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NNPC denies rift between Yakubu and Alison-Madueke

Diezani Alison-Madueke: oil minister

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said that there is no rift between the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, and the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mr Andrew Yakubu The clarification was contained in a statement issued on Sunday by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of NNPC, Mr Ohi […]

Flights suspended to Kaduna Airport

Kaduna Airport

Flights to Kaduna airport have been temporarily suspended till Monday evening following a fire incident which affected the tower, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) said in a statement. The statement was issued by Mr Supo Atobatele, the General Manager and Public Relations Officer of NAMA in Abuja on Sunday. It said the agency had already […]

Fire guts Kaduna Airport control tower

Kaduna Airport

Simon Ateba/Aviation correspondent Fire has engulfed the control tower of the Kaduna Airport, severely damaging it. Witnesses said fire started briefly after 3pm Easter Sunday and was not put out until the control tower was razed down. “As I am talking to you now, fired has razed down the control tower,” a witness at the […]

Oando pays ConocoPhillips another $25mn

crude oil barrels

Oando Energy Resources has paid another $25million dollars to US oil company, ConocoPhillips, as part of the moves to acquire the ConocoPhillips assets in Nigeria. The payment was a fulfilment of Oando’s promise late in March to pay additional deposit as the parties await the approval of Nigeria’s minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke. The $25 […]

Total discovers oil in Cote d’Ivoire offshore

Total oil company

French oil giant Total on Thursday announced the discovery of oil in Saphir-1XB exploration well in the deep offshore west of Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa. “Drilled in an abrupt margin play, this first well is the first discovery in the San Pedro Basin, a frontier exploration area in Cote d’Ivoire. “ Having confirmed the […]

CFAO to open vehicle assembly plant in Nigeria

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck

French automobile manufacturer, CFAO Automotive Group, said in Abuja that it was making necessary logistic arrangements to begin vehicle assembly operations in the country. A statement by the National Automotive Council (NAC) quoted the Managing Director of CFAO, Olivier Levigne, as saying this during a visit to the Director-General of the council, Aminu Jalal. According […]

Lagos mulls plans to acquire farmland in Northern Nigeria

Rice plantation: Lagos plans to boost food supply

The Lagos State Government on Thursday said it has plans to acquire farmlands in some states in the northern part of the country for crop and livestock production. Mr Gbolahan Lawal, Commissioner for Agriculture and Co-operatives, made the disclosure at the 2014 ministerial briefing in Ikeja, adding that the intention of government is to boost […]

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