA, April 4 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s lower house of parliament on Tuesday launched a probe into a lack of funding for an amnesty programme for militants in the country’s oil-producing heartland, a key factor in maintaining a tenuous peace in the Niger Delta and supporting crude production. Failure to maintain funding for former militants under […]

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Chineme Okafor in Abuja The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has said that Nigeria’s target to have no fresh pipeline breaks and zero militancy acts in the oil-bearing Niger Delta region was working. In October 2016, Kachikwu said the government was looking to record no oil pipeline breaks in 2017, as […]