Board of directors for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
The approval of the board is provided for under Section 1(2) of the
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Act of 1997, as amended.
This was announced via a statement released on Monday by Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina.
The new board has Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Honourable Minister of
State for Petroleum; as its Chairman. Other members include the Group Managing Director, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru, and the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Finance.
Others include Mallam Abba Kyari, Dr.
Thomas M.A John, Dr. Pius O. Akinyelure, Dr. Tajuddeen Umar, Mallam
Mohammed Lawal, and Mallam Yusuf Lawal.
President Buhari urged the new board
to ensure the successful delivery of the mandate of the NNPC, “and serve
the nation by upholding the public trust placed on them in managing
this critical national asset.”
arrested in different parts of Lagos metropolis by men of the Kick
Against Indiscipline (KAI), for hawking on the streets. The
State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, had last week Friday announced the
enforcement of law banning street trading and hawking. Ambode,
who was speaking on a live TV interview, warned that the law stipulate
six months jail term or N90,000 fine for offenders. The traders were picked up in areas like Mariland, Oshodi, Ikeja, Ojota among other areas in the metropolis.
3. Buhari Hosts Physically-challenged Nigerians, Serves Them Food
This evening, President Buhari welcomed the
physically-challenged people and Internally Displaced Persons to the
final breaking of the Ramadan fast this year, at the State House, Abuja.
The President also personally served them.
4. Fasting continues tomorrow,Sultan of Sokoto declares
for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has said that the
Ramadan fasting continues tomorrow,July 6th due to non sighting of the
M. S. Hassan of the Federal High Court Lagos today July 4, 2016 granted
bail to Nenadi Esther Usman and Femi Fani-Kayode, both former
ministers and directors in the Presidential Campaign Organisation of the
People’s Democratic Party for the 2015 general election. Also admitted
to bail is Danjuma Yusuf, the third accused in the 17- count charge that
borders on conspiracy, stealing, corruption and making cash payments
exceeding the amount authorized by law preferred against them by the
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The defendants alongside
Jointrust Dimensions Nigeria Limited are alleged to have diverted about
N4.9 billion belonging to the Federal Government of Nigeria for
political and personal use.
They however pleaded not guilty to the
criminal information brought against them by the EFCC when they were
arraigned. June 28, 2016.
Ruling on their bail applications,
Justice Hassan granted the defendants bail in the sum of Two Hundred and
Fifty Million Naira each with two sureties in like sum. The sureties
must have landed property within the jurisdiction of the court and
deposit their Title Documents with the Chief Registrar of the court.
Title Documents shall be verified by the EFCC within seven days. The
sureties shall also file affidavit of means and deposit their
International passport with the court.
The case is adjourned to October 19, 20 and 21, 2016 for trial
6. Saudi city ‘hit by suicide bomber’
to the Prophet’s Mosque, one of Islam’s holiest sites, according to
local media reports.
The bomber detonated his device as security officers were breaking their Ramadan fast, al-Arabiya TV said.
Footage on the TV network showed a blazing vehicle. There are no details of casualties and no official comment.
The mosque is the burial place of the Prophet Muhammad and Medina the second-holiest city in Islam after Mecca.
State-linked Sabq news and the Okaz newspaper also carried reports of the suicide attack.
Earlier, at least one explosion rocked the eastern city of Qatif.
Qatif is home to many minority Shia Muslims and the blast appeared to
target a Shia mosque. No casualties have been reported so far.
A suspected suicide bomber also died after detonating a device near
the US consulate in the city of Jeddah. Two security officers were
slightly injured as they tackled the man, but no-one else was hurt.
Social media footage from Medina showed a vehicle on fire in a car park, with two security officers lying nearby.
Other footage showed ambulances and police vehicles streaming to the area.
It is not clear who is behind any of the attacks.
The attacks come with the holy month of Ramadan drawing to a close and ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday.