Archive: Aug 2015

Sacked : As Buhari Fires Heads Of NNPC Subsidiaries

Isiaka Abdulrazak, GED Finance & ServicesMaikanti Baru, GED Exploration & ProductionEngr. Dennis Ajulu, GED Refining & Engineering

President Buhari yesterday fired 38 top management staff of the firm, trimming down their number from 122 to 83.

The President has given the go ahead to improve the service of the agency by hiring 12 private sector players into its management cadre to help it jump-start a new business outlook to enhance its operational environment as a profit-driven business and wean the firm from its present civil service orientation.

President Buhari has also approved four new Directorates, they include, Dr. Maikanti Baru, Group Executive Director, Exploration & Production; Mr. Isiaka Abdulrazaq, Group Executive Director, Finance & Services; Engr. Dennis Nnamdi Ajulu, Group Executive Director, Refining & Technology; and Dr. Babatunde Victor Adeniran, Group Executive Director, Commercial & Investment.

Others include Company Secretary/Legal Adviser and Managing Directors have also been appointed for the Strategic Business Units. They are: Chidi Momah, Group General Manager, Company Secratarty & Legal Adviser; Mrs. Esther Nnamdi Ogbue, Managing Director, Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC); Engr. Chinedu Ezeribe, Managing Director, Warri Refinning & Petrochemicals Company (WRPC); Mr. Babatunde Bakare, Managing Director, Nigerian Gas Company (NGC); Mr. Inuwa Ibrahim Waya, Managing Director, Hyson; Mr. Abubakar Mai-Bornu, Managing Director, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC); and Mr. Ladipo Fagbola, Managing Director, NNPC Retail.

Others are: Mr. Rowland Ewubare, Managing Director, Integrated Data Services Ltd (IDSL); Mr. Modupe Bammeke, Managing Director, NNPC Prpoerties; Mr. Abdulkadir Saidu, Managing Director, Duke Oil; and Mr. Dafe Sejebor, Group General Manager, Nigerian Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS).


Ife Chiefs Confirm Late Ooni Of Ife


Ooni of Ife

Ife traditional council in Osun State has officially confirmed the death of the Ooni of Ife, Okunade Sijuwade Olubuse II.

The Awara of Iwara-Ife, Layi Adereti, made this known in Ife while speaking on the preparation for the burial of the Ooni, who died in London about two weeks ago.

He said the official proclamation of the passage of the Ooni of Ife would be made on Wednesday  August 12.

The traditional ruler said the Oro festival was the final rite of passage for the Ooni, declaring that the final pronouncement of the demise of Ooni has been fixed for Wednesday between the hours of 9am and 4pm.

“This is an official statement from the palace of Awara of Iwara-Ife who is the head of Oro deity that on Wednesday 12th August 2015, there would be official proclamation of the demise of Ooni of Ife,” he said.

“The proclamation will be made public during the Oro festival, being the final rites on the demise of Ooni of Ife.

“The residents of the ancient town are therefore urged to keep away from the streets between the hours of 9am and 4pm during which the Oro diety will be out.

“With the announcement, people are advised to stay in-doors for the period when the Oro will be out.”

Mr. Adereti who is also the head of Oro Cult in Ile-Ife, noted that residents of the ancient town whether male or female would remain indoors during the Oro rites.

Former President Jonathan and Obasanjo in secret talks with President Buhari


Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday night paid a secret visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

At the meeting held inside the President’s official residence, no third person was admitted and no photograph of the night visit by Jonathan was allowed.

The visit was Jonathan’s first time at the Presidential Villa since he left in the morning of May 29 for the Eagles Square, where Buhari took his oath of office and allegiance as his (Jonathan’s) successor.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, confirmed Jonathan’s visit and meeting with Buhari to our correspondent on Sunday.

Also former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, and a source confirmed he was at the villa and top of the discussion was for Buhari to get all looted funds from the Goodluck Jonathan administration to be returned

Happy Birthday Kylie Jenner as she gets $320,000 Ferrari from Boyfriend Tyga


Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner is celebrating as she turns 18 and guess what her boyfriend Tyga splashed her with a brand new Ferrari worth over $320,000. But didn’t they say he couldn’t pay up his rent or buy the house ?

Well back to reality the reality star has been happy all night and been splashed with gifts, friends her family including her dad now a woman was there Caityln Jenner, Kris Jenner and her toy boyfriend

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Wow thing: The 458 model has all the mod cons and the thoughtful rapper had tied the gift in an elaborate red ribbon

She looks overwhelmed: Kylie Jenner got the best surprise ever on her 18th birthday when her rumoured boyfriend Tyga gifted her with a $320,000 white Ferrari at Bootsy Bellows in LA on Sunday evening

Rumoured beau: Kylie arrived fashionably late to her party with her rumoured boyfriend, rapper Tyga

Sister act: Kylie's older sisters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian all rocked head-to-toe black outfitsSister act: Kylie's older sisters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian all rocked head-to-toe black outfitsSister act: Kylie's older sisters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian all rocked head-to-toe black outfits

Arm-in-arm: Tyga rarely strayed from the starlet's side as she partied the night away 

Lucky girl! Kylie was naturally spoilt rotten on her birthday and was thrilled with her brand new Ferrari, courtesy of rumoured beau Tyga 

Shotgun! Showbiz momager Kris Jenner was thrilled to have the first spin in the car 

Proud mum: Kris, who was rocking sleeveless sheer blouse over a corset top, couldn't hide her excitement

Happy birthday Kylie: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West arrived for Kylie Jenner's 18th birthday bash at The Nice Guy in Los Angeles on Sunday

Bottoms up: The reality star was showcasing her famous derriere in a black pencil skirt

How do I look?: Kim checked herself out as she made her arrival at the star-studded affair

Her own signature style: Caitlyn Jenner pulled out all the stops to celebrate her 18th birthday at The Nice Guy in West Hollywood along with the rest of the family

Chic style: Caitlyn  looked great in a navy dress with a black leather jacket and sandals for the very occasionAll together: No doubt she was thrilled to be spending some time with the family as a group once again

Happy Birthday Kylie !!


Chelsea Owner Roman Ibrahamovic lends his Billion dollar yacht to Young Russian Rapper


Loving life: The Russian rapper wrote a thank you note to Roman Abramovich for lending him his yacht

And the young Russian rapper thanked him for it, the pro-Vladimir Putin singer posted a picture of himself on Instagram swimming beside the boat, moored off San Antonio in Ibiza.

The caption read: ‘Dear Roman Abramovich, thank you for your trust. Not every tycoon can just leave his world’s most expensive boat for a couple of days at the disposal of the novice rapper. I’m glad you chose me, not some Kanye or Jay-Z. I promise not to break the dishes, not to swear, and not to bring girls onto the boat.’

Good gesture from the Billionaire

Beautiful family: Timati has one daughter, Alisa, with Russian model Alena Shishkova

We acquired sophisticated weapons to fight Boko Haram – Dasuki

Former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki


National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), yesterday said the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan bought sophisticated equipment in the last one year to fight insurgents in the Northeast.

The former NSA said that some elements whose identities he did not disclose were frustrating the nation’s efforts to get the critically needed equipment to fight the Boko Haram insurgency.

According to Dasuki, the government had to issue queries to some arms suppliers for the delay in the supply of the items paid for by the government.

Dasuki was quoted as having made the comment in an interview with PR Nigeria, an Abuja based Media Consultancy outfit for the Nigerian military and security agencies.

He was also quoted as having said that some of the equipment procured by the Jonathan administration would arrive in the country very soon.