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IPMAN blames increase in petrol price in S’East on shortage of supply

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The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) says the current increase in the pump price of petrol in the Southeastern part of Nigeria is because of a shortage in the supply of the product.

Chairman of IPMAN, Enugu Depot in charge of Anambra, Enugu and Ebonyi States, Mr Chindedu Anyaso, while speaking with journalists in Awka on Friday said the prevailing price of between N170 and N175 in the zone was unfortunate but inevitable because of the reality in the market.

“Our members are selling products at between N170 and N175 but it is not any fault of theirs, I am surprised that NNPC is saying people should sell at N162 when they themselves are not selling.

“Here in the South East, there is no depot, so we rely on other places like Lagos, Warri and Calabar, presently Warri is not selling and in Calabar, we are buying at N164 per litre and when you add loading and transportation cost, it lands at the filling station at above N170.

“It is not enough to tell the public that prices have not increased, they should tell them how much they are selling to us, they should let us know where we can buy at that price so that our members can go and buy.

“Going by the cost at the moment, it is impossible for anybody to sell below N170, NNPC should turn the heat to private depot operators and not marketers.

“So, IPMAN is appealing to NNPC to ensure a sufficient supply of products, they should wet the system by compelling tank farm owners to sell at the approved price.

“Last year, they trucked over 5 million litres down to Enugu and it is still there, let NNPC load that product to our members.

“Marketers are struggling to stay in business because we rely on depots outside the zone for supply and NNPC is not selling and some private depots have refused to sell, if it is the one they have at our depot, they should come and sell it.

“Any member who increases price arbitrarily will lose sales to the next filling station because we are in a deregulated and competitive market, so nobody should see it as a marketers problem, it is a supply issue,” he said.

Anyaso called on customers to understand the situation and bear with marketers as they would not deliberately hurt them but would continue to serve them to the best of their abilities.

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Ogun Deputy Speaker, Kadiri arrested for ‘attacking’ constituents

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The police in Ogun State have arrested the Deputy Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Oludare Kadiri.

Kadiri was said to have been arrested on Friday over an alleged attack on some politicians in his constituency, Oru-Ijebu, Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed Kadiri’s arrest to DAILY POST.

Oyeyemi disclosed that Kadiri was arrested following a petition against him.

He was said to have led some thugs to the house of a constituent, beating him and vandalising his house.

“He was arrested because a case was reported against him by some people in his area. He was alleged to have led some thugs to attack one Honourable at Oru-Ijebu.

“The house of the Honourable was vandalised and some things were damaged there.

“During the APC registration exercise, he was alleged to have attacked a Supervisory Councillor in Oru-Ijebu and he led some people to beat up the man in the presence of the police.

“That’s why he was invited for questioning and we are investigating him,” Oyeyemi said on Friday evening.

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Don’t touch Sunday Igboho – Nnamdi Kanu warns DSS

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Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has condemned the alleged attempt by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) to arrest Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Igboho.

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Aviation Minister had raised the alarm that DSS operatives and policemen numbering 40 made an attempt to arrest the activist along the Ibadan/Lagos Expressway on Friday.

Reacting, Nnamdi Kanu on his Twitter handle, warned that Sunday Igboho should not be touched.

“I condemn in totality the pathetic attempt to arrest Sunday Igboho earlier today.

“This is yet another deliberate act of provocation by the Fulani Caliphate. No #Fulani mass murderer, Miyetti Allah or bandit is under arrest. Nigeria is on the brink! Igboho should not be touched,” he warned.

Meanwhile, the secret service in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya, distanced itself from the allegation.

Afunanya stressed that the news was misinforming and should be disregarded.

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2023: I’ll run for President – Doyin Okupe

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Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-Presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, has declared that he will be joining the race for the presidency in 2023 if the security situation in the country lingers on.

“I will run for President in 2023 if banditry, kidnapping, herdsmen ravaging the South West and Boko Haram, all continue unabated,” he tweeted.

According to him, bandits terrorising the country will be stopped dead on their tracks.

The politician noted that the situation where bandits operate unchallenged for 3 to 4 hrs will no longer be possible during his government, adding that any major mass movement in the forests will be detected by satellite and ground forces will be mobilised instantly.

“I will also submit a post dated letter of resignation from office by myself and the vice president to NASS. It will be dated 30th September 2025,” he continues

“It shall be activated by a vote of 2/3 majority of the joint seating of the NASS, who would have satisfied themselves with the fact that my admin has not done enough or anything vividly substantial in the war against the above listed 4 scourges that have plagued this Nation.

“I say all this with great and profound sense of responsibility considering the gloom and perplexity that these menaces have brought on our Nation while we all appear helpless and hopeless and we have a raging internal war pervading dear of insecurity and lack of safety, severe inter ethnic hatred and strife tending to tear the nation apart.

“I sincerely believe that things do not need to be the way they are. I have been a very close aide of two great Presidents and have been close enough to Power to know what can be done under these perplexing circumstances.

“This write up is not about immodesty. I am convinced within myself that I have the knowledge, the intellect, the exposure and experience that will be required to lead this nation out of its present predicament , if no other seriously minded person is willing to offer themselves.

“As a teaser I will elaborate briefly but not in too much detail on what the government can do to curtail this rampaging menace.

“As President I will declare a state of emergency in the affected states. I know politicians will not like this. But without security the nation and its politics will neither survive nor exist.

“Governors will not leave their political offices but their duties and functions shall be strictly limited to administrative matters while the state of emergency is in place. The state assemblies will be on temporary holiday till things return to normalcy.

“I will appoint a senior military personnel to be the state security administrator not lower than a Brigade General. He will be fully in charge and be responsible for the safety and security of citizens of the state.

“The National Security Adviser in consultation with the Service chiefs will coordinate these states’ commanding officers nationally. National Security Council meetings will be thrice weekly excluding emergency meetings.

“A daily report of security of all affected states shall be on my desk 8.00am daily.

I will deploy 2000 military troops and 3000 special police forces to each of the affected states. (this may be subject to what is readily available.

“Each state will have 2 transport helicopters, 1 surveillance helicopter with night vision capability and a surveillance helicopter.

I will arrange with international private and commercial satellite companies to cover the affected areas

“This service came into use sometimes ago during the BAGA inferno attack by Boko haram. We were able to see a whole town real time with each housing unit clearly demarcated.

“Today, bandits can be located and movements monitored through infrared Ray’s or thermal radiation from satellites focused on the area in question.

“Every school and hamlets and villages will have multiple part time trained civil security agents with electronic panic buttons gadgets which will upon activation notify and alert nearest security posts and cells.

“It will display the location of the distress caller without him saying a word. This will be available with teachers, pupils, village heads, chiefs, priests, special okada riders and transporters and market heads all over the state.

“Bandits will be stopped dead on their tracks. The situation where bandits operate unchallenged for 3 to 4 hrs will no longer be possible. Any major mass movement in the forests will be detected by satellite and ground forces will be mobilised instantly.

“This will cost money. I have done some rough estimates. $1 Billion will get this project under way and our citizens and children can all sleep with their eyes closed.

“I have written this not to seek any attention or create arguments. People do not have to agree with what I have proposed.

“If I am the Nigerian President this will be my brief to my security council. They will give their input and we will swing to action.”

2023: I’ll run for President – Doyin Okupe

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