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DPR Seals 27 Filling Stations In Akwa Ibom

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The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Eket field office, said it sealed 27 filling stations for selling above government’s approved pump price of N145 per litre in the state.

Mr Bassey Nkanga, the Operations Controller of DPR, gave the figures on Saturday in Eket when Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) officials, visited the department.

He said that the filling stations were sealed within January and February in the state.

Nkanga, who frowned at their action, threatened to sanction marketers that do not sell petroleum products at government’s approved pump prices of N145 per litre.

“We are aware that some of the marketers sell above government approved pump price. We are saying no.

“Government has risen to these challenges and all these challenges will be totally surmounted,’’ Nkanga said.

He said that the department would not rest on its oars to ensure that petroleum products were sold at government’s approved price in the state.

“I want to appeal that this is not time for people to make huge profit, the pricing template of PMS has not change.

“We will not allow any marketer to sell above government price and if they don’t want to sell at controlled price, they should stop selling,’’ Nkanga warned.

He, however, said some marketers had undergone undertaking with the department to sell at the approved price.

He said that some marketers had started paying their fines and the department had unsealed their station.

He said the department was working with other government agencies to ensure that marketers/IPMAN members were not sub-charged unnecessarily.

Responding, Mr Ubong Isong, IPMAN Chairman, Akwa Ibom Chapter, thanked the DPR for giving them audience, saying that he came to introduce the new Executive members to the department.

He said that IPMAN members were against adulteration of petroleum products in the state.

“We do not want to encourage our members to engage in sharp practices or sell adulterated petroleum products in the state,’’ he said.

Source: NAN

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Philip Shekwor, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

According to reports, Shekwor was abducted on Saturday night at his residence along Dunamis church, Bukan Sidi in Lafia.

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Confirming the incident, Police Commissioner Bola Longe said the unidentified gunmen in large number stormed the residence of the APC chairman in Lafia around 11 pm and took him away to an unknown destination.

According to him, security agencies had reacted swiftly by deploying personnel to different forest locations to ensure the safe release of the APC chieftain.

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