BIAFRA, which they were to be part of, to unveil own different
currency in vowing to break away from Nigeria, Current News
The separatists’ feelings and aspirations which resulted in the
ongoing bombing of oil and gas facilities in the region have
eventually found expression in unveiling its ‘national’ currency.
Militants have been carry out attacks on oil and gas facilities
of multinational oil corporations in the region the very latest
being Chevron facility at its Escravos terminal on Thursday.
Niger Delta Avengers which have claimed responsibility for
the attacks have vowed to stop at nothing until a sovereign
state of the Niger Delta is actualized.
According to report , much has been done to the region’s
ecosystem resulting from the operations of oil companies in
the region and that every hue and cry raised so far to draw
the government’s attention to their predicament has fallen on
deaf ears, a source who spoke to our source on condition of
Hence, the action to secede from Nigeria become absolutely
necessary to save communities in the neglected region from
gradual extinction , the report further said
On the said unveiled currency note with one Pound United
Kingdom symbol was inscribed, Bank of Niger Delta, The
Republic of Niger Delta.
Will they achieve this? Time will tell
In our earlier report , the secessionist has few days ago
ordered all it nationality in other parts of Nigeria to return
home, threatened secession and declaring war on Nigeria.
The threat which was contained in a statement signed by one
Col Mudoch Agbinibo, who claims to be the group’s
spokesperson, listed, among others, General T.Y Danjuma,
Alhaji Maidiribe, Colonel Sanni Bello, Alhaji Aminu Dantata,
Prince Ado Bayero, and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as those who
would have their oil interests blown up if they do not quit.
In a veiled threat to declare a country of their own, the group
said that it would, by October 16, display a currency, flag,
passport, the ruling council and territory to the world. It
beckoned on the United Nations “to free the people of the
Niger Delta from environmental pollution, slavery, and
“We want a country that will turn the creeks of the Niger delta
to a tourism heaven, a country that will achieve its full
potentials, a country that will make health care system
accessible by everyone. With Niger delta still under the
country Nigeria we can’t make it possible,” the group said.
It denied threatening the Minister of State for Petroleum
Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, while claiming that the group’s
activities had put 50% of Nigeria’s oil resources at risk.
The full list of oil companies allegedly owned by northerners
and others which have been served quit notice (lifted from
the group’s statement) are served below:
1. Apo Well, awarded to Sapetro Oil owned by Gen
Theophilus Y Danjuma .Apo field is capable of
producing 300,000 barrels per day and crude reserve
of 500 million barrels.
2. OML 110 Obe oil field owned by Alhaji Mai Daribe,
Cavendish Petroleum with an estimated 500 million
barrel of crude oil that is worth $50 billion dollars after
3. Akpo condensate field, awarded to Sapetro Oil owned
by Gen Theophilus Y Danjuma. This field is worth
$100 billions of dollars.
4. OML 112 and OML 117, awarded to AMNI
International Petroleum Development Company owned
by Colonel Sanni Bello. Son inlaw to former Head of
State. Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar. It’s worth $150
billion Dollars after tax.
5. OML 115 also known as Oldwok field and Ebok field
was awarded to Alhaji Mohammed Indimi, Inlaw to
former Head of State Gen. Ibrahim Babangida the two
fields worth $200 billion Dollars.
6. OML 215, awarded and operated by Nor East
Petroleum Limited owned by one Alhaji Saleh
Mohammed Gambo. The field worth $100 billion
Dollars after tax.
7. OML 108 awarded to Express Petroleum Company
owned by Alhaji Aminu Dantata. This field worth $128
8. OML 113, allocated to Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum
Limited owned by Alhaji W. I. Folawiyo. Net worth is
$150 billion Dollars.
9. Prince Nasiru Ado Bayero cousin to the Emir of Kano,
Lamido Sanusi, owns ASUOKPU/UMUTU marginal oil
fields. It worth $110 billion Dollars.
10. Inter, owned by Atiku Abubakar, Yara dua and Ado
Bayero has a substantial stakes in the oil and gas
exploration in the Niger Delta of Nigeria.
11. AMNI International Petroleum Company owns OML
112 and OML 117. Former Minister of Petroleum and
OPEC Chairman Rilwanu Lukman has major stakes in
AMNI International Petroleum Company.
12. OML 67, operated by Afren Plc. Rilwanu lukman also
has major stakes and the field is worth $180 billion
13. OPL 245, awarded to Malabu Oil and Gas owned by
Dan Etete. Former President Obasanjo and former
Vice President Atiku Abukbakar all has major shares. It
worth $50 billion Dollars.
14. OPL 289 and OPL 233, awarded
to Cleanwater Consortium; the two fields are worth
$200 billion Dollars. Former Governor Peter Odili of
River State, Obasanjo and Sultan of Sokoto has major
15. OPL 288, awarded to focus Energy. Senator Andy
Uba, Obasanjo, and Gen Theophilus Y Danjuma are the
major stakeholders. The field is worth $70 billion
16. OPL 291, awarded to Starcrest Energy Nigeria Limited
owned by Emeka Offor. The field is worth $100 billion
17. Mike adenuga’s Conoil controls and operates Six (6)
oil blocs and exports about 500,000 barrels of crude
oil daily. These 6 oil bloc worth $500 billion Dollars.
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