NEWS: Special Edition

2019 Polls: Northern PDP Leaders Insist Party’s Ticket Belongs To North; Kachikwu got contracts for nine firms – NNPC; Lawyer Asks Court to Stop Senate from Inviting Baru; Anambra guber election: Ekwueme disowns Obiano, endorses Obaze; Anambra guber election: Jonathan & PDP governors for Onitsha rally; Court orders final forfeiture of N3bn realty ‘linked to Alison-Madueke’; Mrs. Jonathan ‘used mum’s account to launder N2.1b’ – EFCC . . .

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Strange Bedfellows

Kachikwu caused shockwaves in Nigeria when he said that for over one year, he had tolerated the disrespectful and humiliating conducts of the GMD of NNPC, Baru . . .

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Face-Off: NNPC v MoP, Resources & Kachikwu’s Travails

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MoP, Resources-NNPC Face-off: Baru Responds To Kachikwu; Kachikwu–Baru Face-off: Presidency May Have Backed Baru; Kachikwu–Baru Face-off: I was chairman of NNPC anti-corruption committee, I can’t break the rules – Baru; NUPENG & PENGASSAN declare support for GMD Baru – Official . . .

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Igbo Marginalisation Is A Myth

Igbos are not marginalised in Nigeria but going through a process of integration after war. The ramifications of all wars are similar – for losers . . .

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The Papers Today

We don’t need minister’s approval to award contract – NNPC replies supervisory ministry; Gunmen kill 11 in Rivers; Atiku & Jonathan Meet over 2019 Presidency; Baru replies Kachikwu: No law mandates me to discuss contracts with you; Suspend Kachikwu & Baru – Senate panel chair urges Buhari; Police boss protests Senate’s closure of National Assembly Police Division . . .

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Nigerian NEWS REPORT

Super Eagles Qualify for 2018 World Cup; FIFA celebrates Nigeria as first African team to reach Russia 2018; PDP links $25bn NNPC scandal to Buhari’s second term presidential bid; Nigerian Army begins Operation Crocodile Smile in Niger Delta; Kachikwu Met Buhari while Baru Met Osinbajo; Buhari met CJN & Supreme Court Judges; Ooni of Ife visits Abia; Buhari may call for NNPC board’s records; Ezeife & Soludo lead Obiano’s re-election bid in old Aguata LGA; 50 years after: Soyinka & Kukah regret Igbo massacre in Asaba . . .

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Nigerian News Desk: HEADLINE NEWS 24/7

House of Reps panel orders Magu’s arrest; Nnamdi Kanu has no means of livelihood – Nigerian Army; CBN threatens to blacklist exporters withholding forex proceeds; PDP calls on Buhari to suspend NNPC boss Baru; Rights group storms British High Commission, insist UK must extradite IPOB’s Kanu to face trial in Nigeria; Patience Jonathan slams N2billion suit on EFCC . . .

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Latest Naija News Trending

IGP under Senate probe; Anambra politics: I’m working against Obiano for gov’s poor performance – Obi; Kachikwu reacts to leaked memo to Buhari about NNPC boss, Baru; Exposé: Kachikwu’s leaked memo to Buhari about NNPC boss, Baru; Senators furious over COAS Buratai’s absence at public hearing; Oil unions threaten strike over N800b debts; Baru’s $25billion contracts saga: Buhari meets Kachikwu today; NNPC scandal: Afenifere speaks on Kachikwu’s allegations against Baru; Court adjourns Diezani’s application seeking trial in Nigeria; No need to extradite Diezani now ― AGF . . .

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Kachikwu protests award of $25b contracts by NNPC

Minister urges Buhari to call Baru to order A crisis of confidence has broken out between Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Group Managing Director (GMD)  Dr. Maikanti Baru. The minister has accused the GMD of awarding $25billion contracts without consulting either his office or the corporation’s board. He blamed the GMD for alleged insubordination, lack of adherence to due process and running a “bravado management style” . . . Read more

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