The war of integrity between Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Ibe Kachikwu and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Group Managing Director (GMD) Dr. Maikanti Baru got more intense yesterday. The oil giant faulted the Minister’s claim that he was not consulted on $10billion Crude Term Contracts. The NNPC said Kachikwu
Activist-lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has said that the defence of the Group Managing Director (GMD), Dr. Maikanti Baru, that he has powers to award contracts to the exclusion of the Minister of State in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is illegal and violates the NNPC Act.
Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi yesterday said he would not depose Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji. Ripples over installation of new kings has prompted Ibadan youths to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the governor not to make any pronouncement that could further puncture the peace in the city. Addressing State
THE President’s wife, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, has lamented the poor state of healthcare services in Nigeria, including the State House Clinic, Abuja. Her daughter, Zahra, through her Twitter account, had also condemned services rendered at the clinic few weeks ago. Zahra had pushed for the management to give account of the N3 billion allocated to the
•What becomes of Sections 130(2), 148(1) of the Constitution and Section 1(1) of NNPC Act?
•How can the NNPC Tenders Board appointed by Baru be responsible for approving
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday asked the National Assembly to approve a request to borrow $5.5 billion. President Buhari, in a letter dated 4th October, 2017 and read by Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki, asked the lawmakers to give their nod to the request. Titled “Request for the approval of external loan for: Implementation
Monkey pox, which started with an index case in Bayelsa on September 22, has spread to six other states, including Lagos. There are 31 cases, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said yesterday. NCDC National Coordinator/Chief Executive Officer Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu listed the states as Bayelsa, Rivers, Ekiti, Akwa Ibom, Ogun and Cross