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Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by dre11(m): 7:18am On Oct 18
• President meets with Wamakko


Damilola Oyedele in Abuja


There are indications that the presidency has initiated moves to avert the indictment of the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, by the Senate ad hoc committee charged with investigating him for awarding contracts to the tune of $25 billion without recourse to the NNPC board of directors.

The nine-man committee chaired by Senator Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto, APC) is charged with investigating Baru over the allegations raised against him in a letter by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, to President Muhammadu Buhari.

The allegations included insubordination and keeping the NNPC board chaired by Kachikwu in the dark in the award of contracts and promotion of senior executives of NNPC.

However, Baru in his response to the letter, which was leaked on social media, dismissed the allegations, saying he did not need the approval of the board, as all the contracts went through the NNPC Tenders Board, got No Objections from the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), and were approved by the president.

But he failed to address the issue of his appointment of senior executives of NNPC without obtaining the approval of the corporation’s board.

The ensuing furore over Kachikwu’s memo prompted the Senate to mandate an inquiry into the allegations raised in the memo and to carry out a holistic investigation into the finances of the NNPC.

The Senate ad hoc committee was supposed to hold its inaugural meeting Tuesday at noon but the meeting was postponed to next Tuesday without any reasons proffered for the postponement.

A highly placed source, however, informed THISDAY that Buhari met with Wamakko Tuesday evening to lobby the committee to give Baru a soft landing.

The meeting was still ongoing as of 6.54 p.m.
The source explained that the president was prevailed upon to personally meet with Wamakko instead of delegating the assignment to any of his aides.

“Wamakko has a reputation for being firm and straightforward. Obviously, many senators were certain of his handling of the probe with him at the helm of the committee, because he would say it as it is.

“That is why the president’s aides convinced him (Buhari) to personally meet with Wamakko to ensure that the message is clear. If not, he would have delegated someone like Abba Kyari (the president’s chief of staff), or even any of the party leaders,” the source said.

The source was emphatic that the motive behind the meeting was to ensure that Baru is not indicted by the committee and to prevent a recommendation for his removal from office.

“The motive of the meeting is to ensure that Baru is not indicted because that would make the Senate committee recommend his removal.

“Of course, most Nigerians already believe he was appointed for certain purposes and with Kyari on the board of NNPC, and the president himself as the substantive Minister of Petroleum Resources, the purpose is clear.

“So the issue now is to make sure the ‘purpose’ is not scuttled,” the source added.

Speaking further, the source observed that even Kachikuwu seemed to be recanting on the clarity of the allegations he levelled against Baru in his memo to the president.

“Kachikwu is now saying he did not say anything about corruption, but that he raised the issue of governance. Baru then said that the contracts were approved by the president.

“But perhaps because of the constitutionality of any action by a president on vacation, Osinbajo (the vice-president) then said that he approved and added that he signed loans, not contracts.

“All this confusion is simply because the presidency is trying to put its house in order over the matter, but they also realise the need to tighten loose ends at the Senate,” the source said.


https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2017/10/18/kachikwus-letter-presidency-lobbies-senate-cttee-seeks-soft-landing-for-baru/

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Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by Paperwhite(m): 7:22am On Oct 18
Imagine a government that rode to power on a phantom anti-corruption mantra always seeking"soft landing"for it own indicted for corruption.From the numerous corruption scandals involving both the execute/legislators,budget padding,Unremitted oil proceeds,Lawal Babachir/Ayo NIA Ikoyi billions and the mother of all corruption:$26 NNPC scandal .Chai! undecided Any surprise the antigraft war have become a comic theatrics? God punish whosoever that talk about corruption fight again in Nigeria as long as APC is concerned.

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Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by Paperwhite(m): 7:31am On Oct 18
[/b]"“Kachikwu is now saying he did not say anything about corruption, but that he raised the issue of governance. Baru then said that the contracts were approved by the president."[b] Then a constitutional illegality have been committed by Buhari on his sick bed because he has handover power to the VP and Nigeria can't have two presidents at a time.So the useless NASS is supposed to have commenced impeachment proceedings against the president by now. angry

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Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by Alaniyiokorausa: 7:35am On Oct 18
a terrorist in power will always defend one of it own.

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Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by aolawale025: 7:35am On Oct 18
I hope the issue is not silently swept under the carpet

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Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by BiafraIShere(m): 7:44am On Oct 18
Yes, buhari is a saint and he is effectively fighting corruption its only Igbos & Ipob are against him~~ Zombies. Sai Barber until the zoo collapses on our heads!!!

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Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by ejibaba(m): 7:51am On Oct 18
Naija I hail
Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by BiafraIShere(m): 7:51am On Oct 18
Yet zombies still believe that the zoo will get better. They keep wondering why they are suffering, well you all deserve what is happening in this worthless zoo of a country.

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Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by RZArecta(m): 7:59am On Oct 18
I don't even know what to say again concerning this Buhari and his love for corruption, he has turned our amiable VP into a liar and even the great jagaban has started wailing small small... Buhari has single handedly turned Dieziani and co into angels with his brand of corruption... Tufiakwa cool

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Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by missbehave247(m): 8:08am On Oct 18
this not news to me.....
Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by Omeokachie: 8:17am On Oct 18
Buhari is shielding corrupt elements in his administration.

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Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by modelmike7(m): 8:19am On Oct 18
confirmed news?
Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by AburoBuhari: 8:19am On Oct 18
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Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by proudlyYoruba(m): 8:20am On Oct 18
It's just a matter of time before Buharist and Buhari starts shouting fake news like Trump and his deplorables. The right of the press must be censored, ThisDay is fake news. Back to the matter if Buhari actually did that he is an ọdẹ, anonymous source Sometimes doesn't learn credence news

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Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by Penalty82(m): 8:20am On Oct 18
Nigeria's level of corruption is irredeemable.

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Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by FreeConCiencE: 8:21am On Oct 18
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Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by id911: 8:21am On Oct 18
You See this man Buhari is the worst thing to happen to this country. Baru didn't deny the contract, he even said he got approval from Buhari but Buhari was on medical leave in London then which makes it a very serious and grave offence but Baru is still in office till today. I hate the incompetent and nepotistic Muhammed Buhari.


May God bless Dr Nnandi Azikiwe
May God bless Gen. Aguiyi Ironsi
May God bless Gen. Yakubu Gowon
May God bless Murtala Muhammad
May God bless Olusegun Obasanjo
May God bless Alhaji Shehu Shagari
May God bless IBB
May God bless Ernest Shonekan
May God bless Gen. Sani Abacha
May God bless Abdulsalami Abubakar
May God bless Alhaji Umaru Musa Ya'radua
May God bless Dr Goodluck Jonathan

May devil punish the incompetent, nepotistic and divisive one called muhammed Buhari. Buhari, you will not end well

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Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by Ibrahim9090: 8:21am On Oct 18
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Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by Alao96(m): 8:22am On Oct 18
Abeg Na another new style of fighting corruption ni....isssokay....*pocket watching from d sideline*

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Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by DaudaAbu(m): 8:22am On Oct 18
Na so
Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by ajebuter(f): 8:23am On Oct 18
Kachukwu attempting to fight Mr. Kati-Kati will backfire

He is a northerner, high caste and a cabal-in-council member

No case

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Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by harmless011: 8:23am On Oct 18
This guy's have succeeded in breaking the corruption record of PDP.

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Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by Buharimustgo: 8:23am On Oct 18
My concern is not that Jubril is not corrupt, my greatest worry is the fools that will go home empty handed defending the dreg

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Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by Kingdolo(m): 8:23am On Oct 18
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Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by eagleeye2: 8:23am On Oct 18
I thought Baru did nothing wrong. Why the soft landing?

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Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by handofGod1(m): 8:23am On Oct 18
APC is the most corrupt party I have ever seen. Nigeria I hail thee.

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Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by Nbote(m): 8:23am On Oct 18
May thunder fire d mouth of anyone screaming dis govt is fighting corruption or d fingers typing it.. Dis govt is Corruption and abuse of power personified.. D President is fully aware of every corrupt act perpetrated by members of d govt becos dey have his approval

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Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by Lomprico2: 8:24am On Oct 18
I still never know wetin to write.
Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by Akinz0126(m): 8:24am On Oct 18
Just here to see how zombies'll defend their pay masters or better still avoid this tread like plague.


that barawo called Baru eyaaf stole our yam and still wana cheat karma but kolewerk

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Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by Kundagarten: 8:24am On Oct 18
This is the most corrupt govt ever. Hope they lose in 2019 so all is revealed the extent of looting on Mr integrity's watch.

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Re: Kachikwu’s Letter: Presidency Lobbies Senate C’ttee, Seeks Soft Landing For Baru by Paperwhite(m): 8:24am On Oct 18
modelmike7:
confirmed news?
Always denying the stark reality.

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