Nigeria's house of representatives pass oil overhaul bill - plenary session

FILE PHOTO: A vertical gas flaring furnace is seen in Ughelli, Delta State.

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's lower house of parliament has passed a long-awaited oil industry bill, which will overhaul nearly every aspect of oil and gas production in the West African country, according to a plenary session witnessed by Reuters on Thursday.

(Reporting by Camillus Eboh; Writing by Chijioke Ohuocha;Editing by Elaine Hardcastle)