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Nigeria makes changes to reduce risk of marginal oilfield disputes

30 Jun 2020

YENAGOA, Nigeria Nigeria has changed the way marginal oilfields are allocated to avoid legal problems that bedevilled a previous bidding round, the director of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) said on Tuesday.

Nigerian oil union suspends industrial action after Exxon Mobil workers freed

19 Apr 2020

YENAGOA, Nigeria A major Nigerian oil union has suspended planned industrial action after 21 Exxon Mobil Corp. employees quarantined last week after their arrest for violating coronavirus-related movement restrictions were freed, it said on Sunday.

UPDATE 1-Nigerian oil union suspends industrial action after Exxon Mobil workers freed

19 Apr 2020

YENAGOA, Nigeria, April 19 A major Nigerian oil union has suspended planned industrial action after 21 Exxon Mobil Corp. employees quarantined last week after their arrest for violating coronavirus-related movement restrictions were freed, it said on Sunday.

UPDATE 1-Nigeria's Nembe oil pipeline hit by shutdown, protests

06 May 2019

YENAGOA, Nigeria, May 6 Oil facilities in Nigeria's Nembe region have been hit by a shutdown and protests which began on Sunday, operator Aiteo said on Monday, including a major crude pipeline and a logistics base.

UPDATE 1-Two Shell oil workers rescued after Nigeria Delta region kidnapping -police

30 Apr 2019

LAGOS, April 30 Two Royal Dutch Shell oil workers who were kidnapped in Nigeria's southern Niger Delta region last week have been rescued, a police spokesman and Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) said on Tuesday.

Governor election counting halted in southern Nigeria oil state

10 Mar 2019

YENAGOA, Nigeria Counting in the vote to elect the governor of the oil-rich southern Nigerian state of Rivers was suspended on Sunday, the electoral commission said, following violence at polling stations and collation centres.

Governor election counting halted in southern Nigeria oil state

10 Mar 2019

YENAGOA, Nigeria March 10 Counting in the vote to elect the governor of the oil-rich southern Nigerian state of Rivers was suspended on Sunday, the electoral commission said, following violence at polling stations and collation centres.

UPDATE 1-Nigerian militant group claims 'warning' strike on Conoil facility

06 Jan 2019

YENAGOA, Nigeria, Jan 6 A Nigerian militant group said on Sunday it had carried out an as yet unconfirmed warning strike on an oil facility owned by local energy firm Conoil on Friday in the southern state of Bayelsa.

Nigeria ruling party launches President Buhari's re-election campaign

28 Dec 2018

Uyo, Nigeria Nigeria's ruling party held a rally to mark the launch of President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election bid on Friday in the southern city of Uyo, hours after naming a campaign team which includes Africa's richest man.

Nigeria's opposition PDP selects Abubakar as 2019 presidential election looms

07 Oct 2018

PORT HARCOURT Atiku Abubakar won on Sunday almost half the votes cast in a primary race to become the main opposition challenger to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in next year's elections, party officials said.

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