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2014-01-27 12:22:06

LONDON, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Nigeria Gas Markets, 2013 Nigeria Gas Markets, 2013 Summary This profile is the essential source for top-level energy industry data and information. The report provides an overview of each of the key sub-segments of the energy industry in Nigeria. It details the market structure, regulatory environment, infrastructure and provides historical and forecasted statistics relating to the...

2013-06-26 12:24:51

NEW YORK, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nigerian Government confirmed its intention to privatise ten power stations across the country as part of its effort to guarantee an effective and sustainable power supply for the people of Nigeria. This unique investment opportunity was announced today at an Investor Relations Event held at The Sofitel Hotel, New York City. The power stations are located in Abia State (450MW), Edo State (451MW), Cross River State (562MW), Imo...

2013-06-21 12:20:37

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria, June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) as operator of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)/SPDC joint venture (SPDC JV) today announced that the SPDC JV (NNPC 55%, SPDC 30%, TOTAL 10%, NAOC 5%) has taken final investment decisions for the Trans Niger Pipeline loop-line (TNPL) and the Gbaran-Ubie Phase Two projects, both in Nigeria's eastern Niger Delta. The total capital investment for...

2013-05-16 23:00:19

Author announces new marketing campaign for ℠The Coastal Niger Delta´ Les Mureaux, France (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 In the 2012 book, “The Coastal Niger Delta: Environmental Development and Planning” (published by Trafford Publishing) — which is getting a revived marketing push — Dr. Michael Amaitari Niger, a scholar of the ecology and area of the Niger Delta, reveals the details of his study regarding environmental issues affecting his homeland. For several...

2013-03-31 23:03:12

Jobberman CEO, Ayodeji Adewunmi shares his thoughts on the Bayelsa Unemployment Riot Lagos, Nigeria (PRWEB) March 31, 2013 The CEO of Nigeria´s most popular jobs website, http://www.jobberman.com, has called on the government to ensure all Nigerians have access to government job opportunities in the wake of the recent unemployment protests against the government in Bayelsa. The protests involved violent clashes with police and jobless graduates protesting against unemployment....

2011-01-27 15:41:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Award winning Director Jeta Amata has collaborated with thirty year veteran and award winning filmmaker Suzanne DeLaurentiis to produce a feature film called Black Gold: Struggle for the Niger Delta. This is a powerful story of murder, greed and corruption in the unsettled Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. The film speaks of environmental injustice and the fight over control of the oil resources and its revenue largely generated from this region....

2009-03-25 01:23:46

Last-minute negotiations between Nigerian oil workers unions and government officials headed off a strike, at least temporarily, an official said Tuesday. Bayo Olowoshile, secretary-general of the Petroleum and Gas Senior Staff Association, told the Voice of America the unions agreed to give the government more time to fulfill its pledge on improving security in the oil fields in the restive Niger Delta. Yes, we will be willing to give the government a little time, Olowoshile said. But a time...

2008-09-01 06:00:10

The main militant group in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta said over the weekend that it had launched a series of reprisal attacks against the army and that 29 soldiers and six of its own members had been killed in the fighting. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta said that close combat involving fast attack boats, rocket-propelled grenades and anti-tank missiles had taken place at three separate locations in the delta. There was no immediate comment from the military....

2008-07-29 21:00:22

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAGOS, Nigeria - Royal Dutch Shell PLC said today it may not be able to fulfill some oil-export contracts after Nigerian militants sabotaged a pipeline in the Niger Delta. Shell's announcement means less oil will likely be shipped from Africa's biggest oil industry to global markets, a development likely to send crude prices higher. Shell, which operates in Nigeria in a joint venture with the federal government, is the country's largest oil supplier. Militant...

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2008-06-20 14:35:00

Royal Dutch Shell announced they would shut down oil production at an offshore Nigerian facility after an armed attack on Thursday by a powerful militant group from the Delta region. The attack was conducted by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, or MEND. Olav Ljosne, a spokesman for Royal Dutch Shell, confirmed an attack, but gave no details. He said production had been stopped from the field. The Bonga oil facility is 65 miles offshore in the Gulf of Guinea and produces...