Darker Side To Dan Etete's OPL 245 Saga: Allison Diezani Madueke's New Cash Cow

Diezani Allison-Madueke
By Citizen Reporter

After the world has discovered the true size of the 9 billion Oil block and the dealings in regard to the owners and Shell Agip bid for the oil block (http://www.businessdayonline.com/NG/index.php/news/76-hot-topic/26715-sh...). 

Malabu Oil and Gas Ltd a Dan Etete company in 2005 enlisted the services of Dele Adesina & Co (http://www.deleadesinaandco.com/Cliental.htm) to help represent Malabu Oil and Gas in its case against the Government when the Government revoked the Oil license OPL 245.

 This decision was taken because Dele Adesina & Co, had worked and represented the Federal Government in the past and Mr. Adesina was very close to the then Attorney General of the Federation Bayo Ojo, Obasanjo and Edmund Daukoru. Although legally Malabu was in the right but just to make sure it secured the out of court settlement between it and the Nigerian Government; Malabu signed an agreement with  Dele Adesina & Co. for services of $29 million USD, out of this money Adesina was to spread substantial amounts to Bayo Ojo, Obasanjo and Edmund Daukoro, it later turned out that Edmund Daukoro wanted about $20 million USD for him self, so an additional contract was signed with Malabu to increase the the $29 million to $50 Million. So if NNPC approves the Shell/ Agip deal these players are mentioned are going to make allot of money. Some companies who have invested directly in Malabu oil and gas have already taken legal action in the USA and the UK to secure their share of the money should the government approve the $1.3 billion USD Shell/Agip deal.

In regard to the Shell/ Agip deal and the current Presidents involvement as we all know there is evidence even written about in news papers in Nigeria that the President ( Goodluck Johnathan) because of his long standing Friendship with Chief Dr. Dan Etete put pressure on Shell to solve the problems with Malabu and NNPC or face further problems in Nigeria, What people do not know is that Malabu again has through back room deals agreed to pay the President $50 million USD for his support, and Now through the same players who helped Malabu sort out the settlement issue as mentioned above, have offered $30 million USD to the current Minister of Petroleum Diezani Alison- Madueke to secure the Government approval of the Shell/Agip offer, The Minister has already collected $40 million USD from Agip for her to approve 50% of the OPL 245 License to Agip (How do you think she can buy a house for 20 million Euro in Austria).  Also there is Mr. Adenuga close friend of Chief Dan Etete who is also trying to offer the Minister of Petroleum a substantial amount of money for NNPC to give up their right as operator in the Shell oil block he bid for and put in a Deposit of more than $100m USD, other groups who also bid for the  Shell assets and to save the deal are also coming forward to offer the Minister of Petroleum serious money to back down and give up NNPC right as Operator in order to save the deals. Now there is an echo of finding a solution to the failed Shell asset sales.

The issue that is very disturbing is that the OPL 245 oil block in the Niger Delta of Nigeria is under an indigenous license, this program was created to protect local oil company participation in the oil industry. Under the guideline with oil blocks under this program, foreign companies can not take more than 40% interest in the oil block. Because of the huge amount of money being paid under the table to the Minister of petroleum and the President of Nigeria, NNPC has promised to give Agip 50% of the oil block including Agip being the operator of the block ( this was the $40 million the Minister collected from Agip already) and is also set to approve the joint Shell/Agip bid of $1.3 billion for the reminder of the oil block. Which goes contrary to the laws and intentions of which the license of the oil block was initially given. Doing this is just pure circumvention of the laws and greed. This is how the Minister of Petroleum is able to pay for her house. People should ask how much money did she have before becoming Minister of Petroleum and also with her current salary as Minister how can she afford this house in Vienna!!! Nigerians should raise their voices against all this corrupt practices or the country will never stand strong.

I hope this could be of help to you all who want fair play and justice in Nigeria; also Dele Adesina & Co. Should show receipts of payments made to it by Malabu and even their contract with Malabu, if they can't  that is because the fees in the contract between both parties are so high that it does not confirm with any sort of legal fees comparable with any legal work or law firm in Nigeria or abroad,  Who pays a law firm over $30 million USD to negotiate a settlement in a case like this?

In addition to the above; it has come to our attention that the great lawyer Mr. Adesina has started a media black out of this story and similar stories on this topic brought forth by us, by trying to bribe news companies in and around the country. Shell and Agip are also complicit in the bribery of officials in Nigeria through their greed to take as much of the oil rights and licenses as possible.

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Nigerians dont look down on me or on Ndigbo after Dr Nnamdi fought for Nigeria Indepedence also sold us to Nigerians, do you think Lord Christ The Most High God of Livings and Dead will left the children of Dr Azikiwe the Ibos unattended. If you think so you must be deceiving yourselves. One sold his brether into slavery another Moses freed his brethren from slavery.Lord Christ knows that I fought for freedom and rights of the minorities. I was in USA for 12 years the 1st time to Nigeria was on April 2011 during presidential election.You want peace in Nigeria give peace. I want one giant Refinery and Petro Chemical Plant in Imo State to give jobs to my unemployed children. This must be set up 2013. I have nothing but called it crazy as you always talk, if Nigerians and President Johnathan failed to honor this I will command all angels of nature to fight Nigeria with power of nature.


My position in the world today as Sun of righteousness for equal rights, I must judge with truth. OBJ started the game against Dan Etete which is unfair. Nigeria have thousands of USD Billionaires in SW and North. The foolish old Eastern Region who are fighting themselves where are yours? One day Oil will go and all of you the brothers haters will start to regret. The failure of Biafra would have taught us lesson but we are fools to forgot. Deri and many Ndigbo young men can not sit down to ask themselves one question, Is Dangote more wiser and more business oriented than the Easterners? No. The reason Babangida and Abacha regime without check and ballance built him. Today in the world if you have 2 billion USD and you want to use 1.5 Billion USD to set up an Industry many experts will be ready to help you as far as you can pay them.

You are just a nitwit..OBJ

You are just a nitwit..OBJ took the oil block from Dan Etete because he and Attiku first tried to steal it, and then just before OGJ left office he gave it back to Dan Etete so go and research what is being said in the article...


You are just a nitwit..OBJ took the oil block from Dan Etete because he and Attiku first tried to steal it, and then just before OGJ left office he gave it back to Dan Etete so go and research what is being said in the article...

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It will be a big shame if what is being said of Daziani is true. Hope it is only a journalistic mis print. She should come out clear and assure Nigerians that it is not true.
If it is, why then do we still talk of one Nigeria. Nigeria has no future if this is true.
Then the women folk should fish her out and make a mince meat of her period.

This Diezani Thief

Is this not the lady who has just bought a 20,000,000 Euro house and paid for it in cash in Vienna, AUSTRIA? I don't know how she feels dispossessing her country and poor citizens of their resources.

Fuel "Subsidy" Removal

The Nigerian Government is screwing the Nigerian masses.
If holes in the management of Nigerias natural resources are plugged, Nigeria will be able to increase its revenue base.

The bottom line is that a majority of Nigerian public office holders are hypocrites. They do not believe in Nigeria. They are in it for themselves. You cannot serve God and Mammmon.

Labor needs more experienced Negotiators. What have they gotten back for the masses in return for the removal of subsidy ? In order to close the fuel subsidy deal, Labor should have, for example, gotten the every Nigerian with a net worth of $2,000,000 - including Iweala- to contribute 10% of their net worth to the National coffers (put your money where your mouth is)

It will be a big shame and a recipe for a smouldering Nigerian revolution if the proceeds of the removal of fuel subsidy goes into the pockets of unpatriotic,lazy, unmotivated and uncreative blood-sucking Psychophants.

@DERI the attention seeking whore

Why not quench the fire in Bayelsa state before interfering in national issues?Bombings in Bayelsa state are they carried by igbos?You are clamoring for a Niger Delta republic,do you think an Itsekiri and a Urhobo man will trust their new nation on an Ijaw man's hand?Sylvia cult members are warring against GEJ cult members and you are hear vomiting rubbish just to look relevant.Your leaders are opportunist and are ready to sell their souls to the Northern Oligarchy for the price of a Bush Meat,which will give Fulani's free pass to murder your leaders anytime.Is the life of an average Ijaw man better of since your brother became the C of C,be honest? E.K clarke,Enahoro and Saro wiwa already mortgaged your future to the north,just for them to secure government appointment.GEJ is making same mistakes and don't say I didn't tell you.Stop pointing fingers at others blame your leaders for Killing SNC.


Infact something happened just now that made disappointed in Diezani. I will say it later when 100% sure of it. That woman is a Cr00k! Just look at her 2 Eyes balls. Deziani is Ole, Barawo plus Onye-Oshi. Their Evil plans with GEJ on Nigerians will not work.

We are a very weak people;

We are a very weak people; including our brothers abroad. The revolutions of the other worlds were supported by their brothers abroad who used their connections to stir up and keep the revolution going.

Call for a revolution; and you see Nigerians hidding and telling you its not their business. This people are thieves and monsters; we need to fight, go out on the streets in every state of the federation and protest, blocking all Government offices and hold them to ransom.

Else, we will sit down on our computers and be punching alphabets on the screen of a monitor till Jesus come!!!

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@anabe (Your region can never clone people like Dangote because you are very lazy. The only thing you love to do is to wrap cloth around your waste and drink early in the morning. Who do you blame for your stupidity - The North, West or East. This President - your son - will not and can not do anything for you and your lazy 'compatriots'. 2015 IS HERE JUST WAIT AND SEE)unquote--Then why publish the above story going by yr posting--we are lazy and stupid--fine--yet Jonathan beat zik to become preisdent of nigeria--can u take that away from the history books?-Igbos are wise-good! but will never make it to aso rock--let us see what will happen in 2015--u will only end up playing second fiddle to the fulanis-period--soon we shall kick yr thieving asses from the niger delta-just wait and see! after we kick the sylva and amaechi un planted in the niger delta-

@Okwuchukwu Ezeanyika, where

@Okwuchukwu Ezeanyika, where are the documents to show GEJ collected the said amount? Mere speculative journalism-again wld we be talking about nothing here, if the oil bearing communities had control over their God given resources? The entire story does not make sense. Rilwan lukman operates his oil rig freely in the south south. But the day David West glances at a rolex wrist watch in Vienna, our oppressors in the Niger Delta turn the heat on. Why did OBJ cancel the oil block allocated to Dan Etete? The same wayo was played on Banigo concerning his allstates-bank-by thief ribadu-abule Crystal bank gone. The writer even attempted to marry the event with the alleged house the minister bought in austria-u dont blame them cause the likes of the minister, are so (infiriorized) they often depended on foreign minds to raise their profile up-in the niger delta-instead of looking inwards-her inlaws-often resort to such tactics whenever they want to blackmail their subjects to submission.

When Next is GEJ visiting U.S.A.???

I will like to attend any Nigerians forum put together by his handlers.

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The truth is that Nigerians

The truth is that Nigerians are not yet ready for a revolution which incidentally is the way forward for this country. We have not suffered enough. When the suferings gets to the peak them we shall all come out and insist on a change

All of u guys who insisted on

All of u guys who insisted on THE FRESHAIR PROJECT should burry your heads in shame and stop cmplng about GOODLUCKS failures for u are all mediocers who couldnt c beyond their Religion and Tribal sentiments.


Hahaha!!!! You no see anything yan kutuman uba. You said you like JONA because he is messiah.Then why are you people disturbing us. JONA please punish them i am in 100% support of what you are doing, please remove subsidy, so that a bag of rice will be 50,000 Naira, Lagos to to Abuja will cost 25,000 in Luxurious bus.
You are my candidate for 2015 election. Please aunty Diezani forget those poverty driven people, buy houses in US and London. Please don't forget to buy super market in Dubai. Tell your boy friend JONA any mugu that try to protest, let him use his angry and hungry Zombies to deal with them. LONG LIVE JONATHAN, LONG LIVE SUBSIDY REMOVAL. Tomorow they will vote for you again.

It is repulsive, to say the least!!!!!!!!

I am sincerely bitter and angry to say the least, much more so when people think that it is norman hence, the crime is being commited by one of theirs. Can't someone be an element of change, that the country truly desires? I wonder if Jerry Rawling has chosen the same way of previous head of state if Ghana, would have attain this admirable status she now enjoy? Two wrong could not and would never make a right. So, who ever is supporting this actions like Deri & co. should reflect and think of the negative legacy this portrays as a whole.
If the President and his ministers could loot and involved in shading dealings so, what moral justification they have to stop the Governor,not to same?

White man corrupt too ohhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!

No mistaken that its not only in Nigeria or Africa, in general that these multi-national involved in corruptions or shading dealings. In their respective countries they now use the unique name LOBBY to connote it.
But, what is baffling in all this is that our development to theirs is not comparable as, their respective politicians would accept lobbying with the people in mind and ate 20% with the emaining 80% back to the communities.

Now, what do we have here? circumventing law to suit foreign companies to the detriment of locals and for personal aggrandizement. The laws are enacted not neccesarily because of the people in mind but to make corruption or bribery possible and high.
What a shame.

Na wao !!!!!!!! Its truly a national cake

Reading all these millions and billions in hard currency brought to mind what they could do, to alleviate the suffering of our people.
The current president is from Niger Delta, Petroleum minister same too. What have they really done to redress the past govt policies and neglect in those areas?
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Not just talking

Then what will you do with the information? Action dey say speak louder the voice. These guys are sucking the country dry & something has to be done than just talking.

stop fooling yourselves

I don't know who told you guys that GEJ was out to fight corruption. Stop deceiving yourselves.
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I think its about time Nigerians should stop taking sides or
Been regional.we all ve a common enemy who is no any other
Than Corruption. We should all stop been tribal because there is no region you can point out that doesn't have member of the cabal. So let's stop fighting and hating each other while the enemy flex. think this that we can move forward. l

We saw it coming.

We saw it coming. But many gullibled Nigerians who for the sake of poverty don't see beyond their noses didn't not see it coming. So why are they shouting and calling Jona names now? It too early . Olawole Ajani, Jona's youths leader is a classical example.
When Buhari wept for this nation, you people who used all means necessary to unjustly deny him of the throne did not blink an eye. Like a messiah, he saw it coming. By d end of Jona's tenure, what Umaru Dikko said about us not yet eating from d dustbin will be a child's play. My conscience is clear, I never voted for Jona or the PDP.

in asmuch as high level

in asmuch as high level corruptn is takn place the solutn u ofad aint in anyway d way 4wd.d issue boko haram is an issue4 anoda day.

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