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NNPC Disowns Trending Recruitment Advert on Social Media



NNPC Disowns Trending Recruitment Advert on Social Media

By Dipo Olowookere

The management of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has dissociated itself from a recruitment advertisement currently trending in the social media.

A statement issued yesterday in Abuja by its Group General Manger in charge of Group Public Affairs Division, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, disclosed that the state-owned firm was not recruiting at the moment.

Describing the advertisement as phantom, the corporation called on unsuspecting members of the public to be wary of the scam.

NNPC advised members of the public to disregard any announcement of recruitment or invitation to recruitment interview appearing in the social media, saying the corporation was not carrying out any recruitment exercise now.

The corporation reminded job seekers to note the antics of scammers who deploy such communication strategies as text messages, vacancy announcements on social media platforms as well as forged letters inviting job seekers for non-existing job interviews with a view to extorting money from them.

NNPC cautioned that any applicant who entertained such invitations would have himself or herself to blame, encouraging those who had already fallen victims to volunteer information to the law enforcement agencies.

The corporation stated that as an equal opportunities going concern, it would, as usual, advertise vacancies in the corporation through the national dailies.

Business Post reports that the advertisement, set in NNPC’s corporate colour with its logo, invites candidates with background in Sciences, Engineering, Business/Finance, Social Sciences, Arts/Humanities as well as Medical/Health Sciences to apply, giving required educational attainments of prospects to include: Master’s degree, Bachelor’s degree, Higher National Diploma (HND) and National Diploma.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via

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Nigerian Breweries MD/CEO Tenders Resignation Letter



Jordi Borrut Bel Nigerian breweries

By Dipo Olowookere

The Managing Director/CEO of Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr Jordi Borrut Bel, has tendered his resignation letter to the board of the company.

Mr Borrut Bel informed the board that he would be leaving the firm effective July 30, 2021, and the reason is that he would be taking up a new responsibility, though within the Heineken Group.

The board, which accepted his resignation, has chosen Mr Hans Essaadi as the new head of the organisation effective July 31, 2021.

The outgoing MD/CEO joined Nigerian Breweries on January 22, 2018, and has been able to successfully lead the firm through a turbulent period and a challenging operating environment.

With a keen focus on people development, product innovation, expansion of the Route-to-Market, cost leadership, customer and consumer focus, stakeholder engagement and ensuring return on investment for investors, Mr Borrut Bel has firmly repositioned Nigerian Breweries on the recovery path for sustainable growth.

The board, in a statement signed by Mr Uaboi Agbebaku, the company secretary, believes that the incoming Nigerian Breweries MD/CEO, Mr Essaadi, will use his experience and knowledge to continue the turnaround work started by Mr Borrut Bel.

Mr Essaadi is currently the Managing Director of Al-Haram Beverages, the Heineken Operating Company in Egypt. He joined the Heineken Group as a Sales Representative in 1991 and subsequently took up increasingly senior roles within the group in sales, export and marketing.

He commenced his international career with Heineken Puerto Rico as the Country Manager and thereafter became the General Manager, Brau Union International, the Heineken OpCo in Austria.

Before his current role in Egypt, he was General Manager, Siroco (the Heineken Joint Venture with the Emirates in Dubai) and Managing Director, Heineken Malaysia Berhad, a listed company in Malaysia.

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NDLEA Reshuffles Directorate to Strengthen Operations



Drug Dealers NDLEA

By Adedapo Adesanya

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA ) has reshuffled some of its directors and created a new directorate to enhance efficiency and strengthen its operations.

This was disclosed in a statement from the Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi, on Tuesday.

He said that the reshuffling exercise was announced by the NDLEA’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Buba Marwa, at a meeting with directors at the agency’s headquarters in the national capital on Monday.

The statement quoted Mr Marwa as saying that the new movement was to propel the agency to greater achievements.

“In the new changes which take effect from May 11, the former Director of Administration and Establishment, Mr Ezekiel Epeso, moves to Technical Services as Director in charge.

“The former Head of Internal Affairs, Mr Ibrahim Sani, becomes the new Director of Administration and Establishment; while Mr Pius Gamde, an Assistant Director, Legal Services, is now the Director of Internal Affairs and Provost Marshal of the agency.

“The former Director of Technical Services, Mr Ahmed Ninigi has now been moved to a newly created directorate as Commander, Strike Force and Director, Special Duties,” the statement read.

The NDLEA boss, according to the statement, said the various tactical and Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) teams across the commands had been merged and renamed Strike Force, which will now function under the new directorate headed by Mr Ninigi.

“NDLEA is now repositioned to effectively take on the drug cartels and syndicates operating in any part of the country.

“We have to target the cartels and not only the traffickers; we have to put more bite,” Mr Marwa was further quoted as saying in the statement.

The reshuffling is part of plans by Mr Marwa to tackle drug abuse endemic in Nigeria, a key goal set for the NDLEA by President Muhammadu Buhari after his appointment in January.

As a close ally of the President, Mr Marwa had worked as Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Drug Abuse (PACEDA) between 2018 and December 2020, along with others to develop a blueprint on how to end drug abuse in Nigeria.

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Heirs Oil Hires Shell Executive to Reposition Company



Heirs Oil

By Dipo Olowookere

The desire to become the leading integrated energy company in Africa has made Heirs Oil & Gas (HHOG) hire the vice president of Royal Dutch Shell Group in Hague, Netherlands, Mr Osayande Igiehon, as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Igiehon, whose appointment became effective May 4, 2021, brings over 27 years of experience and expertise in the oil and gas sector with Shell into Heirs Oil.

When he was the Chairman and CEO of Shell Gabon, he led the successful turnaround of the operational, safety and financial performance of the organisation.

These are a few of the many things that attracted Heirs Oil to him and he is expected to reposition the company to a global brand, with the support of a distinguished non-executive board.

“HHOG represents an extraordinary opportunity, to create Africa’s first true integrated energy company, with a mission to ensure that Africa’s natural resources are directed toward value creation in Africa, powered by sustainable, robust and abundant African energy.

“I am excited to join the Heirs Oil leadership team and look forward to the opportunity to transform the energy sector, purposefully address Africa’s energy needs and improve the lives of people across Africa,” Mr Igiehon stated.

Expressing his delight over the appointment, the Chairman of Heirs Oil, Mr Tony Elumelu, stated that, “I am delighted to welcome our new board members.

“We are building a role model institution for African businesses and our investment in human capital is a further strong demonstration of our intent.

“The regional and global expertise of our board members will serve to further drive value creation to our continent, as we execute our goal of becoming Africa’s largest, indigenous, integrated, energy company.”

Mr Igiehon will work with a board filled with leading industry experts like Sally Udoma, a former general counsel for Chevron Europe; Anil Dua, a founding partner at Gateway Partners Limited; Ahmadu Kida Musa, a former Deputy Managing Director of Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited; Stanley Lawson, a board member of Transcorp Plc; and Samuel Nwanze, the Chief Finance Officer of Heirs Oil.

Recall that in January 2011, Heirs Oil completed the acquisition of OML17, one of the largest oil and gas financings in Africa in more than a decade, with a financing component of $1.1 billion.

The transaction represents a further implementation of the Heirs Holdings Group strategy of creating the leading integrated energy business in Africa. Through a series of strategic portfolio holdings, Heirs Holdings is executing this strategy.

Most recently, its affiliate company, Transcorp, made a $300 million acquisition of Afam Power, increasing the group’s installed electricity generating capacity to 2,000MW.

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