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Punch Newspaper Headlines (Monday, 29 June, 2020)

Fuel pump prices

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Here’s our picks on today’s top buzzy stories on Punch Newspaper. We prepare it as a quick-read for our visitors who also enjoys Punch News.

No going back on petrol price control, PPPRA insists

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency on Sunday insisted that it would continue fixing price bands for petrol despite opposition by oil marketers to the move.

It also declared that a regulation for Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, had been established in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation.

The Executive Secretary, PPPRA, Abdulkadir Saidu, disclosed this while addressing questions on the PMS pricing regime.

Ajimobi’s wife berates Makinde, ex-Oyo gov buried

Chief Florence Ajimobi, wife of the late former Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has expressed her displeasure at the attitude of the Governor Seyi Makinde-led administration to her family since the passage of her husband, saying the body language of the government was uncomplimentary.

She spoke during the visit of the Oyo State Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan; Kano State Governor, Umar Ganduje; and his Ekiti State counterpart, Kayode Fayemi, to the Oluyole Estate residence of the Ajimobis.

Florence noted that since her husband’s death was announced last week, she had not received any call or message from the state government to commiserate with the family.

2023: Stop APC from destroying Nigeria, says Wike

 RIVERS State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has called on Nigerians not to allow the All Progressives Congress to continue to keep the country in its current calamitous state.

 This was as the governor said he was not nursing the ambition of running for the office of the President of Nigeria.

“The APC should not be allowed to continue to keep the country in its present calamitous state.  We want to take over to move Nigeria forward,” the governor said.

APC caretaker panel meets today, to set up convention committees

The All Progressives Congress Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee will be holding its inaugural meeting today (Monday).

Punch reports that the caretaker committee would at the meeting, which would be held at the APC national secretariat, Abuja, set up sub-committees as part of preparations for the party’s congresses and the national convention.

INEC lists tough conditions for campaign rallies in Edo, Ondo

The Independent National Electoral Commission, National Commissioner and Chairman (Information and Voter Education Committee), Festus Okoye, has stated the criteria that must be met by political parties before holding public rallies for the Edo and Ondo state governorship polls.

Okoye, in an interview with Punch in Abuja, said before holding any rally, political parties must give INEC a seven-day notice.

INEC wants political parties to adopt social media for campaigns.

“We therefore expect candidates and political parties to utilise the conventional media, the social media and other creative means of information dissemination in their campaigns and rallies.

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