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President Buhari Directs NNPC to Beef Up Oil Exploration in the North

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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), to increase the tempo on crude oil exploration activities in the Northern part of the country, Vanguard reports.

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) GMD, Maikanti Baru made this known when Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi state paid him a courtesy visit on Monday in Abuja.

Baru said that the NNPC is currently exploring the Frontier Basin in Chad and also in some areas close to the Kolmani River, located in Bauchi State, where Shell had made some indicative discovery of hydrocarbons.

He said that the president has directed them to continue exploration in those areas.

“We are taking steps to re-strategise and get into those regions. We will re-invigorate the Frontier Exploration Services and see how they collaborate with the Northern Nigeria Development Company, NNDC.

NNDC is holding bloc 809 where we have some of the finds and also the Department for Petroleum Resources (DPR), for the other blocs that have not been assigned and work towards proving the prospects of that region,” Baru said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

20 Comments

  1. bruno

    July 26, 2016 at 10:55 am

    buhari, we all know there is nothing there but u still insist on wasting our money. northerners dont want anything that doesn’t have horns and moos and eats grass,so pls stop. u gave them 10 million dollars to develop their film industry and the rejected it now u are doing this.

    • bruno

      July 26, 2016 at 11:04 am

      sorry wrong article.

    • Damilola

      July 26, 2016 at 6:35 pm

      North want to dig oil now after they suck the south east dry of their oil. He’s taking on a project that will cost the government millions, the country isn’t broke after all.. That money can be invested into much more important project. Oil is not in high demand all over the world as it once was. This is not guaranteed there’s even much oil yet in the North. What I find baffling is how Buhari is so keen on developing the North knowing full well his people are against such advancement. Buhari, you time is almost here, so you are not going to be in power for long.

  2. Mr. Egghead

    July 26, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Oddly, for all the mud thrown at politicians from Northern Nigeria, they are really the most politically savvy of all of us.
    Nigeria’s structure is faulty. Our division/re-structuring is a matter of when and not if.
    Thus, it would be in the interest of the region if they used federal resources to develop that region; the glory of the ND region is already in the past.
    Once oil is found in commercial quantities in that region, Nigeria will be overhauled because the North won’t need to South any longer.

    • ElessarisElendil

      July 26, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      As in, they’ve been playing their Southern forebears since independence. But seriously, our leaders are stupid!!!! Everybody is thinking renewable energy………..but Nigeria.

    • Damilola

      July 26, 2016 at 11:58 pm

      Yeah, the most politically savvy. They play dirty politics well, which leaves the rest of Nigerians more patriotic to them and more confused of where they stand as a country. They instill some fear in the rest of Nigerians without looking intimidating. I guess, their claim to “religion of peace”, their “humble” demeanor, having the military base in the north has worked in their advantage.
      Still doesn’t take away from being the most corrupt. Oh, that’s part of being politically savvy.

  3. Naijatalk

    July 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    I’m sorry but can the president issue a directive like this without approval (especially for funding) from the legislature.
    Where is the money to do this coming from? You have been telling us that the country is broke since you got into office. You are a joke Buhari. You make us sick.

  4. eb

    July 26, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    With which money? Beef up exploration in the North because you don’t want to agree to the terms of the Southerners.I’m beginning to agree with the “islamization of Nigeria” school of thought.

  5. Nigerian Southerners and Christians Arise!

    July 26, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    A second letter to senseless Christians by ex Muslim Ishaku Abdul’rahman Mohammed

    LETTER TO SENSELESS CHRISTIANS part 2 -Ishaku Abdul’rahman Mohammed

    Dear Nigerian Christian,

    If you saw my first letter you would have known that I used to be a Muslim but now a Christian. I have been in hiding because, anyone born a Muslim and converts to Christianity has a death sentence on his head. It is even worse now that they know I have decided to reveal their hidden agenda to the Nigerian Christian who stupidly voted Buhari, a known jihadist as president.

    In that letter I told you about the subtle ways president Buhari is going about his islamization agenda. In this part I will explain, with Islamic teachings why our president is making some of his moves without caring about the feelings and sensibilities of Christians in Nigeria.
    So much has happened since my last letter and God willing, I will continue to educate you as things unfold. Please pray for me cause the forces of darkness are arrayed against me for telling the truth. And if you ever hear that I get killed don’t weep for me. Just know I have finished my race and am with the Lord Jesus. The same Jesus I rejected all my life as Muslim. The same Jesus I called a prophet of Allah who is a little lower that the false prophet Mohammed. To Jesus alone be all the praise, glory and honor for saving me from the satanic cult called Islam. I now worship this same Jesus and will do so till is expire.

    Have you noticed that whenever any Christian, occupying a high position in any government agency is removed only muslims get to replace him or her?

    200 military officers were retired recently and guess what? They were either southerners or Northern Christians. As far as the northern Muslim is concerned, if you are a southerner you are a Christian. And being a Christian means you are the worst creatures of Allah. Now you may ask, why is that important?

    By 1914, the ottomans of turkey began a propaganda that presented the Armenian Christians as a security threat. So what did they do? In 1915 they retired all Christians from the Turkish army. Once they Christians were disarmed they started killing the Christians. This is how turkey became almost one hundred percent Muslim country. For those who do not know. Remember the seven letters to the seven churches of revelations 1-3? All those churches were located in today’s turkey. Islam has wiped out Christianity from turkey. This was the exact model that Hitler used in Germany to wipe out six million Jews.

    I want to advice Niger delta never to disarm. There is what we call in Islam, the treaty of hudaibiya. This is the peace agreement that their prophet, Mohammed had with the meccans. the peace treaty was to last for ten years but Mohammed, seeing that the meccans had relaxed, launched a military campaign two years into the peace treaty and that was how Mecca fell to Islam. This was Yar A’dua’s plan when he gave the militants amnesty. Had he lived longer the amnesty would have been stopped. Buhari actually thought that the militants had fully disarmed hence he stopped the amnesty. I guess Jonathan, by the leading of the Lord empowered them even more militarily before he left. Mohammed said, war is deception.

    In my last letter I told you about the useful idiots. The GMD of NNPC Mr Kachikwu was just relieved of his position and guess who replaced him? Another Muslim. Now they have started instituting corruption charges against him. One down more to go. Soon Amaechi will go too. Almost every Christian is out of government. All the military chiefs are muslims. Custom, immigration etc are all headed by muslims now. Yet my fellow senseless Christians still cannot see what is happening. Did you know that the new IG of police is also a Muslim? Do you know how many senior officers were retired just to pave the way for the new IG? Guess the first thing he did? Accused the former IG of stealing 24 police vehicles. Thank God that alarm was proven false but they never give up. They must find some frivolous charges against him. Just wait and see.

    Again, during the elections you would have been familiar with the grandest deception called the #bringbackourgirls led by a Christian Mrs Oby Ezekwesili in collaboration with other Northern women. Do you know that the female principal of the chibok girls college has now been appointed to the position of commissioner of education in Borno state? Since when do secondary school principals get appointed as the commissioner of education in a state where you have university and polytechnic lecturers, VCs and Rectors? Madam Oby’s Muslim Vice was first appointed as chief of staff by El Rufai of kaduna state and guess what happened next? Buhari just appointed her MD of NPA. What did the useful idiot Christian. Oby get? Nothing. Where are the so called missing girls? Still at large but they used it to deceive you to voting out a Christian president.

    Talking about a Christian president. Do you know that in Islam it is forbidden for a Christian to hold a position of authority over muslims? Since they could not deny the achievements of our christian president Dr Goodluck Jonathan they spun a huge propaganda around corruption. He was vilified as the most corrupt president Nigeria ever had. The press had a field day reporting monumental corruption under Jonathan. They knew the only way they could get the attention of the Nigerian is to mention corruption and we all fell for the deception hook, line and sinker. I will be naive to say there was no corruption under GEJ. No government in the world can claim to be corruption free. Yet it was made to look like Jonathan had stolen the wealth of the nation and crippled the economy. Buhari made huge promises that got people ecstatic. He was seen as the Messiah. Nigerians refused to see the economic growth under GEJ. Even when Nigeria was rated as the 3rd and 1st fastest growing economy in the world and Africa no one paid any heed to it. Nigeria became the no 1 investment destination in Africa yet it seemed like it was all fairy tale. Today, just one year after GEJ we are no longer in the list of growing economies of the world. The effects are everywhere. The Nigerian economy is almost grounding to a halt. And guess what? They have now spun another propaganda that what we are experiencing now is the effect of the misrule of GEJ. Again, Christians are buying this crap and swallowing it like a hot plate of delicious food. Eight months into the Buhari regime, the bureau of national statistics release a report that over 4.5 million Nigerians have lost their jobs under Buhari. Time will fail me to expatiate.

    Have you noticed how Christians and muslims are treated when it comes to corruption cases? They go to the media to convict people of corruption and when they eventually take them to court and the court gives a verdict they don’t like the disobey the court order. Mr Fani Kayode was in detention for over sixty days. You were told that it was because of corruption. How many muslims have been so treated? As far as I know. Only Dasuki is getting that treatment but again that is understandable. It was Dasuki, then a very junior officer that arrested Buhari during the babangida coup that overthrew Buhari in 1983. Muslims don’t forgive. The god of Islam requires muslims to take vengeance unlike our God that says vengeance is mine.

    The most unfortunate part of this is that we Christians use our values to judge muslims yet we know absolutely nothing about their values. We don’t know anything about the tenets of that religion. Mohammed was a very vengeful person. He killed all those who made fun of him. Even those who criticized him. That is why Buhari cannot stand criticism.

    We have seen in the news how innocent Christian women were killed by muslims and our dear president has been silent. Whole communities are being wiped out by Muslim Fulani herdsmen yet no word from your president. The latest is that farmers will now pay for protection while Buhari is now going to use the military to protect Fulani herdsmen and their cows. Buhari is now protecting murderers against innocent Citizens of the country yet you still can’t see anything wrong? Do you know what they have just introduced? It is called the jizya. Jizya happens to be the Islamic protection tax payable by Christians and Jews so they don’t get killed. Muslims don’t pay jizya. It may not make sense to you now but soon you will be told to pay protection tax. They may call it whatever but it is the jizya. And since only Christian communities will be attacked only Christians will have to pay.

    Am going to stop here and update you as things unfold.

    Yours in Christ

    Abdul’rahman Mohammed

    Please copy and share on all your social networks.

    • toke

      July 27, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      The earlier you stop spread this hateful religious bias the better for us all. In case you haven’t noticed, it takes us nowhere, it only makes the situation worse. You need to get a life and focus on your chosen path, you need not be hateful about it

  6. oversabi

    July 26, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    God please give them oil. Please please please so that they can leave.

  7. nunulicious

    July 26, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    so its true.
    I was told early last year that there were more than 15 gubernatorial candidates for Borno state despite the boko haram rampage and this was because oil had been speculated in Borno state.
    Makes sense now. Interesting. Apparently boko haram wasn’t so much as religious zealots as much as resource control.
    In my opinion, its better oil is discovered in the north so we can know that there’s oil in the three major regions. More importantly, let the owners of the oil block originate from the region or we practice regionalism. But what do I know? I’m just an ordinary citizen.

  8. Busarni

    July 26, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    God is still God; search all you want . Waste their resources looking for water in the desert. Mumu president ; analogue clock..

  9. seyi

    July 26, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Is I groundnut oil abi cashew oil…lolz
    On a more serious note, if they find it maybe they will let the south breathe and leave their oil for them.

  10. artklub

    July 26, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    senile ol’ twit.

  11. Naijababeii

    July 26, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    BUHARI NO WORRY TIME WILL TELL. NDI ARA

  12. Anonymous

    July 26, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    WHO WANTS TO BUY THE OIL IN THE NORTH WHEN WE HAVE NOT FINISHED SELLING THE ONE IN THE SOUTH?

  13. Enn

    July 26, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    The money going in this project(of which positive result is unlikely) should be directed to other areas where it’s much needed. The IDP camps need this more than any other programs, honestly I saw some pictures of some kids & I couldn’t believe it was Nigeria. It’s really heartbreaking sha

  14. nnenne

    July 26, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Hope, when they find the oil, theywil let the south explore it, give out the wells to southern traditional rulers, pipe it out of the North.
    Let’s see how they will feel doing that!

  15. kkay

    July 28, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Pray for your country, for peace and prosperity that in it you may live in peace and prosperity. Make righeous decrees, speak to the nation, Nigeria and its leaders, directing them in the way of godliness, wisdom, peace and prosperity.
    The power of LIFE and DEATH is in the TONGUE…and they that love it shall eat the fruits thereof.

    In all your getting, get wisdom, get understanding.
    Be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Let no man beguile you.
    Be like the sons of Issachar – understand the times and seasons; and know what to do (apply your heart to wisdom).
    Do not cast off restraint. Watch unto prayer, at all times. DETERMINE WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR COUNTRY. You have the right. You have the Power – in your mouth, on your knees.

    The counsel of the wicked shall become like the counsel of Ahitophel – i.e FOOLISHNESS.

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