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  • TAIPEI/ ABUJA, Jan 12- Taiwan objected on Thursday to an "unreasonable" Nigerian request to move its representative office out of the capital Abuja, a day after China announced plans to invest a further $40 billion in the African country. On Wednesday, after meeting his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Abuja, Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama was quoted by...

  • TAIPEI/ ABUJA, Jan 12- Taiwan objected on Thursday to an "unreasonable" Nigerian request to move its representative office out of the capital Abuja, a day after China announced plans to invest a further $40 billion in the African country. On Wednesday, after meeting his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Abuja, Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama was quoted by...

  • The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers is one of several labor unions that have criticized oil companies for sacking workers in the last few months. A wave of militant attacks in the southern Niger Delta oil hub throughout 2016 has hampered production. The decision to call off the industrial action followed talks with Nigeria's labor minister...

  • The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers is one of several labor unions that have criticized oil companies for sacking workers in the last few months. A wave of militant attacks in the southern Niger Delta oil hub throughout 2016 has hampered production. The decision to call off the industrial action followed talks with Nigeria's labor minister...

  • ABUJA, Jan 11- The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers has suspended its nationwide three-day strike, the country's labor minister and the labor union's president said on Wednesday. Labour Minister Chris Ngige said the strike over job losses, which saw staff at filling stations and petrol tankers walk out, had been suspended.

  • ABUJA, Jan 11- The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers has suspended its nationwide three-day strike, the country's labor minister and the labor union's president said on Wednesday. Labour Minister Chris Ngige said the strike over job losses, which saw staff at filling stations and petrol tankers walk out, had been suspended.

  • ABUJA, Jan 11- The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers has suspended its nationwide three-day strike, the country's labour minister and the labour union's president said on Wednesday. Labour Minister Chris Ngige said the strike over job losses, which saw staff at filling stations and petrol tankers walk out, had been suspended.

  • ABUJA, Jan 11- The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers has suspended its nationwide three-day strike, the country's labour minister and the labour union's president said on Wednesday. Labour Minister Chris Ngige said the strike over job losses, which saw staff at filling stations and petrol tankers walk out, had been suspended.

  • The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers said it would make a final decision after its leaders meet officials from the ministries of petroleum and labour, as well as the state oil company, on Tuesday in the capital, Abuja. OPEC member Nigeria has already been hit by low crude prices and a wave of militant attacks in its southern Niger Delta oil hub...

  • ABUJA, Jan 3- Nigeria plans to close the airport in the capital Abuja for six weeks from 8 March to repair its runway, the aviation ministry said on Tuesday, pushing the move back later than previously scheduled. The decision to shut the airport and divert Abuja- bound flights to Kaduna, an airport used primarily for domestic flights about 160 km to the north, was taken...

  • YENAGOA, Nigeria, Jan 1- A group of former Nigerian militants said on Sunday it had lost confidence in the president's efforts to end attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta, a major goal in efforts to reach a lasting peace settlement. The attacks in the OPEC member's energy hub, coupled with low oil prices, have helped to push Africa's biggest economy into...

  • ONITSHA, Nigeria, Dec 21- Nigerian oil workers at Exxon Mobil have decided to end a strike over sackings of staff after earlier agreeing to halt crude oil production, a union official said on Wednesday. He did not say by how much crude production had been affected since the union shut down Exxon Mobil's Nigeria headquarters in Lagos to protest against the sackings...

  • *Concerns about security on road to Abuja. ABUJA/ LAGOS, Dec 20- Nigeria will close the airport in the capital Abuja for six weeks from February to repair its badly damaged runway, the government said on Tuesday, after airlines threatened to stop flying there. Flights to Abuja will be diverted to Kaduna, an airport used primarily for domestic flights and where...

  • *Concerns about security on road to Abuja. ABUJA/ LAGOS, Dec 20- Nigeria will close the airport in the capital Abuja for six weeks from February to repair its badly damaged runway, the government said on Tuesday, after airlines threatened to stop flying there. Flights to Abuja will be diverted to Kaduna, a tiny airport for domestic flights where airlines use...

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  • LAGOS, Dec 16- Striking workers have shut down U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil Corp's Nigeria headquarters in Lagos after more than 100 employees were fired, a labor union said on Friday. Employees went on strike after Exxon Mobil on Monday began to issue letters to around 150 Nigerian workers without informing the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association...

  • LAGOS, Dec 13- With Christmas just weeks away, Dolapo Beckley was among a throng of shoppers haggling at a market in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos, where the prices of some goods have doubled in the last year. But 19 months into his term, public support is crumbling as people like the 34- year-old baker blame Buhari for Nigeria's first recession in 25 years and a...

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    Nigeria’s Oil Minister, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, says the African country would’ve liked OPEC to reach a deal earlier, while commenting on OPEC’s credibility.

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    Nigeria’s Oil Minister, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, says there is a good appetite for Nigerian oil in Asian countries.