President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of the Board and Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation Limited (NNPC).

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday, September 19, 2021.

According to the statement, Senator Ifeanyi Ararume is Chairman of the Board, while Mele Kolo Kyari and Umar I. Ajiya are Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Financial Officer, respectively.

Other Board Members are; Dr Tajudeen Umar (North East), Mrs Lami O. Ahmed (North Central), Mallam Mohammed Lawal (North West), Senator Margaret Chuba Okadigbo (South East), Barrister Constance Harry Marshal (South-South), and Chief Pius Akinyelure (South West).

The statement also said that the President has directed the incorporation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation Limited.

It said; “The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mr Mele Kolo Kyari, has, therefore, been directed to take necessary steps to ensure that the incorporation of the NNPC Limited is consistent with the provisions of the PIA 2021.”

The statement said the appointment of the new board takes effect from the date of incorporation of the Company.


Nollywood actor Bolanle Ninalow has opened up on some parenting challenges, stating he is no longer difficult.

Taking to his Instagram page to share a video of himself and his daughter settling their differences, Bolanle Ninalowo revealed he got into a fight with his daughter, and they didn’t speak to each other for two days.

The parenting challenges for teenagers can sometimes be overwhelming, and this is no different for Bolanle Ninalowo.

Although Bolanle Ninalowo did not disclose what happened between him and his daughter, he jokingly said he is now soft, and they have made up.