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FG subsidises petrol by N10.31 per litre

The marginal rise in the price of crude oil in the international market has led to an increase in the actual cost or Expected Open Market Price of the Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, in Nigeria.

Vanguard

Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress APC, Timi Frank has berated the national chairman of the party, Chief John Oyegun for attempting to influence the outcome of the trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal CCT.

Thisday

Senate’s Amendment of CCT Dangerous, Says NLC

The Nigerian Labour Congress on Sunday accused the Senate of setting a wrong precedence with the amendment of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, stating that the move portends a dangerous trend.

The Sun

$2bn loan: Lagos NBA chiefs, others chide Fayose over letter to Chinese Govt.

More reactions have trailed Ekiti Governor, Ayodele Fayose’s letter to the Chinese Government, asking it to refuse President Muhammadu Buhari’s request of $2 billion loan.

Daily Times

Buhari returns from China, secures additional $6bn investment

President Muhammadu Buhari in the early hours of Saturday, jetted back into the country after spending six days in China to strengthen bilateral and economic relations between the two countries.

Daily Trust

An Abuja Grade 1 Area Court has sentenced a 42-year-old woman to six months’ imprisonment for stabbing a police corporal with her car key in Kubwa, Abuja

Leadership

Expert Kicks Against Influx Of Expatriates In Aviation Industry

A former President of the Aviation Round Table (ART), Capt. Dele Ore, has kicked against the influx of expatriates into Nigeria’s aviation industry.

Tribune

PDP exempts Kogi, Ondo, Edo from forthcoming congresses

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has exempted Kogi, Ondo and Edo states from its forthcoming state congresses.
In a statement signed on Saturday, in Abuja, by Mr Olisa Metuh, the national publicity secretary of the party, the NWC said the decision was in view of its resolve to enthrone and sustain internal democracy.

The Nation

Lagos to enforce Okada restriction, street trading laws

The Lagos State Government at the weekend said it would henceforth strictly enforce the law on environmental offences, restriction of operation of commercial motorcycles, popularly called Okada on certain routes and street trading.

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Shehu Sani Mocks FG Poverty Alleviation Scheme

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Shehu Sani Mocks FG Poverty Alleviation Scheme

Shehu Sani

Civil Rights activist and former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani has mocked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration plan to lift Nigerians out of poverty.

Recall that President Buhari administration has constantly reiterated plans to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hoodlums vandalize Senator Gershom Bassey’s family house in Calabar

However, the last few days have seen Nigerians discover warehouses where COVID-19 palliatives are stored by state governments which have led to the raiding of the warehouses by Nigerians.

Reacting to the development, the former lawmaker described the move to be the consequence of Nigerians being tired of having to wait for 10 years to be lifted out of poverty.

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Nigerians React As Festus Keyamo Shades Youths Over #EndSARS Protests

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Festus Keyamo

Nigerians have expressed their distaste for the tweet posted by Festus Keyamo over the #EndSARS protests that has led to lives and property being destroyed by hoodlums.

The Minister of State, Labour & Employment took to his Twitter page on Friday morning to post a tweet that reads thus:

“This morning, I woke up and remembered the African proverb: WHAT AN OLD MAN CAN SEE SITTING DOWN, A YOUNG MAN CAN’T SEE EVEN IF HE CLIMBS THE HIGHEST IROKO TREE. Good morning, Lagos. Good morning, Nigeria.”

Read AlsoMinister Of Labour, Festus Keyamo Backs #EndSARSProtest

A Twitter user identified as Adesina Oluwafemi berates the SAN for being a part of bad governance. “Mr. Keyamo. I am astonished at your statement. I am equally as old as you are if not older and I feel the pain of this our youth. I even have classmates that I can’t boast of. All these is because of bad governance which u are a part of“, he wrote.

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Nigerians React As Army Says Videos Of Lekki Shooting Are Photoshopped, Fake

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Nigerians React To Defence Spokesperson's Statement That Videos Of Lekki Shooting Were Photoshopped

John Eneche

Nigerians have reacted to the video of Nigeria’s defence spokesman, John Eneche, saying that the videos of the Lekki Tollgate shooting were photoshopped. In the video, he said it was analysed and the analyst concluded that they were all doctored.

His statement has generated reactions from Nigerians. Taking to Twitter, many Nigerian users on the micro-blogging platform have dismissed his statement as false because it is impossible to photoshop a live video on Instagram.

Read AlsoEnd SARS: Gen. John Enenche Reacts To Lekki Toll Gate Shootings

Information Nigeria recalls DJ Switch was hailed by Nigerians for her bravery as she waited at the scene of the incident to give everyone a live footage via her Instagram page.

A user identified as Tolani tweeted:

“Dear generation old Nigeria… you cannot photoshop Instagram live. Your ‘analyst’ has 419’d you sir.”

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