Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, on Monday vowed to resign if Nigeria continues to import fuel by 2019.
Mr. Kachikwu stated this during an interview on BBC World Service programme, HardTalk, anchored by Stephen Sackur.
In the interview, which lasted 23 minutes, Mr. Kachikwu promised to deliver on the completion of the refineries, noting that he was committed to delivering a future for oil in Nigeria.
On Nigeria’s over-reliance on oil, the minister said the government plans to diversify into agriculture and other sources of revenue.
He said, “Oh, yes, clearly over- reliant , but whether that is dangerous… I look at the positive side of oil also in terms of what it’s done to a country over the years . But when the price slumps, it’s dangerous.
“But we will love to see a lot more diversification, a lot more efforts going into agriculture, emphasis on tourism…”
When asked when the country was going to be self-sufficient in terms of refining petroleum, Mr. Kachikwu declared that 2019 had been set as the target.
“2019 is the target time… I target 2019 . If I don’t achieve it, I will walk…I put the date and I will achieve it,” the minister said.
He, however, did not clarify if he meant early 2019 or the end of 2019 with the current administration’s tenure set to lapse in May 2019 unless re-elected.
When probed about President Muhammadu Buhari’s health, the minister noted that he didn’t know the details of the president’s medical treatment.
“He is in London; he’s undergoing hospital treatment. I don’t know the details of that. I obviously wouldn’t know. But…he’s back in London, he ’s continued some levels of meetings.
“He has a very efficient vice president who is sitting in for him in his absence,” he added.
Commenting further, Mr. Kachikwu explained that he had delivered on all his promises, stating that he made the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, a profit-making organisation.
“I have delivered on all that I have promised when I came into office,” he said.
“First, I took Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and made it a profit- making organisation.
“This is the first time such is happening. I reshaped the organisation. I removed cash call deficits of over $ 6 billion and renegotiated it. I will deliver on the refineries and I’m committed to it. I will deliver a future for oil that makes sense for Nigeria.
“I can ’t pretend that we’re going to solve in one day all the problems that happened in Nigeria in the past,” he added.
The Voice In The Leaked Sex Audio Is Only Similar To Mine But It Is Not Mine, It Was Cloned, Man Of God Bishop Chris Kwakpovwe Of Our Daily Manna Cries Out As Sex Audio With Rita Ibeni Goes Viral
The attention of the Bishop and leadership of Our Daily Manna/Manna Prayer Mountain Ministry has been drawn to some voice messages being circulated via social media by some unscrupulous elements. The said audio voice recordings which have a semblance of the Bishop’s voice are conveying adverse messages which are against the tenets and principles of the ODM vision. The most recent in the series of these cloned voice messages is the message asking the recipient to support the ODM vision with monetary donations by calling a certain number with a warning not to inform someone else about it.
We want to state without any element of equivocation, that the voice message referred to above and others like it are not from Bishop (Dr.) Chris Kwakpovwe. The voice in these messages is not the Bishop’s voice. They are the handiwork of satanic agents who are employing the aid of technology to cause distraction and havoc in the body of Christ. We enjoin the Church and the general public to disregard it.
BARR. HONESTY EGURIDU
FOR: PASTORAL COUNCIL AND BOARD OF DEACONS/DEACONESSES
At a social cohesion dialogue about virginity, organized by eThekwini Municipality at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Tuesday night, a 52-year-old South African Woman , Thembisile Ntaka boldly said she is a proud virgin and hasn’t kissed any one all her life.
Here’s what she said;
“ Even at my age, I still go to Umkhosi woMhlanga.
“ I began this journey when I was 14 years old . I get a lot of people criticising me for being a virgin and not having children . Some even tell me I will die a lonely woman. But that does not make me want to change my life.”
Thembisile said she has never slept with a man or even kissed one . She also said she is one of the most respected women in Botha’ s Hill .
“ I ’m the lastborn at home . My eight siblings got married and left me with my brother’s two children.
She said when she was young she heard her brothers’ friends saying bad things about the girls they’d had sex with .
“ I decided then I didn ’t want to be one of those girls ,” she said.
She said each time there is virginity testing in her area, she is always the first one in line.
“ I don’t care if I die without children or a husband . I’m happy with my life and so is my family.”
During the conference , where virgins and virginity testers discussed the importance of purity, one of the ‘testers’ Zanele Shezi- Sishi said it’s important for women to look after themselves .
“ Staying a virgin helps to avoid infections and disease”, head of recreation at eThekwini Municipality , Thembinkosi Ngcobo , said they chose the topic because too many girls fall pregnant at an early age.
A regulatory agency says it has fined MTN Rwanda roughly $8.5 million for hosting its IT services outside the country.
The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority said in a statement Wednesday that MTN Rwanda, a subsidiary of the African telecommunications giant MTN Group, breached its license obligations by hosting its IT services in neighboring Uganda.
The statement says MTN Rwanda was informed of the breach of its license obligations earlier this month.
The South Africa-based MTN Group says in a statement it has been notified by the Rwanda regulator about the fine and that the parties have been discussing the matter.
Olujonwo, son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, and Temitope , daughter of Chief Kessington Adebutu, were joined together as husband and wife at the Methodist Church of the Trinity, Tinubu, Lagos, Saturday
The mother of the groom was conspicuosly absent because she is not in support of an elaborate wedding and the choice of date
Emir Muhammadu Sanusi May Go The Way Of His Grandfather
Just As His Grandfather, Muhammadu Sanusi 1, Was Dethroned As A Result Of Power Struggle (hidden Under The Cloak Of A Probe) Between Him And Ahmadu Bello. The Current Emir Of Kano Is Also Under Political Persecution.
It was a dramatic denouement to a conflict that started months earlier. The setting was Government House in Kaduna in 1963 and the two characters that day were Sir Kashim Ibrahim, Governor of Northern Region and Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi 1, grandfather of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (now Muhammadu Sanusi 11), the current occupant of that throne.
The two men exchanged greetings by shaking hands stiffly. Sir Kashim, with a probably shaky voice, delivered a bomb. Government had accepted to implement the recommendation of the probe panel, set up by Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto and the Premier of Northern Region, that Sanusi should be removed from office.
“Do you have any response to this?” Sir Kashim asked, without making eye contacts. Sanusi, with the gait of a stoic, answered with philosophical equanimity: “Nothing”.
Sir Kashim, thereafter, fished out a prepared resignation letter for Sanusi to sign. He did without shaking.
The Governor asked his guest further where he wanted to go into exile. Sanusi senior chose Azare, a city in Bauchi State. Like King Jaja of Opobo, Oba Ovonramwen Nogbaisi of Benin or Olowo of Owo, Oba Olateru Olagbegi who were banished outside their domains by the powers that be (the first two by the British colonialists and the last, by Governor Adeyinka Adebayo of Western Region), that was the beginning of Patriarch Sanusi’s journey into exile in Azare where he spent 20 years and died.
What happened in 1963 as a result of power tussle between him and Ahmadu Bello is repeating itself in 2017 between the northern political establishment and the current Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi 11. He too is to be probed, a situation of political deja vu. The Kano State House of Assembly has set up an eight-man committee, headed by the Chief Whip of the House, Alhaji Labaran Abdul, to probe Sanusi II. Just like such was directed at his grandfather, questions were being raised on alleged misconduct and alleged misappropriation of funds belonging to the Kano Emirate Council. The Speaker of the state assembly, Kabiru Alhassan Rurum accused Sanusi of spreading rumour on the trip of the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje to China recently to hold discussions on a light rail project in the state, arguing that it “was capable of tarnishing the governor’s image, the state government and that of the assembly.”
The speaker added: “The emir during his speech in Kaduna, alleged that the Kano State governor and his entourage, including me as the Chairman of the House Committee on Works, wasted one month in China seeking for a loan to construct the light rail project. The emir’s statement was not true, we spent only four days in China, and our visit was to find out the capacity of the company to handle the rail project. His allegation has brought a lot of insults to my person, the state government and the House of Assembly by the general public in and outside the state.”
The speaker took a dig at Sanusi for acting against tradition by sending his daughter who failed to wear the “full traditional regalia”to represent him at a function organised by the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group in Abuja, saying, “There are many responsible Emirate Council members who could have represented him at the programme. This is the first time we are seeing such in the history of the traditional home.”
The speaker still had more bullets to fire at Sanusi’s fragile frame, saying the traditional ruler had begun to introduce religious views that are, as ThisDay put it, contrary to the teachings of Islam, saying such things were capable of undermining the religion. Worse still, he charged that Sanusi was “getting involved in political issues, the misappropriation of the Emirate Council’s funds and making statements against President Muhammadu Buhari.”
Rwanda’s only female presidential aspirant, Diane Shima Rwigara could be breaking the internet, but possibly, not her spirit.
Photos of her unclad have surfaced and are said to have originated via email from a journalist by the name Twahira Emmy who insisted that Diane is not fit to run a country.
The move to humiliate the woman, who has recently boldly come out to attack President Paul Kagame’s bad governance, is likely to attract criticism from women rights activists.
The 35-year-old tough talking woman is a daughter of the late Assinapol Rwigara, who died in a motor accident in 2015
It is hardly a week since she announced her presidential ambitions and a photo bomb has fallen on her.
In the conservative Rwandan society, Ms Rwigara is likely to get shunned by moralists, while the youth might warm up to her candidature but for only excitement.
However, analysts ask, “who will take seriously a woman who finds idle time to take nude photos?” Nudes are not new in Rwanda, but no high profile woman has been rudely exposed to this extent. This has been a territory for musicians, socialites and corporate prostitutes.
How Rwigara will respond to this photo bomb will tell a lot about the substance she is made of. For now, an innocent act such as this is a little set back to the fire she had infused into her campaign
This is quite scary… A video footage which is trending online reportedly shows a corpse refused to be buried as the coffin allegedly took the villagers to a house where the “person behind the death of the deceased” resides…
The footage which was posted on Facebook yesterday has garnered nearly 50,000 views with many online users left shocked over the incident…