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Prices of Petrol and Diesel dropped in August

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According to reports released by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, the average price paid by consumers for petrol and diesel decreased by 2.5 and 0.07 per cent month on month respectively compared to the N148.2 and N197.62 recorded for the previous month.

The average price of petrol for August 2017, which stood at N144.4 also decreased by 1.9 per cent year on year compared to the N147, recorded for August 2016.

Diesel’s average price for August 2017 stood at N196.23 and decreased by 0.15 per cent year on year from the N197 average recorded for August 2016.

The petrol price watch report showed that states with the highest average petrol prices for August 2017 include Plateau, Rivers and Zamfara states with an average value at N146.4, N145.8, and N145.4 respectively and states with the lowest average petrol prices are Lagos and Ondo at N 143.3, Oyo at N143.2 and Nasarawa at N143.0.

States with the highest average prices of diesel include Sokoto at N227.86, Imo at N225.87, and Niger at N224.23 while Abia, Ebonyi and Osun had the lowest average diesel prices at N175.83, N174.29 and N170.36 respectively for August 2017, the report showed.

The report showed that the average prices across zones for diesel for the month of August were N201.76 for the North-central, N202.48 for the North-east, N203.66 for the North-west, N190.80 for the South-east, N195.04 for the South-south, and N180.60 for the South-west

For petrol, the average prices across zones were N144.3 for the North-central, N144.6 for the North-east, N144.7 for the North-west, N144.4 for the South-east, N144.7 for the South-south and N143.8 for the South-west.

Source: ( Premium Times )

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BREAKING: NBC Sanctions AIT, Channels, AriseTV Over Lekki Shooting

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BREAKING: NBC Sanctions AIT, Channels, AriseTV Over Lekki Shooting
BREAKING: NBC Sanctions AIT, Channels, AriseTV Over Lekki Shooting

National Broadcasting Commission

Three Nigerian television broadcasting media houses have been fined a sum of nine million Naira (N9,000,000) by the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC over the coverage of the nationwide #EndSARS protest against police brutality.

Channels Television, AIT and Arise TV were each awarded an N3m fine over “unprofessional coverage” of the EndSARS protests across the nation.

Also Read: NASS Will Secure Justice For Police Brutality Victims, Ensure Five-Point Demands Are Implemented – Lawan

The declaration was announced during a press conference on Monday, October 26 at the federal capital territory, Abuja, by the acting Director-General of the NBC, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba.

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Shehu Sani Reacts As FG Considers Giving Electricity To Chad

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Shehu Sani Mocks FG Poverty Alleviation Scheme
Shehu Sani Mocks FG Poverty Alleviation Scheme

Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has described the plan of the Federal Government to export electricity to Chad as absurd.

In a report circulated by PUNCH, it is believed that the federal government is considering supplying electricity to the Republic of Chad following a recent request by the neighboring country.

This follows a statement by the government-owned Transmission Company of Nigeria that a meeting was held last week to discuss the possibilities of connecting the neighboring country.

Also Read: Nigerians Reacts As FG Considers Giving Electricity To Chad

The report has led to widespread condemnation of the government by Nigerians, querying how a country that doesn’t have stable electricity plans to export the little it generates.

Reacting to the report, the former lawmaker wrote:

“The idea of the FG exporting electricity to Chad in the midst of our ‘national darkness’ is absurd.”

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NASS Will Secure Justice For Police Brutality Victims, Ensure Five-Point Demands Are Implemented – Lawan

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SARS has been disbanded, no need to continue the protest – Senate President, Lawan
NASS Will Secure Justice For Police Brutality Victims, Ensure Five-Point Demands Are Implemented – Lawan

Ahmad Lawan

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has assured that the National Assembly will get justice for victims of police brutality.

Lawan said the legislature will collaborate with the executive to ensure that rights abuses by personnel of the disbanded Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) are probed.

The lawmaker, in a statement on Monday, noted that the government has shown a commitment to implement the five-point demands of the #EndSARS protesters.

“I want to seize this opportunity to re-assure our youths that the National Assembly will collaborate with the Executive to ensure justice for victims of misconduct and rights abuses by personnel of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police.

“In the same vein, to discourage impunity, we will insist that the perpetrators of the alleged abuses be prosecuted and sanctioned as appropriate.”

Also Read: Lekki Toll Gate Future Proceeds Should Go To Victims Of Police Brutality: Tinubu

He condoled with the victims of the reprehensible violence and criminality witnessed in the last few days in many parts of the country.

“I send my condolences to the families of our security and law enforcement agents who have made the supreme sacrifices in the course of their service to their fatherland.

He, however, condemned the arson, violence, and looting in several parts of the country.

“I also call for a thorough investigation of every criminal act that we have witnessed in the past few weeks with a view to bringing to justice all those elements who have so callously destroyed public and private property”.

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