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Niger Delta fishermen applaud Buhari on assent to PIB

Muhammadu Buhari

The Artisanal Fishermen Association of Nigeria (ARFAN) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law. President Muhammadu Buhari Mr Samuel Ayadi, the Coordinator of ARFAN in the Niger Delta, made the commendation in an interview on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. Ayadi noted that the new law had a ...

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Buhari approves steering committee on Petroleum Industry Act

Timipre Sylva

 President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a steering committee to oversee the process of implementation of the newly signed Petroleum Industry Act (PIA). Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, heads the PIA steering committee The steering committee is headed by the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva. The president, who announced this while marking the passage the ...

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Signing of PIB, a wrong message to Niger Delta – HOMEF, PDP

Chief Dan Orbih

The signing of the contentious Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law sends a wrong signal to the oil extraction impacted peoples, communities and other Nigerians who expected a listening ear at Aso Rock. Chief Dan Orbih, National Vice Chairman, South South of the PDP Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, on Monday, August 16, 2021, informed that President Muhammad Buhari had assented ...

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Buhari signs Petroleum Industry Bill into law

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Petroleum Industry Bill 2021 into law. President Muhammadu Buhari The president signed the bill while working from home in line with COVID-19 protocol. Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman, who confirmed this development, said the president is in a five days quarantine as required by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 after returning from ...

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PIB: Ministry should be restructured to support policy sustainability demands

oil installation

A professor of Petroleum Engineering, Prof. Wunmi Iledare, says the Federal Ministry of Petroelum Resources needs to be rebounded to fit into the recommendations of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) currently passed by the National Assembly. Oil installation Iledare made this known while analysing different portions of the bill in an Interview in Abuja, on Sunday, July 11, 2021. Both ...

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PIB: Expert tasks govt on safeguarding Nigerians against environmental hazards

Timipre Sylva

The Society of Energy Administrators (SEA) has called on Federal Government to enact energy service criminal laws to capture health, safety and environment risk management in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva President of SEA, Dr Yekeen Adeboye, made the call when he led executives of the society on a courtesy visit ...

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Petroleum Industry Bill at variance with Nigeria’s climate change pledges – Campaigners

Gas flaring

The Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), the contentious piece of legislation aimed at reforming Nigeria’s oil and gas sector, has been described as failing to address community, economic and environmental concerns. Gas flaring A group of four not-for-profit organisations – Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), We the People, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) and Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth ...

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PIB will unlock opportunities for indigenous companies – Oando boss

Alex Irune

Chief Operating Officer, Oando Energy Resources, Dr Alex Irune, says the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) will unlock several partnership opportunities for indigenous oil and gas companies. Chief Operating Officer, Oando Energy Resources, Dr Alex Irune Irune made the assertion during a panel session at the ongoing Nigeria Oil and Gas (NOG) conference and exhibition on Wednesday, July ...

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Oil producing communities call for establishment of commission

Sen. Ita Enang

The Host Communities of Nigeria Producing Oil and Gas (HOSCoN) joint parties on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 called on the Federal Government to establish a commission to address the challenges of deprivation and underdevelopment in the communities. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Ita Enang The joint parties made the call in a communique issued ...

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Activist identifies development challenges in oil host community

Dr Otive Igbuzor

A developmental activist, Dr Otive Igbuzor, says various developmental challenges associated with oil production had affected the development of oil host communities in the country. Dr Otive Igbuzor Igbuzor made this known at a Host Community Colloquium on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) in Owerri, Imo State, on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. He made the submission in presentation titled: “The ...

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