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Buhari advocates people’s manifesto for APC By Ikechukwu Okaforadi eader of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, has warned that the manifesto of the formed All Progressives Congress (APC) should be crafted with the poor masses in mind, saying this will


ensure that the mission and vision of CPC for the people is not compromised. Addressing members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party yesterday, Buhari also urged that the new APC constitution should be studied to ensure that the provisions have adequate checks

and balances. According to him, “consider the new party manifesto and decide whether they are written in a way that facilitates the realization of the mission of the CPC and attainment of the goals it has pencilled down for the people, or whether they will need to be changed.”

Ubah eyes Anambra Govt House By Stanley Onyekwere


hairman, Capital Oil and Gas Industries Ltd, Chief Ifeanyi Ubah, has declared his intention to succeed Governor Peter Obi of Anambra state, in the next gubernatorial polls. Uba who with reporters in Abuja also fingered Obi for his ordeals in the oil-subsidy scandal. According to him, “today in Anambra state, our children cannot go to school and the aged cannot enjoy their old age without been afraid of one crime or the other especially the rising menace of kidnapping; therefore our people are running out of the state because of the threat of insecurity in the state. “I have destiny with Anambra state in truth and in spirit, so I do not aspire to become the next governor, in order to steal the state treasury but because of the need to transform the state; and if a free and fair election were to be held in the state, I would win 70 per cent of the votes. “There is no state in this country where that you will hear anyone saying that I have been awarded any state contract, because I do not want any contract from any state government especially from Imo state government. He said that his declaration means that the turning point for Anambra people has begun. ”After advising Gov. Obi, on the need for financial probity in the state, not too long I returned to tell him about my political ambition, but unknown to me I was inviting trouble for myself; and it

wasn’t long Access Bank, which is the government’s bank became the bank to handle subsidy matters; and before I knew it I became a subject oilsubsidy theft scandal. “At a point it was alleged that I stole the nation’s N46

billion and at another point I was said to be a threat to national security and later on, I was alleged to be holding money worth federal allocation for 11 states; and in the process APCON sealed off my company and my accounts were frozen.”

According to Buhari, the party suspended its proposed membership and registration campaign to avoid sending wrong signals to the public, adding that the merger project was already on and that the committee set up for the membership and registration assignment has developed and concluded work on the structures and framework for the membership registration exercise, which will be implemented following the actualization of the merger project. While pointing out that the Contact and Mobilisation Committee and Fund Raising Committee have charted out the preferred course of action they intend to follow in the struggle to

•Wants Hanga jailed mobilise people and raise funds for the party, Buhari said the conclusion of the works of the two committees of Merger and Convention, will determine if CPC would be dissolved. Buhari suggested that the factional chairman of the party, Rufai Hanga, be jailed for failing to submit the CPC’s original certificate of registration. According to him, “I think what the party will do is to go the court and swear an affidavit and get Hanga to jail. “I want to assure you that we going to go with APC to INEC and whatever the commission requires I am sure we can comply with it.”

President, Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor (on the floor), during a prayer session on the state of insecurity in the country, by Christian Elders Forum of Northern States, yesterday in Abuja. Photo: Justin Imo-owo

Deziani orders investigation of 445,000 domestic crude oil purchase M

inister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Deziani Allison Madueke, has ordered an immediate investigation into the management of the 445,000BPD domestic crude oil purchase by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and remittances to the Federation Account. To ensure the integrity of the exercise, she has directed the NNPC Group Executive Director, Finance and Administration to

engage immediately an independent consultant to conduct the investigation. Dependable sources at the NNPC said yesterday that the investigation became necessary due to allegations of corruption involving some top officials of the corporation with regards to the management and remittances of the said crude oil purchase. Deziani is said to have described the allegations as grave and directed that detailed investigations commence

immediately into all aspects of transactions regarding the management of the 445,000 barrels of oil, day allocated, sales to NNPC by the Federation viz-aviz the level of remittances made to the federation. The investigation, would also cover but not limited the volumes and the value of crude purchased by the NNPC, the allocation of crude oil volumes into the following components-volumes and values utilised exported oil, volumes and values of crude oil

dedicated for offshore processing, volumes and values of crude oiled dedicated to products swap as well as volumes and values of crude oil delivered to local refineries. The investigation is expected to also uncover the values of proceeds from crude oil purchase, volumes exported, volumes and values of various states of products yield delivered for crude oil and for offshore processing, product swapping and the quantity and values delivered for local refineries.

Similarly, the panel would ensure that it determines amount realized by the Petroleum Price Monitoring Commission (PPMC) from the sales of petroleum, remittances made by Corporate Treasury from the sales of petroleum products, and remittances made by Corporate Treasury to the Federal Allocation Accounts Committee (FAAC) from proceeds of from volumes of crude oil delivered to local refineries, offshore processing, crude exported.

Peoples Daily Newspaper, Friday 10, May, 2013  

Peoples Daily Newspaper, Friday 10, May, 2013 Edition

Peoples Daily Newspaper, Friday 10, May, 2013  

Peoples Daily Newspaper, Friday 10, May, 2013 Edition