Nigeria curtails gas supply to West Africa

The West African gas pipeline has yet to recover from the impact of militant attacks on oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta as gas flowing into it have been significantly curtailed.
The $1bn gas pipeline, operated by the West Africa Pipeline Company Limited, was built to supply natural gas from Nigeria to customers in Benin, Togo and Ghana.
Last year, Nigeria saw a resurgence of militant attacks in the Niger Delta that caused the nation’s production to plummet to a near 30-year low and disrupted gas supply to power plants.

Oil search to resume in Chad Basin

Following improved security situation in the North East of the country , the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is set to resume oil exploration activities in the Chad Basin.
Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru made this disclosure during a courtesy visit to the Governor of Borno State, Hon. Kashim Shettima and the Shehu of Borno, Alh (Dr.) Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El-Kanemi, in Maiduguri, on Monday.

Free Zones Agency threatens stiff sanctions against erring operators

The Oil & Gas Free Zones Authority (OGFZA), has threatened stiff sanctions against operators who ignore all extant laws and regulations guiding their activities in the zones.
The managing director of the agency, Umana Okon Umana, told a management meeting in Onne that the agency had already issued circulars to free zone investors to make its concern known on the issue. 

FG earmarks $183 million to boost maritime security

Two weeks after Nigeria hosted the third Association of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA) Conference in Abuja, where a call to action was made on the insecurity of Africa’s waterways, the federal government has approved the sum of $186 million to acquire and boost Nigeria’s maritime security architecture.

The funds to be administered by the Federal Ministry of Transport would be used to acquire three state-of-the-art helicopters, three aircrafts, 12 patrol vessels and 20 amphibious armoured personnel carriers (APCs).

Ease of doing business: NPA launches Security Information Centre

Operators at Nigeria’s seaports have received assurances from the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Ms. Hadiza Bala Usman, of an enabling business environment to enhance their activities and increase efficiency at the ports.

Usman made this pledge at the commissioning of the Safety, Security Information and Operations Centre (SIOC) at the Lagos Port Complex, Apapa on Thursday saying that the NPA would achieve efficiency and the enabling environment through infrastructure development and rehabilitation that would enhance service delivery at the ports.