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Presidency Makes U-turn On Petroleum Minister by oyem4u(m): 7:08am On Oct 13, 2015
There is an indication that the Presidency has reversed itself on the petroleum ministerial position.


The portfolio will now have no minister, while a ministerial nominee in the person of Emmanuel Kachikwu, current Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, would be Minister of State for Petroleum Resources.
This indication was given by the presidential spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, barely two weeks after he had told international media that President Muhammadu Buhari would take the position.
Bloomberg, yesterday quoted Adesina as saying “he cannot be President and oil minister at the same time. He will supervise the ministry, so there will be no petroleum minister. Maybe he will appoint a Minister of State.”
Adesina had said in New York, few days to handing over of the ministerial nominees’ list to the Senate that Buhari was to take charge of the ministry.
Reports had come from New York, where Buhari was attending the UN General Assembly last month, quoting the President as saying he would be Minister of Petroleum, with a junior minister taking charge of day-to-day affairs in the sector.
Though Adesina gave the impression that the reversal was to separate the office of the President from that of petroleum ministry, it was speculated that the move may be due to some Senators’ threat to force a screening of the President in line with their rules, if he nominates himself for the position.
Buhari has made tackling the rot in the oil sector a priority, as he seeks to cut endemic graft and put the country’s crippled, crude-dependent finances on a firmer footing.
Nigeria, Africa’s number one crude producer and biggest economy, has been hit badly by a slump in global crude prices since last year, squeezing government revenue.
Oil accounts for some 90 percent of Nigeria’s foreign exchange earnings.
The president has vowed to recover “mind-boggling” sums of stolen oil cash, starting with a drastic overhaul of NNPC, the government-owned oil firm.
Buhari helped establish the NNPC in 1977 as oil minister under military government of General Olusegun Obasanjo.
He was later in charge of the Petroleum Trust Fund during the time of General Sani Abacha in the 1990s.
Re: Presidency Makes U-turn On Petroleum Minister by Oche211(m): 7:09am On Oct 13, 2015
Dis government self nd their fears 4 critisms.
I personally do nt see any thing wrong if Buhari wants to take over d petroleum ministry if he will be able to clean it of the mess nd rot d ministry is in right nw.
If Buhari can bring sanity nd reposition The Petroleum ministry 4 better efficiency nd excellent, it ok.
Leave d senators matter abeg, all those noise abt screening d president, asking him to appear b4 them re mere empty bluffs.
Dis forward nd backward games dis presidency is playing is neither funny nor pleasant at all.
Still, i ve faith in Buhari nd Trust him to steer d nation in d right direction.
GOD BLESS THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA.

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Re: Presidency Makes U-turn On Petroleum Minister by ibrokola(m): 7:10am On Oct 13, 2015
Speculations and counter-speculations!
Re: Presidency Makes U-turn On Petroleum Minister by crisycent: 7:12am On Oct 13, 2015
Confused party!

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Re: Presidency Makes U-turn On Petroleum Minister by SeverusSnape(m): 7:13am On Oct 13, 2015
Confused fools

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Re: Presidency Makes U-turn On Petroleum Minister by divinehand2003(m): 7:13am On Oct 13, 2015
Nothing new joor.
I thought there will now be a minister of petroleum instead of the president.

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Re: Presidency Makes U-turn On Petroleum Minister by kodded(m): 7:18am On Oct 13, 2015


i guess the 'C' in APC stands for confusion





undecided undecided

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Re: Presidency Makes U-turn On Petroleum Minister by Yinkahlite(m): 7:19am On Oct 13, 2015
Babu liver

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Re: Presidency Makes U-turn On Petroleum Minister by BENZINA: 7:19am On Oct 13, 2015
divinehand2003:
Nothing new joor.
I thought there will now be a minister of petroleum instead of the president.
Re: Presidency Makes U-turn On Petroleum Minister by BENZINA: 7:21am On Oct 13, 2015
Not here not there.

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Re: Presidency Makes U-turn On Petroleum Minister by dustmalik: 7:22am On Oct 13, 2015
This was the intent from the get-go, so there is no reversal of decision anywhere.

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Re: Presidency Makes U-turn On Petroleum Minister by buzquet(m): 7:28am On Oct 13, 2015
I think age is now telling on MR Adesina

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Re: Presidency Makes U-turn On Petroleum Minister by kelch19(m): 7:29am On Oct 13, 2015
Ok we are following
Re: Presidency Makes U-turn On Petroleum Minister by IAMTHEHERO: 8:34am On Oct 13, 2015
That has always be their way. They will speak one thing today and deny it tomorrow.The hottest part of hell has been reserved for the lying liars, hailing hailers and propaganding propaganders.

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Re: Presidency Makes U-turn On Petroleum Minister by PPAngel(f): 8:49am On Oct 13, 2015

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Re: Presidency Makes U-turn On Petroleum Minister by talktimi(m): 9:13am On Oct 13, 2015
The petroleum ministry will have no minister but Buhari will supervise it grin

See twisting of English sha, as long as Buhari is "supervising" the ministry, then he's the "minister". Adeshina should stop spinning our head with big grammar while my amiable president will do well to present himself for screening at the senate instead of perpetrating an illegality cool

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Re: Presidency Makes U-turn On Petroleum Minister by GenBuhari(m): 9:15am On Oct 13, 2015
That is not a u-turn OP.

That is how a no -minister ministry is meant to be set up.
Re: Presidency Makes U-turn On Petroleum Minister by Nobody: 10:01am On Oct 13, 2015
Why can't Buhari supervise the ministry of science and technology? Ministry of Education? Why does it have to be Ministry of petroleum? Oh one Nigeria is all about oil. Very useless country.

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Re: Presidency Makes U-turn On Petroleum Minister by PrettyHausaGirl(f): 11:33am On Oct 13, 2015
I refuse to believe this for now!


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Re: Presidency Makes U-turn On Petroleum Minister by Mekus68: 1:14pm On Oct 13, 2015
Confused president. Buhari is scared of being screened to avoid being bombarded with questions upon questions so that he doesnt end up biting his tongue to answer questions, with his kind of English.

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