All You Need To Know About The Proposed Scrapping Of NNPC, DPR, PPPRA & Single Oil Sector Regulator

There is an air of upset in the oil sector following the plan by the government to scrap regulatory authorities including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA).

This was contained in the draft National Oil Policy document released by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources.

The regulatory bodies will be unified into a single agency to be known as Petroleum Regulatory Commission (PRC).

The PRC will incorporate the activities of the existing petroleum regulatory authorities and will also cover some new regulatory activities not currently covered.

According to the document, the existing “framework was weak, largely ineffective and inefficient, arising from a number of single-issue agencies; overlaps in regulation, gaps in regulation, mixture of policy, regulation and operations; and ineffective regulation.

“Although the agencies generally work well together, their roles, sometimes, overlap and there are significant information gaps within the government as, sometimes, one institution is unaware of what the other is doing.

“At the same time, policy making capacity has been weak, resulting in NNPC and its subsidiaries setting policy and regulation as well as conducting operations in the petroleum sector. The result is an ineffective and inefficient institutional environment in the petroleum sector in Nigeria.

”The new body is also expected to work under the policy supervision of the Minister of Petroleum Resources in order to reduce the inefficiencies in parastatal in the petroleum sector.

The minister of petroleum resources will set and monitor implementation of policies.

“This does not mean that the regulatory authority will report to the Ministry on a day to day basis. The new single regulatory authority will be an operationally independent regulatory institution. The Minister’s involvement will be hands off and just to ensure that the regulatory authority properly carries out its roles of implementing the policy.”


7 Signs You’re Meant To Be Single

1. You have high avoidance goals

Not all relationships are riddled with baggage, but you’d be hard-pressed to find one that’s never seen any glimpse of conflict at one point or another. For people who absolutely cannot deal with disagreements, being single just may be their happy place. Although modern society and a social media-obsessed culture often dubs people in relationships happier than those not in relationships, some research begs to differ. In a study published in Social Psychological & Personality Science, researchers evaluated the connection between being happy, or unhappy, and being in a relationship, or being single.

 The study found that single people who had high avoidance goals, meaning they are most concerned with preventing relationship conflict and disagreements, were just as happy as those who were in a relationship. On the flip side, people high in approach goals, meaning they strive to enhance relationship closeness, experienced greater life satisfaction, and were particularly happy when they were in a relationship.

Of course, this doesn’t mean everyone who’s in a relationship is a drama queen (or king), but it’s interesting to hear just why a person may be happier flying solo.

2. You are single at heart

As Bella DePaulo, Ph.D. puts it in Psychology Today, being single is all in your perception of it. And as she prefers to explain it, a person is single at heart when they see themselves as single, as opposed to referring to being single as some sort of personal failure. Whether your life includes the occasional romantic relationship, someone who’s single at heart doesn’t aspire to live as part of a long-term couple. So, just as some people feel they are meant to have children, the same can be said about those who are at their best when they’re single.

3. You have a sense of personal mastery

Lots of people have a can-do attitude, and regardless of relationship status, this outlook delivers a sense of accomplishment, pride, and positivity. If you’re certain you can do anything you set your mind to, consider yourself a contender for single at heart.

When a person has a sense of personal mastery, they are less likely to experience negative emotions. Just think about when a toddler is taught to dress himself, rather than always having his parent automatically do it for him. He’ll be left with feelings of pride and a sense of accomplishment because he’s done it himself. Similarly, DePaulo says that for singles, the link between personal mastery and freedom from negative feelings is stronger than it is for people in a relationship.

4. You are highly self-sufficient

Being self-sufficient doesn’t just mean you’re capable of dealing with things on your own, but that you actually like to deal with things on your own. If a person has been single for some time, it’s obvious they’re likely to do things on their own, regardless of whether they want to at first. However, as time goes on and they repeatedly take decision-making into their own hands, they’ll likely become more confident in doing so. “For people who have always been single, the more self-sufficient they are, the less likely they are to experience negative emotions,” DePaulo says. “For people who are currently married, though, it’s the opposite — the more they like dealing with things on their own, the more likely they are to have negative feelings.”

5. You don’t like being tied down

While not all relationships require a person to be attached to their partner’s hip at all times, if you’re someone who feels your freedom is totally revoked in each and every relationship you’ve been in, the single life may be best for you.

Remember the Sex and the City episode where Carrie starts hyperventilating while trying on wedding dresses? Well, just as she felt stifled in her relationship with Aidan, so too do many other people. In Carrie’s case, sure, it was more the person and less the fact she was destined for single life forever, but you get the idea. As relationship expert and author April Masini told Bustle, “Some people simply know they want to stay single. They enjoy the freedom, and they don’t have nay anxiety about missing out on being part of a couple.” And trading in your freedom for a life partner better be something you’ve put a lot of thought into.

6. You’re afraid you’ll miss out on something better

You’re familiar with FOMO, right? Good, because the fear of missing out is a very real thing in today’s social media obsessed world. Just as The Huffington Post explains, many people are concerned they may be missing out on something more fun, more beneficial, or more productive. Well, the same can be said about relationships … but in a good way.

While FOMO often comes with a negative connotation, it may also help explain why you choose to be single, and are happy doing so. Maybe you’re hesitant to choose a long term partner because you’re constantly concerned something better may come along. And not even just a better person, either. Maybe you’re worried being in a relationship will someday hinder your chances for a job promotion, because you know you lose focus on your career whenever you’re in a relationship. Well, there are lots of smarty pants out there who have chosen to direct their life’s attention to plans that don’t require a significant other. So, don’t waste your time in a relationship if you’re constantly on the hunt for something better.

7. You’re an opportunity addict

There’s nothing wrong with seeking various opportunities and running with them. And maybe you’re that kind of person. Although this Inc. article describes the addiction to opportunity in business terms, the same can be applied to relationships.

Think back to the previously mentioned notion of being single at heart, regardless of occasional (often short-lived) romantic relationships. Even if you’re a person who likes to date around or isn’t afraid to get to know someone new, that doesn’t necessarily mean you aren’t choosing to be single in the long run. When a new person enters your life, you’re intrigued by them, and are interested in becoming closer, which isn’t a bad thing in the least.

No matter where you are in your personal life — single, married, divorced, or otherwise — it’s yours, and yours alone to decide how you want to define your relationship with others, and most importantly, with yourself. Perhaps you’re simply not designed for a long term relationships, and that’s perfectly fine.


Why Being Single In Your 30s Is Actually An Incredible Opportunity

Your initial reaction to the title of this article may have been some sort of combination of pity and sadness—it’s not your fault, our society conditions us to feel this way about single people (read: women) of a certain age! Hear us out, though. There are innumerable benefits to being unattached in your 30s, which are evident if you’re picturing the person in question as a man, but probably less so if you’re thinking of her as a woman. Here, all the reasons you should celebrate if you find yourself sans partner once you hit 30.

When you’re single in your 30s, you likely find yourself sans wingman a lot—many of your friends have married and started families, so if you’re not dating anyone, it can be hard to rope someone in to being your plus one to obligatory events like birthday parties, engagement parties, et cetera. So, you get used to going it alone, which is a good thing, because life is long and unpredictable, and though you will absolutely find a partner if you want one, there are inevitably times in which you have to fly solo.

If you’re single in your 30s, chances are you’ve watched quite a few friends get hitched and make babies. While initially these milestones may incite jealousy, eventually the rose-colored glasses come off and you get to see them for what they really are—trade-offs that require a lot of work. This isn’t to say they’re not worth the sacrifice, it just means that the longer you wait to make these moves, the more time you will have to think mindfully about which scenarios actually make you happiest. Maybe you always thought you wanted children, for example, but after seeing the reality of what that entails you’ve changed your mind. Maybe you figured you would be a stay-at-home mom, but then you heard firsthand from friends how challenging that can be and have decided to remain committed to some version of your career. Maybe, after watching friends struggle with money, you’ve decided financial stability is an important criteria for anyone you seriously consider as a life partner. Whatever the revelation may be, you probably wouldn’t have known it with such clarity had you not been able to bear witness to the trials and tribulations of your trailblazing friends.

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Nicki Minaj Says She Is Single

Nicki Minaj appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday, where host Ellen DeGeneres asked about the “engagement ring” she’s been wearing as of late. “Are you really going to zoom in on my ashy hands? Come on, now. You have to prep women for that. You can’t just zoom in on people’s fingers and hands,” Minaj said before discussing Meek Mill. “First of all, that’s not an engagement ring. Right? I have two rings from this boy that likes me. And he gave me…” She was unable to finish her sentence, as a photo of her ring appeared on the screen behind her. “Oh my God! Stop!” she said. DeGeneres joked, “That boy has money. Whatever boy that is.”

“That’s not my engagement ring, though,” the “Night Is Still Young” Rapper clarified. “He said that that’s my second ring and that if I get a third ring that that would be the engagement ring.”

DeGeneres asked Minaj if she’s “ready to get engaged,” to which she answered, “You know, I don’t know. We’re still figuring each other out. And in fact, I don’t even want to say that I’m in a relationship anymore, because I think when people hear that, they go to like the mean place and try to like—not you, though. You’re super. I love you to death.” DeGeneres prodded her to “talk about it in a kind place,” but the rapper wouldn’t budge. “I would rather not. You know, I used to be secretive. You guys asked me about that before on my pre-interview,” Minaj said. “I used to say, ‘I’m not in a relationship,’ even though I was in a 12-year relationship [with Safaree Samuels]…Now I feel like just going back to that and saying, ‘You know what? I’m single.”

As an example, Minaj said she decided not to share a picture of her Valentine’s Day gift on Instagram to keep people out of their business. “People said, ‘They’re not together.’ We were getting anonymous messages saying, ‘Yeah, she wasn’t with him and she was crying all day.’ Just putting up all these things. Meanwhile, we were really in bed all day on Valentine’s Day. Like, seriously! We were in bed all day and then I got up and opened these three amazing gifts, and then I went back to bed. Then I read this story that we weren’t together on Valentine’s Day and it just made me realize that no matter how great your life is, you can’t even impress people. You just have to do you and make yourself happy and forget about trying to get everyone’s approval. It’s better just to keep those things sacred. So, now, I don’t really care to say ‘I’m in a relationship’ or ‘I’m engaged’ or whatever. There’s a boy that likes me. That’s all.” DeGeneres reminded her that the “boy” in question “spent a lot of money on you hoping you would say you were in a relationship. I mean, he’s not happy about you saying you’re single.”

Minaj, who never mentioned her man by name, ended with this: “He and I are just two souls right now passing through the universe, and I don’t know what’s going to happen. I just have learned over the years to just let things be and come and go as they are going to come and go.”

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Woman Commits Suicide Over Pressure Of Being Single

Danielle Saul, a business development manager, committed suicide after her battle with depression due to her inability to cope with her friends getting married while she remained single.

According to a report, Danielle, 31, who desperately wanted to get married and had been pressured by the marriages of her friends was found hanging in her Manchester, UK home by her friend.

The sad incidence reportedly happened a few days after her attempt to get back together with an ex-boyfriend had failed.

Beverly Naya Speaks On Her Kind Of Man & Why She Is Still Single

You heard me right. Lol, charming actress Beverly Naya in a chat with The Brief says she hasn’t tied the knot because the right man hasn’t found her. Beverly says she knows her worth and has worked hard to be where she is today, so why should she give in to any man who probably would throw it all into a trash bin. After all said and done about her kind of man she however said she was DATING, but one thing we underlined was her statement that said; ‘I know the right guy will find me when it’s time’. The short dialogue;

You are one actress who has never really been linked with anyone in a romantic way. Is it that
the men are not asking or you are keeping him a secret?

Laughs… It’s not that they are not asking, they are asking. The main issue my mom complains about is that I can be quite picky. I am picky with reasons because I feel like I have a lot to offer. I don’t want to settle down with the wrong guy. What’s the point? You work this hard, you do so much for your life only for you to settle down with the wrong guy! No, it doesn’t make sense to me. So that’s partly why I’m single. The other reason is I’ve been really busy. I need a guy that understands the nature of my job and doesn’t get so insecure because of what I do. I know the right guy will find me when it’s time. I’m not keeping him a secret, but I am dating at the moment. I am being quiet about that because I don’t think that needs to be in the public just yet. Continue…

When you do present him to the world, what kind of man should we expect to see? 

You should expect a gentle, handsome, ambitious man who treats me like a princess. A complete gentleman, someone who knows how to treat a lady, dresses well and most likely my ideal man, Amen to that! God, I hope you are listening. That’s what I’m hoping for.

I Am Celibate & Single- Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon couldn’t be happier that his ex-wife, Mariah Carey, has moved on in her love life — but admits that he’s “not ready” to get back out there just yet.

Ellen DeGeneres couldn’t believe it when the America’s Got Talent host revealed that he wasn’t seeing anyone.

“I wouldn’t say dating. I mean I have friends and we hang out, but I’m not ready to do anything seriously,” he explained. “Especially because I’m really trying to make sure I can establish being in my kids life and working. I’m always so busy. So if I’m not working, they’re my number one priority.”

Not letting it go, DeGeneres asked if Cannon was at least getting “booty calls.”

“No, I’m being celibate I’m trying to work on myself,” the Chi-Raq star revealed. “No sex right now.”

Cannon means it when he says all his time goes to his 4-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe. The 35-year-old even spent Thanksgiving with Carey and the kids. “Yeah it’s family. That’s a family time and we’ll always be family,” he said. “We make the kids the number one priority, for them to see their parents together and for everybody to get along and have a great time.”

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Why I’m Still Single- Justin Bieber

The 21-year-old “What Do You Mean?” singer opened up about his current single status in an interview with Australian radio hosts Kyle and Jackie O on Monday, and revealed that he’s been scarred from a previous relationship.

“I haven’t been in a relationship for a while now,” Justin said. “I’m chilling, just hanging out, being by myself, but the thing is I’m a relationship type of guy. I love to be in love, and I love cuddling. I love all that stuff, but I got my heart broken so I’m just trying to let that heal up.”

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#DidYouKnow Kim Kardashian Has a Music Video Aside Sex Tape? (Watch Video)

Strange right??? But yes, Kim Kardashian has a recorded MUSIC VIDEO aside her famous sex tape. Bet many of you did not know. Now you know, Kim K tried singing…

The song is titled “Turn it Up”, which was produced in American R & B singer’s studio, The Dream, who also sang alongside with her.

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