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Muslim Clerics Invoke Courses on Perpetrators, Sponsors of Melaye project destruction

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Muslim Clerics Invoke Courses on Perpetrators, Sponsors of Melaye project destruction

Some terrible omen is hanging in Kogi State as Muslim clerics have risen, invoking courses against the sponsors and perpetrators of the destruction of Senator Dino Melaye constituency projects that were billed to be commissioned on Wednesday in Lokoja..

The battle to unmask those behind the burning down of the senators constituency projects in Lokoja took a spiritual dimension as Muslim clerics who also condemned the act ordered for prayers to be said against the sponsors and their errand boys.

The prayer which was said across all the mosques in Lokoja during “Isha-i”, the last prayer of the day was in reaction to the burning and destruction of some of the constituency projects meant to be commissioned by the senator representing Kogi West senatorial district of the state.

In one of the mosques in Sarki-Numa in Lokoja, they prayed that God should expose those behind the burning of the schools.

They also prayed that who ever was not interested in the development of the state, God should visit such people with his wrath.

One of Muslim scholar who do not want his name in print said that prayer was to invoke the wrath of Allah on those who carried out the act and their sponsors.

Our correspondent gathered that similar prayers is to be organised by Christian community in the state on Sunday.

According to the information reaching our correspondent, Christian community will embark on special fasting on Monday to invoke the wrath of God against the perpetrators and their sponsors.
There was pure anger and discontent written boldly on the faces of residents when our correspondent went round yesterday.
Many of them indicated that though they were not Melaye’s fans but they indicated that they would vote for him because they never even knew he did projects.

Some of those who spoke on the attack expressed shock and disbelief that any responsible human being or person could embark on such devilish act as destroying educational structures in this century.
They condemn the incidence as politics of bitterness taken too far.
A community leader, Mallam Shehu Zoro describe what happened as barbaric and uncivilised, stressing that some politicians are taking things too far.

“If you say you are against Melaye, how does that affect projects meant to uplift the standard of education of which the Senator is just a facilitator.

“Those behind the burning of the schools and their sponsors God will surely pay them back in due time,” he said.
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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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New fuel price regime in the offing

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A new fuel price regime between N170 and N175 may be approved by the federal government this week, Daily Trust has learnt.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the sole importer of refined petroleum products was selling at the old landing cost of N158.33 as of Saturday but government officials and some marketers have confirmed to Daily Trust that a new fuel price band is imminent this week.
The Minister of Petroleum Resources Timipre Sylva had two weeks ago said Nigerians should prepare for fuel price increase as oil price climbed above $60 per barrel.
The rise in crude oil price has taken the landing cost of petrol in Nigeria above N180 per litre.
“Even though the organised labour is still adamant on their stance against fuel price hike, we have told paying for the differential is not sustainable… This week a new price band will likely come into effect”, an oil agency official said yesterday.
The source said the Nigerian Petroleum Marketing Company (NPMC), a marketing arm of the NNPC, would notify depot owners and marketers of the new price by Monday.
However, NNPC said there would not be fuel price increase any time soon in an earlier statement. NNPC spokesman, Dr. Kennie had Obateru explained that the decision was to allow ongoing engagements with organized labour and other stakeholders on an acceptable framework that will not expose the ordinary Nigerian to any hardship, to be concluded.
The Coalition of Nigerian Civil Society Organisations for Petroleum and Energy Security (CONCSOPES) has said the organised labour’s refusal to allow fuel price hike and its agitation for the rollback of oil sector’s deregulation will lead to the product scarcity.
CONCSOPES’ convener Timothy Ademola told newsmen in Abuja on Saturday said market forces should be allowed to determine fuel prices.

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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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