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Senate Blocks Move To Recognise Kogi As An Oil-producing State by unclesuruoffi: 4:38am On Apr 25, 2019
Nigeria's senate during  a plenary session on Wednesday, blocked move to recognize Kogi as an oil-producing state.  The  lawmaker representing Kogi East Senatorial District, Senator Isaac Alfa had moved the motion titled, ‘Need to Recognise Kogi State as an Oil-Producing State’. According to him, Shell BP (now SPDC), Elf (now Total Fina Elf) and Agip Energy commenced oil exploration  in   1952  in Odeke, Echeno, Ihile, Anocha/Uchuchu, Omabo, Ikah, Iregwu and Ujeh, all in Ibaji of the present day Ibaji Local Government Area of Kogi State.

According to him, the companies collectively drilled 25 exploration wells, two appraisal wells and eight core drill wells in  Anambra Basin, with the majority of the wells in Kogi State.He further alleged that  oil  exploration  in Kogi was abandoned until July 18, 2001 when a former governor of the state, Abubakar Audu, wrote to then-Group Managing Director of  the NNPC to remind him of the discovery of crude oil at Odeke, Echeno and Anocha.

However the move to recognise Kogi as an oil-producing state was rejected by the Senate, who however unanimously approved the prayer  urging  Kogi, Anambra and Enugu states to resolve their border  disputes. Senator Magnus Abe stated that the Senate had no power to declare any state  an oil-producing state, citing Section 162 of the constitution.

Abe said, “In this entire motion, my colleague has failed to tell the people how much has been paid into the federation account from Kogi State that will entitle them to 13 per cent (derivation benefit). Without that, a declaration by the Senate won’t entitle them to anything. There is a big  difference between oil-producing and oil-processing. They may be an oil-processing state but they have not contributed to the revenue of this country from oil. When they do that, they will become an oil-producing state.”



https://unclesuru.com/2019/04/25/senate-blocks-move-to-recognise-kogi-as-an-oil-producing-state/

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Re: Senate Blocks Move To Recognise Kogi As An Oil-producing State by lawaljuliuss(m): 4:43am On Apr 25, 2019
is there oil in kogi?

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Re: Senate Blocks Move To Recognise Kogi As An Oil-producing State by SweetJoystick(m): 4:43am On Apr 25, 2019
Lol Abe wicked grin

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Re: Senate Blocks Move To Recognise Kogi As An Oil-producing State by Buhdeuce: 4:49am On Apr 25, 2019
" There is a huge difference between oil producing and oil processing. They may be an oil processing state but they have not contributed to the revenue of the country"

No Joy at all!!!

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Re: Senate Blocks Move To Recognise Kogi As An Oil-producing State by Nbote(m): 4:52am On Apr 25, 2019
D way dat 13% oil derivation dey pain some other states ehn... Jus imagine asking Kogi to b recognised for oil dat was drilled in Anambra basin.. Na so e dey hungry una reach? Why not use dat same time to canvass for d FG to stop lying to U and Nigerians and actually do something about Ajaokuta steel which would transform d state faster

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Re: Senate Blocks Move To Recognise Kogi As An Oil-producing State by Wantedmiller: 5:41am On Apr 25, 2019
And you said Kogi people will look at Abe and say thank you.

In Kogi People's Voice....... Abe, Ameachi will frustrate your political career. Nonsense
Re: Senate Blocks Move To Recognise Kogi As An Oil-producing State by lordkush: 5:52am On Apr 25, 2019
Wantedmiller:
And you said Kogi people will look at Abe and say thank you.

In Kogi People's Voice....... Abe, Ameachi will frustrate your political career. Nonsense
they don't have oil in kogi. so y should they join?


ondo should also be removed from the list too

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Re: Senate Blocks Move To Recognise Kogi As An Oil-producing State by Sagamaje(m): 6:14am On Apr 25, 2019
grin
Re: Senate Blocks Move To Recognise Kogi As An Oil-producing State by Flyingngel(m): 6:22am On Apr 25, 2019
Everybody OIL this OIL that instead of him to ask the senate to declare KOGI an Agricultural produce state rather it is oil since there is nothing to show for in that sector; what am i even saying when this administration have been spending billion of niara looking for OIL in the NORTH.

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Re: Senate Blocks Move To Recognise Kogi As An Oil-producing State by Amuocha: 6:40am On Apr 25, 2019
Amazing...

Shame on Tinubu and Bello for advancing selfish interests angry

Gbajabiamala and Lawan go work tire grin

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Re: Senate Blocks Move To Recognise Kogi As An Oil-producing State by Esji80(m): 6:46am On Apr 25, 2019
Groundnut oil producing state...hhhh

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Re: Senate Blocks Move To Recognise Kogi As An Oil-producing State by shadeyinka(m): 6:51am On Apr 25, 2019
Oh God!
When are you going to free Nigeria from dependence on free Oyel Money?

Yahaya Bello had a dream that oil was discovered in his village since then , he had been disturbing everybody about it.

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Re: Senate Blocks Move To Recognise Kogi As An Oil-producing State by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:56am On Apr 25, 2019
To Diversify from Oil is the beginning of a new Nigeria.

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Re: Senate Blocks Move To Recognise Kogi As An Oil-producing State by lonelydora: 6:56am On Apr 25, 2019
Do they have oil in Kogi? Or is it that one in Anambra they are dragging?

Kogi is an agricultural state and not an oil state.

This oil everyone is dragging will soon become useless.

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Re: Senate Blocks Move To Recognise Kogi As An Oil-producing State by shadeyinka(m): 6:56am On Apr 25, 2019
Q
Re: Senate Blocks Move To Recognise Kogi As An Oil-producing State by mostyg(m): 6:57am On Apr 25, 2019
Kogi
Re: Senate Blocks Move To Recognise Kogi As An Oil-producing State by TANID(m): 6:58am On Apr 25, 2019
Did Kogi Get Oil
Re: Senate Blocks Move To Recognise Kogi As An Oil-producing State by driand(m): 6:59am On Apr 25, 2019


Oil producing? When most of the sites mentioned fall in Anambra and Enugu states?

Nice one der by Magnus Abe, when you contribute then you get recognized...

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Re: Senate Blocks Move To Recognise Kogi As An Oil-producing State by SamOyovwi: 7:00am On Apr 25, 2019
Northern states nor go gree o. Restructuring is the solution. Every state control your resources and pay tax to the federal government

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Re: Senate Blocks Move To Recognise Kogi As An Oil-producing State by tribalistseun: 7:01am On Apr 25, 2019
Kogi state is useless, they're not even agricultural state talkless of oil producing.

Yama yama bello is a thief

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Re: Senate Blocks Move To Recognise Kogi As An Oil-producing State by AntiWailer: 7:02am On Apr 25, 2019
Dino no dey ?
Re: Senate Blocks Move To Recognise Kogi As An Oil-producing State by Imstrong2(m): 7:02am On Apr 25, 2019
TANID:
Did Kogi Get Oil
kogi is Rich in Palm oil at least

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Re: Senate Blocks Move To Recognise Kogi As An Oil-producing State by Jabioro: 7:03am On Apr 25, 2019
Buhdeuce:
" There is a huge difference between oil producing and oil processing. They may be an oil processing state but they have not contributed to the revenue of the country"

No Joy at all!!!
Too (two) wicked..haba!

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Re: Senate Blocks Move To Recognise Kogi As An Oil-producing State by Buzoman: 7:03am On Apr 25, 2019
Let the government invest in Human resources abeg not everytime oyel oyel

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Re: Senate Blocks Move To Recognise Kogi As An Oil-producing State by TANID(m): 7:07am On Apr 25, 2019
Imstrong2:
kogi is Rich in Palm oil at least
Ok Palm I Don't Even Know That Thanks
Re: Senate Blocks Move To Recognise Kogi As An Oil-producing State by Dottore: 7:07am On Apr 25, 2019
Ok haba

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