Ibe Kachikwu NNPC - Kachikwu orders NNPC: Clear fuel queues before Sunday

Kachikwu orders NNPC: Clear fuel queues before Sunday

February 16, 2018 Benjamin Umuteme Abuja 0

Abuja Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has ordered the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to ensure fuel queues were cleared in Abuja before Sunday. Kachikwu gave the directive yesterday, at a world news conference to intimate journalists on the upcoming international oil and gas conference and exhibition, tagged the Nigerian International Petroleum Summit (NIPS). He said: Read More

FG to complete Tatabu bridge reconstruction in 2018

February 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola on Thursday said that the reconstruction work on Tatabu bridge along Mokwa-Jebba road would be completed before the end of 2018. Fashola said this in Abuja when a delegation from the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) and Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) paid him a courtesy visit. He said Read More

Three ships with petrol waiting to berth in Lagos ports – NPA

February 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

Three ships laden with petrol are waiting to berth at Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports in Lagos, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said on Thursday. The NPA said three other ships carrying bulk fertiliser and lubrication oil had already arrived at the ports waiting to berth. It said 34 other ships will sail into the country with various commodities Read More

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4,500 trucks of petrol diverted during scarcity — Baru

January 6, 2018 Admin 3 0

Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, has disclosed that up to 4,500 trucks of petrol were diverted last month during the fuel scarcity. Baru made this disclosure while speaking before a meeting of the joint committee of the Senate and House of Representatives. The meeting was organised to find a lasting solution to Read More

oil petrol fuel scarcity - NUPENG to help NNPC end scarcity of petrol in FCT, North 

NUPENG to help NNPC end scarcity of petrol in FCT, North 

December 12, 2017 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Amidst scarcity of petroleum products, particularly Premium Motor Spirit, (PMS) in the Federal  Capital Territory, (FCT) and some states across the country,  a major player in the sector, the National  Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas, (NUPENG) has called on the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC) not to relent in its efforts to ease the suffering of Read More

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Disabled people with ability

Since 1992, the United Nations has earmarked December 3 as Disability Day or the International Day of People with Disability. In Nigeria, the day was marked last Sunday and in this report, ELEOJO IDACHABA, TOPE SUNDAY, KEHINDE OSASONA and JOSEPHINE ELLA-EJEH examine how some physically challenged persons have made their mark against all odds. At the best of times, life Read More

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Petrol Scarcity: FG denies rumoured price increase

December 6, 2017 Abdullahi M. Gulloma, Abuja 0

*FEC orders minister, NNPC boss to clear queues The federal government on Wednesday disclosed that there are no plans to increase the pump prices of petroleum products in the country. Fielding questions from State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, Minister of information and Culture Mr. Lai Mohammed said the country has enough fuel that Read More

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Shelve your strike, NNPC boss appeals to marketers

December 2, 2017 Admin 3 0

Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, has appealed to Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN)not to embark on their proposed strike scheduled for December 11. Baru made the appeal during the commissioning of the NNPC Ultra-Mega Station in Shagamu, Ogun state. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that IPMAN Lagos Chapter on November 29 threatened Read More

Ibe Kachikwu - Fire guts Ibe Kachikwu's Abuja house

Fire guts Ibe Kachikwu’s Abuja house

October 16, 2017 Blueprint-Nats Odaudu 0

The residence of the embattled Minister of state for petroleum resources, Ibe Kachikwu in Abuja on Sunday evening caught fire. According to TheCable, Kachikwu was not at home when the incidence happened. It was reported that the fire started in his bedroom as a result of a suspected electrical fault to the air conditioners. Kachikwu has been in the eye of the Read More

Buhari speech - State House Clinic received only 33% capital allocation in 3 years, presidency denies $25bn contracts in NNPC

State House Clinic received only 33% capital allocation in 3 years, presidency denies $25bn contracts in NNPC

October 15, 2017 Abdullahi M. Gulloma  Abuja 0

The Presidency has dismissed reports suggesting that the State House Medical Centre had received N11.01 billion as appropriation between 2015 and 2017, saying that the clinic only got about N1,195,257,022 billion during the period under reference. This was contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Director (Information) at the Presidential Villa, Mr. Attah Esa. The statement quoted the Permanent Read More

Osinbajo Baru - I, not Buhari approved N640 billion oil contracts, Osinbajo contradicts NNPC GMD

I, not Buhari approved N640 billion oil contracts, Osinbajo contradicts NNPC GMD

October 12, 2017 Blueprint-Nats Odaudu 0

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday admitted that he approved the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation joint venture financing contracts as disclosed by the government-owned oil firm. The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, confirmed this in a series of tweets on his confirmed Twitter handle, @akandeoj. Akande said Osinbajo approved the recommendations for Read More

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NNPC Scandal: Baru accuses Kachikwu of inciting Nigerians

October 10, 2017 Blueprint-Nats Odaudu 0

The head of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Maikanti Baru, has again reacted to allegations of corruption and insubordination raised against him by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibeh Kachikwu. In his second response in two days, Mr. Baru said he did no wrong and repeated his argument that the NNPC board chaired by Mr. Kachikwu had no powers Read More

Kachikwu and Baru - Why I did not discuss contracts with you, Baru replies Kachikwu

Why I did not discuss contracts with you, Baru replies Kachikwu

October 9, 2017 Blueprint-Nats Odaudu 0

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Maikanti Baru, has finally responded to allegations of corruption and violation of contract laws raised by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibeh Kachikwu. In a memo to President Muhammadu Buhari, leaked last week to the media, Mr. Kachikwu detailed several alleged misdeeds of Mr. Baru, including the unilateral award Read More

Ibe Kachikwu Buhari - Group want scandal at NNPC investigated

Group want scandal at NNPC investigated

October 8, 2017 Joy Emmanuel, Yenagoa 0

A group under the aegis of Niger Delta Indigenous Movement for Radical Change (NDIMRC), has called for investigation of the fraudulent activities rocking the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The group equally warned against frustrating the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu just as it claimed that the life of the Minister was under threat. It called for Read More

Buhari speech - NNPC Scandal: ADP asks Buhari to resign, says President, APC incapable of leadership 

NNPC Scandal: ADP asks Buhari to resign, says President, APC incapable of leadership 

October 8, 2017 Bode Olagoke, Abuja  0

Following the controversial contract award rocking the Ministry of Petroleum, the opposition Action Democratic Party (ADP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari, to immediately resign as the presiding Minister in the Ministry. The Party also demanded immediate suspension of the NNPC GMD, Maikanti Baru, to enable investigations commence, while the Minister of state for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, “should come out Read More

NUPENG - NUPENG backs Baru, says Kachikwu's allegations 'deeply political' 

NUPENG backs Baru, says Kachikwu’s allegations ‘deeply political’ 

October 6, 2017 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The Petroleum Tanker Drivers’ branch  of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas, (NUPENG) has described the ongoing supremacy battle between the Minister of  State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu and the Group Managing Director of the  Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC) Dr Maikanti Baru, as diversionary and deeply political, and therefore called for caution. Kachikwu in a letter addressed Read More

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NNPC corruption allegation rattles APC, spokesman declines comment

October 5, 2017 Bode Olagoke, Abuja  0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has declined to comment on the allegation of corruption leveled against the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Dr. Maikanti Baru by the Minister of state for Petroleum Resources Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu. Recall that the ruling party had always accused the opposition People Democratic Party (PDP) and its appointees Read More

Ibe Kachikwu Buhari - Buhari meets Kachikwu over alleged NNPC fraud

Buhari meets Kachikwu over alleged NNPC fraud

October 5, 2017 Blueprint-Nats Odaudu 0

The meeting between the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, and President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled for Friday and not today (Thursday) as earlier reported. A presidency source had earlier told PREMIUM TIMES of the meeting; however a review of the president’s official schedule shows the meeting is set for Friday at 11 a.m. The meeting is coming three Read More

Ibe Kachikwu - Kachikwu saddened by leakage of memo to Buhari as Senate probes allegations   

Kachikwu saddened by leakage of memo to Buhari as Senate probes allegations  

October 4, 2017 Blueprint-Nats Odaudu 0

  Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources, says it is distressing that the letter he wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari was leaked. In the letter, which was circulated on social media on Tuesday, Kachikwu notified the president of the alleged insubordination of Maikanti Baru, group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). He said he was Read More

IPMAN Blames Incessant Fuel Scarcity On NNPC Saboteurs 326x245 - Youths urge NNPC to implement palliatives

Youths urge NNPC to implement palliatives

July 12, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

Joy Emmanuel Yenagoa Niger Delta youth leaders have urged the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to implement the palliatives pledged by Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo during his tour of the region. Th e youths made the call when the leadership of the Niger Delta ExAgitation Forum and Niger Delta Non Violent Youth Leaders Assembly paid a courtesy visit Mr Read More