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[ Masterweb Reports: Brown Justice reports ] - Despite the fact that Nigeria is one of the major oil producing countries in the world, Nigerians still experience fuel scarcity during Christmas and New Year celebrations.
This development has forced this reporter to investigate the circumstances that drove the nation in to the current economic ragamuffin.
Hence, as a way of finding solution to the intermittent fuel scarcity in the country, the Nigerian government introduced what is called Offshore Processing Arrangement (OPA) and Crude Oil Swap regime which the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) allocates crude oil to oil trading companies in exchange for processed petroleum products.
But this reporter observed that the Crude Oil Swap regime now known as DSDP lacked total transparency as it only served vested interests as against national interest.
Investigation further revealed that the DSDP programme also lacked ethnic balancing as participating companies does not have national spread to distribute PMS to all parts of Nigeria.
This is probably why the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) accused the Federal Government of conspiracy against Nigerian Christians. The Christian body in a statement asked why is it that fuel scarcity only resurfaces during Christmas and New Year celebrations in the country?
In similar vein, analysts are of the view that Nigeria is at the losing end as it never get real value from the deals. For Instance, the Nigerian Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI), an extractive industry watchdog in its 2015 report estimated that Nigeria lost $966 million to crude oil swap deals between 2009 and 2012 as well as billions of naira in subsequent years until it was canceled in 2016.
Because of the criticism that trailed the oil swap regime, the NNPC in 2016 replaced it with a new import scheme called Direct Sales and Direct Purchase programme (DSDP) since the earlier OPA and crude oil swap regime short changed Nigeria.
However, critics are saying the new DSDP programme is like an old wine in a new bottle because the scheme which means direct sales of crude oil to refineries or consultants who in turn supply NNPC with the refined petroleum products is not effective and error free.
This year's DSDP contract kicked off on April 1st and is expected to last for one year. The worth is over $6 billion if the crude oil price remains at $45 per barrel.
No fewer than 128 local and international oil and gas companies in February submitted bid to participate in the programme, but only 10 companies were chosen. The yardsticks or parameters used in selecting the 10 companies as well as their terms of engagement remains opaque as there was no atom of transparency in the entire process.
The said agreement for the lifting of over 300, 000 barrels of crude oil per day in exchange for imported fuels was signed with a foreign company as a partner.
Whether the 10 chosen companies have the capacity to meet the 35 million litres of fuel needed nationwide on daily basis is a different story.
The companies are; Vitol - Varo Energy, Cepsa -Oando, Petrocam Trading - Rainoil Ltd, Trafiqura - AA Rano Nigeria, Totsa - Total Nigeria, Socar Trading - Hyde Energy, Mocah - Heyden Petroleum, Mercuria - Matrix Energy, MRS Oil/Gas - Litasco and finally, SIR Refinery - Sahara Energy Resources Ltd.
Despite the new import scheme coupled with the fact that NNPC gets 445, 000 barrels of crude oil per day for its local refineries, Nigerians still experience fuel scarcity!
Meanwhile, contrary to claims by the NNPC that marketers who hoard fuel commodity are responsible for the current fuel scarcity, the Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association (DAPPA) has come out to disprove the NNPC saying the scarcity is as a result of NNPC's inability to send refined products to their members.
According to DAPPA's Executive Secretary, Mr. Olufemi Adewole: ''Our members depots are presently empty. However, if the PPMC/NNPC can provide us with petrol, we are ready to do 24-hour loading to alleviate the sufferings of Nigerians and for the fuel queues to be totally eliminated.''
Mr. Adewole further stated that ''While all kinds of allegations have been made in the media, it is important to set the records straight as Nigerians first and as responsible business men and women who employs Nigerians ... As at today, NNPC has been the sole importer of PMS (fuel) in to the country.''
In similar vein, the Chairman, Integrated Oil and Gas Ltd, Capt. Emmanuel Iheanacho said '' The inability of NNPC to create a window for private importers to import petrol also contributed to the scarcity.''
The unanswered question is what is the essence of Crude Oil Swap now known as Direct Sales and Direct Purchase scheme when it cannot forestall fuel scarcity in the country?
What is NNPC doing with the 445, 000 barrels of crude oil allocated to it daily?
Why is our depots empty without fuel when we have NNPC and 10 other companies lifting crude oil from Nigeria?
How come the Depots and Petroleum Products Marketers Association whose members controls 65 percent market share in the down stream sector goes without fuel whereas some little known companies without national spread in their distribution capacities get the product at ease?
Until some of the questions raised here are answered by relevant bodies, Nigerians will still wallow in intermittent fuel scarcity without hope of elimination.
Brown Justice ( Email: ) reports from Abuja.
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[ Masterweb Reports: Evulocha Kemdi reports ] - There is no doubt that a new political paradigm is shapping the world of politics globally. Conventional or political establishments are fast losing their firm grip on power because of the re-awakened political consciousness among the electorates.
As a result, it has become a common believe among the electorates that members of the political establishments say one thing and often do another thing. This contradictory pattern of politics has become synonymous with members of the ruling class especially when they are running for political offices. Because they make promises they do not intend to keep, voters have become disillusioned with them because of the backlog of failed promises. As a remedy, the electors are now looking up to the ''political outsiders'' as better alternatives.
The electorates tilt towards the political outsiders because they believe they are more sincere and genuinely sympathetic to their plights than members of the establishments.
For Instance, in the run-up to the Republican primaries in the United States, despite the fact that Republicans or the GOPs are conservatives by ideology, members of the party embraced the message and personality of Donald Trump, an accomplished business man and political outsider over the choice Jebb Bush, a former governor of Florida and member of the political establishment.
Also, despite the fact that Jebb Bush, a son of a former President and a brother of a former President had more members of the political-action committee otherwise known as Super-PAC and donors than Mr. Trump, the GOPs still went for Mr. Trump despite being a political outsider.
One remarkable feature that was less pronounced during the GOP primaries was the fact that Mr. Trump spent lesser to win each primary conducted compared to Mr. Bush. In other words; where Donald Trump spent $40 per delegate to win the primary, Jebb Bush spent $1200 per delegate, yet Mr. Trump got the nomination of the Republicans before going to win the general election against his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.
The same scenario of rejecting political establishments and embracing political outsiders repeated itself in the last French Presidential election where Emmanuel Macron, an investment banker and another political outsider defeated his opponent, Marine Le Pen.
Hence, as Nigeria gears towards the 2019 general elections, political parties who are smart enough must key in to the wind of change blowing across the globe. This is because when change is on the move, it is better to align with it rather than try to resist it. Also, history has shown that those who tried to resist change only ended up becoming victims of change while those who aligned with it ended up becoming masters of change thereby moving them from the position of ordinary people to extraordinary persons.
In lieu of this, some political parties who really understands the melody of change have started reaching out to political outsiders to run for elective positions on their platforms.
For some months now, several parties have been reaching out to Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah, OON, President, Masters Energy Group to run for governorship election in Abia State on their platform since what can be called as Nigerian factor denied him victory in his first attempt, but the young oil magnate and industrialist with enormous goodwill have kept such rapprochement in abeyance because according to sources close him; the Abia-born billionaire is presently obsessed with thoughts of building solid political structures for the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the southeast region.
For example, Mr. Ogah confirmed this when he said: ''You know after the Supreme Court decision on the 2015 Abia Governorship election, I took time to rest and after careful consultations, I decided to finally join APC even though many political parties had approached me to join them.''
''I believe in change. As long as Abia State is concerned, the state needs a change for better governance and to achieve this, Abians voting for APC in 2019 is the answer.
Similarly, of the three governorship elections conducted since 2015 general elections, results have shown that Nigerians are tilting towards the political outsiders as against the mainstream politicians or the political establishments.
For Example, the Edo State governorship election where Godwin Obaseki, an investment banker and political outsider emerged victorious at the polls over a candidate of the political establishment is a classical case in point of outright embracing of political outsiders over mainstream politicians. This was because the people were fed-up with the politics of statuquo.
The same political trajectory was applied in the Ondo State governorship election where Rotimi Akeredolu, a lawyer and political outsider emerged victorious over his main challenger who is a product of the mainstream politics or political establishment. The exact political paradigm that played out in Edo State repeated itself in Ondo State.
However, the Anambra State experiment was different for APC because it fielded Comrade Tony Nwoye who is a bonafide product and member of the political establishment in Anambra State. In fact, since he left school, there had never been dull moments in Nwoye's political career as he has been moving from one position to another. Even after losing the Anambra election, Mr. Nwoye is still a member of the House of Representatives and has nothing to lose. That was why Anambrarians went for Chief Willie Obiano, a political outsider before becoming governor in 2013.
Perhaps, in about six months time, active political activities heralding the 2019 general elections will start in earnest, but APC as the party of progressives should avoid the type of mistake it made in Anambra State. Political outsiders like Dr. Uche Ogah OON should be fielded as candidates in other to win election for the party in the Southeast region. Apart from the fact that Dr. Ogah has the financial muscle to win election for APC in Abia State, his goodwill which is an intangible asset for APC will make the party to sweep the entire southeast region just like what the Trump and Macron effects are doing across the Atlantic, Ogah's effect will give leading advantage to APC in the Southeast thereby giving President Buhari full assurance of victory in the region come 2019.
Evulocha Kemdi ( Contact Email: ) reports from Aba, Abia State.
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[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - Yusuf Buhari, a son of President Muhammadu Buhari had a bike accident last night around Gwarimpa in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday.


Shehu said Yusuf broke a limb and had an injury to the head as a result. According to him, Yusuf has undergone surgery at a clinic in Abuja and he is in a stable condition.
Shehu said the president and his wife, Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, were thankful to Nigerians for the good wishes and prayers for their son.
"May God reward you all," the presidential spokesman added.
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[ Masterweb Reports: Comrade James Ezema reports ] - Barely five days after some haggard looking men suspected to be hired assassins invaded the home of the embattled former Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce Team on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina in Abuja, brandishing sophisticated weapons and harassing his family members, his family house in Kaduna was again attacked at about 900hours on Christmas eve.
An eyewitness, who simply identified himself as Mallam Salisu, told The Street Reporters that no fewer than nine (9) men arrived the house in a Hilux van and a Peugeot 406 car.
They were said to have driven straight to the family house where Maina's mother resides at Kawu area of Kaduna State.
While the Hilux van was stationed outside the house, the 406 was driven straight into the compound and one of the occupants asked of Abdulrasheed Maina and his mother’s whereabouts.
After ransacking the house, breaking the front and the back doors as well as the ceiling in the process, and not finding their targets, the men who were shouting "Where Maina?"; "Where is the mother?" before they tired up the security man and took him to an unknown destination.
He was later dumped at the bush at an outskirt of Kaduna where he was found by the villagers with a handcuff.
The matter has been reported to the Kawu police station by one of the family members, identified as Aliyu Maina and security men have since been detailed to the house alongside anti-bomb experts who combed the house and its vicinity.
Some of the suspected assassins were said to be dressed in military uniforms.
Five days ago, similar incident took place at the Abuja home of the former pension reform boss where two rooms in the house were ransacked, checking personal apparels in the house without any form of identification or a search warrant.
Maina's Security aides who were immediately informed, arrived the rented house but the suspected men led by a man said to be wearing a police uniform was accosted but they rebuffed every attempt to get them disclose their identity and mission around Maina's home.
Recall that Maina who has escaped many assassination attempts while serving as the Pension Reforms Taskforce Team boss, has consistently asked for security protection by the federal government against the pension cabals who have been after him following his numerous revelations on their clandestine activities.
Comrade James Ezema ( Email: ) reports.
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[ Masterweb Reports: Press Release For Immediate Release ] - An amalgamation of civil society groups under the aegis of the Stand Up for Nigeria Coalition (SUN-CO) has called for the immediate resignation of the Group Managing Director of Nigerian NationalPetroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Maikanti Baru or be immediately shown the way out by President Muhammadu Buhari over the lingering fuel scarcity in the country.
The coalition noted that the continued scarcity of petroleum products in the country it's an economic terrorism which has caused Nigerians untold pains.
According to its Convener, Comrade Philip Agbese, at a press briefing in Abuja on Monday, the only thing Nigerians can understand "after series of meetings and Consultations is for fuel to immediately return to the filling stations and let us end this suffering and pains caused by the ineptitude of one man who is abusing his rights and privileges."
The coalition noted that it has watched worsening fuel crisis "with alarm and concern as Nigerians are coerced into wasting useful man-hours queuing for Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise called petrol, while almost half of the country's population are denied the most important religious holiday having been prevented from spending Christmas holidays with families as they would have wished to."
He revealed that "Having taken time to understand the underlying causes of the scarcity and the resulting hardship visited on Nigerians, SUN-CO, came to the irreversible conclusion that the leadership of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, is complicit in the ugly situation the country has been plunged into.
"SUN-CO therefore call on Mr. Maikanti Baru to immediately resign as NNPC GMD since he has totally lost the confidence of Nigerians after proving that his loyalty lies with the industry canal and not for the well-being of the common man. This act of wickedness and callousness exhibited by the GMD and his cronies at the NNPC is a further proof that some highly placed persons are deliberately sabotaging the efforts of the President.
"We therefore urge President Muhammadu Buhari to save his government from further incurring the anger of Nigerians by ensuring that Baru is shown the way out if he lacks the decorum to fall on his own sword after the punishment he has imposed on the country at a time when all citizens should be joyous.
"SUN-CO further urges Mr President to immediately name a new leader for NNPC so that Nigerians would not have a repeat of the 2012 scenario when they had to rise up against the government over the handling of fuel issues", the coalition counselled.
Arguing that "this is not the best of times for anyone as a patriot to sit on the fence as the situation is at variance with the welfare policies of the Buhari administration, the Convener maintained that "Anyone that prophesses to love the country must first love the President and at all times be supportive of his well articulated programs and policies in line with this vision.
"It’s unfortunate that the enemies within have had a field day in the last few days and do not care about what happens to the image and personality of President Buhari whom Nigerians have trusted with the mandate to redeem them from sufferings and pains inflicted on us by past leaders of this country", SUN-CO stated.
Comrade James Ezema
Email: Phone: 08035823617, 08175047979

Comrade James Ezema is a veteran journalist and Media Consultant. He is the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Nigeria's fast growing Online Newspaper and Editor, the nation's number one voice of unity.
He is also Social Engineer and Community Development Volunteer. He is also the Director of information at Citizens Rights and Empowerment Advocacy Initiative (CREMA Initiative). 


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[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - The Presidency has asked religious organisations in the country to refrain from divisive utterances.According to the Presidency, the responsibility of maintaining peace and peaceful coexistence is not only the duty of the government, but also of religious organizations whose words carry weight.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, gave the warning in a statement made available to journalists on Saturday.
He was reacting to the accusation by the Supreme Council for Sharia, that President Muhammadu Buhari let down Muslims by his alleged failure to attend the emergency summit of OIC called by Turkey to discuss the US declaration of Jerusalem as the official Capital of Israel.
He described the allegation as totally misleading and baseless, advising religious organisations to avoid jumping to conclusions and making unfounded allegations without adequate knowledge and facts of the reality surrounding government’s decisions and actions.
The presidential spokesman urged all religious leaders to recognize the sensitivity of some of their utterances on the unity and peaceful coexistence of the country.
He thanked religious organisations for their support and prayers for Buhari, assuring that the president was committed to promoting peace and harmony.
He explained that Buhari went to France to attend the Climate Change Summit because he had earlier given a firm commitment to President Macron, adding the president sent the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, to represent him at the Turkey meeting of OIC.
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[ Masterweb Reports: Tony Adibe reports ] - The Enugu State Police Command said it has intensified a manhunt for 15 members of a criminal gang known as ‘Malaysian Boys’, who have been at large for some time.

A statement from the state police spokesman yesterday, Ebere Amaraizu, stated that the fleeing gang members have been terrorizing the Nimbo/Adani community of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of the state.
Amaraizu gave the names of the suspects as Ikechukwu a.k.a "Master", Okoro Ifeanyi alias "Bukar", Mathew, Marcel Ojike, Ogbobe Ajulu, Odumodu alias "Asogwa" and one Mike also known as "Anyi Anyi."
He enjoined the suspects in their own interest, to quickly report to the state Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department of the state police command or face the consequences.

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[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that a collapse of public confidence in the justice system will have disastrous consequences for the entire nation.
He called on the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to work with government to avert collapse of public confidence in the justice system of the country.
Buhari made the call at the Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday while receiving the National Executive Committee of the NBA.
"Let me reiterate that the collapse of public confidence in the justice system will have disastrous effects on our democracy and will negatively affect the capacity of the legal profession to thrive and flourish in the country," he said.
Charging the NBA to ensure the highest form of discipline among its members, Buhari asked the body to ensure that all cases of indiscipline and corruption were tackled effectively.
He expressed worries over alleged attempts by some senior lawyers to corrupt judges and the judicial system.
President Buhari assured that his administration would continue to operate on a foundation of the rule of law.
"We are convinced that corruption and impunity flourish when due process mechanisms are disregarded. We, however, expect a corresponding duty on the part of all professional bodies such as the NBA to ensure the highest forms of discipline among their members," he said.
NBA president, Abubakar Balarabe Mahmud had drawn Buhari’s attention to the association’s concerns on prisons’ congestion, the need for compliance with judicial decisions and the modus operandi of some of the anti-corruption agencies.
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[ Masterweb Reports: Hope Abah reports ] - Unknown gunmen on Thursday night killed a businessman, Samiaila Auwalu, at the North Bank suburb of Makurdi Local Government Area in Benue State.
Witnesses said the gunmen numbering about three were allegedly dressed in police uniform and had gained access into the deceased's home at about 7:30pm, identified the victim and opened fire on him.
A resident in the area, Emeka Onye, testified that the deceased was a good and generous man who was loved by his neighbours for his kind disposition towards everyone around him.
The Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), for the Benue Command, Moses Joel Yamu, confirmed the incident, saying that the late Alhaji Auwalu, 45, was shot on his chest at his resident behind Maitala Motors by New Bridge Mine at North bank in Makurdi.
Yamu added that the victim was rushed to the Musab Hospital in Wadata area of Makurdi by his family members but died while receiving treatment.
The police spokesman further said that an empty shell was recovered from the scene while investigation into the matter has commenced.
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[ Masterweb Reports: Press Release For Immediate Release ] - The Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) on 19th of December 2017 commissioned Test equipment for inspection, testing and certification of all electrical installations across the country.
The commissioning was done by the MD/CEO & Chief Electrical Inspector of the Federation, Engr. Peter O. Ewesor, at the headquarters of the agency in Abuja.
In his opening remarks, he pointed out that the importance of equipping the Area Inspecting Engineers is to ensure that all relevant standards and specifications in electrical installation are maintained. When the Area Inspecting Engineers are ill equipped, they cannot perform, thus, the function of enforcement of standards would not be achieved without equipment.
He further urged the Area Inspectorate Engineers to ensure that the equipment are used optimally in their field inspections to ensure the safety of lives and property.
The equipment includes:

· 18 pieces of 2.5/2kv Thermocool petrol generating sets with engine oil;
· 6 pieces of ground resistance testers and hybrid battery packs;
· 15 pieces of cable height detectors;
· 15 pieces of professional electrical tool boxes of 82 tools;
· 6 pieces of 1kv insulation& continuity testers;
· 4 pieces of 2.5kv insulation& continuity testers.

Ama Umoren
Wale Rasheed                                                                                             
*Photo Caption - NEMSA MD/CEO & Chief Electrical Inspector, Engr Peter O. Ewesor, some NEMSA Management Staff and other stakeholders at the commissioning of the test equipment at the NEMSA Headquarters on 19th Dec 2017.