NNPC: Kyari’s appointment, testament of his hard work, says PENGASSAN

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), has said the appointment of Mr. Mele Kyari as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), was as a result of his hard work, dedication and proposal of effective policies aimed towards repositioning the nation’s oil and gas sector in the last 27 years. PENGASSAN’s General Secretary, Comrade Lumumba Okugbawa, in a congratulatory message made available to newsmen on yesterday in Abuja, described Kyari’s as a quintessential crude oil marketer with prerequisite certification and…

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Marketers, others set agenda for new NNPC boss

The recent appointment of Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari as Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) by President Muhammadu Buhari has continued to receive commendations from operators and industry stakeholders. To many analysts, including marketers, geologists and the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the new NNPC boss, who has been described as a thorough professional, is expected to steer the Corporation to its next level of growth. Also, the Niger Delta Oil Monitoring body, South South Reawakening Group (SSRG) commended the president over th appointment. The group,…

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Incoming NNPC GMD, Kyari, lauds OPEC’s 9 months extension for Oil Production Cut 

    The incoming Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Mele Kyari, has hailed the leadership of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), for the nine-month extension in oil production cut under the  ‘’Declaration of Cooperation’’ which seeks to improve global oil market stability among OPEC members.   Oil industry under the cooperation, OPEC member and non-member nations accelerated the stabilisation of global oil market through voluntary production adjustments which amounted to 1.8 million barrels per day.   In a chat with newsmen in…

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The legends of Aso Rock

    President Muhammadu Buhari’s second tenure began with a low-key inauguration at the Eagle Square in Abuja, a scenario that decidedly flowed from the President’s persona of prudence. His kitchen cabinet’s counsel must have also been contributory.   The observance of June 12 maiden Democracy Day edition drew from the same spirit. Unlike in 2015 when he ascended the throne with pomp and ceremony, Buhari, this time round, quietly jumped on the governance wagon; adjusted and readjusted himself in the driver’s seat, for another four-year ride, in a perceived…

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Presidency raises alarm over campaign of calumny against President Buhari’s COS, Kyari

The Presidency has alerted the public on an orchestrated campaign to smear the good name of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff Abba Kyari by a section of the press. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity stated this in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday. According to him, some allegations being levelled against the President’s COS are indirectly aimed at rubbishing the successes being recorded by the Buhari administration. He described those behind the campaign as mere blackmailers and extortionists who were bent…

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Saraki, Kyari, govs, Ministers,Gusau, Dantata, others bid Sule farewell

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Chief Of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari; Ministers governors, Emirs and Foreign Diplomats yesterday attended the funeral rites of the late Dan Masanin Kano, Malam Maitama Sule. The event which took place at the Emir’s palace was followed by his burial at Abbature grave yard, Kano. The remains of Sule, which arrived Kano at about 4pm, through the Nigeria Airforce air strip in a military Jet was conveyed to his house at Dawaki road, then to Emir’s palace where he was prayed for.…

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Ecobank MD lauds Financial Literacy Day initiative

Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Charles Kie, has lauded the Financial Literacy Day initiative, saying it would go a long way to sensitising and educating pupils and youths across the country early in life on financial matters. The Financial Literacy Day is jointly organized by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN), in partnership with Bankers’ Committee. It is celebrated as part of the Global Money Week. According to Kie, in a statement, the programme is playing a vital role in the financial inclusion strategy of the…

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Ecobank MD lauds Financial Literacy Day initiative

Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Charles Kie, has lauded the Financial Literacy Day initiative, saying it would go a long way to sensitising and educating pupils and youths across the country early in life on financial matters. The Financial Literacy Day is jointly organised by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN), in partnership with Bankers’ Committee. It is celebrated annually as part of the Global Money Week. According to Kie in a statement, the programme is playing a vital role in the financial inclusion strategy of…

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Corruption fighting back from inside

In September 2015 during the assessment of the 100 days of President Muhammadu Buhari’s presidency it was published in this space a discourse titled “If only Corruption were a Tree.” The article had opened with a caveat from Frank Serpico, a retired American-Italian New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer, who is famous for blowing the whistle on police corruption in the late 1960s. He had warned that: “The fight for justice against corruption is never easy. It never has been and never will be. It exacts a toll on…

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