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Benin Residents Resort To Use of Firewood‎ Over Hike In Cooking Gas, Kerosene




Following the hike in prices of cooking Gas and Kerosene, residents of Benin City, the Edo state capital have resorted to to the use of firewood and charcoal as as alternative for cooking.

Aside the high cost scarcity of the products have cost untold hardship as most dealers complain of drop in supply of the product.

Leadership check indicated that the price for a liter of kerosene at filling stations that was between N150 and N190, is now sold for between N300 and N350 restively.

Similarly, a beer bottle of the product that used to be sold at between N200 and N220, was sold for between N320 and N350 restively on Monday in Benin.

In the same manner, the price of 12.5kg of cooking gas have jumped from N3200 to N4500.

A resident, Mrs Osariemen Edosa, lamented that she could not understand the “sudden and sharp” rise in the prices of both products.

Speaking in an interview she described what she went through before she could to get kerosene to buy, as unthinkable.

“When I eventually got it to buy, the price I was given frightened me. i had to jettison my plan of buying 4liters for a bottle that I bought for N350,” she said.

Speaking in the same vain, lucky Amusa, said with gas and kerosene out of reach of the people for now, he went for charcoal as an alternative.

According to him, “Yes, I told my wife that we simply cannot afford this for now, especially against the backdrop of bills, including the children school fees that needed to be paid this month of January.”

On his part, Emmanuel Ogala advised that Nigerians must learn how to be their brothers keeper.

He described as pathetic when Nigerians take advantage of little opportunity to increase prices of good and services indiscriminately without taking into account that the market is not only for the rich, but the poor as well.

“If you ask me, what made the dealer of these products to add such an amount to the prices of the products,” Ogala inquired.

Source: Leadership

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Offa Polytechnic Student Union Government Gives Merit Award To Cultist Groups



Offa State Polytechnic student union government gives merit award to cultist groups in the school.

According to a Twitter user, Ifemosu Michael wrote;

“When you think you have seen it all… Student Union Government of Offa Polytechnic gave merit Awards to Secret Cults in the school. Hey Lawd!!!”

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Man Excited As Davido Gifts Him 1M After Making A Video On His Birthday



Man gets excited as Davido gifts him 1M after making a video on his birthday.

Taking to his Twitter handle to share the gist, DJ Peejay wrote;

“DAVIDO JUST SENT ME 1 MILLION cos of the video I made on his birthday”

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Water tank driver accuses Duncan Mighty of assaulting him in Rivers




Self-acclaimed Port Harcourt First Son, Duncan Mighty is currently trending on social media for the wrong reasons.

A water tank driver, Okabam John has accused singer, Duncan Mighty of assaulting him in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

It was gathered that the incident reportedly happened on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at about 9:40am when the driver was on duty.

Narrating his ordeal to some Civil Rights Activists on Tuesday November 24, after he was allegedly discharged from the hospital, John, a native of Elele Town in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state and an employee of Julius Berger Nigeria Limited, claimed that the musician struck him on the head with a traditional staff made of elephant tusk.

According to the driver, while on duty a private car was parked close to his water filling spot. He tried notifying the driver who refused to wind down. He reportedly bent his head to talk to the driver only to discover it was Duncan Mighty.

John said that before he could speak, the singer allegedly struck his head using a traditional staff. He said the second strike was blocked with his hand. He claimed that he could not see when the singer drove off as his eyes were covered with blood.

Confirming the incident on Tuesday, one Ndubueze Obodowhuo, accused Duncan Mighty of using his VIP status to intimidate his people. He also shared a ‘medical report’ stating that John was treated for “shoulder dislocation and scalp laceration.”

Mr John is now calling on his employer, the management of Julius Berger, Security Agencies and Human Rights Organisations to help him get justice. His post below:

“This is Mr. OKABAM JOHN a native of Elele town in Ikwerre LGA of Rivers State, he’s currently employed by JULIUS BERGER NIG.PLC in Port Harcourt and his service engagement is within Judges quarters elelenwo-street, GRA Port Harcourt.

“According to Mr. OKABAM JOHN a Water-tank driver with Julius Berger, Tanker number – B8751, On Saturday 21st of November 2020 at about 9:40am while he was on duty. A private car was parked close to his water filling spot, he tried notifying the driver who refused to wine down, he bent his head to talk with the driver surprisingly, it was Duncan mighty.

“Before he could explain, his head was struck by Duncan mighty using a traditional staff(Elephant tusk), the second strike was blocked with his hand. He(Okabam John) didn’t see how the artist drove off because, blood covered his eyes at that moment.

“Mr. Okabam John narrated this incident after being discharged from the hospital. Duncan doesn’t show up when he’s publicly needed, rather he uses his VIP influence to undo his people. Celebrities should be celebrated by their positivity, their influence shouldn’t pose danger to the society rather it should serve as liberation to the people.

“Mr. OKABAM JOHN is calling on the management of Julius Berger, Security Agents and Human Rights Organisations for justice to be done in his case, to avoid a re-occurance.”

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