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UK Firm Moves To Recover Judgement Debt From FG - TheGuardian by TheTrueSeeker: 12:12pm On Jan 31, 2019
United Kingdom firm moves to recover judgement debt from Federal Government


A British firm, Process and Industrial Developments Limited (P & ID), has initiated moves to recover from the Federal Government a judgement debt of $6.6 billion in damages plus $2.3 billion in uncollected interest, which is calculated at $1.2 million a day.

It was learnt that the judgement debt arose from Nigeria’s failure to perform its contractual obligations under a gas supply and processing agreement it signed with P & ID. The sum had snowballed into $9 billion as a result of interest calculated at seven per cent from the date the decision was rendered by an arbitration tribunal in the UK.

In the ruling made available to The Guardian, it was noted that the agreement was executed on January 11, 2010, by P & ID and the Ministry of Petroleum Resources for and on behalf of the Federal Government to refine associated natural gas (also known as wet gas) into non-associated natural gas to be used by Nigeria in powering its national electric grid.


According to court documents, the ruling also stated that the tribunal found that Nigeria had repudiated the agreement by failing to satisfy its contractual obligations and eventually abandoned the project contemplated thereunder, causing the British firm to lose substantial profits it would have earned over the 20-year period during which Nigeria was to supply the company with natural gas.

Under the agreement, the P&ID project would have generated 3000 megawatts of electricity for Nigeria. Natural gas that was being flared off would instead have been processed and used to generate electricity for Nigerians.

Court documents also showed that March 20, 2013, was the date on which P & ID accepted Nigeria’s repudiation of the agreement, however, the Federal Government did not move to set aside the final award at the seat of arbitration, and under English law, the deadline for doing so has long since passed.

It was gathered that the failure to accept and secure a settlement led to saddling Nigeria with over $9 billion of additional debt.

Earlier efforts to settle the contractual breach were said to have been stalled by the Nigerian government.

“On May 3, 2015, P&ID offered to settle the dispute with the Nigerian government for $850 million. On May 30, 2015, the matter was brought before President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The government rejected the $850 million settlement which was less than 10 per cent of the current judgment sum.”

It was further learnt that if P & ID is successful at the hearing next month in a British court, it can enforce the award against Nigeria by seizing its assets in the UK.



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Re: UK Firm Moves To Recover Judgement Debt From FG - TheGuardian by TheTrueSeeker: 12:18pm On Jan 31, 2019
“On May 3, 2015, P&ID offered to settle the dispute with the Nigerian government for $850 million. On May 30, 2015, the matter was brought before President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The government rejected the $850 million settlement which was less than 10 per cent of the current judgment sum.”



I see...!!!
Re: UK Firm Moves To Recover Judgement Debt From FG - TheGuardian by DaniDani(m): 12:45pm On Jan 31, 2019
Adam Oshiomhole and Liar Mohammed was busy threatening UK and US with hell and brimstone should they caution buhari over his interference in other arms of govt, but here, the UK have fired back.
Re: UK Firm Moves To Recover Judgement Debt From FG - TheGuardian by mushystuff: 1:02pm On Jan 31, 2019
“On May 3, 2015, P&ID offered to settle the dispute with the Nigerian government for $850 million. On May 30, 2015, the matter was brought before President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The government rejected the $850 million settlement which was less than 10 per cent of the current judgment sum.”

Hmmm! SO why refuse a settlemnt and now get faced with the full judgement sum that runs in several billion dollars?
Re: UK Firm Moves To Recover Judgement Debt From FG - TheGuardian by dockokwus: 1:07pm On Jan 31, 2019
mushystuff:


Hmmm! SO why refuse a settlemnt and now get faced with the full judgement sum that runs in several billion dollars?
Simply because the man at the helm of affairs does not have the brain capacity to grasp issues and take rational decisions.
I bet when the matter was tabled,if at all it was though,he must have simply dismissed it without asking for a thorough briefing and the implications.
This is the kind of disaster any right thinking person wants to rule him/her for another 4years?Unexplainable!

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Re: UK Firm Moves To Recover Judgement Debt From FG - TheGuardian by etrouble: 2:36pm On Jan 31, 2019
TheTrueSeeker:
United Kingdom firm moves to recover judgement debt from Federal Government


A British firm, Process and Industrial Developments Limited (P & ID), has initiated moves to recover from the Federal Government a judgement debt of $6.6 billion in damages plus $2.3 billion in uncollected interest, which is calculated at $1.2 million a day.

n the ruling made available to The Guardian, it was noted that the agreement was executed on January 11, 2010, by P & ID and the Ministry of Petroleum Resources for and on behalf of the Federal Government to refine associated natural gas (also known as wet gas) into non-associated natural gas to be used by Nigeria in powering its national electric grid.



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PDP, looting.
Re: UK Firm Moves To Recover Judgement Debt From FG - TheGuardian by courage89(m): 3:37pm On Jan 31, 2019
This is not news.

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