Tag Archives: Community

PIB draft c’ttee member says host community fund not expunged

Contrary to widely circulated reports, the Host Community Fund has not been erased from the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Vanguard reports. A top member of the bill drafting committee, who disclosed this yesterday, said the fund would come in the last of the four new bills to be sent for legislative consideration to govern operations…
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$50m modular refinery to take off in Delta – HOSTCOM

Comrade Benjamin Iwetan, Delta State chairman of Host Communities of Nigeria (HOSTCOM), has disclosed that an American firm has proposed to build a $50 million modular refinery at Koko, headquarters of Warri North Local Government Area of  Delta State, Daily Independent reports. While noting that the American investors are planning to build the refinery on…
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Buhari reinforces military presence in N-Delta over pipeline attacks

Determined to end oil theft and vandalism of oil and gas pipelines in the Niger Delta region, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, in Abuja announced the deployment of military and task forces to the region, Vanguard reports. Another reason for the deployment of troops, the president said, was to stop the kidnapping  of citizens for ransom…
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Gunmen allegedly blow up another Agip pipeline in Rivers

The 2 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, has indicated that suspected cultists have destroyed a pipeline belonging to the Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC), The Sun reports.. A statement issued yesterday evening, by the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Captain Eli Lazarus, said the incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday, February…
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