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Nigeria pushes to lead OPEC

Wall Street Journal, VIENNA-Nigeria is pushing the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to name the Petroleum minister, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke as its secretary-general, people familiar with the matter said yesterday, a move that could end a long-running leadership standoff at the cartel.

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Marginal fields: Status, Constraints, prospects

By Chijioke Nwaozuzu The recent announcement of the second licensing round for 31 marginal oil fields by the Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, came 12 years after the previous round in 2001.But, it is a welcome development and represents an opportunity to increase indigenous participation in petroleum upstream activities. It is also anticipated that the
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