IPMAN clears air on fuel price, shutdown of filling stations controversies

February 7, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has denied reports that marketers will cease operations once the government implements the N195 per litre pump price. IPMAN’s National Operations Controller, Mr Mike Osatuyi, clarified this in a statement released on Tuesday, in Lagos. Osatuyi said the rumour that marketers planned to close their doors should be ignored. Earlier, IPMAN Publicity Read More

Breaking: Protest rocks Ogun over naira, fuel scarcity, expressway blocked [VIDEO]

February 7, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro, Abeokuta 0

Massive protest has erupted at GTBank situated at Asero area of Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital over naira scarcity disrupting human and vehicular activities. Already, the protesters blocked the inward and outward road access as well as the expressway. The protesters who had placards bearing different inscriptions have vowed to continue their agitation indefinitely. Also, the First Bank building situated Read More

VIDEO: Protesters block Ore road over naira, fuel scarcity

February 7, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Protest is currently going on at Ore, Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo state, as residents blocked the expressway to express their dissatisfaction over the scarcity of fuel and naira notes. In a viral video posted on Twitter by a user, Austim Agim, on Tuesday, he wrote, “ Poor masses venting their anger on their fellow poor masses at Ore. Read More

At last, Peter Obi speaks on new naira notes

February 5, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

After several weeks of new Naira notes scarcity, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, has reacted. The former Anambra state governor appealed to banks to sort out ways to reduce the accompanied hardship on Nigerians as a result of the scarcity. In a statement issued on Sunday, Obi applauded the currency redesign, saying that the exercise Read More

APC group commends Kyari’s intervention over fuel scarcity

February 3, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Members of the All Progressive Congress, under the aegis of APC Leaders Group, has commended the group chief executive officer (GCEO) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, Mele Kyari, for taking prompt action to ensure adequate supply of petrol across the country.  In a statement signed by its Director General, Ugochukwu Paul, the group commend Kyari’s effort to Read More

2023 elections: Lai Mohammed tackles El-Rufai over ‘elements in Aso Rock working against Tinubu’ allegation

February 1, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Minister of Information and Culture Mr Lai Mohammed Wednesday dismissed remarks by Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai of Kaduna state some people in Aso Rock Villa are working against the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu ahead of the February 25, 2023 elections. The minister said this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the Read More

Fani-Kayode heaps fresh allegations on Emefiele

January 31, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

As scarcity of new naira notes continue across Nigeria, former minister of Abiation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has alleged that the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, is planning to provoke uprising in the country. The chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) accused the governor to be weaponising the apex bank and that he wants to derail the Read More

Business activities amid fuel scarcity

January 31, 2023 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

Despite the fuel scarcity in the country, the recent commissioning of the Lekki Deep Sea Port, Lagos Rice Mill at Imota, the 18.75km Eleko-Epe rigid pavement six-lane expressway, the first phase of the Blue Light Rail from Mile 2 to Marina, and the John Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History has remained a key factor in driving development in Lagos State. With infrastructure Read More

VIDEO: Wild protest in Edo over fuel scarcity

January 30, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Protesters on Monday blocked the streets in Benin City, Edo State, on Monday to protest the hike in fuel price and the scarcity of the product. This is coming days after some protesters had blocked the Lagos-Benin Expressway at Oluku Junction to express their grievance about the rise in fuel prices.

FG speaks on another fuel price increase

January 20, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Federal Government has debunked rumoured plans to increase the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), despite the hike in the cost and scarcity of the commodity across the country. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, in a statement issued by his spokesman, Horatius Egua, in Abuja on Friday, said President, Muhammadu Buhari had not approved the Read More

Fuel scarcity/hike: Nigerians don’t deserve hardship, use your PVCs, vote right – Mr Macaroni

January 20, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Nigerian actor and skit maker, Adebowale Debo Adedayo, professionally known as Mr Macaroni, has lamented the continuous fuel scarcity in Nigeria. In a tweet on Thursday, said Nigerians do not deserve the hardship and suffering they are being subjected to due to the current fuel scarcity in some parts of the country. “Nigerians definitely do not deserve this hardship and Read More

Fuel supply: Stop sabotaging Nigerians, threatening NNPCL, group warns DAPPMAN, others …Urges IPMAN, PTD, NUPENG to prepare for subsidy removal

January 5, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A citizens-led anti-sabotage group on the aegis of The Natives has cautioned Depots and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN) and other stakeholders in the oil sector to stop threatening the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited in its efforts in the supply chain of petroleum products, thereby causing hardship for Nigerians. The group also asked all the stakeholders Read More

Port Harcourt: NUPENG threathens nationwide strike over ‘illegal activities of security agents, high-handedness’

January 4, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Petroleum Tanker Drivers Branch of National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, (PTD-NUPENG) has threathened another strike over what they described as illegal activities and high-handedness of security agents, particulalrly the Military Task Force operating in the Port Harcourt zone of the Union. This may, however, lead to a full-fledged fuel scarcity across the country. National Chairman of the PTD- Read More

Fuel scarcity: Man dies on queue in Oyo

December 30, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

A yet to be identified man, has reportedly slumped and died while queuing to buy fuel at a petrol station. The incident happened at Oluyole Estate, in the Oluyole Local Government Area of Oyo State on Thursday night. He reportedly passed away while resting his head on his steering. The incident had since been reported to state police command.

Fuel scarcity: Natives commend DSS’s intervention, rally Nigerians against saboteurs 

December 11, 2022 Editorial II 0

A Civil Society Organisations (CSO) on the aiges of the Natives, has commended the Department of State Services (DSS) over the recent intervention to end artificial scarcity of fuel by the marketers across the country. The group said the DSS intervention has been productive and drastically reduced the hardship motorists were going through as a result of long queues in Read More

Updated: DSS gives NNPC, others 48 hours ultimatum to provide fuel for Nigerians 

December 8, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

In a bid to forestall break down of law and order following protracted fuel scarcity in the country, the Director General, Department of Security Services (DGSS), Yusuf Bichi, has given the Nigeria National Petroleum Company LTD, major oil marketers and other stakeholders in the petroleum midstream and downstream chain 48 hours ultimatum to ensure free flow of supply of products Read More

NLC vows to mobilise workers against fuel price hike

December 7, 2022 Administrator 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has vowed to mobilise Nigerian workers to resist any attempt by the government to increase the pump price of fuel in the guise of petrol subsidy removal. The president of the union, Ayuba Wabba, who made this resolve Monday at the opening ceremony of the 18th edition of NLC Harmattan School, in Ilorin, Kwara state, Read More

End fuel scarcity, price hike now, Labour tells FG

December 6, 2022 Administrator 0

The organised labour in Nigeria has called on the federal government to urgently end the current fuel shortage as well as hike witnessing across the country. A press statement jointly signed by Comrade Ayuba Wabba and Festus Osifo as NLC President and TUC President respectively, said government must fix the challenges rather than giving excuses. The movement lamented that despite Read More

Petrol scarcity scourge: When MOMAN shuns mammon

December 6, 2022 Jerry Uwah 0

Nigerians are writhing in pains of a senseless and avoidable petrol scarcity. Everyone complains about the condemnable scarcity of a product that Nigeria should be exporting to boost its dwindling foreign reserves. Motorists spend hours at petrol retail outlets to fill their tanks. Curiously, there appears to be a grand conspiracy between petrol and electricity suppliers. Nigeria’s most grueling petrol Read More

NNPC lying about crude oil theft figures- Nigerian Navy  

December 4, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian Navy has accused the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Limited of spinning out inflated numbers in order to save face rather than disclosing the real reasons for crude oil theft in the nation. The Nigerian Navy’s chief of Training and Operations, stated this when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Economic and Financial Crimes at a National Assembly interactive Read More

Fuel scarcity: Why black market thrives

November 11, 2022 Administrator 0

Fuel scarcity hit the nation’s capital in September and has continued to take its tools on residents two months after. Not a few residents have questioned why filling stations hardly stock fuel but the street hawkers continue to make brisk sells even at odd hours. In this report, TOPE SUNDAY examines why the black market thrives. The floods that ravaged Read More