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FG Must Be Stopped From Selling Refineries — Oil Workers

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WORKERS in the oil industry have explained their resolve to frustrate the sale of the four government refineries, saying well-meaning Nigerians must join hands with organized labour to ensure that the refineries are not handed over to fronts and cronies of the Presidency.

Under the umbrella of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, and its Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, counterpart, the workers insisted that government officials deliberately sabotaged the Turn-Around Maintenance, TAM, and supply of crude to the refineries to have reasons to sell the refineries to their cronies.

Operating under the aegis of NUPENGASSAN (a fusion of NUPENG and PENGASSAN), the unions proposed the option of strategic partnership between government and Organised Private Sector, OPS, or the modified Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG, model with a national oil company, NOC, as owners of the four refineries holding a 49 equity share, while core investors hold 51.

“This planned outright sale is uncalled for, inimical to economy and Nigeria as a nation. It will only benefit the officials of government who are pushing for the sale as their fronts and cronies are already being positioned to buy the refineries as scrap. We have said no to it and we will continue to say no.

If government refuses to listen to voice of reason, we will have no other option to do the needful (shut down the sector) to protect these assets for generations unborn,” PENGASSAN president, Comrade Babatunde Ogun, said. “We (NUPENG and PENGASSAN), made our position on this known for a very long time. Even in our position paper on Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, we also started what should be done to the refineries.

As soon government woke up and made known this repulsive planned sale of the refineries, NUPENG issued a statement denouncing it and we also issued a statement advising government to jettison the idea to avoid unnecessary industrial unrest in the sector. The planned sale is anti-Nigeria, anti-people and will not benefit the drivers and their cronies.”

It would be recalled that while reacting to the announcement of the planned sale of the refineries in 2014, Ogun threatened that the workers would resist the privatisation of the refineries because it was against national interest. He insisted that government should deal with the problem of pipelines vandalism that hamper supply crude oil to the refineries as well as carry out TAM and see whether the refineries would not work.

According to him, the issue of the privatisation of the refineries had been on the front burner since President Olusegun Obasanjo regime, when the government through the Bureau for Public Enterprises hastily sold the refineries, recalling that because of public outcry, the sale was reversed by the late President Umar Yar’Adua.

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Dr Anu Adepoju Of Med Contour Reportedly Suspended From Medical Practice

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Dr. Anu Adepoju of Med Contour has reportedly been suspended from practising by the Nigerian Medical and Dental board.

Twitter influencer and doctor, Dr. olufunmilayo shared the new via his Twitter page, noting that the board reached its decision after an investigation into the death of one of her patients as well as another who had complications from surgery.

Recall that an Instagram Influencer, Omohtee called out Dr Anu Adepoju earlier in the year for ruining her buttocks after suffering complications from a surgical procedure despite paying the sum of 1.5 million naira for a Brazilian butt lift.

Anu Adepoju was also alleged to have killed a beauty queen in 2018, the result of a failed procedure.

According to Dr. Olufunmilayo, Anu graduated from College of Medicine, Unilag in 2017 and performed plastic surgery on a patient in December 2018 when she was a House Officer.

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Davido celebrates his mum on her posthumous birthday

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David Adedeji Adeleke (born November 21, 1992), better known as David’s mum, Veronica Adeleke, would have turned a year older today November 23.

He posted this throwback photo of he and his mum on his Instagram this afternoon with the caption;

”Happy Birthday Mama … love and miss you always”

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Death threats issued on WizKid associates by 30BG crew is unbelievable – Kemi Olunloyo

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Kemi Olunloyo known for holding controversial opinions has disclosed that Wizkid and Davido have taken their feud to another level.

According to a post sighted on her social media page, she has alleged that the 30 Billion Geng crew of Nigerian artist Davido are threatening the associates of Wizkid outside Nigeria.

Kemi Olunloyo has however urged Davido to control his crew members or anyone behind it because they can be arrested.

Her tweet reads:

The COLD WAR going on between Davido and WizKid could destroy the Nigerian music business. The DEATH ☠️threats metted upon WizKid associates by 30BG crew is unbelievable. Fans have no idea! Davido should control his crew ASAP. Most of this is happening abroad
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This one is WORSE than Toyin Abraham vs Liz Anjorin. The fan threats was why I called
@Opetodolapo in and settled it fast. One fan sent a message to Lizzy to pay him 500K to kill Toyin and her baby. Wizkid & Davido’s crew are fighting in foreign territory. Anyone can be arrested

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