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NNPC dissmisses report of looming fuel scarcity

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has dismissed the speculations of an impending petroleum products scarcity in the country.

“Providing information on the petroleum products stock level became necessary to dispel suggestions that the threat of strike action by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) would result in a slip into a round of products shortages across the country,” NNPC Spokesman Ndu Ughamadu said on Sunday.

“The corporation had 39 days petroleum products sufficiency and about 25 days products availability on land, stressing that motorists and other consumers of petroleum products are assured of adequate stock to meet their energy needs,” he added.

This is coming after the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and other trade unions insisted on commencing a nationwide strike from Tuesday.

The labour union said its members were not accepting anything less than the N30,000 it said was agreed as new minimum wage at a tripartite meeting with government and private employers of labour.

However, the federal government insisted on a N24, 000 minimum wage package, while the state governors said they can only afford to pay N22,500.

The federal government on Friday secured a court injunction to restrain workers from embarking on the strike, the NLC leadership insisted that nothing can stop it from going ahead with the planned nationwide strike.

The NNPC spokesman, however, advised motorists not to panic as the corporation would do all it could to ensure the strike action does not affect negatively on fuel distribution nationwide.

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WHO REALLY NEEDS TO BE ISOLATED?…. Senator Ehigie Uzamere

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Senator Ehigie Uzamere
The more I listen to Nigerian supposedly elite politicians, the more I want to unravel how we got this low, who and what brought us down from immediate post independence heights.
The 1st Republic campaigned on issues, built and delivered structures some of which carcasses, still dot our landmarks.
Yes, campaigns have started for election of governor in Edo State. The two major political parties APC and PDP have named their election campaign committees and their chairmen. The APC campaign Chairman Gov. Ganduje of Kano State has fired the first salvo: *We will isolate Gov. Nyesom Wike till after the election.* What a feeble salvo!
Ganduje in this opening statement has already admitted that he is no match for Wike. Ganduje’s Igbo friends must have educated him that adding an *N* to *Wike* becomes *Nwike* which means *a strong man, a man of prowess.
I had expected Ganduje, a sitting governor, to tell Edo citizens how Edo will be transformed into a replica of “very developed Kano State.”
I had also expected him as an adult, to study politics of Edo State and advise himself accordingly.
As a recap, may I remind Ganduje that in 2019, despite a sitting APC governor and APC National Chairman of Edo extraction, APC lost woefully in the presidential election.
Oshiomhole should be honest enough to tell you how he won his first and second term governorship elections in Edo. The intrigues and conspiracies that made him governor. Do not bother coming to play god in Edo governorship election rather advice APC to end herdsmen killing and raping of Edo citizens in their farms.  With that our President will enjoy prayers from Edo citizens as he retires to Daura in 2023.
Ganduje and APC please listen carefully.
Edo State has no money to be stuffed into pockets. Edo needs improvement on developmental strides of the last three years. The gods have spoken, and the people have already made up their minds which way to travel. But as Wike replied to your taunt, bring dollars from Kano, we will help you spend it. Go back to the archives please and learn from a master that came out of Kano State – Malam Aminu Kano. Until then, please isolate yourself from Edo State. What more? Oshiomhole has retired the godfathers of Edo politics.
Edo is squarely in God’s hands, to whom we pray earnestly, that every marauding herdsman in Edo State returns to wherever he came from.
In God I trust.

 

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YORUBA YOUTHS MEETS OYO CP; SYNERGIZE ON POLICE AND YOUTHS RELATION COMMITTEE

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The apex umbrella body of all Yoruba youths in the Southwest Zone of Nigeria and In Diaspora: Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide(YCYW) under the leadership of Aare Barr. Oladotun Hassan meets with CP Joe Nwachuku Enwonwu, Oyo State Commissioner of Police at the State Command office, Eleyele, Ibadan, Oyo State on 8th July, 2020.
The delegation was first received by the lead echelons of the command led by the Commissioner, the PPRO DSP Fadeyi and others, wherein critical areas of synergy on surveillance, networking, information and intelligence gathering and sharing via community policing strategy was extensively discussed, with much emphasis on consolidated provision of adequate security of lives and properties for the good people of the Pacesetter State: Oyo State.
As part of the proposed strategic legal framework and policy, President of the Council, Aare Oladotun Hassan, a legal practitioner with cognate experience in policy development presented a copy of the draft Proposed Police and Youth Relations Committee (PYRC); stating its expected positive impacts and unprecedented vantage importance of the committee if eventually approved by the Inspector General of Police for onward implementation in the entire 36 States and the FCT.
According to Aare Oladotun, “The PYRC was developed to compliment the already community policing structure of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), with special focus on youth sector of the society.
The youth president lamented the precarious state of disheartening decadence and lawlessness recently pervasive in the state.
He said “It is very important to urgently cub and address the spiral menace and negative effect of various crimes perpetrated by the youths; who are presumably the most vulnerable sector in the society, such as the recent high spate of rape cases, cultism, drug abuse, ritualism, prostitution, internet fraud cum cyber crime: local parlance (yahoo-yahoo) and other dreaded social vices, to mention a few.
In his response , the CP recognized and applauded the key roles played by the youths in the development of the society and the nation at large, especially on Education sector, which informed his appreciation of the positive roles played by the Late sage Chief Obafemi Awolowo as key vision driver that drove the Southwest above others in the areas of education, economic and massive infrastructural developments.
He praised the efforts of the youth group, while commending the earlier press briefing with the Oyo State Council of the YCYW, held before the arrival of the National President, Barr. Dotun Hassan, who arrived a little bit behind scheduled time from Lagos.
The Oyo state representatives led by their Chairman, Comrade Rahmon Alawode, had previously lauded the Commissioner’s landmark achievements in Oyo State.
The CP was honoured with the prestigious Maverick of Peace and Security Award.

 

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Ondo 2020: PDP delegates drums support for Eyitayo Jegede

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has selected over 600 ward delegates that would participate in forthcoming primary election for Ondo 2020 governorship election.
PDP on Wednesday conducted ward congress in 202 political wards across the 18 local government areas of the state.
Our Correspondent reports that three delegates emerged from each and they would participate in PDP primaries slated for July 22, 2020 in Akure.
Recall that the Party Screening Committee headed by former Speaker of House of Representatives, Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara cleared seven aspirants including Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), embattled Deputy Governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi and Dr Eddy Olafeso for the primaries.
Feelers from Eyitayo Jegede Campaign Organization indicate that outcome of the ward congress is favorable their aspirant as majority of Jegede’s staunch supporters emerged as delegates.
Jegede was the PDP Candidate for 2016 Ondo governorship election and he enjoying support of party stakeholders across the three senatorial districts of the state.
A source who spoke with our correspondent on condition of anonymity said the Akure born politician has paid his dues by staying loyal and supporting party members without holding any political office in the last three years.
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