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President Buhari not doing enough to tackle insecurity – Senators

Tempers flared once again at the Senate on Wednesday as senators questioned the commitment of the executive arm of government to protect lives and property of Nigerians.

Federal govt to prosecute marketers selling petrol above N145

The Federal Government would prosecute any marketer that sells petrol above the recommended N145 per litre, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has warned.

Federal govt reviews petrol pricing template, insists on N145 per litre

The Federal Government on Friday said it had commenced a review of the pricing template for Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol. It noted, however, that the price of the product would remain unchanged.

President Buhari’s mandate is to maintain N145 pump price – Ibe Kachikwu

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, says the mandate of the president is to ensure that N145 petrol pump price was maintained Kachikwu while briefing newsmen in Abuja, on Friday said there was no plan to increase the pump price.

Over 4500 trucks of petrol diverted in December – NNPC chief

Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, on Thursday said 4501 petrol trucks vanished from the Nigerian radar in December.

PPPRA forces filling stations to dispense product

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) on Wednesday monitored filling stations in Abuja to ensure that the limit of N145 was not exceeded.

Oil marketers accused of seeking return to fuel subsidy regime

A coalition of civil society groups under the aegis of Civil Society for Development Initiative, CSDI, have accused oil marketers of pushing for a return of the fuel subsidy regime.

PPPRA, DPR step up inspection of petrol stations

As part of measures to ensure fuel queues disappear, monitoring teams of the Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) and the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), yesterday, visited some filling stations to ensure compliance with government’s directives on the sale of petrol.

Why we subsidise petrol – NNPC chief

The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, yesterday said the corporation was subsidising fuel because government was not favourably disposed to having the pump price exceed the N145 per litre.

Greedy oil marketers made Christmas celebrations bleak – NNPC chief

Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has absolved the Federal Government of blames in the fuel crisis that rocked the country, saying greedy oil marketers made the Christmas celebrations bleak.

Nigerians won’t go into New Year with petrol scarcity – NNPC

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, has vowed that Nigerians will not go into 2018 with the scarcity of petroleum products.

Why we subsidize petroleum products – NNPC chief Maikanti Baru

The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, has explained the need to subsidize the petroleum products, saying that the government does not want the pump price to go beyond N145 per litre.

President Buhari orders NNPC to confiscate, distribute hoarded fuel free to Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to seal off fuel stations found to be hoarding petroleum products and dispense the petroleum free to the public.

Federal govt orders marketers on 24-hour petrol supply loading

The Federal Government has ordered depot operators to engage on 24-hour loading of petrol, in a bid to ease the long queues and scarcity witnessed across the country.


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National Assembly urged to appropriately approve Navy’s budget

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Nigerian Army kills suspected cultist who allegedly murdered two police officers, others

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Uber, Careem to recruit 10, 000 female drivers in Saudi Arabia

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EFCC arraigns ex-Governor Adamu’s son alleged money laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday arraigned former Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Adamu’s son, Nuriani Adamu, before Justice J. K. Daggard of the Federal High Court, Kano over alleged money laundering.

Why we forced Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh out – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed disappointment that leaders of the Economic Community of West African States had to use ‘strong-arm tactics’ to get former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh out of office.