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Northern Independent Petroleum Marketers Begin Warning Strike



DSS Gives NNPC, Marketers Ultimatum To Make Fuel Available

Worried about the non-payment of bridging claims amounting to N70 billion, the Northern Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) in nine Northern states has embarked on three days withdrawal of services at depots as a warning strike.

According to the spokesman for IPMAN in Borno State, Abdulkadir Mustapha, the non-payment is inflicting untold hardship on their members.

Mustapha told journalists in Maiduguri on Monday that this development had made them to resolve “at our meeting held in Kano state to withdraw our services at the depots for three days.”

Mustapha threatened that the failure of authorities to respond and pay all their unsettled claims would result in indefinite strike and shutting down of all filling stations.

He said: “Henceforth all products lifted must be settled or paid for within the stipulated period of 30 days as earlier agreed. Failure to do so will lead to indefinite suspension of our services in all depots and filling stations across the northern region.

READ ALSO: Marketers Warn Of Fuel Scarcity Over Non-payment Of Debt, Others

“Though, some few payments had been made which are less than five per cent of our claims but greater part of the claims has not been settled. More so, no payment has been made with with regard to this year’s claims, and a lot of the year 2019/2021 still remain unpaid.

“For years, we have been following and lobbying the management of the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) regarding our unsettled bridging claims amounting to N70 billion to no avail.

“As peace-loving association, we urge the authorities to settle or pay all the unsettled claims. We cannot be lifting fuel from far South to the North without being paid. Our decision to go for the warning strike is to draw the attention of authorities to take action, that is why we didn’t shut down our outlets to cause unnecessary hardship to the citizenry.”

READ ALSO: Petroleum Marketers Warn Fuel Price May Hit N195

He appealed to the Federal Government to intervene by prevailing on NMDPRA to pay all understanding claims to avert indefinite strike which may affect fuel distribution across the northern region.”

The nine states with the NNPC Limited depots include Borno, Adamawa, Kano, Kaduna, Benue, Plateau, Gombe, Niger and Sokoto.


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Breaking: Appeal Court Retains Adeleke As Osun Governor



BREAKING: Adeleke Freezes Osun Accounts , Reverses Appointments After Swearing In As Governor
Governor Adeleke

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has vacated the tribunal judgement that nullified the election of Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State.

The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-member panel of Justices, on Friday held that the appeal Adeleke lodged to challenge his sack by the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, was meritorious.

Aside from setting aside the judgement of the tribunal, the court, in its lead judgement that was delivered by Justice Mohammed Lawal, awarded N500, 000 cost against the All Progressive Congress, APC, and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola

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BREAKING: PDP Suspends Anyim, Fayose



Anyim and Fayose

Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose; former president of the Senate, Pius Anyim; Prof Dennis Ityavyar and Aslam Aliyu were on Thursday suspended from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

The PDP made the suspension on Thursday after an extensive review of the affairs of the party, pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017).

The PDP also referred the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, to the National Disciplinary Committee over his reported involvement in anti-party activities.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.

“The PDP urges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our party across the country to remain united and focused at this critical time,” the statement added.


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BREAKING: Ekweremadu, Wife Found Guilty Of Organ-trafficking In UK



Ekweremadu and his wife

A United Kingdom court has found former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, 60, his wife Beatrice, 56, and Dr Obinna Obeta, 50,  guilty of an organ-trafficking plot, which saw them bring a 21-year-old man to the UK

They were convicted of conspiring to exploit the man from Lagos for his kidney, reports the BBC.

Prosecutors told the Old Bailey the organ was to be removed and given to the couple’s daughter, Sonia, aged 25.

She was cleared of the same charge.

The victim, a street trader from Lagos, was brought to the UK last year to provide a kidney in an £80,000 private transplant at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

They were later arrested at the airport while trying to leave the UK.

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