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Petrol May Cost More In South-East Unless FG Fixes Enugu Depot — IPMAN
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Enugu depot, has warned that petrol may cost more in the South-East, should the Federal Government fail to reactivate the Emene depot.
The Chairman of Enugu depot of the association, Chinedu Anyaso, said that the depot had been lying moribund since 2005.
Anyaso He was reacting to the increase in the pump price of petrol and challenges faced by marketers in the zone. He said the depot was strategic to the national economy, adding that it was serving Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, parts of Imo, Abia, Cross River and North-Central, including Benue State.
Fuel, Electricity Hikes: Have Mercy On The Poor, Onaiyekan, Kaigama Urge FG
Catholic clerics, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Abuja Catholic Diocese, Dr. Ignatius Kaigama and his predecessor, Emeritus Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, have urged the Federal Government to rescind its decision on the recent fuel prices and electricity tariffs hikes.
They said on Friday in Abuja that this is to make life more comfortable for Nigerians who were already finding it difficult to survive.
The duo were speaking by the side lines of the Maiden General Assembly of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja, since it was established in November 1981, with the theme “Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja: Together in Evangelization”.
Covid-19: Real Reasons FG Barred Air France, KLM, Lufthansa Others From Airspace
Ahead of Saturday’s resumption of international flights, the Federal Government of Nigeria on Thursday said only approved airlines would be permitted into the Nigeria’s airspace.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said this at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, on Thursday, held at the International wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. He said that Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, Angolan TAG, Air Namibia and Royal Air Maroc were not approved to operate flights into Nigeria.
Explaining the reasons for the ban and the principle of reciprocity being applied to some countries, Sirika said Nigeria was simply following what each country had done to the country. He said the country would go ahead and implement the principle of reciprocity to all countries that had banned flights from Nigeria.
Buhari’s Daughter Weds In Aso Rock
Hanan, the daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, got married to Muhammad Turad at a ceremony conducted inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The first lady, Aisha Buhari, released three different pictures of the new couple on her Instagram page later in the day after the ceremony that was strictly attended by invitees.
The solemnization of the wedding was done briefly after the two units of Jum’aat prayers led by Imam Abdulwahid Suleiman of the State House Mosque.
Sanusi Backs FG On Subsidy Removal, Others
Aformer Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has said current measures being implemented by the federal government to stabilize the economy are critical as the nation’s economy had huge pre-existing conditions before the COVID-19 pandemic set in.
Speaking during an interview on Arise TV on Friday, the former emir said the ongoing restructuring including the removal of fuel subsidy was the right thing to do.
“Some of the recent measures announced, the measures borrowed from the IMF, the elimination of fuel subsidy, painful as those are, are the necessary adjustments we need to make in order to improve the revenue profile of the government,” Sanusi said.
Buhari Is A Better Captain – Ogun Governor
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has described President Muhammadu Buhari as “a better captain” steering the ship of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration.
The governor was speaking at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, with State House reporters, Thursday, after meeting with the president on the state of affairs in his state and the need for the federal government to permit Ogun and Lagos states to construct the Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta road and the Agbara-Dusada-Atan road linking Agbara Industrial Estate.
He said the president was a meticulous personality who attended to the needs of the governors without announcing his interventions in states.
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