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NNPC: Mele Kyari On The Right Foot

Leadership can make a huge difference in the life of any organization or country. This is certainly the case with Nigeria and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). On October 17, 2019, it was only 100 days since Mele Kolo Kyari became the 19th Group Managing Director of the NNPC and it already feels as if he’s been around for longer period. So much progress seemed to have happened within so short a time and many must be wondering whether President Muhammadu Buhari gave the GMD some marching orders and…

Why Buhari Did Not Re-appoint 18 Ex-Ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday forwarded his ministerial list to the Nigerian senate. The release of the much anticipated list came 55 days after the president was inaugurated for a second term in office. A look at the list showed that 18 ministers in the president’s first cabinet were not reappointed into the next level cabinet. Some of those ministers are the Minister of State, Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu; Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalong; Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbe;…

We’ll Not Disappoint Nigerians, Kyari Assures Misau Emirate Council

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari has assured Nigerians that in the new task of turning the fortunes of the Corporation for the better, his Management team will not disappoint the nation. Kyari disclosed this while receiving members of the Misau Emirate Council of Bauchi State at the NNPC Towers in Abuja, Thursday. The GMD, who said he was thrilled by the high-profile delegation from the Emirate Council noted that he was honoured to…

NNPC’s Kyari, Baru Consult Buhari At Aso Rock

The new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari, and his predecessor, Dr Maikanti Baru, have visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja on Tuesday. President Buhari, who was the immediate pas substantive minister of petroleum, received Kyari and Baru at his office inside the Aso Rock Presidential Villa. The duo's visit to the President is coming on the heels of Baru’s handing over of office to Kyari as the 19th GMD of the Corporation. The…

PENGASSAN Urges New NNPC GMD Kyari To Fix ‘Obsolete’ Refineries, Pricing Uncertainties

Nigerian oil and gas workers, specifically Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) said they want the Mele Kyari, the new Group Managing Director (GMD) of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), to fix they countries "obsolete refineries" and "pricing uncertainties" as his top most agenda as he resumed office earlier on Monday. The group said on Monday via a written statement that they expect Kyari "to solve the challenges of pipeline vandalism, crude oil theft, inadequate…

Baru Hands Over To New NNPC GMD Kyari Amidst Ovation

Excitement permeated the air at the elaborate farewell and handing over ceremony organized for the former Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, who today July 8, officially handed over to his successor, Mr Mele Kolo Kyari, as the new GMD of the Corporation. At the valedictory session attended by top management and staff, the former GMD bade the NNPC farewell as he bowed out of the Corporation after clocking the statutory retirement age of 60 years. The handing over was also witnessed by industry…

Kyari Takes Over NNPC, Vows To Fight Corruption, Improve Transparency

In an advanced official inaugural speech cited by THE WHISTLER on Monday, the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kolo Kyari, has promised to the fight corruption and improve transparency as he takes over the affairs of the NNPC. Kyari officially took over as NNPC’s new GDM on Monday, July 8, 2019, from Dr Maikanti Baru who retired on July 7, after attaining the statutory retirement age of 60 years. The new NNPC GDM delivered the speech at a valedictory…

Baru, Happy Birthday

Dr Maikanti Baru, outgoing Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is 60. Interestingly, this landmark will be the most anticipated by his friends, staff and admirers. A senior staff of the Corporation wrote of his anticipation on a group WhatsApp forum: “As he clocks 60, I am waiting with bated breath because something in me says we might yet see Dr. Baru in another capacity. Congratulations Sir and wishing you the best in the future.” There is a reason why this year is different in…

Again, NNPC’s Baru Passes Vote Of Confidence On GMD-designate, Kyari

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, has again passed a vote of confidence on his incoming successor, Mr. Mele Kyari. Baru, while introducing Kyari to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Abubakar Mohammed Adamu, on Friday, expressed confidence in the incoming GMD's ability to improve on his performance. NNPC GMD, Dr. Maikanti Baru and GMD-Designate Mele Kyari paid a courtesy call on the IGP, Mohammed A. Adamu, at the Force Headquarters in Abuja. The…

Lagos Pipeline Explosion: Situation Under Control – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC), has reacted to the Thursday pipeline explosion in the Ijegun area of Lagos state. According to reports, the fire was ignited in Ijegun after suspected vandals were scooping fuel from the pipeline belonging to the corporation. Confirming the incidence, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said two people were killed and 30 vehicles set ablaze. Reacting to the explosion in a statement by the Group General Manager, Public Affairs of NNPC, Mr Ndu…