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NMDPRA Engages Customs To End PMS Smuggling, resulting to Price Hike

The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) says it is collaborating with the Nigeria Customs  Service to address the issue of cross border smuggling of petrol. NMDPRA reassured in a statement that there was sufficient  petrol of over 1.6 billion litres as at  January  26 both on land and marine. It said; “NNPC has additionally made firm commitment to supply more volume of PMS for the months ahead to guarantee national energy security and nationwide availability at government regulated price. “The current distribution hitch is heightened by activities of cross-border smugglers, who diverts PMS meant for Nigerian market to neighbouring countries where PMS prices are significantly higher than Nigeria’s regulated price. We are engaging and collaborating with the Nigeria Customs Service to address this issue.” The statement read; “The price arbitrage between Nigeria and neighbouring countries has continued to grow due to inflation and the regional impact o

I Have No Friction with Buhari - Tinubu

The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has assured that he has no friction with President Muhammadu Buhari. The former Governor Lagos state while addressing APC rally in Gusau, Zamfara State Saturday dismissed any insinuation of friction in his relationship with Buhari saying his support for the president was unalloyed and enduring.  Tinubu in a statement issued by his Media Office and signed by Abdulaziz Abdulaziz was leading the nation with courage and selflessness.  He said: “I have supported President Buhari even before his first day in office. I will continue to be his supporter and friend after his last day in office”.  “He tackled the problems other leaders ran from. He has earned a place in history that cannot be denied. “I have said this before and will say it again now: when the true history of this moment is written,  President Buhari shall be treated very kindly because of his contributions to the nation,” he said.  Whi

Jubilation As University Don Bags Prestigious Ozo Title In Unubi

It was jubilation galore in Unubi community, Nnewi South local government area of Anambra state, on Thursday, January 26, 2023, as a university don, Nze Prof. Maduabuchi Joseph Nwankwo, bagged the prestigious Ozo title in the community. Prof. Nwankwo, senior lecturer at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, was honoured with the Ozo title of "Chinyelugo" as a mark of honour for his contributions to the community and society in general; especially for his giant strides in the legal profession. The Ozo title was bestowed upon Prof. Nwankwo by a college of Ozo title holders. The ceremony attracted traditional rulers, town union heads, opinion leaders, family members and friends of the celebrant; as well as men and women from different walks of life. The Ozo title of Prof. Nwankwo coincided with his victory at the election of the Faculty of Health Sciences of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, where he emerged as the new Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences on Thursday,

Drug Market Onitsha Accuse Police Of Frustrating Traders, Customers

The Bridge Head Drug Market in Onitsha, Anambra State, also popularly known as Ogbogu Market, has cried out to Governor Charles Soludo, the Inspector General of Police and other relevant stakeholders to call the personnel of the Anambra State Police Command to order over their unwholesome activities towards traders in the market and their customers. Chairman of the market, Mr. Chukwulota Ndubuisi, who made the call during a chat with newsmen recently in Onitsha, noted that police personnel in Anambra have forced over 70% of their customers out of the state, as their customers now patronize  drug markets in Lagos and elsewhere, thereby hampering their ability to meet up to the demands around them.  He said, "Today, the present administration in this market has flushed out fake and expired drugs from circulating within the market. Whenever we recover fake or expired drugs, we confiscate them, hand them over to NAFDAC or NDLEA alongside their owners for necessary disciplinary actions

Imo East Senatorial District Election: Barr Chyma Anthony meets with Ndi Ikeduru

~ Highlight on reasons why he wants to represent them at the Red Chamber . The frontline candidate for the Imo East Senatorial District election, Barr Chyma Anthony of the All Progressive Grand Alliance., APGA, has meet with Ikeduru Indigenes to intimate them of his vision and passion to represent them at the Red Chamber of the national assembly.  He said he was going to the Senate to represent them and not himself at the Senate .  Barr Chyma Anthony said that leadership is the core essence of living as nothing in life is achieved without good leadership. He stressed that if elected to the Senate, he will lead by example, and will be selfless in his service to Ndi Owerri Zone. He called on Ndi Ikeduru to give him the needed bloc votes to ensure his emergence as the next Senator to represent them.  Continuing, Barr Chyma Anthony informed Ndi Ikeduru that by God's grace he has the requisite qualifications, exposure and connections to get the job done and will not be a sleeping senato

Constitution Amendment: Lawmakers Transmit 35 Bills To President

The National Assembly yesterday transmitted 35 bills out of the 44 bills sent to the state Houses of Assembly to President Muhammadu Buhari for his assent. The 44 bills sent to the state Houses of Assembly in March last year include the much-talked-about local government autonomy bill, which was rejected by some states and is yet to be considered by some other states. As of December 2022, 16 states had already voted for local government autonomy. They are Abia, Kogi, Edo, Ogun, Katsina, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Nasarawa, Niger, Kaduna, Cross River, Osun, Enugu, Kano and Bauchi. Reports have it that out of the 44 bills forwarded to state Houses of Assembly for concurrence, only 35 were voted for by 24 out of the 36 state Houses of Assembly with complete exclusion of financial and administrative autonomy for local governments. The National Assembly had through its joint ad hoc committee on constitution review in October last year slammed the state governors for preventing the various H


Being constant and consistent in defending and standing in for a Boss, friend, spouse, colleague, ally or whoever you are close to, work for, work with or live with should be one of the hardest work or effort in this life. Rising up to defend and intelligently diffuse false narratives against a friend, is an art which can only be found in a vibrant and capable fellow just as documented in the books of Sun Tzu particularly "the art of war" I have watched with keen interest and cats induced observations the effortless capacity of Mr. Kamen as a media strategist (online and offline) in dismantling political opponents lies and fabrications against his principal (The prince of the Senate). It must definitely be a tough job for him, as these unfounded speculations are churned out week in week out. For a man who is well loved by his people, (Senator Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah) definitely there will be jealousy and antagonisms towards his personality. Majority of these arts of disinformati


The Government of Imo State in a press statement made available to this newspaper in Owerri yesterday by the commissioner for information, Hon. Decland Emelumba, has said that its saddened by the brutal and cruel murder on Sunday January 22nd, of the Sole Administrator of Ideato North local government, Chris Ahizu . The chilling assassination of Mr Ahizu in cold blood is as benumbing as it is calous, the press statement reads  "This killing falls in line with the targeting of members of the ruling APC, government officials and their friends.  Those previously murdered in cold blood include; Hon. Mrs Jenny Rachael Okonkwo (Iron Lady), Orlu APC LGA woman   leader, Nze Chidi Ejiaka, Barr. Darlington Odume, Nze Nwachukwu Igboayaka,Mrs Helen Nnakwe, Collins Okey Agah,Chukwudi Dimagwu  Eddy Ofuefule, all APC chieftains from Orlu and many others as well as Emma Mazi, former IMC chairman of Oguta LGA." "It is unfortunate that even those who are quick to shout over insecurity in

Largest Container Vessel Berths At Lekki Port Ahead Of Commissioning.

Ahead of the commissioning of the Lekki Deep Seaport by President Muhammadu Buhari, today, the largest container vessel has berthed at the port. On the official Twitter handle of the NIgerian Ports Authority (NPA), the authority, yesterday, announced the arrival of the vessel owned and operated by a Fench shipping firm, CMA/CGM. “Ahead of President’s commissioning of @LekkiPort for commercial operations tomorrow (Monday), one of the largest container vessels, the CMA-CGM, has berthed at the port. “Once more, @NigerianPorts has proven that it is prepared to offer marine services for seamless port operations.” Reports have it that President Buhari will officially commission the $1.5 billion Lekki Deep Seaport for commercial operations in Lagos today.   The Lekki Deep Seaport, a state-of-the-art facility that is the largest seaport and one of the biggest in West Africa, would revolutionize the way goods are transported and traded in Nigeria. The promoters disclosed that the Lekki Port wil