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Victor Ahiuma-Young 2 October 2011, Sweetcrude, Lagos- NIGERIA Labour Congress, NLC, has said if the revelations at the Senate Hearing on Privatisation especially energy, are anything to go by, a people-oriented reforms in the nation’s Power sector, is a mirage. At a Power Sector Workshop in Abuja, President...

16 September, 2011, Sweetcrude, Abuja- Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has restated its resolve to mobilize workers for a nationwide protest if the government...

16 August, 2011, Sweetcrude, Abuja – Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Austen Oniwon, is worried over the dwindling standard of education in Nigeria. He said yesterday that 80 per cent of job seekers failed the corporation’s recruitment test. Group General Manager (GGM), Group Public Affairs of the NNPC, Dr. Levi Ajuonuma,...

Victor Ahiuma-Young PETROLEUM and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, has warned that import-driving deregulation will ruined the nation’s petroleum industry, even as it asked government to provide the necessary succour and palliative measures to assuage the impact of import-driven deregulation within the set a time-frame. The association argued...

Victor Ahiuma-Young NATIONAL Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has accused Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, of spearheading the casualisation and outsourcing of workers in the nation’s oil industry. NUPENG, which has threatened to shut down Nigeria’s Petroleum industry, is also up in arm with SPDC over sale of oil blocs without allegedly...

—Nigeria loses billions of dollars investment Victor Ahiuma-Young WORKERS in Nigeria’s Petroleum industry have decried that the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, has not been passed 11 years after the reform process began with the inauguration of the Rilwanu Lukman Oil and Gas Sector Reform Committee. Under the umbrella of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff...

A Nigerian oil and gas workers’ union has accused Shell of “foul play” over the treatment of workers as a second round of three-day striking action looms next week. The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (Nupeng) alleged that the Anglo-Dutch supermajor had sold off some oil blocks without following due process, and promised “a total war against...

By Emma Arubi WARRI-IN line with the Nigerian content policy of the Federal government, indigenous Nigerian oil and gas servicing company, Globestar Nigeria Limited has fabricated the nation’s first Christmas Tree used in drilling operations in the industry. The company located in Warri has also trained about 200 Nigerian workers overseas to acquire various international...