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FG TO INCREASE FUEL PUMP PRICE NEXT MONTH — KACHIKWU

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Amid the lingering fuel scarcity across the nation, Nigerians might still have to pay more for the product as the Federal Government, Tuesday, disclosed that it would review the pump price next month. Speaking during a visit to the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) in Abuja, Minister of State ...

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PDP responsible for fuel scarcity, says Tinubu

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The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has asked Nigerians to hold the Peoples Democratic Party responsible for the ongoing fuel scarcity across the country. Speaking to journalists in Lagos on Saturday, Tinubu said the PDP destroyed Nigeria during its 16-year rule. The APC chieftain said ...

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Fuel scarcity likely to end in May –Marketers

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Contrary to the pledge by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, that lingering fuel scarcity in the country would end on or before Thursday, April 7, marketers and depot owners said on Sunday that consumers might have to endure inadequate supply of the product till May. ...

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I’ll only drive in Nigerian made cars – Minister

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The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, on Monday declared that as soon as the Federal Government starts implementing the budget, he will only ride in cars manufactured in Nigeria. He also stated that all 17 agencies under the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology will be directed ...

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Senate summons Kachikwu over fuel scarcity again

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The Senate on Monday summoned the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, to appear before it on Tuesday and explain the cause of the embarrassing fuel scarcity across the country. The Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) summoned the minister after carrying out on-the-spot assessment of the fuel ...

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First Locally Made Toyota Vehicle Unveiled in Lagos

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Toyota Nigeria has achieved a breakthrough in Nigeria by unveiling of its first locally-assembled vehicle in Lagos, a Hiace bus. Toyota Nigeria last year hinted of its plan to establish a vehicle assembly plant in the country to join Nissan, Ford, Kia, Peugeot and a host of other auto firms ...

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Provide pre-paid meters to Nigerians now, FG orders DISCOs

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ENUGU – The Federal Government has given marching orders to Electricity Distribution Companies, DISCOs, in the country to supply pre- paid meters to electric consumers without further delay. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN, made this known at the end of his third monthly meeting ...

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FG To ‘Train’ 500,000 Jobless Graduates As Teachers

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Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the federal government has “a clear plan to fix the economy”, which includes “training 500,000 unemployed graduates as teachers”. Speaking when he appeared as a guest on Sunrise Daily, a breakfast programme on Channels Television, Mohammed expressed optimism that the current administration ...

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Fuel scarcity may last till end of March – NUPENG

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The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) says the ongoing fuel scarcity in the country “could linger till the end of March”. Tokunbo Korodo, south-west chairman of the union, made the disclosure in an interview with NAN in Lagos. Korodo said from all indications, loading of petrol ...

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Oil prices rise to $39 per barrel

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Brent crude was on track for its third weekly gain on Friday, supported by an optimistic report from the International Energy Agency. Still, analysts cautioned that a large glut of oil remained, with Goldman Sachs warning that U.S. crude could saturate storage in the coming months. U.S. crude futures were ...

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Abuja-Kaduna rail project coaches to begin test-run on March 31

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  Coaches for the Abuja-Kaduna Rail Modernisation Project have arrived in Lagos and will begin test-run by March 31, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, has said. He made the disclosure when Abuja Transport and Aviation Correspondents Association (ATCA), paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja on Friday. The ...

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BVN validation: Rivers govt saves N1bn

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Rivers State Government has said that it has saved about N1 billion through the Bank Verification Number, BVN, validation of civil servants ordered by Governor Nyesom Wike. Also, the state government said it will embark on a comprehensive biometric confirmation of all civil servants in the state as a further ...

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Customs generates 1.07 bn in Seme

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Command of Nigeria Customs Service on Monday said it generated N 1.07 billion revenue in February. Controller for the command, Victor Dimka, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Seme. Dimka said that the revenue for the period was N 172.6 million higher than ...

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