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Nigeria’s tanker ban underscores disarray in oil industry

LONDON/ABUJA – The Nigerian president’s sudden, unexpected and seemingly unilateral decision to ban nearly 100 oil tankers from the country’s waters has sown confusion in the operations of Africa’s largest crude exporter. The edict directly from President Muhammadu Buhari’s office appeared to be part of a campaign pledge to crack down on oil industry corruption and theft. But the disarray ...

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Nigeria appoints former Exxon man head of state oil firm

ABUJA – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari appointed a new head of the state oil firm on Tuesday, part of an overhaul aimed at rooting out corruption and mismanagement. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu was named as the new managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), which has been accused of failing to account for tens of billions of dollars in ...

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“Siege mentality” grips under-fire Nigerian state oil firm

ABUJA – The four grey towers that form the headquarters of Nigeria’s state oil company in the dusty capital, Abuja, feature tinted windows as opaque as the organization inside, accused of failing to account for tens of billions of dollars. President Muhammadu Buhari, the 72-year-old sandal-wearing ascetic who swept to power this year on an anti-corruption ticket, has made clear ...

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