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Call for oil firms to move to troubled Niger fields

The Nigerian government has called for major oil companies to move their offices to the Niger delta region, to stem unrest in the oil-rich area

14 Mar 2017

Nigeria top African oil producer for 2016

Several factors have contributed to Nigeria overtaking Angola as the continent's biggest producer last year

3 Mar 2017

Future Energy to address Africa's power potential

Regional power events in Africa, including EAPIC and WAPIC, have been renamed to Future Energy, in order to reflect the optimism and potential of the energy and power sectors on the continent

24 Feb 2017

Oil attacks in 2016 cost Nigeria up to $100bn: minister

Militant attacks on key oil facilities last year reduced Nigeria's output by one million barrels per day, resulting in a revenue loss of up to $100bn (€94bn), according to the government

16 Feb 2017

'Strange black soot' blankets Nigeria's oil hub

The Nigerian city of Port Harcourt used to be known as "The Garden City" because of its soaring palm trees and green open spaces

15 Feb 2017

Speakers for WAIPEC 2017 announced

The first set of speakers on the programme at the West African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference 2017 (WAIPEC) have been announced

14 Feb 2017

Nigerian oil, gas workers walk out over salary arrears

Oil and gas workers in southern Nigeria downed tools on Tuesday, 10 December, over the alleged non-payment of salaries, with the walk-out hitting production and threatening electricity supplies

12 Jan 2017

Africa50 to develop solar power in Nigeria

Africa50, Scatec Solar and Norfund have signed a JV to develop a 80MW solar power project in Nigeria

5 Jan 2017

Nigeria won't change power privatisation plan

Nigeria won't be revoking the privatisation of the country's energy sector, the minister of power, works and housing, Raji Fashola, says.

14 Nov 2016

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead

16 Sep 2016

New armed group says it blew up Nigerian oil pipeline

A new Nigerian armed group says it had made good on threats to blow up a major pipeline and warned of more attacks

12 Aug 2016

Nigeria signs $146m solar deal

In a $146m deal, Pan Africa Solar and Nigeria have jointly signed country's first solar power purchase agreement

8 Jul 2016

Nigerian gas sector could fix the country's economy

Despite its position as the world's ninth-largest gas reservoir, Nigeria is burdened by widespread gas shortages

29 Jun 2016

Three renewable projects win $7m development prize

Three renewable energy projects from Nigeria, Madagascar, and Sierra Leone, fought off fierce competition from almost 100 entries to win a share of $7m prize

24 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: From humble beginnings to the cover of Forbes Africa

Not many 28 year olds have achieved what Obinwanne Okeke has, includings gracing the cover of one of the world's most influential business journals.

By Nicci Botha 22 Jun 2016

Nigeria "at forefront" of push to freeze oil production levels

Nigeria "at forefront" of push to freeze oil production levels

10 Mar 2016

Nigeria to split up state-run oil firm

Nigeria's state-run oil and gas firm to split into 30 companies

7 Mar 2016

Nigeria needs investment to increase its renewable energy output

Energy remains one of the main constraints for economic growth in Nigeria. The lack of reliable access and irregular power supply is a persistent problem affecting businesses across the country. It also discourages foreign investors

By Ademola Adenle 19 Jan 2016

Nigeria minister sees emergency OPEC meeting in March

Nigerian oil minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu said on Tuesday, 12 January, that he expects an extraordinary meeting of the OPEC oil cartel in "early March" to address nosediving crude prices

13 Jan 2016

Nigeria LNG exports reach USD85bn in 15 years

Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited (NLNG), a joint venture between the government and foreign oil majors, has generated some $85bn from exports since its inception 15 years ago, the company announced late Friday, 19 June

22 Jun 2015

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