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Don’t go scooping for fuel at scene of tanker accident in Felele, Kogi Government warns

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Don’t go scooping for fuel at scene of tanker accident in Felele, Kogi Government warns

The Kogi State Government has warned the public against any attempt to go scooping for fuel at the scene of another tanker accident that happened in Felele on the Okene-Lokoja-Abuja road.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communications Kingsley Fanwo and was made available to the NationalUpdate
The statement indicated that a petroleum product tanker laden with Premium Motor Spirit, (PMS ) was involved in an accident wednesday afternoon.
This was happening barely one week and half after a tanker explosion claimed the lives of more than 30 persons on the Felele axis after the vehicle had a break failure when it rammed into other vehicles leading to explosion.

The State Government however said, it has put in place necessary safety measures as it has since deployed men of the Fire Service and other security personnel to the scene of the accident to avert human casualties.

“Government is therefore, by way of  this announcement, strongly advising members of the public who are scooping the PMS from the fallen tanker to desist
from such dangerous act immediately to avoid plunging the state into
another tragedy.
“Anyone found to be engaging in activities capable of endangering the lives of the people around the accident scene will be made to face the full wrath of the law.
“Residents of the area should go about their normal businesses with caution as Government is in full charge of the situation.”

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How Govt’s House Lafia runs on almost 24hrs generator, by Gov Sule

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From Daniel Abel, Lafia

Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule, has expressed dismay over the epileptic power in the State that has even forced the Govetnment House, Lafia to be on 24hour generator.

This he said is occasioned by avoidable delays in the completion of the 330 KV power sub station in Akurba.
In his words,
“The Government House is on generator for almost 24 hours. It does not make sense, especially at a period like this when people should be saving.

The Governor expressed the displeasure shortly after inspecting progress of work at the site of the project, on Wednesday.

Engineer Sule was particular about the poor handling of the project by contractors, as he vowed to intervene by meeting with all parties concerned to achieve speedy completion of the project.

In a chat with journalists at the site of the project, the Governor lamented over the power situation, especially in Lafia, the state capital, where residents enjoy only 1-2 hours of electricity daily, with residents left to depend on generators for power.

“A state like Nasarawa should be saving money, not wasting money on diesel and then generating power from a source that is even unhealthy even to the human body,” he stated.

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Zamfara government debunks reports that abducted students have regained freedom

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Zamfara State Government has indicated that the over 300 Students kidnapped by Bandits are still in the den of their abductors.

Press Secretary to the Governor, Jamilu Magaji, debunked some online media reports that claimed the female students of Government Girls Science Secondary School, Jangebe have regained freedom.
He stated: “Governor Bello Matawalle and his aides have been been having sleepless nights since Friday when the girls were abducted by gunmen.

He said they have been working round the clock, making frantic efforts that will lead to the safe release of the victims.
He expressed dismay that that some persons, who do not know the details of the situation, will try to further hurt the victims’ parents, government and security by ridiculing the effort with falsehood.
“The state government will come immediately and happily inform the world as soon as the girls are released.”

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Marketers allay fears over fuel scarcity, ask Nigerians to stop panic buying

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Marketers allay fears over fuel scarcity, ask Nigerians to stop panic buying

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has allayed apprehension among Nigerians who may be planning to hoard the Premium Motor Spirit.

The Public Relations Officer, Suleiman Yakubu
on Sunday spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) as long fuel queues were noticed at filling stations in many states and Abuja.

It was observed that some filling stations are reluctant dispense the PMS they have in stock to motorists while some have run out of supply.

Yakubu said the price of crude oil has gone up and affected the price of products.

The spokesman assured that PMS would soon be available in excess as loading had already commenced at depots.

“The government and marketers are doing everything possible to ensure that the products are available in every filling station within a few days starting from today,” he said

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