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Buhari Terminates Trobell International Limited Contract Over $2.15bn Commission by dre11(m): 2:38pm On Nov 26, 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has terminated the debt recovery contract awarded to Trobell International Limited by Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation, because of the “incredible” commission to be paid, TheCable can report.

Trobell was engaged by Malami to recover the estimated $43 billion unpaid arrears to Nigeria from the production sharing contracts (PSCs) with multinational companies — and the commission was set at five percent.

Effectively, Trobell would be pocketing $2.15 billion — or N774 billion — as commission.

By comparison, the 2019 budget of Lagos, the most economically viable state in the country, is N874 billion.

But in a letter to Malami dated October 16, 2019, Abba Kyari, the chief of staff to the president, said Buhari has directed that the minister should immediately “comply with Mr. President’s directives of March 4, 2019, and terminate the Recovery Contract which the Ministry of Justice had signed with Trobell International Limited regarding the purported recovery of $43.747b from the PSCs pursuant to the consent judgement of the Supreme Court of April 5, 2018.”

According to presidency sources, Buhari was alarmed at the “staggering commission” to Trobell for simply writing letters of demand to the oil companies after the supreme court-ordered settlement of the dispute.

Buhari was said to have questioned how Malami arrived at the five percent commission for a recovery that the federal government can do by itself without engaging any company.

“The president believes the Department of Petroleum Resources, as industry regulators, and the Federal Inland Revenue Service can do all the necessary calculations and recover the debt,” a presidency source told TheCable.

This development echoes the dubious commission payments to Nigerian lawyers for the return of $321 million Abacha Loot from Switzerland — even though a Swiss attorney, Enrico Monfrini, did all the recovery over a period of seven years.

Malami was only expected to formally send a request to the Swiss government for the final return of the money to the country. He, instead, engaged another set of lawyers to write the letter and paid them what TheCable now understands to be $17 million (as against the reported $15 million).

Cable Foundation, partners to TheCable, had sent a freedom of information (FoI) request to Malami over the Switzerland case which he refused to respond to and the court case filed by the foundation was thrown out by the judge.

A similar request sent by TheCable to Malami in 2018 requesting full information on the engagement of Trobell for the recovery of the $43 billion PSC backlog from the oil companies went unreplied.

However, TheCable understands that Buhari is unhappy that despite his earlier instruction that the contract be terminated, Malami did not comply.

Nigeria had awarded PSCs to the multinational oil companies in 1993 for exploration in deep offshore and inland basis.

The federation was supposed to automatically get more share of the oil revenue after a number of years but the terms were not reviewed.

Nigeria’s unpaid share of the revenue was estimated at $62 billion from 2008 to 2018 in a suit filed by the 36 states of the federation.

The supreme court entered into a consent judgment in April 2018 as a final resolution of the dispute.


https://www.thecable.ng/exclusive-buhari-blocks-malami-appointed-agents-from-43bn-debt-recovery

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Re: Buhari Terminates Trobell International Limited Contract Over $2.15bn Commission by pricklewane: 2:44pm On Nov 26, 2019
over to the wailing Igbos of Nigeria that claimed Maima is Buhari's nephew.

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Re: Buhari Terminates Trobell International Limited Contract Over $2.15bn Commission by SarkinYarki: 2:52pm On Nov 26, 2019
Same scam Need Nwoko used to clean out 350 million dollars ..can't the govt recover it's debt by itself ?

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Re: Buhari Terminates Trobell International Limited Contract Over $2.15bn Commission by SarkinYarki: 2:53pm On Nov 26, 2019
pricklewane:
over to the wailing Igbos of Nigeria that claimed Maima is Buhari's nephew.

So at your age you don't know the Daura cabal wants to appoint their own person as receiver

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Re: Buhari Terminates Trobell International Limited Contract Over $2.15bn Commission by jacquincy: 2:58pm On Nov 26, 2019
nigeria is the only country i know where leaders read terms and conditions of contract after signing it......shame

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Re: Buhari Terminates Trobell International Limited Contract Over $2.15bn Commission by googi: 3:16pm On Nov 26, 2019
My Goss, just think about the few powerful Individuals bleeding this Country to death.

No company ever made profit to pay tax, individuals launder money, forex billionaires, bank executives run abroad with forex (what happened to Akingbola BTW?), Oil companies forgot to pay above $20.00 since the 80s.

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Re: Buhari Terminates Trobell International Limited Contract Over $2.15bn Commission by JonDon12: 3:31pm On Nov 26, 2019
The question is how the Bleep do these companies owe us $43 billion. Are these politicians crazy. 5 % is not a lot. At least we get 95 per cent compared to the 0 % Buhari is getting us. What i don't understand is how we can be borrowing money when other companies owe us. This government is crazy.

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Re: Buhari Terminates Trobell International Limited Contract Over $2.15bn Commission by NaMeAboki: 3:39pm On Nov 26, 2019
One more loophole blocked - good job sai Baba

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Re: Buhari Terminates Trobell International Limited Contract Over $2.15bn Commission by Racoon(m): 3:40pm On Nov 26, 2019
This one is another serious indictment on the corrupt AGF which should make Mr.President to simply terminate his appointment immediately. Alas! It's the fraudulent rip off contract that is to be terminated while the initiator move on to the next one.

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Re: Buhari Terminates Trobell International Limited Contract Over $2.15bn Commission by Racoon(m): 3:41pm On Nov 26, 2019
NaMeAboki:
One more loophole blocked - good job sai Baba
Buhari has never fought any corruption.He only fights corruption he is not interested in.This is because no be today the AGF corruption start.

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Re: Buhari Terminates Trobell International Limited Contract Over $2.15bn Commission by festacman(m): 3:45pm On Nov 26, 2019
Well done my president. Block all loopholes and leakage.

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Re: Buhari Terminates Trobell International Limited Contract Over $2.15bn Commission by bukkielee(m): 3:58pm On Nov 26, 2019
Cool
Re: Buhari Terminates Trobell International Limited Contract Over $2.15bn Commission by AccessME(m): 3:59pm On Nov 26, 2019
Mr Integrity
Re: Buhari Terminates Trobell International Limited Contract Over $2.15bn Commission by contigiency(m): 3:59pm On Nov 26, 2019
SarkinYarki:


So at your age you don't know the Daura cabal wants to appoint their own person as receiver

You have completely damaged beyond repair.

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Re: Buhari Terminates Trobell International Limited Contract Over $2.15bn Commission by allthingsgood: 4:00pm On Nov 26, 2019
Greed
Re: Buhari Terminates Trobell International Limited Contract Over $2.15bn Commission by Godhatesodomy: 4:00pm On Nov 26, 2019
Wow

Re: Buhari Terminates Trobell International Limited Contract Over $2.15bn Commission by allthingsgood: 4:00pm On Nov 26, 2019
SarkinYarki:


So at your age you don't know the Daura cabal wants to appoint their own person as receiver

Exactly

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Re: Buhari Terminates Trobell International Limited Contract Over $2.15bn Commission by donttouchme: 4:01pm On Nov 26, 2019
5% is a good deal. Those civil servants will just embezzle everything.

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Re: Buhari Terminates Trobell International Limited Contract Over $2.15bn Commission by Creamz(m): 4:02pm On Nov 26, 2019
Kickback
Re: Buhari Terminates Trobell International Limited Contract Over $2.15bn Commission by allthingsgood: 4:02pm On Nov 26, 2019
Why put eye in what d company will make. If u could recover it urself uwould ha e done so many years ago

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Re: Buhari Terminates Trobell International Limited Contract Over $2.15bn Commission by allthingsgood: 4:03pm On Nov 26, 2019
Egwuboolu1:
yes whatsapp me now. kickoff 8:45pm

Delete this rubbish before I report u
Re: Buhari Terminates Trobell International Limited Contract Over $2.15bn Commission by Sukueponmalu: 4:03pm On Nov 26, 2019
SarkinYarki:


So at your age you don't know the Daura cabal wants to appoint their own person as receiver
Wailers will always have something to say

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Re: Buhari Terminates Trobell International Limited Contract Over $2.15bn Commission by saracus(f): 4:03pm On Nov 26, 2019
Nice one

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Re: Buhari Terminates Trobell International Limited Contract Over $2.15bn Commission by Racoon(m): 4:05pm On Nov 26, 2019
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Re: Buhari Terminates Trobell International Limited Contract Over $2.15bn Commission by Guyman02: 4:05pm On Nov 26, 2019
Cabal awarding recovery contracts to themselves and earning billions of dollars just for writing letters which a clerk at the Federal Ministry of Justice can do angry

pricklewane:
over to the wailing Igbos of Nigeria that claimed Maima is Buhari's nephew.
Stop being stupid. We commend the president for taking this laudable step

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Re: Buhari Terminates Trobell International Limited Contract Over $2.15bn Commission by tolux247(m): 4:06pm On Nov 26, 2019
Nice one
Re: Buhari Terminates Trobell International Limited Contract Over $2.15bn Commission by Bbbwings: 4:06pm On Nov 26, 2019
The corruption in this government stinks to the high heavens

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Re: Buhari Terminates Trobell International Limited Contract Over $2.15bn Commission by BrainBox4N(m): 4:06pm On Nov 26, 2019
angry
Re: Buhari Terminates Trobell International Limited Contract Over $2.15bn Commission by seguno2: 4:07pm On Nov 26, 2019
pricklewane:
over to the wailing Igbos of Nigeria that claimed Maima is Buhari's nephew.

Enjoy your propaganda.
Were Malami’s lawyers not paid commission for Abacha loot after they chased the NYSC certificate forger away from our treasury

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