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The Federal Government and organised labour were unable to reach a consensus on the removal of fuel subsidies on Wednesday, following the increase in petrol pump prices to over N700 per litre from N195 per litre by oil marketers.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited has confirmed that it has adjusted the price of Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol, at petrol stations throughout the nation. The national oil company explained in a statement issued on Wednesday and signed by its Chief Corporate Communications Officer, Garba Deen Muhammad, that the adjusted pump price reflected “current market realities.”
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State is the new Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, succeeding Senator Atiku Bagudu, Governor of Kebbi State. Wednesday’s strategic meeting of the PGF reportedly resulted in the unanimous election of Uzodinma.
4) Fuel Crisis: Ondo Governor issues warning to oil marketers
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State issued a warning to petroleum marketers and fuel station owners in the state on Wednesday against stockpiling Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, also known as petrol. According to Akeredolu, the warning became necessary following the appearance of lengthy lines at gas stations throughout the state, particularly in Akure, the state capital.
5) Tinubu meets China’s Special Envoy, Peng Qinghua
President Bola Tinubu stated on Wednesday that Nigeria is open for business and partnership opportunities. At the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the President spoke while hosting President XI Jinping of China’s Special Envoy, Peng Qinghua.
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Sens. Matthew Urhoghide (Edo South) and Ayo Akinyelure (Ondo Central) resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday. The two senators who announced their resignations in plenary did not specify which party they will join.
7) Hope Uzodinma backs Tinubu on subsidy removal
Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, defended subsidy removal on Wednesday, stating that all presidential candidates pledged to end the policy during their campaigns. Uzodinma added that governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) supported the decision to eliminate the subsidy.
On Wednesday, the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) postponed further proceedings in the petition by Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi against the results of the February 25 election until today. The adjournment, which was requested by Obi and his political party, was based on the ill health of two petitioners’ secretariat staff.
9) Jigawa NSCDC arrest 67-year-Old Man for molesting his daughter
The Jigawa State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has arrested 67-year-old Musa Garba for allegedly molesting his 25-year-old daughter Ummi. Garba and his 50-year-old wife Aisha were arrested at Tukur quarters in the Dutse Local Government Area for locking their daughter in a room for several years.
10) Kidnappers kill security Guard while abducting 2 in Ogun state
On Wednesday, kidnappers fatally shot a security guard and another person while abducting two individuals from a farm in Awo village, Orile-Imo, Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area, Ogun State. According to reports, the kidnappers murdered Saheed Ogunrinde, a villager and So-Safe Corps area commander identified as Saheed Ogunrinde.
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