Thursday, December 31, 2015


1. The Federal Government, Tuesday, announced that petrol will be sold at N86.50 per litre as from January 1, 2016. This was disclosed by the Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPRA, Farouk Ahmed.

2. Relatively, the Nigeria labour Congress, NLC, has said it will resist any attempt by the Federal Government to remove fuel subsidy. The NLC through its General Secretary, Peter Ozo-Eson, alleged attempt by the government to remove subsidy through the back door, saying, Nigerians will resist such an attempt.

3. President Muhammadu Buhari will today, host his first Media Chat ahead of the New Year. The programme which will be aired on the NTA and FRCN will see buhari answering questions from some journalists on several national issues. The chat will commence at 7.00pm.

4. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has alleged that Nigeria was going the way of Greece in its 2016 budget proposal having proposed to borrow 1.84tn in the budget. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh said the country was gradually turning to a borrowing country. He said this in an interview with journalists in Abuja.

5. Following their selflessness in the war against Boko Haram insurgents, the Civilian JTF in Borno State have been rewarded with welfare packages by the State Governor, Kashim Shettima. This was announced yesterday by the governor during a closed door meeting with the vigilante members.

6. There was confusion in Mowo 11, Olorunda LGA of Badagry, Lagos State on Tuesday after an Islamic cleric, Mallam Shehu attempted to slit his 20-year-old lover’s throat for ritual. The suspect is still at large as police is yet to commence investigation into the matter.

7. The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas, NUPENG, has threatened to stop supply of fuel to Lagos state and its environs over the debt of N224 million it is been owed by the State Government. The South West chairman of the union, Tokubo Korodo disclosed this in Lagos.

8. Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has lamented that the recent Nnewi fire disaster was a great setback to the economy of the South East. The lawmaker made this statement during a visit to the Chairman, Chicason Group, Dr, A.C. Okafor in Nnewi.

9. The suspension of Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District by the APC, Tudun Wada ward, has been upheld by the party in the State. Tanko Wusono, the State Publicity Secretary affirmed that Sani will serve 11 months suspension over anti-party activities.

10. Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, Tuesday, visited the Presidential Villa. Though it is not clear who he met at the Villa, the governor denied visiting president Buhari, disclosing that he only met with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari. He also denied mobilizing militants ahead of the coming Bayelsa election.

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