Nasarawa State governor promotes his security record to attract mining companies
The state of Nasarawa, Nigeria's largest source of mineral resources, is trying to counter media coverage of violence in northern Nigeria by drawing attention to the reforms it has made to protect against it. It hopes in this way to attract foreign investment to the state. [...]
2019 election: Buhari rewards supporters with crude
A list of Nigerian marketers selected to sell NNPC crude has leaked. Although Buhari hasn't given his final go-ahead for the list, which could see a few changes beforehand, it does give an idea of who his supporters are as the electoral campaigning steps up a notch. [...]
Some applaud and others lament Madueke’s departure
Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in Nigeria’s recent presidential election will result in the departure a strongest card in outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan’s hand: the controversial petroleum resources minister Diezani Alison-Madueke. While some traders who became oil explorers raked in riches during [. [...]
Who are the lucky winners in swap contract lottery?
Largely unnoticed in Nigeria where the media and politicians are riveted on the presidential election on Feb. 14, a unit of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp (NNPC), Pipelines and Product Marketing Co (PPMC) renewed swap contracts in early January that [. [...]