Africa: Port Harcourt Refinery to produce aviation fuel

The Port Harcourt Refining Company is set to commence the production of Aviation Turbine Kerosene, popularly known as aviation fuel or JetA1, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has said. According to the corporation, the Managing Director, PHRC, Dr. Bafred Enjugu, disclosed this in a presentation made to the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, during an official tour […]

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Africa: How Saudi Arabia is destroying Nigerian economy through market subsidy

Last week, Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil exporter, lowered the pricing terms for its Arab Light sold to Asia. The development comes at a time refineries are dealing with falling margins and global oversupply of oil. Chineme Okafor in this report examines the impact of this development on Nigeria, a country already in serious economic downturn. Saudi Arabia’s state-owned […]

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Aviation: Economic Downturn Has Not Impinged on NCAA Operations- Usman

The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Captain Muhktar Usman said the agency carries out its functions effectively despite the economic downturn and the over-bloated workforce. He spoke to Chinedu Eze. Excerpts: Your workers seem to be aggrieved by your style of leadership possibly because their expectation is not being met in terms of training but they acknowledged they […]

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African Aviation: Aviation Security Should Be Part of the National Security Infrastructure- Olowo

Sabre aviation Olowo

President/Chief Executive of Sabre Network West Africa and current President of the Aviation Round Table, Gbenga Olowo is of the opinion that aviation security should become part of the national security infrastructure. He also spoke on other contentious issues in the sector. Chinedu Eze presents the excerpts: Looking at the controversy that trailed the last concession that was done in […]

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Militancy: Nigeria halts gas supply to Ghana, Benin and Togo

By Friday Nwosu Nigeria has halted its gas supply to three West African countries following the onslaught of attacks on oil installations on the Niger Delta by militant groups in the region. The country was unable to supply gas to countries like Ghana, Togo and the Republic of Benin which has been affected by the attacks in the Delta region. […]

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Fuel scarcity: God has really blessed us

“I have made over N900, 000 within this short period, that is almost a million naira. Since I have been in this jerrycan business, this is the first time God is blessing me. I really thank God and I wish this fuel scarcity would continue forever. “For years, I have been praying to God to look with pity upon me. […]

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Only 10% of privatised companies in Nigeria are functional

For 11 years, it was alive as though a living dead. The decision to privatise it changed the fortune of Eleme Petrochemicals Limited. Ten years after its acquisition, a $1.4b fertiliser plant and a $130 million export terminal have been added to the once-moribund empire. OLUKOREDE YISHAU writes on the transformation , which has shown that if well done, the […]

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Political Interference, Greatest Threat to Air Safety-Demuren

Former Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Dr. Harold Demuren posits that to guaranty the safety of flight operations, the NCAA must be autonomous to enforce regulations without fear or favour. He spoke to journalists at a breakfast meeting of the Aviation Round Table. Chinedu Eze presents the excerpts: Share our story:

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