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    Seven killed as explosion rocks NNPC facility

Seven killed as explosion rocks NNPC facility

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    $9.7m seized by EFCC was part of the gifts I received after my tenure, ex-NNPC MD tells court

$9.7m seized by EFCC was part of the gifts I received after my tenure, ex-NNPC MD tells court

Andrew Yakubu, former group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has told a federal high court in Abuja that the monies seized from him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), were gifts he received after he left public service. The EFCC had in February 2017 recovered $9.7 million and £74,000 from his property in Kaduna. He was [...]

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    Reps probe NNPC over ‘$1bn illegal withdrawal’ from NLNG account

Reps probe NNPC over ‘$1bn illegal withdrawal’ from NLNG account

The house of representatives has resolved to investigate the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for "illegal withdrawals" from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) account. At Tuesday’s plenary session, the green chamber accused the NNPC management of illegally withdrawing up to $1 billion from NLNG funds without due process. The resolution followed a motion from Ndudi Elumelu, minority leader, who said [...]

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    Top management staff affected in NNPC shake-up

Top management staff affected in NNPC shake-up

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced new appointments and redeployments among its top managerial level. [...]

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    NNPC’s health sector intervention: Straightening the issues

NNPC’s health sector intervention: Straightening the issues

BY BABAGANA HALIRU Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country when the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) rallied its partners in the Oil and Gas Industry to make some strategic interventions in the Health Sector in support the Federal Government’s efforts to curb the spread of the disease, it has been largely accolades and commendations for the corporation [...]

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    Lost mum, sister and son in a year — the tragic story of Baru, ex-NNPC GMD

Lost mum, sister and son in a year — the tragic story of Baru, ex-NNPC GMD

On Friday night, Maikanti Baru, former group managing director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), drew his last breath. Mele Kyari, his successor, who broke the news on Twitter, did not state the cause of his death, though he was reported to have been sick. His death is shocking, no doubt, but what is perhaps more tragic is that it [...]

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    COVID-19: CBN, NNPC to spend N1bn on upkeep of Nigerian returnees

COVID-19: CBN, NNPC to spend N1bn on upkeep of Nigerian returnees

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) have reportedly agreed to split N1 billion for the upkeep of Nigerians returning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, announced this during the presidential task force on COVID-19 briefing on Monday. He said he had reached out to the duo to seek funds [...]

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    LASEMA: 30 cars destroyed in fire outbreak at NNPC petrol station

LASEMA: 30 cars destroyed in fire outbreak at NNPC petrol station

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) says the fire outbreak at a retail filling station of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) destroyed 30 cars. Pictures from the fire incident taken by TheCable can be found here. The NNPC filling station fire is the latest in a series of outbreaks in less than one month since the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the [...]

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    Fire guts NNPC petrol station in Lagos

Fire guts NNPC petrol station in Lagos

A filling station belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is currently on fire. Fire fighters are currently at the station, which is located at College road, Ogba, Lagos. According to an eyewitness, the fire began at some minutes before 1 pm on Monday, when a tanker was discharging fuel at the station. The environment surrounding the station is currently engulfed in [...]

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    Mele Kyari: FG has paid over N200bn to power sector to improve supply

Mele Kyari: FG has paid over N200bn to power sector to improve supply

Mele Kyari, group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says the federal government has paid N200 billion to the power sector towards improving electricity supply. Kyari disclosed the payment during a session with journalists after a meeting with Saleh Mamman, the minister of power, and Usman Mohammed, managing director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN). "Actually the federal government [...]

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    NNPC: Demand for Nigeria’s crude dropped by 6.8m barrels in March

NNPC: Demand for Nigeria’s crude dropped by 6.8m barrels in March

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says demand for Nigeria's crude oil has dropped by 6.8 million barrels in March. In an interview with Channels TV on Wednesday, Mele Kyari, NNPC group managing director,  described the market situation as "bad but improving". He expressed optimism that the crude oil market will recover, citing an upward movement in prices after it fell to [...]

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    COVID-19: NNPC dismisses claim of mass outbreak in its Abuja estate

COVID-19: NNPC dismisses claim of mass outbreak in its Abuja estate

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has dismissed claims that there is a mass outbreak of the coronavirus in the corporation's estate in Garki, Abuja. Kennie Obateru, NNPC’s spokesperson, said only one person who is not an official of the corporation tested positive for the disease. Obateru said the victim “had just returned from the United Kingdom and developed symptoms of the [...]

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    NNPC: Gas cylinders hit by a truck caused Lagos explosion

NNPC: Gas cylinders hit by a truck caused Lagos explosion

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says the explosion that rocked Lagos Sunday morning happened when a truck hit gas cylinders around the corporation’s pipeline right of way. This is contrary to speculations of pipeline vandalism and even bombing as the cause. Some boarding students were stranded and more than 50 houses were affected by the explosion that occurred in the Abule [...]

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    NNPC records 94% increase in pipeline vandalism

NNPC records 94% increase in pipeline vandalism

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it recorded 94 percent increase in pipeline vandalism across the country in November. This is contained in the 53rd edition of the NNPC's monthly financial and operations report (MFOR) released in Abuja on Sunday. In a statement, Samson Makoji, acting general manager, group public affairs division of the NNPC, said the report showed 68 pipeline points [...]

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    Mele Kyari highlights importance of sports as he rewards winners of NNPC tournament

Mele Kyari highlights importance of sports as he rewards winners of NNPC tournament

Mele Kyari, group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says staff of the corporation can’t deliver except they are physically and mentally happy.  Kyari made this remark at the closing ceremony of the 12th edition of the NNPC Sports Fiesta held at the Chevron recreational centre in Lagos. Kyari said he has identified physical and mental fitness as the [...]

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    Two killed as yet another pipeline explodes in Lagos

Two killed as yet another pipeline explodes in Lagos

A pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) exploded in the Abule-Egba area of Lagos on Sunday, killing at least two persons. Ibrahim Farinloye, acting zonal coordinator of The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)  in the south-west, confirmed this to NAN on Sunday. The raging fire caused panic among the residents of Abule Egba, Ile Epo and Ekoro road. Thick smoke [...]

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