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12022018 - Fuel crisis : PDP, APC in verbal war over President's role

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44—Vanguard, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018 IKIODA I, formerly known and addressed as Ikioda Glory Egba, now wish to be known and addressed as Mrs. Glory Dinneys. All former documents remain valid. UBA (Zaria) NYSC and the general public please take note. OGIDI I, formerly known and addressed as Miss Ogidi Gladys, now wish to be known and addressed as Mrs. Njoku Gladys Adaku. All former documents remain valid. General public please take note. UYALAJU I, formerly known and addressed as Miss Uyalaju Grace Eloho, now wish to be known and addressed as Mrs. Grace Elohor Vincent. All former documents remain valid. General public please take note. JAMES I, formerly known and addressed as James Offiong Stephen, now wish to be known and addressed as Mrs. Offiong Ubong Usen. All former documents remain valid. National Drug Law Enforcement Agency and the general public please take note. 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Vanguard, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018—45 CHANGE OF NAME UNAEGBU I, formerly known and addressed as Unaegbu Ginikachukwu Ifeoma, now wish to be known and addressed as Mrs. Olisa Ginikachukwu Ifeoma. All former documents remain valid. General public please take note. NWAOGU I, formerly known and addressed as Miss Mary Nwaogu, now wish to be known and addressed as Mrs. Mary Oluchukwu Udeh. All former documents remain valid. General public please take note. LUCKY I, formerly known and a d d r e s s e d as Godwin Lucky, now wish to be known and addressed as Okumagba Lucky Godwin. All former documents remain valid. First Bank Plc. and the general public please take note. HABIBA I, formerly known and addressed as Miss Christopher Vivian Habiba, now wish to be known and addressed as Mrs. Isah Christopher Vivian Habiba. All former documents remain valid. General public please take note. FOR ADVERT PLACEMENT VISIT TRINITY MALL, BESIDE ZENITH BANK, BALOGUN BUS STOP, OBAFEMI AWOLOWO WAY, IKEJA, OR MURPHIS PLAZA, SANUSI FAFUNWA STREET, VICTORIA ISLAND LAGOS. OBASANJO IN ABIA—Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State (left) and former President Olusegun Obasanjo, during a visit by the former president to the governor at Government House, Umuahia, weekend. FUEL CRISIS: PDP, APC in verbal war over President's role Continues from Page 5 away from farmlands while Buhari Presidency continue to wax lip sermons on serious issues of insecurity. “We call on President Buhari to quit this all important ministry of petroleum resources and allow competent hands to save our people from the anguish and pains they have been subjected to in the last few months.” They don’t know the workings of the Presidency — APC Describing PDP’s call as an opinion, the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Bolaji Abdullahi, said the party lacked understanding of the workings of the Presidency. Abdullahi said: “It is their opinion since they think they know better how to run the Presidency. Are they saying the President does not have the power to appoint himself as Minister or what are they saying? "That is the only thing they can think of as solution. Are they saying the only solution is for the President to step down? That is absolutely their opinion. What they are saying demonstrates ignorance of presidential authority. "The presidential power is vested by the constitution on only one person and that is the President of Nigeria. The President is not obliged to listen to them.” PIGB Meanwhile, a nongovernmental organisation, Spaces for Change, has expressed concern that despite the enactment of the PIGB, the industry would continue to be strewn in crisis so long as the President remained the Minister of Petroleum Resources. The PIGB was aimed, among other things, to enable the nation reduce or shift the excess powers commanded by the Minister of Petroleum Resources to the proposed Nigerian Petroleum Regulatory Commission, NPRC. Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri, Executive Director of Spaces for Change Nigeria, disclosed in an email to Vanguard that: "The first thing to notice in HB477, that is, the version of the PIGB recently passed by the House of representatives, is the remarkable improvement made to the earlier version passed by the Senate (SB237). Particularly remarkable is the recommendation to transfer the Minister’s power to grant, amend, renew, extend or revoke any license or lease required for petroleum exploration to the Nigerian Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NPRC). "This review addresses concerns about arrogating excessive powers to the person of the minister rather than to independent institutions which can easily give room to abuse of power, patronage and political interference. Notably too, H B 4 7 7 ’ s recommendation further clarifies with specificity, who the minister can delegate powers to. "Transferring power to the Commission is laudable, but a likely problem that will emerge from this arrangement is where the President still retains the position of the substantive petroleum minister as has been witnessed under Obasanjo and Buhari administrations. Remember that the President is to appoint the members of the Governing Board of the Commission (NPRC). (See HB 477: S 13 (5)). "Domiciling the power to issue and revoke licenses in the Commission is meaningless in a situation where the President doubles as the petroleum minister and the appointing authority for members of the governing board of the same commission. "In this situation, no real transfer of power from the Minister to the Commission has occurred since President/Minister will retain the power to hire and fire those mandated to grant and revoke licenses. This sort of arrangement obfuscates accountability because it elevates the President to the status of both the judge and the jury in the same case.” Consequently, she called on the National Assembly to emerge with legislation, stopping the president from doubling as the minister of Petroleum Resources. Ibezim-Ohaeri stated that: "One way to enhance the integrity of the licensing process as well as the independence of the NPRC is through an express legislative prohibition requiring that the president should no longer have the power to become the petroleum minister under any circumstance. "Not only will the House of Reps commendable reviews be defeated if the current arrangement that allows a sitting president to double as the minister of petroleum resources is retained, this dualportfolio arrangement violates constitutional provisions. "Section 138 of the 1999 Constitution as amended, provides that the president shall not during his tenure of office, hold any other executive office or paid employment in any form whatsoever. These roles should be separated through a legislative prohibition.” No fears —CISLAC Awal Ibrahim Rafsanjani, executive director of CISLAC, a civil society group championing the enactment of the PIGB, however, demurred, saying the passage of the PIGB would in effect make the minister essentially Nigeria to export one million barrels first oil from $16bn Egina project in January, 2019 •N20bn expected at current $67 per barrel, N305 exchange rate By Udeme Akpan LAGOS—There are indications that the coming on stream of the $16 billion Egina project will enhance the revenue profile of Nigeria and other stakeholders as plans have been concluded to export one million barrels in January, 2019. Investigations by Vanguard over the weekend showed that with its 200,000 barrels per day, bpd output, the project will yield one million barrels for export within the first two weeks of production. A top official of Total who confirmed the plan, but preferred not to be named said at the current $67.0 per barrel, the one million barrels will amount to $67 million (N20.0 billion), at the exchange rate of N305 per dollar. He disclosed that: "The proceeds will benefit the major stakeholders - Total, that operates the project in partnership with the Federal Government through the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, China National Offshore Oil Corporation, CNOOC; South Atlantic Petroleum Limited, SAPETRO and Petróleo Brasileiro S.A., Petrobras. "Everything is moving according to plan. The floating production storage and offloading (FPSO), the largest ever installed in Nigeria (330- metres long), that was constructed in South Korea has already arrived Nigeria. Egina will certainly be completed towards the end of 2018. "The production of 200,000 bpd will start in January for storage in the FPSO. Within the first two weeks, we will have the first one million bpd ready for export. Egina is a very big project that will make much impact on all stakeholders and Nigeria’s economy. "The floating production storage and offloading, nominal as the new law would have created autonomous institutions to take over the present powers of the minister. “Whosoever is saying that does not have a proper understanding of the PIGB because when the PIGB becomes a law, the present institutions as we have them would be dismantled and the powers that the president or the minister has would be nominal, so there is no fear as such.” FPSO, that was constructed in South Korea has already arrived Nigeria. This facility is important as it will enable us to store the product for export." Egina is biggest project — Total The Managing Director, Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria, Nicolas Terraz, had described Egina as the biggest project currently ongoing in the nation’s oil and gas industry, adding that ‘this is for me a collective success'. "Together with our partners, we are kind of making history. It is the first time we will have such a big vessel and such an activity of integration taking place in Nigeria. So, I am grateful to the partners and the authorities. “I think Total has taken the unique position to invest significantly in Nigeria when times are difficult. Two years ago, the oil price was below $50 per barrel, and still we have continued to invest in deepwater in Nigeria.” The Egina field was discovered by TUPNI in 2003 within the Oil Mining Licence 130, some 200 kilometres south of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Local content Besides revenue generation, Egina is expected to stimulate further development of local content in Nigeria. The Group General Manager, NAPIMS, Mr. Roland Ewubare disclosed this at the reception of the FPSO in Lagos recently. Consequently, he remarked that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC and NCDMB have aligned with the project which has the capacity to sustain the nation’s economy."