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Dr. Paul Bissohong resigns from Mrs Oil Nigeria Plc as director

Dr. Paul Bissohong has resigned from Mrs Oil Nigeria Plc as a Director. The company confirmed in a notification to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).



MRS Oil Nigeria Plc, MRS Oil Nigeria Plc. Announces Board Meeting and Closed Period

Dr. Paul Bissohong has resigned from Mrs Oil Nigeria Plc as a Director. The company confirmed this in a notification to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

Dr. Bissohong’s resignation took effect from Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

A look into Dr. Paul Bissohong: Dr. Paul Bissohong has served as a Non-Executive Director of Mrs Oil Nigeria Plc since January 1, 2016. He served as Managing Director and an Executive Director of the Company between December 5, 2012, and January 1, 2016.

He holds a degree in Electro-Mechanics from L’Universite de Yaounde (1980). He also holds a certificate as an Inspector of Telecommunication from the National Institute of Telecommunications, Evry – France and a Certified Lubrication Specialist from the Society of Tribologysts and Lubrication Engineers (Illinois Chicago – USA).

Dr. Bissohong started his career at the International Telecommunications of Cameroon Company (Intelcam) in 1981 and has worked in many organisations with varied training and professional experiences spanning a period of 32 years.

He joined Texaco Cameroon in 1987 and was seconded to Texaco Nigeria Limited in 1998, where he held various positions of increasing responsibility within the organization (Texaco – ChevronTexaco – Chevron West Africa) till 2008 when he was appointed Managing Director of Chevron Ivory Coast in Abidjan.

Following a change in management in March 2009, Bissohong was seconded to Mrs Group, to head the business development unit of Mrs Holdings Limited. He was appointed Managing Director of Mrs Oil Nigeria Plc, on December 5, 2012.

Dr. Bissohong is a Director on the Board of HAE (Hydro Alternative Energy) Miami, USA, and Chairman of the Corporate Capital Stewardship Committee of M R S Holdings Limited. Mr. Bissohong is a member of the Institute of Directors. He is Member of the Board Nominations and Corporate Governance Committee, Member of the Strategic and Finance Planning Committee, and Member of the Human Resources Committee of the Company.

About Mrs Oil Nigeria Plc: Headquartered in Lagos, MRS Oil Nigeria Plc is a Nigerian oil marketing firm which was incorporated in 1969. Its shares were listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 1990.

The company is specialised in the merchandising of refined petroleum products such as Petroleum motor spirit (PMS), lubricants, and aviation kerosene, etc.

Mrs Oil Nigeria Plc traded N20.85 the last trading session of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

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Covid-19: WHO approves China’s Sinopharm vaccine

WHO has announced the approval of China’s Sinopharm vaccine for Covid-19 vaccination.



Covid-19: First world nations oppose waiving intellectual rights for vaccine development

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the approval of China’s Sinopharm vaccine for Covid-19 vaccination.  The vaccine is reported to have 79% efficacy against covid.

This was disclosed today in a report by Reuters. The vaccine would also be the second Chinese-made vaccine after Sinovac vaccine and would be the first developed outside Europe and North America to receive WHO accreditation.

“This expands the list of COVID-19 vaccines that COVAX can buy, and gives countries confidence to expedite their own regulatory approval, and to import and administer a vaccine,” WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

The WHO added that the easy storage requirements make it highly suitable for low-resource settings.

“Its easy storage requirements make it highly suitable for low-resource settings,” a WHO statement said while also disclosing that the vaccine has been approved for people above the age of 18 to receive two shots.

“On the basis of all available evidence, WHO recommends the vaccine for adults 18 years and older, in a two-dose schedule with a spacing of three to four weeks,” the statement added.

The vaccine was created by Beijing Biological Products Institute, a subsidiary of Sinopharm subsidiary China National Biotec Group, with an efficacy of 79% for all age groups.

The WHO however, admitted that few older adults (over 60 years) were enrolled in clinical trials, so efficacy could not be estimated in this age group.


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The quest for vaccine efficiency got a major boost earlier this week as Nairametrics reported that the United States government announced that it supports the waiver of Intellectual Property Protections on Covid-19 vaccine development, in a bid to boost the fight against the pandemic, and says it will participate in the Okonjo-Iweala-led WTO negotiation to make it happen.

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“Mama Taraba”, Former minister and senator, Aisha Al-Hassan is dead

Ex-Women Affairs minister, Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, popularly known as Mama Taraba is dead



A former Minister for Women Affairs and ex-Governorship Candidate in Taraba State, Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, popularly known as Mama Taraba is dead.

According to media reports she died in a hospital on Friday in Cairo, Egypt at the age of 61.

Al-Hassan, who was a former senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from Taraba North Senatorial District, was the All Progressive Congress (APC) Governorship Candidate for Taraba in the 2015 general elections.

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She later contested for the same seat on the platform of the United Democratic Party in the 2019 general elections after resigning from APC and as a minister in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari on July 27, 2018.

The former senator was born on the 16th of September, 1959 in Jalingo, Taraba State, to Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim, Sarkin Ayukan Muri.

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Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan attended Muhammed Nya Primary School, Jalingo and LEA Primary School, Tudun Wada, Kaduna before proceeding to Saint Faith College (now GGSS) Kawo Kaduna where she studied between January 1973 and June 1977.


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