Nigeria in $1.5 bln oil prepay deal with traders Vitol, Matrix

LAGOS/LONDON (Reuters) - Nigeria’s state oil firm NNPC has signed a $1.5 billion prepayment deal led by Standard Chartered and backed by oil traders Vitol Group and Matrix Energy, two...

Nigeria to begin investigation into Lagos explosion

Lawmakers in Nigeria have directed Committees on Petroleum Downstream, Gas Resources and Petroleum Upstream to investigate the Lagos pipeline explosion and urged the Nigerian government contribute to the emergency relief fund created for residents. This follows initial steps taken by Lagos and Nigeria's state-owned oil company NNPC's explanation even as residents debate the cause of explosion. CNBC Africa's Christy Cole has been following the story.

Lagos investigates gas plant explosion, may review 2020 budget

As residents and Nigeria’s state-owned oil company NNPC contest the cause of Sunday’s explosion, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu says the state has set up a fact-finding committee on the incident. CNBC Africa caught up with him at the site of the incident where he shared plans to open an emergency two billion Naira fund, and disclosed that the state may have to adjust its 2020 budget.

NNPC: Lagos fire at gas plant likely triggered by gas explosion

An explosion at a gas processing plant in Lagos has left at least 15 people dead and destroyed about 50 buildings. For more on this story, The Acting Coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye joins CNBC Africa for more.

Nigeria discovers oil & gas deposits in Benue

Nigeria’s National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has discovered oil and gas deposits in the Kolmani River II Well on the Upper Benue Trough, Gongola Basin, in the North- Eastern part of the country. To discuss this story and global response to oil dynamics, Abiodun Adesanya, CEO of Dege Conek joins CNBC Africa.

A gas pipeline in Nigeria’s Delta state has been shut down, here’s why

A gas pipeline in Nigeria’s Delta state was shut down on Friday, according to state oil company NNPC and local authorities.

Unpacking NNPC’s new agenda as Kyari steps in

As the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) assumes office today, Ayodele Oni, Chair and Partner of Energy & Natural Resources at Bloomfield Law Practice joins CNBC Africa for more.

Nigeria’s refinery overhaul projects to start in second quarter: NNPC

Refinery overhaul projects will begin in Nigeria as soon as the second quarter, an official from state oil company NNPC said on Tuesday. NNPC is in the final stages of talks with consortiums...