Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu
|Minister of State, Petroleum Resources|
11 November 2015 –29 May 2019
|Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation|
August 2015 –4-July-2016
|Preceded by||Joseph Thlama Dawha|
|Succeeded by||Maikanti Baru|
|President of OPEC|
December 2015 –December 2015
|Preceded by||Diezani Alison-Madueke|
|Succeeded by||Mohammed Saleh Al Sada|
|Born||18 December 1956|
Nigeria, Onicha-Ugbo in Delta State
|Education||Harvard University and University of Nigeria, Nsukka|
Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu (born December 18, 1956) was the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources and former Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. He was replaced by Timipre Sylva who took over the Ministerial portfolio in August, 2019.
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Kachikwu is married to Elizabeth Kachikwu and they have three children amongst whom is a Music Artist known as KACH.
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In 1989, Kachikwu pioneered romance journalism, a genre that explores romantic tales and relationship issues across the country. This was done through the unveil of Hints magazine, a weekly publication by his media enterprise, True Tales Publications Limited. Kachikwu readily connected to a wide audience via his weekly column, ‘Fatherhood with Ibe,’ where he shared with his readers his experiences as a father.In 2013, Kachikwu's True Tales Publications Limited launched ‘Hello Nigeria,’ a lifestyle magazine that offers an exclusive peak at the life, loves and triumphs of admired celebrities, business leaders and politicians. The maiden edition of the magazine featured icons in music, film, fashion, culture and style, drawn from Nigeria and Ghana.
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