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AITEO’s Ben Peters Pays $202m Debt To NNPC For Under-Delivering Fuel… As Ben Peters Adopts Low Profile!

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Life is all about the changes it brings to an individual. It can change from being a bed of roses to being a path of thorns and vice versa.

 

Once upon a time, Benny Peters’ name easily pops up on the list of the movers and shakers of the Nigerian oil sector. He commanded affluence and his name caused doors of opportunities to swing wide open. But his reign as one of the princes of the oil and gas business came to a screeching halt when former President Goodluck Jonathan bowed out of office and President Muhammadu Buhari took over.

 

Since President Buhari became the President of Nigeria, many of the numerous oil barons the Nigerian oil and gas sector once boasted seem to have faded off the socio-economic scene. One of the big boys in the oil and gas sector and boss of Aieto Energy, Benny Peters, has become quite scarce. He seems to have abandoned fame to embrace anonymity.

Back to the main reason for this publication.

 

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says AITEO group, headed by one of Nigeria’s silent billionaires, Benedict Peters  has paid up its debt.

NNPC  Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, announced this  in Abuja on Monday.

AITEO Energy Resource Limited  was one of the three companies the NNPC said were involved in the under-delivery of petroleum products to the corporation,

According to Ughamadu, the update is in line with the corporation’s pledge to provide members of the public with periodic information on its recovery efforts for crude swap under deliveries.

The NNPC had raised an alarm that AITEO, Taleveras Group of Companies and Ontario Oil and Gas owed 184 million dollars in crude swap under-deliveries.

”Following extensive reconciliation between both parties across their business transactions and subsequent agreement by the parties therefrom, the corporation wishes to state that AITEO Group has paid in full all its outstanding indebtedness to our downstream entities amounting to $202.34 million dollars

”The amount includes AITEO’s share of the 184 million dollars total indebtedness by three companies on crude swap obligations plus AITEO’s other downstream liabilities.

”It would be recalled that following its engagement with the NNPC on the issue, AITEO Group has demonstrated cooperation and commitment towards a successful recovery process,” Ughamadu said.

Taleveras had pledged to make a tranche payment of 17.2 million dollars but the NNPC was still engaging Ontario Oil & Gas Limited for mutual settlement.

”The corporation shall continue to provide further update on the recovery process,” Ughamadu said.

 

 

 

 

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Just In: Again, national grid collapses to zero megawatts

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Nigeria’s national grid crashed to zero megawatts (MW) at 10:51am on Monday, causing power outage nationwide outage.

The collapse occurred days after electricity consumers said they had enjoyed improved supply.

The national electricity grid as of 10am on Monday had 3,712MW generated from 21 Generation Companies (GenCos) before it dropped to 0MW one hour after.

According to the information from the System Operations, a section of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), only Afam IV was on the grid but with zero supply as of 12noon.

As of Sunday, the highest generation was 4,100MW while the lowest was 3,652MW with the frequency hovering between 49.04 Hertz (Hz) and 50.34Hz.

Since July 1 this year, consumers said power supply had increased in their various areas.

For instance, the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) recently confirmed increment in its daily allocation to over 500MW from the actual 300MW it had distributed before then.

Though the national grid had not cross 5,000MW, Daily Trust observed that level of load rejection especially around the DisCos’ networks had dropped significantly with some customers entitled to five-hour supply, recording over 12 hours daily.

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) had attributed the improvement in power supply nationwide to the partial activation of contracts that seeks to hold sector operators liable for deliberate incompetence.

The national grid collapsed twice, in July and in August but was quickly restored and power supply improvement was sustained before the latest system collapse on Monday.

According to records, this is the seventh system collapse this year, much more than the three recorded last year.

Although TCN, the national grid manager was yet to establish the cause of the crash, some insider said it could be as a result of a maintenance of the 330 kilovolts Jos – Bauchi transmission line maintenance slated for Monday.

Some DisCos including Kaduna Electric, Enugu, and Kano, had already communicated the nationwide outage to their customers noting that efforts were ongoing to restore supply.

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Police Deploy More Personnel To Seaports In Lagos Over Nigerian Students, NANS’ Protest

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Following the ASUU strike that has kept university students across the nation at home for over seven months, NANS declared “Occupy The Airport” nationwide protest.

The Nigeria Police Force has announced that it has deployed personnel to adequately secure seaports across the nation following a threat by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to shut down commercial activities at the nation’s busiest seaports ¬¬¬¬¬¬- the Apapa and Tin-Can Island Ports in protest over the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Following the ASUU strike that has kept university students across the nation at home for over seven months, NANS declared “Occupy The Airport” nationwide protest.
The aggrieved students who protested on Monday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport also reportedly threatened to ground commercial activities at the Apapa and Tin-Can Island Ports in Lagos State.
Disclosing the security beef up to Daily Trust, the Commissioner of Police in charge of Western Port Authority Command, Jonathan Towuru, said security was tightened around the Western Ports to avoid any breakdown of law and order although the student body did not show up as threatened.
The commissioner said, “People went about their businesses while operations at the terminals went on seamlessly, without any hindrance. But if the students eventually turn up, we will engage them in discussions. I must say that they conducted themselves well on Monday at the airport even though you still saw police monitoring the protest.”

 

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Evans The Billionaire Kidnapper Bags 21 Year Imprisonment

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Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Special Offences Court on Monday sentenced kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, and his co-defendant, Victor Aduba, to 21 years imprisonment for kidnapping one Sylvanus Hafia.

They were accused of conspiring and kidnapping Sylvanus Ahanonu Hafia at about 5:30 pm on June 23, 2014, at Kara Street, Amuwo Odofin in Lagos and were alleged to have captured and detained Hafia and demanded a ransom of $2m.

But they pleaded not guilty to the four charges.

The judge held that the sentence would serve as a deterrent to other aspiring kidnappers

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