• Keep to your word, cut your green card – David-West tells Soyinka

    Keep to your word, cut your green card – David-West tells Soyinka

    Following the election of Donald Trump as President-elect of the United States, former Nigerian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Prof Tam David-West, has called on Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, to live up to his threat of tearing up his United States Green Card should the Republican candidate win.

    In an interview in Ibadan, David-West, describing Soyinka as a great and honourable man, said should the scholar fail to follow through on his very public threat and return to Nigeria, he […]

  • No government can sell NLNG, says David-West

    No government can sell NLNG, says David-West

    Former Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Prof Tam David-West, yesterday, flayed those clamouring for the sale of some national assets in order to get more money to inject into the economy with a view to getting out of the current recession.

    He described them as unpatriotic and enemies of Nigeria.

    In an interview with Newsmen in Ibadan, David-West said the clamour showed lack of understanding of the current economic quagmire. The former petroleum minister, who described oil and gas sector as the […]

  • David-West hails Buhari for rejecting IMF loan

    David-West hails Buhari for rejecting IMF loan

    A former minister of pe­troleum, Prof. Tam David -West, has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for rejecting the International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan.

    David-West, who spoke to Newsmen, said the president deserved ap­plause for being coura­geous in turning down the request.

    The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, at ongoing Spring Meetings of the IMF-World Bank in Washington DC, said Nigeria would overcome its economic challenges without taking loan facility from the IMF.

    She explained that Nige­ria was adapting to its new realities by […]

  • I never said petrol will sell for N40 per litre under Buhari, says David-West

    I never said petrol will sell for N40 per litre under Buhari, says David-West

    A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Prof Tam David-West who served when Muhammadu Buhari was the Head of State, has denied saying that President Buhari will crash the price of petrol to N40 per litre, regretting that he must have been misquoted.

    This was as he stressed that it was shameful that Nigeria is still involved in importation of petroleum products despite having four refineries capable of meeting the energy needs of the country. He insisted that there is nothing wrong […]