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HURIWA condemns extreme corruption in NNPC

Babatunde Opalana  A pro-transparency and non-governmental organization – Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria (HURIWA) has condemned what it called the unending patterns of an extreme epidemic of corruption and lack of accountability in the hierarchy of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The Rights group said the lack of action on

$26bn oil war: Osinbajo disowns Baru on jumbo contracts

Denies approving the multi-billion contracts Only signed financing arrangements  Jude Johnson    The Vice President has denied ever approving any of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) controversial contracts worth up to $26 billion, while in the Acting President capacity. This is coming against the backdrop of revelation by the Group Managing Director

$26bn oil war: Baru bombs ‘lame-duck’ Kachikwu on jumbo contract claims

Dismisses Minister’s allegations as unfounded Jude Johnson  The General Managing Director (GMD) of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Maikanti Baru, has responded to the recent letter written by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, to President Muhammadu Buhari, accusing him of insubordination and nepotism with regards to

Due Process: Between Security Votes and Oil Contracts

By Yushau A. Shuaib Successive administrations in Nigeria, including the current one claim to promote transparency and accountability by following due process in financial dealings and public procurements. Nevertheless, governments at all levels avoid strict compliance with standard norms and regulations when actions are taken for both economic and political exigencies. The

Nigeria rakes in nearly N120trn from crude in 53 years-NBS

Jude Johnson The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)  has made a mindboggling revelation that Nigeria has raked in almost N120 trillion from crude production and refining for 53 years. In the NBS report sighted on Thursday,  there is additional data from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), collated its statistics from 1961

$26bn contract scam: HURIWA calls for suspension, probe of NNPC GMD

By Joan Ejembi A pro-transparency and non-governmental organization-Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria   (HURIWA) has demanded the suspension from office and the immediate investigation of the Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC),  Mr. Maikanti Baru. The Rights group hinged its call on the emerging monumental allegations of misapplication of

Oil war: Kachikwu petitions Buhari over NNPC GMD’s insubordination, nepotism

Jude Johnson The Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu, has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over the alleged insubordination  and nepotism of the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Maikanti Baru. Kachikwu in a documented in circulation in several media platforms, accused Baru