NNPC disclaims fake 50th anniversary quiz contest

NNPC disclaims fake 50th anniversary quiz contest

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Tuesday, October 19, disowned a fake quiz competition trending online which claimed to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC, Malam Garba Muhammad, made this known in a statement.

“In the purported quiz contest, unsuspecting participants are encouraged to answer four questions on their knowledge of the Corporation, with the eventual winner standing the chance of winning some cash reward of up to N30,000,” he alerted.

According to Muhammad, the NNPC wishes to state categorically that it has nothing to do with the purported 50th-anniversary quiz contest.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government has filed an amended seven-count against the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

1st News also learned that the amended charge was filed; by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice on Monday, October 18.

The charges border on treasonable felony; and also the alleged involvement of Nnamdi Kanu in acts of terrorism.

Meanwhile, the lawmaker representing Anambra North senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Ifeanyi Uba; has filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

In the motion of notice dated October 15, the lawmaker is seeking an order; to be allowed to visit Nnamdi Kanu who is in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

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He prayed for an order granting him leave to visit the detained IPOB leader; as part of his legislative oversight function; and also to ascertain his alleged involvement in the unrest in the South East as being alleged.

In an affidavit personally deposed to by Senator Uba, the lawmaker stated that there has been serious agitation; aimed at pressing home his release; and this has degenerated into a proclamation of sit-at-home orders in the region; a situation which he said was likewise crippling the economy of the South East.

At the DSS detention facility, he was refused access to the defendant; and also directed to approach the court to obtain permission before he could be allowed to see Nnamdi Kanu.

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