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Amid Skepticism, Nigeria Continues to Move Forward to Revamp its Government
Thursday, August 10, 2017 Operators, experts remain cautious as Africa's No. 1 oil producing nation passes a bill to reduce corruption.

Nigeria Oil Governance Bill Aims To Break Up State Oil Company NNPC
Friday, May 26, 2017 The long-awaited oil governance bill passed by Nigeria's upper chamber of parliament proposes breaking up the state oil company.

Nigeria's Senate Passes Long-Awaited Oil Governance Bill
Thursday, May 25, 2017 Nigerian Oil Minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu says Nigeria was not opposed to joining OPEC production caps but would have to wait and see if production came back to acceptable levels.

Nigeria's Senate Receives Oil Industry Reform Bill
Thursday, April 06, 2017 Nigeria's senate will debate a long-awaited oil industry reform bill after receiving the draft law.

Nigerian Union: Oil Firms Sack 3,000 Workers, Asks Government to Step In
Thursday, October 27, 2016 Oil firms operating in Nigeria sack 3,000 workers, says labour union official.