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  •  2 men to know fate on Sept 13 over N1 8bn oil fraud
    2 men to know fate on Sept.13 over N1.8bn oil fraud
     2 men to know fate on Sept 13 over N1 8bn oil fraud
    2 men to know fate on Sept.13 over N1.8bn oil fraud
    General news2 weeks ago

    2 men to know fate on Sept.13 over N1.8bn oil fraud

    An Ikeja Special Offences Court on Friday reserved judgment in the case involving  two men: Ogbor Eliot, and Kelvin Chris, charged with attempted N1.8bn oil fraud for Sept.13. Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo adjourned the case following  the adoption of the final written address of the counsel.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the defendants are standing trial, alongside a company, Danium Energy Services Ltd., on a five-count charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery and obtaining by false pretence.

    The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

    At Friday’s proceedings, in adopting the final written addresses, counsel to the defendants, unanimously prayed the court to discharge and acquit their respective clients.

    They urged the court to hold that the prosecution had not proven the case against their clients beyond any reasonable doubt.

    The Economic and Financial Crimes  Commission (EFCC) counsel, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo, in adopting his final written address, urged the court to dismiss the arguments of the defence counsel, arguing that they lacked  merits and  prayed the court to convict the defendants as charged.

    “The case against the defendants before your lordship is such that it is visible to the blind and audible to the deaf.

    “I urge the court to take into cognisance, the fact that the defendants created an impression that Total Nigeria Plc, issued to the defendants local purchase order, Ref. Nos 330 and 33,  for the supply of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO).

    “These two local purchase orders gave the impression that Total Nigeria Plc contracted the third defendant to supply to it, 10,000 metric tonnes per each of those LPOs for a particular sum.

    “And so, the third defendant, armed with these LPOs, contracted Sterling Bank Plc to finance the purported documents emanating from Total Nigeria Pl “The prosecution has shown to my lord, that the LPOs were forged, and the original of the documents which Total said that the referenced documents in contention, were not issued to the third defendant, ” he said.

    EFCC had alleged that the defendants and the company had attempted to fraudulently deceive Sterling Bank Plc into lending them money through a fraudulent scheme.

    This was on the pretext to finance Local Purchase Orders (LPO) for 20,000 metric tonnes of AGO, to be  supplied  to Total Nigeria Plc. The prosecution submitted that the defendants and the company had sometime in February 2016 in Lagos, with intent to defraud, conspired amongst themselves to obtain the sum of N1.8 billion by false pretence from Sterling Bank Plc. EFCC also alleged that the defendants, with intent to defraud, induced Sterling Bank Plc to deliver to Danium Energy Services Ltd., the total sum of N1.8 billion.

    It added that it was under the false pretence that Total Nigeria Plc vide Purchase Orders (PO), with Ref. No. 0216330 and 02331 dated Feb.3 2016, contracted Danium Energy Services Ltd to supply 20,000 metric tonnes of AGO in two tranches of 10,000 metric tonnes, each valued at the aggregate sum of N2.3 billion.

    The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

    The prosecution said that the alleged offences contravened Section 1(1) (a) (b) and 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006.
    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  TotalEnergies appoints new chairman
    TotalEnergies appoints new chairman
     TotalEnergies appoints new chairman
    TotalEnergies appoints new chairman
    Headlines9 months ago

    TotalEnergies appoints new chairman

    The Board of Directors of TotalEnergies Marketing Directors Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Jean-Philippe Torres as president of the company.

    This is contained in a notice posted on the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Ltd. website signed by Company Secretary / Executive General Manager, Bunmi Popoola-Mordi, on Wednesday in Lagos.

    The statement said the appointment took effect on November 25.

    He said Torres began his career as an analyst at the French Ministry of Economy and Finance.

    He joined the Total Group in 1992 as Financial Controller in the Combustible Fuels Division of Elf Antar France.

    “In 1993, he moved to Elf Raffinage Distribution, as Treasurer in charge of the African affiliates.

    “In 1995, he was director of sales and marketing for Elf Oil Zaire, and moved to a similar position in Senegal in 1997.

    “In 2001, Torres was appointed Managing Director of Total Togo and Total Benin and in 2004, Managing Director of Fina Congo. In 2007, he was appointed Senior Director, Strategy and M&A Projects, Total Raffinage Marketing, Paris.

    "In 2011, he was appointed General Manager of Retail and Fuel Cards of Total Germany," the statement said.

    He added that Torres became the Executive Vice President of North and Central America of Total Marketing & Services, Americas Division in 2014, was appointed Managing Director of Total Nigeria Plc in 2016 and left the Board in 2018 when he was appointed Vice President of East & Central Africa.

    He became Executive Vice President of the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean in September 2021 and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Services for Africa TotalEnergies in November 2021.

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  •  Yobe Gov inaugurates construction of houses for IDPs
    Yobe Gov inaugurates construction of houses for IDPs
     Yobe Gov inaugurates construction of houses for IDPs
    Yobe Gov inaugurates construction of houses for IDPs
    General news2 years ago

    Yobe Gov inaugurates construction of houses for IDPs

    Gov.  Mai-Mala Buni on Friday in Damaturu inaugurated the  construction of 15 units of two-bedroom semi-detached houses for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state.

    Buni noted that the project was sponsored by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) Joint Venture (JV), Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCO) and Total Nigeria Plc.

    Represented by Alhaji Bukar Dauda, Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, he described the gesture as historic milestone in the state’s effort for resettlement, rehabilitation and reconstruction drive.

    “No doubt, when completed the 15 units of two-bedroom houses would bring succor to the families of the beneficiaries.

    “In this regard, we would like to express our appreciation to Shell Nigeria Limited, Total and NNPC on this noble objective of providing permanent shelter to the victims of insurgency in Yobe State.”, he added.

    Buni urged all corporate bodies and well-to-do individuals to emulate the gesture.

    In his remarks, Mustapha Abubakar, the Managing Director ‘AB Energy Resources Limited’ and one of the project managers also commended NNPC, Total Nigeria Plc and and SPDC JV for the notable project.

    He said the shelter intervention was aimed at providing immediate and medium-term relief to vulnerable host populations and IDPs In selected communities in the state.

    “It is a part of the NNPC’s initiative to provide immediate relief and critical sustainable community development that will positively impact the lives of the IDPs.

    “And also to support early recovery and rehabilitation of impacted persons into the society.”, he said.

    Abubakar called on the state government to support the programme by providing adequate security for speedy completion to put smile on the faces of the beneficiaries.

    NAN reports that the NNPC in partnership with SPDC Joint Ventures has spent N315 million on the construction of new and upgrading of structures at Modu Mustapha Primary School Damaturu.

    The projects executed are construction of four blocks of four classrooms, administrative block, renovation of one block of three classrooms, supply and installation of solar panels for uninterrupted power, drilling of borehole and reticulations and construction of 10 apartments of toilets among others.


    Edited By: Sadiya Hamza
    Source: NAN

  •  Osifo Festus emerges as new PENGASSAN President
    Osifo Festus emerges as new PENGASSAN President
     Osifo Festus emerges as new PENGASSAN President
    Osifo Festus emerges as new PENGASSAN President
    Metro2 years ago

    Osifo Festus emerges as new PENGASSAN President

    Mr Osifo Festus of Total Nigeria Plc has emerged as the new President of the  Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASAN).

    Festus emerged as the 16th President of the association at the end the 6th Triennial National Delegates Conference with the theme as,”The Future of Work Post Pandemic and Energy Transitions,’ on Friday in Abuja.

    He defeated his sole challenger, Mr Roland Frederick of Shell Petroleum by 200 to 183 votes.

    Others elected are, Mr Duru Mathew as the Deputy President and Mr Victor Ononokpono as the National Treasurer of the association.

    A total of 384 delegates drawn from the association’s branches nation wide participated in the 6th Triennial National Delegates Conference.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the new president of the association Mr Osifo Festus will pilot the affairs of the association for the next three years.

    Festus took over from Mr Ndukaku Ohaeri who served for only a year after the unfortunate death of the association president, late Mr Francis- Olabode Johnson, who died on May 31, 2019.


    Edited By: Ekemini Ladejobi (NAN)

     

  •  How Total is supporting FG s fight against COVID 19 MD
    How Total is supporting FG’s fight against COVID-19 — MD
     How Total is supporting FG s fight against COVID 19 MD
    How Total is supporting FG’s fight against COVID-19 — MD
    COVID-192 years ago

    How Total is supporting FG’s fight against COVID-19 — MD

    Mr Mike Sangster, Managing Director, Total E&P Nigeria Limited, on Wednesday said the International Oil Company (IOC) contributed $3.2 million (₦1.2 billion) in support of the Federal Government’s battle against COVID-19.

    Sangster made the disclosure while speaking at the virtual August Technical Presentation of Nigeria  Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE).

    The managing director, who was represented by Mr Olatunji Akinwunmi, General Manager, GSR (Deepwater), Total E&P, said Nigeria was crucial to the Total Group, accounting for around 10 per cent of its equity production.

     

     ” We are all aware of the raging COVID-19 pandemic which has held the world hostage for several months now.

    “The adverse effect on lives and businesses, especially the oil and gas industry, cannot be overemphasised.

    “Please permit me to touch on some of Total’s interventions in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

    “As a socially responsible company, Total rose to the clarion call of the federal government along with its partners, led by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), by contributing to a donation of ₦21 billion in support of the federal government’s COVID-19 efforts.

    “Total’s contribution was $3.2 million (₦1.2 billion), ” he said.

    According to him, the company also supported the Lagos State Government and its Rivers counterpart with critical supplies and medical equipment.

    Sangster disclosed that Total Nigeria Plc , which operates downstream, also donated ₦50 million as part of a combined contribution from the Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), under the auspices of the NNPC.

    He said :”Total has also invested approximately  $10 billion in the country in recent years.

    “The company makes an annual expenditure of over $40 million  on Corporate Social Responsibility in Nigeria; with remarkable investments in capacity development, employability, health, education as well as infrastructure.

    “Last year, we inaugurated more than 14 legacy projects including mammography centres and maternal child referral centres.

    ” As we speak, arrangements are in top gear for the inauguration and handing over of newly completed projects to benefitting communities across the length and breadth of the country. “

    The Total boss expressed concern about the depletion of Nigeria’s oil and gas reserves without proportionate exploration activities to ensure long term sustainability and replenishment.

    According to him, a combination of factors which include uncertain fiscal and regulatory regimes, policies that make new investments unattractive and uncompetitive, and low oil prices are easily to blame for this development.

    “Total as a key stakeholder in the Nigerian oil and gas industry is prepared to work with the government, partners, and other stakeholders, to address these bottlenecks to new exploration investments, ” he said.

    Also, Mr Alex Tarka, President, NAPE, said the association would continue to work with Total and other stakeholders to increase exploration activities in the country toward boosting its oil and gas reserves.


    Edited By: Oluwole Sogunle (NAN)

  •  HIV AIDS Over 91 people tested positive in Ogun as Total Group launches awareness project
    HIV/AIDS: Over 91 people tested positive in Ogun, as Total Group launches awareness project
     HIV AIDS Over 91 people tested positive in Ogun as Total Group launches awareness project
    HIV/AIDS: Over 91 people tested positive in Ogun, as Total Group launches awareness project
    Health3 years ago

    HIV/AIDS: Over 91 people tested positive in Ogun, as Total Group launches awareness project

    The project was a collaborative initiative of the Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria and Total Nigeria Plc in partnership with NIBUCAA.

    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that damages the immune system; it is a lifelong condition, and without treatment, a person with HIV can develop Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) AIDS a lifelong threatening condition.

    HIV is caused by infected blood products (unclean needles or unscreened blood), having unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex with an infected person or by an infected mother to baby by pregnancy, labour, or nursing.

    Alabi said: “We have come to realise that we cannot afford to ignore the inter-relatedness of HIV, TB and Malaria .

    “The relation of the trio is not only worrisome, but the consequences, when not addressed can be grievous.

    “From our records, as at Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10,963 people in Ogun have benefited from the testing services which started on July 8.

    “Of these, we have 4,007 males and 6, 956 female; we have a total of 91 people who tested positive.’’

    “The provision of HIV testing services were made possible by synergy efforts with the Ogun State Agency for the Control of AIDS (OGSACA).

    “We came around to do a NEEDS assessment and from the assessment, it was obvious that we need to reach out to all the local governments in Ogun.

    “The business community has a vital role to play in wider struggle to reduce the burden and impact of the pandemic and reduce the spread of new HIV infections,’’ Alabi said.

    “For us, the watchword is `prevention’, which is far less expensive and less complicated than cure,’’ she said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that highlights of the programme included the graduation of trained peer educators who will create awareness among the public.

    Edited by Olagoke Olatoye