Timipre Sylva, in the spotlight

Timipre Sylva, in the spotlight

Timipre Sylva — the new minister of state (or deputy minister) at the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) — has taken on his responsibilities at a time when Nigeria wants to boost production and revenues against a backdrop of heightened oil market uncertainty. In...
Buhari’s Niger Delta strategy

Buhari’s Niger Delta strategy

Buhari’s Niger Delta policy may stoke militancy activity in the region President Muhammadu Buhari’s latest ministerial appointees are set to make the Niger Delta states — Nigeria’s oil rich southern region — a political battlefield. Ministers from the region...
Mele Kolo Kyari becomes NNPC managing director

Mele Kolo Kyari becomes NNPC managing director

Mele Kolo Kyari (left) replaces Maikanti Baru (right) as the Nigerina National Petroleum corporation’s (NNPC) group managing director In July, Nigeria’s state-owned oil company, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), got a new group managing...