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Buhari Has Lost Control – HURIWA

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The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has said the uncertainty in the pump price of petrol is an indication that “President Muhammadu Buhari has lost control.”

HURIWA made the remark while condemning the “ever pervasive climate of apprehension, anxiety and uncertainty” on petrol pump price.

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, had on Thursday fixed the pump price of fuel at N212.61 per litre for the month of March.

But, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation had countered the PPPRA, stressing that there was no increase in depot price of Premium Motor Spirit in March.

However, the rights group warned that the uncertainty in fuel price was an invitation to anarchy that could trigger a massive scale of poverty, economic downturn and the oppression of Nigeria’s downtrodden.

The Rights group said this in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko and National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf.

HURIWA expressed disappointment that two agencies under the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources which is headed by Buhari could be “at each other’s throats over the exact pump price of petrol, just as major dealers of the product have now become like shylock and lawless entrepreneurs who decide when to sell or when to hoard the product just so they can maximise profits at the detriment of the over 100 million absolutely poor Nigerians.”

According to HURIWA: “It is inconceivable that the petroleum sector which the President himself supervises as the senior minister can not provide clarity and certainty regarding the stability and affordability of petrol which remains critical to the economic survival of the masses and Corporate entities.

“It is regrettable too that at a time most countries are introducing innovative replacements for Petrol and diesel so as to protect the environment and the biodiversity, Nigeria still operates with the mindset of the 18th century because of the gross incompetence of the political class who have hijacked Nigeria.”

The rights group pointed out that the “uncertainty in the price of petroleum products and the incessant hike in the pump price means that the central government lacks quality body of ec

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Protesting Plateau State University Student Falls Off Vehicle And Dies

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A 100 Level student of Plateau State University (PLASU), Bokkos, Emmanuel Isreal, who fell off a vehicle during a student protest on Tuesday, April 13, has died.

 

According to reports, the deceased who is said to be the class Rep of the Mathematics Department of the university died from the head injuries he sustained after he fell off the car.

 

Students of the institution filed out on Tuesday to protest the alleged rape of four female students of the institution. During the protest, Emmanuel who was on top of one of the cars used during the protest march fell off. He sustained a head injury and was rushed to the Bokkos Cottage hospital where he later died.

 

His body has since been deposited in the morgue.

 

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It Is Not A Fact – FG Replies Governor Obaseki On Printing Of N60bn

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The federal government has countered Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State’s claim that it printed N50 to N60 billion for states to share in March 2021.

 

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed denied the claim while answering questions from state house correspondents.

 

Ahmed also defended the government’s borrowings despite the concern expressed by Obaseki by stating that “the country’s debt is still within sustainable limits.”  She said what was distributed at the monthly FAAC meetings were generated revenue from government institutions available to the public at the ministry’s website.

 

The Minister said;

 

“The issue that was raised by the Edo State Governor for me is very, very sad. Because it is not a fact. What we distribute at FAAC is a revenue that is generated and in fact distribution revenue is a public information.

“We publish revenue generated by FIRS, the customs and the NNPC and we distribute at FAAC. So, it is not true to say we printed money to distribute at FAAC, it is not true.

“On the issue of the borrowing, the Nigerian debt is still within sustainable limit. What we need to do as I have said several times is to improve our revenue to enhance our capacity to service not only our debt but to service the needs of running government on day to day basis.

“So, our debt currently at about 23% to GDP is at a very sustainable level. If you look at all the reports that you see from multilateral institutions.”

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Former Military Administrator Of Oyo And Ondo, Ahmed Usman Is Dead

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Ahmed Usman, the former military administrator of Oyo and Ondo states is dead.

 

Usman died in the early hours of Wednesday, April 14 in Jos, Plateau State capital. The deceased who retired from the army as a colonel hails from Okura in Kogi state but was the military administrator of Ondo from 1994 to 1996 and Oyo from 1996 to 1998.

 

Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello who confirmed his death, said the late military administrator was concerned about the growth and development of the state.

 

A statement released by his spokesperson Muhammed Onogwu, read;

 

“Governor Bello described Col. Usman, who hailed from Okura, Dekina Local Government of the State, as a worthy ambassador of the Confluence State who excelled in his chosen profession and blossomed through the ranks

“He noted that although he majorly served his fatherland outside his state of origin, he was sternly concerned about the growth and development of Kogi State particularly in its political affairs and the quality of leadership hence he indicated interest to govern the state in 2011.”

 

Governor Bello condoled with the family, friends of the late military Administrator and the people of Kogi East, particularly the Dekina local government area.

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