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Oil Marketers in Ekiti State gets 24 hours ultimatum or risk losing certificates of occupancy

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Oil Marketers in Ekiti State have been given a 24-hour ultimatum to resume the sale of petroleum products by the State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, or face government’s wrath.

The governor has threatened to revoke the Certificates of Occupancy of any petrol station that refused to resume the sale of petrol at the expiration of the ultimatum.

Fayose stated this in a terse message made available by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka.

“Governor Fayose has given the owners of petrol stations in Ekiti State a 24-hour ultimatum to begin to sell fuel to the people or have the Certificates of Occupancy of their petrol stations revoked,” the statement said.

 Also, the amalgamation of transport unions in Ekiti State on Wednesday in Ado Ekiti staged a protest against the non-supply of petrol to Ekiti State.

They issued a 24-hour ultimatum to fuel marketers to resume the sale of petrol in the state or face the wrath of Ekiti people, whom they said were badly affected by the situation.

There had been no sale of petrol in Ekiti since last week owing to the face-off between fuel marketers and the state government.

Some youths under the aegis of Ekiti Youth Artisans Coalition had protested on Tuesday, demanding the relocation of some petrol stations out of the state since they had refused to sell petrol to the people.

They attacked some petrol stations in Dalimore and Adebayo areas of the state capital to express their anger against marketers and vowed to continue with the mass protest.

The state government recently demolished some filling stations under construction near residential and school premises, saying they constituted great danger to lives and property.

This led to a face-off between the government and the fuel marketers.

The drivers and artisans, who on Wednesday, marched from Fajuyi to Old Garage, claimed that they were the most affected by the closure of the fuel stations, appealing to the oil marketers to refrain from being used by the opposition.

They were led by the Chairmen of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Clement Adekola, and his counterpart in the Lorry and Pick-up Transport Association of Nigeria, Adekunle Atowoju.

 Adekola said, “We are for peace in Ekiti and the only way to sustain peace is for all of us to work with the government of the day. Let the oil marketers discuss with the government and if they can’t do it alone, they should contact other unions for speedy arbitration.”

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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Fake News Triggered #EndSARS Carnage – IGP

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Fake News Triggered #EndSARS Carnage – IGP

IGP Mohammed Adamu

Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has expressed that the carnage that followed the #EndSARS protests across the country was triggered by fake news.

The IGP spoke on Thursday in Akure while addressing officers of the Ondo State Police Command as part of his tours of states affected by the #ENDSARS protest.

He maintained that those behind the protest were armed with the sinister motive to destabilize the government.

Also Read: #EndSARS: UK Parliament Does Not Speak For British Govt – FG

While urging the officers to return to work, Adamu pointed out that no nation could survive without policing even as he informed them that the Buhari administration has taken various steps to reform the Nigerian Police.

According to him, “The government has approved an extension of health scheme to retired police personnel. The police salary structure has been reviewed affecting all ranks.

“Your job is important. Without you coming out, there will be chaos and you are special.”

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Buhari Will Set Nigeria On Fire If He Doesn’t Implement People’s Demands —Wike

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Buhari Will Set Nigeria On Fire If He Doesn’t Implement People’s Demands —Wike

Nyesom Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has an opportunity to address the demands of the people or put the country “on fire.”

He gave this warning on Thursday during his appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.

This is coming at a time when there have been serious calls for the restructuring of the country.

Also Read: NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians – Nyesom Wike

“We must understand in this country that political leadership is very key, having the political will to implement what the people want is very serious.

“I don’t want to talk about the issue of distrust or no trust in government. People have raised such issues, that they don’t think that nothing will come out of all this dialogue. I don’t agree with that. I believe that if the president does not do, given the opportunities he has now, then, he will be putting Nigeria on fire.”

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Former Lawmaker, Shehu Sani Accuses FG Of Using Huge Loans To Buy Substandard Chinese Railway Locomotives

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Former Lawmaker, Shehu Sani Accuse FG Of Using Huge Loans To Buy Substandard Chinese Railway Locomotives

Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has accused the Federal Government of taking huge loans to acquire substandard and refurbished trains.

The former lawmaker from Kaduna made this accusation on Thursday on his Twitter page while condemning the recent breakdown of the Kaduna-Abuja railway.

Also Read: Amaechi Apologises For Abuja-Kaduna Train Breakdown

The railway line was reported to have broken down between November 18 and November 20, exposing passengers on the journey to grave danger.

He expressed that for such to have happened, it means Nigeria paid for substandard or refurbished locomotives adding that the Chinese contractor in charge must be made to repair them at no cost to the government.

He wrote:

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