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Fuel to sell at N97 per litre –Jonathan

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The President in a nationwide broadcast announced a petrol pump price reduction to N97 per litre which is N44 less than N141 announced by the PPPRA on the New Year and N32 higher than N65, the pre-subsidy removal price.

In his words; “Government will continue to pursue full deregulation of the downstream petroleum sector. However, given the hardships being suffered by Nigerians, and after due consideration and consultations with state governors and the leadership of the National Assembly, government has approved the reduction of the pump price of petrol to N97 per litre. The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has been directed to ensure compliance with this new pump price”.

He also added that his government is working hard to reduce recurrent expenditure in line with current realities and to cut down on the cost of governance and that his government has commenced the implementation of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment (SURE) projects which includes federal government assisted mass transit programme, which he said was already in place, and job creation for the youth.

President Goodluck Jonathan urged Nigerians to show understanding for the imperatives of petrol pump price adjustment and to give his government our full support.

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  1. Kahlim Sala

    January 17, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    lets hope this isn’t another smoke screen though we, relish the complement its imperative Nigeria needs to insure these oil tycoons make due on their promises while on Nigerian soil. Furthermore if this backlash of increasing oil prices is determined by, the presidential election in the US to smear the first African / American president is imminent then, its time to stand behind the USA president Barack Obama to regulate Nigerian oil against the oil companies, looking to smear his presidency. In the USA, the “Do Nothing Congress” made of republican leaders are very discriminative against their own president because he is Black and, perhaps a strong Nigerian president should look at the history of, what the Arabs did to control their oil back in 1940′s with the Americans. Hence the reason they Arabs have control over their oil, the land and, pricing.
    Why can’t we propose the same for Nigeria? These greedy corporations should step aside and control what’s in their own interest on their own soil and not Nigeria. These foreign corporations find it easy to control whats benefiting themselves and not to people around the world. Monopolizing their control should be a crime on Nigerian soil, we the people should have total control which is where a strong Nigerian government is to regain power and control but, by the people and not the greed of government corruption.
    Our president should be taking the revenue’s created from Nigerian oil, and put back towards the people including in the outer communities and not discriminate by, keeping the poor poorer but, by providing the substance of ALL Nigerians equally!
    Oil companies surrounding the African nations should provide Nigeria with the proper remedy so we’re not under their greedy warranting their need to create issue’s abroad for, we should sustain our own economic depression which follows Nigerian government corruption and, to eliminate this idiotic tactic but, not by using the “God” as a means to manipulate others for, God will see through your own ignorance and punish you and your family for the Lies the people of Nigeria has suffered.
    The people has spoken, the corruption must end sometime soon or there won’t be a Nigeria to call our own. Badluck Jonathan, its time for you to step aside or the people will bring in someone else who’s strong, willing to eliiminate government corruption, and start caring for the people in the outer communities which, is where Nigeria suffers the most.
    Our Nigerian president should find the remedy to eliminate government spending in the wrong places and look towards the development by, creating the subsidies towards the people and not the greedy boys club for, each time a corrupt official steals from the people, it hurts Nigeria. We are in desperate need to insure the correct democracy of balance is used by all of Nigeria or, other groups like Boko Haram will develop. Our president should think smartly and not present himself as an idiot trying to regain power for his pockets and the pockets of the remaining and corrupt government officials. Its time for the people of Nigeria and not just the wealthy to do but, for the poor, we need to reassess what Badluck Jonathan has done for All the people of Nigeria for, without the people Jonathan has no power and perhaps, he and his family should live like those poor Nigerians in the outer communities see, how he likes being a victim of his own idiotic control.

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Kwara Governor, Abdulrazaq Declares 24-hour Curfew

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Kwara Governor, Abdulrazaq Declares 24-hour Curfew
Kwara Governor, Abdulrazaq Declares 24-hour Curfew

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

Following the outbreak of violence in some quarters of the State, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has declared a 24-hour Curfew on the state starting on Saturday.

Governor Abdulrazaq made this known in a statewide broadcast on Friday night.

Recall that on Friday some residents of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital stormed the warehouses where the government stored COVID-19 palliatives expected to be distributed to citizens.

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The warehouses, located at the cargo warehouse of the International airport in Ilorin as well as the agro-mall located in the Sango area of the state were totally ransacked as residents struggled to pack as much food items as they could.

Abdulrazaq said, “Lives are being threatened. Businesses are being looted. Public properties have been targeted. This is unacceptable. It is not who we are.

“To curb these acts of criminalities, I hereby declare a 24-hour curfew in Ilorin metropolis from midnight today October 23rd, 2020. This is in line with Sections 1, 2, and 4 of the Public Order Act Chapter 382 Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004.

“People are urged to stay indoors in compliance with this curfew. This will be reviewed as we watch developments.

“Our observation is that what has happened today is not a protest, it cannot be defended under any guide, it was a pure act of criminality as some people are hiding under the guise of nationwide protest.”

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Lagos Policemen Brutalise PUNCH Journalists For Covering #EndSARS Protest

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Lagos Policemen Brutalise PUNCH Journalists For Covering #EndSARS Protest

Two PUNCH journalists, Femi Dawodu and Segun Odunayo, were on Wednesday brutalised by policemen guarding the Lagos State House of Assembly in Ikeja.

The duo had gone to cover events around the Alausa area, a major demonstration ground of the #EndSARS protesters calling for a total overhaul of the Nigeria Police Force.

According to the PUNCH, both Odunayo and Dawodu were recording a live video of activities in the area when the policemen accosted them and ordered them to stop the recording.

After showing the policemen their identity cards, indicating that they are journalists covering #EndSARS protests and monitoring compliance with the government-imposed curfew, the policemen became annoyed and pounced on them.

Odunayo said the policemen tortured them for four hours, adding that they stripped them of their clothes, laid them on the floor, beat them with a stick and guns, and took a video recording of them while torturing them at the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Odunayo said, “Femi and I were at the Secretariat in Alausa around 7 am and were doing a live video of the activities going on in the area. We were heading back to the expressway when a group of armed policemen accosted us at the Lagos State House of Assembly roundabout and immediately collected our phones. We showed them our ID cards, but they refused to let us go.

“What got the policemen annoyed was that we saw them using a stick and a rubber to beat a young man, and during the live video, they heard me saying that they were beating someone. So, after they arrested us, they tortured us and demanded that we should do another live video denying the statement, but we refused.

“Each Time we refused, they slapped us, used a stick to beat us, used the butt of their guns to hit our heads and bodies after stripping us of our clothes. All they wanted was for us to do another live broadcast to claim that we lied and we didn’t because we told the truth.”

Dawodu said it took the intervention of the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi before they were released at the Alausa Police Station, adding that before their release, the policemen took their details, including their addresses, took a video record of them and threatened to go after them if any negative report was published about what happened.

He said, “The policemen were transferring the aggression of what is happening regarding the #EndSARS protest on us. They later took us to the Divisional Police Station in Alausa, and if not for the DPO, the policemen guarding the LSHA that arrested us would have done more grievous things to us.

“The PPRO and the DPO later spoke with them, and we were released.

“But despite his intervention, we were told to write statements. They collected our details, address, took video recordings of us making false statements during the torture, and threatened to use it to blackmail and go after us if we end up doing any bad report against them.”

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CCTV At Lekki Toll Gate Was Not Removed -Lekki Concession Company Says

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CCTV At Lekki Toll Gate Was Not Removed -Lekki Concession Company Says

Lekki Concession Company in their press release has debunked the rumour that the Lekki Toll Gate CCTV camera was not removed.

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According to the press release by the company which condemns the unlawful killings of the peaceful protesters said no one gave the order for the removal of the Closed Circuit Television System as the CCTV is still intact as of the time of this report.

Speaking further, the concession company revealed that if the CCTV was to be removed, it would require the use of machinery to reach the heights that they have been installed.

Read the release report below;

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