• NSCDC reopens shut Bayelsa oil well

    NSCDC reopens shut Bayelsa oil well

    It was gathered that the Bayelsa State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has reopened an oil well shut by the Ogboibiri community, Southern Ijaw local government area of the state.

    It was gathered that the community blocked the wellhead following a disagreement with the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC), which operates in the area.

    The community leaders accused the oil firm of failing to honour a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) it signed with them.

    A community source said […]

  • I had no oil well as petroleum minister – Maitama Sule

    I had no oil well as petroleum minister – Maitama Sule

    According to reports, the first minister of Petroleum Resources in the first republic, elder statesman and permanent representative in the United Nation, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule, has said that he had no oil well even as the first minister of Petroleum Resources for seven years.

    “I did not allocate myself a single oil well, not even a drum of kerosene,” Maitama Sule said.

    The elder statesman stated that Nigeria was a decent country back then with its leaders ready to serve not […]