Oil license not renewable… President Buhari
By Daily Hint 24/10/2018
￼President, Mohammadu Buhari has said that with effect from 2019, existing oil licensees will not be renewed by the Federal Government of Nigeria and its public corporations. No reason has so far been given for this development, but sources within the presidency revealed that the move is in keeping with this electioneering campaign promises, to redistribute income and bridge the gap between the extreme rich and the poor.
The owners/operators of oil block license who may be affected by this development are listed below.
1 Alfred James Petroleum OPL 302 1991 Adewunmi Sijuade,
Goke Sijuade, Adedeji Sijuade, Olayinka Sijude, Adeyemi
Osiyemi and Femisola Awosika, with A.O Adeyinka as Chairman
2 Soglas Nigeria Limited OPL 226 1991 Oscar P. Udoji, P.E
Udoji, E.E. Nwosu, with J.O. Udoji as Chairman
3 NorthEast Petroleum OPL 215, 840 &902 1991 Kommer
Complex Limited, Nwokema Ngozi Mbu, Abubakar Jubril and
Ashiru B. Aliu, A. Ayankoya with Saleh Jambo as Chairman
4 Optimum Petroleum OPL 310 1992 R.D. Adelu, Yusuf N’jie
and O.A. Aremu with Ibrahim Bunu as Chairman
5 Sunlink Petroleum OPL 238 & OPL 311 1993 Olaniyi
Olumide, Hayford Alile, Samuel Bolarinde, Richard Adelu,
Martins Olisa, John Brunner and Emmanuel Ojei
6 Express Petroleum OPL 108 & 227 1995 Ahmade Rufai,
Tajudeen Dantata, Dalhatu Gwarzo, Lawan Omar with Aminu Alhassan Dantata as Chairman
7 Dubril Oil Co. Nigeria OPL 96 1987 B.N. Itsueli, C.A. Itsueli,
O.O. Itsueli, A.E. Ihuegbu with U.J. Itsueli as Chairman.
8 Amni Int. Petroleum OPL 112 &117 1998 &1999 E.C
Edozien, Tunde Afolabi with Sanni Bello as Chairman
9 Atlas Petroleum Int. Nig Ltd OPL 109 1996 Umaru
Ndanusa, Ikechukwu Joseph, Mohammadu Murtala with
Arthur Eze as Chairman
10 Consolidated Oil OPL 103, 458, 136 1993, 1998 &2006 O.
Adenuga and Ebi Omatsola with Mike Adenuga as Chairman
11 Oriental Energy Resources OPL 115 1999 Usman
Danburan, Jibril Mohammed Indimi with Senior Mohammed
Indimi as Chairman
12 Cavendish Petroleum Nig. Ltd OPL 110 1996 Gambo
Gubio with Mai Deribe as Chairman
13 Allied Energy Resources Nig. Ltd OPL 120 & 121 2001 Mickey Lawal as Director with Kase Lawal as Chairman
14 Peak Petroleum OPL 122 2001 Adekunle Olumide, W.
Bolaji, Florence D. Oluokun and Ayodeji Oluokun with M.A.
Oluokun as Chairman
15 Summit Oil Nig. Limited OPL 205 and 206 1990 L.K.O
Abiola, Radio Communications Nig. Ltd with M.K.O Abiola as Chairman
16 Crownwell Petroleum Ltd OPL 305 AND 306 1993 S.K
Adejumo with Sair Kuashi as Chairman
17 Famfa Oil Ltd OPL 216 (OML 127) 1993 Folorunso Alakija
18 MoniPulo OPL 114, 239, 234, 231 1999, 2008, 2008, 2007
F.A. Agama with O.B. Lulu Briggs as Chairman
19 Yinka Folawiyo Pet. Company OPL 113 1998 S.T. Folawiyo,
T.B Folawiyo with W.I Folawiyo as Chairman
20 Zebbra Energy Limited OPL 248 2004 S.A. Oloko, Boni
Madubunyi, Zimako O. Zimako with A.B.C. Orjiako as Chairman
21 Oil and Gas Limited OPL 249 and 140 2003, 2006 M.O. I
drisu with Reggie Uduhim as Chairman
22 Continental Oil and Gas Limited OPL 59 1998 Agbolade
Paddy, Subair Shefiu with Mike Adenuga as Chairman
23 Emerald Energy Resources OML 141 2001 J.O. Amaefule,
P.L. Caldwell, A.C. Uzoigwe, Amos NUR, C.N. Chieri,
Femi Akingbe, F.A. Njoku with Emmanuel Egbogah as Chairman
24 Oranto Petr. Limited OPL 320 2002 Arthur Eze as Chairman
25 Dajo Oil Limited OPL 320 2004 R.B. Domingo, M.O. Domingo, U.R. Domingo with Domingo Obande as Chairman
26 Malabu OPL 245 Dan Etete as Chairman
27 Orient Energy OPL 915, 916 N. Nwawka with Emeka
Anyaoku as Chairman
28 Sahara Energy Exploration OPL 284, 228, 332 2005, 2006
Buba Lawal, Cole Tonye, Odunsi Ade as Directors
29 Enageed Resources Limited OPL 274 2007 Buba Lawal,
Cole Tonye, Odunsi Ade as Directors
30 Seplat OPL 4, 38, 41 2010 A.B.C. Orjiako and Austin Avuru
31 Ekcrest E & P Limited OPL 40 2012 Emeka Offor as
32 First Hydrocarbon OPL 26 2011 O.A Azazi as Chairman
Troops of operation safe haven intercepts three hundred and seventy rounds of ammunition in Jos
TROOPS OF OPERATION SAFE HAVEN INTERCEPTS THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION IN JOS
By David Pam, Jos
Troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) today Thursday 16 September 2021 intercepted 2 suspects with 370 rounds of ammunition. The ammunition was concealed in a Toyota Pathfinder car with registration number Plateau LGT 772 JN.
Luck ran out of the suspect when the driver of the car attempted to maneuvre the military check point located at Werreng along road Barkin Ladi – Jos in Plateau state. Unfortunately for the suspects, their car hit the barricade at the check point which resulted in the death of one of the suspects.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects Sergeant Azi Jonathan, a 30-year old serving police traffic warden drove the vehicle and Mr Nengak Daniel, a 60 year old were intercepted by the troops during stop and search operation at a checkpoint. The body of the deceased suspect have been handed over to the Police Divisional Headquarters at Barkin Ladi while the other suspect is undergoing further interrogation.
Other items recovered from the suspects include a Toyota Pathfinder car, a cash sum of Two Hundred and Five Thousand, Seventy Naira (N205, 070.00) only, one empty case of ammunition, one Dagger, a torchlight and 3 Techno phones. Others are; national identity card, 3 wraps of a substance suspected to be cannabis and a bag containing clothing materials.
The Commander OPSH, Major General Ibrahim Ali while commending the troops for their vigilance has reiterated the determination of his command to flush out criminal elements on the Plateau and environs. He urged law abiding citizens to continue with their normal daily activities as troops are working round the clock to ensure crime free society. The Commander further enjoined members of the public not to relent in supporting security agencies with credible information to stem criminal activities in the state.
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Eid-El-Kabir: General Yahaya Celebrates With Wounded Troops of operation Hadin Kai in Maiduguri
EID-El-Kabir: General Yahaya celebrates with wounded troops of Operation Hadin Kai in Maiduguri
By Madu Mohammed Maiduguri
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt General, Faruk Yahaya has commended the troops of Operation Hadin Kai Northeast and other operations across the country for their gallantry and sacrifices in enduring the country is safe and secured.
Lt General Faruk Yahaya made the commendation while speaking at the 2021 Eid El Kabir COAS Sallah luncheon with the wounded troops of Operation Hadin Kai yesterday at the Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri said *I am delighted to felicitate with all officers, soldiers, civilian staff of the Nigerian Army and their families on the occasion of Eid-El-Kabir 2021 Celebration. “
“.No doubt the Nation is faced with myriads of security challenges. The Nigerian Army has so far lived up to expectations and will continue to remain focussed in tackling these challenges. I therefore wish to specifically recognise and appreciate the immense sacrifices of our troops in Operations HADIN KAI, HADARIN DAJI, THUNDER STRIKE, WHIRL STROKE and all other operations the Nigerian Army is engaged both in the Country and abroad. Let me use this opportunity to once again pay special tributes to our colleagues who have paid the supreme price in the defence of our Fatherland. May their gentle souls rest in peace, ameen.”, the COAS stated.
He said ” I wish to first of all, express my sincere gratitude to the Almighty God for His mercies, protection and guidance over us while discharging our obligations to Nigeria. The Eid-El-Kabir Festival brings a special reminder for us as it highlights the virtues of loyalty, obedience and sacrifice which are also the hallmark of professional soldiering. The Eid Festival therefore provides a unique opportunity for us to reflect and redouble our efforts towards fulfilling our constitutional roles of defeating our adversaries and defending the territorial integrity of Nigeria.”
He further said when he assumed office, he promised to promote merit, applaud gallantry, celebrate excellence and honour the heroes, adding that spirit that he conferred the COAS Commendation Award to some deserving officers and soldiers on Tuesday 6 July to 21 July during the NADCEL 2021.
While charging the troops to remain apolitical, the COAS said . I shall continue to appreciate and applaud competence, diligence and dedicated service. As I will reward excellence and achievements, I will not hesitate to punish indiscipline, indolence, negligence and all untoward acts. In line with my vision to have “A Professional Nigerian Army Ready to accomplish Assigned Missions within a Joint Environment in Defence of Nigeria”, it is my resolve to focus on the core values of the NA which include Loyalty, Courage, Integrity and Selfless Service. I will also see to our return to the cherished customs, ethics and traditions of the Nigerian Army. While not compromising our investment in the officer cadres, I am particularly concerned with the development of individual soldier as well as empowering the Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSMs) and the Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCOs) so that they can play their roles effectively as a bridge between the officers and soldiers. “.
“.It is important to reiterate at this point that the welfare of my officers, soldiers and their families will continue to receive adequate attention under my watch. Our hospital facilities and services are being improved upon and I am ever determined to ensure the healthcare of personnel and their families both within and outside the Country. Those wounded in action will be adequately treated and their requirements such as wheelchairs, prosthesis and other special vocational training will be provided. To our colleagues who have paid the supreme price, we shall continue to do our best to ensure the comfort of their families, through prompt payment of all their entitlements, including medical bills and school sponsorship of their children.”, He further stressed.
He also said ” I approved the issue of Hilux vehicles as official cars to RSMs beginning with AHQ and AHQ Garison RSMs; and this will cascade down the ladder to the battalion RSMs in due course. Similarly, I have authorised the construction of befitting tied down accommodation for RSMs and renovation of such existing structures to demonstrate my commitment in this endeavour. The overall aim is to develop the individual soldier, provide him with relevant skills, competences and good leadership by his NCOs and SNCOs who he will aspire to emulate. I appreciate and commend you all, our gallant officers and soldiers, as I also urge you all to keep up the good works, ensure synergy with other Services, security agencies and all stakeholders. I urge you all to remain apolitical, continue to discharge your duties professionally in the defence of the Fatherland and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Together, in unison we shall succeed.”
While expressing his sincere gratitude of the Nigerian Army to the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari for his continuous and untiring support and strategic guidance to the Nigerian Army, he pledge the unalloyed loyalty of the officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army to the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
In his remarks the Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum commended the officers and soldiers of the Nigerian military for their sacrifices and role in ensuring peace return to the state and the Northeast and also donated the sum of N10 million to the sick and wounded troops of the Operation Hadin Kai.
” Let me use this opportunity to commend the troops of Operation Hadin Kai for your sacrifices. I also assured you that the Borno state will continue to partner with the military to secure our land”, Zulum added.
In ensuring the peace and stability of its citizenry, , Governor Zulum said ” the Borno state government will do everything to support the military in bringing to an end the Boko Haram insurgency…I assured you of the civilian populace support, cooperatiion and prayers, so that together we will end this madness”.
In his votes of thanks, the Deputy Theater Commander Operation Hadin Kai, Northeast , Major General Ibrahim Jalo said this years Eid-El-kabir is unique because it is the first Sallah the COAS is celebrating as the Army chief. . Your presence here to celebrate with us indicates the love and concern you have for the troops of this theater””.
He also on behalf of the COAS, thanked and appreciated the media for reporting the activities of the theater in last months that he has been in the theater.
President Buhari Arrives Borno on one day state visit
President Buhari arrives Borno on one day state visit
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
President Muhammadu Buhari has landed, Maiduguri, Air force Base at exact 9:45 am this morning for one day working visit to the state to asses security situation in the Northeast and commission some projects
The President was received by the Borno state Governor ,Prof. Babagana Zulum along side his Yobe counterpart Governor and the ruling All progressive congress (APC) National chairman Hon. Mai Mala Buni, and Honourable members of the National and state Assemblies, members of the state Executive Council, as well as other officials of the Federal and state government.
The president was in Borno last in 12 February 2020 when he came to commemorate with the people and Government of Borno state over the Auno attack.
On arriving the Presiddent proceeded to Government Technical College Njimtilo and Borno state University, where he commissioned some projects.
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