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Security officers recovers 144 tankers of petrol enroute Kano

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About 144 tankers loaded with petroleum products meant for supply in Katsina and Kano, but diverted, were recovered by security operatives and the monitoring team from the Nigerian National petroleum Corporation, NNPC, on Friday.

About 118 trucks of the products were approved for discharge in filling stations in Kano and environs, while 26 were destined for consumers in Katsina State.

However, the consignments meant to help fill the fuel supply gap in the northern parts of the country were said to have been diverted and stored in a private facility in Kano.

Following a tip off, after reports that consignment of products meant for the state were not delivered at their destinations, the combined team of security operatives and NNPC were said to have traced the tankers to where they were hidden.

NNPC spokesperson, Ndu Ughamadu, said following the discovery, the recovered trucks have since been sent to discharge their products at their designated locations.

“NNPC warns marketers across the country to desist from acts capable of heightening supply gaps noticeable in a few remaining parts of the country,” Mr. Ughamadu said.

He said security operatives have been instructed to go on the trail of any marketer who may had diverted and hoarded products.

Scarcity of petroleum products was the order in most parts of the northern region, including Kano, in the last two weeks. It was not clear if the fuel scarcity situation was as a result of the diverted products.

An official,  in Kano said the consignment may have been diverted to be smuggled out to neighbouring countries up north.

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

 

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Shehu Sani Reacts To Hisbah’s Call For Scrapping Of Black Friday

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Shehu Sani Reacts To Hisbah's Call For Scrapping Of Black Friday

Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has reacted to the call for the scrapping of the popular ‘Black Friday’sales by the Kano State Hisbah Board.

Recall that earlier on Friday, the board asked a radio station, demanding that it stops using the word “Black Friday” to refer to Friday.

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The board explained that since Friday is regarded as a holy day in Islam, tagging it “Black Friday” is derogatory and a thus, should not be condoned.

Reacting to the statement, the former lawmaker from Kaduna described the threat by the Hisbah board as ‘nonsensical.”

He wrote:

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Court Orders Release Of Sen. Ndume From Kuje Prison

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Court Orders Release Of Sen. Ndume From Kuje Prison

Ali Ndume

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to Senator Ali Ndume who was detained in prison on Monday following the failure to produce Abdulrasheed Maina in court.

This was made known by the presiding judge, Justice Okon Abang in a ruling on Friday, November 27.

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He stated that he chose to grant the senator bail based on his record of good behaviour before the court, notwithstanding that the other grounds of his bail application failed.

Justice Abang granted bail to Senator Ndume pending the hearing and determination of the Borno South Senator’s appeal filed at the Court of Appeal to challenge Monday’s order.

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We Deliberately Shut Down Refineries – NNPC GMD

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We Deliberately Shut Down Refineries – NNPC GMD

NNPC boss, Mele Kyari

The Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, has expressed that the corporation deliberately shut down the nation’s refineries because they became unsustainable.

The GMD disclosed this when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Upstream in Abuja.

He pointed out that the NNPC was unable to supply crude oil to the refineries, adding that the Excravos pipeline is the only one the NNPC managed to sustain through the contracting process.

He went on to express that it is practically impossible to run pipelines at their optimum capacity.

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“For instance, to run Kaduna and Warri refinery, you need to deliver 170,000 barrel of oil per day so that both will operate at 70 percent capacity,” he said.

Kyari said that at the moment, it only had over 5,000 kilometers of pipelines with 13 fuel depots, which according to him must be protected to forestall the activities of vandals.

“And I can tell you today that except the Atlas cove to Ibadan line and also the Portharcourt to Aba line, none of these pipelines is serviced.

“We cannot flow product into these lines, the cheap one is to say they are aged but the real reason is that the level of activities of vandals on these lines is gross, monumental, and profound.

“At every point within a month we fix 80 vandal points, the option is to shut them down and the result of having one depot is what we have seen in Lagos,” he said.

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