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Libby George

No reform, no cash: majors hold out for new Nigerian oil law

14 Feb 2020

ABUJA, Nigeria Feb 14 A Nigerian oil reform two decades in the making is urgently needed to get money into its energy sector, industry executives say, as tax increases and regulatory uncertainty scupper investments.

UPDATE 1-Nigeria's oil output could fall 35% without reforms - Wood Mackenzie

13 Feb 2020

ABUJA, Feb 13 Cost increases and uncertainty in Nigeria's crucial energy sector could lead to a 35% decline in oil output over 10 years as companies delay investments in key oilfields, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said in new research due to be published on Friday.

Nigeria's oil output could fall 35% without reforms - Wood Mackenzie

13 Feb 2020

ABUJA, Feb 13 Cost increases and uncertainty in Nigeria's crucial energy sector could lead to a 35% decline in oil output over 10 years as companies delay investments in key oilfields, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said in new research due to be published on Friday.

Vegans see green shoots in meat-loving Nigeria

10 Feb 2020

LAGOS When Nigerian chef Olasore Osidele became a vegan six years ago, people warned him that cutting out meat was questioning God's plan. | Video

UPDATE 1-Nigeria launches regulations to encourage gas use - oil minister

10 Feb 2020

ABUJA, Feb 10 Nigeria has launched new regulations covering gas transportation which it hopes will expand use of the fuel and encourage private investment in pipelines, Minister of State for Petroleum Timipre Sylva said on Monday.

Court case of 47 Nigerian men charged under homosexuality law delayed again

06 Feb 2020

LAGOS A closely-watched trial of 47 Nigerian men charged with public displays of affection with members of the same sex, seen as a test of a law criminalising homosexuality, was delayed for a third time on Wednesday after a lead witness did not appear.

U.S., Jersey sign $300 million Abacha loot repatriation deal with Nigeria

04 Feb 2020

LAGOS The United States and the British dependency of Jersey have agreed with Nigeria to repatriate more than $300 million in funds stolen by former military ruler General Sani Abacha, the three governments said.

U.S., Jersey sign $300 mln Abacha loot repatriation deal with Nigeria

04 Feb 2020

LAGOS, Feb 4 The United States and the British dependency of Jersey have agreed with Nigeria to repatriate more than $300 million in funds stolen by former military ruler General Sani Abacha, the three governments said.

Families in Africa fear impact of U.S. immigration ban

04 Feb 2020

NAIROBI/LAGOS, Nigeria An Eritrean father yearning to be reunited with his four children after 15 years apart. An American woman adopting a Nigerian toddler. A Nigerian man desperate to be with his American wife and children.

Crowded Lagos to ban motorbikes from most of Nigerian metropolis

29 Jan 2020

LAGOS Nigeria's business capital Lagos will ban commercial motorcycles from nearly the entire city, citing overcrowding and safety, authorities said on Monday, a move that could change the commute for thousands and threaten ride-hailing startups. | Video

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