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Imo To Conduct Mass Burial For Victims Of Illegal Refinery Explosion 
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Imo To Conduct Mass Burial For Victims Of Illegal Refinery Explosion 

The Imo State Government will conduct a mass burial for the victims of the Friday night explosion at an illegal refinery located in a forest in Abaezi community in the Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area of the state. The Head of Operations of the National Emergency Management Agency in the state, Ifeanyi Nnaji, said that the mass burial would be carried out by the state ministries of Petroleum Resources and Environment. See Also: Two Nigerian Refineries Produce Zero Crude Despite ₦85.9 Billion Investment He said that the charred remains of the over 100 victims had been gathered and were awaiting a mass burial by the state government. According to the NEMA official, none of the victims had been recognised as they were burnt beyond recognition Nnaji said, “The state Minis...
A’Ibom Govt Sues ExxonMobil Over Attempt To Sell Assets Without Consent
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A’Ibom Govt Sues ExxonMobil Over Attempt To Sell Assets Without Consent

ExxonMobil Akwa Ibom State government has dragged ExxonMobil to court over an attempt to sell off some of its assets without informing it as a critical partner about the intention to carry out such a major activity. ExxonMobil had recently informed the general public that it had reached an agreement to sell its equity interest in Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited to Seplat Energy, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Seplat Energy Offshore Limited. However, Akwa Ibom State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Essien Udom, SAN, said, weekend, that the state government had filed a suit in court to prevent Mobil from proceeding with the sales of the assets. Udom said: “Mobil has not formerly informed the state government that they are selling off and leaving. Ever...
TV, Radio Stations To Shut Down Over Skyrocketing Fuel Prices – BON
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TV, Radio Stations To Shut Down Over Skyrocketing Fuel Prices – BON

The Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON), has warned that the lingering fuel scarcity in the country may force broadcast stations to shut down operations very soon. This warning comes as a result of the increase in costs of operation following the high cost of petrol and diesel. The body stated that the rising costs of fuel and diesel has created huge shortfall for most stations thereby causing staff salaries being delayed. It mentioned that the role of the broadcast stations as the most reliable source for information, entertainment and public enlightenment, is under serious threat due to the biting economic situation. Broadcast stations, through their programming, help to maintain stability, security and peace in the country, which makes it highly important to keep...
President Apologises to Nigerians over Power Outage, Fuel Scarcity
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President Apologises to Nigerians over Power Outage, Fuel Scarcity

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday apologised to Nigerians over the prolonged fuel scarcity and frequent power outages being experienced across the country. Buhari said the shortage of petroleum products was something his government had successfully averted in its seven years in office. Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, also yesterday, likened the worsening power situation across the country to a war situation.  But Aliyu assured that the federal government was doing everything possible to resolve the situation However, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) explained that the power situation was caused mainly by the activities of vandals on the country’s gas supply assets. Buhari, in a statement issued yesterday by his spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu...
President Buhari Regrets Inconvenience Caused By Petrol, Electricity Shortages
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President Buhari Regrets Inconvenience Caused By Petrol, Electricity Shortages

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sincere regrets for the inconvenience caused to citizens of the country following a prolonged shortage of petroleum products, something that the administration has successfully averted in its seven years in office. President Muhammadu Buhari According to the President, “the administration knows the fuel shortage has placed a strain on Nigerian citizens and businesses, but relief is on the way. I especially apologize to all sections of society for this. “The government is working round the clock to attend to this issue. An action plan agreed upon earlier this month is being implemented to address the scarcity. Working together with the Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) and the Independent Petroleum Marketers Assoc...
NNPC Fails To Account For 107 Million Barrels Of Crude, – Auditor General
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NNPC Fails To Account For 107 Million Barrels Of Crude, – Auditor General

The Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation has said the defunct Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, now Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, has failed to account for about 107,239,436 barrels of crude oil lifted for domestic consumption in 2019. The office made the allegation in its 2019 audit report presently being considered by the Committees on Public Accounts at the Senate and House of Representatives.According to the report, about 22,929.84 litres of Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol, valued at N7.06bn and pumped to the two depots (Ibadan-Ilorin and Aba-Enugu) between June and July 2019 were not received by the depots. These are part of the issues raised by the office in the six audit queries issued against the NNPC.The report noted discrepanci...
Subsidy: It’s Impossible For Nigeria To Consume Up To 70 Million Litres A Day – Saraki
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Subsidy: It’s Impossible For Nigeria To Consume Up To 70 Million Litres A Day – Saraki

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki has challenged the Federal Government’s plans to spend on Petrol subsidy based on 70 million litres a day consumption, stating that Nigeria’s fuel consumption cannot be more than 35 million litres a day, and hinted that Nigeria could be subsidizing fuel for neighboring West African states. The former Senate President disclosed this in an interview with Channels TV on Sunday evening. This comes as President Muhammadu Buhari transmitted the 2022 Appropriation Act (Amendment) bill to the National Assembly last month, where the FG earmarked the sum of N2.557 trillion for fuel subsidy following the suspension of the implementation of the policy by the federal government. He stated that he has seen the fuel queues situation in Nigeria and...
FG Increases The Freight Rate For Petroleum Products By 25%
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FG Increases The Freight Rate For Petroleum Products By 25%

The Federal Government has enacted a 25% increase in the freight rate for petroleum products, raising it from N9.5 per litre to N11.87/litre, according to Alhaji Yusuf Othman, National President of the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO). Alhaji Othman, who revealed this at NARTO’s 22nd Annual General Meeting in Abuja yesterday, lamented that the benefit of the increase had been wiped out by the increase in diesel prices to N635 per litre. He stated that because of the rise in diesel prices caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the group may have to go back to the Federal Government for another review. He stated that “the price of diesel is having an impact on our business, not only on us, but on all activities in Nigeria.” This is because, as of today, fu...
Subsidy May Jump By 100% As FG’s Benchmark Oil Price Doubles
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Subsidy May Jump By 100% As FG’s Benchmark Oil Price Doubles

The projected oil price of the Federal Government of $62/barrel as contained in the 2022 Appropriation Bill has almost doubled going by the current global oil prices, which have been on the increase since the invasion of Ukraine by Russia on February 24, 2022. Industry figures showed that Brent, the crude against which Nigeria’s oil is priced, leapt to a high of $118.11/barrel at 3pm on Saturday, moving up by $7.65 or 6.23 per cent when compared to its value the previous day. Oil sector operators stated that the rise in crude prices might raise the amount currently spent on petrol subsidy by the Federal Government by about 100 per cent when benchmarked against the projected price in the budget. In December 2021, the House of Representatives passed the 2022 budget of N17.126tn...
NNPC To Nigerians: Avoid Panic Buying, We Have 1.7bn Litres Of Petrol In Stock
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NNPC To Nigerians: Avoid Panic Buying, We Have 1.7bn Litres Of Petrol In Stock

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited has urged Nigerians to avoid panic buying, adding that it has enough petrol in stock. Mele Kyari, group managing director, NNPC, said this while briefing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, shortly after a meeting with the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and Petrol Tanker Drivers (PTD). Others present at the meeting were the Depot and Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPMAN) and Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN). Last month, the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) had confirmed that methanol above national specification was imported into the county. Amid efforts to recall the off-spec petrol from circulation, the supply ch...