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Abuja Residents Laud NNPC For Selling Kerosene At N50/Litre

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Despite the fact that Nigeria is an oil-producing country, citizens still suffer scarcity of major  products such as petrol and kerosene with untold hardships and cut-throat prices associated with these products whenever and wherever they are available.

Long Queues For Kerosene At A Filling Station

Long Queues For Kerosene At A Filling Station

Therefore, it was a thing of joy when the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, mega station on the Olusegun Obasanjo Way in Abuja opened its gates for the sale of kerosene to residents of the city at at N50 per litre.

A cross-section of the residents commended the NNPC as well as lauded the government for making the product available at the station especially as yuletide is already at the corner.

“I am happy to buy kerosene at N50 per litre; I used to buy it at N200 per litre at the black market.

“The price (N200) is too much and most Nigerians cannot afford it,” Mr Samuel Ako, one of the residents, said.

Other residents who spoke after getting the commodity from the station, lamented the exorbitant cost of kerosene especially at the black markets and therefore called on the government to ensure that the product is available at all times as it is an important and cheap source of cooking fuel.

The manager of NNPC mega station, Mr Steve Yohanna, promised that the station would always sell kerosene at N50 per litre.

Yohanna said that NNPC management had devised a means of easing the suffering of the people who thronged the station daily to buy kerosene.

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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