Furthermore, Oando added:”With the exception of the aforementioned meetings, all other engagements with both the SEC and Deloitte were via letters and emails. On Monday, February 11, 2019, at Oando’s request the Company’s management team met with the SEC for the purpose of getting approval for certain proposed transactions as part of our corporate strategy pending the release of the Forensic Audit.”Therefore, Oando accused the SEC of circumventing its rules and procedures by failing to invite the firm to appear before the APC and hear its position, noting that the commission rather approached the media to publish the purported findings and punitive directives against the company.
He said: “From my last count, there are more than 300 major gas flare sights in Nigeria. Those from Port Harcourt can share their experience, especially if you drive towards Bayelsa, Yenogoa, the night is lit with flare gas everywhere. It’s a project we’re working with other partners, I don’t want to disclose them at this stage, but we’re taking one of the largest onshore gas flare sight, and turning it into liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) capture. Recall that in 2016, the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, had initiated a market-based mechanism, National Gas Flare Commercialisation Programme, to eliminate gas flaring in the Niger Delta by 2020, ahead of global deadline of 2030, for zero-flaring being promoted by the World Bank. He said the NSIA will use external supervisors to authenticate what the Chinese contractors are doing, to minimise wastes.
Do you think the deposit of judgment sum with court registrars would mitigate the practice of obligors deliberately refusing to pay? If you are appealing, you must get good ground to show why you should not pay it before the decision of the appeal court. A judgement is given against you, you file notice of appeal and bring motion for stay of execution of the judgment. If it is filed at the high court, the court will take proceedings on it. The proper thing is to accompany the application of stay of execution with your draft.
If anything other than cattle grazing, that is yet to be established. Many ecological and near ecological dependent farmers and herdsmen have already lost grip of their ecosystem and are becoming desperate. The savannas, which comprised mainly grasslands and scattered shrubs is the traditional grazing land of the Fulani. Consequently, an ecological war is bound to occur in Southern Nigeria that would be the only region left with vegetal cover. The impending ecological mayhem could be averted if the authorities in the north, especially, are serious to address the problem.
In Thailand rice farmers were unhappy and vowed to vote against the ruling party in the recent elections because they felt their subsidies were too low. In India, the rice farmers were unhappy and vowed to vote against Narendra Modi in the recent elections because rice prices were too low. It is difficult, if not impossible, to find a country where rice farmers are happy and not asking for more subsidies. In March 2011, oil prices hit $100/barrel. He is definitely not the only person who has robbed Nigeria in the recent past and hidden the loot in Europe.
Indeed, the Lincolnian definition resonates, when the word democracy is mentioned – the government of the people by the people and for the people. Liberal democracy allows for the transmission of democratic consent by the electorate through a free and fair election. Nigerians believed that democracy is government that will improve their wellbeing and guarantee happiness for them. Nigerians are beginning to question the received wisdom of democracy being the best form of political rule. The failure of state actors to bring about this aspiration has increased the intensity of the yearning for the dividends of democracy and democracy is meaningless without its dividends.
“While there are still isolated cases of internal security breaches, which often attract publicity and national attention, the crime rate in recent times has been on the decline. The successes are linked to Operation Puff Adder, which has been a very potent anti-crime vehicle of the police,” the IGP said. Owasanoye stated this yesterday in Abuja during a visit of students of the basic intelligence officers Course 12/2019 of the Defence Intelligence College to the commission. Justice Adamu Bello, the ICPC boss regretted that Nigeria, as a nation, had had its fair share of terrorism, banditry and lately the upsurge in kidnapping for ransom. He urged the students to take advantage of the basic intelligence course, which would expose them to intelligence gathering and how to deploy such intelligence.
Chairman of the tribunal, Justice T. T Asua, in a ruling dismissed the petitions due to inability of the petitioners to file applications for pre-hearing conferences after the close of pleadings within seven days as prescribed by law. The three-man panel noted that timely application for pre-hearing conference was a condition to the hearing of the petitions and without the application for pre-hearing conferences, the petition cannot commence or get to the stage of judgment. In a statement, the panel noted that Section 285 (4) of the Fourth Alteration to the 1999 Constitution was inapplicable because the timely application for pre-hearing conferences was a precondition in election petition matters. All the formations have been well informed that keeping Lagos safe and secured is a daily responsibility and everyone’s responsibility. And other issues that could improve the level of security in the state were not left out,” he further said.
This effect was seen in both men and women with or without previous cardiovascular disease. Two papers describing the cardiovascular and kidney results of the trial were published today in the journal The Lancet from the study called the Researching Cardiovascular Events with a Weekly Incretin in Diabetes (REWIND) trial. Gerstein pointed out the trial participants were very similar to the sorts of people with diabetes who are seen in medical practice. Less than a third of participants had previous cardiovascular disease. Gastrointestinal side effects including constipation or diarrhea were reported more frequently in participants taking dulaglutide (47 per cent) compared to placebo (34 per cent).
The Presidential Initiative on Continuous Audit (PICA) has warned that the absence of a legal framework for the whistleblower policy rules out a guarantee it would outlive the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. Its Assistant Director, Special Investigation and Assignments, Johnson Oludare, who disclosed this yesterday at a media workshop on policy and fight against corruption, organised by the African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), said the policy at the moment was an executive order approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC), thus could be discarded by another administration. He noted that the current administrative arrangement does not provide for whistleblowers’ protection, stressing the need to develop a framework for harmonising all existing bills that relate to whistle-blowing and disclosure in the National Assembly.
The security operatives were killed and their weapons carted away while preventing militants from vandalising an oil and gas facility in Gio community, Tai area of Rivers State. “Efforts to stop the vehicle by troops at a check-point were ignored. However, troops chased the speeding vehicle and caught up with it around Kira junction, along Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic.“Sensing danger, the occupants opened fire at the troops in a bid to escape but the troops reacted and incapacitated the militants vehicle. “Thereafter, they abandoned their vehicle and fled into the bush. However, one of the criminals was gunned down and was later identified as Korobe Menele, a notorious cultist and oil bunkering kingpin,” he further said.
Management of Plateau Specialists Hospital in Jos, the state capital yesterday handed over a baby who was stolen from her mother in the hospital two weeks ago to her rightful parents with a promise to “immortalise the baby” and beef up security in the hospital to forestall a repeat of the incident. The baby was recovered five days ago but was yet to be handed over to the parents. The hospital had said the baby was sick and needed to be given urgent medical attention. “The police are trying to unravel how the baby was taken from the ward and how she found her way to another hospital. Expressing their gratitude, parents of the baby, Nwagod and Mary Chukuwebuka, appreciated all those who stood by them to ensure the baby was recovered, saying they have decided to name the baby, Onyiyechi, meaning God’s gift.
stated this when he received Director General, National Centre for Technology Management, Abuja, Okechukwu Ukwuoma and his team yesterday at Government House, Yenagoa. “I believe that there must be serious collaboration between federal and state agencies, particularly in the field of policy formulation on science and technology. Without science, technology and innovation, there can be no meaningful development,” he stated. He added that the 2012 Science and Technology Policy Document of the Federal Government was in the process of being reviewed in tandem with current realities, with a view to ascertaining its objectives. Other areas of collaboration with state governments are, consultancy in environmental impact assessment, technology policy and post-graduate diploma programmes in technology management, which have been on for 10 years, while appealing for the provision of an office accommodation.
Sodiq OyelekeFormer Super Eagles coach, Augustine Eguavoen, has warned the team against losing their opening game at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, saying it could affect their chances of winning the competition. The 1994 AFCON winning defender expressed optimism that Nigeria’s squad was strong enough to win the 2019 edition of the competition. He, however, warned against underrating any team, adding that winning the first game would boost the morale of the Nigeria players. When asked which team was the favourite to win the 2019 AFCON, the ex-Eagles captain said, “Every contender there has the chance to win the cup. Once we can win the first game, then I think we can go all the way.”Copyright PUNCH.
June 18, 2019 03:56 UTC