Senate Probes NNPC Gmd Baru Over Allegations of Corruption, Insubordination

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Dressed in a black suit, the minister arrived the presidential villa around 11:35am and walked straight into the president's office.

It's unclear if Dr Baru will also be present at the meeting.

The senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to remove himself as the Minister of Petroleum Resources and appoint a successor that can be accountable for the nation's oil industry.

However, Kachikwu declined comments when accosted by State House Correspondents after the meeting and was escorted out of the building by the special adviser media to the president, Femi Adesina.

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Mr Tillerson said the U.S. is maintaining diplomatic relations and will co-operate with Cuba while the investigation continues. The ministry said United States "specialised agencies" visited Havana three times, in June, August and September.

The senate on Wednesday began investigation into allegations of insubordination and controversial appointments against the group managing director of Nigerian national petroleum corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru with the set up of a committee to investigate and report back with immediate effect.

The party described as disgusting what it called a high level of looting in the current administration, expressed shock at "the loud silence of President Buhari on the huge corruption, the newspaper said".

He said he was disturbed that $25billion contracts were awarded by Baru without his input and that of the Board.

So far, neither Baru or the NNPC has reacted to the allegations by Kachikwu, even as several groups and individuals have called on Buhari to suspend Baru, and ensure that the activities of the corporation are probed.

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