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NLC Urges Buhari To Proffer Lasting Solution To Fuel Scarcity



fuel scarcityThe Nigeria Labour Congress has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to find lasting solutions to the unending scarcity of petroleum products in the country, which appears to have defied solution in the last four years.

The acting President of the NLC, Kiri Mohammed, who made the call on Wednesday, said that beyond media reports of promises, the crisis had slowed down the economy and caused hardships to most families and homes, adding that workers in the formal and informal sectors were worst hit by the development.

“It has become extremely difficult for workers to get to work, because of the perpetual scarcity of petroleum products, which has burdened their salaries as they now have to pay exorbitant transport fares to commute to work, even as majority of them have not received salaries in months”, the NLC said.

“This has become worse, as public transportation are scarce, due to unavailability of fuel, and this might cause workers to stop resuming at workplaces”, it added.

The NLC wants the Buhari administration to take full control of the situation by declaring a state of emergency that would ensure that all retail fuel outlets across the country were selling fuel at the official pump price of N87 per litre.

Warning against allowing itself to be blackmailed by oil marketers, the labour union said the scarcity of petroleum products and lack of electricity were some of the reasons the country’s economy was in dire strait, requiring serious government attention.

While commending the government for taking steps to confront the prevalent terror attacks in some parts of the country, the NLC urged government to also see the scarcity of fuel as another major challenge that must be given utmost priority.

“This scarcity must end, and the government must do much more to ensure it ends, otherwise our economy will sure suffer higher damages”, the NLC said.

The congress reiterated its opposition to calls for the removal of fuel subsidy, saying if the scarcity of petroleum products was a ploy to arm-twist government to justify the decision, it would not enjoy the support of workers.

The NLC said although the petroleum industry was embroiled in underhand dealings as criminals have totally seized a loose system, government must not abdicate its responsibilities by using the ineffectiveness and sleaze of the system to deny the Nigerian people quality and productive life through fuel subsidy removal.

“Till date, none of the people accused of compromising fuel subsidy funds have been effectively prosecuted, jailed or compelled by any court to return to the public treasury looted monies. Ordinary Nigerians should not be made to suffer the consequence of the ineptitude of any arm of government”, the NLC said.

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Amotekun: Oyo Releases List Of Successful Applicants



Amotekun: Oyo Releases List Of Successful Applicants
Amotekun: Oyo releases list of successful applicants

Amotekun Operation vehicles

The Oyo State Government has released the list of successful applicants for Amotekun Corps in the State.

The process of documentation for successful applicants is billed to commence on Tuesday at the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education.

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This was contained in a statement made available by the State Commandant of the Amotekun Corps, Colonel Olayinka Olayanju on Saturday.

He indicated that all candidates are to check their names at their various local government headquarters or online through the Oyo State job portal.


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Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack



Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack
Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle has commiserated with families of victims of the attack on citizens of Gidan Goga community by armed bandits.

The Governor assured that what is happening in terms of banditry attacks is not a security lapse but a momentary hiccup that will not be allowed to last.

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He said the attack further exposed the desperation of the bandits who are experiencing heavy pressure from the offensive launched by security operatives in recent times.

“I want to assure our law obedient citizens of Zamfara State that the experience we are undergoing will not last. The bandits are experiencing our sustained pressure which they have reacted through cowardly and desperate attacks on innocent citizens,” Matawalle observed.

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First celebrity Limited Edition Smartphone in Sub Sahara Africa: Davido Special Edition of Infinix NOTE 8



Over the last few weeks, Infinix has floated its candy before the eyes of tech enthusiast intensifying their craving for the soon to be released device. Through several social media posts, Infinix has hinted on the imminent release of the NOTE 8 and we all can’t wait for the device to hit the shelves.

Although the proposed date for the launch in its initial teaser videos and banners have passed without
any launch, we have reasons to believe that the launch will take place sometimes this month.

However, here’s a more interesting news. Infinix is set to be the first smart phone company in sub Sahara Africa to launch a limited edition device with a celebrity. A special edition of the NOTE 8 will be released alongside the primal version of the NOTE 8 and the NOTE 8i. The special edition is  signed by Infinix’s brand ambassador David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido.

The available stock for the special Davido-signed edition is limited. However, interested shoppers can
get one for themselves at exclusive SLOT outlets nationwide and on their website Here. Exciting free
gifts are also available if you’re among the lucky few to buy this device while stocks last.

The Infinix NOTE 8 is targeted at the mid-to-high-end market segment and it comes with several
interesting features. The device on-boards a super-fast processor – the MediaTek Helio G80
processor, which supports ultra-fast gaming speed, stable graphics in-game, easy multi-tasking as
well as an all-round optimal performance.

The device also sports six cameras in total. It comes with a dual selfie camera which is cut out from its
super-wide 6.95inches screen. On the back, the NOTE 8 crams a 64MP super night shot camera for
amazing night shot photographs and other photography needs.

Many of Infinix loyalists and smartphone enthusiasts are already clearing their carts and lining up in
preparation for the launch of the Infinix NOTE 8. Now that there’s a special Davido edition in sight, the
queue might just be doubling up.

To stay ahead of interested shoppers and ensure that you’re one of the first to get your hands on this
special edition of the NOTE 8, follow Infinix on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @Infinixnigeria.

You can also join their community of young and vibrant fans on XClub via the app on your Infinix
device or click on this link to download the app if you’re a non Infinix user.

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